Mosaic Matters - November 16, 2022

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4th graders learned how to do tinkiling, a traditonal folk dance from the Philippines

📚Book Fair Family Night

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The Mosaic Elementary Book Fair will continue in our school library through this Friday, November 18. Families may browse and shop the online fair at; search Mosaic.

Families are invited to come and shop in-person tomorrow evening, Thursday, November 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please direct questions to:

🎖️Veterans Day at Mosaic 

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Thank you to the Veterans and students who added posts to our Veterans Day Padlet! Check them out below and please feel free to continue adding to them - as a Purple Star School we recognize our veterans all year round! 

K-3 Mosaic ES Veterans Day Padlet 

4-6 and Staff Mosaic ES Veterans Day Padlet

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Thank you to CMSgt Hutson for sharing your experiences with us!

🍎Mosaic Employee Awards 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Mosaic Elementary School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form: The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 18th by 3 p.m.

You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.) All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has information regarding each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are also below.

 Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):

Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, or Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school

 Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Parent Liaisons (regardless of how they are paid) 

If you have any questions, please contact Mike King, Assistant Principal, at

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FCPS District News

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Does your child need homework help or feedback on their writing? How about a practice quiz to get ready for a test? is open to FCPS students in all grades, on-demand, 24/7, at no cost to families. Learn more.

🏫Want to Work for FCPS? Subs, Monitors, and Others needed! 

FCPS is always looking for kind and caring substitute teachers and substitute instructional assistants to ensure our students continue to thrive when teachers and instructional assistants need to be out of the classroom. Substitute teaching is a great opportunity for future teachers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students, part-time employees, and anyone who wants to make a difference. 

FCPS has started offering bonuses for substitutes who are available to teach on high volume days. Additionally, substitutes who work more, will earn extra bonuses when they reach 50, 100, or 150 days worked in a school year.   

Substitute Teacher and Substitute Instructional Assistant information sessions are held virtually on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Candidates will receive an email link to the virtual information session the Monday before the session. Sign up for an information session.

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🗓️Upcoming Events



November 14 - 18 - Book Fair

November 17 - Book Fair Family Night, 4-7 p.m.

November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (Student Holiday)