Comet Connection

2022-2023-Family Newsletter #3

Thanks for another GREAT Week at KCES!

Back to School Night was another great opportunity to meet Comet families! Our teachers were so excited to spend this time sharing all their classroom spaces and more information about the curriculum for this school year. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have further questions.

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.

WATCH D.O.G.S.- We're back!!!!! All Dads interested in joining our Watch D.O.G. program, please join us for Pizza Night on September 28th @ 6pm in the cafeteria. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

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.

Afternoon Parent Pick-up: NEW INFORMATION!

Thank you for your patience during the first 2 weeks as we have been working through our preliminary procedures to ensure the safe dismissal of each student. If you will be picking your child up daily, your child should be bringing home a card with a bar code that will be scanned each day at the pick up line. We are hoping this will move our line even quicker in the afternoons. Again, thank you so much for your cooperation!

HCPS Calendar Change- At its meeting Tuesday night, the Hanover County School Board approved a revision to the previously approved school calendar. Similar to last school year, all four days of the last week of school (Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15) will now be early release days for all students.

New calendar

After School Activities:

Boy Scouts Informational Flyer

Volleyball/Basketball/Flag Football


PTA News:

September Calendar of events:

9/6-11/5 Shoe Fundraiser

9/21 Spirit Night at Ashland Skateland (6-8pm)

9/23 Chrysanthemum sale (3-6pm)

9/29 Spirit Day at Rise & Shine Diner (6am-10am)

  1. JOIN the PTA by visiting:

  2. 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.

  3. SHOP using Amazon Smile. Last year we received $300, we are hoping to get that number higher this year.

  4. Our SPIRIT Wear store is open and taking orders. Deadline to order is September 25.

  5. SPIRIT NIGHT: Save the date for our spirit night at Ashland Skateland on 9/21 (6-8pm).

  6. FUNDRAISERS: We have three current fundraisers going on:

    1. Charleston Wrap. Register at (organization ID 24799) and shop for home goods, gourmet items and more! Delivery is fast.

    2. The PTA is also collecting gently used shoes of all types (adults, kids, cleats, ballet shoes, etc). Bins are located at KCES entrance and Milestone clubhouse. Collection is taking place through 11/5.

    3. Chrysanthemum sale. We are selling Mums on Friday, Sept 23 from parent-pick up until 6. Small Mums for $7.50 and Large for $9. Pre-order here.

  7. We are looking for neighborhood representatives to share PTA news on your neighborhood’s facebook/instagram page. If you can help with this please contact Jana Howell at 443-695-1533 or Currently we only have Milestone covered and need to reach other neighborhoods as well (e.g. Hickory Hills, Fox Head, Providence, Totopotomy, etc…)

*Please reach out with any questions or concerns at

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Other Documents

KCES Supply Lists 2022-23

Transportation Note

Lunch Visitor Information

Lunch Visitor Information (Spanish)

September Calendar

SPECIAL NOTE: Our 3rd-5th Graders will be taking the Fall Growth Assessments next week in the areas of Reading and Math. These assessments are designed to assist us with learning more about our students' current levels and how to move them forward. Please see additional information.