Congdon Park Weekly News 1/5/2022

Powerful Learning in a Peaceful Environment

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022!! We are excited to start the New Year! Please continue to monitor your children for any Covid like symptoms and keep them home if they are sick. We do have rapid at home Covid tests for students that we can be sent home. These are only to be used if your child is symptomatic.

The Duluth School District will continue with their current COVID practices until further notice. This includes the MN Dept of Health Decision Tree and the District's Safe Learning Plan, both of which are in this newsletter, as well as on our school and district websites.

Lost and Found is overflowing with items that need to go home.

Please come and check out the Lost and Found. There are most likely items here you haven't even realized are missing. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stop by the lobby area and go through the Lost and Found. There are so many coats, hats and boots. Please help these items find their way back home. The lobby is open until 6:00pm on week days.

Please send extra masks with your child

We are having lots of masks getting wet at recess. As a result, we are going through a lot of disposable masks. If you could have an extra mask or two for your student to keep at school, that would be super helpful. Thank you!

Teacher Wish List

The teachers have added quite a few new items to the Wish List sign up. Check it out HERE. Please help out if you can.

2022-23 School Year Calendar is now out

Next school year's calendar is now out! You can find it by clicking HERE.

Volunteers needed in the library

Interested in helping out in the library? Click HERE to find out more.

Keep the Parent Pick up line moving.


  • PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY - we are getting large gaps between cars because people are not paying attention to the car in front of them. This slows the process way down. MN does have a hands free law.
  • Be sure your family number is easily visible for the adult calling in numbers. The adult calling in the numbers should not have to step into the snow to read your number. Many numbers are sliding too far down the front windshield to be seen.
  • If you have not picked up your student by 2:25 they will be brought to the office When you get to Congdon please park in the 15 minute spot and call the office to let them know you are here. 218.336.8825 ext 0.

Important Cold Weather Information

Below are our Cold Weather Reminders. Please also remember to have a contingency plan in case your child's bus route is cancelled due to driver shortages or school is cancelled.

RECESS and Crossing Guard cold weather criteria

  • There will be inside recess and no crossing guards when the wind chills or actual temperatures are colder than -17 degrees. If street corners are dangerous due to snow accumulations, Crossing Guards will not be out.
  • Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Students do great outside during their 20-25 minute recess but they need to be dressed for it!

More information can be found on the school district's website here:

Clean Shoes for Gym, please

Please make sure your child has a clean pair of shoes to use at school for gym. All K-5th grade students have gym once every 4 days.

PTA January Happenings

Welcome to 2022! We are all so happy to get back to routine and regular life! Thank you so much to our teachers and staff for taking such good care of our children while they are at school.

Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday, January 13th at 6PM on zoom. Meeting link here. Meeting ID: 946 048 1234 Passcode: congdon

There are some updates to our teacher wishlist. Please check it out and see if there is anything you can fulfill.

New volunteer opportunities are available to help out during the lunch hour, especially during K & 1st grade lunches. You can stay longer if you have time. Sign up here.

Keep up with all your PTA! Check out all we are up to and become a member at our website today!
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Community Activities - most recently added will be on the top of the list

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No school on January 21st? No problem. Your kids, ages 5-12, can spend the day with UMD KIDSROCK Camp experiencing a day filled with fun winter activities. Sledding, ice skating, snowman-building, cookie-decorating, winter crafting and sipping on hot cocoa are just a few of the fun activities this single day of camp entails! Event registration is limited to 32 children, so sign up early by calling the RSOP Office at (218) 726-7128, registering online or stopping in!

Friday, January 21, 7:30AM - 5:30PM

Register By: 12:00PM, Thursday, January 20

We Provide: Winter activities, Programming and a Snack

You Provide: Proper clothing for the weather, Lunch for your child/children

Location: Bagley Classroom

Cost: $40



We have skis, skates, snowshoes, fat-tire bikes, sleds and more!