MACS Family Resources

Week of March 23-27, 2020 - Volume 1

We Are Here to Support Your Family During Remote Learning

MACS Families, we want to support your child and family during this period of remote learning. As a district, we are committed to providing you with up-to-date resources, ideas for at home learning and ways to keep your child engaged in the learning process.

This newsletter will be published weekly for all MACS Families. You can find this resource on our MACS website, Twitter (@MACSchools) and Facebook.

We have also developed a new Learning Support for Families Google doc, this will be published on our MACS website as well.

Full STEAM Ahead At Home!

Mount Airy City Schools believes in our Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM) Framework for learning. Below are many resources to help you continue moving forward with STEAM in your home during the remote learning period.

Learning Happens in the Kitchen

Each week we will highlight opportunities for learning at home in the kitchen. Kids of all ages can participate in the process of food prep or cooking. See this week's healthy and kid-friendly recipes.
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National Agriculture Week

The week of March 22-28, 2020 will be used to celebrate the importance of agriculture in our world. Surry County is a rural part of North Carolina with many family farms that support not only our communities but the agriculture industry as well.

Check out the National Ag Day website, organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) site for more information about this special week.

While learning from home, have your child check out possible (click here) Careers in Agriculture that may align with their personal interests.

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MACS Parents Share Out

We know that our MACS families are #MACSawesome and totally rocking this remote learning time. Feel free to share out your best tips and practices for at-home learning with our team. You can share via Twitter by tagging @MACSchools and using #MACSawesome.

You may also submit your best practices to our Teaching and Learning team by emailing Penny Willard at Each week we will highlight families for the fabulous teaching and learning being done at home.

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National Scribbles Day

Please see more information copied below from about ways to engage your child in a fun day that everyone can enjoy this week. We believe in the importance of our "A" in STEAM, which incorporates the arts in our learning processes.


National Scribble Day on March 27 inspires children to kindness through art.

Each of us starts out as a little colorful, wrinkled up human being with eyes, nose and sometimes a shock of hair. Our personality develops as we go. We’re a bit like a scribble.

Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when eyes and a smile are added. Somehow a personality leaps onto the page and with it, encouragement for children to grow and express themselves. The positive result looking back at them spreads a surge of joy that is infectious.

That’s what’s so wonderful about scribbles – anyone can make them no matter their ability. This means everyone from Grandpa to the smallest family member can join in the day. Gather up the crayons in every color and scribble up smiles for everyone!