Roadrunners
2015-
  2016

A Word from Dr. Adamson

 

Dear Parents and Students,

 It has been a busy and productive two weeks since returning from spring break, filled with successes, celebrations, and personal achievements for our students. I have nothing but pride for them as I reflect on the determination and commitment with which they have approached each milestone this year. Their endless positivity and refusal to give in to their fears and struggles are traits that I respect tremendously.  Thank you, Roadrunners, for serving as a daily reminder for me of the greatness we can achieve when we allow ourselves to believe in the greatness each one of us is able to achieve.  

If you have not had a chance to admire our brand new school garden, I encourage you to do so – “Lunch with a Loved One” would be the perfect opportunity. Thanks to Mr. Fredstrom and his hard working team of students, parents, and community volunteers, we now have three raised wooden beds ready to house plants of any kind. Please visit our website’s front page blog for more details and a fun video highlighting the process, along with several other articles showcasing the many exciting events and happenings these past few weeks.

 I was so very proud to receive the following two second graders in my office this past month for excellent behavior and outstanding work habits: Cameron Lung and Jaden Tuita and Dylan Nguyen for his descriptive writing pieces – impressive. Keep up the fine attitude and work boys! It was also my pleasure to recognize several students for their strength of character and honesty they demonstrated. Finding various amounts of money around campus, these students made the right choice and turned the money in to the office: Marley Quirke (3rd), Isaac Tolbert (3rd), Carlee Davidson (5th), Lucas Clarke (5th), Guan Chang (5th). Thank you to these five students for serving as such strong role models.  

State testing for our 3rd – 5th graders is due to begin next week (April 19th). Parent letters have been distributed showcasing the schedule for each grade and is included in this newsletter. Parents please ensure your students are present and arrive rested and on time to ensure optimal testing conditions. As we look toward these next few weeks of testing, I extend my thanks to all of you for the incredible support and encouragement you provide at times such as these – both crucial elements in ensuring our students’ success. I know this year will be no exception.

 Looking ahead, I anticipate an exciting and busy few weeks, with many upcoming events. We are eagerly anticipating our spring carnival, Annie production,  spring sing, and talent show. Yes, it certainly promises to be a full and exciting few weeks as we quickly approach the end of the year. Parents, I thank you, once again, for your continued support and involvement. I am so grateful for the priority you place on helping us ensure an environment that offers the most enriched, inspiring, encouraging, and challenging opportunities. And now, as we face this final stretch of the school year, may we call on that inner strength and reserved energy to take that final and triumphant lap to complete and achieve our dreams.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Linda Adamson & the Entire Rose Drive Staff

Rose Drive Elementary School
4700 Rose Drive
Yorba Linda CA 92886
714-986-7250
Office Hours 7:15 am - 4:15 pm

Important Dates

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 (www.locksoflove.org) 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

PGA Professionals with decades of junior golf teaching experience designed the Golf Squad program to engage students, creating a lasting enthusiasm for the game.  Class activities and exercises allow your children to safely experience the positive culture that surrounds golf in a friendly group environment.  All skill levels are welcome with advanced material for returning students.  Class size is limited to the first 15 students to register!  Visit the link below for more information and to register:

 

https://golfsquad.com/programs/ca/oc/rose-drive

 

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.

Jog-a-thon

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

AdvoCare

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

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.

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.