KP Monday Memo

February 22 - Week 28

Upcoming Events


  • 2/22 - LUV Concert
  • 2/23 - DS Bldg - Joint with Hall Admin @ KP - 1 to 2:30pm
  • 2/24 - World Read Aloud Day
  • 2/24 - CSI - Conference Prep
  • 2/25 - Leadership and Extended Leadership -- Joy out all day and Marc and Justin leaving at 12:40pm
  • 3/2 - Parent Conferences - 1:30 dismissal
  • 3/4 - Basketball for Paul Fundraiser - 6 to 8pm
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From the Safe School Climate Committee:

Teachers, please place the bold sentence below at the top of ALL sub plans and ensure that this information is the foremost information in your sub folder.

In the event of an emergency, (fire drills, lock-downs, etc) please refer to the RED EMERGENCY FOLDER located _________________ (please fill in the preceding blank).

Wellness Moment - Sign up for Your Massage -- Many spaces remain!

Capitol Chiropractic Center will provide 10 minute chair massages for our staff on Monday, February 29th in the PLC Room. In addition to the massage, they provide snacks. All CREST meetings will happen on team that day.

In support of the Boys and Girls Club you are welcome to leave a tip (not required) or a school supply (pencils, crayons, paper, etc) to support their after school programming (Again, not required).

A sign up sheet is available in the main office.

Are you taking a Meta Moment?

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Upcoming Faculty Breakfast

Please join us for the faculty breakfast on Friday, March 4th to honor Eric Lord as we say good-bye and wish him well as he pursues new adventures.

Also, thank you to all who have recently contributed to Cheer. We are still accepting contributions. Please put cash/check made out to KP in Gina Pudlo's mailbox. $30 full time/$20 part time.


Please be sure to write it on the whiteboard in the office if you are having your class in a different location. Reserving a location does not ensure that the staff will know.

Thank you

Coffee House News

Monday- 2nd period

Thursday- 2nd period with Bagels and Cream Cheese for $1.50 from Lox Stock & Bagels

Firestarters - we will be selling those for $3.00.


These delicious Butter Braid Pastries (you had them at the admin breakfast) are a welcome addition to any meal.

All funds raised will be used to support KP families in times of need.

March 2nd - All order forms and money need to be turned in.

March 15th - Pick-up from 3-6pm in KP auditorium.

It Matters: Paul Duquette Memorial

Still accepting Donations to the Go Fund Me Page (click here) and raffle items/basket donations for the March Paint Night.

Things Noticed . . .

  • 7th grade science students acting out the process of mitosis

  • 8th grade language arts students owning a fishbowl discussion, being very comfortable sharing ideas with peers

  • 7th grade physical education students taking risks, performing salsa dances before their peers

  • Teachers reflecting thoughtfully and planning ambitiously during mid-year conferences

  • 6th grade social studies students analyzing population statistics and representing their analyses creatively

  • 8th grade science students learning about the properties of matter

  • 7th grade science students applying their knowledge about the cell cycle

  • 8th grade science students reviewing what the learned about energy

  • 7th grade social studies students practicing and applying inquiry skills as they learn about India

  • Staff members supporting a grieving student and his family

You're a GEM

  • Joe, Brian, Charlotte and Gwen from KP Admin for supporting 51 students at the Northern Regionals Concert where they blew audience members away.

  • Karen Walsh from KP Admin for her focus on supporting those in need within our community. Most recently, organizing a fundraiser to support KP families.

Passing of the Rocks

Marilyn Clarke is passing the Student Success Rock to ALL King Philip Middle School staff members & volunteers. Thank you for playing an active role in the success of students in this school. Whether it is through a friendly smile, a helping hand, or kind words, these simple, yet profound acts of love help students develop into productive citizens within our school and beyond. Thank you for all you do on a daily basis.

Because of such a short week, we will be starting up "Passing of the Rocks" next Monday. The following have had the honor of being recipients of the "Rocks": Amethyst Team, Maile Aleksa, Matt Bannon, Jen Bhatia, Courtney Baron, Danelia Brown, Mei-Ling Caldera, Alma Callazo, Megan Cassidy, Marilyn Clarke, Kathy Condon, Alana Cosgrove, Ed D'Addio, Liz D'Attilio, Denise deMello, Laurie Ferreira, Stacy Genova, Stacey Grindle, Pete Gustafson, Melissa Hawkins, Anne Higgins, Sarah Isaacs, Deanna Johnson, Jess Kerelejza, Johannah Kosienski, Shoshana LaPointe. Rebecca Lewis, Maria Marchese, Sue Martucci, Marianne Murawski, Cheryl Pacyna, Jeanne Pascon, Marnie Paulus, Katie Pearson, Gina Pudlo, Erin Rauseo, Cindy Rodriguez, Mike Rollins, Brandon Steben, Marisa Tamayo, Susanne Torcasio, Joy Wright, Art Yepes

RESOURCES for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

Great Tips with a video (so worth the 10 minutes)

Check out our Family Newsletter: The KP Connection