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Ms. Chidester's Weekly Message: 08/19/22



Dear Conn Magnet Elementary School Families,   


Campus Guide: We are only 10 days away from the first day of school for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Our teachers returned this week and have been very busy planning and preparing for our students. We are looking forward to a great year together! 


As you prepare for the new school year, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the important information contained in our new 2022-2023 Campus Guide. The information found in this guide will assist all of us in making a smooth transition back to school and creates a seamless school year.  


Meet the Teacher: Mark your calendar for our Meet the Teacher event which will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This event will be for all Conn Magnet Elementary students grades 1 - 5. Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten will be held on Friday, September 2 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meet the Teacher for PreK will be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Class lists will be posted outside when parents/guardians arrive so they can easily find their child's assigned teacher.   

Both parking lots will be open for these events. We will have staff members from various departments stationed around the building to help you navigate the new school year and answer any questions you may have.  


WCPSS Student/Family Handbook: WCPSS has created this handbook to help you and your child understand the rules and expectations in school, on the way to and from school, and at school-sponsored activities. We encourage you to discuss those rules and this document with your child.  

WCPSS has included an acknowledgement form in the WCPSS Student/Family Handbook. Please fill out the form and return it to school.   




Gabriel Chidester, Principal 




Important Dates to Remember  

  • Thursday, August 25- Meet the Teacher for grades 1-5 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   
  • Saturday, August 27- PTA KinderCONN at Conn Magnet Elementary's playground from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   
  • Monday, August 29- First Day of School   
  • Tuesday, August 30- Meet the Teacher for PreK from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
  • Thursday, September 1- First Day of School for PreK students   
  • Friday, September 2- Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2-Hour Early Release  
  • Monday, September 5- Holiday  
  • Tuesday, September 6- First Day of School for Kindergarten students  
  • Monday, September 26- Teacher Workday