Mosaica Online Happenings
April 14-18 2014
Non-Charter Mosaica Online Locations - **NOTE SOME DATE CHANGES**
**NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME DATE CHANGES BELOW!!**
American School Foundations
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
April 14 - 18 - Spring Break
May 1 - May Day
May 28 - 30 - Benchmark Testing
June 9 - 11 - Mosaica Online exams
June 13 - Last Day of School
Foundation Academy of Mansfield
April 14 - 18 - Spring Vacation
May 26 - Memorial Day
June 2 - Mosaica Online exams
June 4 - Last Day of School
Muskegon Heights High School
April 18 - Good Friday
May 10 - Prof. Dev. Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
May 27 - Exams completed for health students
May 28 - Last Day for Seniors
June 12 - Last Day for Students
Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac
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
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
END OF THE GRADING PERIOD!
Yes, it is that time again... Below are the action items for the upcoming week... Please contact your IC if you have any questions or concerns.
o Monday, April 14: First day of Grading Period 4
o Monday, April 14: Enrichment Day
o Tuesday, April 15: All grades entered in PowerSchool by 12 noon EASTERN (remember this is only for Charter locations & Prep!)
o Tuesday, April 15: Beginning anytime after 12 noon EASTERN, Heads of School will pull individual roster verification reports and email these to teachers by the end of the school day.
o Thursday, April 17: All grades must be fully verified and all corrections made in PowerSchool. Teachers must email the appropriate Head of School that grades are fully complete and correct by the end of the day Wednesday.
Report Cards will then be cross-checked and distributed by each Head of School
oAll grades entered into PowerSchool NO LATER THAN 12 NOON EASTERN on Tuesday. (Grades in PS and in the learning environment must match EXACTLY. Round all grades as follows: 0.49 and below rounds down; 0.50 and above rounds up)oVerify that all grades are correct when you receive the verification report(s) from the appropriate Heads of School no later than Thursday.
Staff Spotlight - Kim Heglund
I have been teaching for 10 years. My teaching career began in the middle school setting, and now I teach high school. I have taught online for seven years. I have a 20 year old son that is a senior at Shorter College in Rome Georgia where he plays on the tennis team. I have my specialist degree in social studies education from Piedmont College.
Welcome Kim to our team- we appreciate all that you do!
Mosaica Online Enrichment Days
Our next Enrichment Day is Monday April 14th - Paragon will be our focus!
TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!
2. Monday is Paragon Enrichment Day so no course work should be assigned except in Paragon classes.
3. Remember that all grades are due by Noon EST on Tuesday, April 15.
4. Be sure and verify grades and return to HoS as soon as you receive your verification reports.
The Coaching Corner.....
Please check your VOICE when communicating with your students,
especially during times of revolving around problem solving. In Ruby Payne’s Frameworks of Poverty training, she has outlined 3
“Voices” that adults (parents, teachers and guardians use). It is especially important to be mindful when
redirecting your student, and to use your adult voice to resolve any
conflicts quickly. The 3 Voices are:
*The Adult Voice
*The Parent Voice
*The Child Voice
The Adult voice is the voice of negotiation, allowing issues to be examined
in a nonthreatening way. The adult voice is nonjudgmental, free of
negative nonverbal messages, factual, often in a question format,
attitude of win/win.
•In what ways could this be resolved?
•What factors will be used to determine the effectiveness, quality of
•I would like to recommend____________.
•What are the choices in this situation?
•I am comfortable (uncomfortable) with ____________.
•Options that could be considered are ______________?
•For me to be comfortable, I need the following things to occur
•These are the consequences of that choice/action______________.
•We agree to disagree.
The Parent voice is authoritative, directive, judgmental, evaluative, win/
lose mentality, demanding, punitive, and sometimes threatening.
•You shouldn’t (should) do that.
•It’s wrong (right) to do____________.
•That’s stupid, immature, out of line, ridiculous.
•Life’s not fair, get busy.
•You are good, bad, worthless, and beautiful (any judgmental,
•You do as I say.
•If you weren’t so __________, this wouldn’t happen to you.
•Why can’t you be like ________________?
• The parent voice can be very loving and supportive; the above
phrases usually occur during conflict and impede resolution.
The internal parent voice can create shame and guilt.
The Child voice is often defensive, victimized, emotional, whining, losing
attitude, strongly negative, and non verbal.
•Quit picking on me.
•You don’t love me.
•You want me to leave.
•Nobody likes (loves) me.
•I hate you.
•You make me sick.
•It’s your fault.
•Don’t blame me.
•She/ he did it.
•You make me mad.
•You made me do it.
• The child voice can also be playful, spontaneous, curious, etc.