KP Connection

May 1, 2015

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KP's Week on Twitter

Legally Blond Jr. is Playing this weekend 7pm tonight and 1pm on Sat. Check out the promotional video below.

Things to KNOW

April 30th-May 2nd

  • Legally Blond Jr. Drama Production


  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, 2015 (National Day is May 5th)
  • 6th - Bike to School Day
  • 7th - 6th Grade Concert
  • 7th-20h KP Art Show
  • 12th - 7th Grade Concert @ 7pm and TCBY Treat following
  • 14th - 7th Grade Concert @ 7pm and TCBY Treat following

King Philip Drive Sewer Repair/Traffic Detour

Beginning the week of May 4th, the MDC will be performing sewer rehabilitation on King Philip Drive. Please see the attached for more information and the detour routes.



Dear KP Families,

It is hard to believe we are less than two months away until the culmination of this school year. To show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication all year from KP teachers and staff, the PTO annually organizes a special breakfast for the school faculty to enjoy before they start their day. This year’s breakfast will be held on Friday, May 8th. In order to make this breakfast a success we need your help! Please follow the link below for additional details, as well as to sign up to bring a breakfast item or volunteer your time for set up or clean up that morning.

Thank you, in advance, for any contribution you can provide.


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Survey Time --PLEASE Share your Feedback about how we recognize students at KP

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (click here) about our Character Counts and Postcards. Your feedback will help us plan as we go into next year.

KP ART SHOWE MAY 7th through May 20th! Click the invite below!

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:

Thank you for your consideration.


Students of the 6th Grade Turquoise Team

Help Us Celebrate our Diversity!

International Night - Volunteers and Donations Needed!

If any parent or guardian would like to volunteer their time to help organize this event, please e-mail Marisa Tamayo ( or Johanna Kosienski ( If you are not able to volunteer your time, but would still like to help, we would be happy to accept the following donations: paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups, napkins, serving utensils, streamers, balloons, plastic tablecloths. Please deliver any donations to either Marisa Tamayo or Johannah Kosienski. Thank you in advance for everyone's support!


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

Sign up to receive information on school happenings

We'd love to use the features Final Site offers us to communicate with KP families. Please register to receive e-mail and/or text messages about school happenings. Sign up by clicking on the following link:

Opportunities for Students

Step up to the Plate 7th and 8th Graders!!! - Baseball Game Announcers Wanted!

Join “The Press Boxers”!

Who: 7th and 8th grade baseball fans who have aged out of Little League but would

like to volunteer and be involved.

What: Commit to 1 or 2 games a week, maybe more!

Where: Games at the West Hartford Little League UConn Fields

When: Various week night and Sunday games

Why: Why not? Join the Press Boxers to learn how to be an announcer, keep stats and help make the Little League experience exceptional for all players!

Informational meeting to be scheduled! Contact WHLL Press Boxers if you are interested in learning more. Email:

Tell a friend!


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