Shannon Park News

March 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!
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Acts of Character: Integrity

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 Integrity.
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Grades K-3 Family Math Night

Thursday, March 9th, 6-7:30pm

Shannon Park Elementary School

We are so excited to bring back our K-3 Family Math Night!

One parent from each Kindergarten - 3rd grade family is invited to join their child for Family Math Night on Thursday, March 9, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is a special night designed for one parent or guardian and their child to have fun exploring mathematical learning activities together. A variety of activities have been planned for you and your child. Come share a night of problem solving, puzzlers and probability through hands-on experiences.

This event is always a huge success, so we hope you will be able to join us for this exciting night! For planning and material purposes, please RSVP by Friday, March 3, if you will be attending!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

5th Grade Kindness Council News

The Shannon Park Kindness Council has been busy! At our January meeting, we had Beth Burnett from the Dakota Woodlands homeless shelter in Eagan as a guest speaker. She talked about the facility, what they offer, and who they help. As a result of the visit, Kindness Council members decided to organize a supply drive. Fifth graders brought in diapers, soap, shampoo, and other necessities, and those were delivered this week. What a difference it will make to residents of Dakota Woodlands! Shown in the picture are Kindness Council members carrying the many donations.

At the February meeting, Officer Katie Ruesink from the Rosemount Police Department came in to speak to the students. She shared about her job and role as a Rosemount police officer, as well as how she became an officer. She talked about the role of officers in schools and why students might see a police officer at Shannon Park. She also had many ideas of how the students can spread kindness in our community, and how important being a role model is. We are so thankful for her time and message!

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Show Your School Spirit: Irish Day on March 17

The Kindness Council invites all students and staff to participate in Irish Day on Friday, March 17. Dress in green and/or wear your Shannon Park spiritwear!

Order Yearbooks before April 1st!

Yearbooks will be available to order for $15.00 each - now through April 1, 2023. Order online at The Shannon Park Code is 4946023. The Yearbook Delivery Date is late May. There are very FEW extras that will be available for purchase.

Site Council Fundraiser: Inver Grove Brewing Co.

On Tuesday, March 21, Inver Grove Brewing Co. is giving back to Shannon Park Site Council 10% of their sales. This includes 10% of the entire restaurant sales, including food, drink and take-out! No code or flier is needed for families!

Site Council Minutes

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MCA Testing

Shannon Park students in grades 3-5 will take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment between April 10 - May 3. While illness cannot be helped, we are asking families not to schedule any appointments or vacations during this testing time. Make-ups are very limited. Please click the button below to access the testing schedule and any testing samplers. The item samplers are used to familiarize students and educators with how the content is presented in the test.

  • Grade 3 Reading: April 13-14
  • Grade 3 Math: April 26-27

  • Grade 4 Reading: April 10-11
  • Grade 4 Math: April 24-25

  • Grade 5 Reading: April 10-11
  • Grade 5 Science: April 18-19
  • Grade 5 Math: May 2-3

Preschool at Shannon Park

Do you know a child who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2023? Connections Preschool will be available for the 2023-2024 school year at Shannon Park. Applications for Connections Preschool for the 2023-2024 school year will be available sometime in February. You can sign up to be notified when the application window opens. Connections Preschool gives children an opportunity to interact with other children in fun, engaging activities while learning important skills. The curriculum supports young children in developing skills in the following areas: creativity and the arts, language and literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, physical and motor, and social and emotional. Children in Connections Preschool assume increasing personal responsibility and independence as they grow and develop. For information, click the link below or contact Connections Preschool teacher, Kathy Adams, at . The link for further information is:

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March 3: 1st Grade Music Showcase

March 6: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

March 9: End of Trimester 2

March 9: K-3 Family Math Night, 6:00-7:30p.m.

March 10: NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

March 16: 5th Grade Kindness Retreat

March 17: Kindness Council Meeting @ 8:15a.m.

March 17: School Spirit Day: "Irish Day"

March 24: Report Cards posted

March 27-31: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

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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