Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

November 4, 2022

It's been a great week of learning! I hope everyone has a great weekend and looks forward to another great week! Tuesday, November 8th is a day off from school for election day! We also have a lot of things going on next week as well. Our Artist in Residence will be here and Veteran's Day will be celebrated Friday. I have attached the lunch for Veteran's day. We love to make a special time for our families and their Veterans! National STEM Day is also Monday, so make sure to wear any MAST attire to celebrate our school! We love that we get to have a STEM environment every day of the year! Thanks for all you do!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

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Library Needs

The library is in need of plastic bags (like Wal-Mart or Ingles grocery bags) for our upcoming Book Fair after Thanksgiving break!

Making Sammy Come to Life

We are excited to announce a partnership with a local residence to make a real life Sammy the Shark! We will be working on this school-wide project November 9-11. We need your help to make this happen! Please see the graphic below and have your child wear the correct color shirt to help us build the body of Sammy on November 10!

We are also in need of empty tin cans (soup cans) and plastic bottles. Please send in anything you can to Mrs. Phillips by November 9!

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Beta Club Food Drive

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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!

Family Engagement Opportunities

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PTO Ballots

Nomination information was sent home. Please be sure to nominate someone you would like to represent you as parents on our awesome PTO. These nominations are due by Friday November 11.

Media Center Maker Space

Our Library/Coding Corner is in need of materials to fill their Maker Space for students. If you have any of the following items, please send them in. Thank you in advance for your donations!

~Paper towel, toilet paper, and gift wrap cardboard tubes

~Shoe boxes

~Yarn and string

~Duct tape

~popsicle sticks

~plastic lids of all colors and sizes (from water bottles, milk cartons, Gatorade, etc.)

~Milk cartons

~Egg cartons

~Plastic water bottles

Community Opportunities

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STEM Corner - Everyday STEM

These are great ideas to do at home with STEM: The Best Fall STEM Activities For Kids This Fall (

Lunch Menu

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Get Your SHARK Merchandise