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2022-2023-Family Newsletter #9

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House Spirit Wear Store-is now OPEN. Order your child's HOUSE Gear today! The online store will be open through November 1st!


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.

Upcoming Parent Education Workshop

Parenting a Child with ADHD

This workshop is designed to address the unique parenting skills needed to parent a child with ADHD. You will learn specific strategies to help your child develop positive habits and minimize negative behaviors, help your child understand and manage their feelings, and optimize learning at school.

Children’s Education Workshop

Skill Building in Children with ADHD

While parents attend the Parenting a Child with ADHD workshop, children ages 5-11 are invited to attend a life skills workshop. They will learn skills on organization, setting goals, and managing strong feelings.

Join us for these important workshops:

Location: Kersey Creek Elementary School (10004 Learning Ln, Mechanicsville, VA 23116)

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Register online: by Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

Children’s workshop is limited to 20 students.

Offered through a partnership between Hanover County Public Schools and the Community Education Team at Hanover Community Services.

For more information, contact Dana Gaskin, Child and Family Specialist, at Hanover Community Services 365-4238.

PTA Updates:

November Calendar of events:

11/1 Sugar Sweet Spirit Night

11/5 Shoe Fundraiser Ends

11/7 Mexico Spirit Night

11/9 PTA meeting @ 5:30pm in library

11/9 Vito’s Spirit NIght

11/10 Reflections Award Ceremony @ 5:30pm

11/15 Vinny’s Spirit Night

  1. SPIRIT NIGHT: Please join us at Sugar Sweet on 11/1.

  2. FUNDRAISER: Our shoe fundraiser is coming to an end on November 5. Please drop off your gently used shoes of all types (adults, kids, cleats, ballet shoes, etc). Bins are located at KCES entrance, Milestone clubhouse, Burkwood Swim & Racket Club, and Goddard School. Collection is taking place through 11/5.

  3. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  4. SHOP using Amazon Smile.

  5. 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!!!

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FUN RUN- November 1st!

We are still working to get to our goal of raising $35,000. Thank you for your support.

EXCITING NEWS: *Some of you have asked about the status of the playground equipment that was ordered with last year's BoosterThon money. The equipment will be delivered and installed next week!

The FUN RUN is back on November 1st! Students will participate in this event during the following times. If you will be joining us for this special event, please be sure to complete the Volunteer Application prior to event day!

***If there is inclement weather on Tuesday, Nov. 1st for the FUN RUN, we will have to have a Glow Run in the gym. If this is the case, parents will not be able to attend due to limited space.

8:15-9:00- 5th Grade

9:10-9:55- 1st & 2nd Grade

10:05-10:50- 3rd Grade


12:35-1:15- 4th Grade

Parent Teacher Conferences- Nov. 7th- Sign up information was sent home in this week's Thursday folders!

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)