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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. 
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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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Click the Volunteer Tab above for complete info. Parent Involvement is the best way to know what's going on at school. Be part of the learning by sharing your time.


On Wednesday, October 5th (weather permitting), our students will once again form 'Walking School Buses' to celebrate International Walk to School Day. We are looking for 25 volunteers to meet the buses, and walk the 2+ blocks down to school to encourage safe walking, and safe street crossing. We are looking for 3 adults to accompany each Walking Bus. We also need volunteers to help reward our students participating in International Walk to School Day by handing out a healthy treat as students reach the school! We are looking for 6 volunteers to work two stations (Superior Street Door, and near Main door on Greysolon). Work the doors from 7:10am-8:00am! Email Michelle Pierson at duluthpierson@gmail.com with any questions.  You can sign up at:  http://signup.com/go/pyynMH


Help prepare a healthy snack for Checkpoint 2 of Walk Around Lake Superior Challenge. Volunteers are needed to make local Apple Kale Salad.  Students will celebrate reaching Checkpoint 2 and participate in a nutrition lesson taught by UMD Public Health Department. Sign up at:  http://signup.com/go/p3725A


Help serve local Apple Kale Salad to celebrate reaching Checkpoint 2 of Walk Around Lake Superior Challenge.  Sign up at:  http://signup.com/go/ghTnUJ

Congdon is excited about the Walk Around Lake Superior Challenge initiative. Would you like to help with the project? Walking Wednesdays will be starting soon at recess and there are some local food tastings at 2 of the check-in points.  We'd love your help in making the program a success. Provide your contact information and we will notify you

about volunteer opportunities: http://tinyurl.com/WalkSuperior


Parent-Teacher Conferences are fast approaching, October 17, 18 and 19, 2016. This means TEACHER APPRECIATION DINNERS!  Volunteers are needed to help feed, host, and serve our wonderful teachers and staff a relaxing and nutritious meal on those evenings, as well as clean up after the event. Please volunteer at TEACHER APPRECIATION DINNERS today!  Contact amygoei@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns.


Volunteers needed for the Art Adventures program from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts at Congdon! No experience necessary, great way to visit your child's room and bring more art to the classrooms.  This year's theme: "Amazing Animals in Art". Informational meeting to be held THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Congdon School Library, please contact Becky Hartley for program details.  Text, email at bekstam@gmail.com or call: 218-349-4843  


Want to help with Congdon’s Garden Program?  Indoor and outdoor opportunities available.  See the flyer for more information.  

 


EVENTS:


October 5th is International Walk to School Day!

On a typical day, as many as 80 students walk or bike to school-- and once again this year we're planning to to provide an opportunity for ALL our students to walk to school on Walk to School Day! In addition to our regular walkers, our buses will be dropping off students near Ordean East Middle School. We are looking for 25-30 volunteers to help us with our walking school buses and to distribute a small reward near the front and rear doors of the school beginning at 7:15am.

As part of our program to encourage our students to move and groove their bodies each day, the steps students take today will help them earn miles in our school's Walk Around Lake Superior Challenge. We invite our students and faculty to wear their blue and white Walk Superior Challenge t-shirts on Walk to School Day.  Also, we encourage students to make signs that they can carry as they walk to school that demonstrate that it is COOL to walk to school.

Soon we will be sending home a letter/permission slip with details.  Email Michelle Pierson at duluthpierson@gmail.com with any questions.  You can sign up at:  http://signup.com/go/pyynMH


The first PTA meeting of the year is Thursday, October 6th at noon in the PTA room.  No need to be a PTA member - all are welcome (kids too)! Come and meet other parents and get to know what's going on at Congdon. This month we'll be discussing, among other things, the upcoming Kids Voting and also have special guest Rachel Johnson from First Witness to discuss their Safe and Strong Child program from 1:00-1:30pm.  Hope to see many of you there!



PARENT REMINDERS:  


Read Principal Kathi Kusch Marshall’s September letter with LOTS of good information.


Art Adventures Informational meeting this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Congdon School Library.  Art pieces review, questions and information.  Contact: Becky Hartley, bekstam@gmail.com


Please send your directory form back to the office or directly to rothtonya@gmail.com  


Parents- if you are picking up your child to walk home with them, please meet them by Door 6 off of Superior Street. Also a reminder, that no animals are allowed in the building.


We are off to a wonderful school year here at Congdon and want to remind all of you to join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  We would love to have every family, teacher, and staff member in our association!  Click here to sign up today!!                                                                                                             

The One and Done Fundraiser isn’t over yet! We have raised $10,475.00! Thank you to everyone that has donated! Your contributions are incredibly valuable to the success of our school! We would like to wrap up our drive by October 15th, which is right around the corner! Please consider making a donation today if you haven’t done so. Checks can be made to Congdon Park PTA or you can donate online by going to www.givemn.org/organization/Congdonparkpta.


Interested in working at Congdon this year?  Positions available in the cafeteria, playground, and Kindergarten Focus Reading Corps. Contact Principal Kathi Kusch Marshall at (218) 336-8825 for more information.  



CONGDON ACTIVITIES:



Community Activities: Links and more information to many in- and out-of-school activities are listed under the Activities Tab above.

  • Check out all the programs the Duluth Public Library offers for kids and teens!


  • The Ann Bancroft Foundation (ABF) provides grants to girls who live in MN (up to $500 for girls ages 5 through high school graduation) to support them in pursuing their dreams.  It can be anything from funding a sport, a class, a wilderness experience, etc. - the grants we fund are as diverse as the dreams the girls have!  The next grant application deadline is October 1st. Click here for application.

          Here are a few links if you're interested in learning                 more about the Foundation: Ann Bancroft Foundation                 website:  https://www.annbancroftfoundation.org/

         How to apply video: https://vimeo.com/179961423

  • Congdon Hockey Registration is open.  See flyer for more information.
  • East Select Soccer (ESS) has try-outs soon.  See flyer for more information.
  • Free UMD Rugby Clinic, BBQ and Rugby Match Saturday, October 1.  See flyer for more information.
  • St. Scholastica is hosting a cheerleader camp for grades K-8.  See flyer for more information.  
  • East Girls Hoops Registration and Tryouts --Monday, October 17th See flyer for more info
  • Interested in the Lake Superior Swim Club? See flyer for more information
  • Registration for K-4th graders in the Salvation Army Rookie Basketball league is open.  See flyer for more information.

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