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Ms. Chidester's Weekly Message: 03/05/21


Dear Conn Magnet Elementary School Families,    


Chat with Chidester: Our latest Chat with Chidester is now live! In this volume, you will find information about our new campus, Covid protocols and procedures, screen time, EOGs, and more! 


New Campus Video Tour: We truly cannot wait for the day when we can open the doors of our building to our entire CONNmUNITY! In the meantime, we put together a video tour of our building. Click here to view our video tour and witness all the amazing highlights within our new campus! 


Magnet Monthly Magazine: Our February/March Magnet Monthly Magazine is now available! In this volume you will be able to explore our 3rd quarter Big Idea Project, learn about upcoming events and virtual community programs, and view a very special interview with two incredible local entrepreneurs! 


4th Quarter Supply Pick-up: Mark your calendars for our 4th quarter supply pick-up which will be held on Tuesday, April 6.  During this event you will receive supplies for 4th quarter instruction, virtual field trip kits, a special book, and more! All in-person students will receive their supplies at school.  


Please come by school between the following pick-up times to retrieve the 4th quarter materials:  

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Black History Virtual Wax  Museum: We truly enjoyed continuing our annual tradition of our Black History Wax Museum. We were able to showcase our students' work by creating a virtual museum. Please use the following links to view our virtual museums. Museum 1 (K-2 and 5) Museum 2 (3-4) 





Return to New Campus Guide: As we return to our new campus for in-person instruction, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the important information contained in our Return to Campus Guide. This guide contains critical information that will assist all of us in making a smooth transition back to our new campus and building. We know this is a unique school year, and we all must do our part to work together to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. Please click here to access our Return to New Campus Guide! 


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Yearbook Orders: Given the unusual nature of this school year, we have ordered a drastically reduced number of extra yearbooks. This means that if you don’t place an order now, there might not be any extra yearbooks to purchase later. Please visit to place your yearbook order today! For questions, please email the Yearbook Committee at 






Gabriel Chidester, Principal    



Important Dates to Remember   


  • Friday, March 12- Teacher Workday 
  • Wednesday, March 24- Remote Learning/Asynchronous Day  
  • Thursday, March 25- End of 3rd Quarter 
  • Monday, March 29- Friday, April 2- Spring Break 
  • Monday, April 5- Calendar Out Day 
  • Tuesday, April 6- Teacher Workday and 4th Quarter Supply Pick-up Event  
  • Monday, April 12- CONNmUNITY Read Aloud, 7:00 p.m.