KP Connection

May 8, 2015

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KP's Week on Twitter

Things to KNOW


  • 7th-20th KP Art Show
  • 12th - 7th Grade Concert @ 7PM with TCBY Treat to follow
  • 14th - 8th Grade Parents/Guardians Meet the Principal 8:30-9:30AM
  • 18th - 8th Grade Concert @ 7pm with TCBY Treat to follow
  • 20th - Select Ensemble Concert @ 7PM
  • 29th - KP International Night @ 6PM

KP ART SHOW MAY 7th through May 20th! Click the invite below!

Survey Time --PLEASE Share your Feedback about how we recognize students at KP

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (click here) about our Character Counts and Postcards. Your feedback will help us plan as we go into next year.
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KP, you are terrific! We raised over $2,000 last week to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake. Thanks for sending your children in with change and dollars; your contribution will really make a difference in the world.
KP students wrote teachers approximately 425 notes of appreciation this week!

We also want to thank the PTO for coordinating the generous food gifts from parents and guardians for today's breakfast.

King Philip Drive Sewer Repair/Traffic Detour

Beginning the week of May 4th, the MDC will be performing sewer rehabilitation on King Philip Drive. Please see the attached for more information and the detour routes.


8th Graders Attending Hall Next Year

  • ATTEND the MEET THE PRINCIPAL event with Hall Principal Daniel Zittoun on Thursday, May 14 from 8:30-9:30AM

8th Grade Parents - Hall PTO Opportunities

The 2015-16 Hall PTO is in need of parent volunteers who can chair these important events. Chairs are responsible for running the respective events below, but are not required to attend monthly PTO board meetings.

Teacher Appreciation Events

Chairs are needed to coordinate the Luncheon and Breakfast

  • Lunch; August 25, 2015 (day before school starts)
  • Breakfast; May 4, 2016

Chairs work with volunteers to set up, get bakers and purchase food, drinks and paper products and clean up.

Freshman Orientation Chair for August 26

Chairs needed to coordinate the set up food and refreshments for the parent/teacher and administration orientation on the morning of the first day of school.

If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing either of these important events, please send an email to

Quest Project to Rebuild Jonathan's Dream

Hello KP parents and students,

My name is Shara Reimer and I am an 8th grade Quest student at KP. This year for my Quest Project, I am studying inclusive playgrounds. Inclusive playgrounds are special playgrounds for kids with and without disabilities. As part of my project, I am raising money for Jonathan's Dream Reimagined. Jonathan's Dream Reimagined is currently trying to raise money to rebuild Jonathan's Dream, an inclusive playground in West Hartford which had to be taken down. I am having a raffle to raise money for the cause. Tickets can be purchased online at or before or after school at KP. Please consider making a donation to this wonderful organization! Thank you!

Ticket Prices- $3/ 1 ticket, $5/ 2 tickets, $10/ 5 tickets, $15/ 8 tickets, $20/ 12 tickets, $25/ 15 tickets

Prizes- You can choose which prize(s) you would like to enter to win. Prizes are separated by semicolons: Dinner & Dessert 1- Moe's gift card, Sweet Frog gift card; Dinner and Dessert 2- Posh Tomato Pizza Gift Card, Robeks Gift Card; Fashion- Charming Charlie purse, Silver Dahlia bracelet; Spa Time- Blo Gift Card, Manicure; Taekwondo- 1 month at Hwang's Martial Arts and uniform- 2 winners!; Sports- Tennis balls, water bottle, Play It Again Sports gift card; Coffee Lover's- Starbucks gift card, Starbucks coffee, mug; Beauty- Ooh La La Boutique Gift Card, manicure, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush

Please visit for more information.

6th Grade Turquoise Team Water Project

In December, the 6th grade students on the Turquoise Team at King Philip Middle School read the book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, as part of our social studies class. After reading the book, based on the true story of a Lost Boy, Salva Dut, we were inspired to take action. We brainstormed ways to help out and decided on raising money for Salva's organization called Water for South Sudan. Water for South Sudan was founded by Salva and has been digging wells to give the people of South Sudan access to clean water for the past ten years. WFSS just completed its 250th well.

We have created an online donation site, with the help of our social studies teacher, and have been collecting money through that site since December. Also, we have been collecting empty water bottles from our school cafeteria's, participated in a 6th grade basketball event to raise money, held a bake sale AND we will be sponsoring a Walk for Water later this month! Details will be coming soon! We have raised $2876 of our $6,000 goal. We're almost there!

Please consider donating to this worthy cause as we work to co-sponsor a well in South Sudan. One well could bring clean safe water to thousands and allow villages to grow into communities with markets and schools!

Our fundraising site can found by clicking on the following link:

Thank you for your consideration.


Students of the 6th Grade Turquoise Team

Student Recognition

The following students were awarded “Character Counts at KP” certificates. These students are honored for deeds which warrant praise and demonstrate that King Philip Middle School students continue to exhibit one of our positive character traits;Respectful, Responsible or Citizenship. Please join in congratulating Joy L, Narayan M, Sean L, Max R, Aaliyah D, Mika O, Tyler H, Cameron H, Jonathan L, Andrew S, Gabriella R, Rebecca M, Chase G, Maleea G, Brody M, James L, Abigail F, Lauren T, Matthew K, Rose K, Olivia D, Madeline L, Arden H, Jenna Z, Lorenzo G, Harrison M, Victoria I, Mia C, Beau W, Joshua P, Jade H, Emily C, Ean T, Charlie T, Jessica N, Samiksha P, Gavin B, Charles C, Olivia G, Ariana E, Thomas S, Sinead M, Lexi N, Avery P, Ryan V, Guntaas S, Desiree C, Caroline A, Ariel C, Samuel K, Paul C, Sydney B, Angela Z, John M, Brianna B, Chase M, Andrew S, Alanna B, Timothy S, Sierra O, Bridget A, Julia T, Zphony H, Andrew L, Eli K, Grace S, Akshatha N, Gary H, Nicolai R, Mason B, Joseph S, Ava F, Mila G, jessica B, Olivia N, Tommy H, Matthew R, Mac M, Katelyn S, Brenden M, Anastazia C, James D, Julia H, Amman B, Gideon B, Hugh W, Sophie M and Hayden M.

The following students were awarded Student of the Month:

Matthew B, Mia C, Sakusal K, Priya M, Zachary S, Zoe R, Joy L, Tyler L, Sadie M, Mica L, Caleb W, Sophia C, Alexandra S, Nathin B, Maya R, Jonathan R, Matthew T, Carol C.

Help Us Celebrate our Diversity!

International Night - Volunteers and Donations Needed!

If any parent or guardian would like to volunteer their time to help organize this event, please e-mail Marisa Tamayo ( or Johanna Kosienski ( If you are not able to volunteer your time, but would still like to help, we would be happy to accept the following donations: paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups, napkins, serving utensils, streamers, balloons, plastic tablecloths. Please deliver any donations to either Marisa Tamayo or Johannah Kosienski. Thank you in advance for everyone's support!

For the last couple of weeks, we have asked you to "save the date" for KP's International Night on Friday, May 29. The students have now received their permission slips during morning advisory. If you and your child need another copy of that permission slip. please feel free to print and sign the following attachment. On the permission slip, please make note of the country your contribution is from. All students should turn in their permission slips to their Morning Advisory teacher by Friday, May 22. Thanks and we look forward to an incredible event!


Please be aware that before the first day of your child's 7th grade school year, the following information needs to be brought to the school nurse.

1. Physical exam completed after 7/1/2013

2. Updated immunizations to include Menactra, Tdap and 2 Varicella

Thank you and if you have any questions call us.

Melissa Hawkins RN and Kathy Condon RN

office # 860-929-5260

fax # 860-929-5283

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Opportunities for Students

"The Game Never Ends: Career Opportunities in Athletics"

Date: Monday, May 18, 2015

Time: 7:00PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Hall's Robinson Gymnasium

Save the date for what promises to be an informative evening exploring the varied employment opportunities available within the field of athletics! A panel will discuss career path options. The event is open to the public and geared toward educating high school students about athletic career paths.

Click here for more information.


College Funding Progam

Dear Parents,

Funding a college education is easily one of your lifetime's biggest expenses. The last two years, our high schools have provided a program that has been well received entitled "How to Pay for College". The program has focused on building a better understanding of college funding options, the financial aid system as a whole, and communicating practical strategies to make college more affordable.

We recognize that it is highly beneficial for parents to hear this information early. Doing so allows for more years of practical application, so that the financial challenge of paying for college becomes more realistic over time. With this in mind, we invite middle and elementary school parents to join us in the Hall H.S. auditorium the evening of Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 P.M. for the "How to Pay for College" presentation. Mr. Charles Wareham will make the presentation. Mr. Wareham is a financial advisor who has specialized in college funding for more than two decades, and his firm Valark Financial Services has a major focus on college funding consulting.

We look forward to you joining us on May 13th for this informative program!

West Hartford Back to School Program

The Department of Human and Leisure Services is currently accepting applications to receive NEW school supplies! Click here for more information.

West Hartford income eligible families may apply for school supplies at

Town Hall, 50 S. Main St., in the Human Services office, Room 306

beginning in June, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 11 am and 2 pm – 4 pm.

Click here for the application.

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