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Ms. Chidester's Weekly Message: 05/14/21


Dear Conn Magnet Elementary School Families,   


Virtual Academy Confirmation: If you have registered your child(ren) for Virtual Academy for the 2021-2022 school year, you should have received a confirmation letter on Wednesday, May 12 through your email that is on file with School Messenger. If you did not receive confirmation, please contact our Virtual Academy contact, Ms. Bolding, at 


5th Grade Promotion Parade: We are thrilled to share that we will be celebrating our Conn 5th graders with a drive-thru promotion parade on Thursday, June 10. If your child is a current Conn 5th grader, we invite you to come by Conn between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. You will begin your drive-thru route by driving through the carpool loop and then ending at our bus loop. Our staff will be there to celebrate your rising middle schooler. Students will collect goodies along the route. Thank you, Conn parents and PTA, for your support of this celebratory event! 




Before/After School Care Interest Survey: Please complete this Google Form in order to express your desired interest in a possible before/after school care offered at Conn for the 2021-2022 school year.  


Media Center Closing Procedures: As the end of the year approaches and we begin to prepare our media center for the upcoming school year, we need to start gathering all checked out library books. Please look around your home for any Conn library books to return.  Click here to learn how to access what is currently checked out to your child(ren). All library books (or payment for lost books) are due Friday, May 21. If you have any questions, contact our Media Coordinator, Ms. Shore, at 


Science Fun For Everyone Virtual Field Trips: Next week, all of our students will have an incredible opportunity to participate in a virtual field trip with Science Fun For Everyone! In-person students will be receiving an individual science kit in class on their virtual field trip date. All Virtual Academy students received their individual science kit during our 4th quarter supply pick-up event. These kits are customized to the grade level's program and will be used for the guided hands-on experiments.  


Below are the dates, grade levels, and program titles. We look forward to this discovery-based learning experience! 

  • Monday, May 17- 1st Grade, Funky Forces 
  • Tuesday, May 18- 5th Grade, Newton's Lab 
  • Wednesday, My 19- 2nd Grade, Weather Wise 
  • Thursday, May 20- 4th Grade, Can You Dig It? 
  • Friday, May 21- PreK/Kindergarten, Animal Detectives and 3rd Grade, Lakes, Lava and Landforms

Internet Access Available Through Federal Program: Broadband services are being made available to families with limited or no broadband resources through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program gives low-income households a discount on internet services. The program, administered by the Federal Communications Commission, opens for enrollment on May 12, 2021. Read more. 


Community Event: On May 26 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. we will be having a community day to celebrate the start of summer which is right around the corner! The Conn staff will be at two community locations and at Conn's campus! We will be giving out summer supplies, collecting any materials you don't need such as EL books, and enjoying a summer treat! More details to come next week!  


Yearbook Orders: We are entering the homestretch of the school year! If you are interested in ordering the 2020-2021 school yearbook, please visit to place your order today. More information regarding yearbook distribution for both In-person and Virtual Academy students will be shared soon. In the meantime, please email the Yearbook Committee at with any questions. 






Gabriel Chidester, Principal    



Important Dates to Remember   

  • Tuesday, May 18- 3rd Grade ELA EOG 
  • Wednesday, May 19- 4th Grade ELA EOG 
  • Thursday, May 20- 5th Grade ELA EOG 
  • Tuesday, May 25- 3rd and 4th Grade Math EOG 
  • Wednesday, May 26- Remote Learning/Asynchronous Day and Community Day Event 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Thursday, May 27- 5th Grade Math EOG 
  • Monday, May 31- Holiday 
  • Wednesday, June 2- 5th Grade Science EOG 
  • Thursday, June 10- Last Day of School and 5th Grade Promotion Parade 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, June 11- Teacher Workday