Weekly Newsletter, June 8, 2020

Good Morning, 2B Families,

We have officially entered our last week of school!  I am continually amazed by the students’ engagement and hard work, especially their wonderful writing for the “Diary of…” writing activity on Friday.  I am confident that they are ready for third grade.  There are still a lot of unknowns as we enter summer.  I know that each student has made progress and growth during this trimester of distance learning.  Tuition contracts have been sent out to all of our families.  Please prayerfully consider signing to have your child attend St. Mary Magdalen for the 2020-2021 school year.  It is my hope to see each student at SMM next year.  We are blessed to have you as a part of our community!

Important Tidbits:

Assignments for this Week:

  • The assignments for this will be lighter toward the end of the week.  I would still like to see a picture or writing about what the students are doing on these days.  Thursday will be “Pamper your Parents Day” and Friday will be “Game Day” with ideas of fun games to play as a family, including a Bird Scavenger Hunt (fingers crossed the rain holds off!).
  • Goodbye Mr. Ramseyer assignment on today’s Daily Checklist.  Let us show our appreciation to Mr. Ramseyer as we near the end of our school year.  We want to wish him luck in his new adventures in life and thank him for everything he has done for our school in two short years.  Please take time to write a thank you note, make a short video or design a card.  Other possible suggestions: take a picture with a sign that says thank you/we will miss you or draw a picture for Mr. Ramseyer.  Use your imagination and creativity to show that his time at our school was memorable!  Please submit your positive notes in the assignment titled “Goodbye Mr. Ramseyer” in Mrs. Framel’s Google Classroom.  Her class code is jb6nfmh, if you aren’t already a member.  Please submit your notes no later than Wednesday, June 10th.   Let’s give him a proper IRISH sendoff!

End of Year Zoom Meeting:

We will have a final Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 10th at 11:30 AM.

End of Year Drop-Offs/Pick-Ups:

Please refer the list I sent out on Friday for library books and laptops that need to be returned on these days.  I will also have end-of-year memorabilia to be picked up.  Even if you do not have anything to return, I hope to see you at some point this week! 😊
Check-in times are:
Wednesday, 6/10 – 9:00-11:00 AM
Thursday, 6/11 – 1:00-3:00 PM
Friday, 6/12 – 12noon-2:00 PM
**2nd grade check-in/drop off will be in the SMM upper parking lot.

Summer Resources and Bitmoji!:

Mrs. Martin and I are working to put together a list of resources to keep your child learning during the summer.  We will have access to Epic! for at least part of the summer.  I will share the list of resources with you as soon as it is completed.  Additionally, I am hoping to leave our Google Classroom open.  Your student will be receiving a “Flat Stanley Ms. Borseth Bitmoji” to take on reading adventures, math adventures, and family adventures during the summer.  I will be leaving a document open for the students to share their adventures and keep in touch with each other.  It is my hope, that with this, the students will be able to continue their relationships with each other and continue to learn from one another, too!

We will always be the 2B 2020 class.  A family that worked together through a tough time.  Your hard work and support at home is recognized and valued!

I hope you have a great start to your week, and I look forward to seeing you at school during the drop-offs/pick-ups.

All my best,

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!