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November 19th

posted Nov 18, 2014, 5:44 AM by Web Congdon   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 8:03 AM ]

Dear Congdon Park Families,

It has been a busy and productive November at Congdon Park!

Report cards went home for the first grading period last Wednesday.  If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please remember that you should contact your child’s teacher. If you have information to share regarding your child’s progress, we value your partnership with us and want to hear from you.  

Each day at Congdon Park, all students participate in some outdoor activity during their recess time.  Students are able to swing, run, jump or just hang out with their friends.  We believe it is important for all students to have this opportunity and want to encourage you to talk with your child about making sure they are following the safety rules on the playground.  We teach students about apology of action and what they can do when someone does something that might hurt their feelings, for example, a simple strategy is using Rock, Paper, Scissors to resolve a conflict.   We talk about telling the person to stop and if that doesn’t work, tell an adult (playground monitor, teacher, parent) and they will help you solve the problem.  Students can also report to their teacher, or tell an adult at home.   The main message shared is to Say Something.   At Congdon, we work hard to make sure the playground is a safe place where all students are valued and can feel good about who they are and the choices they are making.  

Lost something at your house?  Please check out the Congdon Park Lost and Found located next to the PTA room.  As winter approaches the items are starting to pile up.  Please make sure to label your child’s items.  I would also encourage you to send a hat and mittens along with a warm jacket; the weather is getting pretty chilly out there!  If you need assistance with warm clothing, please let us know.  

Tuesday, November 25th the Congdon Park Spelling Bee will take place at 8:15am.  This event is for 4th and 5th graders only.  If your child advances to the oral spelling bee, you will receive a letter of congratulations.  Everyone is invited to attend, but please know that only the top fifth grade speller will advance to the sectional spelling bee which will be Wednesday, December 17th at Ordean Middle School.

As we quickly approach the season of Giving Thanks, I want to personally thank you for sharing your child (ren) with us each and every day.

Peace to you always,

Kathi Kusch Marshall

Principal, Congdon Park Elementary