CMS Thursday Notice

September 8, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

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

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Important Dates

Tuesday, September 13: Picture Day

Sunday, September 18: CMS Family Picnic, 1:30-3:30 pm

Thursday, September 22: Back To School Night

Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah, School Holiday

Wednesday, September 28: SGC Mtg., 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur, School Holiday

Monday, October 10: Indigenous People Day, School Holiday

Monday, October 17: Staff Professional Day, No School for Students

Monday, October 31: 2-Hour Early Dismissal, Staff Professional Development

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Save the Date!

Concord Magnet School Back-To-School Night is Thursday, September 22, 2022. Mark your calendars and look for additional information next week!

School Picture Day is Coming!

Lifetouch Picture Day is Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Order forms were sent home earlier this week. You can place your order online or by using the paper order form.


To order online: go to mylifetouch.com and log in using the Picture Day ID: EVTG76KPC or your student's school ID number. If you order online, you do not need to return the paper form.


To place an order using the order form: Fill out the form completely and return it with payment on or before Picture Day (September 13). Enclose exact cash, money order or check payable to "Lifetouch."

CMS Family Picnic!

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Help! Help!

The PTA is looking to borrow long folding tables and folding chairs for the Back-to-School picnic. Please if you can help out, contact Ally Noel at allyson.noel@icloud.com.

All New CMS Spiritwear!

Below is the link for this school year’s Spirit Wear Store! Use promo code CONCORDMAGNET to save 15 percent for the first 50 purchases. Families will purchase directly from the link and the clothing items will be sent to their homes. New options will be added periodically. Please check sizing charts and material information attached to each item. There is a large amount of youth and adult items, please check the product name to see if it is a youth or adult product. If there are any questions, please email Tory Ferrara at vrc221@gmail.com. If you are interested in volunteering and running the Spiritwear Store please reach out to Tory.

Filling In The Blanks

Filling in the Blanks is a local non-profit agency located in Norwalk that provides nutritious meals and snacks to school-aged children on the weekends free of charge. The goal of the Filling in the Blanks Program is to help children thrive in school by offering additional nutrition on the weekends.

A sample bag of food may include: Breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal packets, pancake mix), Snacks (Goldfish, fruit cup, apple sauce, granola bar), Individual-sized cartons of shelf-stable milk, canned vegetables or rice and beans
Combination of two items: Tuna, Soup, Mac & Cheese or Spaghetti and Sauce.

If you believe your child would benefit from this program, we encourage you to sign them up by filling out the registration form at the link below. Your information is kept private, Filling in the Blanks is not affiliated with any government agency and will only share limited information to the school your child is attending to ensure they receive their weekend food.


Instructions for Registration


  • Click on the link below.
  • Select "Norwalk School District" in the drop-down menu.
  • Select "Columbus Magnet School"
  • Complete registration form.

In Case You Missed It!

Just in case you missed Mr. Thomas' "First Week at Concord Magnet" Newsletter, please click on the link below.

A Few Notes on Transportation


  • A student's bus assignment is based on the home address listed in PowerSchool. If you move during the school year, you must present proof of new residency to the CMS office before your address can be changed in PowerSchool. If you have questions, please call the CMS office at (203) 899-2840.



  • NPS Transportation no longer offers bus courtesy for child care or playdates. Parents must make alternate arrangements.



  • Please make sure your classroom teacher is aware of any changes in your child's after school plans.

Before & After School Care

Before and after-school child care at CMS is now provided by Carver After the Bell. The program is held in our school building. Parents can be assured that their children are being cared for in an enriching environment where the top priorities are safety, supervision and fun!


Program hours: AM - 7:00-8:50am, PM - 3:25-6:00pm


For more information about Carver After the Bell (before & after-school), please go to: https://www.carvernorwalk.org/after-school

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contact Director of Elementary School-Based Programs, Tricia Massucco, at (203) 838-4305; ext 115; tricia@carvercenterct.org.

Food Services Reminder

Free Breakfast and Lunch will be offered to all Norwalk Public School students for the 2022/23 school year. This applies to One Breakfast and One Lunch per student daily. Students' accounts will be charged for any additional meals, milk (purchased separately) or a la carte items. Please Note: Cash will not be accepted.


All families are required to open a “My School Bucks” account for their children to pay for additional items or a second meal.


Complete information on Food Services may be found at: https://norwalkps.org/257567_2

Concord Magnet Contact Info

Concord Magnet School K-8

21 Hunters Lane

Norwalk, CT 06850


Main Office: (203) 899-2840

Fax: (203) 899-2844

Website: cms.norwalkps.org


Principal: Medard Thomas thomasm@norwalkps.org

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Scanlan scanlanj@norwalkps.org

Administrator Assistant: Susan Mathews mathewsm@norwalkps.org

School Nurse: Breege O’Reilly oreillyb@norwalkps.org

Social Worker: Elisa Campisi campisie@norwalkps.org

Parent Coordinator & Communications: Terry Lakin lakint@norwalkps.org


Due to our new phone system, office and classroom extensions have not yet been established. All phone calls should be directed to the main office. Our website should be updated with emails and phone extensions by next week.


All CMS K-8 staff members may be reached by email. NPS emails consist of the person's last name and first initial @norwalkps.org


Classroom teachers will share with parents their preferred method of communication.

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.

PTA Info

Background Art

Today's background art features a poster made by Ms. Katy's 6th grade class featuring lyrics from a CMS classic song 'Everybody's Different All Over the World (just like you and me)"