Shannon Park News

February 2021

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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!

Music Educator of the Year

The Minnesota Music Educators Association is proud to sponsor the award, Music Educator of the Year, given for demonstrated excellence in music teaching and learning. Congratulations to our Shannon Park Music Teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Radspinner, who was selected as the Music Educator of the Year! Thank you, Mrs. Radspinner, for sharing your creativity, energy and passion for music education with students and families in both the Shannon Park and District 196 Communities.

Check out these Shannon Park Music Highlights from our Students!

Enjoy Shannon Park Music highlights, featuring students from Grades 3-5 Hybrid Classes, Digital Academy, and in-person students by clicking below: (Video length is just over two minutes)

Welcome Back, Students in Grades 3-5!

Thursday, February 4: First day of in-person learning for grades 3-5.

Picture Retake Day: Friday, February 5

Students wanting to have their school portrait retaken, or who were not able to attend our original picture day, should plan to visit a LifeTouch photographer at Shannon Park on Friday, February 5. DLA students may visit Shannon Park between 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. to have their picture taken. Please see the attachments below for ordering information. Please visit and enter the SP picture ID: EVT8DFDVK

Middle School Band - It's Not Too Late!

This year only, due to COVID, students will be able to participate in band, in 6th grade, if they did not participate in 5th grade band. Click to see band video below!

Kids Heart Challenge

Our tradition continues! Shannon Park is kicking off our 29th Kids Heart Challenge Event. It is open to grades 3, 4 and 5. Look for information in Wednesday pick up (DA) or in Friday Folders (in person). We are looking forward to a great event!

Please Return Library Books!

This is a reminder to return any overdue library books! Books can be dropped off anytime during school office hours, 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. Thanks for your help!

Jersey Day - Friday, February 5

The Kindness Council is excited to announce the next school spirit day, Jersey Day! Students and Staff are invited to wear their favorite team t-shirt or jersey on Friday, February 5!

Wednesday "Late Start" Logistics

On Wednesdays, the school day starts at 11:55a.m., with doors opening at 11:40a.m. Students using the YMCA SAC Program or Tier 1 Childcare arrive earlier.

The bus stop time for Wednesdays is 2 hours and 25 minutes later than the Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday bus pick-up time. (The afternoon drop-off time will remain the same.)

The last curbside pick up will take place on Wednesday, February 3, between the hours of 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. For those needing curbside, please avoid school starting and dismissal times of 11:40a.m.-12:00p.m. and 3:30-3:55p.m. Following February 3, DLA Families will be invited to access the materials in the vestibule area.

Student & Teacher Connection Days

  • Elementary parent-teacher conferences (originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11) have been replaced with student-teacher connection days. These are similar to summer assessments involving teachers meeting one-on-one with students. Student-teacher connection days will be during the day Wednesday and Thursday, so there will be no school for K-5 Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 10-11.

  • Friday, Feb. 12 remains the same, with no school for students in grades K-8.

  • There is no Tier 1 Childcare on February 10-12, however, the YMCA is offering fee-based, full day care at three district sites.

Community Education Opportunities at Shannon Park

The winter after school registration deadline is this Monday, February 1. Check out the variety of in-person and virtual enrichment opportunities for students in all grade levels. Register now by clicking on the after school link below.

Shannon Park Elementary Winter After School Registration

Shannon Park Winter After School Brochure

In-person classes are held at Shannon Park from 3:50-4:50p. Transportation is not provided so parents must be able to pick up at 4:50p. Students who are registered for SACC will return to that program upon class completion. Any questions may be directed to Community Education at 651-423-7920.

Do You have Tech Questions or Need Tech Support?

We want to help you with any technology questions that come up! Please complete the form and our technology staff will reach out to you. Technology Support Form

Additional Technology Resources can be found here:

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

District196 Board Officers & 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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