April 2, 2021
April 2 Updates
Next week is Spring Break. Holiday care will be available for those Infant/Toddler and Primary families who pre-registered. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate drop-ins.
During the week of April 12 - 16, MSA will be administering the STAN 10 to students in grades 4- 8 and the ACT to students in grades 10 & 11. Parents will receive more information from their child’s teacher regarding the specific testing schedule.
Last year due to COVID, MSA was unable to hold our annual Spring Benefit & Auction. Soon you will be receiving information about how we have adapted this event so that we can safely raise funds for our vital tuition assistance program. Spring Benefit is our largest and most important fundraiser each year. Proceeds from this event allow us to offer financial aid awards, as well as tuition discounts (annual pay, sibling, alumni, military, etc.). By providing tuition assistance, MSA is able to:
increase our enrollment;
broaden our community;
keep tuition affordable for all!
I hope everyone has a very relaxing and enjoyable spring break! If you do travel or participate in holiday gatherings over the break, please continue to take precautions so that we can all return to campus safe and healthy. (If you have any questions or concerns about possible COVID exposure or symptoms, please contact Nurse Merriman at firstname.lastname@example.org before returning to school.)
Happy Spring Break!!!
Dr. Dana Hill
Dates to Remember
April 2 - All Programs Closed
April 5-9 - Spring Break - School Closed, IT-PR extended day available
April 12-16 - Stanford 10 / OLSAT 8 testing week (grades 4-8)
April 13 - ACT test date
In the coming week, many students will be on #SpringBreak. And while you may be on a break, COVID-19 isn't. Continue to physically distance, wear your mask and get tested before and after your break if you travel.
For additional travel information:
MSA will be closely monitoring illnesses for several weeks following spring break. If you suspect or have a known exposure and are showing symptoms consistent with Covid, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider about being tested for Covid-19. MSA continues its commitment to provide a safe and healthy academic environment Please stay safe during Spring Break and continue to follow the public health measures set by the CDC and SCDHEC so we can return to a strong end of the school year.
Have a safe and healthy Spring Break!
Susanna Merriman, RN
Toddler One Photos
Lower Elementary Activities
In this language work, students create sentences after labeling the biome using different colored cards. This student has labeled the nouns using the black cards and will then move on to the next sets of cards to learn articles, verbs, prepositions, adverbs, and conjunctions.
Parts of Speech
In this work, the parts of speech are represented by different colors and symbols. The student lays out the symbol cards and then labels them with their parts of speech and a description.
Favorite Foods Graph
Students in Lower Elementary got to put a "skittle" on this board to mark their favorite food. Once everyone voted, a student who chose the graph work was able to make a bar graph out of the data.