Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #2

Thank you for a GREAT first week of School!

We enjoyed welcoming all our Caring Comets this week! Our students had many great stories about their summer vacations and their hopes for the new school year. Our teachers and staff focused on making each child feel welcome in their new classrooms while carefully teaching the routines and procedures.


Parent Portal Set Up

Parents, please be sure to set up your information for the Parent Portal and complete all electronic forms no later than Friday, September 16th. You will receive a daily email reminder through September 16th. Thank you.

WATCH D.O.G.S.- We're back!!!!! All Dads interested in joining our Watch D.O.G. program, please join us for Pizza Night on September 28th @ 6pm in the cafeteria. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Attendance Reminders

When your child is absent, we must receive communication within three days of the absence for it to be recorded as "excused." Absences that are not substantiated by a note or phone call to the office within three days of the absence will remain "unexcused."

  • At 5 unexcused absences, you will be contacted to develop an attendance plan to resolve attendance concerns
  • At 7 unexcused absences, an attendance conference will be held to discuss continued attendance concerns
  • If attendance does not improve, a referral may be made to School Social Work Services for additional support

Tardy Students:

Parents, please remember that if your child is late (after 8:00 a.m.) you will need to come into the office to sign them in on the designated form. Your child will receive a tardy pass which they will give to their teacher upon arrival to class.

Afternoon Parent Pick-up:

Thank you for your patience this week as we have been working through our preliminary procedures to ensure the safe dismissal of each student. If you will be picking your child up daily, you will soon be receiving a card that you or the authorized designee will present each day to assist us with moving the line quicker.

Boy Scouts Informational Flyer



Welcome back Comet Community! Thank you for filling out the Volunteer Forms, sending in Comet Fund Donations, and for joining our PTA! We have some exciting things going on this month.

September Calendar of events:

9/6-11/5 Shoe Fundraiser

9/13 Spirit Night at Panera in Ashland (4-8)

9/14 PTA General Meeting (Zoom 5:30)

9/15 Back-to-School Night (5-7pm)

9/21 Spirit Night at Ashland Skate Land (more info to come)

9/23 Chrysanthemum sale (3:00-6:00 p.m.)

9/29 Spirit Day at Rise & Shine Diner

  1. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  2. 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.

  3. SHOP using Amazon Smile. Last year we received $300, we are hoping to get that number higher this year.

  4. Please fill out the volunteer form if you have not done it already.

    1. PTA volunteer form:

  5. Our SPIRIT Wear store is open and taking orders. Deadline to order is September 25.

  6. SPIRIT NIGHT: Save the date our first spirit night is at Ashland Panera, Tuesday September 13 (use code FUND4U for online checkout).

  7. FUNDRAISERS: We have two current fundraisers going on:

    1. Charleston Wrap. Register at (organization ID 24799) and shop for home goods, gourmet items and more! Delivery is fast.

    2. The PTA is also collecting gently used shoes of all types (adults, kids, cleats, ballet shoes, etc). Bins are located at KCES entrance and Milestone clubhouse. Collection is taking place through 11/5.

  1. Chrysanthemum sale. We are hoping to sell Mums on Friday, Sept 23 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. Small Mums for $7.50 and Large for $9. Stay tuned for more details.

  2. We are still looking for items for the teachers lounge.

  3. PTA MEETING: The first PTA meeting will take place next Wednesday via Zoom at 5:30.

  4. Please follow us at KCESPTA on Facebook and Kersey Creek on Instagram!

*Please reach out with any questions or concerns at

Important Dates

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Back to School Night (5:00-7:00pm)

We will have 25 minute sessions to allow families with multiple students to visit each child's classroom. Session 1: 5:00-5:25; Session 2: 5:30-5:55; Session 3: 6:00-6:25; Session 4: 6:30-6:55 (we will make an announcement for parents to transition between sessions)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Student Holiday

Friday, October 7, 2022

Interim Reports Available in Power School

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