KP Connection

October 31, 2014

Upcoming Events/Activities

Friday, October 31st

  • 6th Grade Masquerade Social 3:00-4:30pm

Saturday, November 1st

  • Cross Country-Wickham Park 10:30 AM to 3:15 PM

Monday, November 3rd

  • First Quarter Ends
  • Staff Slime Fest to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Tuesday, November 4th

  • Election Day - No School

Friday, November 7th

  • Report Cards Distributed
  • On the Spot Improve 7pm $5


KP Staff SLIMMED for a Cause on Monday!

Student Council is sponsoring a slime fest to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today was the last day for students to vote for the teacher or staff member they want to see slimed on Monday. The sliming will occur from 2:20-2:40 in front of the school. Come witness it for yourself and feel free to add a donation.

Parent/Guardian Teacher and Student Conferences

Please be sure to contact teachers regarding our November conferences.

Students encouraged to attend the Author Skype with author and former KP Student Lynda Mullaly Hunt

KP will hold it's 1st Skype Author BOOK talk on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 3-4 in the Library with CT Nutmeg author, a former KP West Hartford student ,Lynda Mullaly Hunt author of the heart warming story One for the Murphys, This is open to all students! There is still time to read the book and see how one family chose to "be someone's hero."

Feel free to visit her site here

Book Trailer

ONE FOR THE MURPHYS ~ Lynda Mullaly Hunt MG Book Trailer

Attention King Philip Parents and Guardians:

Please join us as our students and staff present:

Recognition of America's Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

8:00AM in front of KP on the inner driveway near the flagpole.

If you or a family member served in the armed forces, we would be honored if you would permit us to recognize you or your family member for your military services at our ceremony.

Please RSVP to Susanne Torcasio at 860-233-8236 ext. 5256 by Wednesday, November 5, 2014.



Believe it or not, high school is right around the corner! You will soon receive information regarding the transition process to Hall High School. However, if your child is considering other options than Hall High School, it is important to start exploring options now.

1. Any students who are applying to private schools should contact individual schools and visit school websites for information regarding the application process, open house dates, and deadlines. Some school applications involve placement tests, letters of recommendations, and other application documents. Students should make an appointment with their school counselors if they have any questions regarding this process.

2. If your child thinks he or she might be interested in learning about local Magnet, Technical, and agriscience school programs, please encourage him/her to attend the High School Options

Fair on Friday, November 7, 2014. Students have learned about this fair during team meetings and/or morning advisory classes this week and need to sign up if they are interested. The fair will take place during the school day on 11/7 from 9:51AM-11:15AM at King Philip and involves brief presentations from magnet, technical, and agriscience school representative, as well as opportunities for students to speak to individual representatives to gain additional information about schools of interest. Please visit the KP website for more details about the fair.

Students who would like to attend the fair on November 7th need to sign up in the main office by November 5th. While our fair is for students only, parents can gain information regarding the public magnet, technical, or agriscience schools in our area by visiting the following websites where you can learn about their programs and find out the dates to their open houses

Magnet Schools:

Technical Schools:

Harris Agriscience and Technology Center:

Feel free to contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The Bridge Family Center's Substance Abuse Prevention Commission (SAPC) is looking for a few parent volunteers. Their next meeting will be held in room 400 of Town Hall from 5-6:30p.m. on Thursday, November 13th. If you are interested in contributing to this important work, please contact Justin Gusy at 860-929-5252 or

News from the KP PTO

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!
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Did you order some FUN PASTA to support KP PTO?

There are endless varieties of pasta shapes to choose from including Thanksgiving, other upcoming holidays, sports and many others. Follow the link and order yours today. It’s shipped directly to you in 3-5 days!

Simply click on the link below and get starting with shopping for FUN PASTA!!

KP Parent/Guardian Fall Book Study

At our last PTO meeting, parents and guardians chose Dana Boyd's book It's Complicated: the social lives of networked teens for our first book study of the school year. The book discusses how social media affects the quality of teens lives along with some of the major myths regarding how teens use social media. This book discussion will enlighten us about about the impact of new media and emerging technologies.

The first session will focus on chapters 1-4 and the second session will focus on chapters 5-8. The book study will be in held in the Library at 7pm on Tuesday, November 18th and on Thursday, December 11th in the Library at 7pm.

You can purchase it at all major book stores 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 @ or 860-233-8230.

Family Resources


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

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

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.

Student Contests

To foster the understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 8th national essay contest. The Essay Contest is open to Middle and High School students. The entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP (available online for free at If you want to receive a copy, please contact us using the information below.

  • CPSC has just announced a new carbon monoxide poster contest for middle school students. 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.
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