Update from Mosaic, March 18, 2020

Hope this finds all of the Mosaic Academy community doing well while navigating  this uncharted time.

As a district charter, Mosaic falls under the guidance of the Aztec district.  Please see their website for more details:




There, you will find important information about the district’s response to coronavirus,including meal service for our children.

If you need something Mosaic-specific, please call our school phone number at 505-334-6364.  That number is being monitored frequently.  You are also welcome to email me at mittlerd@mosaic.k12.nm.us or to reach out to your child’s teacher.

Be well and take good care!

Diane Mittler

Staying Healthy at Mosaic

With the recent concern nationwide about COVID-19, we’d like to keep you posted about how we are responding at  Mosaic Academy.  We know that stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy.

On Tuesday, March 3, Ms. Erica, our school nurse, will visit each classroom to remind students about effective handwashing practices.

We will focus on the following:

*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

*If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

*Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Adhere to school policy to stay home–and be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications before returning to school
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Upcoming GALA, sponsored by the Mosaic PTO

Hi families of Mosaic!
We are thrilled to let you know that the Italian Potluck Gala and Talent Show has been scheduled for Feb. 20th in the multipurpose room at Aztec High School. Doors open at 5pm, dinner 5:30pm, talent show 6:15pm and PTO basket raffle to immediately follow.
Please consider donating to your child’s classroom basket. See basket themes below.  Also, go to Facebook and find the PTO Mosaic Academy page for more info, food sign-ups and more!
Food sign ups
K-2:   Main Dish
3-5:   Salads, sides, and bread
6-8 : Desserts
Thank you for your support and contribution,
Mosaic Academy

In Loving Memory of Jena Darnell

The Mosaic Academy community is heartbroken to share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Ms. Jena Darnell.  She will be greatly missed!

A message from her family:

Come celebrate Jena’s life with us!  The service will start at 10 am on Saturday, November 16 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 902 W Blanco, Bloomfield.  Lunch will be served by the church immediately after and everyone is welcome.

A GoFundMe account has been established for her children.  It is officially titled “Emergency assistance for the Darnell kids” and has been shared extensively on Facebook.


Registration Information–from Ms. Jena

Hi all, Ms. Jena here!

I hope your break has been very full and wonderful.

Officially, registration is next week, July 29 – Aug 2.  We will be open for registration from 8-3 everyday and from 8-5 on Wednesday.  Please call the office to make other arrangements if these times will not work for you.

However, online registration is available now! Your usernames are generally everything in front of the @ symbol of your email address. This is not 100%, but most of Mosaic parents were set up this way last fall. If you do not remember your password, please use the forgot password link. If you run into problems… please either email me, darnellj@mosaic.k12.nm.us, or come in next week. (I will NOT be in the office this week.)

Login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on the “Registration Forms” link.

Don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account? Click the following link and setup an online registration account.

Aztec Schools Online Registration/Enrollment Gateway

Things to remember…

  • There are mandatory fields, you may skip the others, but the more information I have the better!
  • Current Immunizations are required to attend school.
  • All Immunization Exemptions MUST be renewed annually at the beginning of the school year.
  • Incoming 7th graders are required to have a Meningococcal and TDap vaccination. Please verify that your 7th grader is current and bring in proof! The Meningococcal is a new state requirement.
  • Every parent/guardian will have an ‘in-house’ Mosaic-specific registration packet. Please plan on visiting the campus between July 29-Aug 2 to complete. (It won’t take too long… promise!)  We will be open from 8-3 each day and 8-5 on Wednesday.
  • New students to Mosaic must bring: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and immunization records.

We are excited to see you soon!

Welcome to 2019-2020

Welcome back for another year at Mosaic Academy!  We have a few things to share with you as the beginning of the school year draws closer.

Mark your calendars for back-to-school registration during the week of July 29-August 2, 2019.   We need all families to come by the office to complete paperwork.  We have current school supply lists available HERE:

1920 K-2 Mosaic school supply list

1920 3-5 Mosaic School Supply list

1920 6-8 Mosaic School Supply List

We will also have school supply lists available at registration.

We will host our annual Ice Cream Social on August 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Minium Park (behind Safeway).  Please plan to join us as we celebrate the upcoming year!  Look for details about what to bring to the social HERE:

1920 ice cream social note  

We are excited to let you know that we have NO changes to our staffing this summer!  The teaching assignments for the 2019-2020 school year for Mosaic Academy will be:

K-2 –Suzette McKinnon       3-5 – Kellee Brandenburg        6-8 – Dara Bode
K-2 — Lacey Vaisa                3-5 – Courtney Wright               6-8 – Christina Davis
K-2 – Candice Watkins          3-5 – Miranda Revesz                6-8 –Amanda Knight

We want to thank those of you who shared input on your child’s placement.  We have done our best to honor parental requests.  We always strive to make the best decisions in student placement with regard to student strengths, balance of students, student personalities, student needs and teacher recommendations.  These decisions have been made with a great deal of care and consideration for what is best for each child.  Any requests for changes in student placement will be considered following a parent meeting to be scheduled for the week of August 5.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 334-6364.  We will be happy to visit with you and schedule a meeting as needed.

Class placement letters will be in the mail by early next week!

Mosaic on the Move–update

Our Mosaic on the Move Field Day has been restructured today because of the weather.  Kids are traveling from room to room to participate in different fun activities and games.  Stayed tuned here for photos!

Update from Mosaic

Mosaic Hooray for Summer Field Day!

Day:  5/17/2019

Time: 10-11:40 a.m.




Check with your child’s teacher about end of the year field trips


Mark your calendars for MAY 22, 2019!

Mosaic of Learning, End of Year Family BBQ and 8th grade graduation


If you have any outstanding lunch charges, please pay them now!


If you have input into your child’s placement for the 19-20 school year, please check in with Ms. Jena before May 24!


Our Lost and Found is overflowing.  We will have items on display on May 22.  Please pick up your items before the end of the year when they will be donated to Good Will.


Have a great summer and we’ll see you in August!    If your plans change and your child will not be returning to Mosaic, please notify the office so we can fill the vacated spot immediately.