KP Connection

September 22, 2017

Need to Know Dates

  • Monday, 9/25 - 8th Grade Open House - 6:30 to 8:00pm

  • Tuesday, 9/26 - PTO Kick Off - 7:00pm

  • Thursday, 9/28 - Camp Sloper - Sapphire Team - 9:00am to 1:30pm

  • Friday - 9/29 - Chinese Culture Trip to CCSU - 8:00am to 2:30pm

  • Friday - 9/29 - Riverfront Recapture - Amethyst Team - 9:00am to 145pm

  • Tuesday - 10/3 - Winding Trails - Turquoise Team - 9:00am to 1:30pmRiverfront

  • Tuesday - 10/3 -Recapture -Garnet Team - 9:00am to 1:45pm

  • Friday - 10/6 - Riverfront Recapture - Emerald Team - 9:00am to 1:45pm

Daily Bulletin

Click here for KP's daily announcements about upcoming activities and opportunities.

School News

Lead Learner Highlights

Dear KP Families,

We enjoyed meeting so many of you at our 6th and 7th Grade Open House last week, and we are looking forward to our 8th Grade Open House this week. Please report to your child's Morning Advisory class, as we will start promptly at 6:30 pm. As you browse through this week's newsletter, please be sure to note that there are two new opportunities parents/caregivers are offering to our students for Chess and Squash club. If you are looking to serve KP, we'd love your help in our school Color Run Fundraiser (see below). Finally, please do not miss the support resources available via SEPTO.

For those celebrating Rosh Hashanah, Shana Tovah.

Student Opportunities

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Have you always wondered what Squash was? Or, did you want to learn how to play? Click the flyer below for two great opportunities to learn more.

Opportunities to Serve the KP Community

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Mr. Felekey is running a Donors Choose Project

Parent Information

Please join us for the PTO Kickoff Meeting!

When: Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm

Where: The Commons at King Philip Middle School

Come hungry. Big Y has generously donated pizza for the meeting.

We will discuss the school survey results and the school goals with Principal Wright and highlight some of the events happening throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to contact Cheri Bramble at with any questions.

Buy Your Groceries and Support KP -- Click Below for our Big Y Fundraiser

Get Involved at KP -- Start with the PTO

There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.

West Hartford Special Education PTO September & October 2016 Events


Membership Drive

West Hartford SEPTO (Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization) invites you to join our dynamic group, serving the needs of our community. We are a district wide PTO that focuses on special education issues for all the children in our town from Pre-K – High School, at all of our schools. Our website,, contains our calendar of events and special education resource links as well as other helpful information. We encourage parents & guardians of students with IEPs and 504 Plans to join WHSEPTO in addition to their local school’s PTO/PTA. To join West Hartford SEPTO please register online at

Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm

"Meet and Greet" with West Hartford's Director of Pupil Services, Gretchen Nelson

Connect with other parents of children with IEPs, meet the Director of Pupil Services and hear about her vision for Special Education in West Hartford. If you have questions or concerns you’d like addressed, please send them to and we’ll forward them to Dr. Nelson.

NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford

Friday, October 6 from 9:30am to 10:30am

Coffee & Conversation" at Panera in Bishops Corner

The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special education services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting. We generally meet in the back of the restaurant.

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm

Becoming Your Child’s Best School Advocate: Tips and Tools for Supporting Your Child with an Educational Disability

Carrie Berman, Special Education Advocate and one of the founding members of the West Hartford Special Education PTO, will share her top strategies to help parents effectively communicate with their child’s school and advocate for an appropriate education. Participants will learn tips on preparing for PPT meetings, how to foster positive relationships with teachers and how to work collaboratively as a team even when they disagree.

NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford

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Parent/Caregiver Resources

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Noah Webster House --West Hartford Hauntings


West Hartford Public Schools Mentor Program

Help us spread the word - Mentoring matters!

We are calling on all mentors to spread the word about the value of mentoring. Please take a moment to think about your own mentoring experience. Share this experience with others - your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

Help us tap potential recruits by encouraging others to complete an application (attached) for the Fall New Mentor Workshop to learn more about mentoring.

Fall New Mentor Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Conard High School – Rm. 169

110 Beechwood Drive, West Hartford

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Refreshments will be served)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Susan Weinberger, President, Mentor Consulting Group

Those who are interested may sign up for the October 24 New Mentor Workshop by contacting Carol Wilkas, West Hartford Public Schools, District Mentor Coordinator, at 860-231-6009.

As always, we thank you for your continued support of the Mentor Program.

"Public Act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit"