Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

February 3, 2023

Happy Friday!

We had a wonderful week of learning! There is a lot of information for the upcoming weeks in this newsletter. Also, we have 4K and 5K registration available if you have younger Sharks ready to start school based on their age before September 1, 2023. We would love to have as many younger Sharks as possible! Send me an email if you have questions or need more information. Have a great weekend and we will see you Monday for a full 5-day week. :)

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

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Earn FREE Baseball Tickets? Here's the Greenville Drive Reading Challenge!

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From Mrs. Mayo and Ms. Wilson

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The students will receive the forms on Monday, February 6th. The students will be given all candygrams on Friday, February 10th. Please send money with all orders.
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SKATE NIGHT - February 23rd

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MAST Applications for NEW Students

Applications are now OPEN for new students that would like to apply for our Magnet and Montessori programs. If you have friends or family members interested, please use the link below. There are also tours and open house nights available at the second link.



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MAST Fundraisers

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! Please be sure to pay AND sign up on SignUp Genius.

School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

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Family Engagement Opportunities

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Beta Club Spring Service Project- HELP THE HUMANE SOCIETY!

Last week to donate items for this service project will be Wednesday, February 15.
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Reading Corner - Nursery Rhymes and Songs

For our youngest learners learning to rhyme is a really important skill. Rhyming is a concept that helps children understand how sounds work together. Some children begin to do it when they are talking. They may say train, rain, pain and giggle. It is all a part of early literacy concepts. You can even make it a game to see if they can rhyme with you. Don't worry, there will be plenty of made up words. Sometimes, these bring giggles and fun to your conversations.

Here are a few links to rhyming games and nursery rhymes.


Free Online Rhyming Game


In honor of African American History Month, we are linking this article to famous scientist and inventors. There are many careers represented such as: astronauts, chemists, and engineers.

We have also included a segment on our SHARK NEWS to recognize these accomplishments.

African American Scientist and Inventors

February Lunch Menu

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February School Events

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