Concord Magnet Thursday Notice

November 3, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

A wonderful place where we all learn and grow . . .

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Important Dates

Thursday, November 3: Parents Night Out at 314 Beer Garden, 7:00-9:00 pm

Monday, November 7: CMS Middle School Information Session, 6 pm

Tuesday, November 8: Election Day - No School for Students

Friday, November 11: Veterans Day - School Holiday

Monday, November 14: Pathways Zoom Meeting for 6th & 7th Grade Parents, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 15: Governance Council Meeting, 6:30 pm

Sunday, November 20: CMS Turkey Trot, 2:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23: 2-Hour Early Dismissal (1:25pm)

November 24-27: Thanksgiving Recess

School is closed on Election Day - Tuesday, November 8 and also Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2022.


Parents Night Out!

The CMS PTA is holding a Parents Night Out fundraiser TONIGHT, Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 314 Beer Garden in SoNo! Please RSVP using the google doc link below and then submit payment to the PTA via check or PayPal. If you have any questions, please feel free to message Sarah McIntee at

CMS Middle School Meeting for 5th Grade Parents

Concord Magnet is sponsoring a Middle School Information Session on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm. This session is for current CMS 5th grade parents as well as for the Norwalk community. Come and learn about our middle school program, meet our staff and have your questions answered.

Earlier this week, all 5th grade parents received a letter from Mr. Thomas regarding Norwalk's Middle School Choice program. All Norwalk 5th grade parents must complete a form prioritizing their middle school choices. CMS students wishing to stay at CMS for middle school will receive priority but still must submit a form.

CMS 6th & 7th Grade Parents!

This year our 6th and 7th graders will be choosing a pathway based on the courses we offer here at CMS. Carol Wiltshire-Toth will be sharing with parents about the different choices and will be on hand to answer any questions.

Jennifer Scanlan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Career Pathways for 6th and 7th Graders Parent Meeting

Time: Nov 14, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 311 364 7004

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Veterans Day

This year, CMS K-8 has been invited to sing for the Norwalk Veterans Day Celebration at City Hall on Friday, November 11, 2022 (school holiday). This opportunity is open to all CMS students. Participation is limited to only 50 students; therefore, the first 50 students who respond will be able to participate. Paper permission slips were sent home today.


1. Event date is Friday, November 11, 2022.

2. Students are to arrive at Norwalk City Hall no later than 9:30 am.

3. Please have your child wear something red, white and/or blue.

4. Parents are invited (and encouraged) to stay and enjoy the program.

5. The program typically lasts about one hour. If you must leave after CMS performs, you may do so.

6. Please use the link below to complete and submit your permission slip.

6. You must respond to this permission slip form by Friday, November 4, 2022.

If you have questions, please feel free to email CMS music teacher Lisa Murray at

A Beautiful Send-Off!

Last Friday, CMS students and staff celebrated Nancy Stewart, 1st Grade Classroom Assistant on her last day at CMS! Nancy started at CMS 17 years ago as a 3rd Grade assistant and then moved to 1st Grade. At Friday's All School Meeting, students sang, shared fond memories, offered a top-ten list of retirement activities, and presented Nancy with heartfelt cards and flowers. Our program concluded with a serenade by Mr. T!

We'll miss you Nancy! Happy Retirement!

Books, eBooks and Audiobooks!!

Did you know that CMS students have access to eBooks, Audiobooks, and Research Resources at school and home?

Use the link below for information on the various programs available and how to access them. Mr. Duff recommends the SORA eBook/Audiobook app.


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CMS Magnet For Sale!

The PTA is selling magnets with the school's logo to help fundraise for field trip busses. Get yours today by filling out the Google Form below!

The magnets are $8 each. You can pay via PayPal to @columbusmagnetschool or send a check into the school in an envelope addressed to CMS PTA. They are perfect for the refrigerator, file cabinet or vehicle! The magnet measures 3 1/2 inches. After payment is received, the magnet will be sent home in an envelope with your child.

Join the CMS PTA!

The Concord Magnet School PTA is asking for your support and is inviting you to join the PTA! A Family Membership is $10.00. As a PTA member, you have voting rights which will impact how PTA money is spent on your children and what programs the CMS PTA supports.

YOU MUST PAY THE MEMBERSHIP FEES TO BE AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE PTA. Pay $10 through Pay Pal to @columbusmagnetschool or send a check into school for $10 addressed to CMS PTA in an envelope labeled CMS PTA.

Here is the Google Form for joining the PTA.

Community News

NPS November Calendar of Events

Please click on the link below for a listing of Norwalk Public Schools November events.

Norwalk Community Health Center News!

NCHC is opening up their schedule one evening a week solely for use by Norwalk Public School students. They will do physicals and immunizations at the 120 Connecticut Avenue location. Use the link below to schedule an appointment. NCHC will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Appointments are available on the following dates and times:

Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm

November 22, December 20, January 17

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm

November 30, January 25

Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm

November 10, December 8, January 6

Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

November 19, December 17, January 14

Covid, Flu A & B, and RSV Testing

Progressive Diagnostics offers a multiplex panel with COVID-19, Flu A&B and RSV at their Norwalk patient service center. It is one swab for all three tests and same-day results are available for all three. They accept all insurances, including Medicaid and Husky, and accept payment for those without insurance. A prescription from a healthcare provider is needed for this type of testing. If a prescription is not provided, Progressive Diagnostics will assist with contacting the healthcare provider when the patient comes for their appointment and it really should not delay the appointment. If they are not able to reach the patient’s healthcare provider when the patient is in the center, they will test the patient and keep trying to reach their provider after the patient leaves to make sure the order can be completed. As long as they have their provider’s information they should be able to assist.

Click here to make an appointment:

CMS on Facebook

There are 3 Facebook pages for Concord Magnet School K-8.

"Concord Magnet School K-8" is our public page.

"CMS Parents Group" is a closed group open only to CMS parents. You will be asked a few questions before being approved, but it's only to ensure our members are CMS parents.

"CMS - en Espanol Group" is for our Spanish-speaking parents.