King Philip Middle School Newsletter
May 18, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
High School Athletics - for Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians
Virtual Webinar Opportunity for Parents and Caregivers
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 email@example.com.
To Register: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/11/vo21lsr
Presented with support from Minding your Mind and KyleCares, The Kyle Johnson Foundation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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)