November 7, 2014
Friday, November 7th
- Report Cards Distributed
- On the Spot Improv 7pm $5
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Conferences Afternoon Intramurals will not run November 11th-15th
Tuesday, November 11th- Thursday, November 13th
- Parent/Guardian and Teacher Conferences
October Student Awards
The following students were awarded Students of the Month: Jack B, Charlotte K, Dara S, Beau A, Lola S, Christopher M, DeAhna F, Ryan A, Tiantian Q, Ryan O, Ella L, Brandon W, Nita B, Carl N, Nina F, Noah H, Jameson C and Holly S.
Parent/Guardian Teacher and Student Conferences Nov. 11th, 12th, and 13th.
Please do not be surprised or alarmed if you see Justin, Marc or me stop in to your conference. As leaders, we want the opportunity to participate in this process and observe these rich conversations.
School Wide Homework Club--Starting November 17th
We are writing this letter to welcome and encourage your child to participate in the Homework Club.
The Homework Club is available to all students at King Philip Middle School and is a great opportunity to work on homework with the support of a certified instructor. It is our goal to help your child improve on his or her academics, homework completion and to assist those students who need assistance to make up work after being absent.
Students are welcome to attend whenever they deem it helpful. Students may also be invited to attend the Homework Center by their teachers. We do ask that students come with assignments to complete and are prepared to work for the entire time of Homework Club. Students will have access to the late busses.
The club will meet on most Mondays and Thursdays from 2:55 - 4:00 PM beginning November 17th.
There will be an instructor to supervise and to support the students in their assignments each afternoon.
We hope that your child will take advantage of this program.
KP Honors Our Veterans
Please remember that on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, KP will present its "Recognition of America's Veterans program. The ceremony will be held in front of KP in the inner driveway near the flagpole at 8:00 am.
In our effort to support our Veterans at the VA Home and hospitals in CT, the King Phillip community will be collecting new men's and women's socks and t-shirts. Donations should be brought to your child's morning advisory or placed in the bin located in the main entrance.
Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt visits KP to talk about One for the Murphys
Please Support our 1st Social Event for 7th and 8th Grade Students
Gaming Festival - Volunteers Needed
On Thursday November 20th from 3-4pm KP will be hosting a Gaming Festival. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend. Video game systems will be set up and projected onto big screens for students to enjoy! Kids will be able to take turns playing their favorite video games and can enjoy snacks and music.
We are looking for chaperons to help with this event, parents to make or donate snacks and for video game consoles that we can borrow for the evening.
Please email Sarah_wexler@whps.org if you are interested in helping in any way.
Parent Volunteers Needed
News from the KP PTO
Our Book Fair Needs You
Greetings Families of KP!
One of our biggest fundraisers of the year....The Barnes and Noble Bookfair and Shopping Day is coming up on December 10th....it is right around the corner and we need your help! This year Katie Russo and Annie Keith are working with Barnes & Noble and KP Teams to have some new features to make it a robust event!
That said, we need more help than ever....that is where you come in. We need the most help from 4-9 p.m., but can use help all day. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone and email.... along with your availability for the day of December 10th.
Your support and volunteer time are greatly appreciated.
Annie Keith and Katie Russo
Event Chairs – King Philip Barnes & Noble Shopping Event
We hope you'll join our KP Parent/Guardian Fall Book Study --Tuesday, November 18th
You can purchase the book at all major bookstores or download it as a pdf document from her website here by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. If you do not read the book, you are still invited to join us and participate in the discussions. Your valued input is needed.
If you have any questions, please contact Joy Wright @ Joy_Wright@whps.org or 860-233-8230.
Still on the fence about joining our book study? Watch this.
Shop 4 KP
It’s not too late to order your Big Y or Stop n Shop gift cards to use when you grocery shop.Support King Philip by purchasing grocery store gift cards for your upcoming holiday shopping. Print this order form and send the completed form and payment in to school today!
Did you order some FUN PASTA to support KP PTO?
Simply click on the link below and get starting with shopping for FUN PASTA!!
IN THE COMMUNITY
Great by 8 and the Bridge Family Center, two FREE upcoming workshops
Great By 8 and the Bridge present two free upcoming parent & childcare provider workshops for the West Hartford community! You can register for one or both.
Wednesday, November 19th at Saint Brigid School for “Adventures in Mindfulness for Parents and Childcare Providers” from 6:00 to 7:30 pm with presenter Ann Sullivan, M.S. Learn proven techniques to help you and your child become more mindful of your thoughts and actions – and ease stress for all. Dinner provided, childcare by reservation, and door prizes! Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 18th to RSVPGreatBy8@gmail.com.
Monday, December 1st (snow date December 3rd) at Elmwood Community Center for “Building Meaningful Relationships with Teachers” from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. An important key to your child’s success is the parent-teacher relationship. Come join us for an evening of information and humor with presenter Beth Bye, long-time early childhood educator, as she helps build parental self-awareness and provides practical advice for strengthening your relationship with your child’s teachers. Dinner provided and childcare by reservation! Please RSVP by Sunday, November 30th toRSVPGreatBy8@gmail.com.
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Information Session:
Come and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of West Hartford children by
expanding your parental toolbox to include leadership and advocacy skills. The Parent
Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) trains, inspires and empowers parents to become
effective advocates for children. To learn more about this dynamic program, please join us on Friday, November 21st from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Charter Oak's Family Resource Center.
Call 860-233-4701 to RSVP. Kids are welcome and refreshments will be served.
- Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project --8th National Essay Contest --January 4, 2015 Deadline
- CPSC has just announced a new carbon monoxide poster contest for middle school students. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/CO-Contest-2014/ The contest started on Monday, July 14 and goes through February 2015. Finalists get $500 each and the grand prize winner gets an additional $1,000.