Weekly Update, January 16, 2020

Dear 2B Families,

Our week has sure flown by!  I hope you were able to keep warm and cozy during the past few snow days!  Today, we had a “snowball fight” with paper snowballs in class.  Each student was able to share what they did during their snow days, it was a blast!  We will be elaborating on our short sentences tomorrow during English Language Arts.  Tomorrow, we will also be continuing to prepare for our First Reconciliation and discuss the many achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.  A quick reminder that tomorrow is a half day!

Important Tidbits:

Homework: In spelling we will be focusing on the phonogram sets of “oa” and “ee.”  We will continue to practice these phonogram sets next week, however there will be a new homework packet sent home tomorrow. The new homework packet is due on Friday, January 24th.

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.

1st Reconciliation:  Please take some time to review the “Steps for First Reconciliation” and “Examination of Conscience” pages with your student to further prepare them for First Reconciliation.

1st Reconciliation Rehearsal: Friday, January 17th 6:30-7:30 p.m.

1st Reconciliation: Saturday, January 18th 10:00 a.m.

 Parental Consent Permission Slip: Throughout this trimester, I am going to be evaluated using the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) as I complete my Masters in Elementary Education.  While the primary purpose is to evaluate my teaching, the project will include short video recordings of lessons I have taught.  In the course of taping, with your permission, your child may appear on the video recording.  If you choose not to give your permission, then your child will still participate in the classroom instruction as usual.  S/He will just be seated out of camera range.  The video recordings will be used solely for purposes of evaluating my instruction.  This permission slip will be coming home with your child tomorrow.  Please have your child return this form by next Friday, January 24th.

Warmest wishes,

Addison Borseth

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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!