KP Connection

September 5, 2014

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Full Swing

As we complete our second week, we are in the swing of engaging instruction and focused learning. The classrooms are abuzz with activity, lively discussion, and collaboration.


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.

SCHOOL NEWS

Welcome to Our New Staff Members

We've added quite a few new staff to our community. With transfers and new hires, we have 17 new faces. Be sure to welcome them when you visit us next time.

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

Information will be available next week about the clubs and activities we have available along with meeting days and times. In general, Intramurals are slated to begin the week of September 22nd (Cross Country has had their first meeting) and an menu of options will be available September 15th.

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.

New Website

Please be sure to check out our New Website for team, teacher and school information. We are still adding and updating. If you have any idea regarding information that should be there please let us know at kpwhps@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events/Activities

September 5th

Handbook Verification Forms DUE

School Picture Day 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

September 8th

PTO Dues Deadline


September 10th

Middle School Parent Workshop 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

September 11th
School fundraiser packets arrive home

Abby Dabby Back to School Fundraiser! 3:30-6:30

September 15th

7th and 8th grade Open House 6:30pm


September 22nd

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


Upcoming Events:

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.

Volunteer Opportunities at KP

We are steadily looking to provide opportunities for our parents/guardians to participate in the KP Community. From time to time, we will post opportunities to engage adults in our community, and we encourage you to contact the key person when you are interested.

Veteran's Day Coordinator(s)

We are looking for 1-2 parents/guardians who are willing to serve as the coordinator(s) of our annual Veteran's Day Program. If you love working with staff and students, are organized, and have a heart for honoring those who have served please reach out to Joy Wright at Joy_Wright@whps.org or at 860-233-8230.

IN THE COMMUNITY

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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)

Walk underneath an incredible canopy of recycled material that is reminiscent of the amazing hand-blown glass work of the artist Dale Chihuly. The entire student body and staff of King Philip Middle School in West Hartford, CT has participated in the creation of this recycled art installation. Using water bottles students have painted and cut to create the spiral work of Chihuly. Stop by the Bushnell Theater’s Community Day on September 20th to see one of Chihuly’s orginal works.

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.