October 4, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

MOSAIC Elementary – October 4th, 2021 

Hello MOSAIC Families,

Welcome to the month of October! I would like to begin this week’s newsletter by inviting our families to tomorrow night’s PTO meeting beginning at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. In addition to updates provided by our PTO board members, I will also be sharing performance data about our school. Remember that you can attend in person (masks are required and pass the district health screener) or virtually by clicking on the link below.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on the evening of Wednesday, October 27th and the afternoon of Friday, October 29th. Families will have the opportunity to attend in person (masks required and pass the district health screener) or meet virtually with your child’s teacher. Please look for further information about conferences from your child’s teacher in the coming weeks. 

Please review the District’s health screener below. We ask that individuals do not attend in person PTO meetings or Parent/Teacher conferences if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below.

 Do you have or have you recently had any of the following?

  1. A fever 100.4 or higher, chills or repeated shaking with chills
  2. A cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  4. A loss of the sense of smell or taste
  5. Muscle aches or pains (myalgias) or general fatigue that cannot be attributed to another health condition or activity
  6. A sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  7. Congestion or runny nose that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  8. A headache that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  9. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  10. Close contact in the past 10 days with a person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

Great Smoky Institute at Tremont Trip

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Families,

I would like to invite you to a virtual Zoom presentation on Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30pm to discuss the February 1st – 4th, 2022 student field trip to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. In my presentation, I will cover trip details including: cost, needed supplies and clothing for the trip, and the activities student will be participating in during their time at Tremont.

Please click on the link below to join the meeting on October 13th.


MOSAIC’s Book Fair


Dear Parents and Families,

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school library.

Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Hudson will be hosting the Book Fair in the library this year. Here is what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from October 11 – 13:

  • Students will have an opportunity to preview the Book Fair and create a wish list on October 8. 
  • The Book Fair will be open for student shopping only. Unfortunately, families are not able to attend the Book Fair at this time. 
  • Our Book Fair accepts cash or checks (made out to MOSAIC Elementary) and offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet.
  • Families are welcome to shop our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:


We are excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair!

Happy reading,

Dr. Clark


Fall Picture Day 

Fall picture day will be on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021. 

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.


(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school, as they will no longer be accepted.)

Order your fall pictures here: https://bit.ly/3nlUiL0


Online Pre-Order Password: 4C8P8P6

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help!  314-567-5900 or 1-800-444-7986

MOSAIC Shout Outs

Would you like to recognize a MOSAIC staff member, family or student? Please click on the link below to fill out a MOSAIC Shout Out form. I will read shout outs each day on morning announcements. 

MOSAIC Shout Outs




What do you call a fake noodle? 

An impasta 🍝


OCTOBER 5th, 6:30-7:30 PM

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30pm for our next PTO meeting! We will share lots of information and Dr. Clark will have an update on student metrics. The meeting is in person in the MOSAIC cafeteria (masks required in person) but will also be available virtually @ https://zoom.us/j/92486591023



Fall party is this week on Thursday, October 7. Sign up link above if you are interested in helping. We are still in need of STUDIO 4 parents. We have a fun day planned and will need parents to help with crafts, games, etc. 



We are looking for volunteers to help us provide a warm, yummy meal to our teachers and staff who will be staying late on the evening of Wednesday, October 27th for parent-teacher conferences. We need folks to help set-up, clean up, and to provide food items. See sign-up genius for details. Thank you!



NOVEMBER 6th, 7:00-11:00 PM


Great balls of fire, it’s MOSAIC’s first ever adult field day! Join us on Saturday, November 6th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm (doors open at 6:30) for an evening of Sweatin’ to the Oldies. Teams will compete in classic field day events, minute-to-win-it challenges, and other fun games for an opportunity to win prizes and bragging rights. We encourage your team to come in your best themed attire for a chance to win even more prizes.

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your team’s spot before they sell out! Tickets are $25 per person or $250 per team. Teams can have a maximum of 10 competitors. If you do not want to reserve a full team, we will group individuals and smaller teams together (a great way to get to know fellow MOSAIC families!). Click the link above to purchase your tickets today!

We are still looking for volunteers to help make this event a memorable success: https://mosaic-pto.org/ways-to-be-involved/


OCTOBER 23rd, 6:00-9:00 PM

Get ready for MOSAIC’s annual spooktacular event where students and siblings are invited to dress up in their halloween costumes at school for a night of frightful fun. Come join us for a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a haunted house, and of course Trunk or Treat! This event is free to all MOSAIC families. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase. Volunteers are needed to help set up this event, sign up today at https://mosaic-pto.org/ways-to-be-involved/.

Click the link below to sign up your car! 




The 5th annual MOSAIC Mile will take place on Friday, November 12th during school. All students are invited to participate in the t-shirt logo design competition for the MOSAIC MILE. Submissions must include “MOSAIC MILE 2021” somewhere within the design. Please submit student designs (include student name and studio) to the PTO via email ([email protected]) by MONDAY, OCTOBER 18th! More information and sponsor sheets will be available soon!


Spirit Rock – Mosaic PTO (mosaic-pto.org)




MOSAIC PTO: Fall 2021 Staff Lounge Wishlist (signupgenius.com)



We are still in need of event leads. If you would like a better understanding of the responsibilities of this role, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!


TUE 10/5: October PTO Meeting (6:30pm-7:30pm)

THU 10/7: Fall Party

TUE 10/19: Papa John’s Night

SAT 10/23: Trunk or Treat

WED 10/27: Conference Potluck

WED 10/27: Oberweis Night

Thank you,


Upcoming MOSAIC Events

Wednesday, October 6th – Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, October 20th – Early Release Day at 1:20pm

Friday, October 22nd – End of 1st quarter

Saturday, October 23rd – Trunk or Treat from 6pm-9pm

Wednesday, October 27th – Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Friday, October 29th – Half Day, Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, November 1st – No School

Tuesday, November 2nd – No School/Teacher Workday

Take care and we hope to see you tomorrow evening for our October PTO meeting!