May 15, 2015
KP Student Art Featured at Celebrate West Hartford
KP has 6 students who have donated pieces to sell. If their piece sells they receive a gift card and swag bag from Jerry's Artarama. We are hoping to raise up to $1000 for the foundation. Check it out and if there is something you love....BID!
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Congratulations to KP STAFF
The Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) has selected Megan Johnson as School Counselor of the Year for 2015! This is a prestigious and well-deserved honor that reinforces what we already know about Meg's counseling skill set, advocacy for her students and leadership. She will be honored at the state conference on May 21st.
6th Grade teacher Stacy Genova and Turquoise students were selected by the State Student Advisory Council on Education and the Commissioner of Education, as a statewide winner and awarded the 2015 Challenge to Educational Citizenship Award for their "Water Challenge" project that has raised funds for water in South Sudan. They will receive their award on June 1st.
Attention 8th grade parents
8th Graders Attending Hall Next Year
Quest Project to Rebuild Jonathan's Dream
Hello KP parents and students,
My name is Shara Reimer and I am an 8th grade Quest student at KP. This year for my Quest Project, I am studying inclusive playgrounds. Inclusive playgrounds are special playgrounds for kids with and without disabilities. As part of my project, I am raising money for Jonathan's Dream Reimagined. Jonathan's Dream Reimagined is currently trying to raise money to rebuild Jonathan's Dream, an inclusive playground in West Hartford which had to be taken down. I am having a raffle to raise money for the cause. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.gofundme.com/tbh24g or before or after school at KP. Please consider making a donation to this wonderful organization! Thank you!
Ticket Prices- $3/ 1 ticket, $5/ 2 tickets, $10/ 5 tickets, $15/ 8 tickets, $20/ 12 tickets, $25/ 15 tickets
Prizes- You can choose which prize(s) you would like to enter to win. Prizes are separated by semicolons: Dinner & Dessert 1- Moe's gift card, Sweet Frog gift card; Dinner and Dessert 2- Posh Tomato Pizza Gift Card, Robeks Gift Card; Fashion- Charming Charlie purse, Silver Dahlia bracelet; Spa Time- Blo Gift Card, Manicure; Taekwondo- 1 month at Hwang's Martial Arts and uniform- 2 winners!; Sports- Tennis balls, water bottle, Play It Again Sports gift card; Coffee Lover's- Starbucks gift card, Starbucks coffee, mug; Beauty- Ooh La La Boutique Gift Card, manicure, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush
Please visit http://www.gofundme.com/tbh24g for more information.
King Philip Drive Sewer Repair/Traffic Detour
Help Us Celebrate our Diversity!
For the last couple of weeks, we have asked you to "save the date" for KP's International Night on Friday, May 29. The students have now received their permission slips during morning advisory. If you and your child need another copy of that permission slip. please feel free to print and sign the following attachment. On the permission slip, please make note of the country your contribution is from. All students should turn in their permission slips to their Morning Advisory teacher by Friday, May 22. Thanks and we look forward to an incredible event!
International Night - Volunteers and Donations Needed!
6th Grade Turquoise Team Water Project
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: http://www.gofundme.com/kj9zgg
Thank you for your consideration.
Students of the 6th Grade Turquoise Team
"The Game Never Ends: Career Opportunities in Athletics"
Date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Time: 7:00PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Hall's Robinson Gymnasium
Save the date for what promises to be an informative evening exploring the varied employment opportunities available within the field of athletics! A panel will discuss career path options. The event is open to the public and geared toward educating high school students about athletic career paths.
Students have the opportunity to design our 2015-2016 front and/or back cover. The design must incorporate our Character Counts theme and our traits of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and Good CITIZENSHIP.
The Prize? Having their art work published on all of the student agendas (900+) and a $25 gift card.
Students should use the current planner as a guide and template for size specifications. Due May 26th!
Central Connecticut Student Writing Project
The CCSWP 2015 is filling up fast! May is our final month of registration, and we don't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to attend this summer's institute.
Attached you'll find the two flyers for CCSWP Wethersfield and CCSWP Newington.
You can also find out more information about us on our webpage, www.ccswp.org
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*ATTENTION 6th GRADE PARENTS
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
West Hartford Special Education PTO will be presenting:
Christine Levine, MS, JD, BCBA, and MSW. Ms. Levine will be speaking on: "Promoting better communication, social skills, play and leisure skills and increased flexibility in children with Anxiety Disorders, Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and related disorders.”
It’s up to us to teach our kids how to play and be socially appropriate, but how do we do it? Please join the West Hartford SEPTO and Christine Levine in discussing the important needs of our children in communicating and socializing in our society.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:00PM at Sedgwick Middle School
SEPTO needs your help!
West Hartford SEPTO (Special Education Parent Teacher Organization) is seeking volunteers to work in two-hour shifts to help sell water and soda at SEPTO’s booth at Celebrate! West Hartford, a two day fair held Saturday, June 6 (10AM -6PM) or Sunday, June 7 (12-6PM).
If you can’t give your time please consider a donation of money to purchase or buy cases of soda, iced tea, lemonade or water yourself. Please contact Randi Leopold at (860) 874-3533 or via email at Randileopold@comcast.net to help.
You can mail or drop off your donations to Randi Leopold, 54 Bainton Rd. West Hartford, CT 06117.
SEPTO thanks you in advance for your participation.
West Hartford Back to School Program
The Department of Human and Leisure Services is currently accepting applications to receive NEW school supplies! Click here for more information. West Hartford income eligible families may apply for school supplies at Town Hall, 50 S. Main St., in the Human Services office, Room 306 beginning in June, Monday – Friday from 9 – 11AM and 2 – 4PM.