KP Connection

December 5, 2014

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Upcoming Events/Activities

December 8th

  • KP Homework Club 2:55-4:00pm
  • 8th Grade Concert 7:00 to 8:30pm --Auditorium

December 10th

December 11th

  • KP Homework Club 2:55-4:00pm
  • Final Book Discussion on It's Complicated: The Socially Networked Lives of Teens The book study is held in the Library at 7:00pm
  • The Hour of Code 3:00-4:00pm

December 15th

  • 7th Grade Concert 7:00 to 8:30pm --Auditorium

December 18th

  • Unified Theater Performance --Smile! You're On Camera--at 3:30pm--Auditorium

December 19th

  • Unified Theater Performance --Smile! You're On Camera--at 7:00pm--Auditorium


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10am – 9pm Barnes & Noble, Blue Back Square

Shop all day and a percentage of your purchases will benefit King Philip! Nook sales count as well as Café items.

Remember to bring your voucher (click here) ~ or mention that you are from KP ~ at checkout.

Enjoy performances by the following Select Ensemble Groups:

  • 6th Dimension performs at 6:00pm
  • KP Singers perform at 6:30pm
  • Beaux Strings or Quartet perform at 7:00pm

  • Meet the new KP Administrators ~ 6:00–8:30pm
  • Meet local authors Lynda Mullaly Hunt and KP’s own Cindy Rodriguez
  • There may even be guest poets from KP

Unable to attend or want to encourage others to participate?

Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online between 12/10/14 to 12/16/14.

Enter Bookfair ID# 11443314 at checkout.

The Hour of Code is Coming to KP

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science, and next week KP will join this global event. On Thursday Dec 11th from 3:00-4:00pm students will have the opportunity to join this fun online event.

If the 60 second teaser below has your attention, go deeper with the videos below.

The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE

Giving to those in need!

On behalf of the KP Staff, I want to thank those of you who provide scholarship support by giving extra or covering the entire cost (sometimes more) of a field trip for another student. As you know, this season of giving affords us with the opportunity to not only give to our loved ones, but to also provide for those in need. KP is continuing to give back this season in the following ways.

  • Teams are Adopting 9 Families through WH Human and Leisure Services
  • A student is making sure children in DCF foster care have a happy holiday by selling bracelets and holding a silent auction for art pieces (thank you to our creative staff members) --Available at the 8th grade concert

If you'd like to support these efforts or give to our KP CARES fund to provide support for our needy families during this time and throughout the year please send a donation to the main office.

Unified Theater Production

Please join us for this year's Unified Theater production! Our theme this year is Smile! You're On Camera. Please join us on December 18th at 3:30pm, or on December 19th at 7:00pm in the auditorium of King Philip Middle School. Through student led leadership, U.T. has been working since October to bring you a show filled with T.V. memories, and fun. Unified Theater aims to create a welcoming, inclusive environment that combines every person's unique abilities into a production of short skits. We hope, that in this season of hustle and bustle, that you will find yourself at one of our productions (Dec 18 or 19th). Tickets are free, but donations are greatly appreciated and go back into our program for future events. Hope to see you there!

Math Resource

At Monday's PTO meeting, our math teachers presented on the changes to the math curriculum due to the implementation of the Common Core math.

We are including this handout with helpful information regarding:

  • Why math is different in the Common Core
  • Key shifts called for by the Common Core
  • Helpful resources to support your child's success

If you have additional questions, please contact your child's math teacher.


We hope you'll join our KP Parent/Guardian Fall Book Study --2nd Session on Thursday, December 11th

Our second session will focus on chapters 5-8. The book study will be held in the Library at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 11th.

You can purchase the book at all major bookstores or download it as a pdf document from her website here by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. If you do not read the book, you are still invited to join us and participate in the discussions. Your valued input is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Wright at or 860-233-8230.

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News from the KP PTO

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Shop 4 KP

It’s not too late to order your Big Y or Stop n Shop gift cards to use when you grocery shop.

Support King Philip by purchasing grocery store gift cards for your upcoming holiday shopping. Print this order form and send the completed form and payment in to school today!


In light of the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and protests around the country, here are some resources to help teachers and parents facilitate those conversations:


The Power of a coach

'E:60' - Catching Kayla