Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #21

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Pep Rally

We had an AWESOME Pep Rally today! The students had fun with all the chants. We sang, danced and celebrated the winner of the Reading Challenge-Tatonka!!

Black History Month Activities

  • On February 9th, we will have our school-wide concert featuring our 3rd Graders who will pay tribute to Black Musicians. This program will be recorded and shown on closed circuit digital display-TV 99 at the School Board Office
  • Our teachers will Morning Meeting slides that feature famous Black Americans while highlighting Kindness and Mindfulness

Throughout the month of February in the library students will...

K-2-Will do author and illustrator studies featuring a different black author and illustrator each week.

3rd-We are learning about the Coretta Scott King Award, reviewing previous winners and reviewing brand new books (published 2021 and 2022). We are also conducting a Mock Coretta Scott King Award voting.

4-5th-Students have just started research on one of the United States. We are featuring picture books of notable Black Americans each week and highlighting the state he/she is from.

Finally, all students will have an opportunity create a collaborative "quilt" of African Americans that we learn about together or that they can research independently on PebbleGo! Next. We hope to feature that quilt on one of our windows in the library.

Thank you!

A special thanks to our PTA Hospitality Committee for the special treats provided for our staff collaborative planning this week!

Kid's Heart Challenge Update

Comets, we are just over one week away from our Kid's Heart Challenge event, and there is still plenty of time for you to sign up and take the challenge!

I am encouraging ALL STUDENTS to take Finn's Mission to learn about heart health, signs of heart attack and stroke, and learn hands-only CPR. If you, and your family, feel led to donate or raise money for the American Heart Association that is a great way to support this amazing cause as well. Most importantly we want everyone, parents included, to challenge themselves to MOVE MORE or BE KIND.

So far, we have raised nearly $11,000 for the American Heart Association and are currently the 10th highest fundraising school in all of Virginia. It truly amazes me to see the generosity of our Comet community and see us supporting such a great fight to end heart disease and help those with sick hearts. Our Comets truly are Heart Heroes!

Mr. Monger, Physical Education Teacher

Late Arrivals

When students are arriving tardy to school, they should be accompanied by parent/guardian who will need to sign them in on the student sign in sheet located on the front counter.
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January House Reading Challenge!

Thanks for supporting our Reading Challenge for January!

Our House Reading challenge winner is House Tatonka w/ 627 books read!

*A special thanks to our PTA and everyone else who helped with this challenge. We will do this again next year as we try to find a more creative way to display all the links that the kids returned!

GT Referrals

Have you been talking to your child's teacher about making a gifted referral? Please make sure you've filled out the initial referral found here:

Your child's teacher is still the FIRST point of communication when you want to make a referral or are wondering if this program would benefit your student; however, if you have questions about the gifted program or gifted testing, feel free to email Mrs. J-D at

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3rd Grade- Black History Month Musical Performance

Mark your calendars- Our 3rd Graders have been working hard to prepare for their performance on February 8th @ 6:15 p.m. Join us!
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*Report Cards go home on February 8th!

PTA Updates

PTA February Calendar of events:

*PTA meeting-Wednesday, February 8 (5:30-6:00 Library)

Winter Market

Friday, February 10 (5:30-7:30pm)

  • 2/3 Last day to submit payment to be a vendor. Please complete this form

  • We need volunteers at the Winter Market.
    Please sign up here

  • If volunteering please make sure you are registered with Hanover County to volunteer within our schools.

Parent Night Out! February 17 at RISE Martial arts!

  • Drop your child off for glow dodgeball fun!
    More information here:

Spirit nights for February:

2/6 Mexico Restaurant

2/14 Papa Johns

2/16 Arby’s

*please be sure to mention KCES!

Other Documents

Transportation Note

(please be reminded to use transportation notes to communicate changes with your child's dismissal plan)

Lunch Menu

Lunch Visitor Information

Lunch Visitor Information (Spanish)