KP Connection

September 11, 2015

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What's In Here?

This school newsletter highlights school wide events and happenings. At the end of the newsletter are resources that may be of interest to you (articles, videos or websites of interest).

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Things to KNOW

September

  • 14th - NO SCHOOL in observance of the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah
  • 15th - Department Meetings --NO Late Buses
  • 17th - Riverfront Recapture - Garnet Team
  • 21st - 6th Grade Open House
  • 25th - Fall Fundraiser Due
  • 28th - 7th and 8th Grade Open House
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Make sure your child participates in our intramural program. We want all students involved. (Click Below)

Science Club starts on Friday, September 18th

KP Universal Club will meet on Friday, September 18th

Homework Club starts Thursday, September 17th

You are invited to enroll your child in the KP Homework Club: held 3 days a week after school with a staff member who will monitor and offer support for academic achievement.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3 - 4pm in the Library.

Late buses available at 4:00pm.

West Hartford Unified Sports

WEST HARTFORD UNIFIED SPORTS
SOCCER 2015

5:00 – 6:30pm
Sedgwick Fields

Practices will be held on the following Sundays:

September 6
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11

Soccer Tournament – Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Meet the newest member of the KP Staff! (click on the picture for more)

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Unified Theater News

We are currently looking for leaders for Unified Theater. Unified Theater is a unique experience for students to work with people of all ability to cooperatively put on a student-led production. There is no audition or exclusion, and everyone is a valuable part of the process. We need strong leaders to step up and be willing to direct, choreograph, produce, and make sure that all students are included. This is a fun experience that will help develop leadership skills and a greater understanding of the needs of people of varying abilities. Rehearsals will be on Thursdays after school until 5:00 with a leaders meeting until 5:30. They will start in early October and run through mid December. The deadline for students to apply is September 25th. Please visit http://www.unifiedtheater.org/ for more information on this program, and contact Jared Boulet (Jared_boulet@whps.org) or Heather Pelkey (Heather_Pelkey@whps.org) for more information.

Digital Citizenship Lessons

Good Afternoon KP Families,


We are excited to share a new program we are implementing this year with all KP students. As part of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, we recognize there is a need to educate your child about the safe and responsible use of technology. School counselors will be presenting a classroom lesson to 6th grade students and hosting team assemblies for 7th and 8th grade students.


6th grade students will participate in a classroom lesson during the month of October. 6th graders will also have four follow-up lessons presented in morning advisory. Upon completion of the classroom lesson, four follow-up lessons and a signed BYOD form by their parent/guardian, a student may receive their BYOD license and will be permitted to use their devices in school.


The schedule for the 7th & 8th grade team assemblies is as follows:

09/10 Amethyst team, 09/11 Garnet team, 09/17 Emerald team

09/18 Sapphire team, 09/21 Opal team and 09/24 Ruby team


Following the team assemblies, 7th and 8th grade students will participate in four follow-up lessons during their morning advisory. Upon completion of their participation in the team assemblies. morning advisory follow-up lessons and a signed BYOD form by their parent/guardian, a student may receive their BYOD license and will be permitted to use their devices in school.

To keep you in the know--Below is the Morning Advisory Calendar Focus for the Month

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PTO NEWS

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Parent Learning Opportunities

Digital Citizenship Summit at Saint Joseph's University

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015: All-day national conference focused on digital citizenship! Digital citizenship is the safe, savvy, and ethical use of technology. We have a broad range of topics focused on areas such as online reputation, empathy online, and proper social media use.

WHO: For the public! This first-of-its-kind summit is for YOU. We are bringing together educators, parents, administrators, students, organization leaders, and industry–all of the stakeholders focused on improving tech use. The event is co-founded by David Ryan Polgar and Marialice B.F.X. Curran. The Digital Citizenship Summit will feature a diverse range of prominent speakers leading workshops, a panel discussion on the future of digital citizenship, and valuable networking opportunities with leaders from across the country.

WHY: The Digital Citizenship Summit is designed to truly push the conversation forward. By bringing together leading voices and interested citizens from every corner of the country we will be able to amplify the message and create change. We need YOU and your voice. Our focus is on improving education towards digital citizenship, and empowering users.


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Resources (articles, videos, blogs of interest)

Stan has a discussion about digital etiquette and responsibility with David Ryan Polgar and Marialice Curran, co-founders of the upcoming Digital Citizenship Summit.

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