Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #10

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Our Watch D.O.G. for this week!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences- Monday, Nov. 7th



See directions to place your order at

Ordering Deadline March 31, 2023

Soft Cover yearbooks- $25

Hard Cover yearbooks- $30


All students should be dropped off at the front of the school in the loop designated for drop off (staff members are there to receive students). Parents who are dropping off students in the morning, please be patient with the process and refrain from pulling around other cars that are dropping off students. This is critical as we work to keep all of our Comet students and families safe.

Family Life Education

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.

Click below to request a Family Life Opt-out form. A paper copy of the opt-out form will be sent to you once you complete the Family life Opt-out request.

Opt-out Forms

Fifth Grade Families- Middle School Information Nights

Oak Knoll Middle School: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

Chickahominy Middle School: Thursday, December 15, 2022 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)

If you have questions, please contact Paige Abasolo, school counselor at or 723-3455.

Parent Workshop

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 Announcements

November Calendar of events:

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

11/17 Arby’s (Rte 1)

11/30 Marty’s

  1. PTA MEETING: The PTA meeting will take place Wednesday, Nov 9 at 5:30 in the library, the Veterans Day show will follow.

  2. SPIRIT NIGHTS We have two spirit nights this week, hopefully you can come out to one or both. Show flyers at checkout.

    1. Monday, 11/7 at Mexico-

    2. Wednesday, 11/9 at Vito’s-

  3. FUNDRAISER: Our shoe fundraiser is coming to an end on 11/5, but we have the opportunity to collect more shoes until they can be picked up. Please reach out to your communities to see if they would be willing to support collecting shoes for KCES.

  4. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  5. SHOP using Amazon Smile.

  6. 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.

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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)