October 6, 2017
Listing of after-school clubs, activities and school groups with meeting days and times.
Need to Know Dates
Saturday, October 7 - Park Rd Parade-- which KP Staff can you spot?
Monday, 10/9 - Columbus Day - no school/office closed
Tuesday - 10/10 - Faculty Meeting - there are no late buses
Thursday - 10/12 - School Picture Day
Monday - 10/16 - PTO Mtg - 7PM
Saturday - 10/21 - KP Color Run - 10 - 11:30AM
Lead Learner Highlights
Dear KP Families,
We've reached the first quarter mid-point. Please use this as an opportunity to connect with your child about their current progress to celebrate their wow areas, and discuss a plan of action for any struggles they may be encountering. Teachers welcome the opportunity to work with you in support of student success. Our official conference days will be November 14, 15, and 16. Conference advisors will be reaching out to you next week to schedule times for your conferences (please see your email or our website for information regarding our student-led conference format).
As you peruse this week's newsletter, please look for information our on our school goals and focus areas for the year based on last year's survey data, picture day news, a Donor's Choose opportunity, and ways to support an upcoming dance.
Please Click Below for Information on our School Goals and Focus Areas
Student & Family Opportunities
In an effort to support lifelong readers and in collaboration with the West Hartford Public Library, we are happy to announce on 10/25 staff from WH Public Library will be at King Philip to register and distribute library cards to interested 8th graders. Student's will need to complete a brief form with their name, address, phone and home email and then they will get their library card that day .
A WH Public Library card will allow them access to all the services and programs that the public library has to offer - including print / ebooks, databases, and the WH Library Minecraft server.
Is your child passionate about giving feedback? Does your have a desire to see KP succeed? Is your child the type of student to advocate for the benefit of others? If you answered yes to these questions, please encourage your child to apply!
Opportunities to Serve the KP Community
Volunteer Support Needed - KP Cares 7th and 8th Dance
We will need volunteers to bring/bake snacks (chips, cookies, cupcakes, box of candy bars/candy and plastic water and or bottles of Gatorade. Please Email Nancy_Faulkner@whps.org if you are interested in helping to make this dance a success.
Mrs. Grindle would love support to offset costs for a visiting artist that was partially funded through the West Hartford Foundation
Is your child active in community service? The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors middle level and high school students who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
The entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect, and benevolence from m the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. The office has hard copies of the books for the essays.
Buy Your Groceries and Support KP -- Click Below for our Big Y Fundraiser
There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.
West Hartford Special Education PTO September & October 2016 Events
West Hartford SEPTO (Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization) invites you to join our dynamic group, serving the needs of our community. We are a district wide PTO that focuses on special education issues for all the children in our town from Pre-K – High School, at all of our schools. Our website, www.whsepto.org, contains our calendar of events and special education resource links as well as other helpful information. We encourage parents & guardians of students with IEPs and 504 Plans to join WHSEPTO in addition to their local school’s PTO/PTA. To join West Hartford SEPTO please register online at www.whsepto.org/membership.html
Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Becoming Your Child’s Best School Advocate: Tips and Tools for Supporting Your Child with an Educational Disability
Carrie Berman, Special Education Advocate and one of the founding members of the West Hartford Special Education PTO, will share her top strategies to help parents effectively communicate with their child’s school and advocate for an appropriate education. Participants will learn tips on preparing for PPT meetings, how to foster positive relationships with teachers and how to work collaboratively as a team even when they disagree.
NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/West-Hartford-SEPTO
Follow us on Instagram at @whsepto
Worth 4 minutes to watch!
West Hartford Public Schools Mentor Program
Help us spread the word - Mentoring matters!
We are calling on all mentors to spread the word about the value of mentoring. Please take a moment to think about your own mentoring experience. Share this experience with others - your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Help us tap potential recruits by encouraging others to complete an application (attached) for the Fall New Mentor Workshop to learn more about mentoring.
Fall New Mentor Workshop
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Conard High School – Rm. 169
110 Beechwood Drive, West Hartford
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Refreshments will be served)
Guest Speaker: Dr. Susan Weinberger, President, Mentor Consulting Group
Those who are interested may sign up for the October 24 New Mentor Workshop by contacting Carol Wilkas, West Hartford Public Schools, District Mentor Coordinator, at 860-231-6009.
As always, we thank you for your continued support of the Mentor Program.
"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 www.whps.org/pa189."