Mosaica Online Happenings

March 17-21 2014

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • March 18th: Parent Education at either 2pm or 8:30pm EASTERN times
  • March 24-28: SPRING BREAK
  • Friday, April 11th: Last day of Grading Period #3
  • Monday, April 14th: Enrichment Day
  • May 14th: Enrichment Day
  • May 26th: Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 27th: Paragon Night
  • **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**

Non-Charter Mosaica Online Locations

American School Foundations

Mar 17 - Benito Juarez Day

April 14 - 21 - Spring Holiday

May 1 - Labor Day

May 25 - Last Day for Seniors

May 31 - Upper School Graduation

June 12 - Last Day of School


Mosaica International School of Hyderabad

March 17 - Holi

March 31 - Ugadi

April 14 - 18 - Spring Break

May 1 - May Day

May 28 - 30 - Benchmark Testing

June 13 - Last Day of School


Foundation Academy of Mansfield

April 14 - 18 - Spring Vacation

May 26 - Memorial Day

June 4 - Last Day of School


Muskegon Heights High School

March 28 - Prof. Dev. Day

March 31 - April 4 - Spring Vacation

April 18 - Good Friday

May 10 - Prof. Dev. Day

May 26 - Memorial Day

June 12 - Last Day for Students


Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac

March 14th - Early Release

March 17th - Professional Development Day

April 7th - 11th - Spring Break

April 18th - Good Friday

May 23rd - Early Release Day

May 26th - Memorial Day

June 13th - Early Release Day

June 20th - Last Day of School


American School of Puerto Vallarta

March 17 - Mexican Holiday

April 11 - 27 - Spring Break

May 1 - Mexican Holiday

May 5 - Mexican Holiday

May 16 - Profession Development Day

May 27 - 30 - Senior Final Exams

June 17 - Last Day of School

Staff Spotlight - Joni Jameson

Joni is a brand new teacher with Mosaica Online and shares...

I have a teenage daughter that is a junior in high school. My other “children” are our two dogs - Dexter and Daisy. I attended the University of Georgia for my undergraduate degree, Piedmont College for my masters and the University of Georgia for my doctoral work (I am ABD). I have been teaching for 20 years in both language arts and social studies. I love teaching online and feel blessed that parents and students let me in their homes to do what I love, teach.

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 Monday April 14th!

Club Corner

Pizza Perfect!

During the March Cooking Club lesson we learned how to make homemade pizza dough and toss it like the professionals! Not only is making homemade pizza entertaining, it makes for a great family meal since everyone can choose their own toppings. Here are some popular options:

Classic- Marinara, cheese, and pepperoni

Speciality- Classic with veggies and meats

Hawaiian- Ham and pineapple

Taco- refried beans as the sauce, seasoned taco meats, cheese, black olives. Top with lettuce and tomato after cooking

BBQ Chicken- BBQ sauce, diced cooked chicken, onion, cheese

Fresh Tomato- Olive oil or pesto as the sauce, sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, sliced mozzarella cheese


Check out Eve Scolari's tossing skills and her finished Bacon and Pineapple Pizza!

TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!

  • 1. Please make sure that your checklist is now complete through GP3.
  • 2. Please make sure that you have called the parents of students with D/F averages and documented that communication in your seating chart.
  • 3. Make sure that you are entering 0’s each Monday so that parents, Heads of School and advisors have a clear picture of how each student is performing in your class.
  • 4. Please make sure that you are including test prep activities in your classes as outlined by your IC.

The Coaching Corner.....

As students prepare for their state assessment, they have, or will, view the Capture recording on test taking strategies. As you support your students in preparations for the exams, please reinforce these tips! Post in them in your NEWS section, and refer to them during your live sessions! Seeing and hearing these simple ‘take to the test’ strategies multiple times will provide our students with the self-confidence to rock the test!

Reading Passages

• If the test requires you to read passages and then answer questions about what you read…

• read the questions first.

• By doing this, you will know what you are looking for as you read.

• This also helps you go faster on the test.

• When there are several questions about a reading passage or chart, look for clues in other questions that will help you with those items about which you are unsure.

Math Computation

· When using scratch paper on a math test, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet!

· Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect

· If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again.

Online Paragon Nights!

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

May 27

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

Father: How were the exam questions?
Son: Easy
Father: Then why look so unhappy?
Son: The questions didn't give me any trouble, just the answers!