KP Friday Focus

March 13, 2015

School News

8th Grade Teachers only - Special Schedule for Science CMT Day - March 17th

Teachers of 8th grade, please remember to follow our special schedule for the Science CMT next Tuesday, March 17th.

Sci CMT schedule

KPU Food Drive

To: All Morning Advisories

Please announce to your MA students!

Calling all of KP including 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

Here are some other logistics:

-don’t worry about separating the items to each destination

-each morning advisory should collect and store their donations in the classroom throughout the two weeks

-on Friday, March 27, during morning advisory, each MA will be asked to tally the total number of donations and to bring that number and the donations to Room 304 where KPU student members and KP Service Club members will collect them and keep track of the totals

-the MA with the highest number of donations will win a breakfast extravaganza!

Thanks in advance for your support in this effort!

Sound Equipment

This is a reminder that if you need to use sound equipment (speakers, microphones, cables, etc) from the tech closet for any reason, please contact me beforehand.

This is to ensure that the equipment is used and put away properly, as well as for my knowledge of its' whereabouts.

Thanks in advance,

Brian Jones

Coffee House

Feeling tired, did you forget your coffee, or simply need a second cup?


Where: Teacher's Lounge

When: Monday's- during MA and 1st period

What's Brewing: Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and Folgers Decaf

Why: It's only .50 cents and because you will be supporting our Special Needs Life Skill curriculum.

​Thank you for your support!​

Superintendent's Advisory

​The next Superintendent's' Advisory meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19th. ​Please forward any good news to share regarding KP and/or any issues that are district wide. Please forward your comments to me by Monday, March 16th.


Eric Fisher

A Message from Staff Wellness

Hello All!

We have so much to look forward to and celebrate this month. Please join in the following activities for some school spirit and fun!

Monday 3/16: To celebrate all of our fabulous math teachers, mini cherry pies will be served in the faculty room to honor our math staff and pi day!

Tuesday 3/17: Let's put away the winter blacks and grays and everyone WEAR GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and being only several days away from SPRING! Make sure to tell the students too!

Thursday 3/19: Please come to the American Legion in Blue Back Square to welcome Spring and warmer weather! Food will be included! Starting at 4:00.

Staff Wellness Committee

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 16

  • 5th to 6th Orientation - 6:30 to 8:30PM
    Special Needs/QuEST @ 6:00PM
Tuesday, March 17
  • Department Supervisor Meeting - Dept - 8:30 to 10:00AM
Wednesday, March 18
  • CSI - Department
Friday, March 20

  • Sapphire Service Club Dinner at Immaculate Conception Shelter - 5:30PM

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  • Matt Bannon from colleague Gina Pudlo for taking time from his prep period to help me set up a chromebook to my projector to facilitate a project that I will be working on with students.
  • Ellen Sutherland from colleague Shoshana LaPointe. A huge thanks to Ellen for switching classrooms so that the French students could use technology to study for the test when technology was not working in my room.
  • Marc Kotler, Allison Lessard and Shoshana LaPointe from colleague Margarita Scobbo for their support in helping with my plans while I was out sick this week and genuinely caring about my well-being.


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