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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help organize Giving Tree gifts at Congdon.  2 hour time requirement. Please contact Amy Goei at amygoei@yahoo.com if interested.  Two volunteers needed.


HOLIDAY CONCERT  - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16  Performances at 8:30am and 12:30pm.  Student performed musical prelude starts 30 minutes prior to the start time.  Parking and a shuttle service will be provided from Glensheen, 3300 London Road.  Busing compliments of Voyageur Bus Service.  Shuttle times announced next week.


Wolf Ridge Calendars go on sale Friday, November 13th.  See any 4th grade student or stop in the office.  Calendars are $15 and will be delivered the first part of December.  These make great holiday gifts!

PLEASE return any orange lanyard visitor badges to the office.  These are to be used only while you are at school and returned each time you leave.  Please do not to be take them home.  We are almost out of lanyards due to this issue.

Starting 12/1, parents will be able to directly dial the teachers.  The Congdon message will be updated to guide you through that process. That way, you can talk directly to teachers with questions, updates, etc.  Each teacher will also have voicemail.   HOWEVER, please remember that every call to the teacher disrupts the classroom so be respectful of their time.  You can still call the office for information as well.

Please DO NOT call after 1:30pm to change pick up plans; the end of the day is very busy and there is a chance that the message will not be delivered.  We understand that emergencies occur, but please try and plan accordingly.

The holiday season is here which means that starting on Monday, November 20th, the Congdon Park Giving Tree will be located in the lobby outside the Office.  Please take a tag to purchase a gift for a Congdon family who needs a little extra help this holiday season.  You will also have the option to choose a gift from the Online Giving Tree which you can find on Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/qYyw4K (you can access it while you are shopping!).  Please wrap the gift with the tag attached and return to the Congdon Office by Friday, December 18th.  Thank you for helping to make everyone's holiday a little brighter!

Thank you to all the families, friends, staff and business that have donated to the One and Done campaign! We are almost there! Please consider donating to this great cause so that the PTA can continue to provide the many programs, teacher stipends, activities and more. ANY dollar amount is greatly appreciated. Remember, no donation is too small!  If you have the chance to visit the school please check out our One and Done Tree located on the first floor in the hall by the Reading Corp rooms and across from the gym entrance. A special thank you to our art teacher, Mr Carlson who donated his time and talents to paint the tree on the wall. Each leaf is a family that has contributed, apple a staff member, and bird a business that has donated. Online donations can also be made at:www.givemn.org/organization/Congdonparkpta

It's catalog season again!  Please recycle unwanted catalogs, along with magazines, glossy ads, white paper in the Green New Page Dumpster located in the small parking lot along Greysolon Place. It's a great way to quickly fill the dumpster while earning money for the school garden and other green efforts.  Please no boxes, brown/plastic bags.

Help us get more smiles in the YEARBOOK!

Upload your photos of Congdon School life, events and activities at www.community.lifetouch.com Use school code: SBMCPO

Please include names and grades in the descriptions. Questions? Email: rhondawitzman@gmail.com

LOST AND FOUND!!  Please have your kids check the lost and found for missing items. It is getting very full already!

It’s getting to be that time of year again!  Cold and snowy weather is on its way. Duluth schools rarely dismiss early, and recent parent and staff survey results indicate concerns about using early dismissal, including access to last minute child­care and sending young children home to an empty house. During severe weather, parents always have the option of picking their children up early from school.

Please know that when it comes to winter weather, we encourage and strongly support you in making the decision that is best for your child. You are the best judge of your child’s health and safety. The school board and administration realize that their decision for the majority of students may not fit with your individual circumstances. As long as you contact the school to report the absence, a decision to keep your child home or pick up your child early from school for safety reasons will be considered excused. If the absence is not reported to the school, it will be considered unexcused.  If there is a two hour late start, remember that K-12 schools will start 2 hours later (so 9:45am) and dismiss at the regular time.  Before school KEY Zone programs are cancelled but there is no impact on after school KEY zone.

Congdon Activities:

Thanksgiving break is a great time for fun with art!  Kids, get started on your submissions for the Reflections Art Program.

You can enter once in each category of:

Visual Arts






Look for more details on the Congdon website

Reflections Arts Program - Congdon Elementary

If you have any questions regarding family/mentor participation in the Reflections program, rules or just want to know more please contact:  Angel Saur  at coffeeart@yahoo.com or 348-7955

Cougar Tech Club for 4th and 5th graders:  https://goo.gl/VHSzIn to learn more.  Students can continue their learning from month to month if necessary.

Community Activities:Links to many out-of-school activities are listed under the Activities tab above

Registration is open for the Team Duluth Ski and Snowboard Camp, December 28-December 31st.  Go to teamduluth.org/holidaycamp

Registration is now open for holiday and winter break camps at Great Lakes Aquarium.  Ages 6-12.  http://glaquarium.org/schoolyear-day-camps/

Registration opens November 18th for Hartley Nature Center Holiday and Winter Break Camps.  Classes for ages 4-9.  Go to www.hartleynature.org for more information or click here for the flyer.

Mont Du Lac Race Camp Free race camp offered December 27-29th, 2015. Limited availability - call (218)626-3797 to reserve a spot today.  See http://mondulacsports.com for further information on this and other skiing opportunities.

Free Winter Fast Pitch Softball clinics for girls ages 7-14

Get a chance to work on softball skills .  All clinics and Open Gyms are Free and sponsored by Duluth Girls Fastpitch League.

Location – Lincoln Middle School Gym – enter through back doors

Skills clinics will work on hitting, throwing, and fielding  starting Saturday, December 5th – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Open gym for pitchers to learn the unique skills of pitching.  Catchers welcome.  Clinic start Saturday, December 12th and 19th – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.  See flyer for complete dates and times.

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