KP Connection

October 2, 2015

National Bullying Prevention Month

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Things to KNOW

October

  • 3rd - Cross Country Meet at Rockville High School - 7 to 10am
  • 3rd - Park Road Parade - 10:30am
  • 5th - Topaz Team to Winding Trails
  • 5th - Stomp Out Bullying - World Blue Shirt Day
  • PTO Meeting - 7:00pm
  • 19th - 6th Grade Parent/Guardian School Counseling Night

Park Road Parade News

Please join us for the Park Road Parade on Saturday, October 3. The parade begins at 10:30 AM. Our staff would love to see KP families in the crowd.

Monday, October 5th

Anti-bullying activities include STOMP Out Bullying™'s signature campaign Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention on the first Monday of every October -- this year on Monday, October 5th.

BLUE SHIRT DAY® WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION 2015 PSA

PTO MEETING on Monday--October 5th 7pm Click the agenda below

Thank you for attending our 6th grade and 7/8th grade open house nights. We had amazing attendance, 233 families at our 6th grade Open House and 355 families at our 7/8 grade Open House. We are so appreciative of our KP Student Ambassadors: Sophie A, Liv D., Cece E., Jordan F., Brianna J., Eli K., Joy L., Brooks M., Keara M., Isabella P., Jules R-H, Drew S., Lola S. and Oliver W. and appreciate the support of their families in allowing them to participate and serve as your guides.


As part of our reflective process, we e-mailed all families a survey as we debrief and plan for next year. If you have not completed an Open House Feedback survey yet, please fill in the form below for your respective grade level. Thank you.

King Philip Middle School PTO is excited for our second year partnering with FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING!


Shop now and order creative pasta shapes for just about every holiday imaginable, plus sports, dancing, music, cats, dogs, horses, pirates, princesses, running, money, jogging, gymnastics, snowmen, pink ribbon AND SO MUCH MORE...even peace, love and girls night out pastas! There are so many fun and festive choices..even UCONN pasta and other major colleges! Who knew you could do so much with a noodle! There is even Gluten Free Pasta!

With each sale, King Philip Middle School PTO earns 40% so get shopping and start cooking your way to a festive meal! Your order is shipped directly to you within 3-5 days after ordering.


Simply click on the link below and get started with shopping for FUN PASTA!!

https://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/king-philip-middle-school-pto-1

P.L.A.E. - People Learning and Exercising Information for 6th & 7th grade families.

PLAE is a before school intramural program for 6th and 7th graders that was created by Mr. Jones in 2003. At PLAE, we play large group games that can accommodate 50+ students. Research shows that students are more effective learners if they exercise before school. Build a routine at home that benefits you in the classroom! Wake up early, grab a healthy breakfast, meet new friends and have a blast doing it! What’s not to love?!


6th Grade PLAE: Tuesday & Friday from 6:40am - 7:40am

7th Grade PLAE: Monday & Thursday from 6:40am - 7:40am


PLAE is part of our intramural program here at King Philip. This means that you must complete an intramural permission slip and pay the $25 activity fee. Our intramural programs are “drop-in” offerings. This means that you can come as you please. If you enjoy it, come back! If it’s not for you, that’s ok too.


PLAE begins at 6:40 in the morning. If your child is interested in participating, we need them to arrive at 6:40. If your child is late, they can miss important directions and may have to sit out for part or all of that morning. Thank you in advance!


Contact Mr. Jones (troy_jones@whps.org) with any questions or concerns.

Vacant Seat Program – Application Start date is Monday, October 5, 2015

The West Hartford Public Schools vacant seat program utilizes available space on school buses. This program allows students to ride buses, where space is available, who under the West Hartford Public Schools Transportation policy are not eligible for transportation. No additional bus stops are added to the routes for this program.


Interested parents should contact the West Hartford Public Schools Transportation Office at (860)561-6647 for additional information on or after October 5th. Requests are taken in this office by telephone on a first come, first served basis starting at 8:00 am.

West Hartford SEPTO News:


​WEST HARTFORD SEPTO OCTOBER CALENDAR 2015


October 21, Wednesday:

Where Do You Start? Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children

Join West Hartford’s Supervisor of Psychological Services Stacey Kellog-Shove and social work staff to hear about West Hartford's new initiatives to identify and support children with mental health needs. Other community services will also be discussed at Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road, West Hartford at 7:00 PM (Enter through Wardwell Rd entrance)

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Parent/Guardian NEWS

Shop for our School

Get those grocery store gift card order forms back to the office ASAP, Big Y gives back 6% to KP for the cards we purchase during October. If you buy groceries (who doesn't?) this is the easiest way make money for your PTO. Click below

Parent Resources

National Depression Screening Day

Jewish Family Services will be working with the Town’s Human & Leisure Services Department to offer free screening for depression on National Depression Screening Day, October 8. Click on the link for more information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8VH2Eh7ZcftcHBJb0lzY0MwR3NNT1hsSE5OcldrSWpyQWxz
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