Shannon Park News

May 2023

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Check out the Shannon Park Website for the Extended Calendar and other resources such as the Parent Portal, Lunch Accounts, Staff Information, Assessment Dates and much more!

Shannon Park welcomed Haitian Drum, Dance and Storytelling group, “Afoutayi” as they performed for students.

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Thank You, Kindness Council, for volunteering at our recent "Stepping into Kindergarten" event to welcome new students and their families!

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4th Graders & 1st Graders Celebrate Earth Day

4th graders and their 1st grade buddies partnered together to clean up the Shannon Park school yard for Earth Day. Thank you, students, for your efforts in making our school campus look great!

Acts of Character: Perseverance

The Shannon Park Acts of Character Program revolves around teaching, promoting and recognizing positive character traits in students. During the month of April, we will be focusing on the character trait of Perseverance.

Math Masters News from Mrs. Hanson

Our 10 Shannon Park Math Masters had a fabulous competition on Saturday morning, April 22nd at Salem Hills Elementary in Inver Grove Heights. Everyone worked hard, and had a great time! It was a very successful morning of math fun. There were 22 teams and 103 students taking part in the competition. In the Fact Drill round, Owen G. placed 2nd, Akosua S. placed 4th, Cleo H. placed 9th, James C. tied for 10th, and Elliot B. and Nolan L. tied for 13th. Congratulations!

Individual Round Top 20 results:

12th place - Owen G.

13th place - Elliot B.

18th place - Abigail R.

19th place - Zachary S.

Team Round results:

5th place overallL: Akosua S., Elliot B., James C., Hamza H. Zachary S.

6th place overall: Owen G., Cleo H., Nolan L., Abigail R., Aditya S.

Library Book Return Dates

May 19: Last day for students to check out books!

May 24: All library books due!

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5th Grade Summer Band

Every middle school in the district offers a summer band opportunity through Community Education. Please see the link below for the summer band opportunities at Rosemount Middle School. If your current 5th grader is attending another middle school in the district, please let Mr. Hoover will send you the relevant flyer. Summer band can be a great way to improve your band skills, work with your middle school band teacher, meet new friends, and get a head start on transitioning to middle school!

Show Your School Spirit: Not A Backpack Day on May 19

The Kindness Council invites all students and staff to participate in "Not A Backpack Day" on Friday, May 19. Be creative as you choose to come to school with something other than a backpack, should you choose to participate!

Site Council Minutes: March 2023

School Tool Box

We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year through School Tool Box. Ordering online is available beginning May 1st!

  • Put your zip code in the box at
  • Find the school, then choose your child's new grade.

  • Or...just click the button below to place your order!

Each supply box matches your teacher's approved list. You can add extras or remove what you don't need. After you pay online, supplies are shipped directly to your home address. It doesn't get easier than that! Questions? Please call School tool Box at 800-952-1119.

Parent Requests: Classroom Placement 2023-24

At Shannon Park, we believe that each child makes a unique contribution to our school. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and professional teaching staff with a variety of teaching styles to benefit all children. As an educational team, we strive to make the best classroom placement decisions for each child. Tremendous collaboration and effort go into designing compatible, well-balanced learning groups. If you feel that a request needs to be made, please complete the form below and return it to the Shannon Park office by Friday, May 5, 2023.

Site Council Fundraiser: Las Tortillas

Save the Date! On Wednesday, June 7, Las Tortillas is partnering with Shannon Park Site Council for a fundraiser between 3:00-9:00p.m. Make your dinner plans easy and stop by Las Tortillas!
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In our Preschool class, we have begun our growing and changing unit. We are noticing all of the changes happening outside, and we are celebrating the growing that our students have done since September. We had a wonderful on-site field trip/parent day with our nature Preschool specialist, Anna Dutke. The families were able to do a story walk and then gather natural materials to make a boat. We took the boats down to the drainage area near the school to see if they would float and to make adjustments if they needed them. We had some amazing boats, but more importantly, families had the opportunity to learn together in our very cool outdoor space.

District 196 Bond Information

District 196 is having a bond referendum election on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023. The two-question referendum includes proposed improvements to address current and long-term facilities and equipment needs in the areas of safety and security, space for growth, and providing students a consistent experience across the district. Please view the linked informational video here: Bond Referendum Overview Video
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May 1: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

May 11: Music Program Grade 3 @ 6:00p.m.

May 11: Music Program Grade 4 @ 7:30p.m.

May 12: Daytime Music Program - Kindergarten

May 16: Shannon Park Picnic "Let's Glow Crazy" 5:00-7:30p.m.

May 19: Kindness Council Meeting @8:15a.m.

May 19: School Spirit: "Not a Backpack Day"

May 29: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June 2: 5th Grade Graduation March

June 5: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

June 7: Last Day of School - Report Cards Posted

June 7: SP Site Council Fundraiser @ Las Tortillas 3:00-9:00p.m.

Report Absences or Changes of Schedule

Please remember to report all absences and changes of schedules by calling 651-423-7670 during school hours or by submitting a form here.

District196 Board Officers & Directors

  • Cory Johnson, Chairperson
  • Sachin Isaacs, Vice Chairperson
  • Sakawdin Mohamed, Clerk
  • Jackie Magnuson, Treasurer
  • Joel Albright, Director
  • Art Coulson, Director
  • Bianca Virnig, Director

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