Concord Magnet Thursday Notice

October 27, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

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

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Important Dates

Friday, October 28: CMS Pink Out Day

Monday, October 31: Halloween Parade, 9:30 am

Monday, October 31: 2-Hour Early Dismissal (1:25pm), Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, November 1: Middle School Parent Nature's Classroom Zoom (info below)

Wednesday, November 2: Picture Retake Day

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

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

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Pink Out Friday!

Students and Staff are asked to wear pink tomorrow, Friday, October 28 to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness!

2-Hour Early Dismissal

There is a 2-Hour Early Dismissal on Monday, October 31, 2022. School will be dismissed at 1:25 pm.

Parents Night Out!

The CMS PTA is holding a Parents Night Out fundraiser on 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

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Halloween at Concord Magnet

We will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31. Because there is a 2-hour Early Dismissal on Halloween, we will have our traditional parade first thing in the morning. This will give parents the opportunity to attend.

Here are the details:

  • Students should come to school dressed in their costumes.
  • If they cannot wear their costumes to school, we will give them time to dress upon arrival.
  • Please keep in mind that costumes must be appropriate for school, no weapons, blood, or inflatables; and children must be able to sit comfortably at their desks and use the bathroom without assistance.
  • After morning announcements and attendance, classrooms will be invited to meet outside on the field.
  • Markers will be placed on the field so classes will know where to stand.
  • Classes will parade around the field and then return to their classrooms.
  • In the event of rain, we will move our parade indoors.
  • Our Halloween activities will conclude once the students are back in their classrooms.
  • All children are encouraged to attend school on Halloween. Accommodations will be made during the parade for all students who do not celebrate.

Picture Retake Day!

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 2, 2022. If you would like to have your child's picture retaken, please remove the class picture from the photo packet and return the rest of the packet to school by November 2.

CMS Middle School Information Session

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.

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.


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

Save the Date!

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For Fifth Grade Parents:

We Need to Hear From You!

We need to hear from you! Please email Terry Lakin at and share your intentions for your child next year (attend CMS 6th grade or not). We would like to start planning for programs, trips and various educational experiences. Thank you!

5th Grade Scholars Program

There is still time to sign-up for the Carver's 5th Grade Scholars Program. This afterschool program is held 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, from dismissal to 6:00 pm. The program began this week and will run through the end of the school year.

The 5th Grade Scholars program offers homework/academic support, snacks and elective enrichment activities. The enrichment activities are based on the talents and interests of our instructors. There is no fee for the Scholars Program, funding is provided through Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative.

If you are interested in signing your child up for this program, please use the link below to register.

For Middle School Parents:

Nature's Classroom

Please join us for an informational session about our upcoming trip to Nature's Classroom.

Topic: Nature's Classroom Parent Meeting

Time: Nov 1, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 311 364 7004

Carver After School Program

The Carver After School Program at Ponus has invited CMS Middle School students to attend.

The program runs Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. (Out students will attend around 3:25.) They provide homework help, skill building and strengthening in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Related Arts classes. Additionally, they provide enrichment in various areas including Robotics, Cooking and Gardening, Athletics, and many more. The fee for the program is only $200.00 which includes transportation and daily snack. The program roughly costs a little more than a dollar per day, an amazing value.

Here is the link to sign up:

After School Art Program for Middle School

This year, CMS Art Teacher Miss Lindsay will be hosting the After School Art Club for grades 6-8 at Concord. The club is sponsored by the Silvermine Arts Center, and they will be holding an exhibition in the spring to showcase the students' artwork! There will be two 8-week sessions -- one in the fall and one in the spring. The first session will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, beginning on October 26th. There is no cost to students. Miss Lindsay will be handing out flyers and permission slips for the students to bring home if they would like to join!


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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.

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.

Community News

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

October 25, November 22, December 20, January 17

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm

November 2, 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

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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.