Weekly Newsletter, December 6, 2019

Dear 1B Families,

This week we jumped right into celebrating Advent and the Christmas season.  We created beautiful mosaic advent wreaths which are displayed outside our classroom.  This month we are attending mass every Wednesday in the gym as a whole school for advent.  We read advent stories and Santa and reindeer stories this week.  In writing we are working on general and specific with reindeer.  We are continuing to work on retelling stories and remembering details of what we read.  In math, we started subtraction and the students are doing a wonderful job connecting their addition skills to subtraction.  Today we started fact families and the students are quickly understanding what fact families are, I am very impressed.  In science we are continuing to study plants, we are focusing on evergreen trees and their seeds.  As a reminder this month the homework is just reading, please remember to sign your child’s December reading calendar log each night they read, thank you.  Also remember next week on Friday, December 13 is the Christmas Program at Everett Civic Auditorium please encourage your child to practice their songs at home, thank you.

Important Information:

Save the date for the school Christmas program December 13

Friday, December 13 is the school Christmas Program at Everett Civic Auditorium 2415 Colby Ave

  • First Graders should arrive by 6:45 pm.
  • First Graders will sit with their teachers in the auditorium
  • This is a night to dress up – students should wear nice clothes.   

No school dates in December

Christmas break December 20-January 5, school resumes on January 

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!