Hornet News

January 2022


Congratulations to Martha Schettler, fifth grade teacher, for being named by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year for Shannondale! Join us in celebrating Mrs. Schettler, as this is a well-deserved honor. We are so proud!
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PBIS Shoutouts

PTO News

PTO MEETING – Tuesday, Jan. 18th @ 5:15 p.m.
Our January meeting will be a further discussion on spring events. Join us in person or virtually!

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TEACHER LUNCHEON: Friday, January 14
Email: Breezyt19@yahoo.com if you’d like to contribute! We can still use help for set up and cleanup, as well as a few other items.


Missed being surprised by those adorable little hornets? We’ll kick off the Hornet Swarm in January! Watch for fliers to come home soon.


NIGHT OF THE ARTS — Tuesday, March 29th

We can’t wait to celebrate all of our budding artists at Shannondale! This year Shannondale is expanding this event to include some musical performances, the book fair and food truck options. Mark the date on your calendar … we can’t wait to see you there!

Jan. 9 Martha Schettler
Jan. 16 Ramona Canales

Feb. 9 Ashley Rodriguez

Feb. 10 Jane Williford

Feb. 19 Melody Perkinson

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Foundation News

Foundation would like to thank each and everyone that bought and sold cookies for our Ham ‘N Goody’s Cookie Drive for STEM. We raised $4905 for our S.T.E.M. program at Shannondale. It should be pointed out that we are one of two Knox County Elementary Schools that provides S.T.E.M. for all students K-5th based on parent and community partner support.

Our Skate-4-S.T.E.M. has been hugely successful. Our 2022 dates are February 3rd and March 24th from 5:30-7:30. Come out and skate with us on these nights.

Our next fundraising event will be the 2022 Online Auction and Gala. You will see more details in the next few weeks, but the general information is to save the date for February 26th from 6:30-10:00pm at On Broadway Events for the in-person gala. We will offer the Online Auction beginning the week before the Gala. We will be looking for Event Sponsors, Auction Items, Live Auction Items, and Attendees for the Gala.

Thank you for your continued support of all great things that are offered at our school.

Congratulations to Martha Schettler, fifth grade teacher, for being named by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year for Shannondale! Congratulations, well-deserved.

Community Events:


Please be on the lookout for more information regarding this fun competition and dates coming home with your children!

The "Souper" Bowl is a competition amongst our feeder pattern of schools during January and leading up to the Super Bowl. The thought is to have each school collect canned soups. Once the drive ends, we will count up the items donated at each school and divide that by the total number of students to determine the winner of the Fountain City Souper Bowl.

Covenant Kids Run

Saturday, February 5th at noon at Knoxville ZOO

Free admission to the Zoo that day for those children who register and one adult admission, additional tickets will be half price that day.

Go to https://knoxvillemarathon.com/covenant-kids-run/

Make sure you register under Shannondale.

Cost $20 (students 18-under)

Please Mark Your Calendar for these Important Dates:

Monday, January 17th : MLK Holiday: No School

Thursday, February 3rd from 5:30-7:30: Skate4Stem at SkateTown

Saturday, February 5th at noon Covenant Kids Run at Knoxville Zoo

Saturday, February 26th from 6:30-10:00pm The GALA at On Broadway Events

Tuesday, March 29th : Night of the Arts at Shannondale

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With the uncertainty of weather conditions in the future, please make sure your teacher knows any special circumstances when it comes to early dismissals for your child, especially if your child rides a daycare bus. We thank you in advance.