Principal

Kathi Kusch Marshall, Principal                
kathi.marshall@isd709.org
(218) 336-8825

 

September 21, 2018

School 4

Dear Congdon Park Families,

 

Welcome to the 2018-2019  school year! It is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome you and your child(ren) back to Congdon Park School.  At Congdon Park, our goal is to foster a safe and strong educational environment, which is conducive to learning with a mutual respect for each other.  All staff continues to implement the Responsive Classroom approach. This approach recognizes the strength in community building and relationships. As the building principal, I will work to clearly articulate a strong sense of community.  Congdon Park is a very special place-filled with dedicated staff, families, and students who are eager to learn. I believe it is important to invest in our young people and to best prepare them as our future leaders. You may have noticed the staff wearing their “ You Matter, Words Matter” shirts.   This will be our building focus  for the 2018-2019 school year. Please watch for more information to come your way soon!

 

Highlights to Remember:

  • The student school day begins at 7:45 ending at 2:15.  (7:45 child in their classroom)
  • Breakfast will begin serving at 7:20 students may go directly to the café (everyone is welcome)
  • Entry Bell for students 7:35 (all students must wait at the door unless going to café)
  • Start of School Day 7:45 all students entering building after this time will need to stop by the office for a tardy slip from Ms. Kayla.  
  • Drop off and Pick up for all students is located in the main parking lot (located in the back)
  • Students will not be allowed to change their end of the day procedure without a written request from home.  

Arrival Procedures:  Families will enter driveway from Congdon  Park Drive. All cars will stay on the right side of the driveway closest to the sidewalk.  Cars will stop prior to the crosswalk and allow the students to exit (on the right side.) Students will stay on the sidewalk and go directly into the main door. Families, please stay in line as you are dropping off your child.  This parking lot will be very busy especially during drop off and pick up times. Once your child(ren) is safely out of your vehicle, we ask that you promptly pull away from the building as we many have several vehicles in queue.  There will be no parking allowed in the driveway.    Cars will exit only onto Greysolon Place.

Families who would like to park and walk their child(ren) into the building must park in the parking lot. Enter the parking lot from the East end,  please follow the cross walk and to directly into the main door. Due to the limited amount of parking spaces visitor parking is very limited between 7:30 – 8:00 and 2:00-2:30.

 

End of the Day Dismissal Procedures:

  • Bussers will be picked up on Superior Street and leave Congdon Park no later than 2:20.
  • Walkers will be dismissed from the front door facing Superior St.  If your child is a walker, please meet your child outside “Door #6, and practice walking the route before school starts.  

 

Car Pick up Procedures:

Please place your family number card in the front passenger window so it is visible for the staff member walking by. If you lose your plastic number or need one for an additional vehicle, please write the number on an index card.

Anyone who is not displaying their Congdon family number and is not recognized by the Congdon staff member, will be asked to show identification.

Please remain in your vehicle.  If you would like to go into the building to pick up your child, please park in the parking lot.

We are averaging 30 families using parent pick up.  Please get your child quickly into the car, buckled up and promptly pull away so the waiting cars can move up.  If your child needs help buckling please do this as quickly and safely as possible.

Once staff has come outside to start calling pick up numbers, please put your cell phone away.  This is a very congested area with cars and children.

Cell Phones are a distraction please put them down.  

All students who are not picked up by 2:25 will be brought to the office.  You will need to come to the office to pick them up. We will not send them outside and there is not staff available to walk them out.

Thank you for your help in making Congdon pick up run as smoothly and safely as possible.


 

No students will be allowed on the playground without supervision at any time.  

 

Indeed, all of us at Congdon are excited and proud that you and your children are a part of our Congdon family.  We are confident that our efforts will result in a productive, safe, responsible, and respectful school year where all children can do their best.  We truly appreciate your support and look forward to a great year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 336-8825 ext: 1842 or email at:   kathi.marshall@isd709.org

 

Peace,

 

Kathi Kusch Marshall

Principal, Congdon Park School


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