Warrior Weekly

King Philip Middle School Newsletter

May 18, 2020

Yearbook Sales

As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and capturing their school year forever. We are pleased to announce that the King Philip Middle School yearbook advisor and staff are working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed.

Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change, we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible.

Order a yearbook by following this link.

Here is the link for ordering: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1065649/King-Philip-Middle-School/2020-Yearbook/20190723043902833156/CATALOG_SHOP/ if this link in the message above isn’t working.

The yearbook will be available in late June. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Russell at russells@kingphilip.org.

New England Math League Results

In the spring, many of our students participated in the New England Math League. Over 58 middle schools participated in the mathematics contest from all over New England.

For grade 7, King Philip Middle School finished 11th out of 58 schools in the league. For top 7th grade students in the league, Sayan Panda was tied for 2nd place. KPMS was ranked 2nd in the region out of four schools, just behind the Park School in Brookline. Sayan was ranked as the top student in our region.

For grade 8, King Philip Middle School finished 6th out of 58 schools in the league. For top students, Dean Cardner was ranked 6th and Lakshya Jain was ranked 23rd out of all 8th graders in the league. For the region, KPMS was ranked 1st out of five schools. Dean was ranked as the top student in our region and Lakshya was ranked 4th.

For the full New England Math League results for middle school, please refer to NEML's official results. 7th Grade results begin on page 8 and 8th Grade results begin on page 15.

Great job to our KPMS math students!

From the Guidance Department

Please follow this link and take a moment to learn about progressive muscle relaxation in this week's Mindful Minute.

Each week, the KPMS Guidance Department is reaching out to our students to help them understand that there are things they can do with their mind to support their well-being. The newsletter provides specific strategies that they can use.

Information for Current 8th Graders

8th Grade Team Ceremonies - Friday, June 12, 2020

Although the school building is closed, KPMS still wants to celebrate our 8th graders on the accomplishment of finishing middle school and moving on to high school. On Friday, June 12, rather than meeting in the KPMS auditorium, we will be meeting virtually to hold a team end of year ceremony. At each team ceremony, we will recognize our students and give out academic awards. Parents, guardians, and siblings are welcome to attend. See below for ceremony times. We will share more information about the event in the coming weeks.

  • White 8 (Moose) - 10:00 AM

  • Yellow 8 - 12:00 PM

  • Green 8 - 2:00 PM

In preparation for the ceremony, each 8th grader will create a personalized slide for our team presentation. Information about the slide will be communicated with the students by their team teachers this week.

High School Walk Through/Open Door Day - TBD

For current 8th graders -- King Philip Regional High School plans on holding an "open door" day in late August. The date is yet to be determined. Please contact the KPRHS main office at 508-384-1000 if you have any questions.

High School Athletics - for Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

Is your child interested in playing a Fall sport at KP High School? Registration will open in July and the season starts in August. The High School will offer Cheerleading, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Unified Basketball. Football will start on August 21 and all other sports will start on August 24. Parents will receive an email once registration is open. Please contact Athletic Director Gary Brown at browng@kingphilip.org if you have any questions.

Virtual Webinar Opportunity for Parents and Caregivers

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Teens, Tweens & Quarantines - Tuesday, May 19, at 6:30 PM

A Virtual Forum for Parents and Caregivers

Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on youth mental health and what parents and caregivers can do to provide support. Discuss practical approaches to parenting, the signs of stress, anxiety, and depression, and how we can help our youth navigate home, family, friends, and school, with plenty time for questions. This presentation is intended to support parents and caregivers of upper elementary-, middle-, and high school-level students.

Presented by Jon Mattleman, MS. For the full flyer, please follow this link.

Questions? Please contact pearld@kingphilip.org.

To Register: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/11/vo21lsr

Presented with support from Minding your Mind and KyleCares, The Kyle Johnson Foundation.

Food Access

Families in need from King Philip, Plainville, Wrentham, and Norfolk Schools may access food distribution provided through the Plainville and Wrentham Schools while schools remain closed:

Mondays and Thursdays, 9-11 am and 5-6 pm

Anna Jackson Elementary School, 68 Messenger Street, Plainville (gym door)

Families should drive up and open their car trunk. Staff members will deliver food directly to your car.

Norfolk Schools will make grab and go lunches available for pickup by families indicating need while schools remain closed:

Parents can contact the Norfolk Superintendent's office directly at (508)528-1225 to request grab and go meals.

Tuesdays, 9-10 am

Freeman-Kennedy School, 70 Boardman Street, Norfolk

Families should drive up to Door #4 and open your car trunk. Staff will come out to place the food bags directly into your car.

Families impacted financially can contact KP Cares through rowec@kingphilip.org for consideration for grocery store gift cards.

Free Food for families in need through Hockomock YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA will provide food bags to families in need at all branches.

Wednesdays, 1-2 and 5-6 pm

Foxboro: 67 Mechanic Street

Franklin: 45 Forge Hill Road

North Attleboro: 300 Elmwood Road

Drive up to YMCA branch main entrance and a staff member will come out and place a food bag in your vehicle.

Families are encouraged to access local food pantries as necessary.

Local Pantries

Norfolk Food Pantry

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Road, Norfolk

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 (Proof of residency required)

Plainville- Living Bread Food Pantry

16 East Bacon Street, Plainville

Wednesdays, beginning at 6:00 pm (Proof of residency required)

Wrentham Food Pantry

Original Congregational Church, 1 East Street, Wrentham

Saturdays, 10:00 am - noon (Proof of residency required)

Other Food Access Resources

Resources for Families -- Food Access and/or Loss of Wages

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