October 8, 2019

Lead Learner Highlights -

Dear KP Students,

I can’t believe we are three weeks away from the end of the quarter. Please check-in with your teachers about your progress in your classes and work with them to make a plan for continued success or improvement.

Our official conference days will be November 19, 20, and 21. This is an opportunity for students to take center stage in discussing your progress and your goals moving forward. Team leaders and conference advisors will be reaching out to your parents/caregivers to send out invitations for our fall student-led conferences.

Almost all of our clubs are up and running. We hope that you have found something of interest to join. If you are not involved in something, please review the intramural and after-school activity offerings and try something or share an idea with a teacher.

If you have ideas for a Nov/Dec Intramural please let Mrs. Schilberg or Ms. Dombek know.

Important Dates

October 11 - 7th Grade QUEST Field Trip

October 14 - Indigenous Peoples Day (No school)

October 23 - Unity Day (Wear Orange) -- See Below

October 24 - PE Family Fun Night -- Come play with your parents and caregivers

October 25

  • Real Kids Wear Pink (Wear PINK)- Collection for American Cancer Society
  • 6th Grade Masquerade Social 3pm-4:15pm
  • KP Skate Night @ Veterans Memorial Rink @7pm

October 27 - Diwali/Divali (Hindu)

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Bring your Parents/Caregivers to PE Family Fun Night!

Thursday, October 24 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Be the ONE to be there.

Lost and Found

Please check our Lost and Found located in the small cafeteria for any missing items. Items not claimed will be donated in a few weeks.

Thank you.

TWO More Dress Days Ahead

About Unity Day – Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “Whether it’s hundreds of individuals at a school wearing ORANGE, store owners offering ORANGE products, or a community changing a landmark to ORANGE, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the supportive, universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.”

Be sure to check out the “Unity Day Guide” a colorful, informative 20-page comprehensive overview of important things to know

Real Kids Wear Pink - October 25, 2019

Mothers, fathers, aunts, grandmas, and friends – nearly every one of us knows someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. But can kids really make a difference in fighting this disease? YES!

Real Kids Wear Pink brings together schools, sports teams, clubs, and organizations and gives kids a chance to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Launched in 2017 in Albany, NY, the Real Kids movement has been helping kids get involved in the fight against breast cancer, by raising funds and awareness – and by wearing PINK on Friday, October 25 – the official 2019 Real Kids Wear Pink Day!

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Extracurricular Happenings

KP Middle School After School Clubs & Activities

Please click for our full list of clubs for the 19-20 school year.

Check in with your parents/caregivers about the offerings below. Click below to make the pictures larger

Ski Club Information Meeting for Parents/Caregivers

The Ski Club Information meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 23 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Small Cafeteria.

Student Contest Opportunities

Check out the Newletter of Conferences

Does your child have a strength or passion that needs an outlet? Why not encourage them to consider putting their knowledge and skills to use through a contest. Click here!

Patriot Pen - Contest - Deadline Oct. 31

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you know a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

KP West Hartford Foundation Grants

Please check out the grants awarded to our staff from the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools. We are grateful for the funding and for the teachers who take the time to write grant requests to support our students.

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"Public Act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit"