Cowern Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


Cowern Receives Commitment to Excellence Award 

Each year PeaceMaker Minnesota recognizes schools for their leadership in the prevention of bullying.  Cowern Elementary was one of five schools presented with this award on Sunday, September 20th at the Minnesota Twins game.  The Commitment to Excellence Award honors schools that achieved the greatest improvement in their student anti-bullying survey results.  Cowern improved their survey results on 7 out of 10 indicators.

Cowern Elementary has been an International Peace Site since 2008.  During this time all students have participated in cross-grade monthly peace groups.  These groups focus on a lesson which helps them practice how to be peace keepers at school, at home, and in the community.  Many of the lessons also incorporate anti-bullying skills.  As a culmination of these lessons, Cowern has an end of the year Peace Walk event.  This event consists of community building activities which each peace group participates in throughout the day.  Families and community members are always invited and encouraged to participate in this meaningful event.

Our mission at Cowern is to help our students create a safer environment, free from bullying and harassment, and to help children learn positive relational skills like empathy, respect and how to resolve conflict peacefully.  

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School Supplies 2015-2016

Free Nutrition Services App available 

A free school menu app is now available for ISD 622. Go to access the app or download it free to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.  Choose your school and then either the breakfast or lunch menu. See the daily menu as well as nutrition information, pictures and descriptions of each item offered. Connect to PayPams or apply for Free & Reduced Meal benefits. The app offers a Spanish language translator too.  Learn more on the Nutrition Services web site at 

Click on the headline to see information for School District 622 families about influenza from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health

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School Supplies 2015-2016


Contact Us

Cowern Elementary School

2131 North Margaret Street

North St. Paul, MN 55109

School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm

Office Hours: 7:15am – 3:45pm

Phone: 651-748-6800

Attendance Line: 651-748-6824

Fax: 651-748-6891


Principal Gena Abrahamson, 651-748-6810

Administrative Support

Principal's Secretary Lori Murphy, 651-748-6801

Receptionist Mary Andren, 651-748-6807

Health Office

School Nurse 

Health Ed Assistant Jan Goetzke 651-748-6815 

Student Services

Social Worker Carol Seidenkranz , 651-748-6860

Psychologist Beth Dodge, 651-748-6860

Adventure Connection Site Supervisor

Lisa Harrington, 651-748-6898

Parent Involvement Coordinator

Nichole Alvarez, 651-748-6853

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Welcome to Cowern Elementary! 

It's not the building that makes a school great, it’s the people that make a school great!  Our students, staff, and community know first hand that Cowern Elementary is a great school.  Cowern Elementary opened its doors for the first time back in 1952. Our school has provided strong academics and core values to thousands of students over the years.  We continue with this strong educational legacy as we head into our 62ndyear.  Our mission is that every student, without exception, will gain the foundational skills necessary to succeed beyond elementary school.  We are a warm and welcoming school community committed to embracing children and preparing them for the future!     

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