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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. 

Contact
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


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



EVENTS:


Mark Your Calendars for the Holiday Concert!

Dear Congdon Families,

   The Congdon Holiday Concerts will be held on Tuesday, December 20th , 2016 at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm in the school gym and we hope you can attend!

Students in grades 4 & 5 who are playing their individual holiday piece during prelude music time will be starting at 7:55 am and 11:55 (please fill the form and return to Mrs. Hanka by December 14 th – thanks).

   Our theme this year is “Celebrations Through the Year”. Students should dress up for this very special occasion in holiday colors. This year, we are again fortunate to have Vicki Ott as our piano accompanist (Thank you, Mrs. Ott!).

   Each singing group from every grade will perform for you in the following concert order: grade 3 rd (and Mrs. Gallinger’s 2nd graders), 4th, 2nd, 1st, Kind, and 5th. Congdon music students have been working very hard to prepare their musical pieces and are very excited to be able to perform for you!

   We hope you will be able to join us for our holiday concerts and prelude music on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.


Happy Holidays,

Mrs. Hanka and Mr.Hanson (Gr. 2), Congdon Music Specialists


PARENT REMINDERS:  


PTA Meeting this Thursday at noon in the PTA room.  Come one come all!  Younger siblings are more than welcome to join us.  Hope to see you there!!


Our Little Free Library is in need of books for youngsters. Gently used books are perfect! Send them to school and give to teachers. Thanks for sharing your love of reading!


Thanks to Mike Link & Kate Crowley, Congdon Grandparents, for sharing their experiences Hiking Around Lake Superior during a presentation on Tuesday.  Learn more about their journey and connection to our lake by watching their Ted Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_hKYZg9oo


The deadline for the PTA Reflections Art Program has been extended.  Artwork, submission, and consent forms will now be due Wednesday, December 7.

Please drop off submissions in the office or with Mr. Carlson.  Go to the http://congdon-elementary.isd709.org/about-us/pta/reflections to learn more and find rule and submission guidelines.  Contact Angel Saur if you have any questions coffeeart@yahoo.com.


The Congdon Park Foundation donated a set of Chromebooks for use in the classroom. Ask your child about the new technology they're using in the classroom. Thanks, Foundation!


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 16th.  Thank you!

ART SALE: Some fifth grade students have organized an Art Sale to be held in December and January. You'll see their creations (paintings, cards, and handmade jewelry) at the Holiday Program. Your donation will help them buy flexible seating and new tech tools for fifth grade.

Once a Week, Take A Peek!  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.    If head lice are found in your child's hair or scalp, please talk with your school nurse, pediatrician or family physician to get appropriate care.  There are a number of new prescription treatment options that are safe and easy to use.  There's no scientific evidence that home remedies are effective treatments.   
Check the MN Department of Health for more information: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/headlice/

Reserve your 2016-17 Yearbook.  While yearbooks don’t come out until the end of the year, you can reserve your copy online now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/.  Congdon Park’s yearbook code is 12436917.

School District Employment Opportunities Available.  Please see flyer for more information.


Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutor positions available.  Application deadline December 30, 2016.  Please see flyer for more information.


Catalog Season is here once again. When you are done with your catalogs, please bring them to the GREEN dumpster, along with other glossy and white paper.  Please no brown paper or plastic bags.  The school receives 10 cents per pound. The funds go towards the school garden, school food composting program & other Environmental Projects.

Permitted Items:  Magazines, GLOSSY Ads/Fliers, Catalogs, WHITE Paper


ACTIVITIES:


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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