Weekly Newsletter, October 25, 2019

Dear 2B Families,

In second grade this week, we have been learning about all sorts of exciting things.  In science, we discussed magnets and magnetic attraction.  The students were thrilled to find various objects in our classroom that their magnets were attracted to.  In language arts and spelling, we met “SHeldon the friendly SHeet ghost” to discuss our “sh” digraph and today we met “TooTHy TH” a tooth wizard.  In language arts, we have started drafting our leaf creature stories that we will be sharing with you at conferences in November.  In math, we began discussing place value.  The students are grasping the concepts so quickly that we will be ready to move into the hundreds place value by next week!

Please see below for more information regarding our Halloween festivities beginning tomorrow with the Halloween Carnival and a sign-up for our classroom Halloween Festival!

Homework and Spelling: In the upcoming week, we will be focusing on “wh” and “ch” digraphs in spelling.  The homework packet is due on November 1st.  The Fall Report is due November 15th. 😊

Halloween Carnival (10/25): 6-9:00 p.m.

Join SMM families for this fun-filled event!  Students may wear their costumes for the carnival.

Halloween (10/31): We will have a Halloween gathering for the class next Thursday, October 31st in the 2B classroom from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.  We are planning to have several activities for the 15 students in the class including: Pumpkin Cookie Decorating, Halloween Bingo with Candy Corn, Toilet Paper Mummy, dancing and more!  In order for our party to be successful, we need some help!  Please use the signup.com link, we are looking for 3 parent volunteers and various items:  https://signup.com/go/SVuHDVx

Halloween and All Saints Day Expectations: (If you dress up for Halloween, you must dress up as a saint on All Saints Day Friday, November 1)

  • Costumes are not mandatory. Participation is optional.
  • No masks
  • No weapons of any kind, including weapon replicas and toys, such as a light saber
  • No Clowns (I know this may seem extreme, but I would rather be cautious with all this scary clown over the past couple years.)
  • Light face paint is O.K. (Please don’t go overboard.)
  • The nature of the costume needs to appropriate for all grade levels. Please be mindful of the fit and length of costumes.
  • No mouth items, such as fake teeth and lips (We do not want to hinder a student’s ability to participate in class.)
  • Students will be participating in classes as normally scheduled. Therefore, if your child has P.E., please choose or alter a costume to allow a student to participate fully in required physical actions.
  • All hair dye, face paint, nail polish, etc. must be removed by the next day or a student will be subject to disciplinary action.

All Saints Day (11/1)-Dressing up for Halloween means dressing up for All Saints Day!  Come as your favorite saint for our Saint Parade in the gym before Mass at 11:00 a.m.  While today is First Friday, it will be FULL uniform if your child does not choose to dress as a saint.

  • Here are some ideas for Saint costumes:



Thank you in advance for your help and support!


Addison Borseth

Second 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 is in college and our daughter is a Junior at AMHS. 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 and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!