January 25, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

Welcome to our first full week of school of in-person instruction since last March. The students have adjusted well to having all their friends back in class. The students have been doing a great job of practicing social distancing protocols and being safe. All the students, including our students at home have adjusted so well to all the changes they have experienced over the past ten months. Keep up the great work, everyone!

I would like to remind our families of two important items this week. First, please remember to charge your child’s chromebook each evening when they come home from school. Several students are arriving to school with a depleted Chrombook battery. Due to social distancing and limited amount of outlets in classrooms, it is difficult to provide charging stations to numerous students at the same time. The second important item is to have your child dressed according to the weather. Make sure your child has a heavy coat, gloves and hat if necessary. As I look back to previous years, February has traditionally been a very cold month with snow. Let us hope winter is kind to us this year and decides to pass us by with the cold weather.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone that we will be sending your child’s second quarter report card this afternoon through email.

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 from 9am-Noon. Students who were not photographed on the original picture day will receive an order form to bring home. 

If your child was photographed but you’d like a retake, order forms are available in the school office. If you previously ordered a picture packet and are choosing retakes, please send the packet back to school with your child on retake day. 

Yearbook Design

Mrs. Klang and Mr. Fuhrman are hosting a yearbook design contest for K-2 and 3-5 students. Please view the attached flyer for more details. Designs are due by February 5th. Students, let’s see your creativity shine!

Yearbook Cover Competition 

Virtual Coding

Ms. Anna McGuire is hosting another virtual family night on Tuesday, January 26th at 5:30pm for K-5 families. This month’s event is a virtual escape room. Please view the attached flyer for more information.

Virtual Escape Room 

Kindergarten Lottery Application

Kindergarten applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now open. Families can access the application under the family portal. Families must contact their home school to set up the parent portal, even those who are currently at MOSAIC. Once the parent portal is set-up, you will have access to an optional ‘E’ form where the MOSAIC Lottery Form can be found. Families with children currently at MOSAIC have first choice to place their child in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Be sure to apply before the application deadline this Friday, January 29th.

MOSAIC@Home Supply Pick-UP

MOSAIC@ Home Student Supply Pick-Up Dates for 3rd & 4th Quarter

**Times for all supply-pick-ups have changed and will now be from 8:00-8:30am and 4:15-4:45pm**

Friday, January 29th

Friday, March 5th

Friday, April 2nd

Friday, May 7th

MOSAIC Recognition

Please take a moment to recognize hard work and dedication. Give a shout out to MOSAIC teacher, students or faculty member.

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.

Heart Challenge

Once again MOSAIC will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge! This will start on February 1st and end on February 26th. Students will be asked to fundraise for the AHA; this year’s school goal is $2,000! The class that raises the most money will earn a special PE day with Coach Steinhoff. Students will also earn individual prizes for various amounts fundraised. During the fundraiser, in PE students will be completing the Ninja Jump Challenge while learning about cardiovascular disease and the importance of physical activity. Students may earn various Ninja Belts for each level they complete. Please contact Coach Steinhoff with any questions regarding the AHA Kids Heart Challenge. You can also follow MOSAIC Elementary PE on Facebook where more information and updates will be posted. 

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE

https://mosaic-pto.org

SAVE THE DATE for our annual Spring Fundraiser!

Midnight at the Mosaic Masquerade

April 9th

A virtual Murder Mystery for adults only

More details to follow

MOSAIC Masquerade Flyer 

SPREADING JOY BANNER

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spreading Joy campaign! The banner has been a huge hit up at the school. As we move into the second semester, we are looking forward to new ways to bring joy to our community. We will be taking down the banner by the end of the month and storing it to bring joy next year.

If you would like to keep the snowflake you made as a keepsake, please pick it up before Saturday, January 30th as we will not be keeping them. Thank you!

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!

February 9th, 2021 – https://zoom.us/j/94882625928

March 9th, 2021

April 13th, 2021

May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

February 3rd – Picture retake day

February 9th – PTO Meeting at 6pm

February 15th – No School – President’s Day

Have a great week!

-Scott

January 15, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Happy Friday MOSAIC Families,

My weekly email blast is coming earlier than expected. I wanted to share information with all our families before the big return to full in-person instruction next Tuesday. Teachers have taken this week to prepare their classrooms for next Tuesday. They are excited, but also cautious. Teachers want to provide the very best for all our students while keeping them safe. Your child’s safety is and always will be a priority for the MOSAIC staff. I do ask all our families once again to show grace and patience as we our entering what I call our third “first twenty days of school.” As we navigate a pandemic, the MOSAIC staff continues to learn what teaching practices have the best results for our students within the protocols we must follow. We are all learning together!

I mentioned earlier this week, it will be very helpful during morning arrival if all students have their masks on, backpacks in their lap so the child can quickly and safely exit the vehicle. For afternoon dismissal, please be sure to on MOSAIC’s campus before student dismissal at 3:55pm.

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free each day for our students. MOSAIC will also continue to be a nut free and fish free school. Please keep this in mind when you pack your child’s lunch for the day. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and staff safe.

Yearbook Design

Mrs. Klang and Mr. Fuhrman are hosting a yearbook design contest for K-2 and 3-5 students. Please view the attached flyer for more details. Designs are due by February 5th. Students, let’s see your creativity shine!

Yearbook Cover Competition 

Kindergarten Lottery Application

Kindergarten applications for the 2021-2022 school year opened earlier this week. Families can access the application under the family portal. Families must contact their home school to set up the parent portal, even those who are currently at MOSAIC. Once the parent portal is set-up, you will have access to an optional ‘E’ form where the MOSAIC Lottery Form can be found. Families with children currently at MOSAIC have first choice to place their child in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Be sure to apply before the application deadline on Friday, January 29th.

MOSAIC@Home Supply Pick-UP

MOSAIC@ Home Student Supply Pick-Up Dates for 3rd & 4th Quarter

**Times for all supply-pick-ups have changed and will now be from 8:00-8:30am and 4:15-4:45pm**

Friday, January 29th

Friday, March 5th

Friday, April 2nd

Friday, May 7th

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.

Heart Challenge

Once again MOSAIC will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge! This will start on February 1st and end on February 26th. Students will be asked to fundraise for the AHA; this year’s school goal is $2,000! The class that raises the most money will earn a special PE day with Coach Steinhoff. Students will also earn individual prizes for various amounts fundraised. During the fundraiser, in PE students will be completing the Ninja Jump Challenge while learning about cardiovascular disease and the importance of physical activity. Students may earn various Ninja Belts for each level they complete. Please contact Coach Steinhoff with any questions regarding the AHA Kids Heart Challenge. You can also follow MOSAIC Elementary PE on Facebook where more information and updates will be posted. 

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE

https://mosaic-pto.org

HELPERS NEEDED!

Thank you to everyone who joined our first spring event committee meeting. We have settled on an exciting spring event with the hopes that it may bring some sunshine to this unusual year (details to come). But we can’t make it happen without the help of our wonderful Mosaic community!

Please reach out to us if you would like to help: mosaicpto@gmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS!

Please join us in welcoming Angela Fulbright as the new PTO Secretary. We would also like to extend our gratitude to both Angela and Christina for volunteering to run for the position. Thank you for your dedication and generosity!

PIZZA NIGHT COMING UP!

(NEXT WEEK)

No need to plan dinner! Join us next Tuesday, January 19th for another Papa John’s pizza night!

Promo Code: SSM015

SPREADING JOY BANNER

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spreading Joy campaign! The banner has been a huge hit up at the school. As we move into the second semester, we are looking forward to new ways to bring joy to our community. We will be taking down the banner by the end of the month and storing it to bring joy next year.

If you would like to keep the snowflake you made as a keepsake, please pick it up before Saturday, January 30th as we will not be keeping them. Thank you!

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!

February 9th, 2021- https://zoom.us/j/94882625928

March 9th, 2021

April 13th, 2021

May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

January 14th – End of 2nd quarter

January 15th and 18th – No School

January 19th – First day of 2nd semester

February 3rd – Picture retake day

February 9th – PTO Meeting at 6pm

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I look forward to seeing EVERYONE next Tuesday!

-Scott

January 11, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have a lot of information to share with you in this week’s email blast. Please take the time to read through the information and contact me if you have any questions.

Dr. Gaines announced on Friday that K-5 students would be returning to five days of in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19th. We are prepared to welcome back all our students who have chosen in-person learning at MOSAIC. Ms. Huettenmeyer, Ms. Meyers and Mrs. Klang will continue to provide instruction for families who have selected MOSAIC@Home for the second semester.

As MOSAIC comes closer to normal capacity, I ask for our family’s cooperation with arrival and dismissal. We will now have more cars dropping off students in the morning and more families on our parking lots in the afternoon. Both arrival and dismissal procedures will be similar to what we have been doing this school year and in the past. To help arrival go smooth and quick, I ask that all families say their “goodbyes” and have your child’s mask on their face as you pull up to drop off. Backpacks should be easily accessible for your child to make drop off quick. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free each day for our students. MOSAIC will also continue to be a peanut free and fish free school. Please keep this in mind when you pack your child’s lunch for the day. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and staff safe.

Heart Challenge

Once again MOSAIC will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge! This will start on February 1st and end on February 26th. Students will be asked to fundraise for the AHA; this year’s school goal is $2,000! The class that raises the most money will earn a special PE day with Coach Steinhoff. Students will also earn individual prizes for various amounts fundraised. During the fundraiser, in PE students will be completing the Ninja Jump Challenge while learning about cardiovascular disease and the importance of physical activity. Students may earn various Ninja Belts for each level they complete. Please contact Coach Steinhoff with any questions regarding the AHA Kids Heart Challenge. You can also follow MOSAIC Elementary PE on Facebook where more information and updates will be posted. 

Yearbook Design

Mrs. Klang and Mr. Fuhrman are hosting a yearbook design contest for K-2 and 3-5 students. Please view the attached flyer for more details. Designs are due by February 5th. Students, let’s see your creativity shine!

Yearbook Cover Competition 

Virtual Coding

Ms. Anna McGuire is hosting another virtual family night on Tuesday, January 26th at 5:30pm for K-5 families. This month’s event is a virtual escape room. Please view the attached flyer for more information.

Virtual Escape Room 

Kindergarten Lottery Application

Kindergarten applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, January 11th. Families can access the application under the parent portal. Families must contact their home/neighborhood school to set up the parent portal, even those who are currently at MOSAIC. Once the parent portal is set-up, you will have access to an optional ‘E’ form titled 2021-2022 school choice. Through this form, you can select MOSAIC – MLEM as your school of choice for your incoming kindergarten student. Families with children currently at MOSAIC have first choice to place their child in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.

MOSAIC@Home Supply Pick-UP

MOSAIC@ Home Student Supply Pick-Up Dates for 3rd & 4th Quarter

**Times for all supply-pick-ups have changed and will now be from 8:00-8:30am and 4:15-4:45pm**

Friday, January 29th

Friday, March 5th

Friday, April 2nd

Friday, May 7th

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

SPRING FUNDRAISER COMMITTEE PLANNING MEETING

(THIS WEEK)

As we dive into the new year, we have a lot to prepare for the second semester! Please join us THIS Wednesday @ 7:00pm to discuss and brainstorm our big spring fundraiser. We want to hear YOUR ideas and make this an event to remember.

Event Planning Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92167621435

JANUARY PTO MEETING/MID-YEAR PTO SECRETARY ELECTION

(THIS WEEK)

Please be sure to join us tomorrow night to hear a special presentation from our Mosaic@Home studio teachers and cast your vote in our mid-year PTO Secretary election. The election will take place during the PTO meeting via Google Form after a brief presentation from the nominees.

Meet the Nominees: Angela Fulbright & Christina Ruzicka

PTO Meeting Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99988329985

PIZZA NIGHT COMING UP!

(NEXT WEEK)

Join us next Tuesday, January 19th for another Papa John’s pizza night! The event flyer will be shared on FaceBook this week.

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

January 12th – Monthly PTO Meeting

January 14th – End of 2nd quarter

January 15th and 18th – No School

January 19th – First day of 2nd semester

Have a great week and I hope you join us tomorrow evening for our monthly PTO meeting.

-Scott

January 4, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Welcome back MOSAIC Families from the winter break! I hope everyone had the opportunity to experience quality time with your family. I also hope you were able to catch up on rest as we enter into the 2nd semester of the school year that begins later this month. We look forward to our students returning to school tomorrow for those in Cohort A and Wednesday for our Cohort B students. However, before our students return to school this week, I ask that each of our families review the District’s Wellness Plan to insure your child does not exhibit any of 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 as we return from the break.

Second Semester

The first semester will end on Thursday, January 14th. The second semester will begin on Tuesday, January 19th. I will be sharing class placements with our families during the week of January 11th for those students who are transitioning from MOSAIC@Home to in-person learning.

Kindergarten Lottery Application

Kindergarten applications for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, January 11th. I will provide a direct link to the application in next week’s email blast. Families with children currently at MOSAIC will have the first opportunity to enroll their kindergarten child for next school year.

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

WELCOME BACK!

We hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. We are looking forward to an exciting second half of the school year with all of you! Remember to join us next week for our first PTO meeting of the year.

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

January 5th – Students return to school
January 12th – Monthly PTO Meeting
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter
January 14th and 18th – No School
January 19th – First day of 2nd semester

Welcome back once again! I look forward to seeing our students and staff this week.

-Scott