Weekly Update 4/8

Hello KA Families,

Holy Week is here, and is it nearly Easter!  This is certainly a year we will never forget. It looks different than we could have ever imagined. But with faith in God I pray that we are able to continue striving for good health, excellence in education, and peace for all families.

  • First of all, thank you, for doing an excellent job teaching your children at home.  Even with all the other stress and worry we are all facing right now, you are doing great work!  Also, thank you, for supporting me as I work to try to supply you and your children with the tools you need to do school at home.  I appreciate your kind words of encouragement.  Our school community is truly a special place, even if we are not physically in the building.
  • As you know, we will not have the opportunity to return to regular school in the SMM building this school year.  This breaks my heart.  However, we will find a way to celebrate the end of the year together- somehow!  When we know that social distancing is ending, we will plan a celebration for the end of kindergarten.
  • The packets you have at home contain work through April 24th (please note that April 13-17 is spring break.)  After spring break, Mrs. Castro and I will be working to compile another packet, which will take us through the end of the year- it will be a big packet!  This will likely be available for pickup on Friday April 24th at the school.  If there are other supplies you are short of at home (glue sticks, crayons, pencils, blank paper, etc.) let me know and I will make sure you get what you need. 
  • We have a birthday on Monday!  Although it is officially spring break, it will be great to sing to our friend, and chat about our Easter celebrations.  We will have a Zoom meeting, if your child would like to join in.

Enjoy Easter with your family and know I am praying for you all daily.  Enjoy the small things at home together.  Keep the faith, hug your family, and know I miss you all,

Mrs. Katie White

Kindergarten Teacher

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White, Katie

Mrs. White is so excited for another great year in KA! She has been at SMM since 2014, and has been teaching in Catholic schools since 2002. Over the years, Mrs. White has taught many grade levels and subjects, but kindergarten is her absolute favorite! She loves being part of the early learning process and seeing the amazing connections that kindergarteners make every day. Mrs. White graduated with a BA in education and history from CWU (go Wildcats!) and earned a M.Ed. from Seattle U (go Redhawks!) She lives in Everett with her husband and two sons. Some of Mrs. White's favorites, in no particular order: Dogs, Chocolate, Hiking, Books, and Snow!