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2022-2023-Family Newsletter #18

2023 Kids Heart Health Challenge

Sign up for our Heart Health Challenge!

I can’t wait to see how many of our students Sign up to be a Heart Hero this year - Let’s do this! To get a head start, sign up, to take the challenge at or on the “Kids Heart Challenge” App! Thank you for joining team of Heart Heroes! I’m so very proud of you!


Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday! Enjoy the long weekend.

January House Reading Challenge!

This month, we are having our school-wide reading challenge. Each of our six houses are competing to see who can read the most books. Stay tuned to find out which house will win our reading challenge! Good luck, and happy reading!

Winter Growth Assessments Grades 3-5

Our students in grades 3-5 will be taking Winter Growth Assessments beginning Jan.23-Jan.26. Here is more information. Please contact Aimee Sergent, Assistant Principal if you have additional questions.

Upcoming Safety Drill

In accordance with Virginia Code §22.1-137.2, we will be conducting a lock-down during the week of January 17-20, 2023. We will provide you with follow-up communication once the drill has concluded.

Teacher Job Fair

Are you or someone you know interested in teaching with Hanover County Public Schools? Our HCPS virtual job fair will be held on Saturday, January 28th and the Week of Jan 30 - Feb 2. Interviews will be offered to individuals who are currently licensed or eligible for a provisional license through the Virginia Department of Education and seeking employment for the 2023-2024 school year. Interested candidates are asked to pre-register for the event by completing the application for the Job Fair vacancy through the HCPS jobs website.

Family Life Education

The Family Life Education will take place from January 31-February 2. Parents who wish to opt-out their child from family life will need to complete the online opt-out request form listed below. By completing this opt-out form, you are requesting a paper copy of the opt-out form to complete. Students will only be opted out of family life education with a signed paper copy that is returned to their classroom teacher prior to the lesson.

*Here's more information about the Family Life Program and the opt-out form.

PTA Updates

January Calendar of events:

1/18 Brunetti’s Express

Kersey Creek PTA would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year!!

  1. SPIRIT NIGHT. There is one spirit night this week at Brunetti’s on 1/18

  2. OUR RESOURCE AND SPECIAL ED teachers are in need of supplies: baby wipes, kleenex, & disinfecting wipes are most needed.

  3. SAVE THE DATE. Our Winter Market is making a come back and will be Friday, February 10 (5:30-7:30pm)

    1. Interested in being a vendor at our holiday market, please complete this form

    2. If you would like to volunteer to help with this even please sign up here

  4. MUDDY PLAYGROUND: Ms. Nelson has had an increasing number of kids come in from the playground muddy and needing a change of clothes. If you could all pack an extra pair of pants to leave in your child’s backpack that would be most appreciated.

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)