KP Connection

June 3, 2017

Lead Learner Highlights

Families, we only have 11 days left of the 2017-2018 school year. I cannot believe it! This week ended with our amazing KP Idol. I was blown away not just by the talent, but also by the bravery of our finalists to perform in front of 300 of their peers, who were just amazing supporters. As we head into these final days, students will complete end of year assessments, projects, and reflections for classes and the school. We also invite you to take this opportunity to reflect on the year and share those reflections with your team leaders and/or our school administrators.


As a reminder, most of our after school activities and our Intramural program have completed activities for the year. Our homework club will hold its last session on Thursday, June 8th.

Need to Know Dates

  • 6/4 - KP Singers/Beaux Strings performing at St. Thomas the Apostle Church - 3PM
  • 6/5 - Alumni Jazz @ Pond House - 7PM
  • 6/6 - KP 8th Grade Awards Ceremony - 7PM
  • 6/8 - Last Day of Homework Club
  • 6/9 - Algebra Finals - 8 to 10:30AM
  • 6/12 -7th Grade - The Village at Boulder Ridge - 9am to 5:30pm

  • 6/12 - 8th Grade - High Meadow - 8:45am to 3:45pm

  • 6/13 - 6th Grade - JCC Swim & Tennis Club - 9:00am to 4:15pm
  • 6/13 - 8th Grade Promotion
  • 6/19 - Last Day of School


* Students with any outstanding textbook or cafeteria obligations will not be allowed to participate until their obligations are paid in full. Please contact the main office with any questions or concerns.

Intramural Thank You

Our intramural season ended yesterda. On behalf of the coordinators and the supervisors, we would like to thank you for allowing your child to participate. We hope to send a fall schedule out over the summer for your planning purposes.
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KP Daily Bulletin - Stay Up To Date

This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.

KP's After School Activities Calendar

Stay in the know about our clubs and activities happening during the week.

School News

Arrival to School

To assure student safety by providing appropriate supervision, all students who are walkers or receive a ride to school should not arrive prior to 7:40AM.

Lost and Found

Parents/Caregivers, please encourage your child to look through lost and found for items. All items left after June 6th will be donated.

KP Chinese classes celebrate Duan Wu Jie(Dragon Boat Festival) on May 30th. Students make Zong Zi together.

Congratulations

The following students were awarded “Character Counts at KP” certificates. These students are honored for exhibiting one of our positive character traits: Respectful, Responsible, or Citizenship. Please join us in congratulating: Sabrina B, Samuel F, Jaime G, Yaw K, Cam'Ron M, Princess N, Aidan O, Megan R, Molly Z, Samuel B, Benjamin B-P, Sophia C, Macyn H-B, Cathy H, Josephine J, Mica L, Brody M, Alex M, Christopher M, Michael R-H, Leo S, Samantha T, Julia T, Caitlin W, Sharon Y, Jennifer Z, Justin N, Olivia N, Mitchell B, Kevin C, Alize R, Cayden G, Eli S, Kevin S, Dylan A, Avery A, Carter B, Katelynn E, Shaye F, Jacqueline F, Colin G, Ameerah H, Maximilian J, Patrick J, Mahnoor L, Rumsha L, Zakaria L, Caleb L, Oona L-L, Apurv M, Arjun M, Maya M, Juan M, Alice M, Christopher O, Brendan P, Neil P, Mollie R, Clara S, Ethan S-C, Meghan T, Minso T, George V, Jack W, Josie W, Hunter W, Grace W-G, Alexandra P, James B, Virginia B, Lily M, Adam G, Aidan A, Wade B, Lauren B, Courtney F, Sydney H, Elijah R, Andrew S, James T, Sean Z, Jenna R, Lauren B, Jacob C, Navirel M, Carlos P, Quillian T, Matthew C, Isaac L, Arya T, Anne C, Caroline K, Aiden M, Karin P, Matthew S, Steven S, Steven T and Henry W.


Students of the Month: Anthony M, Janayah B, Adam G, Corinne D, Grace K, Kanwalpreet S, Brennan M, Justin L, Mira D, Andrew C, Kevin C, Helena S, Juliette Z, Meghan M, Ava M, Charles W, Emma K, Alexander B , Cameron C, Allison K, Henry W, Amelia S, Maya P, Jules R-H, Cecilia E, Marcus R, Sharon Y, Grant K, Aidan A, Niya B, Genella E, Binod J, Sophie A, Madison J and Ethan C.

IMPORTANT END-OF-YEAR TRIPS AT KP

June 12 - 7th Grade - The Village at Boulder Ridge - 9am to 5:30pm

June 12 - 8th Grade - High Meadow - 8:45am to 3:45pm

June 13 - 6th Grade - JCC Swim & Tennis Club - 9:00am to 4:15pm


Important note: all outstanding obligations must be paid prior to attending any field trips. You can check PowerSchool to see if your child has an outstanding obligation.

Attention parents/caregivers of 8th graders

8th Grade Parent End of Year Activities

At – A – Glance

Grade 8 Awards Ceremony
June 6, 2017

By invitation for award recipients and their families

Promotion Ceremony

June 13, 2017

Tickets distributed to students
at rehearsal on June 13

Trip to High Meadow
June 12, 2017

Field trip permission slip and *payment due on Wednesday, May 31st

Yearbooks

Distributed during the last week of school

*There are limited scholarship funds available to assist families who find the cost of the field trip to be a hardship. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance, please contact your child’s team leader.

**If you would like to contribute a few extra dollars to the scholarship fund, please include that amount with the cost of the trip.

Parent/Caregiver Resources

Daniel Siegel - The Teenage Brain

Parent Survey

The Institute for Community Research (https://icrweb.org/), alongside a community coalition supported by the West Hartford Community of Concern and the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission, is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services to assess substance use among West Hartford youth and young adults. The focus of this project is on reducing prescription drug misuse and underage drinking. This assessment will aid in the development of a low-cost and sustainable action plan for community prevention strategies. Getting the perspective of parents on these issues will be essential for implementing effective substance use prevention for West Hartford.


Your email address will not be collected with this survey. All responses are anonymous and confidential, and results will only be used in aggregate form.


https://goo.gl/forms/7PQQmWsT66Ri6SUp2

Community Events

Every Family School Edition

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Summer Opportunities - Click below



Below is information about a unique opportunity this June. It is a summer camp for Debate, Model United Nations and Leadership and is appropriate for high school and middle school students of all experience levels from beginner to most competitive. We also have a program for elementary-age students. We encourage you read through some of the testimonials from past campers and their parents. This summer camp is a very special and transformative experience.



CAMP DATES: WEEK 1: JUNE 12-16 WEEK 2: JUNE 19-23 WEEK 3: JUNE 26-30

AGES: 8 to 18



Westfield Academy's Debate & Model UN Summer Day Camp in June for Debaters 8-18, all levels from Beginner to Advanced

Westfield is the #1 High School Public Policy Forum Debate Team in the World!


Winners of the 2017 International Public Policy Forum Debate Competition

  • We are excited to announce that this summer, David Kimel, coach of the Yale Debate team which has been #1 in the country each of the 5 years David has coached, will be joining us. David will teach a special class for advanced debaters.

  • Our instructors and collegiate debaters and MUNers have come from colleges including: Georgetown, Harvard, Yale, N.Y.U., Bates, Wesleyan, Middlebury and UPenn.

  • Our Distinguished Speakers Program brings in Speakers who are well known in their fields. Check out past speakers here.

  • Elective choices to help each camper "Find Their Voice"

  • Within the last two years, campers have gone on to win, among many others, the International Public Policy Forum debate competition, the UPenn National Parliamentary High School debate competition, the McGill Junior Invitational High School Debate Competition, the Yale Osterweis Varsity and Novice Debate Competition and to take 1st and 2nd Varsity and 1st and 2nd Novice Speakers at Osterweis and to win numerous Best Delegate Awards in Model United Nations

  • Carpools from Southern CT


**Financial Aid and Scholarships Available - Last Year 25% of Campers Received Financial Aid

"Public Act 16-189

We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.

In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit www.whps.org/pa189."