December 21, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas MOSAIC Families,

Thank you once again to all our families for your patience, understanding and most of all, your continuous support. MOSAIC would not be MOSAIC without our incredible parents and families. I hope everyone finds calmness and takes time to relax during the winter break.

We look forward to seeing our students back at school on Tuesday, January 5th for our cohort A students and Wednesday, January 6th for cohort B students. There is no school on January 4th, this included our MOSAIC@Home students. We ask for our families’ cooperation in reviewing the District’s Wellness Plan before your child returns to school following winter break.

Does your child exhibit any the symptoms below?

  • 100.4 or higher fever
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Vomiting/nausea/diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Body ache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell

…or has your child been in close contact in the past two weeks with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?

…or been in close contact with someone in the past two weeks who are waiting for test results?

Please do not send your child to school if you answer yes to any of these questions or symptoms. We want all our children and staff to remain healthy.

Be safe and stay healthy over the break and we look forward to seeing everyone on January 5th.

MOSAIC Recognition

Thank you to our families who have taken the time to give a shout out for a MOSAIC staff member or student. If you want to recognize a MOSAIC student or staff member for their hard work, please click on the link below. Thank you!

MOSAIC Recognition Form

Chromebook Repair

Although the district provided Chromebooks are very durable, there are times where something can go wrong with them. Please reach out to the district’s IT office at msdchromebookhelp@msdr9.org if your child’s Chromebook is having issues

Curbside Meals

I would like to remind our families that the district is still providing curbside meals. Please read the information below for all the details.

Monday: pickup available at all schools 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuesday-Friday: pickup available at Mehlville and Oakville High Schools only, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE
https://mosaic-pto.org

HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS FROM THE PTO!

As we head into the winter break, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of you in our wonderful Mosaic community! It has been a year full of firsts for everyone and we’ve certainly had our ups and downs, but it is all worth it to support our incredible school, its dedicated staff, and its amazing families. THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! See you in the new year!

Warmest Wishes,
Mosaic PTO

JOLLY JAMBOREE

Thank you for joining our virtual holiday jamboree! And an extra special thank you to everyone who helped make it possible:

Santa

Mr. Aplin

Dr. Clark

Mrs. Layton

Ms. Daubach

Mr. Fuhrman

Mrs. Belosi

Mrs. Donaldson

Mrs. Nichols

PTO

Holiday Committee

 
 

SPREADING JOY

Our mission to spread joy is now under way. Thank you to everyone that has signed up to spread joy with us!

CONTEST WINNERS (voted on by the participants):

Most Elaborate: Harper/Edward Brownlie
Most Traditional: Ada Emo
Most Unique: Henry Lamping

The Spread Joy banner is now hanging up outside the main entrance. Add your joyful snowflake at your leisure and snap a photo to share on Facebook.

YOU’VE BEEN SNOWBALLED!

SNOWBALLS are done flying! Thank you to everyone who SNOWBALLED with us!

PTO BOARD POSITION
(TODAY)

There is a vacancy in the Secretary position on the PTO Board. Nominations for this position must be sent to Dr. Clark (sclark@msdr9.org) no later than Monday, December 21st. If you are nominated for this position, you will be notified via email and have until Monday, January 4th to accept or decline your nomination. Nominees in acceptance will give a brief presentation at the January 12th PTO meeting. Voting will occur during the January 12th PTO meeting and the elected individual will be announced that evening.

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!

January 12th, 2021 – https://zoom.us/j/99988329985
February 9th, 2021
March 9th, 2021
April 13th, 2021
May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

December 23rd – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th – Students return to school
January 11th – Lottery for kindergarten applications opens for the 2021-2022 school year
January 12th – Monthly PTO Meeting
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter
January 14th and 18th – No School
January 19th – First day of 2nd semester

Take care and have a wonderful winter break.

-Scott

December 14, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

It is hard to believe we are only one week away from the winter break. The school year continues to fly by. I would like to thank are MOSAIC families for your continuous support and understanding this school year.

It was announced at last week’s PTO meeting that Mrs. Samantha Stormer would be stepping down as PTO’s President due to health concerns. The PTO’s Executive Committee voted Ms. Ashley Fleming as her replacement. This now leaves a vacancy in the Secretary position on the PTO Board. Nominations for this position must be sent to me at (sclark@msdr9.org) no later than Monday, December 21st. If you are nominated for this position, you will be notified via email and have until Monday, January 4th to accept or decline your nomination. Nominees in acceptance will give a brief presentation at the January 12th PTO meeting. Voting will occur during the January 12th PTO meeting and the elected individual will be announced that evening.

We would like to thank Mrs. Stormer for her dedication and commitment to MOSAIC Elementary School and the Mehlville School District. We wish her good health and the very best in the future.

Reporting an Absence

We would like to remind our families of reporting your child’s absence if they are not going to be at school.  You can report an absence on MOSAIC’s attendance line at 314-467-7910 or send an email to our attendance secretary Mrs. Melina Ulrich at ulrichm@msdr9.org. Please do not send an email to your child’s classroom teacher to report an absence. The school office will communicate your child’s absence to their teacher. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Picture Pick-up for MOSAIC@Home Families

School picture proofs and pre-ordered packets for our MOSAIC@Home students are available for pick-up today, 12/14 until 4:00. Please ring the intercom and you will be met at the door with your items.

Next Monday, 12/21 packets will be available outside during supply pick-up from 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-4:00pm.

Proofs and packets went home with A and B Cohorts last Thursday and Friday. The MOSAIC order code is MOSA4912.

Retakes are scheduled for January 28 and 29.

Information from our School Food and Nutrition Department

Exciting news from School Food & Nutrition! Starting Dec. 15, students in attendance will be given a shelf stable meal bag to take home for the following day when they are learning virtually.  The meal bags are FREE for all students. Parents, you don’t have to do anything!  Providing meal bags to students is another way we can support them while they are learning virtually.

The bags will contain:

Breakfast-3 items: various items such as cereal, cereal bar, poptart, nutri-grain bar, zeezee bar and raisins or craisins and a juice box.

Lunch-4 items: Meat stick, cheddar cheese cup/salsa cup, tortilla chips, applesauce cup.

Additionally, we will be making a change to the menu items we will be offering in January at MOSAIC. Instead of offering what is listed both co-hort days, we will be serving what is listed for that day on the menu. The January menu is already  offering several days in which both co-horts are offered the same choice. We will be adding Cheeseburgers as a daily option along with Turkey sandwich and Sunbutter & Jelly as a daily option still.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Burger, MOSAIC Cafe Manager at 467-7945 or burgers@msdr9.org.

Thanks and have a wonderful holiday break.

MOSAIC Recognition

Thank you to our families who have taken the time to give a shout out for a MOSAIC staff member or student. If you want to recognize a MOSAIC student or staff member for their hard work, please click on the link below. Thank you!

MOSAIC Recognition Form

Chromebook Repair

Although the district provided Chromebooks are very durable, there are times where something can go wrong with them. Please reach out to the district’s IT office at msdchromebookhelp@msdr9.org if your child’s Chromebook is having issues

Curbside Meals

I would like to remind our families that the district is still providing curbside meals. Please read the information below for all the details.

Monday: pickup available at all schools 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday-Friday: pickup available at Mehlville and Oakville High Schools only, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE
https://mosaic-pto.org

MOSAIC WINTER SHOP
(NOW CLOSED)

Thank you for shopping in our first Winter Shop! All of the orders were delivered yesterday. Thank you to everyone who helped make this shop possible! Most of the items in the shop were crafted with love from within our Mosaic community. Please let us know if something is not quite right with your order and we will take care of it! mosaicpto@gmail.com

JOLLY JAMBOREE
(THIS WEEK)

We will be hosting an evening of virtual festivities on Thursday, December 17th, so mark your calendars! To provide a more intimate experience, we are dividing the evening into two zoom groups:

A-K will zoom from 6:00pm-7:00pm
L-Z will zoom from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Be on the lookout for helpful tips and zoom links coming to your email this Wednesday 12/16!

SPREADING JOY
(THIS WEEK)

Our mission to spread joy is now under way! Thank you to everyone that has signed up to spread joy with us!

CONTEST ENDS WEDNESDAY 12/16! Remember to join the Facebook group Gingerbread House Contest and share your graham cracker creations to be entered into the contest. The contest has three categories with one winner per category. The participants will do the voting. Be on the lookout for the voting form after the contest closes!

The Spread Joy banner is now hanging up outside the main entrance. Add your joyful snowflake at your leisure and snap a photo to share on Facebook.

Thank you for all of your generous donations for the Affton Food Pantry! Thanks to you, we were able to provide FIVE shopping carts FULL of donations!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: mosaicpto@gmail.com

YOU’VE BEEN SNOWBALLED!
(THIS WEEK)

SNOWBALLS are flying! Please make sure you throw your SNOWBALL (minimum $5) by Sunday, December 20th and share your adventure on the REAL Moms of Mosaic FB page. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

PTO BOARD POSITION

There is a vacancy in the Secretary position on the PTO Board. Nominations for this position must be sent to Dr. Clark (sclark@msdr9.org) no later than Monday, December 21st. If you are nominated for this position, you will be notified via email and have until Monday, January 4th to accept or decline your nomination. Nominees in acceptance will give a brief presentation at the January 12th PTO meeting. Voting will occur during the January 12th PTO meeting and the elected individual will be announced that evening.

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!

January 12th, 2021 –  https://zoom.us/j/99988329985
February 9th, 2021
March 9th, 2021
April 13th, 2021
May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

December 23rd – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th – Students return to school
January 12th – Monthly PTO Meeting
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter

Have a great week!

-Scott

December 7, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. As we enter into this very busy time of year, be sure to find time to relax. I also hope you find time to enjoy some of the upcoming events planned by MOSAIC’s PTO. You can find out more details about these events below in today’s PTO message.

Chromebook Repair

Although the district provided Chromebooks are very durable, there are times where something can go wrong with them. Please reach out to the district’s IT office at msdchromebookhelp@msr9.org if your child’s Chromebook is having issues.

MOSAIC Recognition

Thank you to our families who have taken the time to give a shout out for a MOSAIC staff member or student. If you want to recognize a MOSAIC student or staff member for their hard work, please click on the link below. Thank you!

MOSAIC Recognition Form

Curbside Meals

I would like to remind our families that the district is still providing curbside meals. Please read the information below for all the details.

Monday: pickup available at all schools 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuesday-Friday: pickup available at Mehlville and Oakville High Schools only, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE
https://mosaic-pto.org

MOSAIC WINTER SHOP
(LAST DAY)

We invite our Mosaic community to shop in our first ever virtual holiday store. The shop is designed for students to be able buy a special gift for their loved ones that will be treasured for years to come, but everyone is welcome to shop! All of the unique items featured are less than $10 and are from local crafters and Mosaic families.

The Winter Shop will be open for a limited time from Thursday, December 3rd to Monday, December 7th on our website mosaic-pto.org. Purchased items will be distributed beginning the week of 12/14.

JOLLY JAMBOREE

We will be hosting an evening of virtual festivities on Thursday, December 17th, so mark your calendars!

SPREADING JOY
(SIGN-UP CLOSED)

Our mission to spread joy is now under way! Thank you to everyone that has signed up to spread joy with us!

Today is the last day to pick up your kits from your assigned location. Please reach out to us if you are unable to pick up your kit. Remember to join the Facebook group Gingerbread House Contest and share your graham cracker creations to be entered into the contest. Submissions must be made by Wednesday, December 16th. The Spread Joy banner is now hanging up outside the main entrance. Add your joyful snowflake at your leisure and snap a photo to share on Facebook.

Thank you for all of your generous donations for the Affton Food Pantry! The boxes are overflowing!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: mosaicpto@gmail.com

YOU’VE BEEN SNOWBALLED!

SNOWBALLS are ready to fly! Please make sure you throw your SNOWBALL (minimum $5) now through Sunday, December 20th and share your adventure on the REAL Moms of Mosaic FB page. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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!

December 8th, 2020 – https://zoom.us/j/98136402657
January 12th, 2021
February 9th, 2021
March 9th, 2021
April 13th, 2021
May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

December 7th – Information Night for 2021-2022 Kindergarten students @6pm
December 8th – Monthly PTO meeting – https://zoom.us/j/98136402657
December 23rd – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th – Students return to school
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter

Take care and I hope you join us tomorrow evening for our monthly PTO meeting.

-Scott