Weekly Newsletter

September 6, 2019

Dear 1B Families,

I am very impressed with the hard work of each student this week!  This week we have been discussing the three ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words, and retell the story.  We also started working on choosing “Good Fit” books.  Our letters and sounds we focused on this week were: h, l, b, and f.  In math, we have been reviewing many skills we learned in kindergarten and working on number sense in our math journals.  We started our science unit on studying how human beings grow; the first graders are excited to be developmental scientists.  As an entire school we attended our first school Mass and the first graders did a wonderful job!

Important Information:

Family Envelope:  The “Family Envelope” went home Thursday.  Please complete the enclosed paperwork and return the envelope to school right away.  There were some very import items in the folder:  emergency form (if you hadn’t already turned this in), technology agreement (needed for student iPad and computer use in 1B!), and picture forms.

School Pictures:  On Tuesday, September 10, we have school pictures.  Our picture time is in the morning, before recess, so the first graders will still look beautiful for their pictures.  For picture day please have your child wear nice free dress clothes.

Curriculum Night is Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall with classroom presentations to follow.  This is an important event to learn about the first grade curriculum and important school information.  I hope to have the chance to meet each of you this night!

P.E. Shoes: Our P.E. days are Wednesdays and Fridays, if you would like to send your student to school in their tennis shoes these days that would be great, otherwise the students do not need a separate pair at school for now.  If you sent a pair already with your child, you may notice the pair still in their backpack. 😊

God Bless,

Mrs. Heidi Harris

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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!