Shannon Park News

June 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!
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Pick Up all Medications in Health Office

Please visit the SP Health Office to pick up any medications, inhalers, clothing, Epi-Pens, etc., from Nurse Erica Drury. All medications not picked up by June 30th, will be discarded.

Lost & Found Items

Please remind your student to check the lost-and-found table for belongings prior to the end of the school year, or please stop by to look for your child's items. All unclaimed items will be donated after June 30th.
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Report Cards

Report Cards will be posted and available online on June 9th.

SP Summer Office Hours

The Shannon Park Office will be open from 7:30a.m. - 3:30p.m., Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed on Fridays and closed on July 4-5.

Summer Library at Shannon Park

Do you need something to read over the summer? Do you miss checking out your favorite book? SP Library will be open on TUESDAYS!


Tuesday Hours:

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


June 14, 21, 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16
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Every Meal Partnership

Dear Shannon Park Families,

We are continuing our partnership with Every Meal this summer to provide weekend bags of non-perishable food for families. The bags will be available in the secure vestibule at every elementary, middle and high school and our three learning centers beginning June 13. You may pick up food between 7:30a.m. - 3:30p.m., Monday through Thursday, at any location that is most convenient for you.

Free Summer Meals: June 20 - August 12, 2022

Free for ALL KIDS ages 18 and under. No income eligibility requirements. Just show up! Hot and Cold meals will be served and must be consumed onsite at Cedar Park, Diamond Path, Echo Park or Thomas Lake Schools between 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Adult lunch is $5.00. Please click below for more details and an additional food opportunity through Open Door.
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Summer Guide for District-Issued iPads

Students will be keeping their district-owned iPads over the summer. This allows learning opportunities to continue throughout the summer as needed. As a family, you can also choose to place the iPad in a safe space until school resumes. Just as teachers are the guides of iPads in the classroom, you as parents/guardians monitor and steer digital use at home.

Developing a Family Media Plan

While additional digital access can be helpful, it is also important to develop guidelines and expectations about safe and responsible use. Below are tools to help with the development of a family media plan. One strategy to help guide conversations about summer expectations is to create a family media plan by going to bit.ly/3G7ovVL. In the article, Media Use in School-Age Children and Adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • Children/adolescents get the recommended 1-hour of daily physical activity and adequate sleep (8-12 hours daily);
  • Children/adolescents not sleep with devices in their bedroom, including televisions, computers, tablets and smartphones;
  • Designating media-free times (e.g. during meals and at bedtime) and locations (e.g. bedroom and kitchen);
  • Ongoing communication with children about digital citizenship, and
  • Developing a network of trusted adults who can engage with children/adolescents through social media and to whom they can turn to if/when they encounter challenges.

Limiting Screen Time on Student iPads - Initial Set Up

District 196 limits which iPad apps students can download and uses web filtering to restrict certain internet content. Parents/guardians also have the ability to add additional restrictions and check their student’s iPad use.


Open Screen Time:

  1. Log into your student’s iPad using their personal login code.
  2. Go to Settings and tap Screen Time, then Turn on Screen Time.
  3. Tap This is My Child's iPad.
  4. Continue through Downtime and App Limits based on your family's preferences.
    1. Downtime gives parents the option of disabling the iPad at a certain time (such as right before bedtime). Unless you add apps to the “Always Allowed” list, nothing on the iPad will function during the set downtime period.
    2. App Limits allows you to set use limits for different types of apps. Most apps available on student iPads are used for educational purposes, so this will likely not be necessary.
  5. Set a Screen Time passcode when prompted (recommended). Make a 4-digit passcode you will not share with your child. Type it in twice to activate the passcode. (Note: If you forget your passcode, please contact the school and it can be cleared.)
  6. Screen Time Passcode Recovery will prompt for an Apple ID. No need to enter an Apple ID, select Cancel in the upper left corner and then tap Skip.
  7. Important: When you are finished, press the round home button to exit Screen Time. This ensures your changes are password protected.

iPad Educational Opportunities during the Summer Months

Some subscription-based apps such as Dreambox and IXL will continue to function using the same login information from the school year. However, there may be some exceptions for students who are unenrolling or moving to a different school. Epic will be accessible between the hours of 7 am - 3 pm Monday-Friday using the same login information from the school year.

Learning can happen inside and outside the classroom and extend into the summer months as well. As always, the iPads are a great resource for our students to create their own projects. There are a variety of apps that can help foster students' creativity over the summer that were introduced to them within the classroom by their teacher. Students can thoughtfully use these apps to learn, create, and explore topics of their choice and areas of interest to empower their learning. Some examples could include:


  • Book Creator: Create their own books describing their summer experiences
  • Clips: Compile a video about a book they’ve read or a topic they’ve studied
  • PicCollage: Remember their favorite moments of school or camp with a digital collage


For more information on apps that support this learning see our Student 1:1 website at bit.ly/3yTxAA2.

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2022-2023 Transportation Forms for Student in Daycare

Each new school year, both the school and district transportation department must be notified of any transportation information, including SACC (School Aged Child Care through the YMCA). If you already know the plan for the fall, please complete the attached Transportation Form and email it to cheryl.senum@district196.org at Shannon Park.
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June 8: Last Day of School

June 9: Report Cards Posted

August 29: Grades 1-5 Open House

  • 4:00-5:00p.m.: Families with Last Names beginning with A-K
  • 5:00-6:00p.m.: Families with Last Names beginning with L-Z

August 29-30: Kindergarten Transition Days

August 31: K-5 Elementary Assessment Days

September 1: K-5 Elementary Assessment Days

September 5: No School - Labor Day

September 6: First Day of School for Grades 1-5

September 7: First Day of School for Kindergarten

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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