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,, 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:

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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.

Spring Clean Up

Our Mosaic students worked for the last two days to complete “Spring Clean Up” hosted by the Mosaic Academy PTO.  The students showed real pride in their school!  They spread gravel, picked up trash, washed down the portables, and made the school work for them (check out our mosaic tiles leading to the sheds)!  We have already found that students are taking pride in picking up their lunch mess and holding each other accountable for keeping the area maintained.

A very special thank you to Echo Construction and Adobe Contractors for donating time and materials.

An update from the Mosaic health team…

Mosaic Parents & Guardians,

The first week of April, we noted that several students and staff members were sick with stomachaches, vomiting, and diarrhea. On Friday April 5th, absences and students sent home sick hit an alarming level, so high that we notified the New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiology and Response Division, and have been working closely with an epidemiologist to investigate the cause. The initial thought was Norovirus which is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. After we reported the concern, an investigation was conducted which found that other schools within the Aztec district had elevated numbers of the same sickness.Image result for image of sick child cartoon

An environmental scientist came out and investigated food preparation areas, and personnel. Despite not thinking it was environment-related, extreme precaution has been taken and every possible cause investigated. We are currently awaiting confirmation on the Norovirus from the Department of Epidemiology. Extra precaution was taken by our cleaning crew, in each classroom. In addition, we sent out education regarding hand washing to each teacher, to review and reinforce with students. Finally, we have been compiling daily reports to the epidemiologist regarding related absences and students sent home ill.

Sickness and absence numbers have improved drastically and we are now at normal levels. Your child’s safety is always our utmost concern. If this illness affected you or your child/children, we thank you for your assistance and patience.

As a reminder the single most effective way to prevent the spread of illness is hand washing.  Remind your child/children to wash hands frequently and especially first thing when home from school or a day out. Always follow the rule that your child should be fever, vomiting, or diarrhea free 24 hours without the use of medication, before returning to school.

Parents, students, and teachers: we appreciate each of you, and know this has been difficult. We hope you find answers and comfort in knowing the specifics of how we work to keep our Mosaic students healthy and safe.

Thank You,

Erica Candelaria – School Nurse
Jena Darnell – Heath Assistant
Jenn Tree – Health Assistant
Diane Mittler – Principal
Amanda Knight – Director of Operations