KP Connection

January 4, 2016

Things to KNOW

January


  • 4th - 1st day back for staff and students
  • 7th - College A Cappella Choir Performance - 7pm (see invite below)
  • 8th - School-wide GeoBee - 8 to 9:30am
  • 12th - Faculty Meeting - no late buses
  • 13th - 6th Grade Concert - 7PM with PTO Hot Chocolate to follow
  • 14th - Chess Program - 6 to 7pm
  • 15th - Garnet/Diamond Team Shelter Dinner - 6:30 to 7:45pm

Updated Intramural Menu

This Week's Lead Learner Highlights

Happy New Year KP Families! This a short KP Connection with information about the upcoming musical, ski club, attendance and an upcoming social media event for parents at Hall High School.

KP Musical Information

KP Drama is thrilled to announce our upcoming spring musical: Seussical! It is a story that teaches us the importance of loving ourselves for who we are, the power of friendship, and that a person's a person, no matter how small. There will be an informational meeting for all students who are interested in singing, dancing, acting, set design, costume design, stage crew and tech crew on Tuesday, January 5 after school. Auditions for the show will take place on Tuesday,Thursday and Friday, January 19, 21 and 22. Students will have to prepare a song from a musical and sign up for a time slot. For more information, please contact Lauren Pouliot - ext. 2219 or Lauren_Pouliot@whps.org

Ski Club will begin on January 13th, end on February 10th.

This is one week later due to our warm weather. REMINDER: Please do not bring your skies or boards on the school bus, drop off at the back of the school between 8:15-9:30am. Please, contact Karen Tiernan with any questions atJerseygal6@aol.com.

KP Attendance Policy

Step 1 - Call it in.

If your child is absent or tardy, please call the KP Attendance line at 860-233-8236 , press 1. Leave your child's full name and grade along with the reason for the tardy or absence.


Step 2 - Written requirement.

In order to comply with State of Connecticut Statute for attendance, all absences will be unexcused until a written note is received by the school. Please note: a parent/guardian note will be accepted for absences which meet the criteria.

Weather Precautions

In the event of an early closing, it is best for your child(ren) to have a safe and secure place to go. Review the plan you have put in place that identifies where your child needs to go if school closes early. Take the time to write this plan in your child's agenda for a quick and easy reference. Please note the section in the Student/Family Handbook titled "Emergency Closing" on page 11. Additionally, the district uses the ConnectEd phone system to notify families of school closings and early dismissals due to inclement weather.


As we are into the winter months, it's a good time to remember to take extra care in the mornings and afternoons dropping off/picking up kids from KP and neighborhoods. Snowbanks limit visibility and often constrict roads and walkways. Please remember to leave a little extra time to make sure that all of our students are safe.

Students In Action

Character Counts at KP and Students of the Month

The following students were awarded “Character Counts at KP” certificates. These students are honored for exhibiting one of our positive character traits: Respectful, Responsible or Citizenship. Please join us in congratulating Cody V, James T, Grace B, Nora H, Paige D, Selkie T, Ezekiel S, Noah B, Nicklaus R, Ean T, Delnaz A, Jilliam S, Abigail G, Hibo D, Leo M, Daniel H, Kanwalpreet K, Alton L, Alexander C, Clayton K, Grace K, Cole S, Jeffrey W, Alyssandra A, Jonathan A, Aidan A, Lauren B, Jennifer B, Grace D, Brian F, Beatrice H, Kiersten H, Chison O, Tobias R, Evan S, Kaj S, Juliannah X, Zina Z, Ella V, Hannah K, Gavin B, Jack B, Abigail F, William H, Ross K, Zachary M, Noah Y, Andra R, Raquel R, Arya T, Cam'Ron M, Sahar G, Koran W, Nicoleena R, Jenna Z, Lily G, Ella L, Gabriel D, Victor M, Chloe N, William M, Seamus O, Harrison M, Brandon W, Jake G, Eva A, Joseph H, Calvin F, Paul V, Dinaka O and Liam W.



Students of the Month: Sophia S, Clayton K, Hannah G, Jonathan R, Nicole D, Isabel B, Scott G, James L, Samantha B, Oliver W, Xiao Yao L, Brecon M, Madison A, Jamis F, Lauren M, William F, Rose K and Nathan C.

Parent/Guardian PTO NEWS

What Parents need to know about Social Media..How to Protect Your Teens and How to Use Social Media to Their Advantage" January 13th, 7pm-8pm at Hall High School Room E131 (see link to flyer below)

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