Below is a list of upcoming events in the next few weeks. Please use the links to read more about them and sign up to volunteer:

The Winter Book Fair needs volunteers!  Please follow this link to sign up.

Dinner for Teachers : Parent teacher conferences are here again.  Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 11th.  As a way to support our fabulous teachers and school staff, the PTA will be providing dinner both of these evenings.  The PTA will be sourcing the main dishes from OMC, but we are asking for your help with bringing in a dessert, drink, chips, and/or volunteer with setup/serving/cleanup in the school cafeteria.  Please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/kvQzCBp  Please email Kathy Regas (Kathyregas@gmail.com) or Amanda Sutton (Amanda.Sutton2012@gmail.com) with any questions.

PHIT (Parents Helping Incredible Teachers)*  This is an opportunity to help teachers with whatever projects need work. It is a great way to meet other parents and younger siblings welcome. There are sessions twice a month on Thursdays from 8:00am to 11:00am. Stop in for 15 minutes to work on one project or stay for the morning. Contact Colleen Seigar at cmseigar@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the contact list.

Junior Great Books is a volunteer driven program where volunteers discuss books with small groups of students.  There is a lot of flexibility with how volunteers run their discussions.  Volunteers Needed! Training will be offered in November and the 6-week program will kick off in January.  Contact Betsy Schwartz (bschwar1ster@gmail.com) or Nicole Bakken (mrsnicolebakken@gmail.com) if you are interested in learning more about volunteering with this awesome activity!  All students can participate, but because it is volunteer driven the number of students who are able to participate is dependent on the number of volunteers.  Last year there were 31 groups. 

Art Adventures is a program through the Minnesota Art Institute.  The theme this year is Sources of Strength - People and Their Environments and the program will run from November 1 to December 22.  Volunteers Needed!  Similar to Junior Great Books, Art Adventures is volunteer driven, but only one volunteer per classroom is needed. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  Please contact Becky Hartley at (218) 349-4843 for details by the end of October.

PTA Reflections Art Program is looking for a co-coordinator. Contact Maglina Lubovich at maglina.lubovich@gmail.com if you are interested in working on this wonderful program.  This year's theme is "Look Within."

Destination Imagination - Registration for Destination Imagination is FULL for the 2019-2020 school year.  

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Thank you to everyone who has clipped and sent in Box Tops so far this year.  The Fall submittal deadline is November 1.  Please send any saved Box Tops to school before October 29 to be included with the Fall Submittal.  ALSO, check out the Box Tops for Education website for the New, Improved, Modern way of earning money for school.  Clipping is on its way out, scanning is on its way in.  Check out the site, download the app and earn money easily for Congdon!  https://www.boxtops4education.com/  Lastly, Congdon Park Elementary School will need a new Box Tops Coordinator starting by the end of this school year.  Please let the office know if you are interested!


love kids. love books. volunteer at our library. *

Volunteering in the library/media center is a wonderful way to connect with Congdon kids through their elementary years. Congdon has an amazingly high number of books that are circulated each year. We would love your help!

how: help the librarian, Ms. Eason, by checking in/out books for students, shelving books and assisting with special projects. Training, information & guidance is provided.

when: as you are able. A schedule (in two hour increments) will be posted online in Volunteer Spot. Come for the full two hours or stay for 30 minutes. Some people like to sign up for a certain day each week/month. Other people enjoy working the days their child’s class is in the library. You could also schedule it when you happen to be at the school for other commitments. Signups are online so you can manage your own availability, but please connect with Michelle Henningsgaard to get additional information. http://signup.com/go/8WnxuF

interest or questions: please contact Michelle Henningsgaard at 218-329-0261 or michelleblenker@yahoo.com

Please see here for a map of the library

Please see here for the schedule of when classes are visiting the library.


*Kid friendly - You can volunteer for this with your child along.  Please be sure to bring along a snack & activity for any children helpers. :)