KP Monday Memo

October 16 - Week 9


Upcoming Events

October 19 - Sapphire Team to Auer Farm
October 19 - School Counseling Night

October 21 - Unity Day & CSI (Department)

October 23 - Student vs Faculty Soccer Game

October 23 - Benefit Movie Night

Congratulations to Ashley Carlson and her husband Eric who are expecting a baby this spring! 3 is a magic number.

Secure the School

Please review the differences between “Secure the School” and “Lock Down” in your red folder. We may have a drill this week. ;)

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Look in your emails for a Spanish Verision of the CTC form.

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Things noticed. . .

  • Art students drawing and their color choices being formatively assessed as they drew still life images on iPads

  • ESOL students generating unique sentences with the help of sentence starters and learning some American English idioms along the way

  • Reading students setting their own goals and monitoring progress towards those goals.

  • Teachers and students practicing inclusive practices through Unified Sports.
  • 7th grade art students accessing their prior 6th grade science knowledge of biomes as they completed their quilling projects.
  • French visitors engaging in conversation while visiting with our French students.

  • Students caring and supporting another student who became ill in the cafeteria

  • 6th grade ELA students working together to add imagery to a collaborative writing piece.

  • PE students engaging in Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) for more than 50% of the class period.

  • 8th grade Art students creating a background for their wire sculptures.
  • Activities in PE that interest/engage students not typically inclined to athletics.

  • 7th grade students reading comments on their first major writing assignments in ELA, reflecting on what they’d done well, and planning for revisions.
  • Cross content area & higher order thinking in PE.

  • Teachers and administrators deepening their knowledge of how to use technology to support effective practices.
  • French student pronunciation being formatively assessed through a choral rap
  • 8th grade ELA students working together to represent their understandings of The Outsiders in various ways: acting out, rapping about, etc.

  • Students excited about creating a chemical reaction powered car on a Friday afternoon.
  • 8th Grade Technology and Engineering students applying their knowledge and skills by creating a movie poster.

7/8 Grade Student vs Staff Soccer Game

Join us for some fun and come to the 7/8 Grade Students vs Faculty Soccer Game on Friday, October 23 from 3:00 to 4:00PM. Students and staff have paid to participate in this event to raise funds for the Cairn Garden. Donations will be accepted if you are unable to attend.

Friday Night at KP

KP XC will be hosting its first movie night that will raise money to benefit a KP family whose mother is battling cancer.

The film McFarland, USA will be from 6:30-8:15

News from your Spirit Committee:

Let's get in the Fall Spirit!

Oct. 30th Staff & students - if you choose to - dress in Halloween Costumes!

This is about staff having fun!!!

You're a GEM

  • Art Yepes from colleague Justin Gusy for exercising wisdom, patience, and persistence in a situation of concern to the KP community.
  • Marisa Tamayo from colleague Fran Hechenbleikner for helping me with a non-English speaking parent on the telephone.

  • Sarah Wexler from Kate Pearson for her help and support at the Making Strides Against Breast Caner walk on Saturday morning.
  • Johannah Kosienski, Gina Pudlo, Margie Scobbo, Shana Lapointe, Stefanie Fecteau, and Kate Kiesewetter for working together to create a Spanish version of the CTC for our Spanish speaking students.

Allie's Mitzvah Movies

Do you have any G, PG, or PG-13 movies in your house lying around in drawers that you don’t watch anymore? Support a KP student's desire to support Kid Flicks, a non-profit organization created by four sisters in California, collects donated dvd movies from all over the United States and sends them to children’s hospitals and medical facilities, 100 movie libraries at a time. Allie will personally deliver one movie library to a children’s hospital in Connecticut. Please place your movies in a box in front of the main office labeled “Allie’s Mitzvah Movies” where the movies and any monetary donations made out to Kid Flicks could be dropped off. Collections will be take every Thursday through November 5th. Let's help her reach her goal of 1,000!

Because We all need to Laugh

Musical Morning Announcements with Gabrielle Union

Good to Know Information

Check out our Family Newsletter: The KP Connection

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Please let me know if you are interested in attending this Open Choice Dine and Discuss on Parent Engagement

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