October 5, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

Tomorrow will be an exciting day for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and staff. We will once again be welcoming these students in our studios for the first time in more than six months. Excited is not even the correct word to use! Amazing! Thrilled! Ecstatic! These words express our feelings as we prepare for tomorrow.  

Please take the time to read the important messages below about arrival and dismissal for tomorrow. I have also included important messages from our school counselor, our PTO and other district departments.

A Note from Our School Counselor

October is Bully Prevention Month.  The students do an amazing job of being upstanders and not bystanders.  Lets celebrate World Day of Bully Prevention by wearing blue.  Since we will not be at school Monday, October 5th, wear blue Tuesday or Wednesday to remind ourselves to be kind to one another.

Changes to Grab-and-Go meals beginning Oct. 6

Changes are being made to our free Grab-and-Go meal service as more students return to our buildings. Beginning next week, meals will be available for pick up from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at all district schools on Mondays and at Mehlville High School and Oakville High School only on Tuesdays-Fridays. This change will allow our elementary and middle school cafeteria staff to focus on preparing meals for on-campus students and following our procedures designed to keep students safe during lunch. Wednesday, Oct. 7 will be the final day we are able to offer meal delivery since our bus drivers will be running additional routes. 

While meals are free for all children 18 and under living in Mehlville School District, we ask that you please complete the School Meals Pickup Request form each week to help our staff know how many meals to prepare. Menus are available on the School Food and Nutrition Services website

School Hours/Student Arrival/Student Dismissal

MOSAIC’s school hours are 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 and concludes at 9:10am. 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.

Bus Routes

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:

Mehlville School District Bus Routes

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

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.

MOSAIC Recognition

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 Recognition Form

PTO Weekly Update

https://mosaic-pto.org

MOSAIC MILE LOGO DESIGN

Calling all artists! We would like YOU to help us design a logo for our Mosaic Mile this year. “Mosaic Mile 2020” should be included somewhere in the logo. The logo will be featured on the race website and the event t-shirt! Please submit your designs HERE by Sunday 10/11 to be considered.

MOSAIC HALLOWEEN BOO!

(SIGN UP NOW CLOSED)

Everyone who signed up to participate in the Mosaic Halloween BOO! Should have received an email on Friday with their BOO! Buddy assignment. If you did not receive this email, please let us know ASAP at mosaicpto@gmail.com. We matched 126 students for BOOing! We are so excited to share this new experience with our community, so make sure you take a photo of your BOOing and upload it HERE.

Halloween/Holiday Planning Committee

The Mosaic PTO needs your help! Please respond to the form below if you are interested in helping plan virtual events for the upcoming holidays. These uncertain times have necessitated providing the same fun and engaging community events in a whole new way and we couldn’t do it without the help and support of our Mosaic community. Thank you! If you are interested in being a part of a planning committee, please fill out the form below no later than Tuesday 10/6:

https://forms.gle/9TpGYK6r7L7qU8Co7

Oberweis Dairy Nights!

Mosaic has teamed up with Oberweis Dairy on Telegraph for three different nights. If you visit Oberweis anytime on the dates listed below and mention Mosaic Elementary, the school will receive 20% of your purchase! This applies to take-out, drive-thru, and dine-in on these dates!!

Wednesday, October 14th

Wednesday, October 28th

Wednesday, November 18th

Address: 4590 Telegraph Rd, Oakville, MO 63129

Amazon Prime day

This year Amazon Prime day is October 13-14.  As you are shopping, please remember to support Mosaic by going to smile.amazon.com and selecting Mosaic Elementary as your nonprofit organization. Amazon will give 0.5% of your purchase to Mosaic PTO! You can also set up AmazonSmile from within the app by going to Menu > Programs & Features > AmazonSmile. Thank you for your support!

PTO Meetings for the 2020/2021 School Year

All meetings will be held on Tuesday’s and start at 6:00 pm. Currently, meetings will be held by Zoom. Mark your calendars now!

October 13th, 2020 – Zoom Meeting Link

November 10th, 2020

December 8th, 2020

January 12th, 2021

February 9th, 2021

March 9th, 2021

April 13th, 2021

May 11th, 2021

Take care and have a wonderful week!

-Scott