KP Connection

March 24, 2016

Things to KNOW


  • 3/31 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/31 - Paint Night - 6 to 7pm


  • 4/1 - Midfest Tour Day
  • 4/1 - Midfest Performance at KP for 7th and 8th graders during period 2
  • 4/2 - WH What's Cookin 2016 - 5:30pm
  • 4/4 - Author visit - Garnet Team
  • 4/4 - PTO Mtg - 7 to 8pm
  • 4/6 - Report Cards Distributed by Advisor
  • 4/6 - Midfest Performance at Bushell - 7:30pm
  • 4/7 - 8th grade author skype during LL

Lead Learner Highlights

We are keeping this KP Connection short and sweet. Although a short week, it has been filled with wonderful learning. Be sure to ask your child about their projects, assessments and learning in class as they prepare for the end of the quarter.

If you still find yourself without weekend plans on Saturday, April 2nd, I hope you will join us at West Hartford's Cookin' in support of the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools (see below). I'll be joining the other two middle school principals as we become The Three Amigos and present a complimentary dish. Intrigued? Then you have to buy a ticket.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Important Reminders of Note

Cell Phones/Digital Devices:

At 7:40am, students enter a Ready to Learn Zone and are asked to put away and turn off cell phones, earbuds and to remove hats/hoodies. If you have messages for your child, please support our efforts to keep students focused on learning by calling the main office at 860-233-8230 rather than calling/texting your child's cell phone/digital device between 7:40am and 2:50pm.

In addition, we reminded students they should go to the nurse if they are ill instead of texting parents/caregivers to pick them up. It is important that the nurse evaluate students when they are not feeling well. They will most certainly call you to pick up a child as needed.

Finally, we reminded students that as they change over their closets in preparation for warmer weather, they should review the dress code guidelines so they are in compliance. It is always good practice to have a change of clothes in a student's locker just in case.

We appreciate your partnership and support.

Students in Action

KP's Learning in Pictures

Student Donation Request

Dear Friends and Family

Today I dropped off all the art supplies that I have collected so far for the Hebrew Home and Hospital. I think you will all enjoy these pictures showing just how much you all helped me collect. The staff was so delighted and surprised as you can probably see. I will be collecting supplies until March 31st in a box at my front door and a box in front of the front office at King Phillip Middle school.

Parent/Guardian/PTO NEWS

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Please click on the link to support King Philip by purchasing a Stop & Shop or Big Y gift card!

Buy Your TIckets and Support KP and WHPS Schools!

West Hartford's Cookin' 2016

April 2, 2016

6:30 - 9:00pm

West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium

Join West Hartford's "Celebrity" Chefs as they don chefs' aprons for an evening of food sampling, fun and silent & live auctions to benefit the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools. To buy tickets click here.

Calling for Hall PTO Board and Rep Nominations

5 Great Reasons to Join the Hall PTO Board

or Serve as Rep/Committee Chair:

  1. Help make Hall a better place by helping plan and fund unique activities, programs, and new technology
  2. Hear directly from Dan Zittoun and his team about what really goes on at Hall everyday and what exciting changes are planned for the future
  3. Get to know parents from other grades and around town
  4. Reconnect with parents you may not have seen since elementary school
  5. Have a voice in shaping the Hall community

Are you interested in serving on the Hall PTO Board or serving as a representative in the coming year? If so, complete and email your nomination form(s) to by April 1, 2016.

To learn more about what is required for Board Positions click here:

To learn more about the Committee Chair and Rep Positions click here:

Click the following link to download the nomination form - 2016-17 Hall PTO Board Nomination Form. SELF-NOMINATIONS ENCOURAGED!

Fern Street Community Kitchen - Free Community Breakfast & Lunches

The Fern Street Community Kitchen has free community lunches and breakfasts for neighbors in need at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford.

Community Breakfast

Every other Monday, Foodshare Mobile Truck will be distributing food in our back parking lot from 8:45 - 9:30am.

Breakfast is served from 9:00 - 10:00am on March 28, April 11, April 25.

Community Lunch

12:00 - 1:30pm - April 16.

For more information about the Fern Street Community Kitchen,860.233.3669,,

Parent/Guardian Resources

Articles/Blogs of Interest

Events to Attend

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West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO)

Friday, April 1st at 9:30am

Coffee & Conversation at Panera - Bishops Corner

The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special educations services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting.

Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm

Assistive Technology with Nicole Feeney

At Sedgwick Middle School

What is assistive technology? How do we incorporate it? We will showcase the latest technology and applications in use today. Get some tips and tricks to enhance communication skills.

Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:30 – 8pm

Celebrity Scoop Night at Rita’s to benefit West Hartford Special Education PTO

Local celebrities including teachers, principals, fire fighters, police officers and more special guests will be scooping at Rita’s to raise money for our organization! Tons of fun and prizes for everyone. Click on the link for more information:

Friday, May 6th at 9:30am

Coffee & Conversation at Panera - Bishops Corner

The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special educations services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting.

For More Information and to become a Member of West Hartford Special Education PTO visit:

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In the Community

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 12th from 12:00 to 8:00pm!

ALL children and families are invited to Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 12th 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. This year, 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, Live Music & Much More! Enjoy the Sounds of The Rivermud Band from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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