Mosaica Online Happenings

August 12-16 2013

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • August 14th: 1st day of school!
  • **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**

Staff Spotlight- Gabby Bray

Hi! My name is Gabby Bray and I am the Instructional Coordinator for Mosaica Online who oversees English Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages and Paragon Humanities. I have been in education for sixteen years as a social studies teacher and administrator. Eleven of my years in education have been with various online organizations and charter schools. I am married and we have three children - William (10), Marshall (9) and Emily (5). I have taken up running in the last year and it has become an obsession! I ran my first half-marathon this past February and I am now registered for several more. In January, I will be running the Tinker Bell Half-Marathon in Anaheim. Then in February, I will complete the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge in Orlando - a 10K on Saturday and a Half-Marathon on Sunday. So, I am training a lot right now! :) I am thrilled to be working with Mosaica Online and I am looking forward to an amazing school year!

Thank you Gabby! You are an amazing addition to Mosaica Online!

Mercury 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!

Club Corner

We are excited about our clubs for the 2013-2014 school year!

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in:

Art Club - led by Elizabeth Kamper

Book Club - led by Allie Byrne (ES), & Emily Alley (MS & HS)

Cooking Club - led by Allie Byrne


Remember that you will be calling your students prior to the first day of class. When you call, be sure to introduce yourself and explain which course you will be teaching. Remind the students of the first day of class (8/14 for 20 week students and 9/3 for 18 week students) and remind them that they will need to login daily to their courses. Some of these students are new to online so be sure and be very encouraging and give them your contact information in case they have any questions.

Non Charter Mosaica Online Locations:

Besides our students in AZ, CA, CO, & OH we are serving students in the following locations:

Stay tuned for more info....

Data Discussion...

Q1 Baseline Scantron Performance Series:

All students in grades K-10 will take Scantron Performance Series assessments on the following dates:

20-week students: August 14th-16th
18-week students: September 3rd-4th

Please be sure to include these test sessions in your checklists for these dates, and don't forget to add the Scantron widget to your homepage in your classroom learning environment. Each assessment takes 20-60 minutes, so pace your instruction accordingly. 6-10th grade teachers, please plan for your subject area's assessment as that day's assignment. For instance, ELA and Math teachers will plan for the Reading and Math assessments on the 14th, and ELA and Science teachers plan for the Language Arts and Science tests on the15th of August.

The following grades will take the following tests:
K-1: Reading Foundations, Math
2-10: Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science

Additional assessment information and student rosters with login IDs will be forthcoming. Don't hesitate to let Carrie Polk ( know if you have any questions!

Online Paragon Nights!

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

September 24
November 19
January 14
March 11
May 27

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

Teacher: Millie, please give me a sentence starting with i.

I is...

No, Millie. Always say "I am..."

Okay, I am the 9th letter of the alphabet.