KP Connection

May 15, 2015

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Things to KNOW


  • 7th-20th KP Art Show
  • 18th - 8th Grade Concert @ 7PM with TCBY Treat to follow
  • 20th - Select Ensemble Concert @ 7PM
  • 29th - KP International Night @ 6PM

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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Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (click here) about our Character Counts and Postcards. Your feedback will help us plan as we go into next year.
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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

By now you should have received a packet that included all important information for the end-of-year activities for our 8th grade students. Included in the packet are four tickets to the Promotion Ceremony to take place on June 10th. Due to the Town of West Hartford fire safety codes we are limited to the number of occupants in the Hall High School gymnasium. If you are unable to use all four tickets, we would greatly appreciate it if you could return any extra tickets to Mrs. Torcasio in the KP office. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on this special occasion.

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 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 for more information.

King Philip Drive Sewer Repair/Traffic Detour

Beginning the week of May 4th, the MDC will be performing sewer rehabilitation on King Philip Drive. Please see the attached for more information and the detour routes.


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!

If any parent or guardian would like to volunteer their time to help organize this event, please e-mail Marisa Tamayo ( or Johanna Kosienski ( If you are not able to volunteer your time, but would still like to help, we would be happy to accept the following donations: paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups, napkins, serving utensils, streamers, balloons, plastic tablecloths. Please deliver any donations to either Marisa Tamayo or Johannah Kosienski. Thank you in advance for everyone's support!

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:

Thank you for your consideration.


Students of the 6th Grade Turquoise Team

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"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.

Click here for more information.


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,

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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 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.

Click here for the application.

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