KP Connection

March 9, 2018

Need to Know Dates

    • Friday - 3/9 - KP Cares Shelter Dinner @ Immaculate Conception - 5:45pm

    • Monday - 3/12 - Coffee with the Principal - 9:05am

    • Tuesday - 3/13 - Faculty Meeting - No late buses

    • Wednesday - 3/14 - Parent Conferences - 1:30pm dismissal

    • Thursday - 3/15 - Parent Conferences - 12:45pm dismissal

Daily Bulletin

Click here for KP's daily announcements about upcoming activities and opportunities.

Today's Safety Drill

As part of our safety plan, we conduct multiple drills throughout the year. This afternoon, we conducted an unannounced safety drill in coordination with district security staff and West Hartford Police. Thank you to students and staff for their orderly and calm response. Parents/caregivers, please let your children know that we are proud of how well our students function during drills.

Thank you for your continued partnership. As a reminder, we look forward to seeing you at our final spring conferences next Wednesday and Thursday.

Next Improv Meeting is March 12th-Co-advised by Hall Students and Mrs. O'Reilly and Mrs. Swenson

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Sweet 16 Charity Bracket

These are the charities that made the 6th Grade March Kindness "Sweet 16".

Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Johnny's Jog, World Vision, St. Baldrick's Foundation, ASPCA, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Heifer International, Girls Not Brides, Make A Wish Foundation, Feeding America, First Book, American Red Cross, Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research, Susan G. Komen Foundation, & Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Throughout the month, students will vote on their favorite charities narrowing them down to the Elite 8, Final 4, 2, and the Champion Charity. Our winning charity will receive a donation from KP. Our first round of voting begins Friday

Coin Wars

Mid-March we will hold a coin wars competition among the three 6th grade teams during lunch, asking that students bring in money to support the Champion Charity. Coins will add points to a team's tally. Dollars and checks will deduct points from a team's tally. The team with the most points at the end will receive a special surprise. All of the money collected will be donated to the Champion Charity.

Attention All Middle School Families

Save the Date!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

At King Philip Middle School

6:00-8:10pm. (Registration 6pm).

Join the KP Health and Physical Education Department for a fun and informative evening. This opportunity will allow King Philip families to be active, learn, and spend time together.

Come to explore:

1) Yoga/Mindfulness Practice

2) Sport of Pickleball

3) What students and caregivers should know about current trends and concerns about vaping.

In order to help us plan, please complete the RSVP form below by Friday, May 4th.

Click here to RSVP

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March Intramural Offerings

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Art Beat reception postponed to 3/21 4.30-6:30

The student work is currently available to view at Clubhouse and Saltbox Galleries
1-4pm, Thursday-Sunday.
Visitors are urged to call before going.

We've gathered over 200lbs of Film Plastics! Keep recycling!

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March 2018 Events

Wednesday, March 21 @ 7pm

To Medicate or Not?

Discussion and conversation with Dr. Lisa Namerow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from the Institute of Living.

LOCATION: King Philip Middle School, Media Center

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Get Involved at KP -- Start with the PTO

There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.

Parent resources

Microsoft Honors Women's History Month

This free, 2-hour DigiGirlz workshop is an engaging interactive way for young women ages 8-15 to understand more about how the opportunities computer science and coding open up for them. They will learn about woman who work in space; and find out that a successful career in Space Aeronautics and technology is within their reach. They will also get a hands on introduction to coding, creating their own project. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new role models, get inspired by the pros, and get a hands-on introduction to the world of coding. -- three dates in March. Click here for more.

Community Events

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March 25, 2018

10:30 am

Blue Back Square West Hartford

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in “Style”!

Run, Walk, Push Strollers or just Be Festive!

Bagpipers send you off and welcome you home!

Prizes for Best Irish Garb!

Face Painting/Irish Music/Irish Dancing and much more!

Silent Auction and After-Party at Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar!

Proceeds Benefit 3 Children’s Organizations

Covenant Preparatory School of Hartford


Molly Ann Tango Memorial Foundation


The Miracle League of Connecticut


Registration, Donation & Corporate Sponsorship

Johnny's Jog for Charity is inspired by the short but powerful life of Johnny Moran. Johnny was born with Wieacker Wolff Syndrome, a rare debilitating condition that affects the central and peripheral nervous systems. Johnny's spirit of strength and love rose far above his many limitations. His warm smile and positive attitude toward life affected all who came to know him. The goal of Johnny's Jog for Charity 5K is to continue to share Johnny's spirit by bringing the community together with a grand St. Patrick's Day themed 5K event benefiting 3 local non-profit children's charities.

CT Autism Speaks Walk

Greater Hartford Walk/Rentschler Field, East Hartford

Sunday, June 3rd

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Rethinking School Start Time Committee

Rethinking School Start Time Committee


New Dates: Stakeholder Surveys/Family Information Night

The Rethinking School Start Time (RSST) Committee which consists of a group of volunteer parents, students, teachers and administrators, is studying the issue of changing school start times. At the request of the Board of Education, the committee is examining the impact a change will have on all aspects of the educational program.

One important aspect of the committee’s work is to gather information from stakeholders. To that end, the committee will issue a survey for parents, teachers, and secondary school students. Originally, the committee planned to administer the surveys in February and March. The committee has secured the services of the Hanover Research Group to support the creation of a survey personalized to West Hartford’s needs. Hanover will administer the survey and work with the RSST Committee to analyze the results. The new survey window is May 1-May 15. A Family Information Night will held at 7:00 p.m. on May 3 in the auditorium at Town Hall, 50 South Main Street.

The survey and family information night are two ways for stakeholders to communicate their questions, comments and concerns about this important issue. If you prefer to use email, please direct any comments to . You are always welcome to attend a Board of Education meeting and address the Board of Education members in person during the public comment portion of the meeting.

"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"