KP Connect

September 11 , 2019

Important Dates

Sept. 16 - 6th Grade Open House

Sept. 17 -

  • 6th Grade - Turquoise - Bowling Field Trip
  • Ruby Team - Camp Sloper

Sept 19 -

  • 6th Grade - Diamond - Bowling Field Trip
  • Opal Team to Camp Sloper

Sept 20 - 6th Grade Field Trip - Bowling- Topaz

Sept. 23 - 7th & 8th Grade Open House

Sept. 24 - Middle School Dept. Meetings - NO Late Buses

  • SEPTO - Library 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Sept. 26 - Sapphire Team to Camp Sloper

Sept 30 - Rosh Hashanah - NO SCHOOL

Lead Learner Highlights -


Dear KP Families,


I am so excited about wrapping up the 3rd week of school. Students are exploring and demonstrating their learning in many ways. Our intramurals and after-school activities are getting up and running. Please be sure to check out our daily bulletin and after school calendar for the available opportunities. We can't wait for you to get a glimpse of KP during our upcoming Open Houses. I will be acting as a parent and Lead Learner and look forward to connecting with you.

We want students involved at KP! Afternoon intramurals have started with Cross Country and Be sure to check out our before and after school offerings starting soon by clicking the daily bulletin located on our website or by clicking here.

SCHOOL NEWS

Parent/Caregiver Open House

Open House for parents and caregivers will be held on:

6th Grade- Monday, September 16

Starting at 6:30pm in our Auditorium


7th & 8th Grades: Monday, September 23

Starting at 6:30pm


7th Grade parents - please use Main Entrance and proceed to the Auditorium.

8th Grade Parents - please park in the back of the school and enter through the back entrance proceed to the downstairs Gym.


This night is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to meet their teachers, and hear about what students will be learning this year by following their child's schedule.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION DURING OPEN HOUSE

Important Parking Note!!

There is parking on one side of the street only Please do not park on both sides of the street per West Hartford police department. Please obey all parking signs. Thank you!

Important Update - KP Spirit Wear will not be available during Open House

We apologize - KP Spirit Wear will not be available during our Open House. We will keep you updated with future opportunities.

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15. Please Join Us in the Celebration!!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated September 15 to October 15, gives us a special opportunity to highlight the importance of Hispanic leadership contributions to communities throughout the United States. This year we are broadening our horizons by offering some special activities which will be announced soon. However, we also want to hear from you, our KP parent/Caregiver community. We invite you to share your cultural expertise with us. Our intention is to help show, in ways large and small, how Hispanic-Americans have helped shape the United States and make it into the diverse and dynamic nation it is today.


Please join us. Contact us to share your time, talents, background or whatever you would like to offer to celebrate and honor Hispanic culture and heritage with our students, staff and families.


Please click on and complete this form Hispanic Heritage Month. Thank you!

REMINDERS

Breakfast at School for Students

Breakfast is offered in the small cafe daily from 7:40am- 8:00am. A $1.50 fee may apply.

E Collect Forms

We will continue to handle many of our school-based forms (see below for the list) through e-collect on the Parent Portal. Please take some time over the next week (ideally by September 6th) to log on to the PowerSchool portal to complete these forms, which are found on the left side of the navigation menu. We would also ask that you review the current information and make necessary updates to phone numbers, emails, etc. to ensure school communication gets to you in a timely manner. As a reminder, these forms do not appear on the PowerSchool mobile app. Other forms (i.e. HUSKY insurance) that will not be in e-collect were distributed to students on the first day of school.

List of the KP Forms in Ecollect

  • Contact Phone and Email

  • Denial of Permission for Student Web Identification

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Notice of Network Access by Students Non-Participation Form

  • KP Opt-Out School Directory - must be complete by September 13 if you do not want all or some information in the KP PTO Directory

  • Intramural and After School Permission Slip

  • KP Student/Family Handbook Verification Form

  • Military Family Survey (optional)

  • Nutrition Services - Free and Reduced Lunch (also sent home as a paper copy)

Save the Date -- Picture Day

October 4, 2019

AFTER SCHOOL HAPPENINGS this week -- see the daily bulletin for more

CLUBS


  • IMPROV - meets next Tuesday.
  • KP CARES -Community Service Club meets Tuesday, 17th.



UNIFIED ACTIVITIES
  • The next practice for Unified Sports will be Sunday, September 15th from 5:00-6:30pm at Sedgwick. Come join your fellow West Hartford Middle Schoolers for this unique experience as we prepare for our tournament in October. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Condon in room 17 or email her @ abigail_condon@whps.org. Let's go West Hartford!
  • Unified Theater will have an informational meeting on TOMORROW, Thursday, Sept. 12th after school. For any questions please see Mrs. Brown.

AUDITIONS


  • Sixth Dimension is the select choir for grade 6. Beaux Strings is the select orchestra group. Auditions for these groups are starting this week and are open to anyone in 6th grade. Auditions start tomorrow.
  • The KP Jazz Band auditions will be held on September 17. 19 & 20.

Intramural Menu and Extra-Curricular Clubs - Click Below

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KP Middle School After School Clubs & Activities

Please click for our full list of clubs for the 19-20 school year.

Join our KP Improv !!!

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Parent/Caregiver Resources

Encourage your child to ENTER

Does your child have a strength or passion that needs an outlet? Why not encourage them to consider putting their knowledge and skills to use through a contest. Click here!

Join The PTO Membership form

Click here to print the form to Join the PTO and receive a Student Directory.

Join SEPTO

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Community Events/Resources

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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 www.whps.org/pa189."