Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology: 4.1.2022

April 1. 2022

Good Afternoon Shark Families!


We had a great 5 day week! We have 10 days ahead of us full of learning! We also have 2 events next week: STEM festival and PJ skate night. See the details below. I hope you have a wonderful week-end and can't wait to see you on Monday!


Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

Week of the Young Child

Our Primary Montessori Class and K4 Classes will celebrate this week with the activities below!
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Greenville Drive All-Star Readers

Mark your calendars: The Greenville Drive All-Star Readers game will be Sunday, April 24 (the last day of Spring Break). Ticket vouchers will be delivered sometime in the next week or two for those students who completed the reading challenge. We had a total of 75 students who completed their reading forms! More details will be coming later about how to redeem your vouchers and how to get to the game!

The Day the Crayons Quit Musical

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3rd and 4th graders are hard at work in music class preparing a musical! The Day the Crayons Quit will be performed at the Easley High School Auditorium on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm. 3rd and 4th graders will need to arrive at 6pm to get ready. Everyone is welcome to attend, as this is a free and nonticketed event. If you have any questions please contact Ashton Fisher, music teacher, at ashtonfisher@pickens.k12.sc.us. We can't wait to see you there!

Family Engagement Opportunities

iMagine STEAM Festival

Downtown Greenville is hosting the iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival on April 2, 2022. Experience STEAM in the Streets with hands-on learning, interactive activities and live demonstrations from more than 75 exhibitors. All activities are free, and aim to inspire students to iMAGINE their future. MAST will have a booth at this event! Come out and support our school and learn more about STEM! https://www.imaginesteamsc.org/upstate/
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Save the Dates

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PTO Information

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Parent Eating Lunch with Students

As of February 22, parents can come to eat lunch with students. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule this. We are excited to have you back in person!


**Please make sure to email or call ahead. We want to make sure we have room for everyone as all of our classes are back in the cafeteria!

Summer of STEM

Link for signing up or use the QR code to access all forms.


https://forms.gle/GQDFCkWfS1sBja218



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Yearbook Sales!

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April Menu

The lunch menu is below. Just a reminder that all student lunches are free to families this year through federal Covid-19 funding.


***Due to food shortages in the nation, lunch choices are subject to change on a daily basis.


April http://sdpcnutrition.com/Portals/1/Docs/Menu/Right%20Menu/McKissick%20Academy.pdf