KP Connection

September 19, 2014

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The KP Community Art Project Revealed--You do not want to miss it!

What can over 1000 bottles create? A work of art. Be sure to visit it tomorrow at EnvisionFest. There will be tons to do as well!

We're in the news! King Philip Middle School students create art for Envisionfest Hartford 2014 ---Please go see it!

I want to thank Jackie Mandyck and Sue Gellerman for providing KP with this opportunity and art teacher Megan Cassidy for all of her hard work in coordinating this project with KP Staff and Students.


Monday is the 6th Grade Open House

We are looking forward to meeting you at this year's Open House night on Monday. We know that you will walk away excited about our passionate and caring staff. This year we are going to get you into classrooms right away. I'm including my principal's address in a video below. However, I'll also be available along with the administrative staff during the scheduled lunch wave periods. Please be sure to ask your children for a copy of the schedule they completed in Morning Advisory.
Open House 2014 Principal's Message

KP Intramural Program Starts on Monday. At least 10 students are required to run a program.

Please Support our School Fundraiser

Our school has one fundraiser dedicated to supporting our students. Please help us to continue to fund the great things happening at KP. Below were how some of our funds supported students last year.

  • $4,595 - $15 per each 8th grader for the end of year celebration
  • $100 - National Geographic competition registration
  • $1,000 - Unified Theater
  • $100 - UN Club
  • $359- 60 wireless mice for Chrome books
  • $150- Mock Trial
  • $60 KP Universal
  • $200 Knitting Club
  • $100 International Night

Parents/Guardians/supporters may order with the paper order form or on line, here is the directions on the bottom of their letter to do it online: , click register a child

our school id is 1700781

Verify your school name

Enter your student ID, on bottom of paper order form sent home (not the school/state id)

Enter all required info, you will also create your personal password at this time

7th and 8th Grade Feedback Needed

We want to hear your feedback about your experience at this year's 7th and 8th Grade Open House. Your feedback will aid in evaluating our efforts this year and help our planning for next year. I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to share your comments. We will close the survey on Wednesday, September 24th. Please click here for the survey.

From the Nurses Office


Regular school attendance is necessary for optimal learning. However, a mere presence at school does not ensure effective learning. A child must be feeling well in order to maximize the learning experience. In addition, a child who is sick and comes to school may spread the illness to other students and staff. It is recommended that a child remain home if any of the following conditions are present:

1. Fever: Temperature of 100 degrees or higher. The child can return to school after he/she is fever-free for 24 hours, without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin (Ibuprofen).

2. Vomiting/diarrhea: A child with vomiting and/or diarrhea should stay home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

3. Antibiotics: If your child has a contagious illness that requires antibiotics, he/she must be on the medication for 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.

Upcoming Events/Activities

September 19th

Improv Rehearsal

September 22nd

6th grade Open House 6:30pm

September 24th

Rosh Hashanah (begins @ sunset)

September 25th

Rosh Hashanah (schools closed, offices open)

September 26th

Rosh Hashanah (ends@sunset)

October 6th

First PTO meeting of the year will be on Monday October 6th at 7:00pm KP Commons


News from the KP PTO

The PTO hopes the entire KP community is off to a great start to the new school year! This is just a reminder to complete the PTO forms in your first day packet and send them into the school as soon as possible. You can be “Guilt Free”, purchase Spirit Wear or purchase Big Y or Stop and Shop Gift cards all to support KP PTO!

Don’t forget to pay your dues! The PTO dues payments need to be submitted by Monday, September 8th. With your dues payment you will receive a KP “Connections” school directory.

Need replacement forms or more information on the PTO?? Just visit the PTO page on the KP website at

Upcoming Events:

Our first PTO meeting of the year will be on Monday October 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the KP Commons so please mark your calendars and join us.

Two more options to atttend Parent/Guardian Workshop: Successful Students in Middle School How Parents Can Help

Volunteer Opportunities at KP

We are steadily looking to provide opportunities for our parents/guardians to participate in the KP Community. From time to time, we will post opportunities to engage adults in our community, and we encourage you to contact the key person when you are interested.

Veteran's Day Coordinator(s)

We are looking for 1-2 parents/guardians who are willing to serve as the coordinator(s) of our annual Veteran's Day Program. If you love working with staff and students, are organized, and have a heart for honoring those who have served please reach out to Joy Wright at or at 860-233-8230.


The West Hartford Relay is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th!

Registration is open and it is time to start putting teams together. It’s fun for all ages and promotes a healthy lifestyle while raising money for West Hartford Public Schools Health and Physical Education Department!! Grab some friends and sign up for the 3rd Annual West Hartford Relay! This event will include the 20-mile Relay and a Kids’ Relay. The course starts and ends at West Hartford Town Hall on Main Street.

Check out all the details and register online today at

Also check out information on Growing Great Schools (GGS) GGS is a community-based effort headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut with a mission is to create healthier schools by connecting food, culture, health, and the environment. The vision of Growing Great Schools is to empower students to become active participants in their nutritional and physical health, while caring for the planet.