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2022-2023-Family Newsletter #7

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October Calendar

Booster Thon- FUN RUN!

We’re only ONE week away from our Kersey Creek Elementary Fun Run and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

⭐️ Log into MYBOOSTER.COM today to get started! ⭐️

Register & share today to help our school reach our goal of $35,000 for students & staff.

PLUS, there are only a FEW DAYS LEFT to register before 10/24/2022.

Check out this 30 second video about our upcoming event >> Click for Fun!

Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

*October 25th*

PARENT WORKSHOP- 6:00-7:30 p.m.- KCES Cafeteria

123 Magic- This workshop is based on the award-winning, best-selling 1-2-3 Magic book by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D. It will provide practical and easy-to-learn parenting techniques for setting limits and developing strategies that are effective in promoting self-discipline in children. Parents will learn specific techniques to minimize whining, arguing, and tantrums in children. The workshop will also provide strategies to encourage positive behavior in children (cleaning up after themselves, going to bed on time, and completing homework assignments).

There will also be a Children's Workshop during this time. See information below:

Children’s Education Workshop 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Understanding Strong Emotions

While parents attend the 123 Magic workshop, children ages 5-11 are invited to attend a life skills workshop. They will learn skills on how to identify, communicate and manage strong feelings.

Join us for these important workshops:

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

Register online: by Monday, October 24, 2022.

Children’s workshop is limited to 20 students.

*Lunch Visits

Please be advised that after lunch visits have come to an end, you MUST report back to the main office to sign out. Parents/visitors should not visit any other areas of the building. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Afternoon Dismissal Plan

If your afternoon dismissal plans change for your child, please complete the transportation form and send in with your child as we are starting to get a higher volume of phone calls to report this change.

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.

Upcoming Important Dates:

10/10-10/19- Book Fair

10/24- 11/1- BoosterThon

10/25- Parent Workshop (6:00-7:30) Cafeteria

11/1- FUN RUN! More details to come

11/4- No School for students

11/7- Parent Teacher Conference Day- No school for students

11/8- Election Day-No school for students



October Calendar of events:

9/6-11/5 Shoe Fundraiser

10/1-10/22 Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

10/17- Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night (3-10pm)

10/23- Triangle Rock Spirit Night (6-8pm)

10/26- Brunetti’s Spirit Night

10/27- Reflections Due

  1. SPIRIT NIGHTS: Save the date for our spirit nights

    1. 10/17 Texas Roadhouse (3-10pm)

    2. 10/23 Triangle Rock Club (6-8pm)

      1. Register online here: (must have 15 students registered by 10/20 in order for the event to happen).

  2. 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!

    2. 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. REFLECTIONS: "Show Your Voice" Categories include: dance choreography, film production (iPhone video), literature, music composition (sing), photography (artistic photos), and visual arts (painting or drawing). All projects must be submitted electronically by 10/27 to For more information click here:

  4. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  5. SHOP using Amazon Smile.

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

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BoosterThon!!! October 24- November 1st!

The FUN RUN is back! More details coming soon!

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)

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