Good Evening MOSAIC Families,
We will welcome our kindergarten through second grade students back to MOSAIC beginning next Tuesday. Dr. Gaines announced last week that K-2 students would begin in a blended model starting on Tuesday, September 22nd. Students with the last names beginning with A-K will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday. Students with last names beginning with L-Z will attend school on Wednesday and Friday. Monday will be a virtual day each week while we are in a blended model similar to what students experienced in the connected model. Of course, Mehlville@Home students will remain 100% virtual during the course of a week.
It has been great keeping all MOSAIC students together, no matter if a family selected Mehlville@Home or if a family has chosen to return to school. As we shift to the blended model next week for our K-2 students, there will also be shifts in student placement. MOSAIC is creating studio bands consisting of two grade levels per band (i.e. K-1, 2-3, 4-5). Kindergarten and first grade students and teachers will be paired together, second and third grades together and fourth and fifth grades together. Starting next week, Ms. Huettenmeyer will fully transition her role from a 1st grade connected teacher to working with the K-1 families that have selected Mehlville@Home for their child. Ms. Meyers will begin working with 2nd and 3rd grade students who have selected Mehlville@Home. Since we are only in a blended model for K-2 at this time, all 4th and 5th grade students who have selected Mehlville@Home will continue to remain with their current teacher in the 100% connected model. Students who are currently with Ms. Meyers in 3rd grade, but did not select Mehlville@Home will transfer to Mrs. Layton’s roster. When the district shifts to the blended model for 3-5 grades, students in 4th and 5th grades who have selected Mehlville@Home will begin working with Mrs. Klang.
We have selected to keep Mehlville@Home at MOSAIC for several reasons. First, this gives us the ability to allow all MOSAIC students, no matter if they are virtual or in person to remain connected to the MOSAIC school community. It also allows us to keep all staff at MOSAIC to work with our students. We are very grateful for these two opportunities. Because three teachers from two grade levels will be working with students from those grade levels in person, we are also able to keep teacher to student ratio small when in-person.
Below are the grade level teams:
Kindergarten/First Grade Band
Mrs. Comer, Mrs. Donaldson, Mr. Fuhrman (Mrs. Huettenmeyer – Virtual)
2nd Grade/3rd Grade
Mrs. Alles, Ms. Daubach, Mrs. Layton (Ms. Meyers – Virtual)
4th Grade/5th Grade
Mrs. Bradley, Ms. Lazzara, Mrs. Werner (Mrs. Klang – Virtual)
I am asking kindergarten through 2nd grade families to please join me Thursday, September 17th at 6pm for my presentation about how blended learning will look at MOSAIC and the protocols we will have in place to keep students and staff safe.
School Hours/Student Arrival/Student Dismissal
Beginning on Monday, September 22nd, MOSAIC’s school hours will be from 9:10am-4:00pm Tuesday through Friday (Virtual hours for Mondays in the blended model are from 9:00am -2:20pm.) Student arrival begins at 8:55am on the playground parking lot. I will be sharing a video describing this procedure later this week along with our dismissal procedures. Student dismissal begins sharply at 3:55pm. I ask that all families be on MOSAIC’s parking lot before 3:50pm for the safety of students. All families have been assigned a parking row for afternoon dismissal pick up. K-1 families will pick up their child on the playground parking lot. 2nd-5th grade families will pick up their child on the lower parking lot.
Student Lunch Options
The district recently shared that breakfast and lunch is free for all students. I would encourage all our families to take advantage of this opportunity. To be mindful of safety and social distancing protocols, students will be eating their breakfast and lunch in their classrooms. Three lunch choice options will be available each day for students: a warm lunch choice, a sun butter sandwich or turkey sandwich. Each meal will come with the main entrée, two sides, a milk, and a juice. An additional milk or juice costs $.50. Bottled water from the cafeteria costs $.35.
Most importantly, because we are eating lunch in the classrooms, MOSAIC has to shift to a complete peanut and tree nut free building in addition to a fish free school. Parents, please encourage your child not to share foods. Thank you for your cooperation on keeping our students healthy and safe.
I would like to encourage our families to submit a MOSAIC Recognition Form to give a shout out to a MOSAIC student or staff member. I read submissions each day for morning announcements. It is a great way to begin the day!
MOSAIC students have the opportunity to ride a Mehlville school bus to MOSAIC each morning. Parents are required to pick-up their child(ren) in the afternoon for dismissal. MOSAIC Students can access bus transportation at their neighborhood bus stop. The bus will take MOSAIC students to their home school where they will then board a shuttle bus to MOSAIC. Please follow the link below for your family’s neighborhood stop and time.
Below are the bus routes for each individual school:
Beasley and Blades Bus Transportation
Students in the Beasley and Blades attendance area will catch the MOSAIC shuttle bus at their home schools. The MOSAIC shuttle bus for Blades students will arrive at Blades’ front parking lot at 8:45am. I would arrive five minutes earlier than 8:45am. Beasley students will catch the MOSAIC shuttle bus also at 8:45am in Beasley’s front parking lot. Plan to arrive a few minutes early as well.
Y-Care is once again available for MOSAIC students for before and after school care. Before school begins each morning at 6:30am in MOSAIC’s gym. After-school care provides supervision from the end of school until 6:00pm. As we shift to a blended model, Y-Care will only be available for K-2 students Tuesday through Friday. For more info, please contact Ashley Reinhardt at Ashley.Reinhardt@gwrymca.org.
PTO Weekly Update
Thank you to everyone who could make it to our first meeting last week! We are working hard to put some of your ideas into action. Stay tuned!
Spirit Store is OPEN!
The spirit store will be open until midnight Tuesday 9/22. Orders will be shipped directly to you beginning 10/13. There are some exciting new items in the store so be sure to check it out!!
TOMORROW!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
We will need some assistance passing out the mums. There is a signup genius created so if you have free time on Tuesday, September 15th from 1-6 PM please join us! It will be outside in the parking lot. Thank you in advance we couldn’t do it without our families.
**ATTENTION Help Unload Mums Truck**
MUMS are being delivered on Tuesday September 15 at 9 AM and we need 12 volunteers to help unload the truck. Please sign up at the link below if you are able to help out! Thank you always for your support!
MOSAIC HALLOWEEN BOO!
To celebrate Halloween let’s “Boo!” our fellow MOSAIC students! Create a Halloween goody bag full of Halloween treats and leave it on their doorstep! The PTO will randomly assign willing participants to other students participating. Please sign up at the link below before September 28:
TOMORROW!! Papa John’s Pizza Nights – Tuesday, September 15th
Save the date Papa’s John’s night is back serving both Mehlville and Oakville on Tuesday September 15. MOSAIC can earn 25% from all sales.
MOSAIC Mile – Oct. 12th through Nov. 6th
More details to come!
PTO Meetings for the 2020-2021 School Year
All meetings will be held on Tuesday’s and start at 6pm. Currently meetings will be held by Zoom. Mark your calendars now!
October 13th, 2020
November 10th, 2020
December 8th, 2020
January 12th, 2021
February 9th, 2021
March 9th, 2021
April 13th, 2021
May 11th, 2021
Cub Scout Information
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. If your son is interested in cub scouts, please reach out to the respective grade level den leader for questions/request application form. New scouts are welcome at all grade levels regardless of prior experience. Kindergarten level does not yet have a den leader. If you are interested in being the den leader for Kindergarten, or have a Kindergartener interested in scouts, please contact our Cubmaster, Jake Layton, at email@example.com. Also, here is a link to new den leader information on the cub scout website: https://www.hoac-
3rd grade: James Moynihan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4th & 5th grade: Shaun Singler (email@example.com)
Please note, as we prepare for next week’s transition to the blended model for K-2 students, all teachers will be involved in planning sessions in the morning. Teachers will not be available from 8am-9am during their office hours.
Thanks and have a great week!