Shannon Park News

November 2022

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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!
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November's Character Focus: 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 2-3, by clicking here or call the school office today to schedule your conference. Shannon Park teachers look forward to this time with parents!

Scholastic Book Fair Hours

The book fair will be open for students on Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, from 9:15-9:30a.m. The book fair will be also be open during conferences for families on Wednesday, November 2, from 4:00-8:00p.m. and on Thursday, November 3, from noon - 8:00p.m. The online book fair is also open from October 31st until November 13th. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/shannonparkelemschool

Community-wide Service Project

This year's community service project is sponsored by the Kindness Council and is in partnership with the Rosemount Family Resource Center. Shannon Park Elementary is collecting non-perishable food items for this community organization and a tangible way for students to practice gratitude and compassion. If you would like your child to participate, please drop off or send any items with your child to Shannon Park between November 14-30. (NO GLASS JARS / CONTAINERS.)


Items of Need:

  • Boxed potatoes or rice
  • Individually wrapped rolls of paper towels
  • 48oz or smaller container of vegetable oil
  • Jams, jellies and peanut butter
  • Canned mandarin oranges, pineapple or cranberry sauce
  • 15oz or smaller cans of tomato sauce
  • Quick bread mixes/muffin or cake mixes
  • 5lb bags of flour
  • Toilet paper
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Shannon Park School Spirit Day: HAT DAY

Each year, the Kindness Council brainstorms school spirit days. "Hat Day" is taking place on Friday, November 11. All students and staff are invited to wear a hat on this day!

We Appreciate our Bus Drivers!

We are so grateful for our Shannon Park Bus Drivers who faithfully transport students safely every day! In honor of School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, our 5th grade Kindness Council members greeted bus drivers to recognize each one for their efforts to go above and beyond in order to transport students to school every day!

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Thank You for Your Service

Thank you for your participation in honoring family members for Veterans' Day. The hallways are filled with so many Shannon Park family and community members! Thank you to all those in our community who have served and our Shannon Park Family members that are serving today.
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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Burdick, 1st Grade Teacher

My name is Megan Burdick, and I live in Rosemount with my husband, Jason and two kids, Jackson (5 years old, a kindergartner at SP) and Aria (6 months old). I grew up in Rosemount and went to Shannon Park as a student! I feel so lucky to be back at a place I loved so much growing up.

This is my 11th year of teaching. Prior to this year, I taught kindergarten at Southview Elementary in Apple Valley. As a teacher, I love building relationships with students, creating a true classroom family within the walls of my classroom, and helping each student develop a true love for learning. Before having kids, I also coached soccer, basketball and track at Rosemount High School. Sports are something I absolutely love and a big part of who I was growing up. I played soccer, basketball and ran track in high school (at RHS) and played basketball in college at the University of Minnesota, Crookston too.

Besides being active, my family loves spending the summers at our family cabin, being outside, watching movies, playing games and spending time with those we love most. Shannon Park is a community like no other! I feel so fortunate to be back as both a teacher and parent. Thank you for making Shannon Park what it is and for being so welcoming!
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November 2: Parent/Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair, 4:00-8:00p.m.

November 3: No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair, 12:00-8:00p.m.

November 4: No School

November 7: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

November 11: School Spirit Day - Hat Day

November 11: Kindness Council @ 8:15a.m.

November 24: No School - Thanksgiving

November 25: No School - Thanksgiving 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.

District 196 School Board Officers and Directors

  • Jackie Magnuson, Chairperson
  • Cory Johnson, Vice Chairperson
  • Sachin Isaacs, Clerk
  • Art Coulson, Treasurer
  • Joel Albright, Director
  • Sakawdin Mohamed, Director
  • Bianca Virnig, Director
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