Fins Up Newsletter

McKissick Academy of Science and Technology

December 30, 2022

It is almost 2023! I hope all of our families have enjoyed their holiday break! We will soon be bringing in a new year! It is so hard to believe. We also start a fresh, new semester with 90 days left in the school year. This semester is so important for each grade level's development and I can't wait to see all of our Sharks back at school! Students return on Tuesday, January 3rd! See everyone then! Have a wonderful weekend!

Committed to Success,

Heather Touchberry

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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Book Fair

Our Book Fair this year earned $3,500.00 in FREE BOOKS for our library! We couldn't have done it without you, so thank you very much!

If you would like to continue to support our library, here is a link to an Amazon Wish List of books that students have requested or that are missing books from series that we already have. I will happily place a book plate in any book that you donate in honor or in memory of someone that you would like to recognize. Thanks for all you do to keep our kids enjoying reading!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/C8V0ADX5FJM7?ref_=wl_share

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

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Reading Corner

As your child reads or listens to you read at home, here are some great before, during, and after questions to ask them to guide their comprehension of the story. Remember, a good reader doesn't just read the words, but understands all they read!


https://lexile.com/parents-students/tools-to-support-reading-at-home/21-questions-ask-child-book/

STEM Corner - Everyday STEM

Get your children involved in doing STEM at home! Here are some great activities to get you started this winter.


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

Lunch Menu

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