KP Connection

November 14, 2014

Upcoming Events/Activities

November 18th
Book Study Discussion --7:00pm in the Libary Chapters 1-4 of It's Complicated

November 20th
School Counseling Night 6:45 pm large cafe


School Wide Homework Club--Starting November 17th

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are writing this letter to welcome and encourage your child to participate in the Homework Club.

The Homework Club is available to all students at King Philip Middle School and is a great opportunity to work on homework with the support of a certified instructor. It is our goal to help your child improve on his or her academics, homework completion and to assist those students who need assistance to make up work after being absent.

Students are welcome to attend whenever they deem it helpful. Students may also be invited to attend the Homework Center by their teachers. We do ask that students come with assignments to complete and are prepared to work for the entire time of Homework Club. Students will have access to the late busses.

The club will meet on most Mondays and Thursdays from 2:55 - 4:00 PM beginning November 17th.

There will be an instructor to supervise and to support the students in their assignments each afternoon.

We hope that your child will take advantage of this program.

After School Club Offering --ODESSEY OF THE MIND --Information Meeting!

There will be an information session for Odyssey of the Mind on Tuesday, December 2nd from 3:00-4:00pm. If your child is interested, please encourage him or her to attend.

What is it?
is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then have the opportunity to bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.


Please Support our 1st Social Event for 7th and 8th Grade Students - Gaming Festival - Volunteers Needed

On Thursday November 20th from 3-4pm KP will be hosting a Gaming Festival. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend. Video game systems will be set up and projected onto big screens for students to enjoy! Kids will be able to take turns playing their favorite video games and can enjoy snacks and music.

We are looking for chaperons to help with this event, parents to make or donate snacks and for video game consoles that we can borrow for the evening.

Please email if you are interested in helping in any way.

We hope you'll join our KP Parent/Guardian Fall Book Study --Tuesday, November 18th

Our first discussion will focus on chapters 1-4 and the second session will focus on chapters 5-8. The book study will be in held in the Library at 7pm on Tuesday, November 18th and on Thursday, December 11th in the Library at 7pm.

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 @ or 860-233-8230.

School Counseling Parent Night - Nov. 20

Please join King Philip Middle School's school counselors as they share information about their program and what they do at KP. The program will also feature​ helpful tips and resources to parents to best support their student's success in middle school, as well as information related to one of the most pressing issues of today's world, responsibility when using social media. We look forward to seeing all parents there!

Date: Thursday, Nov. 20

​Time: 6:45 pm - Refreshments​/Desserts

7:00-8:15 pm - Program

Where: Large cafeteria

King Philip Middle School

News from the KP PTO

Our Book Fair Needs You

Greetings Families of KP!

One of our biggest fundraisers of the year....The Barnes and Noble Bookfair and Shopping Day is coming up on December is right around the corner and we need your help! This year Katie Russo and Annie Keith are working with Barnes & Noble and KP Teams to have some new features to make it a robust event!

That said, we need more help than ever....that is where you come in. We need the most help from 4-9 p.m., but can use help all day. Please email us at Include your name, phone and email.... along with your availability for the day of December 10th.

Your support and volunteer time are greatly appreciated.


Annie Keith and Katie Russo

Event Chairs – King Philip Barnes & Noble Shopping Event


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!

Did you order some FUN PASTA to support KP PTO?

There are endless varieties of pasta shapes to choose from including Thanksgiving, other upcoming holidays, sports and many others. Follow the link and order yours today. It’s shipped directly to you in 3-5 days!

Simply click on the link below and get starting with shopping for FUN PASTA!!


Please support 3 KP students who haves moved into action to help our area senior citizens & enjoy a great dinner too

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Great by 8 and the Bridge Family Center, two FREE upcoming workshops

Great By 8 and the Bridge present two free upcoming parent & childcare provider workshops for the West Hartford community! You can register for one or both.

Wednesday, November 19th at Saint Brigid School for “Adventures in Mindfulness for Parents and Childcare Providers” from 6:00 to 7:30 pm with presenter Ann Sullivan, M.S. Learn proven techniques to help you and your child become more mindful of your thoughts and actions – and ease stress for all. Dinner provided, childcare by reservation, and door prizes! Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 18th to

Monday, December 1st (snow date December 3rd) at Elmwood Community Center for “Building Meaningful Relationships with Teachers” from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. An important key to your child’s success is the parent-teacher relationship. Come join us for an evening of information and humor with presenter Beth Bye, long-time early childhood educator, as she helps build parental self-awareness and provides practical advice for strengthening your relationship with your child’s teachers. Dinner provided and childcare by reservation! Please RSVP by Sunday, November 30th

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Information Session:

Come and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of West Hartford children by

expanding your parental toolbox to include leadership and advocacy skills. The Parent

Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) trains, inspires and empowers parents to become

effective advocates for children. To learn more about this dynamic program, please join us on Friday, November 21st from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Charter Oak's Family Resource Center.

Call 860-233-4701 to RSVP. Kids are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Student Contests

To foster the understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 8th national essay contest. The Essay Contest is open to Middle and High School students. The entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP (available online for free at If you want to receive a copy, please contact us using the information below.

  • CPSC has just announced a new carbon monoxide poster contest for middle school students. The contest started on Monday, July 14 and goes through February 2015. Finalists get $500 each and the grand prize winner gets an additional $1,000.