Updated Newsletter, November 15, 2019

Dear 1B Families,

This week we focused on Thanksgiving and turkeys.  We read many turkey stories and wrote from the perspective of the turkey.  We continued to work on author’s purpose in reading and writing.  We finished our writing using author’s purpose to persuade and the first graders are excited to share their writing at conferences.  We are continuing to review short vowel sounds. In math, we finished our chapter on graphing- bar graphs, pictographs, and tally charts.  This week we started unit 2 on addition and subtraction to 10, focusing on addition.  In science we are continuing to study plants, this week we talked about deciduous trees and their fruits and seeds.  We cut open an apple and observed the seeds inside.  In religion, we have been focusing on what we are thankful for.  The first graders have made beautiful thankful art projects. Have a great weekend!

Important Information:


Next week on Friday, November 22 and the following week on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26 we have conferences.  Conferences are student led, this means your child will come to the conference to share their work.  We cannot wait to show you all their hard work.

No school dates in November-

Friday, November 22- Conferences

Monday, November 25- Conferences

Tuesday, November 26- Conferences

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday November 27, 28, & 29 for Thanksgiving

 Please let me know if you have any questions.

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!