KP Connection

May 7, 2018

Need to Know Dates


    • Tuesday, 5/8- National Teacher Appreciation Day!

    • Tuesday, 5/8 - Faculty Meeting - there are no late buses

    • Wednesday, 5/9 - Bike to School Day

    • Thursday, 5/10 - Spring Into Wellness - 5:30pm

    • Friday, 5/11 - 6th Grade Bingo - 3 to 4pm

    • Friday, 5/11 - Great East Select Ensemble to Six Flags - 8am to 8pm

    • Friday, 5/11 - My Sisters Place Community Service (Select Students) - 5 to 7pm

Daily Bulletin

Click here for KP's daily announcements about upcoming activities and opportunities.

Announcements!

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National Teacher Appreciation Week

It's time to recognize our amazing teachers and staff for the work they do during National Teacher Appreciation Week. We hope you will show some gratitude!


Click below to download and print your own note to send it.

Here is the video challenge to students.

8th Graders - End of Year Important Dates

Tuesday, June 12 - Awards Assembly (by invitation)

Friday, June 15 - 8th Grade Dance - 7 to 9pm

Monday, June 18 - Promotion Ceremony - Hall HS Gymnasium - 5:30pm (4 tickets per family will be given to students on this day)

Tuesday, June 19 - Trip to High Meadow - 8:15am to 2:45pm

Congratulate Your Musician

The KP PTO will be selling Music Notes before the 8th Grade Concert on Monday, May 7. You may purchase a Music Note for $1.00 and it will be delivered to your child that night at the concert. The KP PTO will also be selling lemonade and cookies for $1 each in the large cafeteria after the concert. Nut-free options will be available.

Staff and Student KUDOS

Platinum winner on Le Grand Concours

Congratulations are in order for Sophia Cornicello, an 8th grade French student at KP in Nancy Barlow's class. Sophia is a Platinum winner on Le Grand Concours (National French Contest). This means she earned the top score in the nation in her level/division. She will receive a platinum medal and a plaque, as well Nancy will receive a plaque as her teacher.

Student Opportunities!

Attention All Middle School Families


Save the Date!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

At King Philip Middle School

6:00-8:10pm. (Registration 6pm).

Join the KP Health and Physical Education Department for a fun and informative evening. This opportunity will allow King Philip families to be active, learn, and spend time together.

Come to explore:

1) Yoga/Mindfulness Practice

2) Sport of Pickleball

3) What students and caregivers should know about current trends and concerns about vaping.

In order to help us plan, please complete the RSVP form below by Friday, May 4th.

Parent Information

2018-2019 Student Placement Input for rising 6th and 7th graders

You may use the fillable form here , write a letter submitted to the main office (in a sealed envelope) or you can email your request to your child’s counselor or me at Joy_Wright@whps.org . Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teams or teachers. We are requesting all feedback by May 18, 2018

Get Involved at KP -- Start with the PTO

There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.

Community Events

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Rethinking School Start Time Committee

Rethinking School Start Time Committee

UPDATE

New Dates: Stakeholder Surveys/Family Information Night


The Rethinking School Start Time (RSST) Committee which consists of a group of volunteer parents, students, teachers and administrators, is studying the issue of changing school start times. At the request of the Board of Education, the committee is examining the impact a change will have on all aspects of the educational program.

One important aspect of the committee’s work is to gather information from stakeholders. To that end, the committee will issue a survey for parents, teachers, and secondary school students. Originally, the committee planned to administer the surveys in February and March. The committee has secured the services of the Hanover Research Group to support the creation of a survey personalized to West Hartford’s needs. Hanover will administer the survey and work with the RSST Committee to analyze the results. The new survey window is May 1-May 15. A Family Information Night will held at 7:00 p.m. on May 3 in the auditorium at Town Hall, 50 South Main Street.

The survey and family information night are two ways for stakeholders to communicate their questions, comments and concerns about this important issue. If you prefer to use email, please direct any comments to RSST@whps.org . You are always welcome to attend a Board of Education meeting and address the Board of Education members in person during the public comment portion of the meeting.

"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."