Kathi Kusch Marshall, Principal
March 31, 2017
Dear Congdon Park Families,
It’s National Garden Month here at Congdon Park Elementary which means that students will be talking about loving their world, caring for the plants, the animals, and the planet. In addition to learning about mother earth, Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to grow their own tomato plants with the East High School students. This is a partnership with the tomato man project sponsored by the Duluth Public Schools. Students will transplant their tomato plant in May, grow it over the summer and return their final produce for our Fall Harvest Festival in September.
On behalf of the fourth grade teachers, we would like to thank all of you for supporting another successful Wolf Ridge Trip. The trip was very successful and full of experiential learning in a beautiful natural setting. Students endured the heights of the rope course; they walked through the beautiful woods, climbed a “real” rock wall and observed several types of birds in their natural habitat. Some chaperones helped students attempt to start a fire with a flint and steel in Ojibwa Heritage while others assisted our students selecting gifts at the gift shop. Our chaperones did this and so much more. All of our chaperones made this trip possible. Thank you for sharing this experience of a lifetime. The weather was unbelievable and the moon, well that’s another story to share another day.
Please talk with your child about their academic progress and if you have any questions, concerns, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself. Believe it or not after Spring break we will have only eight weeks left of school. Much of that time will be spent supporting our students with their MCA testing. MCA testing occurs in grades 3-5 and will go until the beginning of May. We know they will do a great job!
On Thursday , April 20th from 6:30-8:00 there will be a Congdon Park PTA meeting along with conversation with Kathi. This meeting will be a question and answer time. We will be discussing what the school year will look like for next year, answer questions about programming, and begin to build our joint vision. Our goal will be to look at building an excellent academic program in a powerful safe learning environment.
Kathi Kusch Marshall