April 8, 2016
Things to KNOW
- 4/11 through 4/15 - No School
- 4/18 - Garnet Team History Day - 6 to 7pm
- 4/19 - Faculty meeting - No late buses
- 4/19 - Opal Team to Chinatown - 7am to 6pm
- 4/21 - Sapphire Team to Chinatown - 7am to 6pm
- 4/22 - 6th Grade Lost Boys Presentation - 12:35 to 2:04pm
Lead Learner Highlights
This week, I would like to share with you two examples of how KP students shine! Several 8th grade students represented KP at the National Regional Education Conference in Sturbridge, MA teaching social studies teachers about various technology tools while experiencing a professional conference. On Wednesday night, our West Hartford middle school students performed beautifully at Midfest.
We have a hardworking KP community and we wish you a restful vacation week ahead.
WEB - Calling all 7th graders - Extended deadline - New due date: April 20!
Applications have been rolling in, but we still need more! If this is the first time you are hearing about it, WEB ("Where Everybody Belongs") is a transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Members of the 8th grade class are trained to act as positive role models, motivators, leaders and teachers who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school. 6th grade students will experience an exciting orientation prior to the start of school, and will meet with their assigned WEB leader(s) throughout the year.
Does your child want to try on the word LEADERSHIP and become a WEB leader? The WEB application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GGPVSye4OgRUWZttZrYZG1H0xdO4HxneUQJirZMpwB8/edit?usp=sharing. Applications are due on Wednesday, April 20!
April Intramural Menu
Lost and Found Items
Over break the office is open 8am-3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. After the break, after-school hours are from 3-6pm, Mondays through Fridays.
Students in Action
Teddy Z. for participating in the 2016 Trinity College Fire Fighting Robot Contest. His team, Robokidix/GoatBot won 1st place in the Unique robot teams category from Connecticut. They won 2nd place out of 8 junior teams from Connecticut, and they are ranked 41 out of 83 teams including high school and college student teams.
News from our school nurses
Dear Parents/Guardians of 6th grade students,
We have mailed letters to parents/guardians of students that need updated health information before entering 7th grade. Your child may need a physical and/or immunizations. If you do not receive a letter, your child is up to date. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 860-929-5260. Thank you.
International Night - Donations Needed!
On Friday, May 6, King Philip Middle School will be hosting this year's International Night to celebrate KP's cultural diversity! Last year, we had over 200 people attend this event, and this year, we hope it will be more. Students will be receiving permission slips for this incredible event in their morning advisories this coming Tuesday. Please be on the lookout for it, and please make sure to get those permission slips signed and turned in.
We have an amazing committee of teachers helping to organize this event, but we are always more than happy to accept donations such as: paper plates, plastic silverware, plastic cups, napkins, serving utensils, streamers, balloons, and water. Please deliver any donations to Marisa Tamayo. Any questions, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for everyone's support!
We Want to Get in Touch with the Best Teacher You Know
During Teacher Appreciation Week on May 2-6, the U.S. Department of Education wants to say thank you to some great teachers. Recommend a friend, a colleague, your child’s teacher, or a teacher who inspired you! Tell us about a teacher you want to highlight along with a few details about why they are great and how we can reach them. We hope to directly contact each nominee but cannot guarantee that we will be in touch during that week. We may also use this information for additional teacher highlighting purposes throughout the year.
Events to Attend
West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO)
Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm
Assistive Technology with Nicole Feeney
At Sedgwick Middle School
What is assistive technology? How do we incorporate it? We will showcase the latest technology and applications in use today. Get some tips and tricks to enhance communication skills.
Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:30 – 8pm
Celebrity Scoop Night at Rita’s to benefit West Hartford Special Education PTO
Local celebrities including teachers, principals, fire fighters, police officers and more special guests will be scooping ice cream at Rita’s to raise money for our organization! Tons of fun and prizes for everyone. Click on the link for more information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8VH2Eh7ZcftSk15czdQNC1wclc4OXZQeXVmVXhIb1ZKVHNj
Friday, May 6th at 9:30am
Coffee & Conversation at Panera - Bishops Corner
The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special educations services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting.
For more information and to become a member of West Hartford Special Education PTO visit:
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/West-Hartford-SEPTO
In the Community
Vacation Week Opportunity for Students
Step up to the Plate 7th and 8th Graders!!!
Baseball Game Announcers Wanted! Join Little League’s “The Press Boxers”!
Who: 7th and 8th grade baseball fans who have aged out of Little League but would like to volunteer and be involved.
What: Commit to 1 or 2 games a week.
Where: Games at the West Hartford Little League UConn Fields.
When: Various week night and Sunday games.
Why: Why not? Join the Press Boxers to learn how to be an announcer, possibly
keep stats and help make the Little League experience exceptional for all players!
Informational meeting to be scheduled! Contact WHLL Press Boxers if you are
interested in learning more. Email: email@example.com
Invite a friend!
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 12th from 12:00 to 8:00pm!
ALL children and families are invited to Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 12th from 12:00 to 8:00pm! Since 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has been saying “thank you” to fans around the world by sponsoring Free Cone Day. This year, Ben & Jerry’s of West Hartford Center has selected Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as their charity of choice for their Free Cone Day Celebration! On this special day, the register doesn’t open. One hundred percent of event proceeds benefit the kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Free Ice Cream Cones, Live Music & Much More! Enjoy the Sounds of The Rivermud Band from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.