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