KP Connection

September 15, 2017

Need to Know Dates

  • Monday, 9/18 - 6th/7th Open House

  • 6th Grade Showcase - 6:00 - 6:30pm
    6th & 7th Grades Open House - 6:30pm

  • Tuesday, 9/19 - Riverfront Recapture (Garnet Team) - 9 to 1:45pm

  • Tuesday, 9/19 - Camp Sloper (Ruby Team) 9 to 1:30pm

  • Thursday, 9/21 - Rosh Hashanah - No School

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

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

Daily Bulletin

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

School News

Lead Learner Highlights

Dear KP Families,


I am so excited about entering the 3rd week of school. Students are exploring and demonstrating their learning in a number of ways. Our intramurals and after-school activities are getting up and running. Please be sure check out our daily bulletin and after school calendar for the available opportunities. We can't wait for you to get a glimpse of our school during our upcoming Open Houses. While I will be acting as a parent and principal on the 18th, I look forward to connecting with you then.

Students in ACTION-- BE THE ONE

Harvey Fundraiser



8th Grade student Alex B. started a fundraiser for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey by selling t-shirts he made on Customink and he has already sold 23 shirts. There are only _____ days left of the fundraiser. Thank You for any support you can give to this student's efforts.



Here is the Link

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

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Student Opportunities

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Unified Theater is back!

Is your child an actor? Does your child dance? Or create props? Are they free on Monday and Thursday afternoons? Encourage your child to attend the informational meeting on Monday, September 18th from 3:00 to 4:00pm in the small cafe to find out what it's all about!


Students who are already interested can pick up a registration packet and leadership form outside Room 4. See Ms. Condon in Room 4 or Dr. Foreman in Room 27A (next to nurses’ office) with any questions.

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Calling all volunteers!

We are in search of parent volunteers for the day of the Color-A-Thon event and/or parents who are interested in donating for the day of.


We are in search of parents donating:

Donuts (personal request: apple cider donuts, hehe)

Baked Goods (store bought for ingredients)

Apples

Oranges

Waters

Juice Boxes


Any parent interested in volunteering or donating can email me directly


Sarah Isaacs

6th Grade Language Arts- Team Leader

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Mr. Felekey is running a Donors Choose Project

Vacant Seat Program – Application Start date is Monday, October 2, 2017

DATE: September 5, 2017

SUBJ: Vacant Seat Program

The West Hartford Public Schools vacant seat program utilizes available space on school buses. This program allows students to ride buses, where space is available, who under the West Hartford Public Schools Transportation policy are not eligible for transportation. No additional bus stops are added to the routes for this program.


Interested parents should contact the West Hartford Public Schools Transportation Office at (860)561-6647 for additional information on or after October 2nd. Requests are taken in this office by telephone on a first come, first served basis starting at 8:00 am.

Parent/Caregiver Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqAZuOqBXgw

West Hartford Public Schools Mentor Program

Subject: Show Your Mentor Pride!

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.

Get Involved at KP -- Start with the PTO

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

Community

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List of LGBTQI support groups

A list of resources throughout the state for both juveniles and families (click here)

The Bridge

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"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."