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Ms. Chidester's Weekly Message: 10/13/23


Dear Conn Magnet Elementary School Families,     


Book Character Day Parade: Mark your calendars for Friday, October 27 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Conn’s Book Character Day Parade! All PreK through 5th grade students will be allowed to come dressed as their favorite storybook character. The book may be fictional or non-fictional and must be brought to school on the day of the parade. Students will parade around the outside track dressed as their character. Parents/Guardians will enter campus through the side gate by the field. To ensure the safety of our staff and students, no access to the building will be allowed during that time. Additional information and details will be shared from classroom teachers. We are so excited about this event!  



Donations Needed: Our students participate in many hands-on learning experiences each day. As we continue to embed our Entrepreneurial Design IDEAS Cycle theme across all content areas, we need support with gathering the following supplies so our IDEAS can come to life! If you are interested in donating some of these items, please send them in with your child. We will also have a bin at carpool and in the main office. Thank you for your support!    

  • clean plastic bottles  
  • paper towel rolls  
  • cardboard boxes (Amazon, cracker, cereal, tissue, etc.)  
  • shoe boxes   
  • magazines  
  • paper grocery bags   



Dismissal Check-Out Procedures: Appointments that require students to leave school early during the school day will require an adult check-out. Students will be called from class when the parent arrives to check them out. In order to check-out your student, you may use the bell outside the main office to make your request. A photo ID will be required to check students out early. We do not permit early check-outs after 3:15 p.m. due to preparing for dismissal. 


Carpool Casanova: Carpool Casanova is making an appearance to entertain us with his favorite songs during morning arrival on Friday, October 20!! We are asking all students to wear pink! Want to step it up? Have your student(s) help decorate your car or bike with streamers, balloons, and posters! The pinker, the better! Not a carpool family? No worries!  All students will have the opportunity to join in on the fun and singing. Details & Inspiration!  



WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Let's Talk About: Student Assignments & Transportation With a special visit from new WCPSS Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor District 4 Board Advisory Council Meeting AT LIGON MIDDLE SCHOOL WCPSS DISTRICT 4 SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE A 1.5 Hour Discussion Free & Open to the Public TARA WATERS Thursdav October 26th Ligon Magnet Middle School Principal Gary Duvall 706 E. Lenoir Street Raleigh, NC 27601 FEATURED SPEAKERS: Glenn Carrozza Assistant Superintendent for School Choice, Planning & Assignment Susan W. Pullium Senior Director, Office of Student Assignment Mark Strickland Chief of Facilities & Operations RSVP:


PTA Updates:  

Community Night Out: Join us for Community Night Out at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar in Seaboard Station on Thursday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 15% of all sales, dine in or take out, will be donated to our school's PTA to be used for supporting our students and teachers! Please make sure to mention you are with Conn Magnet Elementary School! Hope to see you there! 


All For Conn: Please consider donating to our All For Conn fundraiser! Any amount is greatly appreciated and puts us one dollar closer to our $45,000 goal that will be used to support teachers, students, and fund CONNmUNITY events. Donate today! 

What is All For Conn? 





Gabriel Chidester, Principal          



Important Dates to Remember        


OCTO"R FOCUS FRIDAYS Monday 10/2 - Wear Blue for World Bullying Prevention Day Friday 10/6 - Conn Wear Friday 10/13 - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Friday 10/20 - Wear Pink (more details coming soon!) Friday 10/27 - Favorite Book Character Day
  • Tuesday, October 17- Campus Clean-up @ 4:15. Meet to the right of the main entrance.   
  • Wednesday, October 18- Volunteer Training (new volunteers only) 
  • Thursday, October 19- Community Night Out at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20- STEM Career Expo Day    
  • Friday, October 27- Book Character Day       
  • Tuesday, October 31- Entrepreneur Day      
  • Wednesday, November 1- Teacher Workday/No School   
  • Thursday, November 2- Internet Safety at Washington GT Magnet School @ 6:30 p.m.   
  • Tuesday, November 7- Teacher Workday/No School     
  • Friday, November 10- Holiday/No School  
  • Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17- Book Fair
  • Wednesday, November 15- Literacy Night @ 4:30 p.m.  
  • Monday, November 20- 5th Grade Musical @ 5:30 p.m.    
  • Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24- Holiday/No School   
  • Friday, December 8- PreK Family Partnership Day  
  • Thursday, December 21 – January 2- Winter Break/No School