Warrior Weekly

King Philip Middle School Newsletter

September 21, 2019

A Message from the Principal

We had another successful week here at King Philip Middle School. Our classes are really beginning to dive into the curriculum. During the week, I saw students engaging in a variety of assessments so that teachers can monitor their progress. On #PositiveSignThursday, we had our second positive message of the year: A smile is the universal welcome. We will continue to spread positive messages on Thursdays (and other days as well) throughout the year. Friday was Picture Day. A big thank you goes out to the parents that volunteered their time to help make the day a success: Emily Hatami, Jan Laberge, Adelina Mitchell, Jaime Moore, Mariette Crisci, and Sarah Holmes. Also, thank you to the PTSO for getting the word out to the community. Please be aware that Picture Day make-ups will take place on Tuesday, November 12.

I hope that you are having a great weekend!

--Michelle Kreuzer

Please take a moment to read some important updates below about our KPMS community.

Parent/Guardian Contact Information on Infinite Campus

Did you know that when you log-in to Infinite Campus, you can update your Parent/Guardian Contact information? Please make sure that the information that we have on record for you is correct. If you have any trouble accessing the site or updating your information, please contact icsupport@kingphilip.org.

Open House Grades 7 and 8

Open House is right around the corner. We will begin the evening at 6:00 PM with a short presentation in the auditorium. The presentation will be followed by parent/guardian visits to the classrooms. For the evening, we will be following a "1A day" schedule and classroom visits will conclude by 8:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

  • Grade 7 Open House - Thursday, October 3, 6:00 PM
  • Grade 8 Open House - Thursday, October 10, 6:00 PM

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden In Plain Sight is an interactive exhibit which portrays a model teen bedroom containing over 30 signs of alcohol and drug use. The exhibit will be located in the KPMS cafeteria on the same night as Open House (Oct 3; Oct 7), from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Resources and professionals in the field will be available to answer your questions. Please make sure to stop by this very important exhibit.

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Field Trip

Attention 8th grade students and their parents/guardians – On Thursday, October 24th, we will be taking a trip to Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, in Franklin, MA. The trip is for any 8th grade students who may be interested in attending Tri-County next Fall. Students should go to guidance to let the office know that they are interested in participating in the field trip. Our Guidance Counselors will give each student a permission slip when they sign up. Please let the guidance office know if you want to attend by Tuesday, October 1st. Please contact Mrs. Spinelli in guidance if you have any questions.

Early Release Day - Thursday, September 26

On Thursday, September 26, we will have our first early release day for the school year. Teachers will participate in a half-day of professional development. The day's focus for teachers will be on teaming, which aligns with our new team structure here at KPMS. Dismissal for students will be at 11:15 AM.

Coffee Chat for Parents/Guardians about Guidance Services - Thursday, 9/26 at 9 AM

Please join our Guidance Counselors (Ms. Barry and Ms. Spinelli), along with School Resource Officer Palladini, and Dot Pearl (Director of Wellness), for a coffee chat on academic supports and mental health support services. We will discuss the challenges that middle school students face in school and outside of school and our recommendations for helping your child navigate those challenges. Our discussion will include strategies for organization, mindfulness, and will also include the use of referrals for outside supports.

We look forward to seeing you there for some coffee, light refreshments, and a good discussion!

Vaping Information

As mentioned in last week's Warrior Weekly, vaping is an epidemic that is affecting all of our youth. Please see the link below, from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids with the support of the CVS Health Foundation, to watch a free video created to provide relevant, youth-focused information on the rise of e-cigarettes like Juul and to prevent nicotine use.

The Rise of Vaping Video


Yearbook order forms went home this past week. To purchase a yearbook for the lowest price of the year at $36.00, students must return their order form and payment by September 27. Checks must be made out to King Philip Regional Middle School.

Substitutes Needed

Do you know someone that may make a great substitute teacher? Do they love working with children? Can they manage a class, maintain records, and give help to students? If so, encourage them to apply to be a substitute at KPMS! See the full job posting on SchoolSpring or contact Mr. Alves in the KPMS main office if you have any questions.

Upcoming Important School Dates

  • Thursday, September 26 - Early Release, Teacher Professional Development
  • Thursday, September 26 - Coffee Chat, 9 AM
  • Thursday, October 3 - Grade 7 Open House, 6 PM
  • Thursday, October 10 - Grade 8 Open House, 6 PM
  • Monday, October 14 - No School, Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, October 15 - No School, Teacher Professional Development Day
  • Monday, November 11 - No School, Veteran's Day
  • Tuesday, November 12 - Picture Day Make-up

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