KP Connection

November 11, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • 11/11 - 7/8 Grade Fundraiser Dance for Allison Teronnes - 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • 11/12 - Stand Up to Cancer Walk for Allison - 11am back of KP - sign up here
  • 11/14 - Build Your Own Family Charter Night - 7pm - KP Commons
  • 11/15-11/17 - Student Led Conferences (see schedule below)
  • 11/17 - Report Cards distributed to students
  • 11/18 - ESOL to CT Science Center- 8:45am to 1:45pm
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.

Lead Learner Note on Student-Led Conferences

We have Student-Led conferences coming up next week! While we see this as a wonderful time of celebration of what students have accomplished and the goals they have set, we know that it can also be a stressful time. While sometimes the time allotted never seems long enough, it is my belief that conferences are just one example of the home-school connection that we should be working on all year. Your child has prepared to share their most important work and talk about their learning thus far. However, we know that it is not possible to know everything there is to know about your child's education after a 15 to 20-minute conference. We hope that this will be a continuation of your communication with your child and the teachers around the learning that is happening at school. During the conference, there will be an opportunity for parents/caregivers to ask questions of the host teacher. My advice is to think about the most important topic you want to discuss and send the teacher a note in advance letting them know that this is what you hope to talk about during that portion of the conference.

Please also do not be surprised if you see any of the administrators stop in as we love to hear directly from students about their learning and growth.

Student Led Conferences

11/15 - dismissal is 12:45pm

11/16 - dismissal is 1:30pm

11/17 - dismissal is 12:45pm

Family Night Event-- November 14, 2016-7:00pm-8:30pm-: KP Commons

Join us for an interactive workshop on the Family Charter! The Charter is a written agreement you create as a family that describes how you want to feel at home, what you can do to create those feelings, and how you agree to handle conflict.

The Charter can help you and your family create the positive emotional climate that you’d all like to have at home. Bring your family and create your Family Charter together, with our guidance.

Facilitator: Ms. Laura Wilson, LPC, KP Middle School Counselor

Light refreshments served. RSVP here

Great Night Creating Care Packages for our Troops

Military Cookie Bake

Important Information needed.

It is important that we have the most current information on file. Please let us know of any changes to your information (telephone/emergency numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, etc). Notify the school office if changes need to be made.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.


The following students were awarded “Character Counts at KP” certificates. These students are honored for exhibiting one of our positive character traits: Respectful, Responsible, or Citizenship. Please join us in congratulating: Amy Z, Dubella U, Victoria C, Anabel D, Isabella G, Daequan B, Maurice G, Amya H, Simon R, Jennifer B, Cindy S, Juliannah X, Benjamin B, Elijah H, Kia H, Adam G, Najma I, Jhoana R, Baylee K, Janayah B, Owen M, Marissa P, Guadalupe R, Kayla R, Artemis R, Anne C, Adrian D, Jacob H, Jenna V, Camden C, Salahdin B, Luke W, Lyndes S, Jazelyn L, Lauren F, Shaye F, Kalani R, Samuel S, Egypt O, Amerrah H, Gabriel D, Anthony P, Jalissa S, Lucas B, Sophia D, Kimberly M, Valeria V, Benjamin S, Julianna d, Akshatha N, Lillian W, Katelyn A, Kaitlyn T, Madeline A, Princess N, Noe C, Jayden E, Samuel F, Brody M, Maxwell P, Cam'Ron M and Eli K.

October Students of the Month: Parth S, Virginia D, Shaye F, Omar B, Joshua B, Jennifer B, Elizabeth Y, Lucas B, Bhajan D, Laylah P, Sean Z, Jasleen K, Cathy H, Benjamin B, Julia B, Luke D and Josephine M.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair is coming!!!!

As the holiday season approaches, so does the annual King Philip Middle School Barnes and Noble Book Fair. This year's event is Wednesday, December 7th from 10am-5pm. The book fair is great opportunity to do a little holiday shopping and a great way to raise funds for KP! Stay tuned for more details. . .

Parent/Guardian volunteers requested for King Philip’s Safe School Climate Committee (SSCC)

The SSCC meets after school, once each month (11/22/16, 12/20/16, 1/24/17, 2/16/17, 3/23/17, 4/20/17, 5/18/17, & 6/15/17) from 3:00 - 4:00. During these meetings, the SSCC discusses school-wide efforts to minimize mean behaviors and also basic safety drills and procedures. Parent/guardian perspective is needed on this year’s committee. Please respond to if you are interested in hearing more and/or participating.


Thanks to all who attended to KP PTO meeting last week. A special thanks to Sue Schaefer of Academic Coaching Associates who gave an enlightening presentation on the proper use of Power School as a tool to help students take ownership in the learning process. If you would like to contact Sue about your child please call 860-297-1591.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
Roni Rodman

Student Opportunities/After School Information

Dear 8th grade parents/caregivers

In an effort to support lifelong readers in collaboration with the West Hartford Public Library, we are happy to announce on Tuesday 11/22 staff from WH Public Library will be at King Philip to register and distribute library cards to interested 8th graders. Student's will need to complete a brief form with their name, address, phone and home email and then they will get their library card that day.

Here is a link to the application:

A WH Public Library card will allow them access to all the services and programs that the public library has to offer - including print/ebooks, databases, and the WH Library Minecraft server.

If you do not wish your child to participate in this event, please send an email to Mrs. deMello, ( and we will honor your request.

Denise deMello

Library Media Specialist and Certified Google Educator

King Philip Middle School

860 233 - 8236 x2268 ​

After School Club Listings - -click below

2016-17 Nov-Dec Intramural Menu & Descriptions

Check out the new intramural offerings. 8th Grade PLAE on Thursdays, Basketball, Volleyball, Knitting Club and a 2nd day of 7th grade PLAE

After-school Activities Schedule

This calendar hosts all of our after school activities, including Intramurals.

Looking for Ways for your child to volunteer? Click Below

Parent/Caregiver Resources

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Information Session:

Come and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of West Hartford children by expanding your parental toolbox to include leadership and advocacy skills. The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) trains, inspires and empowers parents to become effective advocates for children. To learn more about this dynamic program, please join us on Friday, December 2 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Charter Oak's Family Resource Center.

Call 860-929-5575 to RSVP. Kids are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is and Why It Matters

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.

Community Events

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Bridge Family Center Newsletter

Please click on the following link for the most recent Bridge Family Center Newsletter:
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