Welcome
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:  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 make a difference helping with the PTA!

We are still in  need of a Secretary- duties include sending out emails to membership for potential agenda items, attending monthly meetings and taking notes, and sending out meeting minutes to membership. As part of the executive board, you would also take part in two executive meetings discussing the budget and yearly schedule. This is a two-year commitment.


Library Volunteer Coordinator - duties include arranging volunteers to help in the library! You can do this from home.


Looking for someone to coordinate Lego Robotics at Congdon Park! Over the last three years, many parents have volunteered to introduce Lego Robotics to 3-5 graders. We have received grants from the Congdon Foundation and the Keely and Mickey Pearson Foundation and have held other fundraisers as well. As a result, the school now owns 10 robots and has extra funds for needed parts! Now, we need someone to help run the program - duties would include organizing students into groups, making sure there are enough parent volunteers, helping support volunteers, and keeping robots in good shape. Please let me know if you are interested -


Contact Amy White  amycwhite72@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions about any of the listed volunteer opportunitie


EVENTS:


SPRING CLEANING? The Congdon Destination Imagination team is raising funds for their trip to the Global competition by having a rummage sale at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E 4th St. THIS Saturday, April 3oth from 8am-1pm.  The team will happily take your donations of gently used items.  Items can be dropped off at the church on Friday, April 29th from 2-7pm.  Volunteers on Saturday, also greatly appreciated.  Contact Deanna Notaro at 464-0614 or deannanotaro@yahoo.com  if you need to drop off items before April 29th or would like to volunteer.  


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK is May 2nd through May 6th. Please remember to show your teacher(s) a little extra love this week!


May 4th is National Bike to School Day! We'd like to encourage all students and staff who have them to wear their orange Bike/Walk to School t-shirts and each student arriving by bike will be greeted near the bike racks with high fives and a small prize. Some items to consider:  

1) Wear your helmet

2) For all the younger students, ride with an adult

3) Go over safe cycling practices with your family...check out this link

4) When you reach school grounds, please walk your bike to the bike rack area located near the main doors

5) Be mindful of pedestrians

6) Plan to bring a bike lock

7) Develop your plan for getting home-- parents, please ensure your younger students are accompanied by an adult if cycling home from school

If you'd like to volunteer to  greet students arriving by bike on Wednesday, May 4th, please contact Michelle Pierson at duluthpierson@gmail.com  


Coffee with Kathi -  Wednesday, May 4th at 7:45 am in the Congdon Cafe.  Come chat with Kathi and hear the latest news at Congdon. Younger siblings welcome.


Talent Show, Friday, May 6 from 6:00-7:30pm.  Come and see what amazing talents Congdon Park Students have!  See flyer for more info


Need easy dinner plans before the Talent Show?? Starting at 5:00pm, enjoy a SPAGHETTI DINNER  and help support the Congdon Destination Imagination team, 7 Mysterious Unicorns, on their trip to the Global competition in Knoxville, TN.  Kids 12 and under $5, Ages 13  and up $10.  


SAVE THE DATE:  Congdon Volunteer Appreciation Night sponsored by the PTA.  May 17th from 5pm-7pm at Blackwoods on London Road.  Anyone who has volunteered in any shape or form at Congdon is welcome!  Come have some great food and hang out with other fantastic Congdon volunteers.


Online registration https://register.chronotrack.com/r/20159 is open for the 2016 Congdon Cougar Chase Kitty K, 1k, 5k and 10k.  The event will be held on the beautiful trails of Lester Park on Saturday, June 4th. For more information visit https://congdoncougarchase.com/



PARENT REMINDERS:  

Congratulations to Congdon Park Math Masters competitors. Congdon had one team place second out of 40 teams! Congratulations to Jared Johnson

for placing third out of 198 in the fact drill round and to Jack Broadmoore for finishing eighth.  Jared also took third in the individual rounds, and Jack was seventh.


Thank you to all who donated to the Congdon Park 7 Mysterious Unicorns Destination Imagination team at the PTA Family Dinner and Dance! If you would still like to donate, you can send a check to the office made out to Congdon Park with Destination Imagination in the memo line or go to the team's Go Fund Me page on the left.


Playground Monitors Needed!  Full or part-time availability.  Contact Principal Kathi Kusch Marshall for more information.


Your kids may be able to get FREE health insurance!  Get more information, answers to your questions, and free enrollment help from MNsure certified navigators.  Free help from navigators is conveniently located throughout the city.  To find a navigator near you, call United Way 2-1-1 at 1-800-543-7709 or visit www.insureduluth.org.



CONGDON ACTIVITIES:




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

  • YMCA Camp Miller program guide.
  • UMD Volleyball Camp- camps for grades 2-12.  See flyer for more information.  
  • Congdon Park Soccer club player registration
  • Lacrosse and Rugby summer programs sponsored by the YMCA.  
  • Flag Football in September/October.
  • Animal Allies Summer Camps.    





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