December 4, 2019
Picture Retake Day will now be on Wednesday, December 11 (8:30am - 10:30am)
December 5 -
Parent Dialogue - 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Chess Club 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
December 6- Unified Theater Performance @ 6:00 pm (Auditorium)
December 9 -8th Grade Winter Concert 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
December 10 - Human Rights Day
Parent Dialogue - 7:15-8:00 am in H & M Center
6th Grade Field Trip - Hartford Stage- Christmas Carol
Staff Meeting (No late buses)
December 11 - Picture Retake Day (8:30 am to 10:30 am)
December 12 - Quarter 2- Mid-point
- 7th Grade Winter Concert * See Important note for 7th Grade parents below 7 - 8:30pm
- PJ Day for the Kids - Donate and Wear Pajamas to school
6th Winter Concert 7pm - 8:30pm
December 17 -
10 Days before Winter Break Surprise - KP Families bring in breakfast for our staff
December 18 - Rotation 2 Ends
December 19 - Parent Dialogue 2pm-2:50pm
No late buses today
December 23 - January 1 - No School
Enjoy your Winter Break!
Attention 7th Grade Parents/Caregivers
*You are invited to a Parent/Caregiver check-in before the 7th-grade concert on Thursday, December 12th, from 6:00 to 6:20 in the KP auditorium. During this check-in, we will talk about how you can support your 7th grade student academically and emotionally through the second half of the school year. We look forward to seeing whoever can make it!
Lead Learner Letter
Despite starting with some early season winter weather, we have had another great week! December is always a busy month with a lot of wonderful things on our calendar. Next week begins our concert season, with the 7th-grade and 8th-grade winter concerts on Monday and Thursday, and the 6th-grade concert the following Monday. We always love seeing students and families socializing as part of our school events. Next Friday, December 13th is our annual PJ's for the Kids fundraiser where the whole school wears pajamas in solidarity with the brave children in CT who are in treatment for cancer and serious illnesses at CCMC. Last year our school raised over $1,400 to support this cause.
I am so proud that a few of our teams and our support staff have adopted families from the KP and West Hartford Community. Thank you for what you are doing as well to help these families have a wonderful holiday.
On Monday we will be 10 days away from Winter Break. The time is flying, Thursday, the 12th, marks the midpoint for the second quarter. The Unified Arts rotation ends on December 18th. Please check-in with your child about their progress. Ask your child about how they are progressing on the goals they discussed at the student-led conference. Encourage your child to set up time with their teacher if they have questions or concerns about past or upcoming assignments.
Have a great upcoming weekend!
Lost and Found
Light Up the World with Kindness
PJ Day for the Kids
PJ Day for the Kids is an opportunity for students and business partners across the state to show support for patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over the last 7 years, participants have worn PJ’s in honor of children at the hospital who must wear their PJ’s for extended periods of time while fighting cancer or other serious illnesses.
This year, KP will participate in PJ Day for the Kids on Friday, December 13. Bring in a $1 or more donation to your MA teacher and wear your PJs for the day in support of the brave children at CCMC.
November & December 2019 Intramurals
Please click for our full list of clubs for the 19-20 school year.
Parent/Caregiver Book Chat -- February
I'm hoping you will join us for our next KP Reads - Parent/Caregiver Book Chat on Phyllis Fagell's book Middle School Matters. Check out the following resources to get a flavor.
Parent/Caregiver Engagement Opportunities
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS
Holiday Gift for Teachers
"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."