Mosaica Online Happenings

November 11-15 2013

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Monday, November 11th: Veterans Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, November 19th: Online Paragon Night
  • Wednesday, November 20th: Enrichment Day
  • Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29th: Thanksgiving Break
  • **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**

END OF THE GRADING PERIOD IS HERE!!!!!

Teachers - please be sure to pay close attention to the End of the Grading Period Procedures that you received from Julie. These deadlines are very important so that we can best support all of our local schools:)


Deadlines for the week of November 11-15:


General:

o Monday, November 11: Veterans Day Holiday – all students and staff

o Tuesday, November 12: Advisors check all PSAPs for any errors/omissions

o Wednesday, November 13: PSAP Conference Window begins

Teacher Tasks:

oVeterans Day Holiday (November 11th)

Advisor Tasks:

o Check for PSAP completion and notify teachers of any missing information

o Begin holding PSAP conferences

Staff Spotlight - Eric Lech

¡Hola amigos! I am very proud to be beginning my 3rd year as a HS Spanish teacher with Mosaica Online and my 13th year teaching Spanish. Having earned a B.A. in Spanish from Dickinson College in PA with a semester spent in Queretaro, Mexico, I immediately began a teaching career at a small HS in PA teaching Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, and AP Spanish. After completing an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, my district split my time between classroom teaching and as a Technology Integration Specialist to help other teachers integrate technology more effectively in their classes, which led me to help them develop their and my own online courses for our local students. Now in my 5th year in online education, I work full time for an Education Service Agency in PA where I provide a variety of professional development (including effective online teaching and course development practices) and other services to teachers and administrators in our region.

I have been very happily married to my wife, Allison, for 3 years, and we welcomed our son, Logan, 17 months ago. Our little man is quite the "travieso" (mischievious one) and keeps us on our toes and very busy with swim lessons, music classes, and Sid the Science Kid! Together with our 10 year old Beagle/Bassset Hound, Dora (I let my students at the time help me name my puppy), we live near Allentown, PA. I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at Mosaica and helping our students succeed.



Thank you Eric- we appreciate you so very much!

Mosaica Sunshine!

*As always, please keep Barbara Noel-Williams in your thoughts- she is a WARRIOR in her fight against cancer!!!!



Let me know of any concerns or celebrations within our Mosaica Online family!

Mosaica Online Enrichment Days

Our next Enrichment Day is Wednesday, November 20.


PARAGON WILL BE THE FOCUS!


Stay tuned for details!

Club Corner

Elementary Art Club

For the First Week of November we are going to practice the art technique
of Zentangle! Zentangle is a word that describes, the use of lines,
shapes and patterns drawn in a set of shapes or abstract forms. Zentangle
is basically a fancy way to Doodle!


Work by- Andrea Duncan - AZ 7th grade student

TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!

  • Teachers must finish inputting all PSAP information by the end of today (Friday, Nov. 8th). Please be sure to get this completed before the end of the day.

  • If you teach any Ohio students, please stress the importance of attendance logs with them. They need to be putting in 30-36 hours per week, but we have noticed multiple students are not coming close to this amount of time.

  • Our next Enrichment Day is Wed, Nov. 20th, and it will take place in the Paragon classes. No work should be assigned in other subjects on this day.

  • Learning Environment tip - Please make sure that all of your students can view their final calculated averages in the course gradebook. You will know that a student can see his average if he has the "open eye" icon next to his grade. Don't forget to release the averages for new students when they enter your class. (To release the final average, click on the drop-down arrow at the top of the "final calculated grade" column. Select "Grade All". Select all of your students and then click on "Release/Unrelease" to give them access to their averages. If you need help doing this, please contact your instructional coordinator.)


Non Charter Mosaica Online Locations:

Holiday season is here. Please carefully note the holiday schedule below, and do not assign work due on vacation days.


American School Foundations

November 18 - Mexican Revolution Day

November 25 - 29 - Fall Break

December 23 - January 6 - Winter Holiday


Mosaica International School of Hyderabad

November 5-7 - Benchmark Testing

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 28 - Thanksgiving Day

December 23 - January 4 - Winter Holiday


Foundation Academy of Mansfield

November 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holidays

December 23 - January 5 - Winter Vacation


Muskegon Heights High School

November 28 - 29 - Thanksgiving Vacation

December 21 - January 5 - Winter Vacation


Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac

November 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break

December 13th - Early Release

December 23rd - January 3rd - Holiday Break


American School of Puerto Vallarta

November 28 - Early Release Day

November 29 - Thanksgiving break

December 19 - January 6 - Winter Break

Data Discussion...

Online Paragon Nights!

Here are the dates for our Online Paragon Nights for the 2013-2014 school year!

November 19
January 14
March 11
May 27

And last but not least..... Your joke of the week

Teacher: You missed school yesterday didn't you?

Student: Not very much!