MOSAIC Elementary – August 15th, 2022
Dear MOSAIC Families,
We are only one week away from the beginning of a new school year! We are excited to see our 1st-5th grade families this week at our supply drop-off from 4:00-5:30pm on Wednesday, August 17th. Kindergarten supply drop-off will be this Thursday, August 18th from 4:00-5:00pm. This evening is for our families and students to drop-off supplies, meet their teacher and also get your row assignments for afternoon student pickup.
I also want to invite families to our PTO meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, August 16th beginning at 6:30pm in MOSAIC’s cafeteria. You are welcome to attend the PTO meeting in person or virtually by clicking on the link below. We hope to see you tomorrow night!
Bus transportation is available for MOSAIC families, but only in the morning. All families are responsible for afternoon transportation for their child(ren). A MOSAIC student can ride the bus from their neighborhood bus stop to their home school (ex. Forder, Rogers, Wohlwend.) From their home school, students will ride a shuttle bus to MOSAIC. Beasley and Blades students will catch their shuttle bus from their home school’s parking lot. Beasley and Blades families, please be in the school’s parking lot by 8:40am. The shuttle bus should arrive between 8:45-8:50am. However, I ask for everyone who is utilizing district transportation in the morning to please be patient. Not only traffic, but construction across the district may delay bus arrival times. This will be especially true the first week of school.
Please click on the link below to find the times and locations for the bus stop near your home.
The Mehlville School District’s gifted program (STRETCH) will be on Fridays this school year on the Washington Middle School campus for MOSAIC students from 9:00am-1:30pm. The first day of STRETCH will be Friday, August 26th. Students can either be dropped off at WMS or ride a shuttle bus from MOSAIC to WMS. Students who ride the bus to MOSAIC on Friday mornings can ride the shuttle bus from MOSAIC to WMS. Families can also choose to catch the shuttle bus from MOSAIC instead of dropping off their child at WMS. The shuttle bus will depart from the two parking spaces out front of the building side that faces Lemay Ferry. For the families who choose to catch the shuttle bus from MOSAIC, we ask that parents stay with their child until the STRETCH shuttle bus departs MOSAIC’s campus.
Nurse Colleen News
Hope everyone had a great summer!
Medications: If you would like to drop off your students medications prior to start of school please reach out to Nurse Colleen to set an appointment or she will be here during the teacher/supply drop off night for Kindergarten and 1st-5th! Please go online to your parent portal and fill out the E-dispensing medication form for each and every medication you will be dropping off for your student this year.
Physicals: Reminder Kindergarten and 4th graders need physicals uploaded to the parent portal.
If you have any questions please reach out to Nurse Colleen by phone 314-467-7930 or email [email protected].
Looking forward to a happy and healthy school year!
School Food Information
Mehlville School District offers breakfast and lunch for students each day. For the past two years, our School Food and Nutrition Services staff has been able to offer free meals to all students through a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That waiver expired at the conclusion of last school year.
Meal prices for this school year are as follows:
Reduced Price: $.30
Mehlville School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, which allows families to apply for free and reduced meal benefits.
Parents can pre-pay their child’s lunch account by following the link below. Families can also send money or check in a sealed envelope with their child’s name, labeled for lunch money and the enclosed amount.
Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
MOSAIC’s arrival and dismissal procedure will remain the same as last year. For our new families joining us this school year and anyone who would like to refresh their memory can view the 2022-2023 student arrival and dismissal video by clicking on the link below.
Student Arrival and Dismissal Video
In the video, I mention each family will receive a row number for afternoon dismissal. Each family will receive their assigned row number at supply drop-off.
I want to encourage families to consider carpooling this school year. Carpooling reduces the amount of cars on the lot and the time it takes to dismiss. Please fill out the carpool form listed below by Wednesday, August 17th only if you are interested in carpooling. This information will be shared in a PDF on Friday, August 19th through email to those who only filled out this document. Please contact the MOSAIC school office at 314-467-7900 as soon as possible once you make carpool arrangements with another family.
Before School and After School Care
Families can choose to utilize Y-Care as a before and after school care for their child. Hours for Y-Care are from 6:30am until the beginning of the school day and from the end of the school day until 6:00pm. Y-Care will take place in MOSAIC’s gym. The most convenient way to get to MOSAIC’s gym is to park in our front lot off Will Avenue and take the steps on the north side of the building to the gym doors. Students at MOSAIC can only attend Y-Care at MOSAIC and are not allowed to attend Y-Care in other Mehlville School District schools. You can contact Y-Care at 314-849-9622.
We will also have a local childcare provider transporting students to MOSAIC as well. Please make sure to notify your child care provider if you plan on utilizing their transportation services. Below is a list of child care providers that have committed to providing transportation to and from MOSAIC.
KinderCare – (314)892-1627 – 4105 Telegraph/Kingswood
You may want to contact your child’s daycare provider if they are not listed above. Again, this is the only provider that is committed to providing transportation for your child.
PTO WEEKLY UPDATE
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
What did the cupcake tell the frosting?
I’d be muffin without you.
Please join us TOMORROW, August 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the MOSAIC cafeteria or virtually. We have so many exciting things to share with you about this upcoming school year! There will be an attendance prize for those present at MOSAIC.
Studio Party Money
PTO will be collecting $10 per student for Studio Party money at supply drop off and the MOSAIC Mingle. This money helps us to put on awesome parties for the students! Please make sure to come see us at our table!
We will once again be having the Mums fall fundraiser. We will be using Sunnyview Garden and Greenhouse again this year. Forms will come home the first week of school and are due 9/7/22. Mum pick up is 9/23.
Stock the Lounge
We love to spoil our teachers and staff! What better way to do that than starting the school year with a lounge full of snacks! Check out the link to sign up for one of their favorites!
We will be collecting these items at the PTO meeting on the 16th and Supply Drop Off.
Let’s get ready to Mingle! The MOSAIC Mingle will be on Friday, August 26th from 6-8pm! New York Tom’s Food Truck and Kona Ice will be there for families to purchase dinner and dessert! This will for sure be a fun night for families to reconnect with or meet new friends!
Volunteer at this sign up genius to help make this event a success!
Fill Up The Pick-Up
MOSAIC along with other schools across the district will be participating in “Fill Up The Pick Up”. During the week of 8/29, we will have a food drive and load a “pick up” on 9/2 to deliver to Mehlville High School before the football game. More information about participation coming soon!
MOSAIC SPIRIT ROCK
Spirit Rock – Mosaic PTO (mosaic-pto.org)
The Spirit Rock is available for reservation for the 2022-2023 school year now! Make sure to reserve it now for your child’s special day or a special shout out for just $10/day!
Our amazing teachers have made wishlists for their Studios. If you are looking for a way to help with items in your child’s classroom, check out some of the items the teachers would love to have to supplement and enrich their students.
August 16th – Room Parent Meeting at 6:00pm
August 16th – PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
August 17th – Open House/Supply Drop Off for 1st-5th grades from 4:00-5:30pm
August 18th – Open House/Supply Drop Off for Kindergarten from 4:00-5:00pm
August 22nd – First Day of School
August 30th – Curriculum Night at 6:00pm
Enjoy the last week of summer break! I look forward to seeing everyone this week at our supply drop-offs.