Mosaic Matters - June 5, 2024

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Wow! This week was a fantastic way to end a terrific school year! Our 5th and 6th grade students performed so wonderfully in band, strings and chorus on Monday. On  Wednesday and Thursday, our kids enjoyed so many fun games and activities at field day. On Wednesday night, our 3rd  and 4th grade strings and 4th grade band presented a lovely concert to a full house of supportive parents. Thank you so much to ALL of the parent volunteers that helped make our field days such a success! It was an exciting school year filled with so many successes and most importantly,  filled with joy!

I hope you have a safe, happy and restful summer. High five for our Mosaic family! Thank you for an amazing year.

Dr. Mahri Aste

Principal

📚Library Books Now Due

All library books were due back to the Mosaic Library by Monday, June 3. Overdue notices will be emailed to the enrolling parent after this date. Please look for the notices and reach out to Mrs. Brown. If you have questions or wish to report a lost book. Thank you very much!

💻Student Laptop Return

 

All FCPS-issued student laptops, chargers, and MiFi devices should be returned to the student's homeroom teacher by Monday, June 10th. Students attending FCPS summer school and summer school related programs can keep their FCPS-issued laptops and MiFi until the last day of their summer program.

Parents are financially responsible for the replacement cost of a new device to replace any FCPS device or charger components not returned at the end of the school year. Please email Robert Sarinana (TSSpec) for next steps if your child has lost a laptop or power adapter.

💊Medication Return

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time (1:15 p.m.) on the last day of school - June 12th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student.  

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online.

➕➖Summer Math Enrichment Opportunities
  • All students have access to ST Math over the summer that they can access through Schoology. This video shows students and families how to access.
  • Khan Academy is a free self-guided and self-paced resource to work through prior knowledge concepts or stretch to new topics. Students can choose their grade-level activities from the math homepage.
  • Additional resources have been curated by the Virginia Department of Education.
🌞Summer Learning Opportunities

Chantilly Academy will host an AFA CyberCamp from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This camp would be a great fit for rising fifth through eighth graders of all skill levels interested in learning more about the importance of cybersecurity and gaining skills to protect themselves and others from cyber threats. Discounts are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Visit the camp website for more information.

Registration is also still available for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA) and Elementary-IFTA (E-IFTA) arts camps, and Credit Recovery Academy.

📈 SOL Scores Posted in SIS ParentVUE

Families can find Standards of Learning (SOL) reports for spring testing in the SIS ParentVUE Documents section on or before the last day of school. Log in to your ParentVUE account to access the following:

  • For all students, the official SOL Score Report with overall and reporting category performance for all spring tests.
  • For students in grades 3-8, the SOL Growth Parent Report shows performance over time for state reading and math tests completed this school year. 

Visit the FCPS website for additional information about spring assessment reporting practices and timelines.

Create a SIS ParentVUE Account

If you do not already have a SIS ParentVUE account, sign up now to monitor and support your child’s academic success! Through ParentVUE, you can view your student’s attendance, grades, progress reports, and assessment score reports. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVUE account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

🥗 Don’t Forget to Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance!

It’s a busy time of year, and we know there are many priorities on families’ plates. As we approach the end of the school year, it is important for families to remember to check their students’ MySchoolBucks account and pay any remaining school meal balance. 

Families who earn less than 185% of poverty level qualify for free and reduced-price meals. However, an application must be completed and submitted each school year to receive that benefit. The application for the 2024-25 school year will be available near the end of August. 

If families have a current balance and think they may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals, please fill out the FRM application for the 2024-25 school year. Get more information about free and reduced-price lunch.

If you are interested in helping to relieve lunch debt for families currently going through the FRM application process, please donate to Educate Fairfax.

🌱Get2Green

Use this Summer Fun board (Spanish version available too!) for inspiration in getting outside this summer! Can you complete a whole row or column? Cover the whole board?

✏️Back-to-School Supply Kits – order now!

Skip the stores and save both time and money on back-to-school shopping with a Sprout School Supply Kit.

These kits are teacher-approved, matching our Mosaic supply lists and will be delivered to our school and ready for the first day this Fall.

Order your Sprout Supply Kit online using school code "MES004"

DEADLINE: JULY 9, 2024

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

 

Follow us on our new Instagram page or Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

June 6 - Field Day for grades K-3 (at Draper Park)

June 11 - 6th Grade Party (at Draper Park)

June 12 - Last Day of School (2-hour early release)

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Mosaic Matters - May 29, 2024

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📸Mosaic Instagram Winner

Thank you to all our new followers on Instagram! Special congratulations to Andrea Peters Perosa who will be receiving a bag of Mosaic swag!

Head over to our Facebook page or Instagram and share a favorite memory (yours or your child's) from the past school year!

📣Spirit Week 

We've loved seeing our Mustangs dressed up for Spirit Week! See below for a reminder of our remaining spirit days this week:

Thursday, May 30: Superhero Day – dress as your favorite superhero (no masks)

Friday, May 31: Pajama Day – wear your PJs! (no slippers)

We're so proud of our Mustangs who organized a fundraiser for the American Red Cross!

📘Congratulations, WordMasters!

 

Two students representing Mosaic Elementary School recently received a perfect score in the last of three meets in the 2023-2024 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually.

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, fourth grader Vincenzo Strazzeri and sixth grader Sunny Daddio each earned a perfect score of 20 on the recent challenge. Nationally, only 125 fourth graders and 26 sixth graders achieved this result. Other students from Mosaic Elementary School who achieved outstanding results in the meet include fourth graders Graham Deal, Anay Shah and Gavin Wang, and sixth graders Ridheema Dusange, Aaron Erdman, Olivia Gao, Seneca Johnson and Justin Lee.  In preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ the fourth grade students were coached by Mr. Keating, Ms. Furr, and Ms. Piermatteo.  The sixth grade students were coached by Mr. White.  

🏫Blake Lane Community Outreach Meeting

Please join the Providence District Office, Virginia Department of Transportation and VHB, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Health Department, and Fairfax County Public Schools for a community outreach meeting to discuss the Blake Lane Pedestrian Road Safety Audit on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jim Scott Community Center.

Agenda will be shared prior to the meeting. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please register to attend.

🏆Mosaic Field Day 2024

 

Field Day will be held on June 5 for grades 4-6 and June 6 for grades K-3. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (on both days) at Draper Drive Park.

Volunteers are needed! Please sign up using this link. Thank you in advance for supporting our fun field day!

🧲Mosaic Engineering Club

 

6th Grade Young Scholars wrapped up their enrichment program by sharing their vertical farm designs. The students were challenged to build a working model of a vertical farm that can provide food to the community. They also practiced coding by designing a robot that performs a necessary function on the farm. 

📚Library Books Due June 3

All library books are due back to the Mosaic Library by Monday, June 3. Overdue notices will be emailed to the enrolling parent after this date. Please look for the notices and reach out to Mrs. Brown ([email protected]) if you have questions or wish to report a lost book. Thank you very much!

✏️Back-to-School Supply Kits – order now!

Skip the stores and save both time and money on back-to-school shopping with a Sprout School Supply Kit.

These kits are teacher-approved, matching our Mosaic supply lists and will be delivered to our school and ready for the first day this Fall.

Order your Sprout Supply Kit online using school code "MES004"

DEADLINE: JULY 9, 2024

🧩Summer Puzzle Hunt

Coming this summer: Fairfax County Public Schools Puzzle Hunt, a unique community event that will take you on a journey to the wonderful parks in Fairfax County. Starting on June 15, solve one puzzle or do them all! Puzzles are filled with creative thinking, logic, and wordplay. They are designed to be challenging and accessible for all skill levels. Summer activities like these help students retain knowledge, prevent learning loss, stay academically engaged, build new skills, and get a good start to the upcoming school year. Solve the puzzles and then find clues at the parks for a final meta-puzzle. Walk, bike, and roll at our wonderful local parks with friends and family. You can learn more by going to www.solvingfun.com/fairfax

🍎FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Support Your Child’s Success in SIS ParentVUE
  • Check Your Student’s Lunch Balance
  • Student Testing Results Coming Soon

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

Our teachers go above and beyond to get reading materials delivered!

 

Follow us on our new Instagram page or Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

June 3 - 5th and 6th Grade Band, Strings, and Chorus Concert, 6:30 p.m. (at Oakton HS)

June 5 - Field Day for grades 4-6 (at Draper Park)

June 5 - 3rd and 4th Grade Band and Strings Concert (at Mosaic ES), 5 p.m.

June 6 - Field Day for grades K-3 (at Draper Park)

June 11 - 6th Grade Party (at Draper Park)

June 12 - Last Day of School (2-hour early release)

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Mosaic Matters - May 15, 2024

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⌚May Gift of Time - May 21 and 22

Please consider gifting our teachers the gift of time! You will provide recess coverage by monitoring recess for 30 minutes. Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your assigned time to check in and get to the classroom. Thank you for supporting our teachers!

📸Mosaic Elementary is on Instagram!

Have you followed Mosaic Elementary on Instagram yet? One lucky new follower will receive a Mosaic swag bag! You must follow between now and Friday, May 24th to be entered. Drawing will take place Tuesday, May 28th and will be announced in Mosaic Matters on Wednesday, May 29th!

  📣Spirit Week (May 28 – 31)

Tuesday May 28: College/University Day – wear your favorite school

Wednesday May 29: Sports Day – wear your favorite sports team

Thursday May 30: Superhero Day – dress as your favorite superhero (no masks)

Friday May 31: Pajama Day – wear your PJs! (no slippers)

📘Cash/Check Yearbook Orders 

Yearbooks are $15.

Online payment option is closed. Please send cash or checks to the main office.

Make checks payable to Mosaic PTA.

Orders due by May 17.

🏆Mosaic Field Day 2024

 

Field Day will be held on June 5 for grades 4-6 and June 6 for grades K-2. It will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (on both days) at Draper Drive Park.

Volunteers are needed! Please sign up using this link. Thank you in advance for supporting our fun field day!

📚Library Books Due June 3

All library books are due back to the Mosaic Library by Monday, June 3. Overdue notices will be emailed to the enrolling parent after this date. Please look for the notices and reach out to Mrs. Brown ([email protected]) if you have questions or wish to report a lost book. Thank you very much!

🎭Luther Jackson Middle School Drama Presents Matilda Jr.

Come and see Matilda and her friends revolt against the evil Trunchbull with teamwork & magic!

Performance Dates:

Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 P.M.

Friday, May 17 at 7:00 P.M

Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 P.M. & 2:30 P.M. matinee

Matinee features special photo opportunity with cast onstage for our elementary school audiences!

Tickets on sale now for only $6 pre-sale ($7 at the door). Go to the LJMS Website to purchase.

🍎FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Celebrating Students, Teachers, and Nurses
  • Help Raise Awareness of Fentanyl
  • 2025 FCPS Budget

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving this weekly newsletter, please sign up today

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

We loved seeing so many Mustangs Walk, Bike, or Roll to school last week!

Follow us on our new Instagram page or Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

May 16 - 3rd and 4th Grade Math SOL

May 17 - 5th and 6th Grade Math SOL

May 23 - 5th Grade Science SOL

June 3 - 5th and 6th Grade Band, Strings, and Chorus Concert, 7:00 P.M. (at Oakton HS)

June 5 - 3rd and 4th Grade Band and Strings Concert (at Mosaic ES), 5:00 P.M.

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Mosaic Matters - May 1, 2024

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Congratulations to our 6th Graders who were selected to represent Mosaic Elementary at the 2024 FCPS All-County Chorus Festival this past weekend! Special thanks to Mr. James and Mr. Stansbery for putting in so much extra time over the past several months to rehearse with students and get them ready for this special event. Bravo!

⌚May Gift of Time - May 21 and 22

Please consider gifting our teachers the gift of time! You will provide recess coverage by monitoring recess for 30 minutes. Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your assigned time to check in and get to the classroom. Thank you for supporting our teachers!

🚲Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day- May 8th

Strap on your helmet and lace up your shoes. National Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day is May 8, 2024!

Bike & Roll to School Day invites participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. Whether addressing the need to make routes to school safer for active trips or encouraging children and teens to be more active, these events can be powerful tools to inspire lasting change. Of course, they are also fun!

📸Mosaic is On Instagram!

Did you know our school now has an Instagram page? We'll be posting exciting classroom and school activities, upcoming events, and special announcements throughout the week.

Follow us @mosaicmustangs to see what our students are up to and stay connected to our school community!

📘Cash/Check Yearbook Orders 

Yearbooks are $15.

Online payment option is closed. Please send cash or checks to the main office.

Make checks payable to Mosaic PTA.

Orders due by May 17.

🖍️ It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

If you have a child turning 5 by 9/30/2024, please register for kindergarten. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. Please share with your neighbors too.

Please go to https://www.fcps.edu/online-registration to use the online registration portal, or, if you prefer, you can also download the registration bundle at https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/enroll.pdf. You can also or stop by the school any day between 9 - 2 to pick up a registration packet. 

For more information visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

☎️ Parent Information Phone Lines Available in Eight Languages

Parents/caregivers who speak Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, or Vietnamese may call a telephone information line for general information about FCPS. View the list of phone numbers.

🏫PTA News and Events
  • Wednesday, May 8: Walk, Bike, & Roll to School Day
  • Friday, May 10: Movie Night, Mosaic Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, May 14: PTA Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation
    • 6:00 - 7:30 P.M
    • Mosaic Library; Pizza and Prizes
🎭Luther Jackson Middle School Drama Presents Matilda Jr.

Come and see Matilda and her friends revolt against the evil Trunchbull with teamwork & magic!

Performance Dates:

Thursday, May 16th 7:00 P.M.

Friday, May 17th 7:00 P.M

Saturday, May 18th 7:00 P.M. & 2:30 P.M. matinee

Matinee features special photo opportunity with cast onstage for our elementary school audiences!

Tickets on sale now for only $6 pre-sale ($7 at the door). Go to the LJMS Website to purchase.

🍎FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
  • Weigh in on School Health Services
  • FCPS Shines Bright With Continued ENERGY STAR® Recognition

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

Thank you to everyone who came to Einstein Night last week! We wish to congratulate all of our young scientists and scholars who presented and give a special thank you to Ms. Avery and Mr. Chapa and all of the staff members who helped to make this wonderful event possible!

Follow us on our new Instagram page or Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

May 3 - Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

May 8 - 5th and 6th Grade Reading SOL

May 9 - 3rd and 4th Grade Reading SOL

May 16 - 3rd and 4th Grade Math SOL

May 17 - 5th and 6th Grade Math SOL

May 23 - 5th Grade Science SOL

June 3 - 5th and 6th Grade Band, Strings, and Chorus Concert, 7:00 P.M. (at Oakton HS)

June 5 - 3rd and 4th Grade Band and Strings Concert (at Mosaic ES)

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Mosaic Matters - April 17, 2024

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Mosaic Mustangs showed appreciation for our military-connected families by wearing purple today for Purple Up! Day

🌎Earth Week Spirit Days

 

Mosaic will be celebrating Earth Week by participating in the county-wide spirit week from April 22-April 26. Students are encouraged to explore resources and work towards being ethical and global citizens! In addition, students who complete an at-home Bingo board can bring it in to Mrs. Blevins and the SCA (deliver to her mailbox or her classroom) for a chance to win a prize!  Fairfax County Parks & Rec has great learning opportunities including this Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20th. 

Monday, April 22 – Earth Day - wear green

Tuesday, April 23 – Watershed Day - wear blue

Wednesday, April 24 – Zero Waste Day - wear white

Thursday, April 25 – Climate Change Day - wear red

Friday, April 26 - Wildlife Day - wear nature print

❤️Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! SCA representatives gathered at the front of Mosaic ES to “plant” a pinwheel garden on Tuesday afternoon for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels represent hope for a happy and healthy childhood free from abuse and neglect. This symbol was adopted in 2008 by Prevent Child Abuse America, whose mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect of all children in the United States. #PinwheelsForPrevention #BuildingStrongerFamilies

🔬Einstein Night - April 25

Students from Mosaic Elementary School will be showcasing an experiment, invention, or discovery at Einstein Night! It is a night full of learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

The event is free, and all are welcome. 

Jim Scott Community Center

3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031

Thursday, April 25th

6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

We hope to see you there!

📘It's Time to Buy a Yearbook!

Yearbooks are $15.

Online orders due by April 30: Go to https://barksdalephoto.com/, click “What are you looking for?” and choose “Order Your Yearbook”. Enter 0037871YB as the Access Code.

Cash/check orders due by May 17: order forms are in Wednesday folders, make checks payable to Mosaic PTA.

🏫PTA News and Events
  • Ready for a mouthwatering meal that supports a great cause? Join us at Famous Dave's (2910 Chain Bridge Road) on Thursday, April 25th between 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM and make a difference! With every order you place, 20% will be donated to Mosaic Elementary School. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to dine for a purpose! RSVP & details here: https://grouprai.se/s276259
  • Spread the word in your neighborhood -- PTA Yard Sale on Saturday, April 27th (see flyer below). 

🎭Luther Jackson Middle School Drama Presents Matilda Jr.

Come and see Matilda and her friends revolt against the evil Trunchbull with teamwork & magic!

Performance Dates:

Thursday, May 16th 7:00 pm

Friday, May 17th 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 18th 7:00 pm & 2:30 pm matinee

Matinee features special photo opportunity with cast onstage for our elementary school audiences!

Tickets on sale now for only $6 pre-sale ($7 at the door). Go to the LJMS Website to purchase.

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

Join us on our Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

April 25 - Einstein Night at Jim Scott Community Center, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

April 25 - Mosaic Night at Famous Dave's, 12:00 - 8:00 P.M.

April 26 - PTA Yard Sale 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

May 1 - AAP Level IV Family Orientation, 6:30 P.M.

May 3 - Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Gift of Time for Teachers this week - last chance to sign up!

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⌚Gift of Time for April - This Week!

Please consider gifting our teachers the gift of time! You will provide recess coverage by monitoring recess for 30 minutes. There are still slots available for Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17. Please review the available slots and sign up on SignupGenius. Thank you for supporting our teachers! 

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Mosaic Matters - April 10, 2024

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Our Mustangs had a blast at Math Carnival Night! Thank you to Ms. Rossbach and Ms. Blevins for all your hard work!

⌚Gift of Time for April

Please consider gifting our teachers the gift of time! You will provide recess coverage by monitoring recess for 30 minutes. Please review the available slots and sign up on SignupGenius. Thank you for supporting our teachers! 

🟣Purple Up! Spirit Week

We will be celebrating a spirit week the week of April 15th! Please see below for how we plan to show support for our military-connected families!

Monday 4/15 – wear yellow to support our troops!

Tuesday 4/16 – wear your favorite red, green, or blue to represent your favorite military branch!

Wednesday 4/17 – wear purple for Purple Up Day!

Thursday 4/18 – wear camo to support everyone connected to the military!

Friday 4/19 – wear red to Remember Everyone Deployed!

➕➖➗✖️Thank you, Math Night Sponsors!

We wish to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the many generous sponsors who made our math night AMAZING! It was wonderful to have so many individuals, organizations, and businesses support our family learning event. Our abundant appreciation goes out to:

Mosaic Elementary PTA
South Block
Wegmans
McAlister's Deli
Bartaco
Lisa Barnard
Natalie McArtor, Realtor, Samson Properties
Virginia Pediatric and Adolescent Center
Wawa
Noodles & Company
AFCEA (Gravely and Paige Grant)
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Chipotle

Thank you for supporting our school! 

📘It's Time to Buy a Yearbook!

Yearbooks are $15.

Online orders due by April 30: Go to https://barksdalephoto.com/, click “What are you looking for?” and choose “Order Your Yearbook”. Enter 0037871YB as the Access Code.

Cash/check orders due by May 17: order forms are in Wednesday folders, make checks payable to Mosaic PTA.

🔬Einstein Night - April 25

Students from Mosaic Elementary School will be showcasing an experiment, invention, or discovery. It is a night full of learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

The event is free, and all are welcome. 

Jim Scott Community Center

3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031

Thursday, April 25th

6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

We hope to see you there!

🏫PTA News and Events
  • Join the next virtual PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm. We'll review upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities for the next school year. Here is the link to join: Join Here

  • Ready for a mouthwatering meal that supports a great cause? Join us at Famous Dave's (2910 Chain Bridge Road) on Thursday, April 25th between 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM and make a difference! With every order you place, 20% will be donated to Mosaic Elementary School. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to dine for a purpose! RSVP & details here: https://grouprai.se/s276259
  • Spread the word in your neighborhood -- PTA Yard Sale on Saturday, April 27th (see flyer below). 

❤️2024 Thank a Teacher Campaign

The Virginia Lottery and its partners The Supply Room, IGT and NeoPollard Interactive invite you to thank as many public school teachers as possible in conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Week in May!

Take part in the Lottery’s ninth annual Thank a Teacher campaign by sending a digital thank-you note right from the comfort of your home, now through May 10.

Teachers will receive the notes during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 - 10. Qualifying teachers can use a unique code included with the digital note to enter a drawing for a chance to win $2,500 courtesy of the Virginia Lottery, IGT and NeoPollard Interactive plus $2,500 in supplies from The Supply Room. Four lucky teachers will win!

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

 

Join us on our Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

April 16 - PTA Meeting, 6:30 P.M (virtual)

April 25 - Einstein Night at Jim Scott Community Center, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

April 25 - Mosaic Night at Famous Dave's, 12:00 - 8:00 P.M.

April 26 - PTA Yard Sale 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

May 3 - Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Mosaic Matters - March 13, 2024

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Congratulations to our Mosaic Mustangs who raised $500 for Homeward Trails!

📚National Reading Month 

Did you know March is National Reading Month?  We think this deserves a celebration!  The Virginia PTA put together a family reading BINGO card which is filled with wonderful literacy activities the whole family can enjoy.  Return your winning BINGO board to one of our reading teachers on Wednesday, April 3rd for a chance to win a PRIZE!  If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Stevens [email protected] or Kerie McGrath [email protected].

📋Picking Up Early? Notify the Office!

If you are picking up your child early, you can speed up the process by giving us a heads-up! Please let us know by using the attendance email [email protected] or calling the main office at 703-937-1600.

📍Reminder - Intention Forms!

Don’t forget to turn in your 2024-2025 Student Intention form to your child’s teacher as soon as possible!

🎪Math Night - April 3

 

Join us for the first Mosaic Math Carnival Night at 6:00 P.M. on April 3rd, 2024.

Students and families in grades 3-6, please join us for an engaging night of math fun at our first ever Mosaic Math Carnival Night! Play games, win prizes, grab some snacks! Fun for the whole family! Please RSVP for how many guests will attend this free event to secure your spot! Please enter via the main school entrance.

🔬Einstein Night - April 25

Einstein Night is the night that ALL students from Mosaic ES are invited to showcase a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math project of their choice. The event is free and open to all grade levels.

If you plan on presenting on Einstein Night, please register online. Forms are due March 22, 2024.  Once you have signed up, you will be given a design packet that will allow you to plan your project in more detail.  We hope to see you there!!

Email any questions to Ms. Avery at [email protected]

✏️PTA Events

March's Restaurant Night will be at Chipotle on March 20, 2024! To participate, come in to the Oakton Chipotle at 2946 Chain Bridge Road Suite I between 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. and mention Mosaic Elementary--OR--order online via the Chipotle website or Chipotle app. Simply choose "Pickup" for the Oakton location and enter the Promo Code: XZRFY2G when you pay! Dinner made easy--and 33% of the proceeds from our families will go directly back to Mosaic Elementary School!

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

Join us on our Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

March 20 - PTA Restaurant Night at Chipotle, 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

March 25-29 - Spring Break (Student Holiday)

April 1 - Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

April 2 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30 P.M.

April 3 - Math Carnival Night, 6:00 P.M.

April 25- Einstein Night at Jim Scott Community Center, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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Mosaic Matters - March 6, 2024

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Mosaic Elementary celebrated Read Across America Week in style! We welcomed guest readers, had five fun spirit days, enjoyed a visit from Musty the Mustang, and read LOTS of great books! We were honored to have School Member Ilryong Moon, and Region 1 leaders, Dr Tony Copeland and Mrs. Lindsay Trout join us as guest readers on Friday.

📚Spelling Bee Winners!

 

Congratulations to our class spelling bee winners! Class winners competed in our school spelling bee on Friday, March 1st. Congratulations to 6th grader Kami Michel for winning our school spelling bee. Kami will go on to compete in the Fairfax County Spelling Bee on March 17th! Good luck to our super speller!

 

Gulino                   Kinsey Hutchison

Van Balen            Yo-Yo Zheng                       

Long                      Zoya Kamran

Ng                         Gaby Plotczyk Pizarro

Cox                       Inaaya Khan

Jildeh                    Zeynep Kirac

 

Piermatteo          Emilia Christie

Noel                     Aarav Ranade                   

Keating                Tej Srinivasan

Salinas                 Jake Leatherman

James                  Aimi Noller-Kojima

Quiroz                 Habkame Wondoson

Presper               Gabrielle Lin

 

Hall                      Deon Ahmeti

McKeown            Hinda Geedi

Allen                    Theo Hermansen

Maloney              Eli Shermer

Anuszewski         Ronan Ferrell

Anderson             Chloe Khuon

 

Levis                     Yasmeen Wolkens

White                   Kami Michel                      

Chapa                   Justin Lee

Wellner                Ryan Abott

Umana                 Nur Abulizi

🚀Lightspeed Classroom Management

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and focused learning environment for our students, our school is using a classroom management tool that will help teachers better connect with student devices during classes. We are continuing to expand our use over the coming weeks. This tool will provide teachers with a number of helpful features: 

  • Easily view student screens in real time from the teacher console to see which students may need guidance or support.
  • Focus student attention on a particular website on their device to minimize distractions.
  • Pause student access to the internet to focus on other classroom tasks.

We believe this classroom management tool will allow us to maximize class time to support your student’s learning while at school. Please note that student devices will not be monitored outside of school hours. The regular filters remain in place on school devices, but once they are home, teachers cannot monitor students. As parents, we would like to encourage you to sign up for your own Lightspeed reports, which will allow you to see how your child is spending time on the computer during and after school hours.

✍️Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

On Monday, March 18, Mosaic Elementary parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

 

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

  🔬Einstein Night - April 25

Einstein Night is the night that ALL students from Mosaic ES are invited to showcase a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math project of their choice. The event is free and open to all grade levels.

If you plan on presenting on Einstein Night, please register online. Forms are due March 22, 2024.  Once you have signed up, you will be given a design packet that will allow you to plan your project in more detail.  We hope to see you there!!

Email any questions to Ms. Avery at [email protected]

📝Student Intentions 2024-2025

A blue Student Intention form was sent home last week. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the form for each child you have at Mosaic ES and return to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. This information is important as staffing is based on enrollment, and state regulations require that we determine the educational intentions of students leaving FCPS. Additionally, if you have moved, or plan on moving, please contact Jenny Davisson to update your information. Thank you!

❤️National School Social Work Week

March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week. Social workers in FCPS help to prevent social, emotional, and behavioral factors from affecting a student's ability to perform at their best. Their primary goal is to remove barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling their academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. We are lucky to have Susan Daly as our social worker at Mosaic! She is a wonderful support to our students and families! Learn more about the role of social workers in FCPS.

✏️PTA Events

March's Restaurant Night will be at Chipotle on March 20, 2024! To participate, come in to the Oakton Chipotle at 2946 Chain Bridge Road Suite I between 5:00pm and 9:00pm and show the cashier the attached flyer on your smartphone--OR--order online via the Chipotle website or Chipotle app. Simply choose "Pickup" for the Oakton location and enter the Promo Code: XZRFY2G when you pay! Dinner made easy--and 33% of the proceeds from our families will go directly back to Mosaic Elementary School!

🏫2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open!  If you have a child that will turn five by September 30, 2024, please fill out the new student registration intake form. Your form will be submitted to the registrar, Jenny Davisson, who will assist you with the next steps in the registration process. You are also welcome to stop by the office to pick up a registration packet or download the registration bundle. Please share with your neighbors as well! Please note – online registration for 2024-2025 should open on April 4th.

The Kindergarten Orientation will be on Tuesday, April 2nd at 2:30 in our cafeteria. Dr. Aste will provide an overview of the Kindergarten program. You are invited to bring your rising kindergartners with you as they will have an opportunity to play in a kindergarten classroom while you are enjoying the presentation. We will also have staff available if you wish to complete your registration after the presentation.

💜 Purple Up! on April 17 to Support Military Families

 

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8.

🍎FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Where FCPS Funding Comes From
  • Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey Opens 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

📰What's Happening at Mosaic?

 

Join us on our Facebook page to hear the latest and greatest news coming from Mosaic!

Check out our website to learn about the amazing things our Mustangs are doing at our school!

Visit our page on X (formerly Twitter) and see snapshots of what goes on in our amazing classrooms!

🗓️Upcoming Events

March 20 - PTA Restaurant Night at Chipotle, 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

March 25-29 - Spring Break (Student Holiday)

April 1 - Teacher Work Day (Student Holiday)

April 2 - Staff Development Day (Student Holiday)

April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30 P.M.

April 3 - Math Carnival Night, 6:00 P.M.

April 25- Einstein Night at Jim Scott Community Center, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Phone: 703.937.1600

Attendance: 703.937.1661 or [email protected]

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