The Path May/June 2022

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A Message from Mr. Leonard

Dear Sun Path Families,

We are approaching the end of the school, but our students and teachers still have a lot of work and learning to do. We have had some signs of normalcy return to school. It was nice to see a good turnout at our PTO Bingo and Movie Nights. After a two year break, our Track and Field Days have also returned.

This summer Sun Path will be getting new carpet. Because of this, our office will be working remotely at a different district location. If you need to get a hold of Kathy Clarke in our office or Mr. Leonard please call or email them (contact information is below).

We continue to have students show up early in the morning. Remember students should not be here before 8:55 AM. We do not have supervision before then.

I hope everyone has a great summer, and I am already looking forward to the return of students in the fall. For our students who are moving onto 6th grade or other schools, GOOD LUCK and I will miss you!

Take Care,

Patrick Leonard

Sun Path Principal


Contact Information for the Summer:

Patrick Leonard



Kathy Clarke

Administrative Assistant

952-496-5892 (main office)

952-496-5905 (direct line)

Have a GREAT summer!



  • May 12th-20th: Elementary Art Show at the Shakopee Public Library
  • May 13th: TRACK AND FIELD for 2nd Grade (9:30a-12:30p) AND 3rd Grade (1:00-3:00p)
  • May 16th: TRACK AND FIELD for 1st Grade (9:30a-12:30p) AND 4th Grade (1:00-3:00p)
  • May 17th: TRACK AND FIELD for 5th Grade (time to be determined)
  • May 30th: NO SCHOOL (students and staff)


  • June 9th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • June 10th: Summer Break Starts, HAPPY SUMMER!


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All students that ordered a yearbook will receive it in school on Friday, June 3rd.

If you did not order a yearbook there will be a limited number of extras available. They will be on a first come, first get basis and will have to be paid for by cash or check made out to Sun Path PTO (they are $21.00 each). Please look for the email and Google Form to sign up for one of the extra yearbooks.

Thank you!


Grades for 4th Quarter will be available on the Parent Portal the afternoon Tuesday, June 14th.

An email will be sent on Tuesday when they are ready to view. If you do not have a Parent Portal set up or need help with it please call the office at 952-496-5892.

If you are would like a physical copy of the report card please contact the office to get one.

Thank you!

Message from PTO

We were so happy to be able to host some in-person events to end out this school year! A huge shoutout to those that volunteered their time, resources, and treats!

A special thank you to Kelly Vannier, Holly Kvapil, Jessica Horton, Tracie Hoffman, Dana Moe Stenger, Christy Congdon, Laura Kuyper, Sarah Sjaaheim, Steph Kaste, Sara Vanneste, Emily Hannah, Kristin Lewis, Wendy Becker, Laura Healy, Julie Larsen, Kelsi Ternes, Michelle Grover, Jeff Stenger, Krista Lazzari, Tracey Winchell, Lois Hill-Walters, and Ashley Fotso. We also thank those that chipped in with helping clean up movie night and Bingo night. Thank you also to our Track and Field Day volunteers: Brian Werderitch, Trisha Farrow, Elvia Anderson, Tierra Tako, Meredith Werderitch, Cecelia Byers, Larissa Indrebo, Kara Ross, Dan Healy, Ong Vang, Ashley Fotso, Teresa Heylman, Viky McVey, Anne Jeffries, April Sloan, Kayla Nordgaard, Angela Gamauf, Brian Kuyper, Amanda Fern, Tatiana Perez, Meka Samuels, Priscilla Range-Munoz, Sonia Hellerud, Keeley Witzel.

Thank you to EVERYONE for helping make these events happen! We are excited to have more events for the 2022-2023 school year!

The gaga ball pit should be installed soon! The shed should also be going in the last couple weeks of school. We will finish “filling the shed” once it is on school grounds! The Sun Path students have seemed to love the new additions for recess/outside time!

2021/2022 Leadership Team:

President: Marta Leach

Vice President: Tami Weispfenning

Treasurer: Kristina Kimpling

Secretary: Elysse Beeson

Proud To Be A PBIS School

PBIS Saber Celebration!

The Raptor Center visited Sun Path as a part of our acknowledgement for filling our Saber Tower! The students attended a program about Birds of Prey and learned about hawks, owls and eagles! The program allowed students to listen, learn and ask questions of the Raptor Center Expert. There was definite excitement as each raptor was pulled out of their crate! Our Sun Path PTO provided the funding for this fun event! A big thank you to the PTO! This is the first assembly the students have been able to attend in the past few years so it was great to have this experience for our students!

MCA Preliminary Scores

MCA preliminary scores were sent home for math and reading on May 9th for grades 3-5. Science scores will be sent home for 5th grade students on May 16th. Scores are not official until they are reported by MDE (Minnesota Department of Education). The reports have parent and student resources based on your child's performance. If you have any questions regarding MCA testing or reports, please reach out to your child's teacher or Tammy Doyle, School Assessment Coordinator.
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Kelsi Henningsen

School Social Worker



Students will have an opportunity to participate in weekly afternoons of group therapeutic programming. Licensed mental health professionals will provide group therapy and skill-based activities.

Who can participate in the Program?

  • · Students in grades K-12 2022-2023
  • · Students with mental health needs
  • · Students with the ability to participate in verbal group therapy
  • · Students who can self-regulate and avoid physical aggression
  • · Students who can maintain their own safety and the safety of others
  • · Students who have adequate social relatedness to participate in activities with others

To refer a student for services, please speak with his or her current Connect therapist, classroom teacher, the school psychologist, guidance counselor, school social worker or call Scott County Mental Health Center at 952-496-8481.

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If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st, please call our office to get information for kindergarten enrollment for the fall. You may reach us at 952-496-5892.


For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy.

In the past, you would cut the little "Box Top" (see image to the side) off and bring them into school. We are asking if you have any of these still trickling around at home please send them with your child to school. They have phased this way out.

If you buy a product that has the "Box Tops" logo on it, now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.


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