October 3, 2014
Milt and Gary Riley have served as KP's security officers for the past 13+ years. Each of them retired this week. We are grateful for the service they have given to KP in keeping our community safe.
Patricia Mulhall's last day is today (you can read her comments below). We appreciate her contribution to the KP community and wish her well as she returns to southern CT to attend to her first job as a mom.
From Mrs. Mulhall
It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that I will be leaving KP at the end of this week. This has been a very difficult decision for me professionally as I love being a part of the KP community, and have never worked with better people than Ms. Wright, Mr. Kotler, as well as our teachers, and staff. Unfortunately, my son Billy suffered a concussion at the end of the summer which has taken a larger toll on him then we first anticipated. My husband Bill and I believe that it is time for me to return to my first passion--being a mom. I am confident that Billy will make a full recovery, however, he needs me to be closer to our home in Milford, CT.
I appreciate having grown and learned professionally and personally at KP and I have loved working with each student within the community.
All the best,
Please Join Me in Welcoming Our New Staff (please click on the picture for the bio)
KP Interim Assistant Principal --Donna Namnoun
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Families
Rachel’s Challenge Comes to KP
To all 7th and 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:
Soon you will be receiving a letter in the mail describing a program called Rachel’s Challenge. This program is our kick-off event for KP’s “Choose Kind” movement and will be seen by 7th and 8th grade students on Thursday, Oct. 16. Please be on the lookout for this letter. You may also access a copy of the letter below. In addition, we have included links to the Rachel’s Challenge website as well as an introductory video. We encourage you to review this information and to talk with your children about the program as we prepare to accept Rachel’s Challenge to spread kindness and compassion in our community and our world.
A Video Introduction to Rachel's Challenge
Thank you for the feedback
We Want our Students Involved After School!
We want to see YOU at our first PTO meeting of the year this Monday October 6th at 7:00pm in the KP Commons
SKI CLUB MEETING 6:30 Small Cafe
BYOD Registration is Open for 7th and 8th Grade Students Starting This Week
News from the KP PTO
Our first PTO meeting is right around the corner. Please join us in the KP Commons on Monday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Still looking for a KP car magnet, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ~The magnets are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5.
KP Parent-Run Ski Program
The KP parent-run ski program is getting ready for another season. Lets turn the plug off and ski instead!!!
This parent-run ski program will take place on Wednesdays after school from January 7-February 4th. The program offers discounted ski tickets, equipment rentals, bus transportation (KP students only), and an opportunity to learn to ski. Lessons are HIGHLY recommended even at the expert levels.
Equipment will be stored at KP, ( drop off is at 8:30 am)
Parents are required to help out by attending one trip to the mountain and/or a 1-2 times at the door of KP loading the equipment into our storage room. Deadline for the forms to be completed is November 10th. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS!! Bus transportation is on a first come first serve basis. The bus does fill up so don't hesitate to sign up if interested.
Mandatory SKI MEETING- OCTOBER 6TH at 6:30pm. SIgn up begins at meeting so bring your checkbook.
Email Karen Tiernan at Jerseygal6@aol.com with any questions.
IN THE COMMUNITY
- WHFD PSA CONTESTSThe West Hartford Fire Department and West Hartford Community Television are co-sponsoring a Public Service Announcement (PSA)contest. Each 30 second video submission should deliver the important message of candle safety and fire prevention. All entries must be received by October 1, 2014. Qualified contestants are residents entering grades 6-8 or 9-12. Finalist entries in each grade category will be judged at fire houses October 6th – 10th during Fire Prevention Week and winners will have their videos shown from November 15th through January 15th on channel 5. For rules and entry forms go to our website and for additional information, contact me directly.
- CPSC has just announced a new carbon monoxide poster contest for middle school students. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/CO-Contest-2014/ The contest started on Monday, July 14 and goes through February 2015. Finalists get $500 each and the grand prize winner gets an additional $1,000.