KP Connection

January 6, 2017

KP Daily Bulletin - Stay Up To Date

This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.

Need to Know Dates

  • 1/10 - Faculty Meeting - there are no late buses
  • 1/10 - 6th Grade Concert - 7pm - Bake Sale
  • 1/12 - PTO Meeting - 9:00AM
  • 1/12 - Unselfie Book Club # 3 Meeting - 7pm - KP Auditorium Lobby
  • 1/16 - Martin Luther King Day - No school/Office closed
  • 1/17 - Hall Counselors present Program of Studies to 8th Grade students
  • 1/18 - 6th and 7th Grade Scheduling Information Night
  • 1/19 - Select Ensemble Concert - 7pm

Lead Learner Highlights

Happy New Year! I really enjoyed the break, but it is wonderful to be back in school. These past few days have been filled with team assemblies recognizing students who displayed our character traits (respectful, responsible and good citizenship) in December through character counts and Student of the Month recognitions, an amazing male acapella group Divisi sharing their talents with performance music students (there is a video below), and of course awesome learning. Please be sure to check out our new Intramural Offerings and our Activity calendar for our after school club offerings and encourage your child to get involved in the KP community.

Notes from the Student/Family Handbook

Early Dismissals:

Early dismissals from school should be requested only when absolutely necessary. If it becomes necessary to ask for an early dismissal, a written request, signed by a parent/caregiver, should be presented to the office, before 8:00AM at which time you will receive an early dismissal pass. At the time of the dismissal you are expected to report tot he office or front desk before leaving the building to sign out and wait for your parent/caregiver to pick up up.

GRADE 8 Parents/Caregivers

Grade 8-9 Transition -- Mark Your Calendars

  • High School Counselor Program of Studies Presentation - Jan. 17 Periods 1-3
  • Grade 8 Parent/Caregiver Orientation Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 - Hall high School

January 18th - Scheduling Information Night for Parents/Caregivers of Current 6th & 7th Graders

Audience: Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents/Caregivers

Time: 6:45-8:00 pm.

Location: King Philip Middle School- Commons


Math Department Supervisor: Ms. Albani-Ethier

Languages Arts Department Supervisor: Dr. Nystrom

Topic: Math and Language Arts: Preparing your student for success in grade 7, grade 8 and beyond.

An overview of the differences between 7th and 8th grade Math and Language Arts standard and honors courses and their connections to future Math and Language Arts study.

2 Excellent Program Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

West Hartford Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us for the 21st annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's life on Monday, January 16, 2017, 10:00-11:30 AM, at the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main Street.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration Flyer

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Community Conversation

Join us for an evening of storytelling to hear the voice of the "Other" as an avenue to encourage open dialogue about the strengths and complexities of our community's diversity. This thought-provoking event will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, 26 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford.

Click the following link for more information

Dr. Martin Luther King Evening Conversation - Storytelling

Penguin Plunge

West Hartford Unified Sports Basketball 2017

Practices will be held from 5:30-7:00pm in the Sedgwick Gym on the following Sundays

January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29, February 12, February 26, March 5 and, March 12

Basketball Tournament


Smith Middle School Glastonbury, CT

3:00 – 6:00pm

We appreciate your hard work and dedication

And thank you in advance for your continued support of

West Hartford Unified Sports


Coach Garneau Coach Bowie

Coach Baldwin Coach Gustafson

Mrs. Brezinski Ms. Condon

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Parent/Caregiver Resources

Looking for an MLK Day volunteer opportunity?

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr. - Find the right opprortunity to serve on MLK Day.

Empathy Focused Resources

5 Minute (Fill-in-the-Blank) Thank You Note

Community Events

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SEPTO News - Transition Planning

Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm

Transition Planning: Pre-School – Elementary – Middle – High – Post Secondary

Please join SEPTO and Pupil Services on February 1, 2017 for the Annual Transition Night. Transition Night is scheduled for West Hartford parents of children transitioning into Kindergarten, Middle School, High School and Post-High School programs. Gretchen Nelson, Director of Pupil Services and school personnel will discuss the transition process and programs available to students receiving special education services at each level.

Parents & Guardians are encouraged to attend if their student is transitioning to a new school Fall 2017 or Fall 2018!

Location: Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road, West Hartford (Enter through Wardwell Rd entrance)

Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm

Monthly Meeting – Topic TBD

Save the date for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting at Sedgwick Middle School at 7pm in the multipurpose room.


Membership Drive

It’s always the right time to join West Hartford SEPTO! Please register online at

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Bridge Family Center Newsletter

Please click on the following link for the most recent Bridge Family Center Newsletter:


"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"