December 23 2013 - January 3 2014
Mosaica Online Happenings
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- December 23 - January 3: Winter Break
- Tuesday, January 7th: Data Discussion meeting at either 1:30 pm EST, and again at 4:30 pm EST.
- Tuesday, January 14th: Online Paragon Night
- Thursday, January 16th: K-5 Advisement @ 10am Eastern
- Friday, January 17th: 6-12 Advisement @ 2:30pm Eastern
- Monday, January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
- Tuesday, January 21st: Parent Education at either 2pm or 8:30pm Eastern
- Wednesday, January 22nd: Last day of Grading Period #2
- Thursday, January 23rd: Enrichment Day
- Monday, January 27th: Benchmark Testing Grades 2-10 - Reading & Math and Reading Foundations for grades K-1
- Tuesday, January 28th: Benchmark Testing Grades 2-10 - Science & Language Arts and Math for grades K-1
- **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
Holiday season is here. Please carefully note the holiday schedule below, and do not assign work due on vacation days.
American School Foundations
December 23 - January 6 - Winter Holiday
Mosaica International School of Hyderabad
December 23 - January 4 - Winter Holiday
Foundation Academy of Mansfield
December 23 - January 5 - Winter Vacation
Muskegon Heights High School
December 21 - January 5 - Winter Vacation
Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac
December 13th - Early Release
December 23rd - January 3rd - Holiday Break
American School of Puerto VallartaDecember 19 - January 6 - Winter Break
Staff Spotlight - Andrew Kitchka
Andrew Kitchka lives in Muskegon Michigan, where he works as a 6th grade Paragon teacher at Muskegon Heights Middle School Academy. After graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2010, Andrew worked as a substitute in several districts around West Michigan. In 2012, he was hired by Mosaica to work as a classroom facilitator for students enrolled in online Spanish at his school. After the first of the year, he filled a Paragon vacancy at his school and has been there ever since. His first online teacher experience was in the summer of 2013, when he was asked to teach Psychology to students in Mexico City. He loved online teaching so much that he agreed to continue his online career into the regular school year.
When Andrew is not teaching, he enjoys participating in local theater. His most recent performance was as the character Charles Cheswick in the play “One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest.” He also enjoys playing golf in the summer, reading, and watching movies. He also enjoys spending the day with his roommates which consist of three cats and the most recent addition of Winchester the dog. Andrew looks forward to continuing his role as an instructor both at Muskegon Heights Public School Academy and Mosaica Online.
Thank you Andrew for being an important part of our team!
Mosaica Online Enrichment Days
Stay tuned for details!
TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!
- Please be sure that you are entering zeros into your gradebook for missing items at the end of each week. We want our students and parents to be seeing an accurate representation of their averages. It is especially important to do so as we approach the end of the semester to avoid any surprises!
- Please enter all CA and CO attendance into PowerSchool by the end of the day today (Fri, Dec. 20). We need all attendance recorded before teachers leave for the holiday break.
- When you return from the break, please stay in very close contact with the parents of all struggling students so that they are aware of their children’s current averages. As always, document everything in the seating chart.
- GP#3 course content is supposed to be ready by January 17th. Teachers should already have access to those course shells so that they can be working in them now. If you do not have access to your GP#3 course shell, please let your Instructional Coordinator know right away.
- Have a fabulous holiday, and enjoy your two weeks off!!!
So much to do, and so little time, I know. But realize that we can and should take just a moment to reflect upon last year's results to determine our approach to ensure our students' success. We'll spend more time in the new year discussing these questions and collaborating. Don't forget to mark your calendar for our next Data Discussion meetings: Tuesday January 7th at 1:30 pm EST, and again at 4:30 pm EST.
Best wishes for a relaxing and much-needed break!