KP Monday Memo

February 8 - Week 26

Upcoming Events


  • 2/8 - LUV Concert - 7PM
  • 2/9 - DS Meeting - TW - 8:30 to 10AM
  • 2/9 - Faculty Meeting
  • 2/10 - CSI - Building -Metamoment
  • 2/11 - PTO Mooyah Fundraiser Night
  • 2/12 - Rotation 3 ends
  • 2/15-2/16 - Winter Recess
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Love Yourself Faculty Meeting Sign Up Sheet

Let's get to our yellow and/ or green quadrant on the mood meter by practicing self-care.

Tuesday's Faculty Meeting will focus on our BIG ROCK 2: Staff Professional and Personal Wellness

Please choose 1 session from either Emotional Wellness or Physical Wellness. Sessions run from 3:00-4:00 PM.

PLEASE SIGN UP BY Monday, 12:00PM. Click HERE

I want to thank our KP Community for supporting the the family of Yami through your generous donations that allowed the family to put her to rest this week.


Please join the Spirit Committee in wishing KP a happy 60th birthday!!

Where: Wednesday's CSI

What: Enjoy some cake!

Watch: A brief slideshow put together by KP's very own resident historian: Stacy Genova!

Fundraiser to Support our KP Families in Need

In an effort to be proactive and to limit the number of times we are asking for donations, we are running a spring fundraiser to establish a fund to support needs as they may develop among our KP Families.



Fundraiser begins February 17th.

These delicious Butter Braid Pastries (you had them at the admin breakfast) are a welcome addition to any meal. All funds raised will be used to support KP families in times of need.

March 2nd - All order forms and money need to be turned in.

March 15th - Pick-up from 3-6pm in KP auditorium f

It Matters: Paul Duquette Memorial

There are three ways that you can support this effort.

Participate in the Paint Night Event (Only a few spots left.)

Please click here for more information or Contact Stacey Grindle or at 860-560-6853. Deadline is March 28th.

Basket Item Donations:

We are appealing to anyone who may help out with putting together baskets or items that could be raffled off the night of the paint event in March. We are looking for any and all things. Ideas include "adult beverages", movie, spa themed, sports items, gift cards to places in town, etc. . Feel free to Contact Stacey Grindle or drop off them off to the main office to her attention.

Donate through Go Fund Me:

The "It Matters: Paul Duquette Memorial" Go Fund Me page is now up and running. The link can be found below. Please take the time to visit this page and read the beautiful words written by our fellow staff members and to see the great sketch of the Cairn Memorial Garden by Stacey Grindle.

Feel free to forward the link on to anyone you feel may be interested.

Thank you and be well.

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Mandell JCC promo for WH Public schools

KP Staff - Are you ready to put some personal wellness into your weekly schedule? Join us at the JCC for Monday 4:00 Insanity and/or Wednesday 4:00 Yoga. (Starting 2/17, Yoga is moving to 4:15 to help accommodate the WHPS CSI schedule.)

JCC Schedule:

JCC Membership Info:

Jeannie has a few guest passes to share if you'd like to go in with a current member. The typical guest fee is $10 per visit, and they allow 3 visits per year. The membership offer for WHPS members is terrific! For an individual, it would come to $52 a month for the rest of this school year, and the $100 registration fee is waived!

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WHEN: THURSDAYS, 4- 5 pm: Feb 18, March 24, April 21, May 19.

WHERE: Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford CT

WHO: Anyone working in schools (teachers, counselors, administrators, etc.)

WHAT: We discussed and practice mindfulness for our own benefit and to discover how to most effectively bring it into our schools.

Wellness News

You're a GEM

  • Deb Newhouse from colleague Jeffrey Kaplowitz for exchanging classrooms with me so my students could have access to computers necessary for their lab project.
  • Karen Walsh from Joy Wright for forgiving my absence of mind and fulfilling a need on short notice.

Passing of the Rocks

Joy Wright is passing the Staff Wellness Rock on to Mike Rollins. I am constantly inspired by Mike's focus on the overall well being of the staff and students. His commitment to creating opportunities for his department and the staff at KP to be aware of the best practices in this area along with current readings makes all of us want to be better at what we do and who we are as people.

Branden Steben is passing the Student Success Rock to Brandon Steben is passing the Student Success Rock to Marilyn Clarke. Throughout the day, Marilyn can be found in multiple places throughout the building providing support to students and staff. From preparing materials for lessons, to covering classes, to supporting our students after school, she is an integral part of the KP community. Recently, Marilyn offered a sense of comfort and allowed students to feel at ease as they processed difficult news and awaited counseling support. Within all of her roles, whether direct or indirect, Marilyn is a key contributor to helping our students succeed here at King Philip. Marilyn, you rock!

Deanna Johnson is passing the Community Engagement Rock to ???


A Website to Inspire

Valuing One Another Nominate a Colleague Today

Keeper of the Light Award -- see email from Rosemary Rocchio on Jan 26th

Check out our Family Newsletter: The KP Connection