KP Connection

October 30, 2015

A Glimpse of the Week!

Things to KNOW


  • 2nd - 8th Grade QuEST to UCONN
  • 3rd - Election Day - Teacher in Service (Students - no school)
  • 4th - End of Quarter 1
  • 5th - Fundraiser Distributed
  • 6th - High School Options Fair
  • 6th - 7/8 Grades Fall Fling
  • 7th - Cross Country @ Wickham Park
  • 9th - Parent Informational Night -Common Core/SBAC @ 6:45pm


Parent/Guardian Information Night--Common Core/Smarter Balanced Assessment Focus

On the alternate months when PTO is not meeting, the KP staff would like to host an event related to a subject of interest for families. We recently mailed SBAC scores and wanted to identify if families would be interested in having more information about what those scores mean and how they are being used on Monday, November 9th from 6:45-7:45pm. However, we do not want to offer something that is not of interest. Please click here so that we can make sure we are supporting your needs.
Emails and letters have gone home regarding scheduling for November's Student Led Conferences. Please check your inboxes and/or ask your child for the conference scheduling letter.

Fun Things For Students

Fall Fling for 7th and 8th grade students

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: the Fall Fling is here! $5 will gain you entrance to an hour of fun, treats, games, a scavenger hunt and more! Click on the link for more information: Parents/Guardians: If you are willing to make a donation of snacks or water, please email Sarah Wexler or Katherine Pearson. Thank you in advance.

Late buses will be available.

MLK Day Poster Contest

The University of Connecticut Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee, is inviting students to participate in the 2015 MLK Day Poster Contest. The deadline for both submissions is December 14, 2015. KP would be happy to submit the poster entries on behalf of families if needed. Please see information below.



Believe it or not, high school is right around the corner! You will soon receive information regarding the transition process to Hall High School. However, if your child is considering other options than Hall High School, it is important to start exploring these options now.

Please click on the attached link for more information:

Veterans Day at KP

School is in session on November 11. King Philip students and faculty will honor our veterans at our Recognition of America's Veterans ceremony beginning at 8:00AM in front of the KP flagpole. Please click on the link for more information:

During the day, in honor of their service to our country and its citizens, KP students will participate in service projects throughout the day. Each team has adopted a project/projects of interest and will communicate with families about what they are doing along with any supports needed. Thank you for supporting our focus on citizenship.

There is still time to donate to Allie's Mitzvah Movies

CollectingG, PG, or PG-13 movies to support a KP student's desire to assist Kid Flicks, a non-profit organization created by four sisters in California. Please place your movies and monetary donations (checks made out to Kid Flicks) in the box in the main office labeled “Allie’s Mitzvah Movies”. Collections will be delivered every Thursday through November 5th.

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Cafeteria Lunch Menu for November

Parent/Guardian PTO NEWS

The Next PTO Meeting is Monday, November 29th.

There will be a student showcase on how they are using Google Applications

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Information Session:

Come and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of West Hartford children by

expanding your parental toolbox to include leadership and advocacy skills. The Parent

Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) trains, inspires and empowers parents to become

effective advocates for children. To learn more about this dynamic program, please join us for an information session on Friday, November 13th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the

Family Resource Center at Charter Oak International Academy. Call 860-929-5575 to RSVP.

Children are welcome and refreshments will be served.

West Hartford Special Education PTO November & December 2015 Event Calendar

Click on the link: for more information.

3rd Annual Tailgate Celebrating High School Athletes - 2015

West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium

Saturday November 14th 2015 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$50 per person ($20 for head coaches)

We hope you can join us! We are limited to 240 guests so please sign-up now.

You can read more about it and purchase tickets at:

or mail a check, payable to “War-Chief Sports Council” to the address below:

War-Chief Sports Council

P.O. Box 270574

West Hartford, CT 06127-0574

Did you miss the PTO meeting? Here are the PTO Minutes 10-5-2015

Click on the link: for the minutes to the last PTO meeting.

Smarter Balanced Parent/Guardian Guides

Please click here for Smarter Balanced Parent/Guardian Guides available in English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Creole, and Arabic. These resources support your understanding of what your children should learn and be able to do this year, and helpful suggestions for supporting children’s learning at home.
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Signups close November 5th

Shop for our School

Get those grocery store gift card order forms back to the office ASAP, Big Y gives back 6% to KP for the cards we purchase during October. If you buy groceries (who doesn't?) this is the easiest way make money for your PTO. Click below

What's there to do? Check out these community happenings!

Meet author and West Hartford native Katie Hurley as she discusses her new book, The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World."

Tuesday, November 3, 7:00pm at the Mandell JCC

Free and open to the community. Book available for purchase. Click here for more information.

MIND YOUR SPORTS - November 10, 7PM at Kingswood Oxford School:

Moderated by FOX CT Emmy Award winning journalist Jim Altman, Growing Great Schools brings you an evening with Sports Psychologist Dr. Mara Smith and nationally recognized leader in Sports Sampling and Physical Literacy, Steve Boyle of King Philip, Hall High and 2-4-1 Sports. The duo will discuss the mental aspect of sports, dealing with anxiety, competition, and balance. This event is essential for athletes, parents, and coaches of all levels. Visit: for more info and to REGISTER.

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