Weekly Newsletter, November 22, 2019

Dear 2A Families,

The students were very busy this week preparing for conferences.  They are excited to share their learning with you!  In reading, we worked on comprehension activities with fiction literature.  Students are working to complete a reading menu board to demonstrate understanding of a favorite story from the week.  In writing, we focused on gratitude and wrote a Thankful Acrostic poem.  In math, we continued learning about place value by ordering numbers least to greatest and comparing values.  In science, students learned about the hardness of minerals.  In religion, we gave thanks to God for our many blessings!  In art, students created a beautiful Nativity painting with Mrs. Peinado.  We will display this special project in the hallway in December.

Homework and Upcoming Projects

Thank you for turning in the packet due on Thursday.  No homework packet or spelling over break.  The packet due December 6th will be sent home on Monday, 12/2 when we return from Thanksgiving break.  We will focus on two more long vowel phonograms:  /i-e/-pine and /o-e/-home.  Directions and information for the Holidays Around the World report were sent home in a stapled packet on Thursday with each student.  I had the students select their country and wrote their country of choice on the packet.  I will be following up at each conference to check in about your child’s selected country.

Important Dates

Book Fair: December 2nd-5th:  We will visit the book fair on Thursday, December 5th.  You are welcome to send money in a labeled bag or envelope for your child to select books for purchase.

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences:  November 22nd, 25th, and 26th.  I look forward to meeting with each family.

All School Christmas Program:  Friday, December 13th.  This is a special event held at the Everett Civic Auditorium.  The students are working very hard in music class to prepare for this exciting event.  It is always heart-warming to watch their performance, especially as we prepare for the birth of Christ at Christmas.

Advent begins Sunday, December 1st.  We will focus on the ideas of Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love for the season of Advent as we prepare to welcome Christ, the Light of the World.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings,

Mrs. Nicole Martin

2nd Grade Teacher

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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!