Weekly Newsletter, January 10, 2020

Dear 1B Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back!

The students have been great this week and were eager to get back to learning in First Grade!

This month our focus is PENGUINS!  We are learning many facts and creating many penguin projects this month.  The penguin report collection sheet, in the homework packet, is due next Friday, January 17.

We have started to read penguin stories and, already a class favorite, Tacky the Penguin stories.  In math, we started place value and the students are doing a wonderful job understanding tens and ones.  In science we started a new unit; the first graders are Environmental Scientist.  We are studying sunlight, water and soil.  If you could send a small flashlight to school with your child on Monday that would be great.  We are studying about sunlight and shadows and with our weather the way it is sometimes it’s best to make our own sun!

Important Information:

Please send a flashlight with your child to school on Monday, thanks.

 Homework: The new January homework packet was sent home Monday.  There is an important penguin report assignment due next week, on Friday, January 17th.

Operation Warm Feet: 3rd grade is putting on a service project to help the homeless in our community stay warm during this winter season!  Please bring in a new pair of wool socks if you are able, I know Costco has a great selection. 😊  These socks will be donated to the Everett Gospel Mission and Mercy Watch.

Catholic Schools Week:

January 26-31

Open house on Sunday, January 26 10-1pm

No school dates-

January 17- half day, noon dismissal

January 20- No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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!