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Spelling Bee Winner Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Michaela McGhee, the KRES 2017-2018 Spelling Bee Champion!

Influenza Information / la influenza y Georgia Fight the Flu


please see the information at the following links about the flu in Georgia:

Influenza in GA    /   la influenza y Georgia

Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

Congratulations to Ms. Susie Ledlow for being selected Peach County School Districts Teacher of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Ledlow teaches Pre-K at Kay Road elementary. She graduated from Gainesville College with her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

Martin Luther King Holiday

MLK No School Reminder

KK, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade Present Fa La La Land Fa La La Land

Fa La La Land
will be presented this Thursday, December 14th.

8:45 - 2nd Grade
10:45 - Kindergarten
2:00 - 1st Grade

A select group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students will be playing several recorder pieces prior to the program.

School Closure - Friday December 8, 2017
School will be closed in order for the Peach County High School Trojan Football Team, band, and cheerleaders to travel to Atlanta to participate in the 2017 State Championship football game on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
We support our student athletes in the classroom, as well as in extra-curricular activities; therefore, we look forward to supporting them with much excitement and Trojan Pride in the Mercedes Benz Stadium (home of the Atlanta Falcons) during the 2017 State Championship Football Game.
Go Trojans!!!

November Happenings at KRES


         9 - Veteran's Continental Breakfast at KRES 
              Thanksgiving Lunch at KRES   
       10 - No School - Veteran's Day Holiday
13 - 17 - American Education Week
20 - 24 - Thanksgiving Holidays

School Status

All Peach County Schools will resume normal operations tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, 2017, to include Byron Elementary School and Byron Middle School. The power at these two buildings has been restored.

School Status

All schools in the Peach County School District will be open tomorrow at their regularly scheduled times with the exception of Byron Elementary School and Byron Middle School. Byron Elementary School and Byron Middle School will be closed tomorrow due to power outages in these buildings.

School Closure

The Peach County School System will be closed tomorrow Sept. 12, 2017, due to Hurricane Irma.

School is anticipated to resume normal operations on Wednesday.

Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, we will experience a solar eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will begin around 1:00 p.m. and peak around 2:40 p.m. It will be a phenomenal event, and perhaps one that we will never experience again in our lifetime.

Each school will provide students with meaningful learning opportunities to help them learn about the eclipse. Because the eclipse will pose some safety challenges, anyone planning to view it should wear a pair of solar viewing glasses. We have purchased every student a pair of solar viewing glasses.

We will not have early release for students; however, we will make every attempt to ensure students are wearing their solar viewing glasses and enjoy this once-in-a
lifetime event! Below are our dismissal times:

.For maps and general information visit: 

To check times and view a simulation of what you will experience in your area visit: 

For safety information visit these sites: 


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Parents We Need Your Feedback!

Parents we would love to have your feedback on the following items.  If you would like to share your thoughts, please print, complete, and return to Mrs. Joni New, our Parent Coordinator at KRES.

Budget Feedback 
Revised Compact 
Compact Feedback

School closing

Due to inclement weather all Peach County Schools will be closed tomorrow, April 5, 2017.

Pre-K Registration prek

Registration for Peach County Pre-K will begin, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and lasts through Wednesday, March 22, 2017.   There are 22 slots available at each elementary school. Guidelines and registration packets will be available at Hunt Elementary, Kay Road Elementary, Byron Elementary and the Peach County Board of Education beginning March 1, 2017.

The slots will be filled using a lottery process. Completion of the registration packet by March 22, 2017 does not guarantee your child a slot in the Pre-K class but does guarantee that your child’s name will be entered in the lottery for a chance to earn a slot. The lottery will be held on March 23, 2107. All applications for students received after March 22nd will be placed on a waiting list. If you have any additional question regarding pre-k registration, please contact one of our elementary schools.

All completed applications should be returned to the school you are registering your child for. Remember priority will be given to students within a school’s attendance zone.

Click HERE for the English application
Click HERE for the Spanish application

Dr. Sonya Coley and Ms. Paula Thomas,          Hunt Elementary 478-825-5296     
Mrs. Pamela Slocumb and Mrs. Joni New,      Kay Road Elementary 478-825-8893
Mr. Keith Lauritsen and Ms. Judi Smith           Byron Elementary 478-825-9650

Parent Meeting AP Classes Clip Art

AP (Advanced Placement) &
Advanced Content

Countywide Informational
Parent Meeting

Tuesday, April 18th at 5:30 p.m.

At Allen Temple AME, 1235 Jones Rd., Byron

This is your chance to learn more about AP classes and if these classes are a good choice for your child.

For Your Information: Back to School

School Calendar
KRES Supply List
Open House - Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Students Return - Monday, July 31, 2017
School Hours - Drop-off no earlier than 7:30 am
                           School day 8:35 am – 3:30 pm
                           Buses leave 3:35 pm  

World's Finest Chocolate Sale Chocolate

A Big Thank You for all of the support for our Candy Sale supporting our KRES Music program.  As we begin wrapping this up, please begin bringing in your money for the boxes you have sold.  I still have several boxes if you would like to sell another box.  Please have all monies and or unsold bars returned by October 4th.  I appreciate all your support!  Ms. Maddox

Red Ribbon Week This Week!

Monday - Red Hot Against Drugs
Wear Red

Tuesday - Sock It To Drugs
Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday - Drugs Are A Thing of the Past
Dress in Your Favorite Decade

Thursday - Team Up Against Drugs and Bullies
Wear Team Jersey or No Bully Shirt

Friday - My Future is Bright Without Drugs
Wear Bright Colors or Spirit Shirt

Book Fair book fair clipart
KRES Book Fair
Jan. 29th - Feb. 2nd, 2018

Save the Date! career day

Mark Your Calendars!  Career Day at KRES will be Friday, March 2nd from 9 am - Noon.  If you are interested in participating please contact Mrs. Allen, Mrs. New or Mrs. Moore.  Informational Letter 

Zaxby's Spirit Night Zaxby's

Our Zaxby's Spirit Night is Nov. 6th from 5 - 8 PM
at the Zaxby's located at 2972 GA-247 Connector
across from the Pilot Travel Center. 
Please support our school by attending and having dinner at Zaxby's!  KRES received 10% of TOTAL SALES.

Mother Son Dance mother son dance

Mother Son Dance
October 6th from 6 - 8 PM

Tickets are $15 a couple and $5 each additional son
Purchase Ticktes Now!!

Fall Break Fall

Fall Break - No School
October 11 - 13

2017-2018 Open House Hours


open house

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Peach County High School 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Elementary Schools 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Middle Schools 4:30 - 6:30 pm

16-17 Yearbooks Are Here! Yearbook
Yearbooks are available now!
Pick Up Your Copy Today!!!
Only $25
Make checks payable to Kay Road Elementary

GA Milestones Practice Practice Test

Get a jumpstart on getting reading for the GA Milestones test Georgia Milestones Practice website is available for you and your student the practice the skills needed to ACE THIS TEST!



You Can Help a Classroom

You can support KRES Classrooms, click the image below.


Wild West Book Fair Wild West

Wild West Book Fair
Saddle Up and Read!

Oct. 16-20

KRES Newsletters

Be in the know about what is going on at KRES. 
Take a look at our current newsletters;
"The Hawks Nest" 

Just click on the month to  view: February, Parent Invitation



Kindergarten Registration kindgergarten

We appreciate your interest in your child attending Peach County Schools.  All students entering kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year are required to complete the kindergarten registration process. Packets may be picked up from any elementary school in the district.

English registration packets may be downloaded HERE
Spanish registration packets may be downloaded HERE

Attention Parents: Ga Milestones Test Resource

The Study/Resource Guides are intended to serve as a resource for parents and students. They contain practice questions and learning activities for each content area. The standards identified in the Study/Resource Guides address a sampling of the state-mandated content standards.

Study Guides:  3rd Grade    4th Grade    5th Grade



October 18, 2017

Grab a blanket and your favorite book
and join your child for a reading/picnic lunch. 

Watch for the flyer coming home soon!

Volunteers Needed to Proctor the GA Milestones Test

Dear Kay Road Elementary Parent/Grandparent/Guardian,

The Georgia Milestones test dates are rapidly approaching.  Our test dates are April 10-14.  Our testing times will be 8:45 AM – 11:30 AM each testing day.  If you can proctor a classroom on any of the days listed, please sign and circle the dates below. 

A proctor monitors the testing room and observes students during the test while the teacher is following the guidelines of the manual.  You would also circulate among the class while the students are taking the test to make sure the students are on task. 

Please see the links below for information sheet about proctoring for the GA Milestones Test.  Please sign up to proctor by calling the school at (478)825-8893 or emailing our parent coordinator at jnew@peachschools.org

Proctor Training will be this Thursday at 10:30 AM & 2 PM.

Information:  English  Spanish

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