Weekly Update 5/21

Hello KA Families,

I hope your family is able to enjoy a little down time over the long weekend.  Remember, we have no class Friday or Monday, and we will be back to remote learning on Tuesday.  (Friday June 12th is the last day of school.)

Thank you for your continued support for your child during this period of online learning.  I have been so impressed with the continued learning the students are demonstrating at home!  Keep up the great work, summer is near!  I miss the kids so much, but it makes me happy to know that they are continuing to learn and grow at home with your guidance and support.

As we near the end of the school year, I will schedule one final one-on-one zoom meeting with each student to assess their DRA reading (Developmental Reading Assessment).  I am hoping to complete these next week; please let me know if there is a certain day that works best, and what time your family prefers.  Each meeting will take approximately 15 minutes.

  1. 8:00- 10:00 am
  2. 10:00 am- 12:00 noon
  3. 1:00- 3:00 pm
  4. 6:00- 8:00 pm

As you may have heard, our school librarian Mrs. Laura Mallahan, is retiring after 32 years of teaching at SMM.  For a special retirement tribute, Mrs. Morrier-Turk is collecting photos to compile a video gift for her.  If you would like to share a photo of your child reading or with their favorite book, that would be wonderful!

Tuesday, May 26th will mark the start of our school auction, which will be online this year.  There are many great items and baskets to bid on, including our KA art project that Mr. and Mrs. Flores so generously put together for our class.  I know I am excited to bid on some items and show support for SMM!  Please look for information in the school newsletter or direct email regarding how to participate in the auction online.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!  I am here to help in any way I can, even in these unusual times.

Praying for God’s blessings of health and peace in your 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!