NetworkManager applet not showing connection status

I’ve been playing around with various configurations, and I’m not sure what the problem is here.
When using the debian-10 template on net-vm, when the connection is made to a wireless network, I’m informed with a message like “Wifi is now connected to wifinetwork” (or something like that). I installed the debian-10-minimal template, and now that message (and disconnect from network messages) won’t display.

My network is definitely connected (confirmed by the fact that I’m writing this message), and the NetworkManager applet otherwise works fine. I’ve installed all the “required” packages for debian 10 as per

Any thoughts on getting this notification to show?