Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal
Posted on 01/18/2022
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Dear MOSAIC Families,

I hope everyone had a nice extended weekend. I wanted to begin this week’s email blast informing our families about two important topics: Kindergarten Lottery and Portrait of a Graduate traits. Today’s email is rather long, but I would like to encourage our families to take time to read through the information, as I think you will find it very helpful.

Kindergarten Lottery

The kindergarten lottery for the 2022-2023 school year will open on February 7th and close on February 25th. If you were unable to attend last week’s virtual meeting, please click on the link below to watch the video. Please remember that families who currently have a child at MOSAIC have first choice to send their incoming kindergartener to MOSAIC for the 2022-2023 school year. I also want you to remember that you must register your child in the district and complete the lottery application. Families will be notified of the lottery results on March 4th and must accept the position by March 11th. You can contact our school office at 314-467-7900 if you have any questions about the lottery process.  

Kindergarten Information Video

Portrait of a Graduate

Academics are a primary focus at MOSAIC Elementary School. We also recognize that there are additional skills an individual must possess to be successful in an ever changing world. The Mehlville School District along with MOSAIC wants every student to possess a wide range of values and skills that will lead to a successful personal and professional life. The district has identified five traits that we call our Portrait of a Graduate (POG). You will find that MOSAIC’s academic language mirrors many of the POG traits. Not only do we embed these traits into our daily routines and learning practices at MOSAIC, but we also facilitate monthly lessons based on POG to focus on a single trait. In February, we will focus on Self-Aware and Persistence. Please read below about each of the individual traits. We will continue to update our families about how we are incorporating POG in our studios.      

Creative and Critical Thinker

• Approaches problem solving opportunities with an independent and curious mind
• Gathers and assess relevant information
• Generates, shares and connects ideas to find solutions.
• Challenges assumptions objectively  

Self-Aware  

• Fosters and appreciates meaningful relationships
• Embraces a balance of certainty and uncertainty
• Adopts realistic goals and expectations
• Uses introspection to consciously and continuously evaluate strengths, skills, and values
• Perceives the impact of personal behavior

Persistent

• Develops a growth mindset
• Recognizes when failure is an opportunity
• Adapts to change
• Seeks resources for support
• Maintains a positive attitude

Communicator

• Explores and exchanges ideas in multiple formats
• Speaks and writes with poise, organization, purpose, and context
• Listens actively, acknowledging and understanding different viewpoints
• Provides and accepts feedback
• Cultivates interpersonal skills

Ethical & Global

• Exhibits integrity, honesty, and empathy
• Recognizes and respects diversity
• Demonstrates personal, social, and civic responsibility
• Embraces environmental stewardship
• Contributes to solutions that benefit the broader community

Update from our Drama Club

Drama Club is meeting Thursday, January 27 and Monday, January 31 after school in the cafeteria.

Dates/Times for MOSAIC Student Clubs

January Clubs & Community Enrichment

Engineering Club
Mondays; 7:45 - 8:55am; Studio E

Drama Club
Mondays (1/31); 4-5:15pm; Cafeteria

Game & Crazy 8s Club
Tuesdays; 8am; Studio 3

Green Team
Tuesdays (1/4, 1/18); 7:55am; Studio 4/Studio E/MOSAIC Garden (weather permitting)

Yoga Club
Wednesdays; 8 - 8:55am; Cafeteria (no meeting 1/5)

Leadership Council
Friday, 1/21; Studio 4

Community Enrichment @MOSAIC
Prior registration through RevTrak required for all offered sessions.

Chess
Mondays, Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14 and 28 from 8:00-8:55am in the cafeteria

Strings
Tuesday & Thursdays; 8:30-8:55am; Music Room
*We kindly ask that no students arrive for Strings prior to 8:25am

Scratch Coding (Grades K-2)
Wednesdays: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Scratch Coding (Grades 3-5)
Thursdays: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

MOSAIC Shout Outs

I want to encourage our families and staff to take a few minutes to write a “shout-out,” recognizing a student or staff member for all their hard work. I read shout-outs each morning during announcements for students to hear and enjoy. Please click on the link below to write your “shout-out.”
 
MOSAIC Shout Outs

PTO WEEKLY UPDATE

https://mosaic-pto.org

JOKE OF THE WEEK:
What does the cell say to his sister when she steps on his toe?
 "Oh my toe sis!"

Papa Johns Night Is Back
Need some dinner plans? Order Papa John’s tonight at 2 convenient locations:
2230 Union Rd 6507 Telegraph Rd
314-631-6161 314-845-8500
Mention MOSAIC Elementary and PROMO CODE SSM015 to help MOSAIC earn some dough!
SCHOOL WIDE SHOE DRIVE

MOSAIC Elementary PTO is collecting shoes! Our goal as a school is to fill 200 bags of shoes! Flyers are being sent home today. 25 pairs of shoes equals 1 bag. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors worldwide.

The studio that collects the most bags of shoes will win a studio wide pizza party and the student that collects the most shoes will win a pizza party with 2 friends and their pick of 1 MOSAIC faculty member.

If you are a MOSAIC family or know someone that owns a business/shop and are interested in setting a box out for shoe donations contact Jessica Brownlie (jessicbrownlie@yahoo.com/314.258.5420) to arrange a box drop off.

There will be 3 Saturday Shoe Drives from 10 AM- 12 PM: Jan 29, Feb 12 & March 5.

Don’t miss out on Shoesday Tuesday! Volunteers will be out collecting your donated shoes. Just pop your trunk open and we will gladly take those shoes off your hands.

This fundraiser will run through March 11th. The PTO will host a “Sock Hop” and celebrate all MOSAIC students and the success of the fundraiser on March 11th.  
Please check out the volunteer list and see where you can help out with the fundraiser: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094EACAA2FAAF85-shoe. All proceeds raised will go back to the MOSAIC Elementary PTO.

MOSAIC’S SOCK HOP **ATTENTION DATE HAS CHANGED**

DUE TO THE RISING CASES OF COVID-19 THE DANCE HAS BEEN MOVED TO MARCH 11TH.

Kick your shoes off and dance the night away March 11th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Dress up like a 1950’s kid, come hula hoop, hand jive and more! Make sure you get your picture taken with the roaming photo booth.

RSVP today at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2gqgOfl_szvYXka_dMz21v6PERFVklTq7TdwUv849WZ9Qeg/viewform?usp=sf_link

We need volunteers to help make this event a success! Please check out the link provided https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094EACAA2FAAF85-sock.

SPRING FUNDRAISER

Save the date for April 1st for the most important fundraiser of the year! Trivia won the popular vote for the evening’s entertainment. Now the committee is planning away! Tickets will go on sale soon!

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

STUDIO WISHLISTS
https://mosaic-pto.org/teacher-amazon-wish-lists/

EVENT COMMITTEES
https://mosaic-pto.org/ways-to-be-involved/

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!

Thank you!  
MOSAIC PTO

Upcoming MOSAIC Events

January 24th – Report Cards email to families
January 26th – Early Release Day at 1:20
February 7th – Kindergarten Lottery opens for 2022-2023 school year
February 25th – Kindergarten Lottery closes
February 8th – PTO Meeting at 6:30pm
March 4th – Kindergarten lottery results shared with families
March 21st- March 25th – Spring Break


Take care and have a great week!

-Scott


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