Shannon Park News

March 2022

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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!

Looking Sharp for Fancy Day at Shannon Park!

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Kindness Council Surprises Bus Drivers

At the end of their last meeting, Kindness Council members teamed up with Mr. Davis and surprised bus drivers with Caribou Coffee, a Dessert Box with bars, and a homemade card after drivers dropped students off at Shannon Park. We are so grateful for our drivers!

Acts of Character: Respect

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 Respect.

March is National Music in Our Schools Month!

March is the month we celebrate the joy and power of music in our school and lives. Our Shannon Park celebration of Music In Our Schools Month will include:

  • Friday, March 4: First grade music showcase, 1:50 p.m. performance for parents, with livestream link for parents, extended family, students and friends
  • March 7-10: Guest performers will share music with students
  • March 15-18: MUSIC SHARING for all students in grades 1-5! Students in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in music sharing during music classes, (a time to sing or play an instrument for the class if they wish).

Look in March 4 Friday folder for specific times and details.

Celebrating 100 Days of School

CAHOOTS 2022 Summer Program

CAHOOTS math and language arts in one book … a great value!

Parents, Community Education is pleased to again be offering CAHOOTS, a K-5 summer math and language arts correspondence workbook program. The program is portable, flexible and designed to closely match our district curriculum through an engaging and reflective approach to learning. After completing each lesson and checking answers online, students complete an assignment reflection and send to a CAHOOTS Buddy who will send a written response back.

You will receive a letter which includes enrollment instructions the week of February 28. Cost is $43. Final registration is due April 1. Sample workbook pages can be viewed at It is recommended students work on the grade level they will be entering in the fall (i.e. 1st grade is a review of kindergarten), to review and reinforce skills learned during the school year. Please discuss with your child’s teacher, if you feel another level may be more suitable.CAHOOTS should not be considered a replacement for participating in summer school, if your child qualifies. CAHOOTS is not intended to replace regular reading for enjoyment or math activities that strengthen your child’s fluency and love for math.

First Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year!


Yearbooks will be available to order for $15.00 through April 1, 2022.

Ordering Options:

  • Pay with cash or check (payable to Shannon Park Booster Club) along with the yearbook form brought to school.

Yearbook Delivery Date: late May

There are very FEW extras that will be available for purchase.

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Attention Shannon Park Parents!

We have begun planning for our annual Shannon Park Picnic on May 19, and Silent Auction on May 13-19. We need YOUR help making the Silent Auction a success. Please take a second to consider if you, a spouse, grandparent, employer, or even neighbor could donate the following:

  • Items (handmade goods, electronic items, larger giveaway items)
  • Gift Cards (local businesses or your own business)
  • Tickets (Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Lynx, Wild, United, Gophers, Theatre, Concert)
  • Experiences (timeshares, hotel stays, ski passes, ride passes, waterpark passes etc.

Don't have any of these items? You can also donate your time for the silent auction. Help is needed with auction set up and collection of auction items. To donate or volunteer contact Jen Goinz at 701-261-8231, or email

MCA Testing

Shannon Park students in grades 3-5 will take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment between March 29 - May 1. 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.

Show Your School Spirit: Irish Day on March 17

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

Grades 3-5 Kids Heart Challenge: March 1-2

Kids Heart Challenge is rolling out and taking our students on an AMZING Road Trip across American to learn all about heart and brain health, the importance of staying active, and helping others born with or who suffer from heart disease! Join us and the KHC Explorers by clicking on the link:

For your efforts, every REGISTERED student will get a free Wristband Please refer to this ELECTRONIC ENVELOPE to learn more about our heart hero explorers, how to register and Finn’s life-saving mission.

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March 1-2: Kids Heart Challenge

March 4: First Grade Music Showcase @ 1:50p.m.

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

March 10: End of Trimester 2

March 11: NO SCHOOL: Staff Development Day

March 17: School Spirit Day "Irish Day"

March 18: Kindness Council Meeting @ 8:15a.m.

March 18: Report Cards Posted

March 21-25: NO SCHOOL: Spring Break

March 29: MCA Testing Begins at SP

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

  • 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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