Shannon Park News

January 2022

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Check out the Shannon Park Website for the Extended Calendar and other resources such as the Parent Portal, Lunch Accounts, Staff Information, Assessment Dates and much more!
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Acts of Character: Acceptance

The Shannon Park Acts of Character Program revolves around teaching, promoting and recognizing positive character traits in students. During the month of January, we will be focusing on the character trait of acceptance.
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City Engineer Speaks to 4th Grade Students

Mr. Brian Erickson has been coming to speak to 4th grade classrooms since he became the City Engineer in 2017. He teaches students about the Rosemount Public Works Department, the city water system, water conservation, and water towers. As part of their Hydrology Unit, the 4th grade students use what they have learned from Mr. Erickson to build and design their own water towers.

Kids Heart Challenge!

The tradition continues! Shannon Park will once again be participating in Kids Heart Challenge. This is our 30th year participating. Through the years, the amazing Shannon Park community has generously raised over $477,000 in support of the American Heart Association. Students in grades 3, 4 & 5 are invited to participate. More information to come early February!

5th Grade: Minnesota Student Survey

Our school district is asking students in grades 5 to participate in the 2022 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS). Federal law requires us to notify parents of this school activity. The MSS is conducted in schools across our state every three years. A letter was sent to all 5th grade families in December providing more details about the survey. The MSS will be administered on Thursday, January 20, 2022. If you have any questions about the survey, or would like to view a copy of the survey, please contact Christine Golembiesky at 651.423.7670 or christine.golembiesky@district196.org. If 5th grade families do NOT want their child to take the MSS, please return the form letter to Christine Golembiesky by Friday, January 14, 2022. Below is another copy of the letter communication that was sent home to all 5th grade families.

SP Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Weber, Child Study Secretary

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"Shannon Park, this is Maria..." That's what you hear if you call the office, and I love to help! I have been Shannon Park's Child Study Secretary since March of 2020. I help families and teachers in the office and I especially help Special Ed teachers with paperwork for their students. This job keeps me busy and really allows me to interact with all of you! Before working at Shannon Park, I was a paraprofessional at Highland Elementary for 8 years. Prior to that, I was a stay-at-home mom to my boys Matt (19), Nick (17) and Tommy (15) in teamwork with my husband, Mike of 21 years. I enjoy being outdoors (from about April to Nov!) and exploring nearby regional parks. We have also visited a few national parks that have been really fun road trips with my guys. I enjoy reading, music and laughing with my friends...but must admit, I'm a terrible cook! Yikes! I'm looking forward to many more years with the teachers, staff and families of Shannon Park!

Show Your School Spirit: Sports Day

The Kindness Council invites all students and staff to participate in Sports Day on Friday, January 28. Wear a favorite sports related shirt or jersey from your local team, college or professional team!

District School Calendar Changes for 2022-2023

The School Board approved a change to the 2022-23 district calendar to add Kindergarten Transition Days (half days) on Aug. 29 and 30, with the first day of full-day classes for kindergarten on Sept. 7. The board added Kindergarten Transition Days this year in order to provide the benefits of the program to all incoming kindergarten students. Input from parents and teachers provided broad support to continue to offer these half-day experiences to all kindergarten students next year and in future calendars.


The revised 2022-23 district calendar also clarifies that Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 will be the first two days of school for students in grades 6-12 next fall. These were identified as Student Success Days in the first version of the 2022-23 calendar approved by the board in December 2020. Elementary assessment days will also be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, and the first day school for grades 1-5 will be Sept. 6. There will be no school for all students Friday, Sept. 2 and Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5. Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 was also changed to a day of no school for all students and staff, and in exchange the last day of school for all students was moved back one day to Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

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January 3: School Resumes

January 3: Site Council Meeting @ 8:00a.m.

January 14: Kindness Council Meeting @ 8:15a.m.

January 17: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20: 5th Grade Minnesota Student Online Survey

January 21: NO SCHOOL - Data Analysis Day

January 28: School Spirit Day - Sports 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.

District196 Board Officers & 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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