Parents Association Events & Fundraisers

Parents Association events offer the opportunity to get to know other Durham Academy families, and many serve as fundraisers for the school. Click the links below to learn more about upcoming activities.

All-School Picnic: Oct. 21, 2018

This fun event is an opportunity for families and faculty to gather for a relaxed afternoon of music, games and picnicking. This year's event is set for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. Learn more.

Fall Gifts and Wraps Fundraiser: Fall 2018

Durham Academy's Fall Gifts & Wraps Fundraiser offers parents a simple way to support the school and purchase high-quality gift wrap and gifts at the same time! Learn more.

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run: Nov. 18, 2018

Hundreds of students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni trot, gallop or power-walk in the Turkey Trot each year, and we hope you'll join us for this annual event! The ninth-annual Turkey Trot is set for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Learn more.

DA Night at the Hurricanes: Jan. 11, 2019

Join with Durham Academy families for a fun-filled night of hockey at PNC Arena! Learn more.

Benefit Auction: April 6, 2019

The benefit auction is Parents Council's signature fundraising event. A gala is held every other year, with the fundraiser being online-only in even years. The 2019 event will take the form of a gala on Saturday, April 6. Learn more. 

Used Book Sale: April 25–27, 2019

This is a wonderful community event celebrating a love of reading — both for the DA family and for the larger Durham community. Learn more.

DA Night at the Durham Bulls: Spring 2019

Join DA families for a fun-filled spring evening at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park! Learn more.

Dine Out for DA: Various Dates

Take a break from the kitchen and support DA at the same time at these fundraising events held throughout the year! Learn more.

Affinity Programs

We have established affinity programs with several local and online stores. Every time you use your card or scrip, Durham Academy will receive a percentage back, and there is no additional cost to you! Learn more.

Box Tops for Education

Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education! These are found on many products that are likely already in your homes, such as Kleenex, Annie's brand foods, and Hefty products. Learn more.


CavClassifieds is an electronic advertising service provided by the DA Parents Association through which goods or services are advertised. Learn more.

Parents Council Calendar

  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriFeb22 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
    • ThuFeb28 Parents Council Nominations Close
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
    • WedApr24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • May 2019
    • WedMay22 Parents Council Luncheon and Meeting Brumley Performing Arts Building (Lower School)
    • FriMay24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
Parents Association News
It is that time of year again! Durham Academy's Parents Council, the governing body of the DA Parents Association, is laying the groundwork for the 2019–2020 year and is calling for nominations for our executive committee and division representative positions.
Box Tops for Education are found on many products that are likely already in your homes, such as Kleenex, Ziploc, Nature Valley, Annie's brand foods, and Hefty products.
Join us for our first Dine for DA event of 2019 at City Barbeque on Thursday, Feb. 21! In addition to being a fun community event, 25 percent of all purchases made by DA community members will come back to DA Parents Association.
The Used Book Sale collection efforts are off to a terrific start, with thousands of books donated already. Many of these books are particularly appropriate for Preschool readers, so the Used Book Sale committee will once again host a Preschool Mini Used Book Sale on Friday, Nov. 30.
Durham Academy's Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run has drawn an enthusiastic crowd of runners, walkers and cheering family members since its inception in 2010, and the ninth annual Turkey Trot promises to be better than ever. The 5K race is now an official US Track and Field 5K, and the Parents Association event — held on a Saturday morning in previous years — has moved to 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upper School and will include food trucks and lots of activities for children.
Are you planning to do any holiday shopping via Amazon or purchasing Thanksgiving ingredients at Weaver Street Market? Thanks to affinity programs established by Durham Academy Parents Association with these and other retailers, your shopping can reap rewards for DA!
The next Dine for DA event is set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Piper's Deli. Stop by for lunch, enjoy a snack after school, or gather for dinner with other DA families!
Parents, please join us as we sort the generous donations of books that continue to stream in for Durham Academy's Used Book Sale.
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