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2022-2023-Family Newsletter #36

May Calendar

Click here to see all the great things happening in May!

SOL Testing

We are currently in our SOL Testing window. Our main testing window will last through May 26th. Additionally, make-ups and retakes will occur through early June. During SOL testing, we work diligently to maintain a secure and favorable testing environment to allow our students to focus and do their best.

We are respectfully asking that you refrain from visiting during the lunch period until after May 26th. We are happy to welcome you back to enjoy lunch with your children beginning on May 30th.

Thank you for ensuring that your children are on time, get a good night's rest and are ready to show off their great learning on the SOL Tests!

We hope you know how much we appreciate your continued support this year!

Important Student Lunch Account Information

Just a friendly reminder to pay all outstanding lunch charges prior to the end of the year.

If you have any questions, please see Tonda Pasowicz, Cafeteria Manager.

May Madness

We were invited by Greenwood Elementary School (Henrico County) to select twelve of our 3rd grade students to participate in a basketball tournament against a few other Hanover and Henrico Elementary Schools. Please come by to cheer them on if you can! See the flyer for more details.
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ABC Spirit Days as we count down the Last Days of School!

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Parents of 5th Grade Students

Exciting New PowerSchool feature!

This year Course Verification Forms (CVFs) where parents/guardians verify or change 2023-2024 student course requests will be online! The final copy of CVFs will go live in PowerSchool on Monday, May 15th 8:00 am and will be closed on Monday, May 22nd at 9:00 pm. Parents/Guardians should use the resources below...

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Online Course Verification Directions

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Video Directions for Online CVF

KCES Parent Input for Student Placement 2023-2024

Class placement is a collaborative process that involves school adminstration and classroom teachers. In addition, input from instructional specialists such as reading specialist, special education and gifted teachers is also considered when class assignments are made for the coming year.

Although parents can be confident that each child's individual needs will be adequately represented by the teachers' recommendations to the adminstrators, we know that parents also have important information to share about their child. Parents who would like to provide this information may do so by completing this form no later than June 2, 2023.

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Order your child's school supply kit for next year!

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Field Day 2023

Date: Monday June 5th (in case of inclement weather it will be moved to Thursday June 8th)

Time: 8:15am - Kickoff/Mascot Race on the Bus Loop

9:00-11:00am - 3rd - 5th Grade

12:00-2:00pm - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Field Day T-Shirts for Students

This year, our AMAZING PTA has been able to cover the cost of student shirts/Kona Ice for Field Day. All we need from you is your students' size. Please use the link below to fill out a separate form for each of your students at KCES:

Parent/Volunteer T-Shirts are also available for you to purchase. Use the link below to give us your sizing information and follow the instructions for sending in payment:

PTA Updates

Upcoming calendar of events:

5/25- Arby’s Spirit Night

6/9- End of year parties

6/25- Order your school supply kit:

  1. SPIRIT NIGHT at Arby on Thursday 5/25. Hope to see you there!

  2. END OF YEAR PARTIES: The parties will be Friday, June 9. Please be on the lookout for a sign-up genius from your room parents for the end of year party in your child’s classroom. Adults of students are welcome, however please leave the younger siblings with another caregiver.

    1. 1:00-1:45 pm Kindergarten, Second, Third and Fourth Grades

    2. 12:55-1:35 pm First Grade

  3. SUMMER GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for volunteers to maintain the garden during the summer by weeding and watering. Please reach out to Jana Howell if you are able to help.

  4. SCHOOL SUPPLY BOX: Order your school supply box for next year. More information found here:

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)