Shannon Park News

December 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!

December Character Focus: Compassion

The Shannon Park Acts of Character Program revolves around teaching, promoting and recognizing positive character traits in students. During the month of December, we will be focusing on the character trait of Compassion.

School Spirit Day: Cozy / Pajama Day

Each year, the Kindness Council brainstorms school spirit days. "Cozy Day / Pajama Day" is taking place on Friday, December 16. All students and staff are invited to wear cozy clothes or pajamas.

RFRC Guest Speaker Visits Kindness Council

The Shannon Park Kindness Council partnered with the Rosemount Family Resource Center (RFRC) for this year’s community service project and hosted a food drive from November 14th-30th, requesting donations of non-perishable food items. At the November Kindness Council meeting, Tom Halloran came to speak about the project. He talked about how the donated food items benefit families in our community who are experiencing food scarcity. Our donation makes huge impact! Thank you for your participation!
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We are so grateful for our Paraprofessionals and Clerks!

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Balloons over Shannon Park

Second grade students have been studying "Balloons Over Broadway," a book about Puppeteer Tony Sarg and the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They have been learning about parades around the world and created their own themed floats for a mini-parade.

Site Council Minutes

The Shannon Park Site Council (SPSC) aims to support the scholastic efforts of our students and teachers, build a strong school community that includes all students and their families and raise funds that directly support and impact our school. The Site Council meets once a month at 8:00 a.m., and the minutes can be read below.

3rd Grade "Be Kind" Project

During Mr. Evenocheck's 3rd grade community unit and discussions about perspectives, they were curious about how many different languages are spoken here at Shannon Park (More than 20!) and they wanted to acknowledge all of our students with their “Be Kind” wall project. But why stop at 20 languages? The 3rd grade classroom translated the phrase, “Be kind” into 78 languages. The “Be Kind” wall is meant to be interactive. It’s pretty cool. Not every translation is perfect, but when it comes down to it, being kind is understood in every language.

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Jensen-Gordon, DAPE Teacher

My name is Jackie Jensen-Gordon and I am the new DAPE (Adapted Physical Education) teacher. I am at Shannon Park in the afternoons and I share time with Diamond Path Elementary. This is my first year teaching in District 196 but not my first year of teaching! I have been in education for about 20 years; teaching anywhere from early childhood to college! I most recently spent many years teaching middle school P.E. & Health in Farmington.

Myself and my husband, Craig, along with our 3 children live in Farmington and my kids attend Farmington schools. Julia is a senior (she’s off to play volleyball at MSU-Billings next fall), Marshall is a sophomore (he loves to play basketball and baseball), and Jameson in 4th grade (he loves any sport!) - they are active in their school and community and keep me very busy. I have a passion for sports as well, as I coach volleyball and track and field for FHS. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach my daughter the last few years. Spending this time with her, and being on the sidelines with my sons, are life moments that I savor! I am very excited to be working for District 196 and thrilled to be back to teaching Adapted Physical Education. I have a passion for supporting people of all abilities in their journey to be physically active, and will be an advocate for equitable opportunities. Shannon Park is an amazing school, with kindness overflowing in every part of the building! Thank you for being such a welcoming community.

Community Education Opportunities

Community Education offers a variety of academics, arts and athletics for students to explore, discover and achieve during out of school time. Chart out a season full of fun and learning where there are infinite possibilities. The sky's the limit and we invite you and your family to be inspired, engaged and enriched with District 196 Community Education. Check it out here:

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December 1: End of Trimester 1

December 2: No School - Staff Development Day

December 5: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

December 9: Report Cards Posted

December 16: School Spirit Day - Cozy Day/Pajama Day

December 16: Kindness Council Meeting @8:15a.m.

December 23 - January 2: No School - Winter Break

January 3: School Resumes

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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