KP Connection

May 26, 2017

Need to Know Dates

  • 5/29 - Memorial Day - No school
  • 5/29 - KP Marching Band in Memorial Day Parade - 8:45 - 11am
  • 5/30 - School Counseling Evening for parents of current 5th graders - Transition: Preparing for the Journey to Middle School - 7PM
  • 6/1 - KP Singers Potluck Dinner - 5 to 8pm
  • 6/4 - KP Singers/Beaux Strings performing at St. Thomas the Apostle Church - 3PM
  • 6/5 - Alumni Jazz @ Pond House - 7PM
  • 6/6 - KP 8th Grade Awards Ceremony - 7PM
  • 6/9 - Algebra Finals - 8 to 10:30AM
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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.

Modified Intramural Menu

After School Activities

KP's After School Activities Calendar

Stay in the know about our clubs and activities happening during the week.

School News

Lead Learner Highlights

KP Families, we are in the home stretch of the school year. Our hallways look AMAZING filled with student artwork. If you have not had the opportunity to view the wonderful student artwork in our hallways, please make time to stop by this week.


As you spend time this weekend reflecting on the sacrifice of those who have given so much for our freedoms, I want to ask for your support in reminding students of two key points regarding safety and distractions. We have noticed a great deal of horseplay in the hallways, which is creating unsafe spaces for students and staff. Please remind your child to keep their hands and feet to themselves to support a safe environment. We have also spoken to students about minimizing distractions by keeping their cellphones or electronic devices off and away. If we see them, we will store them in the office for the remainder of the day.


Thank you for your support and enjoy the long weekend.

Arrival to School

To assure student safety by providing appropriate supervision, all students who are walkers or receive a ride to school should not arrive prior to 7:40AM.

Library Media Center News

May 25- June 1st , the book fair is open before school from 7:30 - 3:15 .

Denise deMello

Library Media Specialist

and

Certified Google Educator

King Philip Middle School

denise_demello@whps.org

860 233 - 8236 x2268


KP Library Website

Follow the KP Library

Congratulations to:

8th grade student Branden Kaufmann, Eagle Scout

Genella G. and Josephine U. for their poster entries in the CT Council of Language Teacher's Poster Contest

Hands Only CPR

On Tuesday May 23rd 312 students 6-8th grade were certified in Hands Only CPR. Students had an awesome opportunity to work with AMR EMT's and Paramedics. Students received small group instruction on the importance of calling 911 and responding to an unconscious person by performing CPR. Trained professionals guided students in the practice of CPR.

Lost and Found

Parents/Caregivers, please encourage your child to look through lost and found for items. All items left after June 6th will be donated.

PE at KP

To honor National Police Week (May 15-19), Physical Education students at KP participated in a Police simulated fitness challenge. Students made real world connections within the Physical Education Fitness 2 Unit to professions that require a high level of physical fitness.

Thought you might like to include this in the next week's Monday Memo. Thanks to Derek Duval for his handy work and his crew of helpers to install this beautiful work of art in the Carin Garden - come out and enjoy .

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IMPORTANT END-OF-YEAR TRIPS AT KP

June 12 - 7th Grade - The Village at Boulder Ridge - 9am to 5:30pm

June 12 - 8th Grade - High Meadow - 8:45am to 3:45pm

June 13 - 6th Grade - JCC Swim & Tennis Club - 9:00am to 4:15pm


* Students with outstanding textbook or cafeteria obligations will not be allowed to participate until their obligations are paid in full. Please contact the main office with any questions or concerns.


Attention parents/caregivers of 8th graders

8th Grade Parent End of Year Activities

At – A – Glance

Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
June 6, 2017

By invitation for award recipients and their families

Promotion Ceremony

June 13, 2017

Tickets distributed to students
at rehearsal on June 13

Trip to High Meadow
June 12, 2017

Field trip permission slip and *payment due on Wednesday, May 31st

Yearbooks

Distributed during the last week of school

*There are limited scholarship funds available to assist families who find the cost of the field trip to be a hardship. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance, please contact your child’s team leader.

**If you would like to contribute a few extra dollars to the scholarship fund, please include that amount with the cost of the trip.

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Parent/Caregiver Resources

Parent Survey

The Institute for Community Research (https://icrweb.org/), alongside a community coalition supported by the West Hartford Community of Concern and the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission, is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to assess substance use among West Hartford youth and young adults. The focus of this project is on reducing prescription drug misuse and underage drinking. This assessment will aid in the development of a low-cost and sustainable action plan for community prevention strategies. Getting the perspective of parents on these issues will be essential for implementing effective substance use prevention for West Hartford.


Your email address will not be collected with this survey. All responses are anonymous and confidential, and results will only be used in aggregate form.


https://goo.gl/forms/7PQQmWsT66Ri6SUp2

Community Events

Every Family School Edition

"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 www.whps.org/pa189."