Weekly Update 5/15

Hello KA Families,

Can you believe we are down to the last month of school?  Although this has been a unique year, to say the least, I am so proud of how well the students are doing!  Sometimes May is a time when students start to “lose steam” and motivation for school work, even in the classroom setting, but stay strong!  Your hard work is paying off!

I was just reminded that this coming Friday (May 22) was originally scheduled to be a teacher inservice day.  Although we teachers cannot meet as planned, we will be honoring that day as a no-school day for students.  This means that your student will have an extended four day weekend coming up with Memorial Day!  I hope this helps bring some much-needed rest and downtime for your family.

Spirit Week continues!  Here is the schedule:

Monday 5/18: Pajama Day

Tuesday 5/19: Sports Day (or Green and Gold Irish)

Wednesday 5/20: Crazy Hat Day

Thursday 5/21: Throwback Thursday

Friday 5/22: NO SCHOOL

Monday 5/25: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

*After Memorial Day, I will be setting up one more one-on-one Zoom meeting with each student to conduct a final reading assessment (DRA, developmental reading assessment). I will send a separate email next week to schedule these!

We will be having a fun and optional Zoom meeting on Tuesday (May 19th) at 10:00 am.  Link below at the end of this email. This will be a Home Scavenger Hunt!  If your child would like to participate, please have them gather the following things ahead of time and bring them to the meeting to share!  Be creative and have fun!

  • Something you made
  • Something that begins with the first letter of your name
  • Something that has a face on it
  • Something that smells nice
  • Something made out of wood
  • Something that reminds you of SMM

The SMM Online Auction begins on May 26, be sure to check it out!  It looks like there are some great items, including our KA class art project (thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Flores for constructing this beautiful cross for our class!) and some awesome gift baskets and other items.  I am excited for the opportunity to be able to bid on items and support SMM from home.

Thank you for all you do to help your child continue to learn at home!  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

Continued prayers for health and peace for all our families,

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!