KP Connection

September 30, 2016

Lead Learner Highlights

What a wonderful week! We enjoyed welcoming 8th grade families on Monday and watching the smiles of students as they returned from team building field trips this week. October 4th marks the midpoint for the first quarter. Please check Power School with your child and have a discussion about their learning and their progress. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher.

Have a great long weekend!

Upcoming Events


  • 1st - Park Road Parade
  • 3rd - NO SCHOOL in observance of the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah
  • 4th - Faculty Meeting - No Afterschool Activities - Skiclub Informational @7pm
  • 6th - School Pictures
  • 10th - Columbus Day - School and offices closed
  • 11th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Day
  • 12th - NO SCHOOL in observance of Yom Kippur
  • 14th - School Fundraising Assemblies --Help support KP

Our Week of Learning in Pictures

Picture Day is October 6th

Forms were sent home yesterday!

UPDATE about a KP Student & a Family in Need

The family has now given us permission to share information regarding our 7th grade student Allison Terrones who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. As a school community, we are committed to supporting the Terrones family in anyway we can and we want to thank you for the generosity you have shown. The family deeply appreciates the love and support they have received.

Our students have reached out with kind hearts and many ideas to support their friend and classmate as she undergoes treatment. In an effort to give students a collective way to show their support for Allison, our teachers Nancy Faulkner and Margie Scobbo will be organizing a 7th and 8th grade dance on Friday, November 11th here at KP from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.. To make this fundraising event a success, we need your help. Would you consider donating your time to chaperone the dance, baking goodies to sell at the dance, or donating paper products? If you are willing to help, please contact Margie Scobbo at

I am also including a Go Fund Me effort (see below) started to support a medical fund for Allison's medical treatment.


The KP PTO is in need of a hospitality coordinator and a fundraising coordinator . You will have access to all of the volunteer lists to make your job as easy as possible. Please send an email to

Thank you

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Library Media Center News

Makerspace in the LMC: this month's activity - duct tape bookmarks. Announcements will be made this week to inform students about how to sign up.

KP is collecting box tops! Have your child check with their team leader for the location of their team's collection box. Here is a link to frequently asked questions.

Vacant Seat Program Application Start date is Monday, October 3, 2016

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 3rd. Requests are taken in this office by telephone on a first come, first served basis starting at 8:00 am.

Summary of 6th and 7th Grade Open House Feedback - Thank you for taking the time to share your input.

Student Opportunities/After School Information

KP Daily Bulletin - Stay Up To Date

This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.

Technology and Engineering Club Starting soon! Click below for more information.

UPDATED-Ski Wednesday Informational Mtg Oct. 4 @ 7pm

Please click here to learn more about Ski Wednesday Parent-Run Group 2017. Sign-ups will happen at the meeting in the small cafeteria.

2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is now open

Is your child practicing Good Citizenship through active community service? Please consider applying for this award. King Philip has the opportunity to nominate 1 student. Please have students submit applications to the principal by Nov. 8.

Random Hacks of Kindness Junior - Coding for a Cause

If you haven't had a chance to experience the power of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, now is the time! Register your child and come see first hand how coding for social good changes children's perception of technology. Registration fills quickly.

Parent/Caregiver Resources and Community Events

In the Community

Dear WHPS PTO Presidents,

My name is Laura Faga and I am co-president of the Norfeldt PTO with Tara Deveney. We are hosting our first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 5th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. This year our school is focusing on mindfulness and the PTO is excited to have Joanna Curry-Sartori, a marriage and family therapist from the Bridge Family Center, as our guest speaker. She will be presenting "The Power of Pausing" to the Norfeldt Community. We would like to invite your schools to attend this special event. I have attached the flyer and ask that you share it with your schools. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thank you so much! Have a great weekend

Laura Faga

Please click on the link for more information:

Free Event but registration is required

Unified Theater

Unified Theater will mark its 15th anniversary with a year-long celebration of inclusion and creativity, and we invite you to join in! Join us at events and community discussions throughout the school year focused around celebrating our growth and continuing to build more inclusive communities.

The “Orange Ball: A Halloween Birthday Bash” kicks off the anniversary year events on October 29th. Parents, donors, community members and Halloween lovers alike will come together to eat, drink, dance, and compete for best costume, all while raising support for Unified Theater. The anniversary celebrations will continue with a variety of special events throughout the school year for Unified Theater supporters of all ages and interests, with a focus on our founding town of West Hartford. “We are so grateful for all of the support that the community of West Hartford has given to Unified Theater over the past 15 years,” said Laura McLelland, CEO of Unified Theater Inc. “Our largest programs are here. We pilot new programs like CampUT with local partners, and a great many of our donors live right here in West Hartford. It seemed only fitting to use our anniversary to say thank you to the town that made our success possible.”

And of course, original student shows featuring rockstars of all abilities at Sedgwick MS, King Philip MS, and Conard & Hall will be performed throughout the year. Plus, new programs at Bristow MS and a fall offering of Unified Theater at Hall HS for both Conard & Hall students, will offer even more inclusive and creative performances! (Visit for full show listings.)

Interested in learning more? Visit for upcoming event details, or contact Rachel Griffin, Development & Communication Manager, at or 860-559-3810.

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