Weekly Newsletter 9/13/19

September 13, 2019

Dear 1B Families,

The first graders are continuing to work hard in class!  This week we have been focusing on retelling the story and checking for understanding.  We are continuing to work on choosing “Good Fit” books.  We started reading in groups this week.  Our letters and sounds we focused on this week were: t and a.  We all wrote our own books of what we can see in our classroom.  In math, we are continuing to work on number sense in our math journals.  We are also reviewing our numbers in our math books and will follow with addition and subtraction.  Each morning we are working on a pattern, graphing, and keeping track of the number of days in school.  We are continuing to study how human beings grow in science.  The first graders are excited to be developmental scientists and have learned about the stages of infant, toddler, and child. 

Important Information:

Next week, morning line up will be in the gym. J

Behavior Calendars-

Your child should be taking home a behavior calendar each night. 

This calendar needs to be returned each day.  If the calendar has a star (any color) or is blank this means your child did not flip a card.  If there is a note written in the space, your child flipped a card.  It is important for each child to understand their behavior is not appropriate, we know they can do better, and tomorrow is a new day!  If you have any questions about the behavior charts please feel free to email me!


The Fun Run is next Friday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m.  If you have not yet registered your child please go to funrun.com.  Our class has already raised $11 per lap, which is GREAT! 

 Have a great weekend!! 

 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!