KPMS Newsletter

King Philip Middle School

November 12, 2021

Next Week at a Glance

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Announcements & Reminders

American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8: Sign-up by Monday, 11/15!

LAST CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS --


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 (link below) by November 15, 2021.

https://forms.gle/H16mamatpY786Vvb7


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

Samaritan’s Suicide Prevention Presentation for Parents

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

The Samaritans will provide a presentation for parents focused on suicide prevention, mental health and wellness to supplement the 7th grade presentation for Foundations students that took place during the week of November 8th. 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

Reminder: Early Release on Thursday, Nov 18

We will have an early release day on Thursday, November 18, for faculty professional development.


School will end at 11:00 AM.

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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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.

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Health and Wellness

Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham and King Philip Schools

We are pleased to offer a local, regional clinic in partnership with the state and Cataldo ProEMS. This clinic is for students, ages 5 and up, their families and the staff from any of the four districts.


Monday, November 22, 2021

3:00-7:00 pm

King Philip Regional High School Gym

Pre-registration is required. Link includes registration and consent


Pre-registration Link for Nov. 22nd clinic

https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/archived-cicmobile?calendar=b10333e2-9af3-44ed-90ed-258396c69854


Pfizer for ages 5-11 and Pfizer for 12 and up will be available. Second dose will be scheduled at the first dose appointment. Please note that you should come masked to the location and come no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Please note all those vaccinated must remain for 15 minutes following the vaccine for observation.

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.

From Food Services

School Lunch

Main Lunch:

Monday, November 15: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Grilled Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Chicken Caesar Salad or Wrap


Tuesday, November 16: Grilled Cheese: Plain or with Ham, Spicy Chicken Patty, Broccoli, Buffalo Chicken Salad or Wrap


Wednesday, November 17: Baked Rotini, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Garden Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad


Thursday, November 18: No Lunch Served, Early Release at 11:00 AM


Friday, November 19: Sal’s Cheese Pizza, Spicy Chicken Patty, Sweet Potato 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 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
  • Wednesday, December 8 - Report Card Grades Available after 5 PM
  • Thursday, December 9 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Staff Professional Development

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