Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

August 1, 2022

T'was the night before school and all teachers were scurrying to prepare for their students that they were going to be able to love, nurture, and instruct for 180 days!


I truly get chills from head to toe each year on the night before school! It is such an exciting time because we get to have a fresh start, meet new friends, and learn new things! We have worked so hard for our students and we get to finally share our classrooms with them!


Parents, you are welcome to walk your Sharks in on the first day. We will have many staff members available to assist you and help you navigate the school. We ask that you walk them to the classroom and you can exit the closest exterior door to your room. The first day will be the only day that parents will be allowed to walk in. However, we would love to see you on August 11th at 8am in the Shark Tank for our first Coffee with the Principal, especially if you are new to McKissick. We are so excited and can't wait to see you tomorrow!


Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

Important Information for Families

SHARK Spirit Rock

We have a new addition this year to our school! It's a spirit rock to be rented out by families to celebrate their student! The guidelines and sign up link is below. All proceeds will help fund our field trips this year!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vBLqddeF8_VIOX9hdDiv9yMhXzOjgDY4qjpdcpUdO84/edit?usp=sharing

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Tech It Home

Each student at MAST will receive a Chromebook for school and home use for assignments. Each family is responsible for a $25 fee per student to bring their Chromebook home. The link is below or you can use the QR code.


https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=00GLC10TP2O2VR1_ZZ5VJ3ANNBFPAU2

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MAST Summer Reading/STEM Challenge

We hope you have found some good books to read this summer as you complete your challenge! Don't worry, there is still time! Challenges are due August 3, and we will celebrate Friday August 5!


https://docs.google.com/document/d/15OoZIti8WQdErxJ80ZWlA1ktf53hvmEz39guHzMyYbw/edit?usp=sharing

MAST Aftercare - 2022-2023 School Year

Don't forget to sign up for aftercare! The information and link for signing up are both below.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefgIFl-9Cfe07grenlAWYUteRj6HFEmh_zO89HIXJt8zdhRg/viewform



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Community Opportunities

YAMS is Back!

Interested 3-5 grades students will have the opportunity to participate in YAMS. For more information and to sign up, please click the link below.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S-DFfxJlVX2MLLNcDo7SjsQlKzYJWRBq/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101034461329681005719&rtpof=true&sd=true

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