Congdon Elementary News

Celebrating Women in Science

February 20, 2020

Students in Congdon Park Elementary KEY Zone, celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science - including Rosalind Franklin, whose work was central to the unders...

Poetry Time

February 3, 2020

Poetry books on a Friday afternoon...What could be better than that? Oh, and Go Bulldogs! 

Congratulations, Mrs. Hanka!

January 30, 2020

Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Hanka! You will be missed - thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! Enjoy! 

New Outdoor Library

January 6, 2020

Many thanks to Knutson Custom Construction LLC - The old outdoor library was in need of repair so they decided to update it and use some materials that will withstand the e...

Season for Music

December 26, 2019

Many thanks to the people involved with the concert program at our school this month. Student talents are showcased with music, singing, art work and more and we open schoo...

Successful Socktober

November 25, 2019

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Edmund's Social Studies class led another successful Socktober Sock Drive. Congdon students and families helped donate 1,269 pairs of socks to K...

Likable Lunch

November 6, 2019

Cafeteria staff at Congdon Park Elementary, using fruit & veggies to share an extra smile with students at lunch time. Love it! #Inspire709 #CreativeCongdonCrew

Outdoor Fun

October 17, 2019

Students from the Congdon KEY Zone program participated in the Duluth Parks and Rec Outdoor Education Day at Enger Tower. UMD students provided experiences in: >>Fishing ...

Mrs. Norton’s and Mrs. Miller’s classes did some harvesting and learned about parts of plants (leaves, roots, fruits) that are used to make a salad. #GreenThumbs ...

Walk/Bike to School Day

October 3, 2019

National Walk/Bike to School Day is a great annual, inclusive celebration of active bodies and active minds. Thanks to all who supported events in Duluth and at Congdon Park thi...

We Support Public Education

September 26, 2019

We Support Public Education Congdon Park teachers and staff support public schools, kids, and each other. #Inspire709

Open House, Welcome Back!

August 29, 2019

Thanks to students, families, staff and all who helped make our Open House warm and welcoming!

Thanks For a Great Summer!

August 28, 2019

Students had a lot of fun in Duluth KEY Zone clubs this summer, thank you!

A Special Visit

July 19, 2019

Congdon KEY Zone students had a visit from the United States Navy. Thank you for your service! 

Our Engineer and his staff have been working hard this summer cleaning classrooms, waxing floors and today our cafeteria has new tables. We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 ...

Outdoor Learning

April 24, 2019

Outdoor Learning for Congdon Park Students Fourth graders learned about the weather at Hartley Nature Center as part of their Water Unit in Science. Outside learning is somet...

Golden Snow Boot Award

March 8, 2019

Each Winter Walk to School Day Minnesota Safe Routes to School asks participating schools to submit stories and photos of their event to compete for the Golden Snow Boot Award. ...

Healthy Hearts

February 11, 2019

Dr. Katie Benziger, Essentia Health Cardiologist & Congdon Parent, taught Kindergartners about how to keep our hearts healthy, breathing exercises to help calm us, and how t...

STEM Challenge (revised)

December 17, 2018

Congdon Park Elementary School Friday STEM Challenge - with given materials, build a tall, sturdy structure! 

The Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) announced the winners of its Healthy Afterschool Snack Contest for Minnesota kids, Kindergareten through 5th grade. &n...

Out of This World

November 30, 2018

Over 100 Congdon Park students visited the UMD Planetarium:  lots-o-solar system learning!

Congdon Students Helping Out

November 30, 2018

For a class project, Congdon students helped stock the  CHUM food shelf with over 60 pounds or stuffing and gravy for Thanksgiving!

Spelling Bee Success

November 30, 2018

Congrats to our School Spelling Bee champs and participants from fifth and fourth grades!

STEM Challenge

October 15, 2018

Mrs. Miller’s Sailor of the Week performed a STEM Challenge - make a pumpkin throw up. We love chemistry!

Learning About Geology

October 4, 2018

Our fourth graders learned about local geology from Hartley Staff last week. We live in a geologically beautiful place!