Mosaica Online Happenings

March 10-14 2014

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, March 11th: Enrichment Day
  • Tuesday, March 11th: Paragon Night
  • March 24-28: SPRING BREAK
  • Friday, April 11th: Last day of Grading Period #3
  • Monday, April 14th: Enrichment Day
  • **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 - Jody Sweeney

Jody shares...


Teaching is my passion and I have been in education for over 35 years. I began my career as a resource classroom teacher for students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders in Brunswick Georgia. I remained in that county for 32 years where I held system-wide positions as Autism Specialist, Behavior Intervention Specialist and finally as part of a middle school administration team. I retired from Glynn County Schools to come to Flowery Branch, GA with my husband to serve as house parents at a ranch for troubled children. We had to leave after two years due to issues with our elderly parents, but we remained in the area because our daughters live nearby. I missed teaching during our time at the ranch so I came to work with the Hall County School System where I am currently teaching part time as a Reading Intervention Specialist. I have been married to my husband, Bruce, for 36 years and we have two daughters, Shae and Kari. I have a 2 year old grandson named Ian and both of my daughters are expecting babies, one in August and one in October.

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 March 11th!


The focus area is English/Language Arts

Club Corner

Cooking Club:


For the month of February students learned how to make Chicken Pillows! Chicken pillows have a creamy chicken center, wrapped in a crescent roll, then covered with saltine crackers and baked. As it cooks the crescent roll puffs up making it light and fluffy, or pillow like!


We have also been talking about how important it is to have a well balanced meal, and how to choose the proper side dish for your entrée. Eve Scolari, 2CA, went with steamed vegetables for her side, a great choice!


Check out the recipe here- http://www.chef-in-training.com/2010/08/chicken-pillows/

TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!

·If you didn’t already report your PowerSchool attendance for CA and CO earlier this week, please be sure to complete this before the end of today.

· Next Tuesday, March 11th is English/Language Arts Enrichment Day. Please post a News item in your courses directing students to their ELA classes. Please do NOT tell them that they won’t have work in any other classes as they will still have work in Paragon.

· As we approach the different state testing windows, please be sure that you have a plan on how you will be helping your students prepare. If you need any assistance, contact your IC.

· Please continue to contact the parents of any struggling students in your class and document your conversations and attempts in the seating chart.

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!

When Answering Questions

· Don’t just guess!

· Think about each answer choice and choose the best one.

Skip, Return, Check

· If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.

Look for Key Words:

· Find key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.

· Try using your eraser to lightly mark key words and phrases, then gently brush them off when you’re done!

Are we communicating?

· Make sure you understand what the question is asking.

· Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked., including the details of a question

· For questions including charts, tables and graphs, make sure you read ALL parts, including labels!

Online Paragon Nights!

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

March 11
May 27

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

Teacher: Why is the Mississippi such an unusual river?


Student: Because it has four eyes and can't see!