KP Connection

April 29, 2016

Things to KNOW


  • 4/29 - Seussical the Musical - 7 to 8:30pm
  • 4/30 - Seussical the Musical - 2 to 3:30pm
  • 5/2 - 5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/4 - School Nurses Day
  • 5/5 - Hall Meet the Principal for 8th grade parents
  • 5/5 - 5th-6th Parents Coffee with Counselors presentation
  • 5/6 - PTO Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
  • 5/6 - International Night - 6pm
  • 5/7 - Race for the Cure - KP Cares

Do NOT Miss this AMAZING Show

Join the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, the citizens of Whoville and other beloved Seuss characters for an evening of fun and entertainment!

Tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for adults, and will be on sale in the auditorium lobby an hour before each performance.

You do NOT want to miss this! Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!!!!

International Night - Donations Needed!

On Friday, May 6, King Philip Middle School will be hosting this year's International Night to celebrate KP's cultural diversity! Last year, we had over 200 people attend this event, and this year, we hope it will be more.

We have an amazing committee of teachers helping to organize this event, but we are always more than happy to accept donations such as: paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups, napkins, serving utensils, streamers, balloons, and water. Please deliver any donations to Marisa Tamayo. Any questions, you can contact her at

Also, if your family is interested in attending the event, the deadline to return permission slips has been extended to Wednesday, May 4. Please click on the link below for the permission slip and make sure to join us!

Thank you in advance for everyone's support!

Students in Action

8th Graders in the News

Student Project Requests

Be Homeful Project

My name is Grace Furia and I am a 6th grader doing a project on homelessness for my Quest project. In addition to learning about homelessness, I am doing a community service project. The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness does many fundraisers. One of them is the Be Homeful Project and I have created a team. The link for my team page can be accessed by clicking on the link:

Please consider donating! Thanks so much!!

We Want to Get in Touch with the Best Teacher You Know

During Teacher Appreciation Week on May 2-6, the U.S. Department of Education wants to say thank you to some great teachers. Recommend a friend, a colleague, your child’s teacher, or a teacher who inspired you! Tell us about a teacher you want to highlight along with a few details about why they are great and how we can reach them. We hope to directly contact each nominee but cannot guarantee that we will be in touch during that week. We may also use this information for additional teacher highlighting purposes throughout the year.


West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO)

Friday, May 6th at 9:30am

Coffee & Conversation at Panera - Bishops Corner

The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special educations services meet for a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting.

For more information and to become a member of West Hartford Special Education PTO visit:

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Events to Attend IN THE cOMMUNITY

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The CT Breast Health Initiative Holds 13th Annual CT RACE IN THE PARK!

The CT RACE IN THE PARK takes place annually each May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in New Britain’s historic Walnut Hill Park. This year, the race will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, rain or shine! Each year, thousands gather to participate in race day festivities and events while honoring survivors, remembering loved ones, celebrating life and most importantly, raising much needed funds to advance the fight against breast cancer in Connecticut. By joining The Race, pledging your support or becoming a valuable sponsor, you help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer. 100% raised in Connecticut stays in Connecticut. Join The Race. Join the cause.

The RACE includes the male/female 5K Run at 9:15 am, 1 Mile/4K Walks at 10:15 am, 4 Kids’ Races, live music, food, kids’ games, and our famous Touch A Truck. Come join the fun!

For RACE IN THE PARK information and to register, visit:

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Help support the KP PTO by purchasing gift cards to either Big Y or Stop and Shop through the Shop4KP program! Our school receives a 5% discount on Stop and Shop cards and a 6% discount on Big Y gift cards (purchased in April). So, use the order form in the link attached and place your order by April 27th! Thank you for your support!

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