Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #12

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December Calendar


Dear Parents,

Hanover County Public Schools will be participating in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Spelling Bee through the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. All students in grades 3-8 are welcome to participate.

All spelling bees (school and county) will be administered via THE ONLINE TESTING PLATFORM.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform allows schools and sponsors to host the spelling bee safely and securely via online tests. To compete in our school competition, your child must have a current account in the platform for this school year.

If your child would like to participate in the school spelling bee, please watch this video. It will give you instructions on how to register your child for the spelling bee. The registration link is shared in the video. Parents must register their child to participate in their school’s spelling bee by November 25, 2022.

Once you have created your child’s account, I will be able to assign the appropriate online test to your child. Your child must complete the test between December 1 - December 9, 2022. The test can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones. Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge are our preferred browsers. We do not support Safari for desktop or Internet Explorer.

The student winner from each school with the highest score will move on to compete in the county spelling bee competition, which will also be held through the Online Testing Platform. If your child is the winner for their school, more information will be shared at a later date.

You may reach out to me if you have any questions about our school spelling bee. I look forward to having your child represent their school in our competition!


Elena Faulkner

Spelling Bee Coordinator



See directions to place your order at

Ordering Deadline March 31, 2023

Soft Cover yearbooks- $25

Hard Cover yearbooks- $30

House Pep Rally!

We will have our first school-wide House Pep Rally on Tuesday, November 22nd. Please allow your child to wear their House shirt or House colors on that day. We are excited to celebrate our Houses and pump up our students for all their great efforts with earning points for their House so far!
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All students should be dropped off at the front of the school in the loop designated for drop off (staff members are there to receive students). Parents who are dropping off students in the morning, please be patient with the process and refrain from pulling around other cars that are dropping off students. This is critical as we work to keep all of our Comet students and families safe.

Family Life Education

Family Life Education:

Family Life Parent information sessions will be held virtually on Monday, November 7th from 8:00-3:00pm. Below are the Zoom Links to join the virtual meetings (please feel free to join either link)

The dates of instruction for students at KCES will be January 31-February 2, 2023. More information, including opt-out forms will be coming prior to the scheduled lessons.

Click below to request a Family Life Opt-out form. A paper copy of the opt-out form will be sent to you once you complete the Family life Opt-out request.

Opt-out Forms

Fifth Grade Families- Middle School Information Nights

Oak Knoll Middle School: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Chickahominy Middle School: Thursday, December 15, 2022 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

If you have questions, please contact Paige Abasolo, school counselor at or 723-3455.

KCES Classroom Holiday Celebrations!

All KCES classes K-5 will be having their winter celebrations on Friday, December 16th from 1:00-2:00 pm. Families are asked to donate food and/or drinks for the celebration (the room parents will send out a sign-up sheet with the list of items). Only the two designated Room Parents for each class will be invited to attend the class party.

PTA Announcements

November Calendar of events:

Now-12/5/22 Paint Kit Fundraiser

Now-12/15 Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser

11/30 Marty’s (All day)

PTA would like to wish all of our KCES families a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!! We are very thankful for our comet community and everything you do to make us a successful PTA!!!


    1. The Texas Roadhouse fundraiser is from 11/15-12/15/22. We get 10% of the gift cards ordered.

    2. Holiday/Winter themed Paint Kits are back and can be ordered through 12/5/22. See link for flyer:

  2. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  3. SHOP using Amazon Smile.

  4. ENROLL or RE-ENROLL into Kroger Rewards. Last year we received over $6500. When you sign into your account and find Community Rewards select CHANGE ORGANIZATION, search for Kersey Creek ES and select ENROLL.

As always if you have any questions, please reach out!!

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)