Congdon Park Weekly News 11/9/2022

Powerful Learning in a Peaceful Environment


School Spirit Day - Friday, November 11

Our next School Spirit Day will be Friday, Nov. 11th. The theme is Dress to Impress.
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Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee is right around the corner. Students in 4th and 5th grade took a written spelling test earlier this week. 10 students (4 in 4th grade and 6 in 5th grade) advanced to the oral spelling bee. The oral spelling bee will be on Wednesday, November 16th. Parents of participants are welcome to attend.
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Teacher Wish List

You may remember our teacher wish tree from the hallway of the school. Teachers would list items they would love to receive and parents could take down the apple, purchase the item(s), and return the item(s) to school. The tree has gone virtual this year! Teacher wishes are in a sign-up and will be updated throughout the year, so keep an eye on the list! Once you purchase the item, tag it with the teacher's name and drop it in the labeled bin in the school lobby.

Here are our teacher wishes so far.

Birthday Invitation Reminder

It is a school district policy not to hand out birthday invitations in classrooms unless the whole class is invited. Please do not ask your child's teacher to hand out invitations unless it is for all the students in his/her classroom. Thank you for understanding.

Is your child getting to school late or getting picked up early?

Getting dropped off late:

  • Please park in the 15 minute parking spot by the main doors.
  • Call the office at 218.336.8825 ext 0 or 1845 to let us know you are here
  • Send your child into the building and direct them to come to the office
  • Office staff will check them in and send them to class.
  • Adults - Please do not come into the building.

Picking up early:

  • Please notify your child's teacher by note or email on the day that your child will be getting picked up early
  • Please park in the 15 minute parking spot by the main doors
  • Call the office (218.336.8825) and let us know you are here and where your child is going
  • When your student gets to the office, we will sign them out and send them outside.
  • Adults - Please do not come into the building

Purchase your Congdon wear here!

Congdon Park School has teamed up with DSP on Demand. Looking for a Congdon Park hat, shirt or sweat shirt? Look no further. Click on the link, place your order and it will be shipped directly to you. The best part... no deadline. The store is open all year. CONGDON WEAR STORE

The results are in for Socktober!

Dear families and Congdon staff,

Thank you very much for your generosity and time in the month of October to bring warmth, comfort, and support to

our families in need.

The 5th graders at Congdon spent a part of their month requesting donations and collecting socks for our community.

In all they collected 1,761 pairs of socks to donate to Kid’s Corner and the Chum Center.

We are very proud of the student's efforts and believe through this experience they will continue to participate in additional ways to bolster their community.

PTA Corner

November News in the PTA

October has ended and so has our Fall Fundraiser! If you haven't donated, don't worry; you can still send in a donation anytime. We are still adding up totals from everything but from electronic payments, we received a total of $7,282! Thank you so much for stepping up and helping fund our PTA. This will allow us to do wonderful things for our school and students.

Thank you to the parents who have offered to help out in our various committees. We will continue to post volunteer opportunities for specific events and dates, but these committee volunteers are very necessary to allow us to actually plan events and participate in programs. If you are curious about our committees, please check out the descriptions on our website at

Coffee with Kathi is back! Please join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 8am in the school library to have some coffee with Principal Kusch Marshall and ask her your burning questions. Pasties and coffee will be provided.

Our November PTA meeting will be an evening session at 6pm on Monday, November 28.

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