KP News 4 You

March 11, 2015

Roof Leaks

I am are aware of at least 10 active leaks in the building. Facilities was out at least twice yesterday along with the roofer who removed snow and set up a pump to remove water from the low spot and slow down the leaking. Rocco will continue to monitor and remove the water as it surfaces. To address the smell from the stained tiles, facilities is hoping to remove them this weekend. However, they are awaiting tests on the tiles to determine if the adhesive contains asbestos or not. Please know that Bob Palmer, the director of facilities, is committed to continuing to monitor the situation and make repairs/adjustments as needed. How are we going to address this in the future? The roof replacement project is designed and facilities is putting the bid package together now to start the project this summer.

KPU Food Drive

To: All Morning Advisories

Please announce to your MA students!

Calling all of KP including students, families and teachers!!

We need everyone’s support this year to help us spread kindness to the West Hartford community by participating in this year’s food drive (sponsored by KP Universal and the KP Service Club)! Here are the important details:

Start Date: Monday, March 16

End Date: Friday, March 27

Donations: to supply the West Hartford Food Pantry and to support the Backpack Program at the Fern Street Community Kitchen

What to donate:

West Hartford Food Pantry

any non-perishable food item

Fern Street Community Kitchen would like to fill backpacks for children and families in need with the following items:

Whole Grain Cereals- Cheerios, Kix, Wheaties, Total, Kashi, Chex

Oatmeal Packets- Low Sugar

Shelf Stable Milk (such as Horizon single serve)

Healthy Cereal/Granola Bars

Macaroni and Cheese- Boxed or Cups

Canned Marinara Sauce


Fruit Packed in Juice

Creamy Peanut Butter (no glass jars)

Jelly (no glass jars)

Canned Soup

Rice- Small Bags of Boxes

Here are some other logistics:

-don’t worry about separating the items to each destination

-each morning advisory should collect and store their donations in the classroom throughout the two weeks

-on Friday, March 27, during morning advisory, each MA will be asked to tally the total number of donations and to bring that number and the donations to Room 304 where KPU student members and KP Service Club members will collect them and keep track of the totals

-the MA with the highest number of donations will win a breakfast extravaganza!

Thanks in advance for your support in this effort!

School Counselor Passes

Please remember to check your mailboxes in the morning for passes from school counselors. The counselors put the passes in your mailbox the night before to reduce the need for counselors calling into classrooms for students.


  • Rotation 3 grades must be ready in PowerSchool by Thursday, March 12 at 8:00AM.
  • Check sheets are due in the office on Friday, March 13 by 12:00PM.

PLEASE - return the check sheets to Elaine with a notation that you have checked your grades and made any corrections that were needed.

This is the only way that Elaine will know to RE-STORE THE GRADES.

Any questions, please call Elaine.

Thank you!

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March 21st from 6:30-9 at the West Hartford Town Hall. Join celebrity chefs as they delight you with their signature dishes while you enjoy an evening of food sampling & fun with live and silent auctions. Funds raised support grants awarded to teachers to implement their creative & innovative ideas to West Hartford Public School students.


3-12-15 Spring Fundraiser Ends --please support the school and buy at least 1 butter braid.

3-16-15 5th to 6th Orientation - Staff, don't forget your KP blue polo shirts

3-17-15 - 8th Grade Science CMT

3-18-15 - CSI - Department

3-20-15 - Sapphire Service Club Shelter Dinner