Shannon Park News

April 2021

Check out the Shannon Park Website for the Extended Calendar and other resources such as the Parent Portal, FeePay, Staff Information, Assessment Dates and much more!
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Interested in Ordering a Yearbook?

To order a yearbook, please visit: ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code: 4946021

  • $15.00 each
  • Please order by April 1, 2021.
  • Only a limited supply will be available to purchase after delivery in May
  • Delivery Date: End of May

Superhero Day

The Kindness Council is inviting all students and staff to join in the school spirit day, "Superhero Day" on Friday, April 23. Students are invited to dress up like a superhero! Keep in mind, there are all kinds of superheroes among us! Ideas: medical professionals, parents, teachers, fictional characters, etc. Please, no costume masks.

Acts of Character: RESPECT

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

Art News from Mrs. Stahl

Congratulations to the following Shannon Park students whose art has been chosen for the Robert Trail Library Art Show. Their art will be on display at the library until April 18th.

Kindergarten: Madhuri P., Fran W., Michael V., Kingston J., Maisie M., Coco H., Avery H., and Gavin P.

1st grade: Ruth F., Gemma M., Greta G., Priya P., Teddy C., Evan J., and Micah B.

2nd grade: Adam H., Nina T., Madeline D., Savina K., Emma P., Jasmine L., Amber A., and Dawson G.

3rd grade: Ellie V., Anna Z., Fritz W., Alma W. and Aditya R.

4th grade: Jersi A., Addy C., Brekken P., Max M., Emmitt B., Dax N., and Kinsey A.

5th grade: Rhett V., Cassie H., Mya B., Jayden W., Tucker A., Audrey A., Siri L., Fri F., Charlotte P., Avery H., Jacob B., Mackenzie K., Dakota J., Wes K., Cooper S., and Nitesh P.

CAHOOTS 2021 Summer Program

Parents, Community Education is pleased to again be offering CAHOOTS, a K-5 summer math and language arts correspondence workbook program.


The program is portable, flexible and designed to closely match our district curriculum through an engaging and reflective approach to learning. After completing each lesson and checking answers online, students complete an assignment reflection and send to a CAHOOTS Buddy who will send a written response back.

It is recommended students work on the grade level they will be entering in the fall (i.e. 1st grade is a review of kindergarten), to review and reinforce skills learned during the school year. Please discuss with your child’s teacher, if you feel another level may be more suitable.

CAHOOTS should not be considered a replacement for participating in summer school, if your child qualifies. CAHOOTS is not intended to replace regular reading for enjoyment or math activities that strengthen your child’s fluency and love for math.


To enroll, visit this link. Search for CAHOOTS and our school name, and select the appropriate grade level for fall 2021. If you are unable to enroll online, please call the Community Education office at 651-423-7920. The enrollment fee is $43 (for math AND language arts) and final registration is due April 2, 2021. If you miss this deadline, please call Community Education at 651-423-7924.

New School Hours for the Fall

Beginning for the 2021-2022 School Year, Shannon Park Elementary will have new school hours: 9:30a.m. – 3:50p.m.

MCA Testing: Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3-5 will take the computer-delivered Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in April and May. The Minnesota Department of Education is asking that students who are taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) come into school to take these tests. Unfortunately, there is no remote option for DA students. If you are not comfortable with your child coming into school due to Covid, please contact Christine Golembiesky at 651.423.7670 or christine.golembiesky@district196.org.

MCA Item Samplers: Grades 3-5

Please feel free to have your child utilize the item samplers, shown below, to familiarize students with how the content is presented in the test.

Message from our Site Council: Silent Auction

This year has brought many challenges and changes for our Shannon Park students. Site Council is continuing on with the tradition of classroom baskets as part of our Silent Auction. The Silent Auction is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and relies on support from our families to be successful. This year we will be holding the entire Silent Auction online beginning Wednesday, May 19 – Sunday, May 23 . Our classroom baskets will be available to bid on online along with all our other donations!


Silent Auction Information

The Site Council will be collecting business donations, gift cards, tickets, experiences & more for our annual Silent Auction. This year's auction will be held entirely online and we need your help making it a success! Please take a second to consider if you, a grandparent, neighbor or even employer could donate the following: Tickets (concert, theatre or sporting event), Experiences (hotel stays, timeshares, ski passes, park passes etc.), Items (handmade goods, electronics etc.) and Gift Cards. Email spbooster@gmail.com by April 30th to arrange pick up or drop your donation off in the office at Shannon Park labeled ATTN:Silent Auction.

Classroom Basket Information for the Silent Auction

Classroom Basket Information

Each classroom has been assigned a theme and will create a basket with the donations received. These baskets will be available to bid on online. Please have your classroom basket donations in by April 30. Digital Academy students can drop off donations in the vestibule. If you would like to help by assembling your child’s classroom basket visit: https://shannonparksitecouncil.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/71132


Here is how you can donate to your child’s classroom basket:

  • Donate New Purchased Items (see basket theme list & ideas below)–donate to your child’s classroom basket based upon the theme assigned, or feel free to donate to any theme listed, all donations are welcome.
  • Send in a Cash Donation or Gift Card–This is always helpful as it allows us to fill in with missing items and purchase bigger ticket items that may fit with the theme. Please place in an envelope labeled with your teacher’s name and amount on the outside.


Thank you in advance for your generous support for Shannon Park. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Ubl at 651-245-1859.

Reserve Your Free ISD 196 Yard Sign!

If you have been looking for a way to show support to our hard-working teachers and staff, now is your chance! Please join The District 196 Foundation in spreading gratitude throughout the district by displaying a (free!) yard sign. Complete this form to reserve your sign. You will receive a follow-up email with information on where and when to pick up your sign. Sign quantity is limited; signs will be distributed according to order of response. Thank you for helping us recognize teachers and staff this spring!

Upcoming Dates

April 1: Last Day to Order a SP Yearbook

April 7- May 7: MCA Testing Window

April 14: Kindness Council Meeting, 10:30a.m.

April 19: Site Council Meeting, 8:00a.m.

April 21: No School - District 196 Staff Development

April 23: Superhero Day

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 emailing sp.attendance@district196.org.

District 196 School Board Officers and Directors

Jackie Magnuson, Chairperson

Joel Albright, Vice Chairperson

Sachin Isaacs, Clerk

Art Coulson, Treasurer

Craig Angrimson, Director

Mike Roseen, Director

Cory Johnson, Director

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