Mosaic Matters - October 26, 2022

馃巸Mosaic's Annual Pumpkin Contest!

Mosaic Pumpkin Contest

To celebrate the fall harvest, each classroom received one pumpkin to decorate. This week all students will cast votes in the following categories:

  • K-3 Most Creative
  • K-3 Most Spirited
  • 4-6 Most Creative
  • 4-6 Most Spirited

The competition is fierce! Results will be announced in the next Mosaic Matters!

馃摚Bingo Night next Thursday, 11/3

bingo board

On Thursday, November 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Mosaic's PTA will host its first Bingo Night in years! Admission will be FREE; however, students will only be allowed to enter the cafeteria with a parent or guardian who stays for the duration of the event.

From 5:30 to 6:00PM, pizza will be available for $2, Rita's Ice for $3, and drinks for $0.50.

Bingo will begin at 6:00 and end at 7:00. With teachers calling and handing out prizes, this is a guaranteed night of fun for the family. Hope to see you there!

鉂わ笍Red Ribbon Week

From October 25th - 28th, our 5th and 6th graders will be participating in Red Ribbon Week.聽Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985 and is the nation's largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program.

Red Ribbon Week

Parents, you can help prevent substance use more than you know. The Fairfax County Youth Survey shows that students who say there are caring adults present in their lives are significantly less likely to engage in risky behaviors or report poor mental health conditions.

During Red Ribbon Week, students will wear red bracelets, participate in discussions and lessons, and sign a pledge provided by the Fairfax Prevention Coalition and DEA.

馃摑Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Impact Aid

FCPS will be asking ALL families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All results are confidential.

Comenzando el 18 de Octubre, FCPS estar谩 pidiendo a todas las familias que llenen una Encuesta de Estudiantes-Padres para Ayuda de Impacto Federal.聽Devolver esta forma es importante porque la informaci贸n de esta encuesta resulta en una subvenci贸n adicional de $3 millones cada a帽o del Departamento de Educaci贸n de los Estados Unidos. Estos fondos se utilizan para apoyar a todas las escuelas y centros p煤blicos del Condado de Fairfax.

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Por cada ni帽o en edad escolar en su hogar, por favor complete, firme, feche y devuelva la encuesta a la escuela de su hijo. Si las secciones 1 y 2 de la encuesta no se aplican a usted, simplemente marque la casilla de la secci贸n 3. Todos los formularios deben ser firmados, fechados y devueltos antes del 4 de Noviembre. Todos los resultados son confidenciales.聽

馃帳Opportunity for Students to Help Inform FCPS鈥 Future

You may have heard FCPS is developing a Strategic Plan that will serve as the school division鈥檚 roadmap for the future. We encourage every parent/caregiver, student, employee, and community member to participate in this important work.聽

The first engagement opportunity will be an optional survey, which will be open to students in grades 3-12. Knowing what is important to students will be very helpful to Dr. Reid, as she leads the planning of FCPS鈥 future. All schools, including ours, will schedule a date and time during the school day to administer the survey between November 2-18. If you would prefer that your child not participate, you may opt your child out of taking the survey. Please visit FCPS鈥 website for more information.聽

馃尯Dia de los Muertos聽

Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, are O Days this year.

The school calendar recognizes many religious and cultural observances (O days) during the school year. There is school on these days, however, the School Board has directed that tests, quizzes, field trips, graduation, homecoming, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be held on these observance days.聽See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

馃棑锔廢pcoming Events

October 28聽- End of 1st Quarter 1:20 p.m. dismissal (Early Release)

October 31聽- Teacher Workday聽(Student Holiday)

November 3聽- PTA Bingo Night, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

November 8聽- Election Day (Student Holiday)

November 11聽- Veterans' Day (Student Holiday)

November 14 - 18聽- Book Fair