Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology: 1.7.2022

January 7, 2022

We are so glad to have our Sharks back to school after winter break! It was a great week and our Sharks worked hard to practice the routines and procedures as we get adjusted to a new semester. It is hard to believe that we only have 90 school days left of school for this year! As we begin the 3rd nine weeks, please try to have your Shark here on time and in class by 8am. Teachers complete many tasks in the morning time. Thank you for all you do to ensure your Shark is successful! We are priviledged to partner with you as each student continues to grow!


Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry


We are so happy to have our SHARKS back at school!

2nd Round of Clubs and Good News Club

Next week, we will begin our second round of clubs. You should have received a letter if your child was apart of this round of clubs.


Good News Club will also begin Monday January 11 for those students that have signed up. If you have not signed up for this club, there is still time. Let your child's teacher know you need a form and we can send one home.

PTO Meeting

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Magnet Mondays

Please share the information below with families interested in joining our MAST school family! During these nights, we will highlight our STEM and Montessori programs. Please note that if you are interested in the Montessori program, you must attend one of these nights.
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Magnet School Email and Applications

The School District of Pickens County will begin sending out magnet information and applications for next school year. However, this is only for "new" magnet students that are not currently here and enrolled at McKissick. There is no need to apply again once accepted. However, in the spring we will send out confirmation forms for our current students. We are so thankful for you!


https://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/o/mast/article/595553

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Family Engagement Opportunities

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Pup Tales

Each month we host toddler story time for children not in school, ages birth to 4. We read a book, participate in sensory activities, and sing songs. In addition to these activities, we will send home an activity and book with you to enjoy with your child. Please share with any families that would like to participate! They do not have to be connected to MAST.


January 11 Pup Tales is cancelled at this time. We hope to have the January 26 date remain.

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Real Men Read

We want to encourage our students to read by emphasizing men around the community reading to them. Any man (connected or not to MAST) is invited to come read to a class. We will provide the book! Please contact Angela Spearman at angelaspearman@pickens.k12.sc.us or 397-2230.
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Yearbook Sales!

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Free 24/7 Tutoring Help for ALL SC Students

SCDE & the State Library System have partnered to provide free access to tutoring for all SC students. Please contact Lauren Phillips at 355-2254 or laurenphillips@pickens.k12.sc.us for log in information.

January Lunch Menu

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

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


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

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