KP Connection - Welcome Back!

September 1, 2017

Need to Know Dates

  • Monday, 9/4 - Labor Day - No School

  • Monday, 9/11 - Winding Trails (Diamond Team) 8 to 1:30pm

  • Tuesday, 9/12 - Winding Trails (Topaz Team) 8 to 1:30pm

  • Tuesday, 9/12- Faculty Meeting - there are no late buses

  • Thursday, 9/14 - Camp Sloper (Opal Team) 9 to 1:30pm

  • Monday, 9/18 - 6th/7th Open House
    6th Grade Showcase - 6:00 - 6:30pm
    6th & 7th Grades Open House - 6:30pm

  • Tuesday, 9/19 - Riverfront Recapture (Garnet Team) - 9 to 1:45pm

  • Tuesday, 9/19 - Camp Sloper (Ruby Team) 9 to 1:30pm

  • Thursday, 9/21 - Rosh Hashanah - No School

  • Monday, 9/25 - 8th Grade Open House - 6:30 to 8:00pm

School News

Lead Learner Highlights

Dear KP Families,

Thank You for an amazing start to the school year! From the Summer Blast Kick off (thank you KP PTO), to the staff opening days, the energy has been outstanding. I want to thank all of our families for your support in helping with the successful opening of the school year.

We have hit the ground running, and students and staff are building relationships and immersing themselves into learning.

Below are a few announcements/updates/reminders. Our after school club offerings will be posting soon.

Enjoy the long weekend,


2017-2018 School Theme


Our school theme for this year is Be The One! I met with all grades to talk with students about how they could Be The One at King Philip and beyond this year and invite you to talk about this as a family. Below are links to the grade level slide show. I hope you will take some time to review the presentation and talk about our theme as a family.

Arrival Time to School

School Start Time: The first bell rings at 7:40 AM. Due to a lack of supervision, students are not permitted in the building before this time unless they have a scheduled meeting with a staff member.

Morning Drop Off: For the safety of our students and to expedite bus arrivals, we are reminding parents/caregivers to please drop off students in the circle at the Mohawk entrance at the back of the school. There will be adults there to usher them to their appropriate team area. Thank you.

Thank you

Thank you to all who attended the Summer Blast! Please consider volunteering for one of the many PTO volunteer opportunities at King Philip. See the attached form for more details.

Intramural schedule!

Prices for LUNCH for the 17-18 school year:

Middle & High Schools: $3.25

Breakfast and milk prices will remain the same.


Hurricane Harvey - One way you can help make a difference!

This is a fabulous opportunity for students and families to help out Hurricane Harvey students without access to books :

Basically, record yourself reading a picture book

- then post to their public Facebook page

The Bridge Family Center

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"Public Act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit"