KP Connection

September 25, 2015

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What's In Here?

This school newsletter highlights school wide events and happenings. At the end of the newsletter are resources that may be of interest to you (articles, videos or websites of interest).

Things to KNOW


  • 28th - Diamond Team to Winding Trails
  • 28th - 7th/8th Grade Open House - 6:30pm (Tour the KP Showcase at 6pm)

  • 1st - Emerald Team to Riverfront Recapture
  • 3rd - Cross Country Meet at Rockville High School & Park Road Parade - 10:30am

  • 5th - PTO Meeting - 7:00pm

Welcome Eleanor Riker to the Opal Team and the KP Community!

I am a 2002 graduate of CCSU (B.S.Ed. in Spanish) and a 2008 graduate of CCSU with a M.S. in Remedial Reading and Language Arts. I have studied in Puerto Rico and Cuba. I have been teaching for 14 years now, mostly middle school. I am an avid tennis fan, an expert Ikea furniture builder, and an aspiring gardener. I have two sons, Harrison and Nolan. I play the oboe in the Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble and love to sing and play the piano as well.
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Safety First

Attention all parents of students who walk to KP:

Please encourage your child to be safe and responsible when walking to school by using the crosswalk. We have received reports from drivers of unsafe behaviors that include crossing in the middle of the road right in front of cars, which creates an unsafe situation for the pedestrian and the driver. Thank you for encouraging students to be responsible.

Drama Improv Workshop

Do you have a sense of humor?

Do you like to use your imagination?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly without a net?

If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions


Improv workshop is the thing for you!

All Grades Welcome!!

**Rehearsals - Tuesdays 3-4pm 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27

Friday 11/3 Dress Rehearsal and show date.

Parent/Guardian NEWS

Get those grocery store gift card order forms back to the office ASAP, Big Y gives back 6% to KP for the cards we purchase during October. If you buy groceries (who doesn't?) this is the easiest way make money for your PTO. Click below

Vacant Seat Program – Application Start date is Monday, October 5, 2015

The West Hartford Public Schools vacant seat program utilizes available space on school buses. This program allows students to ride buses, where space is available, who under the West Hartford Public Schools Transportation policy are not eligible for transportation. No additional bus stops are added to the routes for this program.

Interested parents should contact the West Hartford Public Schools Transportation Office at (860)561-6647 for additional information on or after October 5th. Requests are taken in this office by telephone on a first come, first served basis starting at 8:00 am.

The Bridge Center is hosting a community event on Oct. 1st pertinent to ALL families: Safeguarding Our Youth West Hartford Families: Share ideas about empowering youth (click below for more information)

This play may help parents/guardians understand the issues facing our teens and how to help

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West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO) News

The Greater Hartford Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is hosting its Annual Project Alpha Symposium. The event takes place on Saturday,October 24, 2015 at Manchester Community College, 60 Bidwell Street, Manchester, CT 06045 from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. The free symposium is co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter and Manchester Community College.

The free symposium targets 40 male middle and high school students from the Greater Hartford area and covers Male Health, Sexual Responsibility, Domestic Violence, Career and College Goal Setting and a Business Tie Tying Workshop. The symposium also includes attached link

Digital Citizenship Summit at Saint Joseph's University

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015: All-day national conference focused on digital citizenship! Digital citizenship is the safe, savvy, and ethical use of technology. We have a broad range of topics focused on areas such as online reputation, empathy online, and proper social media use.

WHO: For the public!


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