KP Connection

October 24, 2014

Upcoming Events/Activities

October 27th-31st

Tuesday, October 28th

  • Picture Retake/Group Photos

Thursday, October 30th

  • Wear Red Day to pledge to stay drug free for Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 31st

  • 6th Grade Masquerade Social 3:00-4:30pm
  • Tickets ($5) on sale starting Monday, October 27th outside of room 11.

Saturday, November 1st

  • Cross Country-Wickham Park 10:30 AM to 3:15 PM

Monday, November 3rd

  • First Quarter Ends
  • Staff Slime Fest to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Tuesday, November 4th

  • Election Day - No School

Friday, November 7th

  • Report Cards Distributed


Parent/Guardian Teacher and Student Conferences

Conference letters went home yesterday with all students. Please be sure to sign up for desired slots for our November Conferences.

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake and Group Photo Day is Tuesday, October 28. This is for children who did not get their picture taken on the first Picture Day and for students who wish to get their picture retaken. Students who purchased pictures and want to have their picture retaken should bring their original picture packet with them to the retake.
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In celebration of Food Day, this week King Philip Middle School students were asked to take the EAT REAL CHALLENGE!

Students were encouraged to think about how they may need to change what they eat in order to EAT REAL. Eating real for some students could be adding some new fruits to their meals, it could be eating more vegetables, or simply having whole grain foods. For others, it may be eliminating junk food. Whatever change it may be, students were encouraged to eat real, fresh food; cut back on processed foods; and advocate for a healthier community.

Principal Wright even checked out the cafeteria to see King Philip students in action taking the EAT REAL CHALLENGE.

Ask your student if they tried the special lunch menu item on Friday of quinoa salad and whole grain fresh bread from Hartford Baking Company along with other whole grain and minimally processed foods.

We hope Food Day and the Eat Real Challenge encouraged King Philip Students to become healthy and EAT REAL!

For more info on Food Day and how to EAT REAL check out and

KP Students will Skype with author, Lynda Mullaly

KP will hold it's 1st Skype Author BOOK talk on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 3-4 in the Library with CT Nutmeg author, a former West Hartford student ,Lynda Mullaly Hunt author of the heart warming story One for the Murphys, Students had to read her book in order to attend via a signup sheet in the LMC .

KP Staff Willing to be SLIMMED for a Cause!

Student Council is sponsoring a slime fest to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students will have the opportunity to vote for the teacher or staff member they would like to see slimed. Each vote will cost 25 cents. The top three-five Staff members with the most votes will be slimed in front of the whole school.


Did you Order your FUN PASTA?

King Philip Middle School PTO's FUN PASTA FUNDRAISER is in full swing until the end of November.

Shop now and order creative pasta shapes for just about every holiday imaginable, Halloween, Thanksgiving, plus Pink Ribbon, snowmen, many different sports, dancing, music, animals, girls night out, Irish, pirates, princesses, running, money, jogging, gymnastics, patriotic AND SO MUCH MORE! There are so many fun and festive choices..even Uconn pasta and other major colleges! Who knew you could do so much with a noodle! There is even Gluten Free Pasta!

With each sale, King Philip Middle School PTO earns 40% so get shopping and start cooking your way to a festive meal! Also, please forward the link for our pasta sale to friends and family or post the link on your Facebook page to spread the word. Your order is shipped directly to you within 3-5 days after ordering.

Simply click on the link below and get starting with shopping for FUN PASTA!!

News from the KP PTO

Still looking for a KP car magnet, please email us at ~The magnets are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5.

KP Parent/Guardian Fall Book Study

At our last PTO meeting, parents and guardians chose Dana Boyd's book It's Complicated: the social lives of networked teens for our first book study of the school year. The book discusses how social media affects the quality of teens lives along with some of the major myths regarding how teens use social media. This book discussion will enlighten us about about the impact of new media and emerging technologies.

The first session will focus on chapters 1-4 and the second session will focus on chapters 5-8. The book study will be in held in the Library at 7pm on Tuesday, November 18th and on Thursday, December 11th in the Library at 7pm.

You can purchase it at all major book stores or download it as a pdf document from her website here by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. If you do not read the book, you are still invited to join us and participate in the discussions. Your valued input is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Wright @ or 860-233-8230.

Family Resources


Student Contests

To foster the understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 8th national essay contest. The Essay Contest is open to Middle and High School students. The entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP (available online for free at If you want to receive a copy, please contact us using the information below.

  • CPSC has just announced a new carbon monoxide poster contest for middle school students. The contest started on Monday, July 14 and goes through February 2015. Finalists get $500 each and the grand prize winner gets an additional $1,000.