Weekly Update 4/17

Hello KA Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, and I hope your child enjoyed a week with “no school” for spring break.  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.

  • The packets you have at home contain work through this Friday.  Mrs. Castro and I are 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 will also be sending home personal items from the classroom: spare clothes, gym shoes, headphones, etc.
  • The second (final) lesson for Virtus: Talking about Touching is scheduled to be taught this week.  This lesson will be video recorded, and then students will be required to draw/write a response.  Please watch the video together with your student and discuss together.  The lesson is about safe touches, safe adults, and who to tell if there is a problem.  *There is a parent opt-out option for this, if you request it.  Although no one from KA opted out for the fall lesson, if you would like an opt-out form for this lesson please let me know.   
  • “Class pictures” are coming up this week!  This week we were originally scheduled to have class pictures taken.  Although we will not be in the school building, I would love to make this tradition happen in a new way.  When the students are graduating from 8th grade, they will love having a collection of their class photos each year- even if their kindergarten photo is unique!  Parents, I will need your help to make this happen!  Please have your child dress in their school uniform, and take a photo of them in front of a plain background (such as a white or light colored wall) in bright light.  Please take the photo vertically (the tall way) and show your child’s full height.  Example attached.  Email me your photo, and I will work to compile these photos into a KA class picture for everyone in our class.

Sending prayers for good health and peace to you all,

Mrs. Katie White

Kindergarten Teacher

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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!