KP Connect

May 31, 2019

Important Dates

June 4 - Eid al-Fitre begins at sunset

  • Ramadan ends

June 6 - Algebra Final
  • Library - Chess Club -6:00 PM - 7:30PM

June 7 - 8th Grade End of Year Trip - Lake Compounce

June 10 -7th Grade End of Year Field Trip -Boulder Ridge

June 11 - 6th Grade End of Year Field Trip - Lake Quassy

  • Faculty Meeting - No Late Buses

  • KP Promotion Ceremony @ Hall High 5:30 PM - 7:00PM

June 12 - 8th grade Dance -
6:30 PM - 8:30PM

June 13 - Hall and Conard High School Graduation

  • Rotation 5 Ends

June 14 - Last day of School (Wed Schedule)


The link to the Daily Bulletin has changed - the best link to use now is:

School News!

Lead learner Highlights

Dear KP Families,

Can you believe how quickly the end of the year is winding down?! While we are wrapping up, we also have a number of happenings still on the horizon. Please be sure to support our KP Jazz band this weekend at Celebrate West Hartford or at the Pond House on Monday (see below). Our 8th graders did an amazing job putting their research in action at the Witness Stones Installation yesterday correcting our history by acknowledging the impact of enslaved citizens in West Hartford's History. Please review your emails and check in with your children around returning library books, rectifying accounts, and field trip permission slips.

Thank you for reading!

It’s time for the King Philip Middle School Book Fair!

The book fair will be held in the King Philip Library from Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7. We are looking for volunteers to help set up on Friday, May 31 starting at 2 pm as well volunteers before and after school during the week of the book fair. Please use the link below to sign up. If you have any questions, email Cheri Bramble at

8th Grade Dance!!!

June 12 – 8th Grade Dance

Join us for a fun evening with music, snacks, and a selfie station. Tickets are $7.00 and will be sold before Morning Advisory June 6 – June 12. The dance will be held in the large gym from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Volunteers for 8th Grade Dance Needed

The 8th grade dance is on Wednesday, June 12th this year. We need volunteers to make this event a success. Each year we ask that the 7th grade parents help with the dance so that 8th grade parents can help their kids get ready and the dance theme remains a surprise.

We are looking for people to sell tickets in the mornings leading up to the dance, help with decorating, chaperones, and help cleaning up. Use the link below to sign up.

If you have any questions, please email Cheri Bramble at

Thank you!

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Congratulations to: May and June Students of the Month.

Topaz Team:

May: Oto K. Jazzlynn S.

June: Max B. Abby C.

Diamond Team

May: Leonard D. Sophia C.

June: Ben J. Ella W.

Turquoise Team

May: Abby S. Jordan B.

June: Hannah S. Ava T.

Ruby Team:

May: Atis W. Aparna S.

June: Jeremy B. Priya S. Ela W.

Opal Team:

May: Max S.G. Avery H.

June: Ben G. Morgan W.

Sapphire Team:

May: Maya W. Mark K.

June: Kiku M. Thomas L.

Emerald Team:

May: Ryan Z. Chloe P.

June: Neil P. Annie W.

Garnet Team:

May: Mayalin G. Sam G.

June: Zainbe K. Zakaria L.

Amethyst Team:

May: Adam G. Lydia P.

June: Marissa S. Oona L-.L.

Student News

Student Contest Opportunities (June-July deadlines)

This was shared with students last week. However, a little nudge from a parent/guardian can make a difference. These contests provide students with the opportunity to pursue a passion by using their knowledge and skills in many ways.

As a reminder, we had six students apply for the Patriot Pen Contest, and a 7th grader won the VFW Post 9929 post-award in the amount of $50. We had three state finalists for the Letters about Literature Contest each winning a cash award and state recognition. We also had a 6th grade student when the Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship

Click here for the Contest newsletter

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Attention 7th Grade Families!

Can you help please?

The PTO is also looking for 7th grade parent volunteers to help with decorating the gym, selling tickets, and cleaning up after the dance. Each year, 7th grade parents help so that the dance theme can remain a surprise! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Cheri Bramble at

Attention 6th Grade Parents Important Immunization Information

To all 6th grade parents

Please be aware for admission into 7th grade the state of CT requires the following:

  • Immunizations to include Tdap and Meningitis

  • A physical exam dated after July 1 2017

These requirements may be sent to the school nurse by email, fax or with student.

Please contact us with any questions.

Kathy Condon and Melissa Hawkins, King Philip Middle School Nurses

Office number 860-929-5260

Fax number is 860-929-5283

Parent Resources

Summer Book Club for Parent/Caregivers

Join Lead Learner Wright in a parent/caregiver book club. We will be reading the book A New Theory of Teenagers: Seven Transformational strategies to Empower You and Your Teen by Christa M. Santangelo. After reading the introduction and chapter 1 of this book, I stopped and said I need to have other parents to talk to about it. I hope you'll join me for a summer book read. Feel free to read the reviews listed below. Whether you have a student entering or leaving middle school, I think you will find this a timely read. Please complete this interest form (click here) .

Bood Review/Author Interview

Amazon Reviews

"I found Dr. Santangelo’s book so essential for two main reasons:

• It intertwines the informative science behind adolescence, parenting and relationship bonding with accessible commonsense observations and solutions anyone can grasp and follow.
• By bringing parenting back to the self, it gives mothers and fathers the permission and the tools to become better parents through self-care.
Raising children has become increasingly complex, anxiety provoking, and wrought, and parents and their adolescent children too often lose their way. This this book cuts a pathway through those dense thickets and leads to sun-drenched open fields where parent and child can find their own space- both common and separate - to flourish."

"In her new book, A New Theory of Teenagers: Seven Transformational Strategies to Empower You and Your Teen, Dr. Christa Santangelo, a Yaletrained clinical psychologist with twenty-five years’ experience treating troubled teens, offers parents a wise and comprehensive guide to turn what is often the most challenging time into a time of growth, transformation, and healing."

This video features parents discussing their own parenting practices.

Community Events

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Camps and Programs in the Community ( for Larger view -click the flyer you wish to view)

WH Life Learn Invites you to

Please check out our newest and most popular summer program options for middle school students by clicking on the area of interest here: Algebra- An Introduction, Study Skills for Middle School, Summer Jazz Jam. Chinese Language and Cultural Blast is a new 1-week course offering this year taught by our own Mrs. Guo.

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"