KPMS Newsletter

King Philip Middle School

November 20, 2021

As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to thank you for being part of the King Philip family. The start of the school year has been challenging, yet rewarding. We are continuing to work through this "not quite normal" school year together and I appreciate how our families have partnered with us to support our children.


I hope you have the opportunity to spend time with your friends and family this Thanksgiving. Warmest wishes to you and your family!


Sincerely,

Michelle

Next Week at a Glance

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Announcements & Reminders

Reminder: Early Release on Wed, Nov 24

We will have an early release day on Wednesday, November 24, for Thanksgiving Break.


School will end at 11:00 AM.


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

Library Newsletter - October Review

Please take a moment to check-out the October Review of our Library.

https://www.smore.com/su8bd


Mr. Cannon, our library media specialist, has been an excellent addition to our staff at KPMS this year. It is truly wonderful to see how adding a school librarian has enabled our library to grow into a learning hub where students can read, think, collaborate, grow, and be creative.


Click here for the Library's October Review.

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Cradles to Crayons Drive: Nov 10 - Dec 3

A Message from 7th Graders, Ashley Ann Cleverdon & Hollis Hunt:


We will be holding a Cradles to Crayons clothing drive at KPMS starting Wednesday, November 10th and ending on Friday, December 3rd. We are looking for new or like-new clothing such as winter hats, gloves, coats, and sweaters! Sizes infant to adult medium are accepted. The donation boxes will be located in the front lobby. Please drop-off items during school hours.


If you have any questions, please reach out to the KPMS main office or contact Ashley Ann Cleverdon or Hollis Hunt.
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Yearbooks are on Sale!

Step #1: Go to jostensyearbooks.com,

Step #2: Click on the order now button located in the lower right-hand corner

Step #3: Enter our school name (King Philip Middle School) where prompted

Step #4: Select your yearbook package from the available options


Save $10 off the regular price of $50 if you buy your yearbook by 11/30.


If you have any questions about KPMS yearbook sales, please reach out to Mr. Cannon, Yearbook Advisor, at cannonr@kingphilip.org.

King Philip Music Association Apparel

KPMA Wear

(See the flyer below)

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Health and Wellness

Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham and King Philip Schools

We are pleased to offer a local, regional clinic in partnership with the state and Cataldo ProEMS. This clinic is for students, ages 5 and up, their families and the staff from any of the four districts.


Monday, November 22, 2021

3:00-7:00 pm

King Philip Regional High School Gym

Pre-registration is required. Link includes registration and consent


Pre-registration Link for Nov. 22nd clinic

https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/archived-cicmobile?calendar=b10333e2-9af3-44ed-90ed-258396c69854


Pfizer for ages 5-11 and Pfizer for 12 and up will be available. Second dose will be scheduled at the first dose appointment. Please note that you should come masked to the location and come no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Please note all those vaccinated must remain for 15 minutes following the vaccine for observation.

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 msnurse@kingphilip.org 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, November 22: Chicken Tenders, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli; Bacon Cheeseburger; Buffalo Chicken Salad or Wrap


Tuesday, November 23: Sal’s Cheese Pizza; Spicy Chicken Patty; Coleslaw; Salad – Chef’s Choice


Wednesday, November 24: No Lunch Served; Early Release (11:00 AM)


Thursday, November 25: No School; Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 26: No School


Please reach out to the KPMS Cafeteria Manager, Elizabeth White at whitee@kingphilip.org 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 MAp-EBT.org.

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.

Important School Dates

  • Wednesday, November 24 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday-Friday, November 25-26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday, December 1 - Trimester 1 Ends
  • Thursday, December 2 - Trimester 2 Begins
  • Wednesday, December 8 - Report Card Grades Available after 5 PM
  • Thursday, December 9 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Staff Professional Development
  • 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

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