February 1, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Happy Monday MOSAIC Families,

A new week, a new month and new possibilities! The students have been doing remarkably well with the transition back to full-time school. The five-day a week schedule is providing consistency to a student’s learning and we are seeing positive outcomes. The teachers continue to work extremely hard to provide the very best for each one of their students. There is a lot to be proud of as we continue to navigate unique challenges this school year.

I would like to thank our families for taking the time to read my email on Friday regarding the changes to our arrival procedures. It seemed to work very well this morning. We had no traffic back-up on Will Avenue and the buses were able to enter and exit the parking lot with ease. Thank you everyone for your cooperation!

Finally, please read the important message below from our district regarding Prop S.   

How Prop S would impact MOSAIC Elementary School

The Mehlville School District Board of Education voted unanimously at its January meeting to place a zero tax rate increase bond issue measure on the ballot on April 6, 2021. The bond issue, called Proposition S, would fund projects to improve student safety and accessibility and complete deferred maintenance without increasing the tax rate.

If passed, Prop S would fund security entrances at every school; improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities; heating, cooling and ventilation upgrades; restroom renovations and additions; parking lot improvements; roof replacements and other projects.

Prop S would generate $35 million to complete these projects without raising the current tax rate. Voter approval would allow the district to transfer 12 cents of the existing tax rate to address facility needs at all schools within Mehlville School District at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

At MOSAIC, Prop S would fund a front security entrance that includes an exterior and interior door. Visitors are admitted through the exterior door and must check in with a staff member immediately upon entry before gaining access through the interior door to the rest of the school. Additionally, Prop S would fund two elevators to make our building fully accessible.

View the conceptual renderings for an illustration of what the completed projects might look like. Final construction is subject to change based on each project’s engineering and structural analysis.

Visit the Prop S website to see all the projects Prop S would fund and learn how we can complete these projects without raising the tax rate.

Curbside Meals

Food Service

  • Curbside meal schedule
    • Monday: 10:30 am-12:30 pm at all secondary schools
      • MHS will have a limited amount of shelf stable meal kits and produce boxes on Mondays
    • Tuesday-Friday:  9-9:45 am at high schools only
  • Thanks to all staff members who assisted with shelf stable meal bag distribution
    • Hoping to start offering at the high schools in a couple of weeks
  • SFNS currently has 16 job openings 

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. 

If your child attends STRETCH and is participating in picture retake day, please plan on arriving at 8:30am at MOSAIC’s exterior gym door. It should only take a few minutes for the picture retake. Families then have the option to take their child to Washington Middle School or wait for the 8:45 shuttle bus. 

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!

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, 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

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

ATTENTION MOSAIC STUDENTS AND FAMILIES! We want to see you show off your amazing talents! Enter our 1st Family Talent Show and your family could walk away with a prize!

Learn more via our flyer below and submit your acts via our flipgrid link: https://flipgrid.com/pto846 by March 3, 2021!

SAVE THE DATE for our annual Spring Fundraiser, Midnight at the Mosaic 

Masquerade April 9th!

A virtual Murder Mystery for adults only, including a silent auction,

50/50 raffle and so much more. 

More details to follow. Can you feel the suspense? 

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Silent Auction Items Needed

MOSAIC Families, we are gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year, Midnight at the MOSAIC Masquerade and we need your help. Below is a wish list of items needed for our silent auction baskets. Each studio has a specific basket they are collecting for and we would appreciate any help collecting these items. Now is a great time to donate those unwanted Christmas gifts, we promise not to tell they were regifted! As always, we appreciate the support from all of our families. If you would like to donate but just don’t have the time to shop, we will do that for you. You can send money via Paypal to ​mosaicpto@gmail.com​ (select friends and family option) and mention what studio basket you are donating to. Thank you for your support!

Below you will find each studio basket and the link for the items we are in need of:

Studio K  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eacaa2faaf85-studio1

Studio 1  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eacaa2faaf85-studio

Studio 2  https://www.seignupgenius.com/go/20f094eacaa2faaf85-studio2

Studio 3  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eacaa2faaf85-studio4

Studio 4  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eacaa2faaf85-studio3

Studio 5  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eacaa2faaf85-studio5

Any questions reach out to the MOSAIC PTO at mosaicpto@gmail.com.

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

Take care and have a great week!

-Scott