September 5, 2014
We are committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to practice what we expect and demonstrate our character traits. Be sure to ask you child about their Morning Advisory lessons focused on our positive expectations in demonstrating respectful, responsible and good citizen behaviors. We want to thank you for being their first teachers and for continuing to teach and reinforce these traits at home.
Welcome to Our New Staff Members
Meet 8 more of our 17 New Staff Members to the 2014-2015 School Year. Click on each picture for their biographies.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITES
School Start Time and Adequate Supervision
We want to provide our students with a safe and orderly environment and adequate supervision is a part of these efforts. Unless students are participating in an approved before school activity or have an appointment with a teacher, students should not be in the building before 7:40 a.m. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe.
Handbook Verification Forms DUE
School Picture Day 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
PTO Dues Deadline
Middle School Parent Workshop 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
School fundraiser packets arrive home
Abby Dabby Back to School Fundraiser! 3:30-6:30
7th and 8th grade Open House 6:30pm
6th grade Open House 6:30pm
PARENT/GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT INFORMATION
News from the KP PTO
The PTO hopes the entire KP community is off to a great start to the new school year! This is just a reminder to complete the PTO forms in your first day packet and send them into the school as soon as possible. You can be “Guilt Free”, purchase Spirit Wear or purchase Big Y or Stop and Shop Gift cards all to support KP PTO!
Don’t forget to pay your dues! The PTO dues payments need to be submitted by Monday, September 8th. With your dues payment you will receive a KP “Connections” school directory.
Need replacement forms or more information on the PTO?? Just visit the PTO page on the KP website athttp://www.whps.org/page.cfm?p=795
Abby Dabby Ice Cream & Treats in Bishops Corner
Join us Thursday, September 11th from 3:30 to 6:30pm to meet up with old friends, make new friends and enjoy ice cream all as a fundraiser to benefit the KP PTO! Our very own Principal Joy Wright and Assistant Principal Marc Kotler will stop by to help serve toppings for your orders!
Our first PTO meeting of the year will be on Monday October 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the KP Commons so please mark your calendars and join us.
Parent/Guardian Workshop: Successful Students in Middle School How Parents Can Help
Volunteer Opportunities at KP
Veteran's Day Coordinator(s)
IN THE COMMUNITY
KP Community Art Project Displayed at Envision Fest Hartford--September 20th
Thank you for your support of our Community Art Project. As a result of your thoughtful recycling, we were able to collect over 1,000 water botles. Students are already painting and preparing them for the EnvisionFest display. I also want to thank Megan Cassidy for coordinating this HUGE undertaking.
Be sure to mark your calendars for to see this awesome display while participating in a fun day focused on showcasing the wealth of culture in our capital City. More information can be found on the EnvisionFest website (click hyper linked text).
A Celebration Above… a Recycled Art Installation (From the Website)
The West Hartford Relay is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th!
Registration is open and it is time to start putting teams together. It’s fun for all ages and promotes a healthy lifestyle while raising money for West Hartford Public Schools Health and Physical Education Department!! Grab some friends and sign up for the 3rd Annual West Hartford Relay! This event will include the 20-mile Relay and a Kids’ Relay. The course starts and ends at West Hartford Town Hall on Main Street.
Check out all the details and register online today at www.westhartfordrelay.com
Also check out information on Growing Great Schools (GGS) www.growinggreatschools.org GGS is a community-based effort headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut with a mission is to create healthier schools by connecting food, culture, health, and the environment. The vision of Growing Great Schools is to empower students to become active participants in their nutritional and physical health, while caring for the planet.