KP Connection

September 16, 2018

Need to Know Dates

Monday - 9/17 -

  • Camp Sloper - Opal
  • Unified Theater - 3:00-4:00pm in the small cafe

  • Open House- 6th and 7th Grade

  • 9/19 - Yom Kippur - No School

Monday -9/24

  • Open House - 8th Grade

Tuesday - 9/25

  • Camp Sloper- Ruby
Tuesday - 9/25
Friday - 9/28
  • Camp Sloper - Sapphire
Daily Bulletin

School Announcements updated every day.

Lead Learner Highlights

Dear KP Families,

I am so excited about entering the 4th week of school. Students are exploring and demonstrating their learning in many ways. Our intramurals and after-school activities are getting up and running. Please be sure to check out our daily bulletin and after school calendar for the available opportunities. We can't wait for you to get a glimpse of KP during our upcoming Open Houses. While I will be acting as a parent and lead learner, I look forward to connecting with you.

Be sure to check out our other after school offerings starting soon by clicking the daily bulletin link above or here. If you haven't put our school events on your calendar yet, please refer to our KP Year at a Glance document here.

School News

6th and 7th Grade Parent/Caregiver Open House

Families, this night is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to follow their child's schedule, meet their teachers, and learn about what students will be learning this year. Students completed schedules for Monday's, Open House and were asked to share the invitation and their schedule with you, so please check in with them for your copy. You will need this to follow your child's schedule to meet with their teachers. The night starts at 6:30 pm in your child's advisory classroom.
Click Here for Powerschool Parent Portal Instructions

This provides specific information about how to create and log onto a parent portal account.

West Hartford Public Schools is making forms Electronic

If you haven't done so yet, please check your parent portal for e-collect forms. You will be able to verify your information, update your emergency contacts, and complete permissions slips, directory forms, etc. Once you submit the forms, the office staff will approve them. If you are having trouble accessing your parent portal account, please contact our office at 860-233-8230 and ask for Katherine Edlund.

Important! Please Remember to return: All PTO Fee and Membership Forms & Student Activity Fee and Forms


Please join us for the PTO Kickoff Meeting!

When: Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm

Where: The Commons at King Philip Middle School

The PTO will provide coffee and dessert to enjoy during the meeting!

We will discuss the school survey results and the school goals with Principal Wright and highlight some of the events happening throughout the year including the upcoming Color Run!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please feel free to contact Cheri Bramble at with any questions.

Save the Date - Oct. 5th


Join Unified Theater

Unified Theater dissolves typical barriers between youth through transformative, school-based performing arts programming. In Unified Theater, young people with and without disabilities, of all backgrounds, come together as equals to put on a production. The production is entirely organized, written, and directed by the students themselves. The concept is simple: empower youth to lead, let creativity rule, and put the Spotlight on Ability.

KP Unified Theater is looking for energetic and enthusiastic participants! Our season begins on Monday, September 17th from 3-4 in the small cafe. Pick up your packet outside of room 4! If you have questions, please attend the OPTIONAL information session THIS Thursday from 3:00 to 3:30 with Ms. Condon in room 4. Please arrange for transportation due to the shortened time frame!

CHESS Program at KP

Award-winning chess instructor and coach, Alexander Lumelsky, is offering this instruction-based chess program for students grades 6 through 8, beginners welcome. The program offers class instruction on chess play and strategy and is intended for players of all and no prior skill or experience. The program also features supervised practice play, over-the-board instruction, possible in-club competition play, and opportunity for play in off-campus competition. -Click Here for more information and to register.

Patriot Pen - Contest

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you know a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.

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Parent/Caregiver Resources

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"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"