KP Connection

May 20, 2016

Things to KNOW

MAY

  • 5/23 - Art Show Reception - KP Auditorium Foyer - 6 to 7pm
  • 5/23 - Select Ensemble Concert - 7pm
  • 5/26 - 6th Grade - Art Muralist @ KP
  • 5/26 - KP Singers Pot Luck Dinner - 6 to 8pm
  • 5/27 - KP Bookfair begins
  • 6/1 - Final PTO Meeting of the Year -- Election of Officers 7pm

Lead Learner Highlights

We have had another full week of learning and fun. Seventh and sixth grade students demonstrated their musical genius during our concerts, eighth grade students toured Boston and enjoyed time at the Boston Science Museum, and sixth grade students enjoyed a surprise author visit from Linda Mullaly Hunt to talk about her novel Fish in a Tree and the writing process. As the year winds to a close, please be sure to check your emails for information about the end of the year plans for your child's team. As we prepare to finish the school year, we will have locker clean out opportunities for students and are in the midst of collecting missing books and other obligations. Please assist us with these efforts by reminding your child to bring items home and return school items as soon as possible.

8th Grade Promotion News


To parents/guardians of 8th grade students. The KP Promotion Ceremony takes place on June 6th in the Hall High School gymnasium. Your child will be given four tickets to the ceremony on the afternoon of June 6th following our rehearsal. Students need to be at Hall HS at 5:10pm and doors will open at 5:15pm and seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you to everyone who made international night a success. Click on the video below to learn more.

Dear KP Staff and Families,


I cannot believe it has already been two weeks since my favorite event of the year. This year's International Night was even more special than I could have imagined. From the food to the dancing to the music, everyone who attended the event had a part in making it successful. There are so many thank yous that it is hard to know where to begin, but here it goes....


...to the best International Night Committee anyone could ever ask for, I am forever grateful for your commitment and passion. None of this would be possibly without every one of you!

...to our amazing security guards and our wonderful custodial staff, each year, you offer your time and assistance when I know it means a longer workday for all of you!

...to those who donated (staff and families), thank you so much for your generosity!

...to the KP Ambassadors, you rock! We put you to work, and you all worked so graciously!

...to Ginza, thank you for your donation. Once again, you amazed us and we all loved your food. Please make sure to support their business in Bloomfield by taking a night off and enjoying a meal at their restaurant as they supported us!

...to all of our performers - Sixth Dimension, Rancho Folclorico and Muzak3 - in one word...INCREDIBLE!

...to the KP administration, thank you for coming to the event and supporting the idea of hosting such a large event (it's getting larger each year)!

...last, but definitely not least, to all of the KP families who attended, thank you for your generosity, your spirit, your engagement. It is such a pleasure to celebrate our diversity, but more importantly, to see all of us spend time together. You are the reasons why we do what we do!


We had close to 300 people attend the event this year. I hope it's more next year! We also got some publicity from We-Ha.com. I am including the link for all to enjoy: http://we-ha.com/west-hartfords-king-philip-middle-school-enjoys-international-night/. Have a wonderful rest of the school year!


In gratitude,


Marisa Tamayo

International Night Committee Co-Chair

King Philip Art Show


The KP Student Art Show will be in the hallways through May 30th.


There will be a meet and greet with the art staff on Monday, May 23rd from 6-7pm.


Come join us and check out the show!


Each student will have a piece of work in the show.


You may also view the show during the school day, (please sign in

at the security desk at the front of the school before viewing. Thanks)


Hope you can make a point to see your child’s talent shine!

Students in Action

Student Project Requests

Book Drive

My name is Zac Millman and for my bar-mitzvah project I am doing a book drive. I will be donating to the Bloomfield Early Learning Center. I am looking for books aged pre-school to 3rd grade. There is a box outside the front office. Please donate!
6th grade students Alden, Allie, Veronica and Zenia

Veronica are collecting recycled dance costumes and accessories for their community service project we. All donated items will be given to dance studios and other programs in need. You can find donation boxes in front of the school today through June 3rd. Thanks in advance for your support!

Parent/Caregiver Resources or Information

SAVE THE DATE - June 1, 2016

The FINAL PTO meeting of the year will be on June 1st at 7pm in the KP Commons. This is our election meeting and there is a position for YOU!

Articles/Blogs/Videos

West Hartford SEPTO News

West Hartford Special Education PTO


Invites you to join us at
Celebrate! West Hartford


Our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year is our Refreshment Sale at Celebrate! West Hartford which will be held Saturday June 4 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday June 5 from Noon to 6pm.


West Hartford SEPTO (Special Education Parent Teacher Organization) is seeking volunteers to work in two-hour shifts to help sell water and soda at our booth. To volunteer please contact Randi Leopold at (860) 874-3533 or via email at Randileopold@comcast.net.


If you can’t give your time, please consider making a donation to defray our cost of purchasing the refreshments via PayPal.


Thank you for your continued support of West Hartford Special Education PTO. We are proud to be able to provide guidance and friendship to parents navigating their way through the school system with a child receiving special education services as well as financially support programs throughout West Hartford to benefit our children.


For more information about our non-profit organization please visit our website at www.whsepto.org or like us on Facebook.

Summer Opportunities

Talcott Mountain Science Adventures 2016

Summer learning opportunities for students

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