KPMS Newsletter

King Philip Middle School

November 5, 2021

To our veterans --


for your bravery, hard work, and dedication to our country,


we thank you.

Next Week at a Glance

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Announcements & Reminders

Picture Retakes/Make-ups - Tuesday, Nov 9

Picture retakes/make-ups will take place on November 9th at 8:30 AM.


  • For retakes, please make sure to bring back your original pictures.
  • For make-ups, please make sure to bring in a completed order form with payment on picture day.


All photos must be paid for on picture day by check or cash. Please see the link below for a copy of the order form (print in landscape mode). There are also printed copies of the order form in the main office.


Morin’s Studio

14 Pine St.

Milford, Ma. 01757

(508)473-0211

Samaritan’s Suicide Prevention Presentation for Grade 7 Students

As an extension of health and wellness education at KP Middle School, the Samaritans of Boston will be meeting with 7th graders during their Foundations class to engage our students in a discussion on identifying the symptoms of depression, recognizing the warning signs of suicide, and how to seek help for themselves or others who may be dealing with these issues.


During the week of November 8th, students currently taking Foundations will have this presentation. Others will have the presentation in the trimester their Foundations class is scheduled. Students who do not have Foundations due to scheduling will participate in a presentation later this year,


Samaritan’s Suicide Prevention Presentation for Parents- Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm (Virtual Presentation)

To supplement the grade 7 student lesson and raise parent awareness, the Samaritans will provide a presentation for parents focused on suicide prevention, mental health and wellness. In addition to understanding the content shared with the students, parents will learn how to:

  • recognize warning signs and risk factors

  • provide support to someone who is struggling

  • manage stress and develop effective coping skills

  • identify resources for help


The virtual program will begin at 6:30 pm. Please register to access the presentation: Click here for the Registration Link

An email with the link to the webinar with be sent to you after registration. Any parent/guardian with a student at KPMS may attend.


Resources:

How to Help a Friend Conversation Guide

Conversation Guide for Parents

Suicide Prevention Resources

Family Wellness Resources

American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8

KPMS will be hosting the AMC 8 in mid-January. Pre-registration is required. The contest is open to all KPMS students in grade 7 & 8. This will be a paper assessment during school hours in January 2022. If you would like your child to participate, please have your child pre-register by using the Google form below by November 15, 2021.

https://forms.gle/H16mamatpY786Vvb7


Questions? Please contact Mrs. Bois at BoisL@kingphilip.org


FAQs for the AMC 8


Q. What is the AMC 8?

A. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.


The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.


Q. What's covered on the AMC 8?

A. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include but are not limited to: counting and probability, estimation, proportional reasoning, elementary geometry including the Pythagorean Theorem, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs and tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve linear or quadratic functions and equations, coordinate geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.


Q. Who is eligible to participate in the competition?

A. Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.

Cradles to Crayons Drive: Nov 10 - Dec 3

A Message from 7th Graders, Ashley Ann Cleverdon & Hollis Hunt:


We will be holding a Cradles to Crayons clothing drive at KPMS starting Wednesday, November 10th and ending on Friday, December 3rd. We are looking for new or like-new clothing such as winter hats, gloves, coats, and sweaters! Sizes infant to adult medium are accepted. The donation boxes will be located in the front lobby. Please drop-off items during school hours.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the KPMS main office or contact Ashley Ann Cleverdon or Hollis Hunt.

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Step #1: Go to jostensyearbooks.com,

Step #2: Click on the order now button located in the lower right-hand corner

Step #3: Enter our school name (King Philip Middle School) where prompted

Step #4: Select your yearbook package from the available options


Save $10 off the regular price of $50 if you buy your yearbook by 11/30.


If you have any questions about KPMS yearbook sales, please reach out to Mr. Cannon, Yearbook Advisor, at cannonr@kingphilip.org.

Lip Sync Battle - Friday, November 19

The Healthy KP Substance Use Prevention Coalition is excited to announce our upcoming middle school event, Lip Sync Battle! This event will be held on Friday, November 19th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at KPMS and will be FREE to all middle school students. Please bring your student ID and sign up via the QR code on the flyer below or by using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedJDhLXrsRricXCpI1V4HkSqisNve3yBgYMJr2Z1w4k8EbXg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Students are encouraged to sign up whether they are participating or attending to watch the performances to ensure we have adequate space and snacks for students in advance.


Healthy KP was founded in 2018 with the goal of empowering students from Wrentham, Norfolk, and Plainville to live a healthy, substance-free lifestyle through youth leadership, education, training, policy and support.

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STEM I classes built and coded their first iteration of a robotic hand today, using Lego SPIKE and Scratch coding.

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Please join KP DECA for the Holiday Hustle 5k on Sunday, November 14!

Health and Wellness

COVID-19 Reminder

If your child is experiencing symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been informed that they are a close contact to someone who is COVID positive, please reach out to to the school nurse at msnurse@kingphilip.org or 508-541-3457 for guidance. Thank you!

COVID-19 School Testing Program

Recently, King Philip sent out information related to participation in School COVID-19 Test and Stay, and Symptomatic Testing. This information also included a link to an online consent form for those who would like their child to be tested when symptomatic, or a close contact at school of an individual who is positive. We understand that you may have questions about the program and the testing process. Our goal is to provide a safe environment at school that allows students and staff to maintain in person attendance as much as possible.
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From Food Services

School Lunch

Main Lunch:

Monday, November 8: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Green Beans, Chicken Caesar Salad or Wrap


Tuesday, November 9: Shepherd’s Pie; Ham, Egg & Cheese Croissant; Baked Beans, Buffalo Chicken Salad or Wrap


Wednesday, November 10: Macaroni & Cheese, Sloppy Taco-Joe on Burger Roll, Garden Salad, Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad or Wrap


Thursday, November 11: No School


Friday, November 12: School Baked Pizza: Cheese, Veggie Bacon, Buffalo Chicken; Fish Sticks & Fries, Coleslaw, Salad – Chef’s choice


Please reach out to the KPMS Cafeteria Manager, Elizabeth White at whitee@kingphilip.org or 508-541-3462 if you have any questions.

P-EBT and SNAP Reminders:

Based on federal rules, students attending school in-person are not eligible for Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), but the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) encourages students and families to keep their P-EBT cards. More information can be found at MAp-EBT.org.

If students received P-EBT, they may be eligible for SNAP. SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Families who received P-EBT are encouraged to sign up for SNAP. It is fast and easy to apply, and the monthly SNAP amount is now higher than ever ($658 for a family of three and $835 for a family of four!). Video on SNAP


For other food access information and other wellness information, please visit Family Wellness Resources.

Local Opportunities

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Important School Dates

  • Tuesday, November 9 - Picture Day (Retakes/Make-ups)
  • Wednesday, November 10 - KPMS School Council Meeting, 3 PM
  • Thursday, November 11 - No School, Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, November 16 - Samaritans Presentation for Parents (Virtual), 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 18 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Staff Professional Development
  • Friday, November 19 - Healthy KP Lip Sync Battle, 7-9 PM, KPMS
  • Wednesday, November 24 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday-Friday, November 25-26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday, December 1 - Trimester 1 Ends
  • Thursday, December 2 - Trimester 2 Begins

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