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