Congdon Park is a community elementary school providing 21st Century classrooms and facilities, experienced teaching staff and excellent educational programs. Our school community strives to provide high achievement for all and a welcoming environment for everyone. 

Principal:  Kathi Kusch Marshall
School Secretary:  Kayla Carroll
3116 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55812
Phone:  218-336-8825  
Fax: 218-336-8829

  Congdon News

December 1st is the last day to make a donation to the only school fundraiser - the One and Done direct appeal! Your donation makes a huge impact on the school, our teachers and the students. Where does this money go? The PTA strives to keep field trip costs down so all our students can participate; Yearbooks, Programming, and Family Fun Nights are just a few of the ways we impact the students with this fundraiser! You are making a difference for every child at Congdon Park.  We need $4,791 more dollars to reach our goal. We can do it! If you haven't already donated, you can give online by going to www.giveMN.org/organization/Congdonparkpta. Thank you for your contribution!

The Congdon Giving Tree is up outside the office for the holiday season.  Please take a tag or two and buy a gift for a Congdon family who could use some extra help this holiday season.  Please wrap the gift and return with the tag attached on the outside to the Office by Friday December 15th.  Thank you!

Are you curious about what your child is learning in music class?  Wondering about the upcoming December Concerts?  Check out this letter from music teacher, Ms. Hanka.

What’s Happening in Art at Congdon Park?  Check out the letter from our art teachers about what students are learning this fall.

The Congdon Park Foundation is running a Holiday Concert Raffle for a reserved parking spot and two front row seats for the Congdon Holiday Concert.  Tickets are $5.00 each and there will be ten winners.  Return tickets by December 13 for your chance to win.  All proceeds directly fund the Congdon Park Foundation mission through granting requests of teachers.  Please see flyer for tickets and more information.

The Congdon Park Holiday Concert is on December 19, with shows at both 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Preludes at 8:00 and 12:00.

Once a week, take a peek!  ‘Tis the season for lice, which can spread quickly among children during play.  Head lice can be an uncomfortable but common issue among children.  An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year among U.S. children 3 to 11 years of age. Head lice do not carry diseases.  Personal hygiene or household or school cleanliness are not factors for infestation. Lice do not jump or fly; they only move by crawling. They spread mostly by direct head-to-head contact.  As a matter of routine, families should check their child’s head regularly for signs of head lice - especially elementary school-age children.  Please see handout for more information.

K.E.Y. Zone has started a Newspaper Club.  In this club, 4th and 5th grade students participate in putting together a newspaper and choosing a topic that interests them to write about. They chose the title, The Cougar Reader. If you are interested in reading the articles they worked so hard on, check out the newspaper here.  Enjoy!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!  Anders Breidenbach took 1st place for 5th grade and Colter Tschirgi was the runner-up.  The 4th grade winner was Madeline Singer.  Anders and Colter will be moving on to the sectional spelling bee on December 21st at Ordean Middle School.

Thank you to everyone who clipped and sent in Box Tops for Education.

We submitted $263 worth of Box Tops for the Fall submission! This money goes directly to support Congdon Park Elementary. Please keep sending your Box Tops in any time to help get a jump on the spring submission.

Now that we have all settled in to the school routine, it is time for a quick reminder ... "Is My Child Well Enough to go to School".  Please see handout for more information.

Have you completed the student/family directory? You can do it by completing this form online at https://goo.gl/forms/G4FF3PxV6ExzTin43 or completing the attached form and sending it with their child to school.

Congdon is AMAZING with its recycling efforts!  Check out all the ways families can participate.  We ask everyone to please review the list of acceptable plastic for the plastic bag recycling-- PLEASE NO BAGS WITH METALLIC INTERIORS.  Thanks and keep up all the efforts!!!

Junior Great Books will be starting after Holiday Break. Any interested volunteers can contact Betsy Schwartz at bschwar1ster@gmail.com.  Training sessions will be set up and more information will be coming in future newsletters.

The theme for PTA’s 2017–18 Reflections Program is "Within Reach." Entries, including consent and submission forms, will be due Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Art can be turned in to the office or Mr. Carlson.

All students entries will be featured in a special exhibition at Congdon Elementary.  After judging, selected entries will advance to the state level with potential to advance to the national level.  If you need more information or have any questions, Contact Angel Saur at coffeeart@yahoo.com

Visit the Congdon website (under PTA-Reflections Arts Program) for more details to find forms, guidelines and rules regarding each artistic medium.

We need two Playground/Cafeteria Monitors at Congdon.  Please consider and pass on this info to anyone who may be interested.  Click HERE for more information.

A HUGE thank you to all of those who volunteer! Click HERE to see upcoming volunteer opportunities including:

  • PHIT
  • PTA
  • Library volunteering
  • Other ways to get in on the action.


At School: What's going on at Congdon? Click the link.

Community Activities: Look to this page for activities for children in our community.

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