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46 Concord St, Norwalk Ct 06854

Phone: 203-899-2840

Fax: 203-899-2844

NPS Snow Hotline: 203-854-4123

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

There will be a 2-hour Early Dismissal on Monday, May 10. School will be dismissed at 1: 25 pm.


 



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Summer Survey:

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Google Account Log in (Elementary School).pdf 


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CMS K-8 MISSION STATEMENT

The CMS K-8 Mission is to develop passionate, lifelong learners who strive
for academic excellence by cultivating their creativity and imagination through
hands-on, interdisciplinary social studies based units and vibrant arts infusion.
We foster the academic, social and emotional development of each child while
building a caring and ethical community that celebrates diversity and 
encourages strength of character.


I HEAR . . . AND I FORGET
I SEE . . . AND I REMEMBER
I DO . . . AND I UNDERSTAND


Yes, the challenges of Covid have forced us to adapt to a “new normal.” We have faced these challenges head on with determination and creativity, never losing sight of how best to maintain our progressive program. We are CMS STRONG!


SINCE WE ARE UNABLE TO INVITE YOU INTO OUR SCHOOL FOR A TOUR, WE HOPE THAT THE VIDEOS BELOW WILL GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF CMS K-8.



BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2020




MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTATION 2021



MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTATION 2020



KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION 2020




HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION 2020


Additional Information can be found at the links below.

2021 CMS K-8 Program & Lottery Overview

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Principal's Message:
WHO ARE WE?
WELCOME TO COLUMBUS MAGNET SCHOOL
My name is Medard Thomas and I am honored to be the principal at Columbus Magnet School; a forward-thinking learning environment. We are dedicated to providing child centered experiences through an integrated curricular lens because learning is not compartmentalized. The benefits of being exposed to an integrated curriculum is supported by brain-based research. When children are routinely given the opportunity to make connections in their learning, they are awakening pathways in their brain. As a result, they are better equipped to deconstruct challenging problems. They are able to think deeply, ask probing and critical questions and make sophisticated and educated guesses.
Our teachers share the ideals of putting the needs of children first. They have structured a safe place that encourages risk-taking. Their lesson designs are both thoughtful and purposeful, and our students showcase their learning in a variety of ways. The best way to make school relevant and meaningful is to embrace the arts, thereby enhancing all subject areas. 
Our actions are guided by the essential question: "I wonder if this is the best thing for my student?" We do not suppress and inhibit, rather, we unleash and set free. We work closely with parents to strengthen the home/school connection. It is not uncommon to find parents volunteering in our building during the day. Our PTA works tirelessly to help our teachers extend learning outside the boundaries of the building. They also support our efforts to bring a piece of the world into the classrooms. These beliefs explain the other important banner that flies outside our building: Bank Street College. As a proud alum of Bank Street College of Education, my personal goal is to ensure Columbus Magnet holds on to its progressive educational beliefs pioneered by legendary child development theorists and educators from the Bank Street School for Children. We are proud to promote principles driven by best practices for all children.
On behalf of our amazing staff, welcome to Columbus Magnet School, an established community of people committed to nurturing curiosity and the love of learning.
Fondly,
Medard Thomas
Principal


Read More About Us... Mr. Thomas' 2019/20 Welcome Letter      Statement of Philosophy    

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