Mosaic Matters - February 1, 2023

2nd grade science presentations

2nd Grade scientists shared their weather PBLs!

🍭Valentine's Candy Grams

Candy grams


Candy Grams will be on sale at Mosaic Elementary from January 30th to February 3rd.  A Candy Gram is a delicious lollipop that is delivered with a special Valentine’s Day message. Each Candy Gram costs $1.50. All funds will go towards 6th grade field trips and t-shirts.

Grades 4-6: Sold in the mornings from 8:15 - 8:50: January 30th to February 3rd in room M2.

Grades K-3: The Candy Gram Form for K-3 is due Friday, February 3, 2023. Paper copies have been placed in teacher mailboxes and will be sent home in Wednesday Folders. Directions are on the form. Send questions and concerns to

Whole Class orders - Google Form

Every child at Mosaic will receive a Candy Gram! If you’d like to donate a few bucks to our efforts, send cash or check to Ms. Levis. Every dollar helps :)

Checks made payable to Mosaic Elementary School. 

⛹Gift of Time - February

student on the swings


Love is in the air!  Please consider showering our teachers with you by volunteering to provide the gift of time on February 15 and 16.  Parent volunteers will supervise students during recess and then bring them to the cafeteria- rain or shine!  If the weather is wet or too cold, we will still have you support indoor recess.  Please arrive ten minutes before the scheduled time to check in at the office and be sure to bring your government issued ID for check-in.  Feel free to sign up for one slot or many, however, please check that your time slots do not overlap.  Thank you!

😎Summer Learning Programs Registration: Open Now!

FCPS’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps will open for registration on Wednesday, February 1. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

Tech Adventure Camp (TAC) is a week-long exploratory camp designed to give current K-6 students an opportunity to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. Visit the TAC webpage for more information. 

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA website for more information and registration.

Institute for the Arts Camps (IFTA)

IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA website for more information and registration. 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for students in grades 2-5 who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging. Visit the E-IFTA website for more information and registration.

🌎Family Heritage Night

Family Heritage Night Display


Family Heritage Night (formerly called International Night) will be on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  We hope you'll join us as we celebrate the great diversity of Mosaic!  We'd love for you to contribute something from your country of heritage or from a country you know well. Ways to contribute: bringing food, creating a display, have a child participate in the fashion show or a cultural performance. The link to sign up can be found here!

👨‍🚒👩‍⚕️👮‍♂️Career Day Signup

We are currently recruiting for our 2023 Mosaic Elementary Career Fair. The fair will be held at Mosaic ES on March 30, 2023. We are looking for a wide variety of presenters to showcase their careers at booths during the fair. Presenters can sign up for one or both sessions and are welcome to stay for lunch:

  • Primary Grades (Head Start-3rd grade): 9:15 a.m.-11:10 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Upper Grades (4th-6th grades): 12:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m.

Please reach out to Laura Zinn or Sarah Rowland with any questions! Sign up to join us here!

📚Battle of the Books 

Battle of the Books meeting


Mosaic's 2nd Annual Battle of the Books will be held in May, and all 5th and 6th graders are invited to participate. Students read as many of the 10 books on the list as they wish, and then they compete in a Kahoot competition to test their knowledge of all 10 books. Teachers will be hosting informal book discussions in the coming weeks, either before or after school. Students are encouraged to attend as many of these meetings as possible.

Look in the Library Schoology course to find out more about the program, view the meeting schedule, and print permission slips for meetings. Permission slips can also be picked up in the Mosaic library.

Reach out to our librarian, Mrs. Heather Brown (, with any questions.

🏗️Renovation info

Keep up to date with the latest news regarding Mosaic's upcoming renovation!

The renovation with additions at Mosaic Elementary School totals approximately 122,000 square feet. The scope of the project includes classrooms, gymnasium, administration expansion, cafeteria/kitchen expansion, and site improvements - including a second vehicular access point for improved safety. All interior space and major systems will be renovated. The overall square footage of the building will be increased for needed program space.

✏️Providence Community Center Offerings

See below for free offerings from the Providence Community Center!

Providence Community Center flyer

Providence Community Center flyer in Spanish

Headstart students playing

🗓️Upcoming Events

February 16 - Family Heritage Night, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

February 20 - Presidents' Day (Student Holiday)