A Word from Dr. Adamson


Dear Parents and Students,

      The month of gratitude is upon us and so it seems fitting that I begin with warm words of appreciation to each of our parents for taking the time to meet with our teachers during conference week. I find myself saying it repeatedly, but only because it is true: it is only with your ongoing support and involvement that we are able to reach our goals and provide our students the chance of success. The role you play in that success is a crucial one and I encourage each of you to continue seeking ways in which you can remain involved – by volunteering in the classroom, volunteering for PTA, chairing a committee, attending family events, staying in close contact with your child’s teacher, reading material that makes its way home, and asking questions when you are uncertain. As for our students and staff, I am in the fortunate position which allows me to observe firsthand the magic that occurs on a daily basis in any given classroom, as students and teachers come together to create, explore, and flourish.

     The highlight of my day is always the chance to interact with our students – particularly when they are sent to my office for recognition of exceptional work or behavior. It is, therefore, my pleasure to recognize the following 3rd grade students from Mrs. Fast/Thorp’s class for their academic achievement in writing: Owen Tweedt, Zechariah Ward, Steven Kelly, Savannah Anderson, Riah Tarka, Alexxa Pearlman. Students were asked to write a postcard to a friend or family member about an outdoor adventure from their summer. I was so very impressed with the advanced vocabulary and descriptive picture words they used to recreate their memories, in an exciting and interesting way. Equally as fascinating was third grader Isaac Tolbert’s story about his favorite Christmas morning, a memorable story that I believe might meet the wishes of every third grader. Keep up the fine work Roadrunners!

    I wish you and your family a joyous and restful Thanksgiving Holiday. As I consider the many things for which I am so very grateful, Rose Drive families, students, and staff rise to the very top of the list. It is both an honor and a privilege to work alongside you. I look forward to welcoming every single one of you back on November 30th.





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

2015 CAASPP Testing Update:  Visit our new Common Core/CAASPP Page for information and answers to your questions on the recently released CASSPP scores and a comprehensive overview of the new Smarter Balanced testing.

PYLUSD will offer free workshops on various educational topics throughout the school year so parents can become better equipped to support their child’s learning. Research indicates that when schools work together with families to support learning, students perform better in school and throughout life.


We would like to extend a giant "THANK YOU" to the following sponsors who so generously donated to our Jog-a-thon this year. It is donors such as yourselves who make it possible for us to reach our funding goals and provide the educational and enrichment programs for our students that we so treasure. The entire Rose Drive community thanks you for your generosity.

2015 Jog-a-thon Business Sponsors

Rose Sponsor $750 or above

Suryl Services

Gold Sponsor $500

Mattco Forge

UA Local Union 250

Boecking Machining

Silver Sponsor $250

North County Basketball

MP South, Inc

Charles Bittel III, O.D.

Cenergy Power

J's Plumbing

Global Monitoring, Inc

Nick Alexander BMW

Citrus Optometry

Bronze Sponsor $100

Serena LLC


Dr. Melissa Huy

Ken Kirkland Ent., Inc

Kimmie's Coffee Cup

Image Gear

Exclusive Motors

Exclusive Truck & Auto

J-Tec Fasteners, Inc.

Honda World

DeLaRiva Construction, Inc.

First Choice Bank

TKD Masters Center

Rose Drive Morning Valet
On any given morning before school starts, you will find a team of our 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. Come rain or shine, wind or cold, we commend you for your commitment to the safety and routine. Our teams for this school year include: Red Vines, Magical Unicorns, Rosie Patrol, Rainbow Rosies, and Rosie Rockets. Go TEAM Valet!

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.

Students Enjoy the New Shade Structure

Completed during the summer, Rose Drive students were eager to try the new shade structure for themselves the first week of school. The bright blue canopy and brand new matching blue lunch tables almost sparkled as they welcomed the students on their first day back. Students, parents, and staff alike were enormously grateful for this newest renovation to their campus and look forward to many future shaded (from sun and light rain, we hope) lunch times.

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

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.

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: