Shannon Park News

March 2021

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!
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Cold Hands, but Warm Hearts!

Jersey Day Fun

Kindness Council Happenings

The Shannon Park fifth grade Kindness Council has been keeping busy this year! We have monthly Zoom meetings and focus on how to “Make Life Better for Those Around Us”. Our monthly guest speakers have included Mrs. Malterud, our school Social Worker, Mrs. Burnett from Dakota Woodlands in Eagan, and Mrs. Durenberger, our school Kitchen Manager. These speakers have shared valuable information about things happening in our school and community to help others. We have also sponsored a food drive for the Rosemount Family Resource Center and selected the Spirit Days for this school year.


Kids are getting involved! During hybrid learning, our Kindness Council members were responsible for the daily announcements. “Welcome Back” signs made by Kindness Council members lined the hallways as students entered last week. In person students sign up to be Monday Morning greeters each week to welcome everyone back after the weekend. When new students come to Shannon Park, we have Kindness Council members ready to greet them with a small gift, a pamphlet about our school, and a welcoming smile.


Up next is our Kindness Boomerang project! Students are throwing out Kindness Boomerangs and doing Random Acts of Kindness. A display of these Boomerangs will be up soon. Stay tuned for more from the Kindness Council this year!

1st Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year

Online Scholastic Book Fair Open

Our virtual Scholastic Book Fair is open and runs through Sunday, March 7. Proceeds benefit the SP library and are used to purchase new books. All orders will ship home. You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Click or share the link below to shop for books!

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=shannonparklibrary

Interested in Ordering a Yearbook?

To order a yearbook, please visit: ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code: 4946021

  • $15.00 each
  • Please order by April 1, 2021.
  • Only a limited supply will be available to purchase after delivery in May
  • Delivery Date: End of May

Exciting Heart Challenge Update

Shannon Park is truly an amazing community! We had 159 third, fourth and fifth grade students register for our Kids Heart Challenge. These students chose to keep their heart healthy by taking a challenge to be kind, move more, or drink more water. As of Friday, February 26, the Shannon Park community generously donated $11,052.69 to the American Heart Association. A HUGE thank you to our Shannon Park staff, students, families and community!

March is Music In Our Schools Month!

March is the month we celebrate the joy and power of music in our school and lives. Throughout March our morning announcements will include an all-school music listening trivia game, featuring music from around the globe. During the week of March 15-19, all students in grades 1-5 are invited to participate in music sharing during music classes, a time to sing or play an instrument for the class if they wish (digital classes will do music sharing through zoom). Look in March 5 Friday folder for specific times and details. Students should also listen for surprise musical performances in the parking lot during morning arrival times!

Acts of Character: RESPECT

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

SP Site Council

Attention Shannon Park Parents!

We have begun planning for our annual Shannon Park Curbside Picnic on May 20, and Silent Auction on May 19-23. We need YOUR help making the Silent Auction a success. Please take a second to consider if you, a spouse, grandparent, employer, or even neighbor could donate the following:


  • Items (handmade goods, electronic items, larger giveaway items)
  • Gift Cards (local businesses or your own business)
  • Tickets (Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Lynx, Wild, United, Gophers, Theatre, Concert)
  • Experiences (timeshares, hotel stays, ski passes, ride passes, waterpark passes etc.


Don't have any of these items? You can also donate your time for the silent auction. Help is needed with auction set up and collection of auction items. To donate or volunteer contact Amy Ubl at 651-245-1859, or email spbooster@gmail.com.

A Sampling of Art by Shannon Park Students

Upcoming Dates

March 8: Site Council Meeting, 8:00a.m.

March 8 - May 7: MCA Testing Window

March 12: End of Trimester 2

March 14: Daylight Savings

March 17: Teacher Workshop (No School)

March 18 : School Spirit Day - SP Irish Day

March 19: Report Cards Available Online at 4:30p.m.

March 22-26: Spring Break (No School)

March 31 : Kindness Council Meeting, 8:15a.m.

March 16-17: 5th Grade MAP Testing

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 emailing sp.attendance@district196.org.

District 196 School Board Officers and Directors

Jackie Magnuson, Chairperson

Joel Albright, Vice Chairperson

Sachin Isaacs, Clerk

Art Coulson, Treasurer

Craig Angrimson, Director

Mike Roseen, Director

Cory Johnson, Director

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