Weekly Newsletter 9/13/19

Exciting Full Week!

We had a wonderful and full week this week! Students were up and moving with lots of hands on activities and the beginnings of projects. In History, we have been learning about Washington State Symbols. They should all know the state bird (American Goldfinch), fish (Steelhead Trout), tree (Western Hemlock), dance (Square Dance), flower (Coast Rhododendron), Fruit (apple), Insect (Green Darner Dragonfly), and nickname (The Evergreen State).  I will give “secret” extra credit to those who read this and quiz their kid at home on those facts! Just sign a piece of paper saying you quizzed your student and bring it in and they will get 5 points extra credit on Monday!

We have been studying the elements that make up fairy tales in Language Arts.  We studied some traditional fairy tales and their “fractured” counterparts.  These are modern twists to the stories, where maybe the wolf really wasn’t the bag guy in the Three Little Pigs, or Jack didn’t steal the golden eggs from the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, but helped him instead. We have started our first class novel study of Tuck Everlasting as well to keep with this theme.  The kids even began writing their own Fractured Fairytales!

In Math, we have been looking at place value.  The students built structures out of place value manipulatives as a math challenge! They then had to figure out how many units were used to build their tower.


Thank you Mrs. Gaffney for coming in and teaching our first art lesson of the year!

Also, thank you all who attended Curriculum Night on Wednesday! You rock!


The Math place value page that went home Thursday is due Monday.

Keep the blue sheet for Spelling Tic Tac Toe in your binders! This sheet can be used week after week.

It is CRAZY SOCK DAY on Monday!  Excellent work with the Fun Run Fundraiser!


Please help reminde your student to complete spelling Tic Tac Toes by Friday.  They only have to do 3 activities and only need to use their highlighted 10 words.

If you come across unscented baby wipes on your grocery store trips, I would love some for the classroom!  I am good with cheap generic store brand! Thank you Thank you!!


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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!