Weekly Update, January 24, 2020

January 24 2020

Dear 1B Families,

The focus this week has been penguins!  We took our penguin fact charts and turned them into reports on the computer.  We also made many penguin art projects this week.  The art projects will be displayed at our open house this Sunday, January 26th.

We read more Tacky the Penguin stories this week and reviewed retelling in writing.  In math, we are continuing to work on place value.  In science, we are Environmental Scientist, studying sunlight, water and soil.

The First graders are leading our celebration during Catholic Schools Week in the Parish Hall on Friday, January 31st at 2:00.  We hope you are able to join us. The seating for parents and guests is in chairs in the back and sides.

Important Information:

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. The drive ends on Friday, January 31.

Catholic Schools Week: January 26-31 REMINDERS BELOW

Open house on Sunday, January 26th 10-1pm

Students wear their uniforms to church on this day and receive FREE DRESS on Monday, January 27th

Monday, January 27th– Community Day: Celebrating our Volunteers

Students who attended Mass and wore their uniform receive FREE DRESS today! Teachers will be handing out candy to parents at drop off and pick up and if you can stay, we invite all school and classroom volunteers to celebrate YOU from 8:30 am – 9:30 a.m. over coffee and pastries in the John Paul II extension portable.

Tuesday, January 28th– Student Day and Peace Day

Wear your Peace Day shirt or uniform to school.

Thursday, January 30th – Celebrating Vocations & PENGUIN DAY!

The First Graders are celebrating Penguin day- black and white free dress on Thursday. In addition, if your child has a penguin stuffed animal or black and white animal they would like to bring in for the day they can bring it.

Friday, January 31st Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and our Distinguished Graduate

We will celebrate our Distinguished Graduate for 2020, Jane Mason. She will be honored in the Parish Hall at 2:00 pm.

The First Graders will lead us in a prayer service for National Catholic Schools Week honoring our Distinguished Graduate.

LOOKING AHEAD:  We need shoe boxes for an art project- February 3

We are also celebrating Groundhog Day on Monday, February 3 and making fun groundhog projects.  Please send your child with a shoe box for this project. We will use the boxes to create groundhog houses.

If you have any extra wrapping paper, wallpaper scraps, “pizza” tables…the little tables they put in the center of the pizza when you get it delivered, etc. (anything to make the box look homey) please send that too. Any small boxes (like matchbox size) are also great. They make wonderful T.V. screens or microwave ovens for our groundhogs. Use your imagination!

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!