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:  Kayla Carroll
3116 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55812
Phone:  218-336-8825  
Fax: 218-336-8829

  
Congdon News


Destination Imagination 2017-18 Registration ends Friday October 20th. Please sign up by the end of the day on Friday here.


Get ready for our Fall Scholastic Book Fair, which will be held October 16-18 in the Media Center.  We need your help to make this book fair as successful as possible!  Please see the volunteer tab at the top of this page and consider signing up for a shift.  This year's theme is "Wild West Book Fair--Saddle Up and Read!"  The Book Fair will be open through the school day, in the evening during conferences, and is also available online through October 28 at http://www.scholastic.com.


Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater Families in Motion.  Thursday, October 26  A light snack will be served at 5:30 PM and the Movement Workshop will be held in the school gym from 6-7pm.  Join us for an intergenerational movement workshop at Congdon Park Elementary School in the school gym, free and open to all Congdon Park Elementary students and families.  Families in Motion is designed for a student to participate in with an adult family member--parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, caregivers, etc.  This event is an opportunity to have fun as a family. No experience is necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.  Please see flyer for more information.


Join us for Congdon Park's Family Science Night.  This event on November 3 is FREE!  We will be serving pizza, carrots and water for dinner from 5:45 pm to 7 pm.  Students from UMD will present cool science experiments and amazing displays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  Please RSVP by clicking the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/KmPHyab2yoYwrDY22

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Congdon Park Family Science Night, click on the following link: http://signup.com/go/rsJiXwZ


The 2017 ISD709 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 6-7:30PM at Lincoln Park Middle School.  Schools and programs will have displays at the event.  Community members, families, staff, etc. are invited to attend.

We need your input!  Congdon Park Elementary School asks that you complete a survey to better understand your concerns regarding safety and barriers for students walking and bicycling to and from school!  Congdon Park Elementary School has been awarded funds to undertake a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planning process to identify community safety concerns and then, with community involvement, work to address the safety issues for students walking and biking to and from school.  One of our first steps in this process is collecting information about how and why our students arrive at and depart from school the way they do. That’s where YOU come in.  We are asking that you take a short, national survey. The information gathered through the surveys will help develop a SRTS program for our school which will result in making it safer for students to bike and walk to school.  Safe Routes to School Programs focus on enabling and encouraging children to walk and bicycle to school through a variety of community-wide approaches that improve safety, and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of the school. The SRTS Program’s long-term goal is to foster healthy and physically active life-long habits in children at an early age. Thanks for participating in the survey!  Click HERE to complete the survey.


A special thanks to Michelle Pierson for organizing the National Walk to School Day, along with all the volunteers that walked with students from Ordean East & distributed stickers/apples! Thank you also to Trista Vucetich, Karin Erickson, Colleen Seigar & Tami Licari for leading the Apple Crunch activities to celebrate National Farm to School Month.


Have you considered making a donation to the One and Done school fundraiser? There is still time!  Every student matters, every family is important, and every donation—large or small—helps improve the quality of education our children receive.

Reaching our goal, will allow our PTA to focus its efforts on implementing programs and activities to enhance our children’s educational experience without having to become door-to-door salesmen!

We have raised $14,000 of our $23,000 goal. Please consider making a donation today. Thank you!


Congdon Elementary School will have Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater in residence October 23-November 3, presenting their acclaimed program Family Albums. This residency will be led by SPDT Artistic Co-Director, Suzanne Costello and joined by teaching artists Brian Evans, Scott Stafford and Katherine Griffis.

The 5th grade has been selected as the class to work with the SPDT teaching artists every day for those two weeks to explore their family stories, histories, and legacies. Over the course of the residency, the students will create an original performance based on these stories, blending movement, music, and spoken word. This new work will be performed on the last day of the residency, November 3rd.

The performance, Family Albums will be FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 12:30 pm in the school gym.


Now that we have all settled in to the school routine, it is time for a quick reminder ... "Is My Child Well Enough to go to School".  Please see handout for more information.


Have you completed the student/family directory? You can do it by completing this form online at https://goo.gl/forms/G4FF3PxV6ExzTin43 or completing the attached form and sending it with their child to school.


Please send in any Box Tops before Friday, October 27.  The Fall submission deadline is November 1.  Thanks and keep clipping!


Congdon is AMAZING with its recycling efforts!  Check out all the ways families can participate.  We ask everyone to please review the list of acceptable plastic for the plastic bag recycling-- PLEASE NO BAGS WITH METALLIC INTERIORS.  Thanks and keep up all the efforts!!!


The theme for PTA’s 2017–18 Reflections Program is "Within Reach." Entries, including consent and submission forms, will be due Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Art can be turned in to the office or Mr. Carlson.

All students entries will be featured in a special exhibition at Congdon Elementary.  After judging, selected entries will advance to the state level with potential to advance to the national level.  If you need more information or have any questions, Contact Angel Saur at coffeeart@yahoo.com

Visit the Congdon website (under PTA-Reflections Arts Program) for more details to find forms, guidelines and rules regarding each artistic medium.



We need two Playground/Cafeteria Monitors at Congdon.  Please consider and pass on this info to anyone who may be interested.  Click HERE for more information.



A HUGE thank you to all of those who volunteer! Click HERE to see upcoming volunteer opportunities including:

  • PHIT
  • PTA
  • Library volunteering
  • Other ways to get in on the action.

ACTIVITIES:

At School: What's going on at Congdon? Click the link.


Community Activities: Look to this page for activities for children in our community.

Upcoming Events
Click on Calendar link above for more upcoming events.




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