KP Student Connection 12-19-14

A Newsletter from Principal Wright

A 7th Grade Student needs your feedback. Sylvie has created a Nutrition Survey for students to take to gather information about how to improve the offerings at KP. If you are unable to take it at home, please ask your MA or LL teacher about using a chromebook. Thank you for your support.

World Language Contests!

Contests by the CT Council of Language Teachers (COLT)

For questions about either of these contests, please contact the teacher mentioned.

Poetry Contest: The Connecticut Council Of Language Teachers will present its annual poetry recitation contest in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin only), English To Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ELL), French, German, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Spanish on Tuesday – March 17, 2015 (snow date: Thursday - March 19, 2015). The contest will take place at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, CT (203.294.5350). The contest will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. and will end by 6:30 p.m. Information regarding the poems to recite will be given to students.

The internal contest for interested participants will be on JANUARY 12th after school from 3:00-4:00pm. If your child is interested, please have him or her contact sixth grade World Language teacher Ms. Pearson room 213 or The department will cover the entry fees and the school will cover the transportation to the event if there are large number of participants.

Poster Contest: THEME: Lead With Languages: Global Skills for a Competitive Edge

Flyers detailing the expectations (click here) are available to all interested students in their MA and were e-mailed to them as well. All submissions must be submitted by February 19th to Mrs. Scobbo. Select World Language teachers use the judging criteria to select the 5 posters that will represent KP in this state-wide competition. If your child is interested, please have him or her contact sixth grade World Language teacher Mrs. Scobbo room 6 or at The department will cover the entry fees for the posters chosen.

A Student Contest Where your Voice Can be Heard and Your Creativity Can Shine

How would you change education so you can learn more and better? From now until March 2, 2015, the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) are challenging middle and high school students across the state to develop creative videos and compelling essays (high school division only) that articulate their ideas for improving education in Connecticut. Whether they've brainstormed creative ways to increase learning opportunities outside of the classroom or have unique ideas for increasing collaboration among their peers, we want to hear about it!

They are only accepting entries in the 3rd Annual Student Voices in Education Contest until March 2, 2015 so don't delay. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division. To learn more and to enter, visit