Weekly Newsletter, May 28, 2020

Hello 2B Families,

I hope you had a restful and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!   As we are nearing the end of the school year, the students often fall into a bit of an end-of-year slump.  I will keep providing engaging activities and hosting our weekly Zoom meetings to keep everyone connected!  There are many celebrations to look forward to as well!  Today marks the start of our annual SMM School Auction, however this, like many events this year is a bit different than other years.  We are looking forward to a successful first “Stay Home Auction!”  Please see below for more information regarding our beautifully creative 2B Classroom Projects!

Important Tidbits:

End of the Year Reading Assessments:

On Wednesday’s checklist, there will be directions for each student to complete an assessment in RAZ-Kids as their end of year reading assessment.  This is to help gauge reading progress and will not adversely impact any student’s grade for 3rd Trimester report cards.  Please help your child find a quiet place to work independently.  The assessment should take approximately 20 minutes and will help next year’s teachers plan and prepare the best course of instruction for each student for the beginning of 3rd grade.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

2B Zoom Meeting Friday, 5/29 at 10 AM:

*More details to come later about the topic of Friday’s Zoom Meeting!

Topic: 2B Zoom

Time: May 29, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Mrs. Mallahan’s Retirement:

Mrs. Mallahan is retiring after 32 years of teaching at St. Mary Magdalen!  To help with her sendoff, we are putting together a video full of thanks for passing her joy and love of reading onto the SMM Community.  Please take a picture of your student or student(s) with their favorite book and send to Melissa Morrier-Turk at MMorrierTurk@stmarym.org by this Friday, May 29th. If your student would like to write a note to Mrs. Mallahan or hold up a poster with an affirmation (thanks, you rock, etc.) that would be great as well!  Thank you for helping make this retirement for Mrs. Mallahan a special one!

SMM Online Auction:

Keep an eye out for our 2B projects during our first Stay Home Auction!  Mrs. Thuyns did an amazing job with our auction projects this year!  The 2B class project is reusable shopping bags decorated with our own uniformed students and artwork!  These are a staple for future shopping trips, handy, and adorable!  We also have a basket filled with New York Times Best Sellers and favorite picture books!  Thank you to all of you who donated to both projects!  Visit the auction site here and Happy bidding and thank you for supporting St. Mary Magdalen!  😊

 

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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!