Congin School is Peanut Free

John Dickerson, Principal

Congin Elementary School
410 Bridge Street
Westbrook, Maine 04092
Tel: (207) 854-0844  Fax: (207) 854-0846

School Hours for all Students K - 4
Bus Drop Off:        8:25 AM
Start Time:           8:40 AM
(Students are considered late after 8:40 AM)
Dismissal Time:  3:20 PM (M, T, Th, F)
Early Dismissal :2:20 PM (Wed)

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    School citizenship is an on-going focus at Congin School. We operate using a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) model. We believe that positive approaches to behavior are more effective than punitive approaches. Our 3 school rules are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. We explicitly teach students how to follow these rules, by modeling what rule-following behaviors look like and sound like in each area of the school such as classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, offices, cafeteria, on the playground, buses, and assemblies/field trips.We acknowledge rule-following behavior using our GOTCHA ticket system and celebrate as a school community when children earn enough GOTCHA tickets to fill our school community jar. 

    The PAWS-ITIVE Student Recognition is the next level. It works hand in hand with PBIS. The PAWS-ITIVE recognition system recognizes students in three categories: 1. Attendance Achievers; 2. Cougars on the Move; and Cougar All Star. This system is consistent with the approaches in our sister schools - Saccarappa and Canal.

    Below is what a Congin student needs to do to achieve in each category: 

    Completes all school work (in class and at home) on time and to the very best of their ability
    Student is respectful, responsible, kind, and safe everyday (our PBIS school rules)
    Student speaks politely and acts kindly to all adults and all peers at all times
    Follows all school rules in the classroom, during specials, in the hallways, in the bathrooms, and on field trips (no behavioral referrals or ODRs - Office Discipline Referrals known as "pink slips")
    Follows all rules and expectations at recess (no reflections or teachers having to talk to you)
    Follows all lunchroom rules and expectations
    Follows all bus rules and expectations (no bus behavior slips/referrals)
    No more than 1 absence or 1 tardy or 1 dismissal that month

    Student has made outstanding growth in an academic, behavioral, or social area over the last month - these awards are given by teachers to students who are moving in the right direction and meeting a behavioral, social, or academic goal.

    In school every day of the month, on time, and no dismissals (excludes dismissals for dental or medical appointments if student attends school before and/or after appointments)

    If there are unavoidable, extenuating circumstances in relation to attendance, please speak with the principal (854-0844, ext. 401).

    How can you help your child earn the Attendance Achiever award?
    Make every effort to get your child to school on time. Like the literature tells us, excellent school attendance is a KEY FACTOR in your child's achievement and overall school success!
    If he or she has an appointment, bring them to school for the day and dismiss them for the appointment time frame only. This way, they can still qualify for the Attendance Achiever award.
    Again, if a child has an extended absence, please write a note to the principal so extenuating circumstances can be taken into account, in relation to qualifying for the attendance award. 
    Thank you!
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 8:48 AM by Janet Crawford
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 8:50 AM by Janet Crawford
  • Health-O-Ween at Congin this Friday, Oct 30th!
    Let's GO! 5 2 1 0 is alive and well at Congin School! Students are learning that healthy eating can go hand in hand with celebrations and traditions and can be fun and creative! Parents and students are encouraged to send healthy, fun snacks into school on Friday, Oct 30th for our annual "Health-O-Ween" classroom celebrations. Teachers will send news home about the time of their room parties. We are also learning how to be sensitive to all traditions including students whose cultures do not involve masks and costumes, so if students choose to wear costumes of any sort, which is allowed, then they should follow these WSD guidelines:

    ·      Costumes must not display blood, gore, or violence;

    ·      Costumes must not include weapons and face masks as we need to be able to see students’ faces and recognize them for safety reasons; &

    ·      Costumes must be appropriate and fall within the Westbrook School Department acceptable dress codes.

    We'll take pictures of the creative and delicious healthy snacks to share in the school newsletter!

    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 4:01 AM by Janet Crawford
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