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

ANNOUNCEMENT:

At the beginning of the school year a newsletter is sent to all families and in it is an article on how weather impacts recess. You’ll find a copy of it at www.ISD709.org, look under “For Parents” and then “2016 Back To School Newsletter.”

It’s important to emphasize that these are guidelines – teachers and principals are also expected to use common sense and good judgment when planning outside activities for students.

Per the guidelines, elementary students are expected to go outside at recess under most weather conditions. In the winter, children should dress warmly and wear boots, snow pants, warm jackets, hats and mittens. The guidelines state that each school will have systems in place to ensure children are dressed properly for outdoor play.

Principals are responsible for implementing cold weather guidelines for their school building. The guidelines state that staff will monitor outdoor conditions at 0 degrees and below to determine if students need to remain indoors because of cold air temperatures and/or wind speeds. Schools will not send children outdoors if the wind chill is -18 or less.


EVENTS:

 

For I Love to Read night coming up on Thursday, March 2, we will be playing Books For Bingo.  We will be collecting gently used Preschool and Elementary aged books.  Boxes for drop-off will be located in the main entrance outside the office and in front of the Reading Corps room 125.  Any extra books will be donated to the United Way Big Red Bookshelf.


PARENT REMINDERS:  


Conference Sign-ups

Parents will sign up online for a conference time for their students for Winter Parent Teacher Conferences. Please follow the directions and link sent via email from your student's teacher.


Box Tops for Education UpdateThank you to everyone who has submitted Box Tops this year!  We have recently received a check for $661 for Box Tops turned in from last Spring and this Fall.  This money goes directly to the general operation of Congdon Park Elementary School and helps to support all of the programs that we as parents value.  Please continue to snip or tear Box Tops from a variety of products and get those aunts and uncles and grandparents saving too!  Please turn in any accumulated Box Tops by February 15 as the next submission deadline is March 1.


Enter the Return to School Drawing to win 50,000 Bonus Box Tops for our school by shopping for Wal-Mart exclusive Box Tops Certificates.  Please see flyer for more information.


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SAVE THE DATE!
9th Annual Congdon Cougar Chase 
Kitty K, 1K, 5K, and 10K Trail Races
FRIDAY, June 2nd, 2017 starting at 6 pm

Visit us at congdoncougarchase.com



Our Little Free Library is in need of books for youngsters. Gently used books are perfect! Send them to school and give to teachers. Thanks for sharing your love of reading!


Do you have unused/non-working holiday lights?  Bring them to the collection box in the main lobby for recycling by January 31.  The lights will be brought to ReStore - proceeds from sales/recycling go to Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity to help support safe and affordable homes, build accessibility ramps and give A Brush With Kindness to those in need throughout our communities.


Parent Pick-Up Reminders:

  • All parents/guardians need to remain in their cars.  If you want to walk into the school to get your child, please park in the parking lot or on the street.  Do not park by the fence if you plan to leave the vehicle.

  • Children should enter the vehicle from the sidewalk side of the car.

  • If you are picking up more than one child, they will be dismissed together.  Younger children will wait until the older child is dismissed.

  • If someone besides yourself if picking up the child, please share this information with them.

Once a Week, Take A Peek.  Head lice can be an uncomfortable but common issue among children.  An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year among U.S. children 3 to 11 years of age. Head lice do not carry diseases.  Personal hygiene or household or school cleanliness are not factors for infestation. Lice do not jump or fly; they only move by crawling. They spread mostly by direct head-to-head contact. 

As a matter of routine, families should check their child’s head regularly for signs of head lice - especially elementary school-age children.  

If head lice are found in your child's hair or scalp, please talk with your school nurse, pediatrician or family physician to get appropriate care.  There are a number of new prescription treatment options that are safe and easy to use.  There's no scientific evidence that home remedies are effective treatments. Exclusion from school is not required.

PREVENTION: No sharing of personal items such as combs, sports head gear, brushes barrettes, hats, scarves, jackets, bedding and stuffed animals. Avoid head to head contact.


Strep Throat – A common bacterial infection in children with symptoms that include: a fever that starts suddenly, red sore throat and swollen glands. Headache, stomach pain and vomiting may occur.  Call and/or visit your health care provider if anyone in your home has symptoms.  A doctor may do a lab test and give antibiotics.  Keep child home until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment.

PREVENTION: Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.  Do not share drink containers.   Wash hands, Wash hands, Wash hands.

Please recycle any Magazines, GLOSSY Ads/Fliers, Catalogs, WHITE Paper at the GREEN dumpster at Congdon.  Please no brown paper or plastic bags.  The school receives 10 cents per pound. The funds go towards the school garden, school food composting program & other Environmental Projects.

Reserve your 2016-17 Yearbook.  While yearbooks don’t come out until the end of the year, you can reserve your copy online now at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/.  Congdon Park’s yearbook code is 12436917.

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


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 above for more details




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