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Activities at Congdon

Save the Date!!  Thursday March 1st is a Congdon Park Family Fun Night. We will have activities in the gym, a snack and Bingo for Books in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:15.  At 7:15 Duluth's very own Mayor - Emily Larson will join us in the gym for a 1/2 hour of storytelling.   

We will be collecting books to give away to kids during Bingo for Books.  Please browse through your book shelves and donate any gently used children's books no longer being read at your home.  Donation boxes will be located in the main entrance, by the front office and outside the Reading Corps room 126.  Any books not given away at Bingo for Books will be donated to the United Way Big Red Bookshelf and to Congdon's Playground's Little LIbrary.  Preschool and Elementary age appropriate books are very much appreciated!!  Please no adult or religious books.

The Book Fair is Coming, The Book Fair is Coming!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair--"Paws for Book"--is just a few weeks away.  The event will be February 5-7 in the Congdon Park Media Center, and we will be open both during the school day and in the evenings during parent-teacher conferences. The Book Fair benefits our school by making books available to families at affordable prices, securing donations for classrooms and our media center, and raising money for our school.  We need parent assistance to make this fair a success!  Click on the volunteer tab at the top of this page for more info on volunteer slots.  If you have any questions about the event, please email Jenny at or Meghan at

K.E.Y. Zone at the Y offers a variety of exciting opportunities along with snack, homework help, and enriching activities.  This is a unique opportunity only offered to Congdon students.  Please see flyer for more information.

Please sign up for volunteering for Art Adventures with Becky Hartley at  We will be receiving the art set from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in March 2018 and will have the set through the end of March.  Just 1 meeting a week in your favorite classroom is a fun way to be involved bringing art to the classroom!  This year our themed set is called AMERICAN STORIES and you can check out the pieces HERE.  No experience necessary, we will provide you a brief training and all the information and materials needed.  Please email with any questions.  Volunteer sign up will be posted soon, and Informational meeting will be held in February, date and time TBD.

Key Zone - KEY stands for Knowledge, Enrichment, and Youth Development, and KEY Zone provides an academic and enrichment Out-Of-School Time Program offered year-round for students in Grades K-5. The program is offered collaboratively through the Duluth Area Family YMCA, ISD 709 Community Education, and EXCEL Targeted Services.

Excel - Excel is for students who need extra help with Reading and Math, K-5.  Talk to a classroom teacher if you're interested in your child participating.  

French Club meets on Tuesdays after school.  Club is currently full.

Destination Imagination (DI) registration is completed.

Snow Club is an opportunity for skiers and snowboarders in grades 3-5 to receive lessons and have fun after school on Wednesdays in January.  Registration is full.