KP Friday Focus

September 19, 2014

This Too Shall Pass

What you are feeling---the hustle and bustle of September and all that the start of school means as you work diligently to lay a solid foundation for students to grow and learn, will soon be over. Sometimes remembering that helps with the feeling that you are on a merry-go-round that will not stop.

You are doing amazing things. Please remember to keep what's important 1st and foremost. Try to take sometime this weekend to center yourself this weekend.


What can over 1000 bottles create? A work of art. I hope you can visit it tomorrow at EnvisionFest. There will be tons to do as well!

We're in the news! King Philip Middle School students create art for Envisionfest Hartford 2014 ---Please go see it!

I want to thank Jackie Mandyck and Sue Gellerman for providing KP with this opportunity and art teacher Megan Cassidy for all of her hard work in coordinating this project with KP Staff and Students.


Gem Award to:

  • Susanne T for coming up with the brilliant idea for MAs to demonstrate unity and citizenship in making the morning announcements.
  • Jessica K and Nancy B for the being the 1st two advisors to guide your groups during our student led morning announcements. Watching the collaboration and excitement has been wonderful.

Holiday Reminder

Please note that Rosh Hashanah starts at sunset on Wednesday and continues till sunset on Friday. While the school observance is on Thursday, several students and staff members will also be observing on Friday. Homework should not be given or extended accordingly and assessments should not be given on Friday.

KP Connection Info --Weekly E-Flyer Sent Home to Families

Please see below for the KP Connections that have been shared with families

KP News Folder

Check out the KP Shared folder--a central place to house KP Documents. Not sure about accessing, we'll give you a demonstration on Tuesday. If you have something you think should be added, let me know.

Cool Resources

Blogs that Inspire

Upcoming Events/Activities

September 20th

ENVISIONFEST --Come see the Community Art Project on Display

September 22nd

6th grade Open House 6:30pm

September 24th

Rosh Hashanah (begins @ sunset)

September 25th

Rosh Hashanah (schools closed, offices open)

September 26th

Rosh Hashanah (ends@sunset)

October 6th

First PTO meeting of the year will be on Monday October 6th at 7:00pm KP Commons