McCracken Eagle News
January and February 2022
ATHLETIC ATTENDANCE POLICIES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 27
Important Dates--Mark Your Calendars
5 Wrestling Match @ 5 PM
5 iReady Testing
6 Basketball vs Dawkins, 4:30 PM, Home
6 iReady Testing
8 Wrestling Qualifier at Boiling Springs HS
10 Report Cards Home
10 Basketball @ Fairforest Middle, 4:30 PMd
13 Basketball VS Gable, Home, 4:30 PM
15 Clover Wresting Qualifier
17 School Holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Day of Service
19 Peachtree Wrestling Tournament, 5 PM
20 Basketball @ Florence Chapel Middle School, 4:30 PM
22 Wrestling Tournament @ Lexington
24 Basketball @ Carver, 4:30 PM
27 Basketball @ Gable, 4:30 PM
31 Basketball VS Gaffney, 4:30 PM, Home
3 Basketball Make Up Game
7 Progress Reports Home
7 Basketball Quarter Finals, Location TBD
10 Basketball Quarter Finals, Location TBD
12 Basketball Finals BSMS
Get Your 2021-2022 Yearbook!
MacBook Insurance, ID's, Drop Off
Remember to send your $50 check for the first child and $25 for each child after that. You are responsible for all damages. Repair costs start at $300 and replacement is $1500. It is worth the insurance investment.
Want to pay your MacBook Insurance Online!? Just click this link https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx It is quick, easy and convenient.
Please send $5 with your student to school for the purchase of an ID. A new ID purchase is required this year.
Remember our first drop off is at 7:15. A staff member will invite you into school at that time.
Car Rider Information--Drop Off and Pick Up
Parents Please Read The Following Information. We will have staff members available to direct your child to the correct SOAR classroom.
Our earliest drop off time is 7:15. Students should remain in the car with parents until that time. A staff member will invite you into the building.
Bring your patience and some extra time as it always takes us longer the first 2 to 3 weeks of school for arrival and dismissal while we establish routines and procedures.
For last names A - K parents will drop off and pick up in back of the school.
- Please use Emory Road which is the road between the church and the school.
- Please pull all of the way around to the awning area.
- As soon as your car arrives at the awning area your student should hop out of the car and use the sidewalk to enter the building.
- Drivers should follow the directives of the staff on duty for a SAFE and efficient drop off and pick up line.
For last names L - Z parents will drop off and pick up in the gym loop area.
- Please go to the athletic entrance and follow the cones to the drop off zone.
- Please help us keep the line moving by dropping off at the sidewalk area.
- Remember to always pull all the way forward for a SAFE and efficient drop off line.
Free Meals for All Students
No need to spend time shopping and packing lunches this year! Just have your child pick up a delicious breakfast and lunch at school.
Discount Card Sales Are Back! Help our school by selling 3!
Blue Moon $5.00 off purchase of $35.00 or more
Bob’s Car Wash $3.00 off any wash
Broncos (Main St.) $2.00 off purchase of meal
Burgär 10% off
Buritto Hub 10% off purchase
Clock 10% off excluding specials (Sptbg, Gaffney, Lyman)
Dairy Queen Buy 1 Blizzard get 1 of equal or lesser value for .99
Eastside Nutrition ( E.Main St.) Half off of Loaded Tea with purchase of shake
Eggs Up Grill (E.Main St. only) 10% off
Firehouse Subs (Pine St. only) Free 22 oz. drink with purchase of any sub
Hub City Coffee 25% off any purchase
Ike’s Korner Grill Free beverage with the purchase of a meal
Krispy Kreme Buy 1 doz at regular price, get 1 doz original for $2.00 plus tax- Sptbg only
Los Mexicanos Purchase 1 combo (1-40) and 2 drinks get a second combo free
Mama Sue’s Homemade Help Buy a “Grab and Go” lunch, geta cookie free
Master’s Mark 15% off incoming dry cleaning
Monsoon Noodle House Free sweet tea per entrée per card
Mezcal Taberna Mexicana 10% off purchase
Papa John’s Buy 1 large 2 topping pizza for $14.99+ tax, get 1 large up to 2 toppings FREE Pick up only
Pelicans Hillcrest ONLY Buy any size SnoBall, receive 1 topping free
RockyMoo 50% off cookie sandwich mini ice cream or one scoop cup with purchase
Sonic Buy 1 Sonic works burger get 1 free
Star Lanes Free shoe rental with purchase of game
Staymobile 15% off your next repair
Sub Station II 10% off total purchase Asheville Hwy, John B White
Take 5 Oil Change $6.00 off any full service oil change
Fabulous Prizes for Sellers This Year Include
Sell 3 Tickets--1 Homework Pass
Sell 6 Tickets--Ice Cream Sundae Celebration and 1 Homework Pass
Top Sellers In Each Grade Level Receive Fabulous Cash Prizes!
Check out this information from the CDC:
Just a few reminders to keep us all healthy:
- Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the assistance of a fever reducer before returning to school. Please keep children at home until that time.
- Social distancing whenever possible is strongly encouraged.
- Masks are encouraged per CDC/DHEC guidelines but not required per SC Proviso.
- For confirmed COVID-19 or flu, you will need to contact our school nurse for specific guidelines for returning to school. SBRussell@spart7.org
- Drink lots of water, rest and wash your hands frequently.
- Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.
- Stay home if you are sick.
Thank you for your help.
2 for 1 - Help MMS PTSO while you shop with Amazon and Office Depot
If you shop online at Amazon, please bookmark and use the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8818169
AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase to McCracken each time you shop! (No fees are charged for participating.) When you click on the link the first time, you will need to enter:
1. "McCracken Middle School PTSO";
2. Then select "McCracken Middle School PTSO" as your charity of choice.
3. Each subsequent time you log in using the link, "McCracken Middle School PTSO" will show as your chosen charity.
When shopping at Office Depot, just mention MMS and our PTSO receives 5% of each sale.
Social Media Tips and Sites for Parents
This site has a wealth of information about the meaning of music lyrics, movie content and reasons for ratings, trending social media sites and other ways to keep your child safe on the internet. Included is information on safe and unsafe social media sites for your student.
These sites also have a lot of information at a glance:
Super Article For Managing Social Media With Teens......
Parent and Child Social Media Contract for Home.......SO IMPORTANT!
What is SnapChat video......one of the most popular sites for students at MMS using personal devices.