Concord Magnet Thursday Notice

September 22, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

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

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Important Dates

Thursday, September 22: Back To School Night, 6:30-8:00 pm

Friday, September 23: Enrichment Program - Li Liu

Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah, School Holiday

Tuesday, September 27: PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm

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

Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur, School Holiday

Monday, October 10: Indigenous People Day, School Holiday

Sunday, October 16: CMS Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 12:00-3:00 pm

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

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

Tonight!

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Student Emergency Contact Information & More

At this evening's Back-To-School Night, classroom teachers will ask parents in attendance to review, update if necessary, and approve the following information/forms:


  • Student's information in PowerSchool
  • Directory/Media Release Form
  • Telecommunications/Internet: Acceptable Use Policy


This information will be sent home with students tomorrow for parents who are unable to attend Back-To-School Night.

A Fun Time at Mr. Frosty's!

Drop-Off/Pick Up Reminders

  • All students who are picked up by car or walk-ups after school are now dismissed from the playground door. (This change does not affect morning drop-off.)


  • Cars in the pick-up lane will line up behind the playground crosswalk.


  • Students arriving at school late must be escorted into the building and signed in by an adult.

NWEA Testing Window

The Beginning of Year (BOY) NWEA testing window is September 19 to October 4, 2022.


Grades 3-8 will take the Reading Assessment.

Grades 1-8 will take the Math Assessment.

Concord Magnet Hispanic Heritage Celebration!

On Sunday, October 16 from 12:00-3:00 pm, CMS will celebrate our Hispanic Heritage with delicious food, music and more!! Look for details coming home soon.

Concord Magnet Middle School Students

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PTA Meeting

The first general CMS PTA meeting is Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in the CMS cafeteria. All CMS parents are welcome!


Meeting Agenda


Meet Your PTA


Committee Reports

-Membership Update

-Events/Activities Update

-Fundraising Update

-Treasurer's Report


Action Items

-Budget Approval

-Approval of Additional Expenses


Conclusion

Parent Volunteers Needed!

The CMS PTA is looking to rebuild our PTA committees this year and lots and lots of help is needed! Our PTA has a full schedule of activities planned this year and volunteers are needed to help oversee these activities and the fundraisers that support these events as well as field trips and enrichment.


Please check out the Google Forms below and consider volunteering.


CMS Events & Activities Committee

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n4sTOSCLG-1EzAKXXvfLI7HfO6_GSbks8Vsd0cT0ZIg/edit


CMS Fundraising Committee

https://forms.gle/Tdy8uxfzaU3VSrBD6

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All New CMS Spiritwear!

Below is the link for this school year’s Spirit Wear Store! 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/or running the Spiritwear Store please go to the google form below:


Spiritwear

https://forms.gle/YXo7yzraxwUSpXAe6

NPS District Protocols

Norwalk Public Schools Volunteer Protocols

NPS Volunteer Protocols state that parents visiting their child’s class for a one-time “class party” (ex. Valentine’s Day) are exempt from fingerprints and DCF related items. They simply needed to complete the application link below.


As for field trips and any regular (daily/weekly/monthly projects) visits, volunteers must complete all of the required steps. NPS does not currently allow any parents/volunteers to transport students on field trips or band outings.


Prospective volunteers may sign-up here: Volunteer Registration Link


Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email outlining the remaining steps of the process.

2022/23 Covid Protocols

Covid protocols remain the same as last school year -- the main change is that quarantine is not required for household contacts; regardless of vaccination status. Contacts of a positive individual in a household do not need to quarantine but must wear a mask while at home and outside of the home for 10 days. If they present with any symptoms, they must test.


In addition:

  • Students with possible Covid symptoms should stay home.
  • Any student with symptoms should be sent home and may return with a negative Covid test or a note from the medical provider.
  • At-home Covid tests remain available for testing at home.
  • Isolation spaces must be available for students with symptoms.
  • Students who test positive for Covid must isolate at home for at least 5 days from symptom onset and may return to school on day 6 if they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. The student must wear a mask through day 10.
  • Nurses will continue to conduct household assessments of those students who test positive, and provide recommendations.
  • Masking continues to be optional.
  • Principals to continue to notify the school community of a positive Covid case in the building.

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.