Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #20

Kid's Heart Challenge Update

Comets, we are only two weeks into our Kid's Heart Challenge, and we are amazed at how awesome we are doing as a school. Over 180 students have signed up and we have raised nearly $9,000 for the American Heart Association already! That puts us close to being halfway to our fundraising goal, but remember, our biggest challenge to all of you is to signup and take Finn's Mission. By taking Finn's Mission you will learn how to keep your heart healthy, identify the signs of heart attack and stroke, and perform hands only CPR. Our goal is for EVERY STUDENT to take Finn's Mission and be a Heart Hero.

Keep up the great work Comets and remember you have until the week of Valentine's Day to fundraise and take Finn's Mission!

Late Arrivals

When students are arriving tardy to school, they should be accompanied by parent/guardian who will need to sign them in on the student sign in sheet located on the front counter.

Lunch Visitor Reminder

Families, please be reminded that if you are coming to have lunch with your child, you are only to eat with your child during this period. Students may not bring others to the table to eat lunch with their visitor, nor may a parent/guardian write a note for their child to join another classmate and their guest at the guest lunch table. Please see the lunch guidelines.

Thank you for adhering to these guidelines.

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January House Reading Challenge!

Thanks for supporting your children in participating in our Reading Challenge for January!

Our House Reading challenge as of 1/26/2023:

House Tatonka (Yellow) is in the lead with 563 books read so far!

House Nukumori (Orange) is next with 533 books read so far!

House Huruma (Purple) has read 526 books!

House Ionracas (Green) has read 519 books!

House Balena (Blue) has read 515 books!

House Kula (Red) has read 468 books!

*A special thanks to our PTA and everyone else who helped with this challenge. We will do this again next year as we try to find a more creative way to display all the links that the kids returned!

Remember, Tuesday, Jan. 31st will be the last day for students to turn in colored links!

GT Referrals

Have you been talking to your child's teacher about making a gifted referral? Please make sure you've filled out the initial referral found here:

Your child's teacher is still the FIRST point of communication when you want to make a referral or are wondering if this program would benefit your student; however, if you have questions about the gifted program or gifted testing, feel free to email Mrs. J-D at

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January 30th

There will be no school for students on Monday, January 30th as this will be a Professional Learning Day.

3rd Grade- Black History Month Musical Performance

Mark your calendars- Our 3rd Graders have been working hard to prepare for their performance on February 8th @ 6:15 p.m. Join us!
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*Report Cards go home on February 8th!

PTA Updates

January Calendar of events:

  1. OUR RESOURCE AND SPECIAL ED teachers are in need of supplies: baby wipes, kleenex, disinfecting wipes, sharpened pencils, duct tape, sticky notes, & Velcro dots are most needed.

  2. 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

      1. If volunteering please make sure you are registered with Hanover County to volunteer within our schools.

  3. The clinic is in need of size 6 and 8 boys pants. If your child is sent home with borrowed clothes from the clinic, please return them.

  4. PARENTS NIGHT OUT is February 17. Drop your child off at RISE for some dodgeball fun. More information 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)