Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

January 20, 2023

Happy Friday!


It was a great week of learning and we celebrated the 100th day of school this week! This means we only have 79 days left! I can't get over how much fun we are having because our days are flying by! Next week is National School Choice Week and we love being able to talk about our school and the focus that allows our students to learn through their interests. I hope everyone has a wonderful week end and we will see you Monday!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

PTO NEWS AND EVENTS

2023 PTO Board

We are so excited to welcome our new PTO Board members:

President- Courtney Wynn

Vice-President-Rachel Slykhouse

Co-Secretary- Chamiya Brown and Samantha Green

Treasurer-Jennifer Galloway

Volunteer Coordinator- Rachel Rhye

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.


MAST APPLICATION


MAST TOURS Sign up

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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.


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

Family Engagement Opportunities

CHECK OUT A FREE BOOKS OPPORTUNITY FOR 29640 ZIPCODE UNTIL AGE 5

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National School Choice Week - Wear Yellow on Friday, January 27th

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Beta Club Spring Service Project- HELP THE HUMANE SOCIETY!

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Reading Corner

Here are two resources to help you ask questions while you read with your students. Please encourage students to read twenty minutes per day. It helps them grow as readers.

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/rel/regions/west/pdf/IES_FCA_1B_QuestionsInformationalText_English.pdf - Informational Text (Nonfiction)


https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/rel/regions/west/pdf/IES_FCA_1A_QuestionsAboutStories_English.pdf - Story Text (Literary or Fiction)

READING SCAVENGER HUNT CHALLENGE - Please email angelaspearman@pickens.k12.sc.us, if you complete this challenge for a free book!

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STEM Corner - Everyday STEM

Here are some fun winter activities that you and your family can complete. If you complete and activity, we loved to see and highlight your student on Facebook and School Bulletin Board. Please send pictures to angelaspearman@pickens.k12.sc.us


https://www.steampoweredfamily.com/winter-stem-activities/

Lunch Menu

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