A Word from Dr. Adamson


Dear Parents and Students,


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. I hope this letter finds you enjoying and soaking up the last few days of summer. In anticipation of another exciting school year, we at Rose Drive are already underway with preparations to ensure a smooth start. We look forward to welcoming back all our returning students and parents and to meeting the many new families who will be joining us this year. We are particularly thrilled to welcome our very first year of preppy K students – a brand new program to Rose Drive this year. To each and every one of you – our warmest and heartiest of welcomes. Please refer to the “Welcome Back” letter posted under the principal tab for more detailed information regarding everything you need to know for the first day of school along with other important information. 


I truly consider myself privileged to be a part of the Rose Drive team and I am eager to begin my fourth year as principal of this incredible school community. As principal, it remains my priority to ensure a learning environment that is safe and encourages children to fully explore their full potential. I am proud to say that the staff at Rose Drive is equally committed to ensuring this priority by working tirelessly to meet the individual needs of all students’ academic learning styles and achievement levels. As partners in this journey, your involvement is deeply encouraged, allowing us to work together to provide our students with the most positive educational experiences possible.


The year ahead promises endless possibilities as Rose Drive continues to meet and exceed the marks and standards of excellence through the collaboration of our supportive parents, dedicated teachers, and conscientious students. We look forward to seeing you all on September 1st, as we prepare to launch and implement our new school theme: “DARE to Dream”. 




Dr. Linda Adamson & the Entire Rose Drive Staff



Rose Drive Elementary School
4700 Rose Drive
Yorba Linda CA 92886
Office Hours 7:15 am - 4:15 pm

Important Dates

We are planning to have a hair donation event at the end of the next school year (spring 2016)!

Locks of Love ( is a not-for-profit organization that provides the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss.  Most recipients have lost their hair due to an auto-immune condition known as alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure.  Others have suffered severe burns, radiation treatment, or any number of dermatological conditions resulting in long term or permanent hair loss.

Hair donation guidelines:

If you would like to participate, please continue to grow out your hair!

More information will come throughout the next school year.

Download the Flyer Here

Learning Continues all Summer Long Available Online Resources:

 As summer approaches, we know it is your desire to keep your child involved in learning.  Listed below are some ideas and online resources that might be helpful:

 1.    Visit the library and enjoy the pleasure of reading a good book
       together.  Yorba Linda Library is sponsoring a terrific summer reading
        program. Kick-off the summer at the Yorba Linda Public Library's        Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, Saturday, June 13th. Enjoy FREE         summer fun for the whole family: Calendar of events.
 2.    Encourage your child to read daily and go online for Ticket to Read
        through July 31st.

 3.    Keep your child's math skills sharp by having them access ST Math
        online.  Practice basic facts daily with them (flashcards are great for         this activity).

 4.    Current 3rd through 5th graders will have access to summer
        keyboarding lessons in Students         may access the keyboarding by logging into LDC as they usually         would and selecting - Summer Keyboarding.  Click for Directions


5.    Encourage your child to keep

      a journal of any special

       activities or trips.

6.    Visit a children's

      museum together.

2015-16 Suggested Supplies

Lists by Grade Level

Check out the Yorba Linda Public Library's reading clubs for all ages this summer, and FREE events: LEGO Play - Book Discussion Groups - Super Hero Party - Live Animal Shows - Laser Light Show - and More! Look for the Teen and Adult events too!  Click for the Summer Activity Guide

Enjoy FREE summer fun for the whole family:

Click for Calendar of Events.

Rosie’s STARS Cards - PBIS


A strong focus at Rose Drive this year is our school-wide PBIS behavior expectations program. We have identified 6 areas on campus which will serve as focal points for appropriate behavior throughout the year. The program strives to reinforce positive behavior by zeroing in on six specific areas on campus. We will be introducing each area and the expected behaviors over the next few weeks and reinforcing good choices and exemplary behavior through the issuing of STARS cards. Students keep one copy to show off at home while the second copy is added to our weekly drawing. Students whose names are pulled will be announced on Friday morning and invited to Dr. Adamson’s office to select from an array of Rosie prizes. We encourage you to reinforce STARS behavior at home: Safe, There and Ready, Act responsibly, Respectful, and Show compassion.

Valet Teams
On any given morning before school starts you will find one of our six valet teams, consisting of responsible and enthusiastic 4th and 5th graders, greeting and waving cars forward in the Rose Drive parking lot. Their role is an important one, requiring them to:
1) greet parents and students as they arrive with a smile; 2) ensure cars pull ALL the way forward so as to keep a regular and consistent flow of traffic; 3) open and close car doors to ensure students exit in a safe and efficient manner and of course; 4) bid parents a friendly farewell with a wave and a "Have a nice day!" Thank you to all five teams for your commitment to this important duty and for your smiles despite the early hours. You have outdone yourselves through the cold, heat, wind, and even rain and we commend you. Our teams for this school year include: Rosie's stars; Angry Birds; Outrageous Owls; Team Roadrunners; and Team Rosie. Go Valet TEAM Roadrunners!

Rose Drive Parking Lot Safety

    Student safety and the safety of others is, of course, a primary concern of all of ours.  A huge thank you to all of our parents for driving slowly and safely through our valet parking with the extra attention, caution, and patience needed for the safety of our students.  Please remember to only allow students to get in and out of cars in our marked valet sections of the parking lot.  NEVER attempt to cross Rose Drive unless you are using the crosswalk.

Golf Squad Fall at Rose Elementary School is for 1st-5th grade students and provides weekly opportunities for your child to learn the social skills required to enjoy golf.  Topics include clubs, golf course, vocabulary, etiquette, rules, history, etc. All under the instruction of a PGA Professional.  Golf is a great social sport, and can be played for a lifetime!  So start early and start now...boys and girls!  Even if your student already plays, it is great to get weekly, convenient lessons from the pro!  Registration going on NOW.

Please use link to register:



Made in the Shade

Rose Drive students will enjoy our new lunch area with new lunch tables and a wonderful new shade structure!