KP Connection

March 31, 2017

Important - There will be no PLAE on Tuesday, April 4th

Need to Know Dates

  • 4/2 -

    World Autism Awareness Day

  • 4/2 - Character Counts Bowling @ Silver Lanes - 2 - 3:30pm
  • 4/4 - Faculty Meeting - There are no late buses
  • 4/5 - Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • 4/6 - Author Visit to the Garnet Team
  • 4/7 - Grade 6 Read-A-Thon
  • 4/7 - End of Quarter 3
  • 4/10 - 4/14 - Spring Recess - There is no school
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.

After School Activities

KP's After School Activities Calendar

Stay in the know about our clubs and activities happening during the week.

School News

Butter Braids will be delivered Wednesday, April 5th

Orders will be available for pickup in the auditorium foyer after 1:30pm. Students may pick up small orders on their way to the bus or parents/caregivers may pick up orders until 6pm. Butter Braids are frozen so its important they get picked up promptly as we have limited freezer space. Thank you for your support!

Check out What our School Counselors are Doing (click below)

WHPS Career Technical Education News - Spring Edition

Cycle Against Cancer

Please click on the following link for an article published in the Hartford Courant: http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-wh-west-hartford-cycle-against-cancer-0330-20170329-story.html highlighting our Cycle Against Cancer fundraiser for the Terrones Family. Included are pictures of KP staff and students!

Congratulations Mr. Felekey

Give Mr. Felekey a high five! Mr. Felekey, 8th grade science teacher, recently earned funding at DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called "Anyone Can Build and Program a Robot!".

8th Grade Families - Save the Date

Monday, May 1, for KP's History Night. From 6:30-7:30,


All three teams will participate in this event where students will share their research and learning on the topic of Taking and Stand in History.

KP's Multicultural Celebration Is Back!

Some of you may know it as International Night, but this year we decided to call it KP's Multicultural Celebration. This year's celebration will occur on Friday, May 5 from 6 to 8 pm. Entertainment will begin at 6 and dinner will begin at 6:30. If you and your families would like to participate in one of the most festive events of the year, please click here to RSVP:


https://docs.google.com/a/whps.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9OPSsyMreuOETAG_2h_igjbChSwqWTVB0K3k65cOWODyPBw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Thank you

Thank you to everyone for supporting Orange Out Day last Friday. We collected $298.27! Cole and Willem are working on the next phase of their project - challenging other schools.

Student News

Please support our 6th grade readers

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Go Chess Club!

On Saturday at Kingswood Oxford School, KP players participated in the 2017 CCO Statewide Scholastic Chess Championships (Day 1 North), and won the following placements:


1st Place Team in K-8 Under 800 Section

3rd Place Team in K-12 Under 1200 Section

1st Place Indiv in K-8 Under 800 (Steven T)


Also participating were:


Pranav B

Caitlin S

Ethan S

Gavin B

Dov G


Sam L participated in the first day of the two-day K-12 Open Section, which continues at Amistad High School in New Haven this Saturday.

Opportunities to Support

Informed and Connected - WHPS Board of Education 2017-2018 Budget Information

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7 p.m - Board Budget Adoption – April 4, Town Hall, 7 PM


Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7 p.m. - Town votes on the budget Town Council Adoption –

Parents and Caregivers of KP 6th graders…

We are looking for some volunteers for our 1st annual KP Grade Six Read-a-thon being held Friday April 7th! We need volunteers to count pledge money Friday morning starting at 7:45am and volunteers to hand out ice cream treats at 2:10pm. We also will need volunteers on Friday, April 21st starting at 7:45am to finish counting the pledges. If you are able to help out, please email Lisa Rich at Lrich3.LR@gmail.com .


We look forward to having you share in our Read-a-thon!


West Hartford's Cookin' 2017 - April 1st-6:30 - 9:00pm

Buy your Tickets - Join West Hartford's "Celebrity" Chefs as they don chefs' aprons for an evening of food sampling, fun, and silent & live auction to benefit the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools. - West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium

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Parent/Caregiver Resources

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Community Events

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

ALL children and families are invited to Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 4th from 12:00 to 8:00pm! Since 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has been saying “thank you” to fans around the world by sponsoring Free Cone Day. Ben & Jerry’s of West Hartford Center has selected Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as their charity of choice for their Free Cone Day Celebration! On this special day, the register doesn’t open. One hundred percent of event proceeds benefit the kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Free Ice Cream Cones, Giveaways & Much More! Please click on the following link for more information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8VH2Eh7ZcftTFhUYlU0TVhGaURSdm9CWEdocUhhbUtoRjZB

Mental Health Awareness Month

To mark Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Jewish Family Services and Tara’s Closet will host a compassionate community-wide conversation led by an outstanding panel of national experts and local members of our community who have been impacted by mental illness. Join us on Thursday, May 11 for an unforgettable evening discussion aimed at tearing down the many misconceptions surrounding mental illness.

Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended. Order today. www.jfshartford.org/tickets

Summer Opportunities

Capital Community College will be hosting the 4th annual Summer Computer Science Program for middle school students (aged 12-15).

June 19th - June 30th


8:30am - 4:00pm

The 2017 summer program contains two tracks - Mobile Application Development and Cybersecurity.

Lunch is provided to students each day. Need-based scholarships are available to Hartford and East Hartford residents. The program website is: www.capitalcc.edu/csprogram

"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 www.whps.org/pa189."