Concord Magnet Thursday Notice

October 20, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

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

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Important Dates

Friday, October 21: Schoolwide Pajama Day

Friday, October 21: CMS Halloween Happening, 5:00 pm

October 24-27: Bullying Prevention Spirit Week

Tuesday, October 25: CMS Give Back Night at Davinci's (see below)

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

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

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

November 24-27: Thanksgiving Recess

Tomorrow is Schoolwide Pajama Day!

To celebrate our PTA earning over $3,000 on the recent Pie & Cookie Dough Fundraiser, we are having a SCHOOLWIDE PAJAMA DAY tomorrow, Friday, October 21!

Happy Unity Day from the CMS Staff!

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Sunday Was a Beautiful Day to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at Concord Magnet!

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CMS Will Celebrate Bullying Prevention Spirit Week Next Week! See Below for Each Day's Spirit Theme!

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What's Going on at Concord Magnet?

Dear CMS Parents,


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT GOES ON AT CONCORD MAGNET SCHOOL K-8?


We were wondering how familiar you are about our focus at CMS K-8 and how you receive information about what happens in school. Please click on the link below to answer a quick questionnaire. Please answer these questions as best you can. Remember: ONLY THE TRUTH CAN HELP US IMPROVE!

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CMS Halloween Happening!

The CMS Halloween Happening is TOMORROW, Friday, October 21. Trick-Or-Treating will start at 5:00 pm. We have over a dozen families who volunteered to host a table, so, please come with a tote bag ready to collect candy. Trick-or-treating will be open until the movie starts -or we run out of candy.


We will be watching the animated Addam’s Family! The movie should begin by 6:30 (or as soon as it is dark enough!) Please remember to bring a low-back chair and blanket to bundle up! We will be sitting OUTSIDE on the basketball court.


Although there is no costume competition this year, costumes are still encouraged! If you have not pre-paid, please remember to bring cash to pay at the door. As part of our fundraiser, concessions and pizza-by-the-slice will be available to purchase. The pizza will be $2.50 per slice, and concessions will be priced between $1-$2 CASH ONLY. If you could bring small bills, that would be great! We will have change, but smaller bills are always helpful.

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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.
  • 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.

School Photo Update!

School pictures were placed in teachers' mailboxes today. If you did not receive your child's pictures today, they should come home tomorrow. Class pictures must be reprinted and will be sent home when we receive them.


Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Reminder to Parents!!!

Please, if you have not already filled out and returned your child's Emergency Contact Information, Media Access Release Form and Acceptable Internet Use Agreement, please do so immediately. If you need additional copies, please contact your classroom teacher.

For Fifth Grade Parents:

We Need to Hear From You!

We need to hear from you! Please email Terry Lakin at lakint@norwalkps.org 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

https://zoom.us/j/3113647004


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: https://www.carvernorwalk.org/

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!

CMS PTA News

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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.

https://forms.gle/gEiNz8Kub8hruKvf7

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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 sarahrmcintee@gmail.com.


https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSe.../viewform...

Community News

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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.