Weekly Newsletter September 27, 2019

Dear 1B Families,

This week we continued to focus on retelling the story and using beginning sounds to sound out words.  We are also learning how to make predictions when we read.  Our letters and sounds we focused on this week were: m, s, n, and w.  We also started our vocabulary journals this week and have learned about tittle pages and the table of contents.  In math, we finished chapter 1 and started chapter 2 on addition.  We are continuing to study how human beings grow in science and will have our first science test on Friday, October 4, a study guide will come home next week.  The first graders are excited to be developmental scientists and have learned about the stages of infant, toddler, child, adolescent, and adult.  Next week we will learn about our habitat.  The first graders did a wonderful job at mass in the parish hall this week.

Important Information:

Morning line up is still in the gym. 

The first graders are taking the Fall MAP Test in the next two weeks.

On Wednesday, October 2, we will take the Reading MAP Test and on Tuesday, October 8, we will take the Math MAP Test.  Please make sure your child has a good breakfast on these mornings and gets a good night rest before.

Homework starts on Monday, September 30.  Your child will take home a packet that is due at the end of the month.

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

This calendar needs to be returned each day, please make sure your child is taking to school each day.  Thanks J

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!