KP Connection

June 9, 2017

Important note:

All outstanding obligations must be paid prior to attending any field trips. You can check PowerSchool to see if your child has an outstanding obligation.

Need to Know Dates

  • 6/10-6/11 Celebrate West Hartford

  • 6/12 -7th Grade - The Village at Boulder Ridge - 9am to 5:30pm

  • 6/12 - 8th Grade - High Meadow - 8:45am to 3:45pm

  • 6/13 - 6th Grade - JCC Swim & Tennis Club - 9:00am to 4:15pm
  • 6/13 - 8th Grade Promotion
  • 6/19 - Last Day of School


* Students with any outstanding textbook or cafeteria obligations will not be allowed to participate until their obligations are paid in full. Please contact the main office with any questions or concerns.

KP at Celebrate West Hartford

Tomorrow begins Celebrate West Hartford. This weekend-long civic event includes music, rides food, arts & crafts and more.


Our very own King Philip Middle School Jazz Band will kick off the school musical ensemble portion of the events. Come hear and support the KP Jazz Band as we perform on the Showmobile stage from 10:30-11:15AM. The stage is behind the town hall. Other middle and high school groups will be performing throughout the morning and afternoon.


If you are heading out to watch our student's musical talents stop by 8th grade Art teacher, Mrs. Rieger's booth of colorful pottery--I'm booth #31 right on the corner of the sidewalk to Town Hall and Main St.


Also, later that day and night, in Blue Back Square, The West Hartford Youth Music Showcase (WHYMS) organization will be hosting student rock bands from 12:00-9:00pm. Included in that line-up is the group Gravitonik, with current and former members of the KP music dept. (See the attached flyer)

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KP Daily Bulletin - Stay Up To Date

This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.

KP's After School Activities Calendar

Stay in the know about our clubs and activities happening during the week.

School News

Prices for LUNCH for the 17-18 school year:

Elementary: $3.00

Middle & High Schools: $3.25

Breakfast and milk prices will remain the same.


Thank you,

Tim Prosinski

Chef/Food Services Director

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main Street

West Hartford, CT 06107

O-860.561.6610


C-860.331.4059

Attention parents/caregivers of 8th graders

8th Grade Parent End of Year Activities

At – A – Glance

Promotion Ceremony

June 13, 2017

Tickets distributed to students
at rehearsal on June 13


Trip to High Meadow
June 12, 2017

Field trip permission slip and *payment due on Wednesday, May 31st


Yearbooks

Distributed during the last week of school


*There are limited scholarship funds available to assist families who find the cost of the field trip to be a hardship. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance, please contact your child’s team leader.

**If you would like to contribute a few extra dollars to the scholarship fund, please include that amount with the cost of the trip.

Parent/Caregiver Resources

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Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens which will be offered at Faxon Library, starting June 26.

Please click on the following link for more information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8VH2Eh7ZcftSm5QS0Q5UDh4VVJOVWF6dUxXdldqaXRJejRr

Community Events

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Every Family School Edition

Summer Opportunities - Click below



Below is information about a unique opportunity this June. It is a summer camp for Debate, Model United Nations and Leadership and is appropriate for high school and middle school students of all experience levels from beginner to most competitive. We also have a program for elementary-age students. We encourage you read through some of the testimonials from past campers and their parents. This summer camp is a very special and transformative experience.



CAMP DATES: WEEK 1: JUNE 12-16 WEEK 2: JUNE 19-23 WEEK 3: JUNE 26-30

AGES: 8 to 18



Westfield Academy's Debate & Model UN Summer Day Camp in June for Debaters 8-18, all levels from Beginner to Advanced

Westfield is the #1 High School Public Policy Forum Debate Team in the World!


Winners of the 2017 International Public Policy Forum Debate Competition

  • We are excited to announce that this summer, David Kimel, coach of the Yale Debate team which has been #1 in the country each of the 5 years David has coached, will be joining us. David will teach a special class for advanced debaters.

  • Our instructors and collegiate debaters and MUNers have come from colleges including: Georgetown, Harvard, Yale, N.Y.U., Bates, Wesleyan, Middlebury and UPenn.

  • Our Distinguished Speakers Program brings in Speakers who are well known in their fields. Check out past speakers here.

  • Elective choices to help each camper "Find Their Voice"

  • Within the last two years, campers have gone on to win, among many others, the International Public Policy Forum debate competition, the UPenn National Parliamentary High School debate competition, the McGill Junior Invitational High School Debate Competition, the Yale Osterweis Varsity and Novice Debate Competition and to take 1st and 2nd Varsity and 1st and 2nd Novice Speakers at Osterweis and to win numerous Best Delegate Awards in Model United Nations

  • Carpools from Southern CT


**Financial Aid and Scholarships Available - Last Year 25% of Campers Received Financial Aid

"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."