1001 W Clark St
PO Box 829
Connell, WA 99326
Principal: Patrick Nunan
Vice Principal: Nathan Schmutz
Secretaries: Cathleen McCary & Mary Garza
School hours: 9:00 am to 2:40 pm - Monday; 8:30 am to 2:40 pm Tuesday through Friday
Office hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
December brings many positive activities for our Connell Cougars! On Thursday, December 12, our spelling bee school champions will travel to Basin City to compete in the district spelling bee. Winners will receive trophies, and the 6th grade winners will go on to compete in the Mid-Columbia Spelling Bee. Friday, December 13 we welcome author and illustrator Matt McElligott, who will visit our Kinder through third grade students. On Saturday, December 14 from 9-2, the PTO is hosting the Holiday Bazaar here at CE. There will be lots of crafts, good food and a silent auction. Tell your friends! At the bazaar, the Cougar Marimba Band will be performing from 12:00-1:00. On December 16, The Cougar Marimba Band will also perform the prelude music for the CHS concert from 6:45-7:00 PM in the CHS auditorium. Of course the big event just around the corner will be the all-school Christmas Concert scheduled for 1:15 on Thursday, December 19. On Friday, December 20, the PTO is hosting the first-ever all-school Caroling at the end of the day.
Valet Student Pick Up on December 19
In an effort to relieve the check-out congestion after the concert on December 19, we will try something new. As parents arrive, if they wish to check out students after the concert, they may sign them out in the office before the concert. After the concert students will be dismissed from their classroom automatically to meet their parents in the main lobby. Parents may call ahead early to put their child on the check out list or stop by the office when arriving for the concert. We hope that we are able to avoid a long line and wait with this new procedure.
Speaking of the Cold…
Brrrr! It has sure been cold! However, even with indoor morning recess during the early days of December, our PE teacher, Mr. Ogle, has been keeping children active and happy. We have been opening “the great wall” between the gym and commons so students can sit at tables and do homework or read books, while in the gym they can jump rope or play foursquare or other active games. During lunch recess, students have the choice of playing outside or staying in the gym/commons for indoor activities. I wish to THANK YOU for sending your students in their warmest clothes on these cold days.
Last month a group of CE parents met to review our Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy and Procedures. Our school receives federal Title 1 funds to help us meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The document serves as a guide to ensure that we are communicating and establishing good relationships with parents and community members. If you are interested in reviewing the policy, you may access it on the NFSD website or a copy is available in the front office. If you have suggestions or questions, please feel free to send me an email at
or call me at 234-4381.
District Spelling Bee at Basin City Elementary, 12:15. Bus leaves CE at 11:15, and parents take students home afterward.
Author and Illustrator Matt McElligot will visit Grades K-3
PTO Holiday Bazaar at CE from 9:00-2:00 (Marimba Band playing from 12:00-1:00)
Christmas Concert, 1:15
December 23- January 3
Return to School
Early Dismissal at 11:45 for teacher grade preparation
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shoot in the gym. More information to follow.
No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
District Math Team Competition at Connell Elementary, 1:00
Author Erik Brooks visits Connell Elementary
CE Family Night, 6:00-7:00
6th Grade Math is Cool competition
Student Assembly: Aesop’s Fables, 8:45-9:30
Click here for the 2013-14 school supply list!
2013-14 ESEA Parent Notification Letter