Shannon Park News

November 2023

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Check out the Shannon Park Website for the Extended Calendar and other resources such as the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus, My Payments Plus, PayPams lunch account, 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 1-2, by clicking here or call the school office today to schedule your conference. Shannon Park teachers look forward to this time with parents!

Lost & Found

Please stop by the Lost and Found during conferences to look for any items belonging to your child! At the end of conferences, all items will be removed and donated. The Lost and Found table is located near the gym.

Shannon Park School Spirit Day: "Fall Day"

Each year, the Kindness Council brainstorms school spirit days. "Fall Day" is taking place on Friday, November 17. All students and staff are invited to wear flannels, sweaters and fall colors!

Scholastic Book Fair Hours

The book fair will be open during conferences for families on Wednesday, November 1, from 4:00-8:00p.m., and on Thursday, November 2, from noon - 8:00p.m. If you can’t make it to the Fair, you are able to shop at our school’s Book Fair online. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Every online purchase will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

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. If you would still like to honor a veteran, please complete the form below, or pick a form up during conferences near the main office!
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We have been very busy in Preschool. We had a visit from the Rosemount Fire Department, a visit from a nature specialist, parent day, and many other amazing experiences. We have transitioned into our nature unit and are learning to observe the changes happening in the world outside and how those changes impact us. We are learning that the many changes in the weather mean we have to dress differently on different days and sometimes, we need to dress differently on the same day. Jackets, hats, and mittens are going on and off this time of year and we are learning how to take care of these items for ourselves. We have had several opportunities for nature hikes and experiences in the natural wetland around the school. While in the natural wetland, we learned about safe sticks and how to build stick houses for the critters who live there. We learned about predicting what things will sink and float in the small stream and we learned that when shoes accidently slip in, they get wet. We are learning that our classroom extends beyond the walls of the school. We are truly becoming a school family.
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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 13-28. (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

Waistband Pants Needed in Health Office

Nurse Erica Drury is in great need of any gently used, elastic waistband pants for our students! All sizes are needed for both boys and girls. Thank you!
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November 1: Parent/Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair, 4:00-8:00p.m.

November 2: No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair, 12:00-8:00p.m.

November 3: No School

November 6: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

November 8: Las Tortillas Fundraiser, 3:00-9:00p.m.

November 10: Kindness Council @ 8:15a.m.

November 17: School Spirit Day - "Fall Day"

November 23: No School - Thanksgiving

November 24: No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 27-30: Grades 2 and 4 CogAT Testing

November 29: TOPS Fundraiser, 3:00-7:00p.m.

November 30: End of Trimester 1

December 1: No School - Staff Development Day

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

  • Cory Johnson, Chairperson
  • Sachin Isaacs, Vice Chairperson
  • Sakawdin Mohamed, Clerk

  • Jackie Magnuson, Treasurer
  • Joel Albright, Director
  • Art Coulson, Director
  • Bianca Virnig, Director
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