May 8, 2015
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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
King Philip Drive Sewer Repair/Traffic Detour
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.gofundme.com/tbh24g 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 http://www.gofundme.com/tbh24g 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: http://www.gofundme.com/kj9zgg
Thank you for your consideration.
Students of the 6th Grade Turquoise Team
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!
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!
*ATTENTION 6th GRADE PARENTS
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.
College Funding Progam
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.