Weekly Newsletter, February 28, 2020

Dear 1B Families,

This week we focused on letter writing skills.  The first graders are learning letters start with a heading and greeting, then the body of the letter and end with a closing and their signature.  We practiced this skill by writing letters to ourselves and mailed them.  Mrs. Olson showed us how the scale and mail stamp machine worked.  The first graders were very impressed.  We then sent the letters in the mail, so look for a letter this week and let us know what day the letter arrives, thanks.  We also have been reading stories about writing letters.  In math, we are working on patterns, symmetry, and odd and even numbers.  We will finish this unit soon and move into fractions. 

In science, we started a new unit on animals and their habitats; we are zoologists.  In religion, we are focusing on Lent and following in the footsteps of Jesus.  The students will start attending Stations of the Cross every Friday at 2:15 during Lent, this is a way help us become closer to God and be prayerful and reflective during this Lent season. 

Important Information:

Dr. Seuss Day Monday:

On Monday, March 2 we will celebrate Read Across America Day with a reading day in class.  Please send your child with books and a stuffed animal to enjoy and celebrate this fun day.

Field Trip:
Tuesday, March 3 is our Community Transit presentation and bus ride.

We will go on our own community transit bus here at school, ride around the neighborhood practicing our good bus behavior and return to school about 20 minutes later.  This is a fun field trip and learning opportunity for the first graders.

Save the date Field Trip:

March 20th Zoo Field Trip

On Friday, March 20th we will go to Woodland Park Zoo to connect our science learning and view the animals we have been studying in class.  We encourage all parents to attend this field trip so please make sure you are up to date on Safe Environment training.  More information will come home with your child next week. 

Auction Basket Email:

Please read the auction basket email and help with our class auction basket.

March 13 No School

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!