Shannon Park News

November 2020

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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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Enjoy More of Fall with Leaf Paintings from Grade 2!

Acts of Character: Gratitude

The Shannon Park Acts of Character Program revolves around teaching, promoting and recognizing positive character traits in students. During the month of November, we will be focusing on the character trait of Gratitude. Gratefulness is more than a feeling - it involves action! Gratitude is letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life.

Sign up Now for Conferences

It is not too late! Please sign up for parent teacher conferences, happening on November 4-5, by clicking here or call the school office today to schedule your conference. Shannon Park teachers look forward to this time with parents!

Thank You for Your Service!

Shannon Park students were invited to participate in making cards for Veterans at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Thank you to all those in our community who have served and our Shannon Park Family members that are serving today.

Our Digital Learning Academy students are Missed and Loved!

Action Required: Internet Permission Needed

At the beginning of the school year, families are required to walk through the Emergency Card process in Infinite Campus. This process not only allows families to update emergency contacts, but it also asks families to give internet permission for their child. Many families have not yet checked the box for permission to use the internet. To complete this, families need to go through the Emergency Card process in Infinite Campus. If you have questions about this process, please contact the school.

A Note from the Art Teacher: Mrs. Stahl

Hello Shannon Park Families!


Thank you for all you have done to make the start of the year go so well. We are busing learning about Art at SP in the Art room and remotely in the Digital Academy. I am so impressed with the hard work, creativity and artistry being done.


Every year SP partners with Square 1 Art as a fundraiser and a way to celebrate the work of are amazing students. Digital Academy students received information earlier and those in the Hybrid will get their stickers and catalogs soon.


Important dates:

Online orders due = Nov. 23rd

Product arrives to SP = Dec. 9th


Thank you for all you do to help support the Arts and make Shannon Park the very best school around.

Help Needed!

District 196 is in need of both Teacher and Clerical Substitutes. You can substitute teach with a 4 year degree in District 196 by obtaining a Short Call Substitute License at https://mn.gov/pelsb/ . Along with that license, you will need to attend an orientation for Short Call Substitutes with District 196. Please consider signing up at https://www.district196.org/services/human-resources/substitute-teaching . Clerical Subbing covers a wide variety of duties with very flexible hours. Please consider your availability and if your able to help out. To attend and an orientation, visit https://www.district196.org/services/human-resources/clerical-substitutes . All questions can be directed to Barb Hall barb.hall@district196.org .

Do You Love Art ? Join our Art Adventure Team!

We are seeking volunteers to join our Art Adventure team as PICTURE PEOPLE! Picture People are volunteers that attend a training and then go into classrooms to facilitate conversations and learning. Art Adventure is a Minneapolis Institute of Art program that engages students with works of art from MIA’s collection through the support of thousands of trained, school volunteers. To learn more about Art Adventure, please click HERE.


In a year that looks different in many ways, Art Adventure is no different! In years past, picture people attended an in-person training at the MIA and then visited the classroom to share the works of art within our chosen theme for the year. This year, picture people will be engaging in a digital training from home and videos will be created by our Shannon Park Art Adventure team that we will share with classrooms of both learning styles. As requested by the teacher, we will also be available for live Q and A sessions where we dig deeper into the individual artworks of our theme. You can click HERE for a general description of the picture person role, knowing we have made adjustments this year due to Covid-19.


As a picture person, your commitment would include:

1. Watching a 25 minute video introducing this year’s theme and the 6 artworks we will be sharing with students (Nov. 2020)

2. Attend a digital training session (approx. 45 minutes) to learn more about the art works in our collection and how we can share them with our school community (Nov. 2020)

3. Taking part in creating video content to share with students (optional) (Nov. & Dec. 2020)

4. Participating in digital, scheduled Q and A sessions with classrooms (Jan. 2021)


If interested in becoming a Picture Person for the 2020/2021 school year or for more information about the program or volunteer commitment, please contact the Art Adventure coordinator, Lindsay Piram by emailing her at lindsaypiram@me.com.

Upcoming School Spirit Day: Western Day

Plaid shirts, boots, hats, jeans and more! Jump in the fun November 19-20 for Western Day!


  • November 19: Western Day for Cohort A
  • November 20: Western Day for Cohort B & Digital Learning Academy

Upcoming Dates

November 2-4: Turn in Reading Rocks Materials

November 4: Parent Teacher Conferences, 12:00-8:00p.m. (Zoom)

November 5: Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00p.m. (Zoom)

November 6: No School

November 16: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

November 18: Kindness Council Meeting @ 10:30a.m.

November 19: Western Day for Cohort A

November 20: Western Day for Cohort B & DLA

November 26-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School

District 196 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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