October 27, 2017
Listing of after-school clubs, activities and school groups with meeting days and times.
Need to Know Dates
Friday - 10/27 - KP Cares Dance Fundraiser - 7pm
Thursday - 11/2 - Midfest Band to Conard HS - 8:15am to 2:30pm
Thursday - 11/2 - Midfest Orchestra to Hall HS - 8:15am to 2:30pm
Saturday - 11/4 - MS State Cross Country Event - Wickham Park in Manchester, CT 10:30am to 3pm
Monday - 11/6 - End of 1st Quarter
Tuesday - 11/7 - Election Day - No school / Offices open
Wednesday - 11/8 - Cookies for Veterans - 6pm
Friday, 11/10 - Veterans Day Ceremony - 8:10 to 8:30am
Lead Learner Highlights
Dear KP Families,
We are one week away from the end of the quarter. Please check in with your child about their progress in their classes and making a plan for continued success or improvement. We have quite the exciting week after celebrating our first Color Run on Saturday. We wore orange to stand up against bullying and 6th graders are holding their first dance and social this afternoon. Please be sure to check out the fantastic video that 8th grader Scottie G. produced from our Color Run. He volunteered his time, talent and drone to record this event and did something Awesome. His video will be featured on our local television station (Channel 5) during the Be the Media Show. As a reminder, teachers have sent out conference time letters. Please be sure to sign up for a time that works for your family. Also, be sure to check out the community forum on the show "13 Reasons" so that you are an informed parent/caregiver.
8th Grade Student Scott G. produced this Amazing Video!
Opportunities to Serve the KP Community
Hi! My name is Alexander Steinberg from the Ruby team. For my Bar Mitzvah project, I am collecting books to donate to kids in need. If you have any preschool and elementary (grades K-3) books at home that you don’t want anymore, please consider donating them. You can bring them to the security desk in front of the office and put them in the book box that I will provide! The books will be donated to preschoolers who don’t have the privilege of having as many books as we do. So open your hearts and your bookshelves, and give to children in need.
I will be collecting books through the month of November.
There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.
Buy Your Groceries and Support KP -- Click Below for our Big Y Fundraiser
West Hartford Special Education PTO News
Friday, November 3 from 9:30am to 10:30am
Coffee & Conversation" at Panera in Bishops Corner
The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special education services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting. We generally meet in the back of the restaurant.
Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm
Join us for a discussion with Special Guest, Dan Weiner, MA LPC
Dan Weiner, MA LPC has provided psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults for the last 20 years. Dan’s practice serves clients experiencing a variety of mental health issues, while also specializing in the treatment of neuro-developmental disorders which effect clients, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. Dan co-founded and is a partner in the Family Resource and Development Center, LLC (FRDC, LLC), also located in West Hartford, CT. FRDC is a group psychotherapy practice offering a variety of mental health services to children, adolescents, and families throughout the state of Connecticut.
NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford
Membership Drive & Book Club
Your 2017-2018 membership dues earn you a great deal this year: a paperback copy of Ross Greene's Raising Human Beings.
For just $15, you can support Special Education projects, receive information about SEPTO events, and earn a best-selling author's book, a great, down-to-earth read, whether your children have challenging behaviors or not! The book can be claimed by new or renewing members for 2017-2018 at any SEPTO meeting beginning October 25. Please see www.WHSepto.org for program details and www.whsepto.org/membership.html to join or to renew your membership.
The book will be discussed at our April meeting, as West Hartford Schools personnel share their training in Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. The model focuses on identifying the skills a person is lacking and the expectations they’re having difficulty meeting. Then the goal is to help them solve those problems, rather than trying to modify their behavior through application of rewards and punishments.] Greene proposes that kids will do well when they are able. And they will learn to better communicate, take another's perspective, and resolve disagreements without conflict when they are made collaborative, proactive partners in finding solutions.
You helped us raise $500 during our Harry’s BC Fundraiser on October 11th!
Funds raised will go directly back into supporting our students receiving special education services in West Haertford.
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