KP Connection

March 11, 2016

Things to KNOW


  • 3/11 - Jazz Band to UNH - 8:30am
  • 3/11 - KP Lend a Hand Movie Night - 6:30pm
  • 3/12 - Jazz Band returns - 7:45pm
  • 3/12 - Mathcounts Competition - UofH - 8:30-3:30pm
  • 3/12 - Connecticut State VEX IQ Championship -CREC Academy of Aerospace & Engineering 8;00-2:30pm
  • 3/14 - 5th to 6th Orientation Evening - 6:30-8:30pm (Special Ed @ 6:00pm)
  • 3/17 - 8th Grade Science CMTs
  • 3/18 - Sapphire Service Club Shelter Dinner - 5:45 to 8:00pm
  • 3/21 - World Down Syndrome Day

KP Movie Night is Back!!!!!!

Come join us as we watch "The Blind Side" together this evening, March 11th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Popcorn, snacks and water will be available to purchase. Click on the link for more information and permission slip:

We hope to see you there!

It Matters T-Shirts

Years ago, during the first couple weeks of school, Paul Duquette asked his students to write about what mattered to them. Below is the essay he chose to share with parents at Curriculum Night for three years in a row, as it was his favorite. He wanted his team members to have “It Matters” hanging in the front of their classrooms.

In honor of Paul and this motto, our memorial committee has designed t-shirts. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt Please click here .

West Hartford Little League would like to invite all town 7th and 8th graders to join their announcer's club. Click on the link to view the flier:

Mark Your Calendar - Butter Braid Pastry Pick Up - March 15th

We need 3-4 volunteers to help distribute our Butter Braid pastries between 3-6pm on Tuesday, March 15th. If you are able to help out, please contact Karen Walsh at or 860-233-8230.

Don't forget to pick up those delicious butter braids you ordered on Tuesday, March 15th. They will be ready between 3-6pm in the KP auditorium foyer. These are frozen pastries so please plan to get them into your freezer that day. Thank you.

A scholarship has been set up to support the Ennis children. Anyone looking to help should send a check payable to "Ennis Family Scholarship Fund Trust" to:

Robert Lachs

1729 E Prairie Ave

Wheaton, IL 60137

Students in Action

Unified Basketball

The West Hartford Unified basketball team will be participating in the tournament to close out the 2016 season on Monday, March 14th. We will be traveling to Smith Middle School in Glastonbury and the pregame ceremony starts at 3 pm. King Philip will be well represented with our hard working athletes and volunteers.

Student Donation Request

Hello, this is Jordan Shefsky. I am collecting art supplies for the residents at the Hebrew Home and Hospital for a community service project. I have a box by the front office and am collecting used t shirts, new and unused foam sheets, glue sticks, shrinky-dinks, grocery store bags, colored pencils, brushes, crayons, colored tissue paper, markers, and used & new dollhouse furniture. I will be collecting these items through the end of March. Thank you in advance for your support.

Parent/Guardian/PTO NEWS


Please click on the link to support King Philip by purchasing a Stop & Shop or Big Y gift card!

Save the Date and Buy Tickets!

West Hartford's Cookin' 2016

April 2, 2016

6:30 - 9:00pm

West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium

Join West Hartford's "Celebrity" Chefs as they don chefs' aprons for an evening of food sampling, fun and silent & live auctions to benefit the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools. To buy tickets click here.

Ben & Jerry;s Free Cone Day to support Connecticut Children's Hospital

Lost & Found at KP

We have a lot of unclaimed clothing, both outerwear and gym clothes. Please ask your child to check the barrels in the gym and the lost and found box in the small cafeteria. We will be donating anything that is unclaimed to a local charity on Monday, March 21st.

Concurrently, after the 10th of each month, we will be donating all unclaimed items to local charities.

Camp Fair on March 19th

Summer is just around the corner. On Saturday, March 19th from 10am-1pm there will be a Camp Fair at the Breakthrough Magnet School, 290 Brookfield Street, Hartford. There will be approximately 20 or more camps at the fair.

Click on the link for more information:

Family/Friends Dash

The idea is “The Amazing Race” or “Urban Challenge” meets the Mandell JCC!

The Family/Friends Dash will be Saturday, March 19th from 5:30-7:30PM.

Click on the link for more information:

Fern Street Community Kitchen - Free Community Breakfast & Lunches

The Fern Street Community Kitchen has free community lunches and breakfasts for neighbors in need at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford.

Community Breakfast

Every other Monday, Foodshare Mobile Truck will be distributing food in our back parking lot from 8:45 - 9:30am.

Breakfast is served from 9:00 - 10:00am on March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25.

Community Lunch

12:00 - 1:30pm - March 19, April 16.

For more information about the Fern Street Community Kitchen,860.233.3669,,

Parent/Guardian Resources

Articles/Blogs of Interest

Video on PTA Legislation 2016 Conference spotlighting the Every Student Succeeds Act

Legislative Conference 2016 / ESSA / Every Student Succeeds Act

Events to Attend

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West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO)

Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm

Finding Your Advocacy Style

For many parents, navigating the special education process is extraordinarily overwhelming. It can become even more so when disagreements arise between the parents and the school team about the child’s program.

As seasoned professionals who work with parents and school districts in PPT & IEP meetings almost every day, Attorney Jennifer Laviano and advocate Julie Swanson have learned which parental advocacy styles are effective, and which ones are not. Further, having insight into what drives administrative decision making can be a valuable tool for parents as they strive to have their child’s educational needs met. Join us for this informational and entertaining session, Finding Your Advocacy Style with Jen and Julie.

Advocate Julie Swanson and Special Education Attorney Jennifer Laviano are of co-founders of

Location: Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road, West Hartford (Enter through Wardwell Rd entrance)

Saturday, March 26 at 2pm

Farmington Miniaure Golf & Ice Cream Parlor’s 20th Anniversary Easter Egg Hunt

This year’s event will feature a Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm after the crowds have gone and the music is turned off. Hosted by Mike Stacy of Lite 100.5 it will be a fun event for everyone! Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor is located at 1048 Farmington Avenue, Farmington CT 860-677-0118

Coming up in April…

Friday, April 1 at 9:30am

Coffee & Conversation at Panera - Bishops Corner

The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special educations services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting.

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