KP Connection

March 20, 2015

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  • Unified Sports basketball tournament at Farmington HS @ 3pm (Postponed further details to follow)
  • Sapphire Service Club Shelter Dinner - 5:30pm


  • Model UN Conference
  • West Hartford's Cooking 6:30pm - 9:00pm


  • Mock Trial Quarterfinals - 2:00 - 8:00pm
  • 7th and 8th Grade Bingo - 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Garnet Team Service Dinner - 5:00pm
  • QuEST students History Day Competition - 8:00 - 4pm


Roof Repair Updates

I am happy to report that the roof replacement project is designed. WHPS Facilities is putting the bid package together now to start the project this summer. We expect it to be completed in two phases, and it is our objective to have all work done by the summer of 2017. However, as a result of our deteriorating roof, we have several leaks that we are managing. Our head custodian, Rocco DiTaranto, and WHPS Facilities have been working collaboratively to address the repair of these leaks over the last week and half. The following has taken place:

  • Wet tiles and sheet rock were removed in the areas to prevent mold growth.
  • Roofers have removed snow on the roof and set up pumps to remove water from the low spots and slow down the leaking.
  • There have been several surface patch repairs over the 6th grade gym, over two classrooms along with drain and vent repairs.

We will also be addressing other affected areas in the music wing and cafeteria. Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation closely and that our custodial staff is working with our faculty to create as dry a learning space as possible for our students.

Opal Team demonstrates that a little friendly competition can result in an amazing act of kindness.

The King Philip Middle School Jazz Band competed in the 42nd Annual Clark Terry Jazz Festival at The University of New Hampshire last weekend and were placed in the second tier award category for their performance. In addition, seventh-grade guitarist Brennen R and sixth-grade trumpet player, Harry E were each given an award for Outstanding Soloist of the festival.

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All 3 Middle School Principals (and now Duffy Principal) will serve as guest chefs for a Mac & Cheese Showdown --Come out and declare the winner!

March 21st from 6:30-9:00pm at the West Hartford Town Hall. Join celebrity chefs as they delight you with their signature dishes while you enjoy an evening of food sampling & fun with live and silent auctions. Funds raised support grants awarded to teachers to implement their creative & innovative ideas to West Hartford Public School students.

Purchase Tickets here:

Attention 7th and 8th Graders

Are you looking to have a fun afternoon with your friends? Do you want to win great prizes? Then join us on Thursday, March 26th for 7th and 8th grade BINGO! From 3-4 we'll play BINGO, eat snacks and hang out. The cost is $3 per person. Please pick up a permission slip from your morning advisory teacher and return it to Mrs. Wexler (room 116) or Ms. Pearson (room 213) by Wednesday, March 25th. Hope to see you then!

Calling all KP students, families and teachers!!

We need everyone’s support this year to help us spread kindness to the West Hartford community by participating in this year’s food drive (sponsored by KP Universal and the KP Service Club)! Here are the important details:

Start Date: Monday, March 16

End Date: Friday, March 27

Donations: to supply the West Hartford Food Pantry and to support the Backpack Program at the Fern Street Community Kitchen

What to donate:

West Hartford Food Pantry

any non-perishable food item

Fern Street Community Kitchen would like to fill backpacks for children and families in need with the following items:

Whole Grain Cereals- Cheerios, Kix, Wheaties, Total, Kashi, Chex

Oatmeal Packets- Low Sugar

Shelf Stable Milk (such as Horizon single serve)

Healthy Cereal/Granola Bars

Macaroni and Cheese- Boxed or Cups

Canned Marinara Sauce


Fruit Packed in Juice

Creamy Peanut Butter (no glass jars)

Jelly (no glass jars)

Canned Soup

Rice- Small Bags of Boxes

Each MA will collect the donations until Friday, March 27. The MA with the highest number of donations will win a breakfast extravaganza!

Thanks in advance for your support in this effort!

Butter Braid Pickup Date - 3/31

If you purchased butter braid(s) through the KP fundraising program, thank you! Pickup will be March 31st from 3-5pm in the main office. If you would like your product to be sent home with your child that day, please email by March 30th so we can have it ready for your student.
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HAPPY World Down Syndrome Day / Welt Down Syndrom Tag #HAPPYDAY Pharrell Williams
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