January 20-24 2014

Mosaica Online Happenings

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • 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
  • Tuesday, January 28th: Online Paragon Night
  • Friday, February 14th: Enrichment Day
  • Monday, February 17th: President's Day Holiday
  • **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

Jan 24 - holiday

Feb 3 - Mexican constitution Day

Feb 28 - holiday

Mosaica International School of Hyderabad

January 14 - Sankranti

January 20 - MLK Day

January 27 - 29 - Benchmark Testing

February 17 - President's Day

February 24 - 28 - Winter Break

Foundation Academy of Mansfield

January 20 - MLK Day

January 31 - Prof. Dev. Day

February 17 - President's Day

February 28 - Prof. Dev. Day

Muskegon Heights High School

January 20 - MLK Day

February 5 - Prof. Dev. Day

February 17 - 18 - Winter Break

Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac

January 17th - Early Release

January 20th - MLK Day

February 14th - Early Release

February 17th - President's Day

American School of Puerto Vallarta

February 3 - Mexican Holiday


The end of the grading period & semester is upon us... please be sure to note the deadlines for the upcoming week!


o Monday, January 20: School Holiday- Martin Luther King Jr Day

o Tuesday, January 21: Paragon/Social Studies & Elective final exams for MS and HS

o Wednesday, January 22: All make-up final exams for MS and HS

o Wednesday, January 22: Last day of GP#2

oThursday, January 23: Teacher Work Day/Student Enrichment Day/First Official Day of GP3


o Make sure that you have called the parents of ANY student who fails your course. oDocument in the seating chart.

oFinalize grading


o Verify all PSAPs have been created in Alpine

oContinue scheduling PSAP conferences

Staff Spotlight - Jennifer Sallas

I was born in Indiana where I attended Indiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education and special education. I worked as an ESE teacher for grades 7-12 for two years in Indiana before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida where I accepted an elementary teaching position. I taught math and science for 3 years to grades 3 - 5 and then accepted a position as a science coach which took me out of the classroom to work more with teachers than students. I quickly learned that I enjoy teaching kids more than adults, and after just 3 years, decided to go back to the classroom. I am currently teaching math and science full time to two 5th grade classes. I went back to school for my masters degree and graduated from NOVA Southeastern University in 2012 with a masters in elementary education.

Outside of work, I am a wife and mother of a 3 year old boy who is a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the age of 11 months and went through 2 rounds of chemo to help fight it. I can happily report, he has been cancer free for a year and a half. He is a typical 3 year old and keeps me very busy. We spend a lot of time at the beach, fishing, going to baseball games, etc.

This is my first year with Mosaica and am currently teaching 6th grade science and 8th grade science. I decided to pursue online teaching as a possible career change to be able to stay home and spend more time with family.

We are so happy to have you Jennifer - thanks for all that you do!!!!!

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

Thursday, January 23rd is Math Enrichment Day!

Only Paragon classes should be assigning work on that day. Math teachers should have received information from Kate Adams regarding the activity for the day. All other teachers please post a News item directing students to their math classes that day. If you have any questions, please let your IC know.

Club Corner

Cooking Club:

Our chefs are starting to get creative! Brannon Guest, 7th grader in AZ decided to use last month's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with this month's Chicken Parmesan recipe, and it was a hit! "My whole family ate this and loved it!" Students learned how to bread and fry chicken, a technique that can be used in various recipes.

Check our this month's Chicken Parmesan Recipe here: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/easy-chicken-parmesan-10000001875413/


Verification of your PowerSchool rosters was due this past Wednesday. If you have not completed that yet, please do so ASAP.

· Please be sure to go back and update your CA and CO PowerSchool attendance for December based on any work that students completed over the two week break.

· Please make sure that your gradebook is up-to-date and that parent communication is documented in the seating chart.

· As you finalize your grades for GP2, please be sure to contact the parents of any student who has failed your course.

· Please double-check that your GP2 course is set with an end date of 1/22/14 at midnight. (If you are on Eastern Time, then you will want to set your end date for 1/23/14 at 3:00 am to make sure your CA students have until midnight….please adjust according to your time zone.)

· If you are teaching GP3, please make sure that your course is set up and ready to go before Jan. 23rd. (If you have students in India, remember that that are about 11 hours ahead of us, so plan accordingly.)

· If you were unable to attend the 6-12 meetings on Monday, Jan. 13th about GP2 and GP3, please take some time to watch the recordings that were sent by your Instructional Coordinator.

Data Discussion...

Be sure to plan to attend our Data Discussion next Tuesday the 21st. We'll meet at 1:30 pm EST and again at 4:30 pm EST to go over AZ AIMS data. You'll be receiving additional Scantron data as well, so be sure to look over any attachments coming your way.

Online Paragon Nights!

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

January 28
March 11
May 27

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

Teacher: Where is the English Channel?

Student: I don't know, my TV doesn't pick it up