Shannon Park News
RFRC Guest Speaker Visits Kindness Council
We are so grateful for our Paraprofessionals and Clerks!
Balloons over Shannon Park
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.
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: https://district196.ce.eleyo.com/
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