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. 

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

The Congdon Park Family Dinner and Dance is on Thursday, May 3 from 5:45-7:30PM.  Free pizza dinner will start at 5:45 pm and the DJ Dance begins at 6 pm. The Reflections art program will showcase the winners also at 6 pm.  Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/37HWNOldVt5V72S23.  Sign up to volunteer at http://signup.com/go/xgOVwrv

Please be sure to complete the Spring Parent Input Form.  This form helps with your child’s class placement for next school year.

Please see the following letter from Mrs Hanka about the Spring Music Open House.

The 10th ANNUAL Congdon Cougar Chase

will be held on Friday June 1st at Lester Park!

Sign up today to run the Kitty K, 1K, 5K or 10K on the awesome Lester Trails!

All race proceeds benefit Congdon Park School, and are primarily used to fund STEM activities and new technology for our students.

Would you like to have all of your child’s school supplies on your child’s desk for Back to School night instead of spending too much time searching for that elusive red folder at numerous stores? Congdon has partnered with Schoolkidz, a subsidiary of Staples, to provide all  school supplies for each grade. Look for order forms the week of April 9. Orders must be placed online at shopttkits.com (school code 31958) by June 22nd. Feel free to contact Amy White at amycwhite72@gmail.com with questions.

There will be several PTA board positions available next school year. Please consider volunteering your time and helping out in one of the following positions:
· Co-president                            · Community director
· Communications director         · Environmental concerns co-chair
· Family enrichment director      · Fundraising director
· PHIT coordinator                      · Book fair co-chair
· Plant Sale lead                         · Kindergarten Roundup
· Student enrichment Director    · Wellness committee co-chair

Contact Carrie with any interest carrielheffernan@gmail.com

Our local Safe Kids NE MN, Driving 4 Safe Communities coalitions and law enforcement partners are excited you are willing to get the word out that from May 9-11, St. Louis County and Carlton County Public Works will be providing a message board at Congdon on car seats and booster seats. During the month of May, law enforcement agencies across the state will be dedicating extra enforcement to seatbelts and car seats/boosters. During this time, officers will be writing citations for drivers and passengers without seat belts or proper car seats/boosters. Unfortunately, many parents do not realize that the law requires that kids ride in a proper restraint until age 8 or 4’9”.  

The March letter from Principal Kathi Kusch Marshall is on the Principal page, here.  Please read for information about safety drills, academics, and upcoming events.

This spring there will be Enrollment Recruitment Nights for families applying for Duluth Preschool.  The goal is for families interested in Duluth Preschool to be able to stop by any of the Enrollment Recruitment Nights that work for them.  Staff will be present to walk families through the application process and answer any questions.

We can make copies or scan paperwork for you. Please bring any or all of the following: Income verification, Most recent physical exam, Birth verification, Most recent dental exam, Address verification, Immunizations

For more information contact our office:

earlychildhood@isd709.org or 218-336-8815

Recruitment Nights:

  • Tuesday, April 17, 4:00-7:00 PM

Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, 1027 N 8th Ave. East

  • Tuesday, April 24, 4:00-7:00 PM

Stowe Elementary School, 715 101st Ave. West

We are once again doing the Lake Superior Challenge.  The challenge encourages our Congdon community to stay healthy through movement.

PTA Reflections Art Program

Congdon Park Elementary had over 40 submissions to the PTA Reflections Art Program this year interpreting the theme, "Within Reach."
There will be an art exhibition showcasing all of the submitted student artwork in conjunction with the Congdon PTA Family night on Friday, April 20 at  6pm. Art will be on exhibit in the library with refreshments. Watch the Congdon Weekly News for more details as the date approaches.

The following students' art submissions have moved on the state level of the PTA Reflections Program, congratulations!
K-2: Visual Arts - Willow Susens
3-5: Visual Arts - Juri Lubovich
Literature - Abigail Froehle
Photography - Annika Saur

Thank you to the judges who volunteered their time to the program reviewing the art!

-Aaron Kloss
Artist, illustrator and owner of Lakeside Gallery
http://www. lakesidegalleryduluth.com/ contact.html

-Rosemary Guttormsson
Artist and former owner of Just For the Season Gallery
http://lakesuperiorwatercolor. com/user/rguttormsson

-Marlene Wisuri
Artist, photographer, author, publisher, curator and chair of the Sami Cultural Society of North America

Congratulations to all students showcasing their artistic talents!

Students who are healthy are more ready to learn.  ISD709 recently updated the district wellness policy, providing a guiding framework that aligns with current health goals. The policy can be viewed at http://www.isd709.org/for-parents/Wellness-Policy.  Congdon Park strives to help our children learn healthy habits in school, as well as fostering those habits throughout life. Please refer to the Healthy Snacks & Classroom Celebrations handout and introduction letter for some great healthy ideas that support the district wellness policy.  

Did you know that there is a Facebook group just for Congdon Park Parents? It is a closed group where parents can ask questions, share ideas, and PTA leadership will often post reminders of meetings, events, and other updates. Check it out here.

Please review the information in "Is My Child Well Enough to go to School" and help keep our students and staff healthy this year if your child is not feeling well.  Please see handout for more information.

The Cougar Reader (K.E.Y. Zone's newspaper club publication) is here.

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.

Congdon’s white and glossy paper recycling program will end when the dumpster is full. Verso, the company who has paid for the paper in the past, is discontinuing their service due to lack of demand for the paper. Please continue to recycle your paper at home with your regular recycling and at Congdon in the large green bins in the classrooms.

CONGDON WILL NO LONGER RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS - PLEASE DO NOT BRING PLASTIC BAGS TO SCHOOL FOR RECYCLING.  For the past 5 years, as an educational service and to help reduce the amount of bags ending up in landfills & waterways, Congdon School has served as a drop off point for plastic bags. Airport Service is no longer offering a collection service and other pick-up options are too expensive for the school's fundraising.

The good news is there are now LOTS of places to drop off plastic bags in the community. Plastic bag recycling containers are located at Super One Foods stores in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors and Superior, at the Hillside Whole Foods Coop, Target, Walmart, Shopko and other businesses.

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.


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
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