Mosaic Matters - August 25, 2021

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Wow, what a week! We’re thrilled to welcome 950 Mustangs back to school! Everyone is settling in and getting used to our new normal. I hope your children are coming home happy talking about their great teacher and excited about reconnecting with friends.  We now have two large tents where students each lunch each day in addition to the cafeteria. PE classes have been outside all week, and all classes are learning outside at times throughout the day. It would be more enjoyable if the temperature wasn’t 95 degrees, so we’re looking forward to cooler Fall weather soon! Several parents have asked about coming to the cafeteria to have lunch with their children. At this time, we aren’t allowing visitors at all to the classrooms or cafeteria. I hopeful we will be able to allow that in the Spring.

Thank you so much for your patience and support. We know these days continue to be challenging, stressful times for all of us. We’re committed to focusing on the positive and making Mosaic a place of joy.


Mahri Aste, Ed. D.


Mosaic Elementary

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New School Leadership

Two new Assistant Principals have joined our school leadership team. Dr. Jenny Smith comes to the position with a wealth of teaching and administrative experience in FCPS and several other school divisions in the US. Dr. Smith has also been a 6th grade teacher at Mosaic for the last three years. Mr. Michael King joins our team with a wealth of teaching and administrative experience in FCPS as a former math teacher at the middle school level and Assistant Principal at Clearview in Herndon. They have both done so much already to help our staff and students.

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First day of school!!

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Back to School Night

A quick reminder about Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30PM for grades K-3 and Thursday, September 2 at 6:30PM for grades 4-6. The teacher presentation will be virtual using the Zoom platform. Your child’s teacher will send you a link next week. Thank you for your patience as we learn to use another technology tool for virtual presentations.

If Zoom is not installed on your device, it can be downloaded at the link below or from your Device’s App store:

Additional Resources:

Technology Support for Families (scroll to the Zoom section)

Navigating Zoom

How Parent/Guardian(s) Join Zoom Meetings

kinders walking the halls on their first day of school

Kindergarteners walking to their classroom on the first day of school.

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New School Name

We’re excited that MOSAIC will be installed on the front of our school tomorrow. We’re working with Karl Frisch, our school board member, to plan a renaming celebration sometime this Fall. The PTA is also working on new spirit wear with our new logo very soon.


Beginning of the Year Forms

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Please complete the forms we need to start off the year. Parents are welcome to send forms in with their child, drop forms off at the school, or complete them online. If you have questions about any of the information on this page, please call the office at 703-937-1600.


Kiss and Ride Procedures

Please follow the procedures below to help make Kiss and Ride safe and efficient.

  • Please pull forward to the stop sign before loading and unloading. 
  • Parents should not get out of their cars in the Kiss and Ride lane.
  • Our staff and patrols will open car doors to assist students getting in and out of vehicles at Kiss and Ride. 
  • The Kiss and Ride lane is only one lane, so please be patient and do not pass other cars. This is for everyone’s safety.   
  • Students should exit and enter the right side of the car, closest to the sidewalk.

 Thank you for your assistance and patience when driving.

Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Parent Information Sessions - Mosaic Elementary

All parents are invited to the following information sessions. They will be recorded if you are unable to attend. If you have any questions, please contact our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), Kristine Choi, at or by calling (703) 937-1633.

  • Overview and Elementary Continuum - September 7 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Screening and Selection for Level IV - October 12 at 6:00 p.m.
  • AAP Services in Secondary Schools - October 26 at 10:00 a.m.

*The links for the virtual meetings will be on the website and in the newsletter the week before each meeting.

Students eating lunch in one of the two tents

Students enjoying lunch under one of our two tents.

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Welcome to Schoology

Schoology is our new learning management system (LMS). Teachers will use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; to provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected. 

Parent Accounts

A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:

  • Your child’s classes.
  • Your child’s upcoming assignments.
  • School, class, and group announcements.

To access Schoology, parents will need to have an active SIS/ParentVUE account. 

More information on how to login and use Schoology is available online.

Technology Ready

Students in K-6 have been assigned a computer. Teachers will be helping students reset their FCPS passwords and log onto their laptops.

What will your child do with their FCPS device?

  • PreK Families: The FCPS device issued to your child is meant to stay home for your child’s school-related use. You should not send the device to school with your child each day.
  • Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades: Students will be assigned a device that stays in school. If devices are needed for schoolwork or projects, or in the event of an extended absence or temporary closure, devices will be sent home with students so they can continue to participate in their classwork.
  • Grades 3-6: Students will be issued an FCPS device for school use. Your child will take their device home with them each day, and should come to school each day with their device fully charged. Please review the Student Device Guidelines with your child.

Students should tell their teacher if they have laptop troubles as soon as possible. The teacher will reach out to the Technology Team for support.

Families that do not have any internet access at home can request a MiFi by emailing their child's teacher.

Additional Tech Resource information:

Upcoming Events

September 1 - Back to School Night: Grades K-3 6:30PM (virtual via Zoom)

September 2 - Back to School Night: Grades K-3 6:30PM (virtual via Zoom)

September 3-6 - SCHOOL CLOSED - Labor Day Weekend

September 21 - PTA Meeting 6:30PM (virtual)