KP Connection

December 19, 2014

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Upcoming Events/Activities


  • Unified Theater Performance --Smile! You're On Camera--at 7:00pm--Auditorium

December 23rd --NO LATE BUSES

  • School Concert Performances
  • Staff and Student Ugly (Holiday) Sweater Day

December 24th-January 2nd

  • WINTER BREAK ---Enjoy!

January 5th

  • KP Kindness Challenge continues with a one book one school reading of Wonder


No Twitter Account Required --Please enjoy our updates for the week.

Unified Theater Production

Please join us for this year's Unified Theater production! Our theme this year is Smile! You're On Camera. Please join us on TONIGHT December 19th at 7:00pm in the auditorium of King Philip Middle School. Through student led leadership, U.T. has been working since October to bring you a show filled with T.V. memories, and fun. Unified Theater aims to create a welcoming, inclusive environment that combines every person's unique abilities into a production of short skits. We hope, that in this season of hustle and bustle, that you will find yourself at one of our productions (Dec 18 or 19th). Tickets are free, but donations are greatly appreciated and go back into our program for future events. Hope to see you there!

Dress For Succcess

Families, we've been reminding students about our dress code this past week. Please help support our efforts by reviewing the KP Dress Code with your child. It is found in the Student Handbook (click here). Thank you for your support.


Student Contests --New Choices Added

Contests by the CT Council of Language Teachers (COLT)

For questions about either of these contests, please contact the teacher mentioned.

Poetry Contest: The Connecticut Council Of Language Teachers will present its annual poetry recitation contest in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin only), English To Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ELL), French, German, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Spanish on Tuesday – March 17, 2015 (snow date: Thursday - March 19, 2015). The contest will take place at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, CT (203.294.5350). The contest will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. and will end by 6:30 p.m. Information regarding the poems to recite will be given to students.

The internal contest for interested participants will be on JANUARY 12th after school from 3:00-4:00pm. If your child is interested, please have him or her contact sixth grade World Language teacher Ms. Pearson room 213 or at The department will cover the entry fees and the school will cover the transportation to the event if there are large number of participants.

Poster Contest: THEME: Lead With Languages: Global Skills for a Competitive Edge

Flyers detailing the expectations (click here) are available to all interested students in their MA and were e-mailed to them as well. All submissions must be submitted by February 19th to Mrs. Scobbo. Select World Language teachers use the judging criteria to select the 5 posters that will represent KP in this state-wide competition. If your child is interested, please have him or her contact sixth grade World Language teacher Mrs. Scobbo room 6 or at The department will cover the entry fees for the posters chosen.

Student Voices for Improving Education

From now until March 2, 2015, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) are challenging middle and high school students across the state to develop creative videos and compelling essays (high school division only) that articulate their ideas for improving education in Connecticut. Whether they've brainstormed creative ways to increase learning opportunities outside of the classroom or have unique ideas for increasing collaboration among their peers, we want to hear about it!

We're only accepting entries in the 3rd Annual Student Voices in Education Contest until March 2, 2015 so don't delay. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division. To learn more and to enter, visit


Giving to those in need!

  • If you'd like to give to our KP CARES fund to provide support for our needy families during this time and throughout the year please send a donation to the main office.

News from the KP PTO

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Shop 4 KP

It’s not too late to order your Big Y or Stop n Shop gift cards to use when you grocery shop.

Support King Philip by purchasing grocery store gift cards for your upcoming holiday shopping. Print this order form and send the completed form and payment in to school today!


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KP and Hall Alum -- Alita Moses performing in Tap and Jazz

Tap and Jazz go together hand and hand. Now, come witness the collaboration of some of CT's incredible "20 something" musicians and dancers as they bring the two art forms together for an incredible night of tap dancing and jazz music. Don't miss out on this energizing blend of two of America's greatest past times, Tap & Jazz!!!! Date: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM Playhouse on Park

Former KP and Hall student, drummer Jimmy Macbride, will be performing with the great jazz tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene at the Side Door Cafe in Old Lyme CT, January 2 & 3, 2015. Jimmy Greene just released his CD Beautiful Life, a musically and emotionally moving recording dedicated to his 6-year-old daughter Ana who was one of the children whose life was taken in the Sandy Hook tragedy two years ago. KP Parent Latanya Farrell is also featured singing a moving piece on the album. Love Wins!

Common Core math in action in a sixth grade class.

For the Love of Math
Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students