KP Connection - Monday Edition

December 19, 2016

Need to Know Dates

Monday, December 19

  • All In-One Unselfie Book Mtg - 7pm

Friday, December 23 - Ugly/Festive Holiday Sweaters abound
  • Hall Concert for students - period 2
KP Daily Bulletin - Stay Up To Date

This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.

Lead Learner Highlights

KP Families, as we enter the final week before our winter break, we also enter the mid-point of the 2nd quarter. Please be sure to check Power School with your child to discuss their progress. Please identify a plan to seek help from a teacher, if needed, and any opportunities to turn in missing or late assignments. Please encourage your child to identify opportunities to complete assignments this week so that they can enjoy the break worry free.

As we end this year and look toward the next, I want to thank you for the gift of your partnership and your support of our school community in so many ways. I wish you a restful and enjoyable vacation filled with laughter, fun and unplugged family time.

Your Partner in Education,


KP Parent/Caregiver Book Club Meeting Tonight at 7pm in the Auditorium Lobby

Tonight's meeting is to discuss the book in its entirety. All are welcome to join the conversation as we uncover the ways to support our children/students becoming more empathetic to support their success.

Please see the Parent/Caregiver Discussion Guide for possible talking points (click here)

We would like to thank the anonymous donor for generously donating a VEX IQ Super Kit to our Robotics team.

Chess News!

On Sunday, December 11, the King Philip chess team participated in the 2016-17 Connecticut State Scholastic Blitz Chess Championships at Kingswood Oxford School. The team won First Place in the middle school section, and was crowned the State's Middle School Blitz Chess Team Champion.

Team members were Samuel L, 6, Caitlin S, 6, and Ethan S, 6. The team played shorthanded, without a fourth score. Nevertheless, KP opened a six point lead by the end of round three and never looked back, finishing eight points ahead of second.

Individually, Sam L won thirteen out of fourteen games, taking sole possession of first place. Sam is the 2016-17 State Middle School Blitz Champion. This is Sam's third Connecticut State Champion title and fifth state title overall. Sam was the Connecticut Elementary Blitz Champion last academic year.

Meanwhile, Ethan S finished with eight wins in fourth place, and Caitlin S finished sixth with seven wins. Caitlin was one of only three girls participating in the event.

Sam will bring the team prize to school tomorrow.

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Are you ready to have some fun as a family?

Register for our KP Bowling League this Winter. Click here to sign up.


Grade 8-9 Transition -- Mark Your Calendars

  • Elective Presentation for Students - January 9 during Learning Lab
  • High School Counselor Program of Studies Presentation - Jan. 17 Periods 1-3
  • Grade 8 Parent Orientation Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 - Hall high School
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Parent/Caregiver Resources

How to Help Kids Learn to Love Giving

Thank-You Gift Program - Foundation for the West Hartford Public Schools

The Foundation for the West Hartford Public Schools’ Teacher Thank-You Gift program is a great way to acknowledge wonderful and talented teachers. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation of $10 or more per teacher. Teachers receive a special card indicating a gift has been made in their honor. These gifts support our Teacher Grant program investing funds back in our schools for various educational programs. The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to raising money from the community to invest in our schools. For more information, visit our website at, call 860-561-8755 or email us at

Community Events

"Public Act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit"