Weekly Newsletter, April 20, 2020

Good Afternoon, 2B Families,

I hope you had a blessed Easter and wonderful spring break in the sunshine!  I wanted to send along a couple updates as we get started on a new week of distance learning.  Next week, we will be utilizing a new reading resource website called Epic!  I hope to use this to help with assigning “good-fit” books, planning reading groups, and daily assignments.  I would like students to have a chance to explore the website this week and get comfortable using it as a resource.  More information about Epic!, a 2B personalized video about Epic!, and how to help your student get logged in can be found below.  I will also post this in our Google Classroom. 😊

Important Tidbits:

Class Picture: We are collecting pictures of each student for our class picture, since we were unable to get ours this spring.  Mrs. Buenvenida (Marianna’s mom) will be collecting and putting the pictures together in a Brady Bunch/Zoom-like fashion.  If you would please send her a picture of your child, from the shoulders up (if possible), that would be great!  Pictures can be sent to the email address annaRmarcB@gmail.com.  Thank you for helping make this possible!

2B Zoom Meeting Schedule (Wednesday 4/22 and Friday 4/24)!

Topic: 2B Earth Day Meeting

Time: Apr 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting – information was emailed to you and listed in google classrooms

Topic: 2B Friday Check-In

Time: Apr 24, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting – information was emailed to you and listed in google classrooms

Epic!

We are going to start using this useful learning tool called Epic! – the largest and safest digital library for kids.  It allows students to freely explore their interests for endless learning fun.  I will be assigning books and monitoring student progress through this program.  Please see below for instructions on how to help your student log-in.  I have also created a short introductory video to show students what can be found on Epic!  I am very excited to embark on this reading journey and I think the students will be thrilled too! 😊

Using a laptop or Chromebook?

Open up your web browser and

  1. Go to www.getepic.com/students
  2. Log in with your class code 
  3. Select their name and they’re in!

OR

Using a phone or mobile device?

After launching the Epic app

  1. Select “Have an account? Log In” then click “Students & Educators”
  2. Log in with your class code
  3. Select their name and they’re in!

Enjoy the sunshine!

Sincerely,

Addison Borseth

Second Grade Teacher

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Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son will be a Junior at Archbishop Murphy High School and our daughter will be a 7th grader here at SMM. As a parent, I have been an active member of the SMM community, most recently wrapping up my role as the Parent Club President this year and V.P. last year. I have also been an active member of the auction for the past 8 years, along with numerous opportunities to volunteer in my children’s classrooms and through club activities. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM as a parent and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!