KPMS Newsletter

King Philip Middle School

December 12, 2021

The Next Two Weeks at a Glance

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Announcements & Reminders

Choose Kindness this December!

The Student Council wishes to announce Do-Good December. A kindness challenge will be issued every day until Winter Break. Students who participate will be eligible to win prizes.
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Fundraiser for Families & Neighbors in Need

The Student Council will be sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for our friends and neighbors who are in need during this holiday season. For fifty cents, students and staff can buy a ticket to throw a pie in the face of a teacher or administrator! Tickets will be sold at lunch. The more tickets you purchase, the better your chances are of winning. Please support this good cause as part of our Do-Good December. Thank you!

Winter Concerts this Week!

Please join us our winter concerts this week.

Wednesday, December 15

7th & 8th Grade Band Concert

7:00 PM

KP High School Auditorium

Thursday, December 16

7th & 8th Grade Chorus Concert

7:00 PM

KPMS Auditorium

Pictures with Mitch

Officer Joe and Officer Mitch are working together with the Guidance Department to raise money for local families in need this holiday season. For a $1 - $5 donation, students can have their picture taken with Mitch wearing festive holiday attire. Families are encouraged to give the amount they are comfortable giving. Pictures will be emailed to the student’s King Philip email account.

Students will be invited to have their pictures taken during lunches on the following days:

  • Wednesday, 12/15

  • Thursday, 12/16

  • Friday, 12/17

Students are expected to pay for their photo at the time their picture is taken. We thank you all for your continued generosity for those in need this holiday season.

Early Release on Thursday, December 23

On Monday, December 6, the school committee voted unanimously to adjust the 2021-2022 school calendar to make Thursday, December 23, 2021 a half day for students.

We will have an early release day on Thursday, December 23. School will end at 11:00 AM.

Please be reminded that on early release days, students must ride their assigned bus home.

Health and Wellness

Health Screenings

Starting Monday, December 13, the health office will begin Body Mass Index (BMI), vision, hearing, and postural screenings. Information about health screenings can be found in the KPRSD Handbook, starting on page 25.

If you have any questions about required health screenings, please contact the MS Health Office at

COVID-19 Reminder

If your child is experiencing symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been informed that they are a close contact to someone who is COVID positive, please reach out to to the school nurse at or 508-541-3457 for guidance. Thank you!

COVID-19 School Testing Program

King Philip continues to participate in School COVID-19 Test and Stay, and Symptomatic Testing. Consent must be provided in advance for those who would like their child to be tested when symptomatic, or a close contact at school of an individual who is positive. This must be completed through the online consent form linked here, or a hard copy consent form available in the health offices. Please know that we are not able to accept a consent over the phone. We understand that you may have questions about the program and the testing process. Our goal is to provide a safe environment at school that allows students and staff to maintain in person attendance as much as possible.

From Food Services

School Lunch

Main Lunch:

Monday, December 13: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Caesar Salad or Wrap

Tuesday, December 14: Beef Hamburger Bowl, Mashed Potato, Corn, Gravy, Dinner Roll; Grilled Hot Dogs, Green Beans, Hot & Spicy Chicken Wrap or Salad

Wednesday, December 15: Sal’s Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks w/Marinara Sauce, Chicken Patty, Glazed Carrots, Salad– Oriental Chicken

Thursday, December 16: Oriental Chicken Rice Bowl w/Broccoli, Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Hot & Spicy Chicken Patty

Friday, December 17: Sal’s Cheese Pizza or White Garlic Pizza, Fish Taco, Coleslaw, Salad – Chef’s Choice

Please reach out to the KPMS Cafeteria Manager, Elizabeth White at or 508-541-3462 if you have any questions.

P-EBT and SNAP Reminders:

Based on federal rules, students attending school in-person are not eligible for Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), but the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) encourages students and families to keep their P-EBT cards. More information can be found at

If students received P-EBT, they may be eligible for SNAP. SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Families who received P-EBT are encouraged to sign up for SNAP. It is fast and easy to apply, and the monthly SNAP amount is now higher than ever ($658 for a family of three and $835 for a family of four!). Video on SNAP

For other food access information and other wellness information, please visit Family Wellness Resources.

Community Items

Take the Wrentham Master Plan Phase II Survey!

We want to hear from you! The Town of Wrentham is completing a Master Plan to guide how and where future growth occurs, as well as the Town's policies, investments, and decisions for the next ten years.

This survey kicks off Phase II of the Master Plan and includes questions about the opportunities and challenges related to open space and transportation.

Please know that this survey is anonymous and all questions are optional. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete. To find out the results of the survey once it's complete, please sign up for updates on the project webpage.

There are hard copies of the survey available at Town Hall. Please respond to the survey by Monday, December 20.

Important School Dates

  • Wednesday, December 15 - 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert, 7 PM (High School Auditorium)
  • Thursday, December 16 - 7th & 8th Grade Chorus Concert, 7 PM (Middle School Auditorium)
  • Friday, December 24 - Friday, December 31 - No School, Winter Break
  • Monday, January 3 - School Resumes
  • Monday, January 17 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Thursday, January 20 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Staff Professional Development

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