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:  Jackie Dolentz
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.

Come join the fiesta!  We need volunteers to help make salsa with school garden produce on Wednesday, February 24 and serve it in the cafeteria on Thursday, February 25.  Sign up on Volunteer Spot here:   http://vols.pt/4pYJXV


PTA MEETING - Thursday, February 11th, 12:00pm PTA Room Planning is starting for next year.  Get involved.  Agenda

February is I LOVE To Read Month!  Activities will be going on all month with a Family I Love to Read Night on Thursday, February 25th.  See the  calendar of events that came home with your child with more details.  Here’s what going on the  week after break:

Monday - DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) 9:00am

Tuesday - Play a word game

Wednesday - Mystery Reader, 1:30pm

Thursday - FAMILY EVENT 6:00-7:30pm

Friday- Read a hat day (wear a hat with words)

Saturday - Write a play and perform it!

Sunday - Create a word puzzle

The Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser is in full swing, this activity is completely optional and all proceeds go to the American Heart Association. The due date for the donations to be turned in is this Friday, February  12. If you have any questions please contact Mr. DesCombaz Physical Education Specialist 336-8830 ext 4034.

PTSA 2016 Council Meeting

Monday February 22, 6:00 p.m. (Monday after school break)

Myers-Wilkins Elementary – 1027 N. 8th Ave. East

Come join us for a frank discussion of how attendance boundaries are determined in our District. What are the mitigating factors and what role do parents play in the process?

Superintendent William Gronseth and other ISD 709 Districts Administrators will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss in detail the process.

Parents and interested Community Members alike are welcome and encouraged to come. Refreshments will be served. Please contact us at least 3 days in advance if you have child care needs 341-6099.  For more information regarding PTSA, or to volunteer your school to host a 2016 meeting, please contact Zandy at 341-6099 or zzwiebel@gmail.com

Annual Think Kids Meeting, Thursday, March 3rd 6:30 pm -8:30 in the Congdon Media Center.  Come meet with Superintendent Gronseth,  hear what is going on in the District and share your thoughts.


WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL- Monday, February 15-Friday-February 19th

Box Tops for Education – Spring Submittal Deadline is MARCH 1.  Please send in any box tops soon so that they can be included with the Spring submittal.  Box tops will be collected anytime, but the spring check will only be for those submitted by March 1.  Thanks!

Congdon has an immediate opening for a Cafeteria Monitor.  Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30am -1:15pm.  Pay is $9/hour.  Contact Jackie in the office to apply or for more information.  

For our I LOVE To Read Night, we will be playing Bingo for Books. Congdon will be collecting books to give away to kids during Bingo for Books. Donation boxes will be located in the main entrance, by the front office, outside the Reading Corps room 125 and outside the Key Zone room 122. Any books not given away at Bingo for Books will be donated to the United Way Big Red Bookshelf. Preschool and Elementary age appropriate books are very much appreciated!!

Congratulations to Ben Mertz on winning the Congdon Park Geography Bee.  He will now take an online test to qualify for the State Geography Bee.  

Hello Congdon Park From the Art Room!

To celebrate all the exceptional talent we have in our Art Room, we are having Four Art Shows out in our community in the next couple months.  Two Art shows are set up now and will be up until the end of the month.  We have three Congdon Park students with work at the University of Wisconsin Superior’s Kruk gallery up until February 25.  They are Sylvia Pelofske in First Grade, Jossy Saamanen in Third Grade, and Ginger Thralow in Fourth Grade.  Congratulations students.  

Next, we have several students that have work in the main lobby at  Zeitgeist Arts in Downtown Duluth.  

Their work is being displayed along with two other prominent local artists.  Congratulations to

Kindergarteners- Willow Susens and Sam Bauers. In First grade- Lauren MacDonald, Sylvia Pelofske, and Giulia McGiffert. In Third Grade- Annalise Carlson.  In Fourth Grade- Ella Brisbois and Anna Berry.  In Fifth Grade- Ainsley Johnson, Emelyn Beaster, Greta Gustafson, Murria Walker, Selena Lucia, Stella Farnham, and Wynter Anderson.  Congratulations Students.  Look for more Art entries in our upcoming Art Shows.  ~Mr. Carlson.

A huge THANK YOU to Amy Goei and everyone who volunteered their time and delicious recipes to the Teacher Appreciation Dinners!  Once again our teachers and staff felt the love.

Another huge Thank You to Alyssa Carlson and everyone who volunteered their time to the Bookfair.  Teachers were given a $10 certificate to purchase a book for their classroom, the library received some wishlist books, books were also purchased for kindergarten round-up and the I LOVE TO READ family night this week.  Further proceed distributions will be discussed at this week's PTA meeting. Thank you for supporting Congdon Park School!  

Have you ordered your Yearbook?  Have pictures for the Yearbook?

Last day to order yearbooks: Friday, March 18, 2016

Deadline to submit photos for consideration in the yearbook: Friday, March 11, 2016

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

  • Kickstarters Soccer (18 months to 7 years old)

  • Congdon Park Soccer Coaches Needed

  • Duluth Central Little League Registration

  • East Select Soccer U8-U10 Boys and Girls Registration

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