February 16, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

Welcome to what I believe is our first virtual snow day for the district. Thank you to our families, students and staff for pivoting to virtual learning in such a short amount of time. I hope to see everyone in person tomorrow morning, but the future forecast does not look promising. As of now, the forecast is calling for an additional three to six inches of snow from Wednesday morning into Thursday. Please make sure to watch your local news, our district website and various social media platforms for the latest news regarding our plans for tomorrow.

If we continue with virtual learning for all students tomorrow, please note that students who attend STRETCH on Wednesdays will have STRETCH virtually tomorrow. STRETCH students who are in MOSAIC@Home classes will continue to attend STRETCH this Friday.

Please remember to charge your child’s Chromebook this evening just in case. I have my fingers crossed that the next weather system will miss us and we will only see sunlight from this point on. Of course, we know what the groundhog said…

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

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

Electronics Recycling Event

Midwest Recycling Center is hosting an electronics recycling event at Wohlwend Elementary School on Saturday, February 27th from 8-11 AM.  

Individuals can drive through Wohlwend’s parking lot to drop off and recycle all of their unused electronic devices.  

You can find more information here: https://mrcrecycling.net/electronics-recycling-events/stlouis-mo-2021-02-27

Wohlwend is located at 5966 Telegraph Road.  

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE

https://mosaic-pto.org

Support MOSAIC by ordering from the following restaurants!

Papa John’s Day

February 16th from 9:30AM-12 Midnight

6057 Telegraph Rd.       2230 Union Rd.

Use Code SSM015

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/PTO8464 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? 

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:

Silent Auction Baskets

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094EACAA2FAAF85-silent

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!

March 9th, 2021 – https://zoom.us/j/92031530847

April 13th, 2021

May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

March 6th @ 9:00am – MOSAIC Outdoor Classroom Build Day

March 19th – End of Third quarter

March 22nd-26th – Spring Break

Take care, keep warm and be safe if you have to leave your home.

-Scott

February 8, 2021 – Dr. Clark Email

Happy Monday MOSAIC Families,

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I also hope everyone is staying warm in this very frigid weather. Daytime highs will hover around the twenty-degree mark all week. Students will go outside for recess if the temperature (including the wind chill) remains above twenty degrees. Be sure to dress your child in warm clothes this week and next.

Please join us tomorrow evening for our February PTO meeting beginning at 6pm. Dr. Gaines will present information about Prop S and its impact on MOSAIC and the school district. We will also have a presentation from our specialists teachers (PE, music, art, library, counselor).

You can learn more about Prop S by reading the information below provided by our district.    

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.

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

Electronics Recycling Event

Midwest Recycling Center is hosting an electronics recycling event at Wohlwend Elementary School on Saturday, February 27th from 8-11 AM.  

Individuals can drive through Wohlwend’s parking lot to drop off and recycle all of their unused electronic devices.  

You can find more information here: https://mrcrecycling.net/electronics-recycling-events/stlouis-mo-2021-02-27

Wohlwend is located at 5966 Telegraph Road.  

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE

https://mosaic-pto.org

Murder Mystery Committee Meeting

Come join us Wednesday night on Zoom at 7PM to see where you could lend a helping hand with our annual spring fundraiser. Here’s the link:

https://zoom.us/j/95487661962?pwd=L2MwQkl1bUs2dEdPK0twL0liT3RQdz09

Support MOSAIC by ordering from the following restaurants!

Oberweis Day

February 15th from 9AM – 10PM

4590 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

Papa John’s Day

February 16th from 9:30AM-12 Midnight

6057 Telegraph Rd.       2230 Union Rd.

Use Code SSM015

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/PTO8464 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? 

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 9th – PTO Meeting at 6pm

February 15th – No School – President’s Day

Stay warm and have a great week!

-Scott

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? 

​​​​​​​

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

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

December 21, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas MOSAIC Families,

Thank you once again to all our families for your patience, understanding and most of all, your continuous support. MOSAIC would not be MOSAIC without our incredible parents and families. I hope everyone finds calmness and takes time to relax during the winter break.

We look forward to seeing our students back at school on Tuesday, January 5th for our cohort A students and Wednesday, January 6th for cohort B students. There is no school on January 4th, this included our MOSAIC@Home students. We ask for our families’ cooperation in reviewing the District’s Wellness Plan before your child returns to school following winter break.

Does your child exhibit any 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.

Be safe and stay healthy over the break and we look forward to seeing everyone on January 5th.

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

HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS FROM THE PTO!

As we head into the winter break, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of you in our wonderful Mosaic community! It has been a year full of firsts for everyone and we’ve certainly had our ups and downs, but it is all worth it to support our incredible school, its dedicated staff, and its amazing families. THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! See you in the new year!

Warmest Wishes,
Mosaic PTO

JOLLY JAMBOREE

Thank you for joining our virtual holiday jamboree! And an extra special thank you to everyone who helped make it possible:

Santa

Mr. Aplin

Dr. Clark

Mrs. Layton

Ms. Daubach

Mr. Fuhrman

Mrs. Belosi

Mrs. Donaldson

Mrs. Nichols

PTO

Holiday Committee

 
 

SPREADING JOY

Our mission to spread joy is now under way. Thank you to everyone that has signed up to spread joy with us!

CONTEST WINNERS (voted on by the participants):

Most Elaborate: Harper/Edward Brownlie
Most Traditional: Ada Emo
Most Unique: Henry Lamping

The Spread Joy banner is now hanging up outside the main entrance. Add your joyful snowflake at your leisure and snap a photo to share on Facebook.

YOU’VE BEEN SNOWBALLED!

SNOWBALLS are done flying! Thank you to everyone who SNOWBALLED with us!

PTO BOARD POSITION
(TODAY)

There is a vacancy in the Secretary position on the PTO Board. Nominations for this position must be sent to Dr. Clark (sclark@msdr9.org) no later than Monday, December 21st. If you are nominated for this position, you will be notified via email and have until Monday, January 4th to accept or decline your nomination. Nominees in acceptance will give a brief presentation at the January 12th PTO meeting. Voting will occur during the January 12th PTO meeting and the elected individual will be announced that evening.

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

December 23rd – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th – Students return to school
January 11th – Lottery for kindergarten applications opens for the 2021-2022 school year
January 12th – Monthly PTO Meeting
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter
January 14th and 18th – No School
January 19th – First day of 2nd semester

Take care and have a wonderful winter break.

-Scott

December 14, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

It is hard to believe we are only one week away from the winter break. The school year continues to fly by. I would like to thank are MOSAIC families for your continuous support and understanding this school year.

It was announced at last week’s PTO meeting that Mrs. Samantha Stormer would be stepping down as PTO’s President due to health concerns. The PTO’s Executive Committee voted Ms. Ashley Fleming as her replacement. This now leaves a vacancy in the Secretary position on the PTO Board. Nominations for this position must be sent to me at (sclark@msdr9.org) no later than Monday, December 21st. If you are nominated for this position, you will be notified via email and have until Monday, January 4th to accept or decline your nomination. Nominees in acceptance will give a brief presentation at the January 12th PTO meeting. Voting will occur during the January 12th PTO meeting and the elected individual will be announced that evening.

We would like to thank Mrs. Stormer for her dedication and commitment to MOSAIC Elementary School and the Mehlville School District. We wish her good health and the very best in the future.

Reporting an Absence

We would like to remind our families of reporting your child’s absence if they are not going to be at school.  You can report an absence on MOSAIC’s attendance line at 314-467-7910 or send an email to our attendance secretary Mrs. Melina Ulrich at ulrichm@msdr9.org. Please do not send an email to your child’s classroom teacher to report an absence. The school office will communicate your child’s absence to their teacher. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Picture Pick-up for MOSAIC@Home Families

School picture proofs and pre-ordered packets for our MOSAIC@Home students are available for pick-up today, 12/14 until 4:00. Please ring the intercom and you will be met at the door with your items.

Next Monday, 12/21 packets will be available outside during supply pick-up from 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-4:00pm.

Proofs and packets went home with A and B Cohorts last Thursday and Friday. The MOSAIC order code is MOSA4912.

Retakes are scheduled for January 28 and 29.

Information from our School Food and Nutrition Department

Exciting news from School Food & Nutrition! Starting Dec. 15, students in attendance will be given a shelf stable meal bag to take home for the following day when they are learning virtually.  The meal bags are FREE for all students. Parents, you don’t have to do anything!  Providing meal bags to students is another way we can support them while they are learning virtually.

The bags will contain:

Breakfast-3 items: various items such as cereal, cereal bar, poptart, nutri-grain bar, zeezee bar and raisins or craisins and a juice box.

Lunch-4 items: Meat stick, cheddar cheese cup/salsa cup, tortilla chips, applesauce cup.

Additionally, we will be making a change to the menu items we will be offering in January at MOSAIC. Instead of offering what is listed both co-hort days, we will be serving what is listed for that day on the menu. The January menu is already  offering several days in which both co-horts are offered the same choice. We will be adding Cheeseburgers as a daily option along with Turkey sandwich and Sunbutter & Jelly as a daily option still.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Burger, MOSAIC Cafe Manager at 467-7945 or burgers@msdr9.org.

Thanks and have a wonderful holiday break.

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

MOSAIC WINTER SHOP
(NOW CLOSED)

Thank you for shopping in our first Winter Shop! All of the orders were delivered yesterday. Thank you to everyone who helped make this shop possible! Most of the items in the shop were crafted with love from within our Mosaic community. Please let us know if something is not quite right with your order and we will take care of it! mosaicpto@gmail.com

JOLLY JAMBOREE
(THIS WEEK)

We will be hosting an evening of virtual festivities on Thursday, December 17th, so mark your calendars! To provide a more intimate experience, we are dividing the evening into two zoom groups:

A-K will zoom from 6:00pm-7:00pm
L-Z will zoom from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Be on the lookout for helpful tips and zoom links coming to your email this Wednesday 12/16!

SPREADING JOY
(THIS WEEK)

Our mission to spread joy is now under way! Thank you to everyone that has signed up to spread joy with us!

CONTEST ENDS WEDNESDAY 12/16! Remember to join the Facebook group Gingerbread House Contest and share your graham cracker creations to be entered into the contest. The contest has three categories with one winner per category. The participants will do the voting. Be on the lookout for the voting form after the contest closes!

The Spread Joy banner is now hanging up outside the main entrance. Add your joyful snowflake at your leisure and snap a photo to share on Facebook.

Thank you for all of your generous donations for the Affton Food Pantry! Thanks to you, we were able to provide FIVE shopping carts FULL of donations!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: mosaicpto@gmail.com

YOU’VE BEEN SNOWBALLED!
(THIS WEEK)

SNOWBALLS are flying! Please make sure you throw your SNOWBALL (minimum $5) by Sunday, December 20th and share your adventure on the REAL Moms of Mosaic FB page. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

PTO BOARD POSITION

There is a vacancy in the Secretary position on the PTO Board. Nominations for this position must be sent to Dr. Clark (sclark@msdr9.org) no later than Monday, December 21st. If you are nominated for this position, you will be notified via email and have until Monday, January 4th to accept or decline your nomination. Nominees in acceptance will give a brief presentation at the January 12th PTO meeting. Voting will occur during the January 12th PTO meeting and the elected individual will be announced that evening.

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

December 23rd – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th – Students return to school
January 12th – Monthly PTO Meeting
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter

Have a great week!

-Scott

December 7, 2020 – Dr. Clark Email

Dear MOSAIC Families,

I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. As we enter into this very busy time of year, be sure to find time to relax. I also hope you find time to enjoy some of the upcoming events planned by MOSAIC’s PTO. You can find out more details about these events below in today’s PTO message.

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@msr9.org if your child’s Chromebook is having issues.

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

MOSAIC WINTER SHOP
(LAST DAY)

We invite our Mosaic community to shop in our first ever virtual holiday store. The shop is designed for students to be able buy a special gift for their loved ones that will be treasured for years to come, but everyone is welcome to shop! All of the unique items featured are less than $10 and are from local crafters and Mosaic families.

The Winter Shop will be open for a limited time from Thursday, December 3rd to Monday, December 7th on our website mosaic-pto.org. Purchased items will be distributed beginning the week of 12/14.

JOLLY JAMBOREE

We will be hosting an evening of virtual festivities on Thursday, December 17th, so mark your calendars!

SPREADING JOY
(SIGN-UP CLOSED)

Our mission to spread joy is now under way! Thank you to everyone that has signed up to spread joy with us!

Today is the last day to pick up your kits from your assigned location. Please reach out to us if you are unable to pick up your kit. Remember to join the Facebook group Gingerbread House Contest and share your graham cracker creations to be entered into the contest. Submissions must be made by Wednesday, December 16th. The Spread Joy banner is now hanging up outside the main entrance. Add your joyful snowflake at your leisure and snap a photo to share on Facebook.

Thank you for all of your generous donations for the Affton Food Pantry! The boxes are overflowing!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: mosaicpto@gmail.com

YOU’VE BEEN SNOWBALLED!

SNOWBALLS are ready to fly! Please make sure you throw your SNOWBALL (minimum $5) now through Sunday, December 20th and share your adventure on the REAL Moms of Mosaic FB page. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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!

December 8th, 2020 – https://zoom.us/j/98136402657
January 12th, 2021
February 9th, 2021
March 9th, 2021
April 13th, 2021
May 11th, 2021

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

December 7th – Information Night for 2021-2022 Kindergarten students @6pm
December 8th – Monthly PTO meeting – https://zoom.us/j/98136402657
December 23rd – January 4th – Winter Break
January 5th – Students return to school
January 14th – End of 2nd quarter

Take care and I hope you join us tomorrow evening for our monthly PTO meeting.

-Scott