KP Connection

January 29, 2016

Things to KNOW


  • 31st - Penguin Plunge 9:15AM

FEBRUARY - Black History Month

  • 2/1 - PTO Meeting - 7PM
  • 2/2 - Superintendent Board Awards - 6PM
  • 2/3 - Midfest Rehearsal at Sedgwick
  • 2/4 - 5th Grade Parents Meet the Principal at Duffy - 7PM
  • 2/8 - LUV Concert - 7PM
  • 2/9 - Faculty Meeting - THERE ARE NO LATE BUSES
  • 2/11 - PTO Mooyah Fundraiser Night
  • 2/12 - Rotation 3 ends

February 1-5, 2016 -- We Love Our School Counselors

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Lead Learner Highlights

This week while continuing the focused learning in classes, families came together to learn about the benefits of Khan Academy to support math understanding, students displayed their love of reading by participating in a reading competition along with 3 other West Hartford Schools, and wonderful music was made in collaboration with Hall High School. We also grieved the loss of another member of our community while demonstrating great support and compassion. I continue to be in awe of the human spirit and the compassion of this wonderful community. Let us continue to support one another in the midst of challenge.
Report Cards were distributed Wednesday afternoon. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher(s).

PTO MEETING -- Monday, February 1, 2016 @7pm in the KP Commons

Come if it's your first time or your 3rd! We want our parents and guardians to be involved!
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For updates and rehearsal calendar, check out our drama website:

Thank You for Keeping our Students Safe

We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe and expediting bus arrivals by dropping off in the back of the building in the morning.

Students In Action

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Connecticut Northern Region Middle School Music Festival

Congratulations to the KP students who auditioned for, and made the Connecticut Northern Region Middle School Music Festival, a two-day event being held at CCSU February 19 & 20. This year a record 51 students from King Philip were accepted into either the band, jazz band, choir or orchestra. KP students competed with 1,400 students from over 60 schools in this region of Connecticut to earn this honor.

Opportunities to Support those in our Community

Supporting the Ennis Family:
The Cub Scouts have set up a meals delivery calendar to support the Ennis Family. No dietary restrictions have been identified. The calendar is accessible by clicking here. Once you have set up an account and been approved by the organizer, all you have to do is go to the calendar, click any date marked "Weekday Meals" of your choice to make & deliver a meal for the Ennis family. At which point you will be brought to a new page which provides you the details required. Then all you do is just click on "Volunteer".

Support for Yami's Family:

The family is in need of donations to help with the costs of burial. If you would like to send a donation, please make your check out to King Phillip Middle School (with Torres Family in the memo line).

Student Contest/Scholarship Opportunities - click below

In the Community

Family/Friends Dash

The idea is “The Amazing Race” or “Urban Challenge” meets the Mandell JCC!

Participants will complete obstacles and challenges at different locations around the JCC and will need to solve riddles/rhymes in order to make their way to the respective locations.

There will be other photo challenges along the way, as well as ‘Best Team Costume’ and ‘Best Team Name’ winners. Dave & Buster’s, Fleet Feet, and The Hartford Yard Goats are co-sponsoring and will be giving away prizes.

The Family/Friends Dash will be Saturday, March 19th from 5:30-7:30PM.

Click on the link for more information

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New England Pasta Company (300 West Main Street, Avon)

Parent/Guardian/PTO NEWS

WHSEPTO News - Click on the link for the January and February 2016 calendar

Parent/Guardian Resources

Take the 30 minutes to watch this Inspiring Ceremony Honoring School Counselors

The First Lady Honors the 2016 School Counselors of the Year

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