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



Sign up to help out at Congdon Fun and Field Day on Wednesday, June 6. Please join your children in having a great celebration on their Fun & Field Day  Sign up for one slot or stay all day! Lunch will be provided for volunteers - just make sure to rsvp on this sign up.   http://signup.com/go/sdOGwSS

Thank you to all who supported raising funds for the Congdon Community Garden Program during the Plant Sale last week. We raised nearly $800! Many thanks to those who grew plants, worked during the sale and bought plants. Happy Planting!

School Garden Planting/Activities Help.  Help Classes Plant the School Garden: Would you like to help classes as they plant seeds/seedlings in the garden? Classrooms will plant in the garden before/after their Field Day Activities on Wed. June 7 or during a planting session on Thurs. June 8.  We are seeking parent volunteers to help facilitate 4 stations in the garden either during an 8:15-11 am shift or 11:15 - 2 pm shift. Details will be provided for those who sign up. Please sign up at for a shift at: http://signup.com/go/HbWPoCD

If for some reason you have a shorter window of availability, contact Renee Willemsen, renee@sproutingthebeans.com  Thanks!

Summer School Garden Care.  Come have fun in the garden, and enjoy some fresh produce while you are at it! Congdon's School Garden relies on the support of families to water and weed the garden during the summer. Sign up for a low maintenance watering a couple of times during a week and a light weeding.  Sign up at http://signup.com/go/TVWBtaf


Thank you to everyone who had brought in used inkjet cartridges to be recycled!  We receive between .25 and $2.00 per cartridge.  This year, the school earned almost $400 and hundreds of cartridges were kept out of the landfill.  Keep saving your cartridges over the summer and drop them off in the container in the lobby.


Excel Summer Learning Opportunity.  Students currently in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to develop their reading, writing, and math skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.  Classroom teachers will work with students to focus on their areas of greatest need in reading and math. The goal of the Excel Summer Program is to provide students with tools necessary to be successful during the regular school year and beyond!  Please see registration form for more information.




Check out Ms. Eason’s summer reading recommendations
HERE



Hello, K.E.Y. Zone Families! If you are looking for care on June 8th and the following week, June 11th-15th, please check out these options through the YMCA.

Fun Days @ The Y - June 8th (programming held at the Duluth YMCA)

Camp Kitchigami - June 11-15th (see flyer)

Camp Miller (another option for summer programming, see flyer)

Please check the Lost and Found for any missing items!  Any left over during the summer will be donated.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION – The school year is rapidly coming to a close, please send in any collected Box Tops so they can be processed throughout the summer.  Remember, Box Tops have expiration dates and cannot be turned in for money for Congdon after the printed date. Please be sure to collect Box Tops over the summer and give us a great start in the fall!  Thank you to all the families who have sent in their Box Tops throughout the school year. Congdon Park received checks for a total of $543.60 during the 2017/2018 school year!

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.


If students laze away the days of summer without using their minds, they can lose up to a month of learning—especially in reading and math.  This month's Report to Parents, “Exercise Kids' Minds During Summer” offers families fun, brain-friendly activities to keep their children engaged over the summer.


ISD709'S recently updated wellness 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.  


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

  • PHIT - June 7th
  • PTA
  • Library volunteering
  • School Garden
  • 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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