KP Connection

February 6, 2015

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Due to the long weekend there will be no late buses on Friday, February 13, 2015

6th

  • 6th Grade Bingo - 3:00 - 4:00PM

9th

  • LUV Concert - 7:00PM

KP Universal Family Movie Night

SAVE THE DATE FOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT KP! On Friday, February 27, KP Universal will be hosting the first-ever KP Family Movie Night featuring the movie, "Miracle". "Miracle" is the inspiring true story about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and their game against the team from the Soviet Union (considered by some to be one of the greatest moments in sports history). This family event is open to all students and their families. More details to follow!

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SCHOOL NEWS

Congratulations to the KP Mock Trial Team and coach Anna Capobianco!

Mock Trial won the first round of competition!




Quarterfinals will be March 3rd at 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison. It runs until 7:00ish.





National School Counseling Week

This week was National School Counseling Week 2015, "Celebrate School Counseling." It was created to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.



Please join us in thanking our AMAZING school counselors, Stephen Boyle, Ashley Carlson, Ed D'Addio, Megan Johnson and Marisa Tamayo for all they do to support our students.

NEW DATE- Wintertime Blues Coffee House

Freezing temperatures and snowstorms got you down?

Come join us for a hot night of KP talent at the first annual

Wintertime Blues Coffee House

Friday February 20th at 7:00 pm

in the Small Cafe.


Admission is $5.00 and all proceeds benefit the KP drama program

As we enter into the second half of the year and into the busy winter season, we just want to remind families about the importance of regular school attendance. If your child is not experiencing symptoms (see here) that the nurse deems necessary for students to remain home, we want to see students here. In addition to promoting academic success, regular school attendance also supports students’ social and academic well-being. As families have emergencies pop up or have to leave for extended periods of time for non-medical reasons (i.e. what we would term vacations) please keep in mind that teachers will allow students to make up missed assignments, tests, and quizzes. However, as stated in our handbook (pg 8), “they are not required to prepare work in advance for a vacation related absence.” Please remind your child to log onto their team’s homework blog site for the most up to date classroom information.
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Special Notice to 6th and 7th Grade Parents - Bristow Middle School Enrollment

Bristow Middle School expects to have a limited number of openings for students entering grades 7 and 8 in the 2015-2016 school year. Bristow Middle School is a school of choice, drawing its diverse population from all neighborhoods in West Hartford. In the 2015-2016 school year Bristow will have an enrollment of 420 students.


Students who attend King Philip or Sedgwick Middle Schools, or non-public schools who would like to be part of our enrollment for 7th and 8th grade must apply for inclusion in the process by March 20, 2015. In order to help parents make an informed choice two informational meetings will be held at Bristow Middle School on Monday, March 2, 2015 and Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Parents can choose to attend either of these meetings. Students are invited to attend these meetings with their parents. The application form as well as more details about the process for all grades is on our website at http://bristow.whps.org/


For more information about Bristow and its programs please email or call the principal, Steven Cook, at Steven_Cook@whps.org, or 231-2100.

Contests that Allow Students to Apply their Knowledge and Skills

Deadlines in Feb.


  • Dream Big! for a chance to win a CHET 529 college savings account contribution. State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier has officially launched the 2015 Dream Big! Competition. CHET will award $44,000 to Connecticut students and new this year, eight schools will win $500! Materials can be downloaded at www.chetdreambig.com.

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