• Determination of ESY eligibility will be made based on data collection from September- January.  ESY Revisions and updates to IEPS held from March - December will be made in February. Parents will be notified via Remind whether or not their child qualifies for ESY.


    As a reminder, all current students in my class will no longer be taking the PASA, and will instead be taking the PSSA. Please contact me with any questions. 

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  • August 28, 2020

    We're headed back to the classroom!

    Here are some important announcements:

    To have enough room to social distance, we have moved to Room 303. This is directly across the hall from Room 304. It is much larger, and there are large windows to bring in natural light!


    We are going to try to use technology as much as possible, rather than pencil/paper. This will help lesson the spread of germs, as well as provided practice in case we have to return to remote learning. (We hope not!)


    Many parents have asked whether their student needs everything on the grade level supply list. Typically, a life skills student will use 2 spiral notebooks, 2 pocket folders, and pencils. In addition, tissues and hand sanitizer are always welcome!  It is very important that your child have working earbuds or headphones. 


    We will be using 2 new curriculums in our class this year. We have a new Math Curriculum (Connecting Math Concepts) and a new comprehensive curriculum called Unique Learning System. (ULS) We will continue to supplement reading with Quick Reads. 


    Unfortunately, we will not be taking field trips or taking part in our school wide jobs for the foreseeable future. We are fortunate though, that the ULS program has activities to practice ADL and Vocational skills.


    This year will certainly offer challenges, and in all honesty, some obstacles and frustration. We will be spending class time working on lessening stress and self regulating our emotions. (This will benefit the teachers as well!) We are remaining optimistic, and promise to do our very best to provide your children with the best year possible!!


    Please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

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Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education BS Special Education MS Educational Technology

Mrs. Marie Hallquist


Marie Hallquist


Teacher in the Life Skills classroom at Catasauqua Middle School.

I am fortunate to have a job that I love, working with students who bring joy to my life on a daily basis. 

 We strive to create an environment in which our students will recognize their individual strengths and reach their potential.