Shannon Park News

October 2023

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Check out the Shannon Park Website for the Extended Calendar and other resources such as the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus, My Payments Plus, PayPams lunch account, Assessment Dates and much more!
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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.

Acts of Character: Empathy

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

Kindness Council Kicks Off First Meeting!

The Kindness Council is a 5th grade leadership group focusing on promoting and spreading kindness at Shannon Park Elementary and in the surrounding community. All 5th graders are invited to be a part of the Kindness Council and the first meeting took place last Friday. The next meeting is on Friday, October 13, from 8:15-9:15a.m.

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Thank You, Mr. Hoover and the RHS Band, for the Performance!

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Would You Like to Honor a Veteran?

Students are invited to ask parents/guardians if there are family members that have served in any branch of the U.S. military. This can include grandparents, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, or uncles. With the help of parents/guardians, students can complete information on the following document to be used in a Shannon Park hallway display. A copy of this document will also be coming home in Friday Folders. Feel free to provide a copy of the family member's photo (non-returnable) if you would like to have it displayed with the document. Please bring document and/or photo to school office by Wednesday, October 18. (Please do not send duplicate copies of the honored veteran if students have siblings, as all will be displayed in the hallways.)

Arrival & Dismissal

School doors open at 9:15a.m. for students with the school day beginning at 9:30a.m. Please do not drop off your child earlier. The school day ends at 3:50p.m. If there are any changes in your child's daily transportation routine, please contact the main office to ensure the classroom teacher gets the message.

Picture Retake Day: Friday, October 13

Picture Retake Day will take place on Friday, October 13.

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Picture Day ID: EVTXJT68S

Unity Day: Wednesday, October 18

All students and staff are invited to wear orange in honor of Unity Day to show unity for kindness and to prevent bullying.

Coming Soon: Culvers Night!

You are invited to attend Shannon Park Night at the Rosemount Culvers on Monday, October 23, between 3:00-7:00p.m. This Site Council sponsored evening is a wonderful community event for you and your family!
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From Our Preschool Friends:

We are off to a great start in Preschool. Thank you for your patience in the parent drop off line in the morning with our young learners as they are not allowed to get out of the car without a teacher coming to the car to get them. If you notice an orange sign in the car window, that is the family of a preschool student. During these first months of school, children have been developing a sense of community, trust, and belonging through relationships with teachers, families, friends and the environment. Children are learning about each other, the materials we use, the routines and rules that help us grow and keep us safe in both our indoor and outdoor environments. Our daily living and pumpkin patch have been very popular. We are looking forward to an amazing year ahead!

Shannon Park Site Council

The Shannon Park Site Council is a group of 11 individuals made up of elected parents, Shannon Park teachers, and staff. Through various programs and events throughout the year, the Shannon Park Site Council (SPSC) aims to support the scholastic efforts of our students and teachers, build a strong school community that includes all students and their families, and raise funds that directly support and impact our entire school community.

The SPSC is here to represent YOU! We encourage each family to reach out and connect to share ideas, ask questions, and address concerns. Feel free to email the SPSC at The email is monitored by ShannonPark Site Council parents. Find SPSC on Facebook to stay informed about all things Shannon Park @shannonparkparents

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October 2: Reading Rockets Fundraising Packets Due

October 2: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

October 6: NO SCHOOL: Data Day

October 12: Fire Prevention Day with Rosemount Fire Department

October 13: Picture Retake Day

October 13: School Spirit Day - Neon Day

October 13: Kindness Council Meeting @ 8:15a.m.

October 18: Unity Day - Wear Orange

October 19: NO SCHOOL - MEA

October 20: NO SCHOOL - MEA

October 23: Shannon Park Night at Culvers (3:00-7:00p.m.)

October 27: Fall Party Day

District 196 School Board Officers and Directors

  • Cory Johnson, Chairperson
  • Sachin Isaacs, Vice Chairperson
  • Sakawdin Mohamed, Clerk

  • Jackie Magnuson, Treasurer
  • Joel Albright, Director
  • Art Coulson, Director
  • Bianca Virnig, Director