KP Connection

January 15, 2016

Things to KNOW

January

  • 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • 20th - End of Quarter 2
  • 20th - Select Ensemble Concert - 7PM
  • 21st - Yearbook Group Picture Day
  • 21st - Chess Program
  • 24th - Penguin Plunge - Sapphire Service Club - 9:15 to 10:15AM
  • 25th - Dinner and Math Night
  • 26th - Report Cards Distributed
  • 28th - KP/Hall Strings Pyramid Concert - 7PM
  • 28th - Chess Program
  • 29th - Algebra I Midterm - periods 1, 2 & 3
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Lead Learner Highlights

It has been a week full of learning and we also had the opportunity to hear some amazing music by our 6th grade musicians. We hope to see you at the MLK Celebration on Monday at Town Hall where our KP Singers will perform. The 2nd quarter closes on Wednesday (Jan. 20). Please take some time to speak with your child about their progress and feel free to reach out to their teacher(s) with any questions or concerns. Do not forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming Math Night featuring how teachers are using Khan Academy. And as you enjoy the long weekend, be sure to reflect on Dr. King's legacy of justice, peace and service.

Math Night January 25th at 6:30PM

Parents/Guardians, please join us for an introduction and interactive session to the tutorial program that KP math teachers are using: Khan Academy. Come learn about its benefits and how you can support its use at home. We'll be meeting in the computer labs near the library. We will have students there to demonstrate but feel free to make it an opportunity to learn with your KP Student.

For 8th Grade Families

Below is upcoming high school transition information.


  • Jan. 20 -- Elective presentations to students by Career/Technical Education, Art, Music and World Language department supervisors

  • Jan. 27 @ 7:00PM -- Grade 8 Parent/Guardian Night at Hall High School
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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

Students In Action

6th and 8th Grade Students Acting as Citizens

KP Diamond and Garnet Students will be living out Dr. King's message of service tonight when they join together to serve dinner at Immaculate Conception Shelter in Hartford.

8th Grade Student demonstrating global citizenship

8th Grade Student Sharing her Talents

Lucia Katz singing national anthem at UConn-Memphis game

Parent/Guardian/PTO NEWS

WHSEPTO News - Click on the link for the January and February 2016 calendar

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Community Conversation

Join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation. A panel discussion will explore how the urban-suburban connections interplay with urban revitalization and its relationship to race, shared land and access to opportunities. A question and answer session will follow.


Date: Monday, January 18, 2016

Time: 7:30 - 9:00PM

Location: Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford Auditorium - 26 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT.


click on the following link for more information: http://www.whps.org/cf_news/view.cfm?newsid=1009

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