KP Connection

April 24th, 2015

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Things to KNOW

April 27th & 28th
  • State Testing continues. Please see the schedule for more detailed information.

April 24th

  • End Of UA Rotation 4
  • 6th Gr Hot Shots Event -Lg Cafe 3:00 pm to 4:30pm
  • "Opening Lines: A Student-Led Workshop for Parents on Talking with your Teen About Substance Use" 6:30-8:00pm in the multipurpose room at Sedgwick Middle School. (see flyer at the end for more details)

April 27th

PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

April 30th-May 2nd

  • Legally Blond Jr. Drama Production

May 4th-8th

  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, 2015 (National Day is May 5th)
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The following students were awarded “Character Counts at KP” certificates. These students are honored for deeds which warrant praise and demonstrate that King Philip Middle School students continue to exhibit one of our positive character traits; Respectful, Responsible or Citizenship. Please join in congratulating Christopher L, Beau A, Isabella B, John K, Wen Z, Tommy A, Julia T, Margaret M, Andrew L, Kobe D, Divine E, Anthony P, Asayah A, Ella V, Jessica Z, Natasha C, Joshua C. Liv D, Drew S, Benjamin G, Andre E, Jordan F, Selma A, Alexandra F, Mustafa O, Brendan M, Leann G, Joy Z, Adam L, Katelyn S, Ruben M, Trey F, Anastazia C, Gabriel S, Samantha B, Molly, Z, Bianca C, Eli S, Cooper R, James R, Max R, Jonathan L, Niija D, Sophie T, Lola S, Max J, Elizabeth Y, Sarah W, Naiwen W, Justin N, Christopher M, Kevin T, Bridget H, Harrison E, Genevieve L, Alex M, Jack C, Joy L, Rebecca M, Isabella P, Sophie A, Isabella M, Paul V, Jenna Z, Jenna S, Harrison M, Carina A, Sylvia W, Mia D, Madison Z, Liam W, Spencer M, Lauren T, Matthew K, Shaun M, Samuel G, Lorenza G, Anne H, Nathin B, Nicole A, Sophie E, Gordon Y, Arden H, Joniel O, Margaret M, William F, Samuel P, Jayce H, Ryan N, Ariel B, Lauren C, Samuel M, Margaret M, Cameron R, Delnaz A, Disha H, Katherine G, Nicole S, Jessica M, Beau W, Rachel J, Victoria I, Victor M, Matthew G, Carlos F, Allison F, Daniel H, Randy P, Noah H, Joseph S, Mia D, Nicklaus R, Cole M, Justin M, Maya I, Leah J, Allison F, Alyson L, Victoria I, Lindsay F, Lily B, Leah S, Silvie P, Olivia P, Deanna M, Charles C, Tomi C, Leonardo E, Benjamin C, Reatt S, Ryan O, Chase M, Emma B, Lucy P, Carl N, John M, Sydney B, Brianna B, Ryan V, Angela Z, Lauren H, Breana P, Caitlin W, Kimberly M, Calista C, Vulang N, Isaac L, Brooks M, Ethan R, Joshua L, Charlotte K, Bryana M, Lauren T, Isabelle D, Josephine M, Jennifer C, George T, Ian W, John B, Keara M, Ashley G, Brianna J, Oliver W, Jules R, Carter O, Cecilia E, Julia C, Justin A, Benny C, Lauren M, Gabriela C, Brandon W, Olivia B, Benjamin Z and Julia M.

Students of the Month

Olivia P, Patrick K, Cathy H, Selma A, Jacqueline G, Jack M, Ian W, Aine D, Aishwarya S, Zachary M, Nicole S, Evan L, Ava T, Mark R, Harrison E, Genevieve L, Boden W and Lyla R.

Congratulations to the following 6th grade students for placing in the top ten in the nation for the Concours Exam (annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French).

Meredith S.

Jack Brown

Ben Levine

Noah Y-M

Drew Seidman

Ethan Raisner

Brooks McConnell

Congratulations to Sarah L. for being recognized as the National Council for the Teacher's of English's The Promising Young Writers Award. She was the only young writer recognized in the state of CT.

Survey Time --PLEASE Share your Feedback about how we recognize students at KP

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (click here) about our Character Counts and Postcards. Your feedback will help us plan as we go into next year.

Help Us Celebrate our Diversity!

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International Night - Volunteers and Donations Needed!

If any parent or guardian would like to volunteer their time to help organize this event, please e-mail Marisa Tamayo ( or Johanna Kosienski ( If you are not able to volunteer your time, but would still like to help, we would be happy to accept the following donations: paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups, napkins, serving utensils, streamers, balloons, plastic tablecloths. Please deliver any donations to either Marisa Tamayo or Johannah Kosienski. Thank you in advance for everyone's support!


Please be aware that before the first day of your child's 7th grade school year, the following information needs to be brought to the school nurse.

1. Physical exam completed after 7/1/2013

2. Updated immunizations to include Menactra, Tdap and 2 Varicella

Thank you and if you have any questions call us.

Melissa Hawkins RN and Kathy Condon RN

office # 860-929-5260

fax # 860-929-5283

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Opportunities for Students

Step up to the Plate 7th and 8th Graders!!! - Baseball Game Announcers Wanted!

Join “The Press Boxers”!

Who: 7th and 8th grade baseball fans who have aged out of Little League but would

like to volunteer and be involved.

What: Commit to 1 or 2 games a week, maybe more!

Where: Games at the West Hartford Little League UConn Fields

When: Various week night and Sunday games

Why: Why not? Join the Press Boxers to learn how to be an announcer, keep stats and help make the Little League experience exceptional for all players!

Informational meeting to be scheduled! Contact WHLL Press Boxers if you are interested in learning more. Email:

Tell a friend!

TECH SAVVY event for girls in grades 6-9


is holding its

SECOND annual


for girls in grades 6-9



on MAY 2, 2015. Please click here to register.


Appreciate a Teacher and Support the Foundation for WHPS

West Hartford Special Education PTO

Wednesday, April 29th

Meeting at 7pm

Join us at Sedgwick Middle School for an informative meeting for all parents. "Planning for the future - transition services, estate planning, financial planning." Please join Suzanne Neville, Esg., Stuart Hawkins Financial Advisor and Lisa Paragone DDS Transition Advisor

Questions? Please contact us at