KP Student Connection
December 8, 2015
WHPS Board of Education Meeting
Sharing just a preview of a song w WHPS BOE for the
Barnes and Noble Book Fair
Our KP wrappers for the B&N Book Fair.
Students presenting technology apps to parents/guardians
Things to KNOW
- 10th - Turquoise Team to Hartford Stage - 9:15am to 1:30pm
- 10th - Mock Trial is Cancelled For Thursday the 10th
- 11th - 5th Annual PJ Day for the Kids
- 14th - 7th Grade Concert
- 15th - Topaz Team to Hartford Stage - 9:15am to 1:30pm
- 15th - Chess Program Intro Mtg - KP Library - 6:00pm
- 17th - Unified Theater Production - 7:00-8:30pm
- 18th - Unified Theater Production - 4:00-5:30pm
Whats For Lunch?
5th Annual PJ Day for the Kids - Friday, December 11th
Here are the details for participation:
- The COST to participate is $2. (Remember, this is a fundraiser)
- Appropriate attire for school/ weather. No slippers for safety please.
- Long flannel or cotton bottoms, as well as sweatpants are allowed.
- All other parts of the dress code must follow the guidelines in the handbook.
Important: The administration reserves the right to ask any student dressed inappropriately to change. It would be wise of you to bring a change of clothes if you are unsure.
In the event of an early closing, it is best for you to have a safe and secure place to go. Review the plan you have put in place with your parents/guardians that identifies where you need to go if school closes early. Take the time to write this plan in your agenda for a quick and easy reference.
Students of the Month: Thomas P, Mollie H, Brady T, Meredith W, Nora G, Brian M, Amrita S, Adam H, Ethel D, Owen B, Colin R, McKenzie M, Jack N, Mina D, Matthew C, Gabriella R, Cameron H and Alice E.
Chess Anyone? Handouts will be available in MA on THURSDAY!
Introducing: The King Philip Chess Program!
All students in grades 6 through 8 who are interested in learning to play chess are invited to participate in the introductory session, which will include a program orientation meeting for parents. Practice play and lessons from basic to beginning intermediate chess will be offered. Emphasis will be on developing basic skills and providing the opportunity for at least weekly practice play. The program will be a combination of group lessons and free play.
The program will hold an introductory session on December 15 at 6:00pm to determine students’ interest for a permanent school year-long program for 2015-2016. This would be a fee-based offering.
STUDENTS IN ACTION
Water for Sudan Project
After reading the non-fiction novel, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park in which she writes about the life of one of Sudan’s lost boys, Salva Dut, we have developed a great concern for the water crisis affecting so many on the continent of Africa. The response to this book was overwhelmingly one of concern as well as questioning how we can help.
After several days of research, we uncovered startling statistics regarding the lack of access to clean water that so many people in developing countries face. In addition to researching statistical data to support that there is most definitely a water crisis, we also researched ways in which we, a middle school in West Hartford, Connecticut, could help those most affected. We have found that “1 in 9 people around the world don't have access to clean, safe drinking water”, and we would like to doing something about it.
We would like to raise $3000 to co-sponsor the purchase of a drilling rig and the actual drilling of a well in a village in South Sudan.
Please consider helping us reach our goal by going to https://www.gofundme.com/73bztmuc and donating or by sending in cash/check (made out to KPMS- Water Challenge).
Thank you for your support!
Turquoise Team Students
Heifer's Disaster Rehabilitation Fund
Congratulations to 8th Grade Student Rose Kitz!
This past September, King Philip 8th grade student, Rose Kitz, was invited to participate in the Global Citizenship Festival in New York City. She represented Heifer International as their Youth Ambassador, chosen for her work on her Quest project last year which resulted in raising over $7,000 so far toward disaster relief in Nepal, including sending an ark full of 16 types of animals! She stood on stage alongside Queen Rania of Jordan and Salma Hayek-Pinault. What an amazing experience this has been for her.
Rose is continuing her fundraising efforts, trying to reach her goal of $10,000 to help the people of Nepal through Heifer's Disaster Rehabilitation Fund. You will find Rose with a table set up at our upcoming school concerts for grades 6 & 7. Please consider a donation to this wonderful cause. For more information, please visit her fundraising page athttps://fundraise.heifer.org/fundraise?fcid=474632.
You can also visit Rosie's Ark Facebook Page for further information and photos of her amazing day: https://www.facebook.com/Rosies-Ark-1482493028656511