Roadrunners
2016-
  2017

A Word from Dr. Adamson

 

Dear Rose Drive Parents and Students,

     Welcome Back and happy New Year to all of you. What a treat it was for me to return this past Monday morning to so many smiling and excited faces as students arrived, eager to return and reconnect after a well-deserved break. Looking ahead to a brand new year, I thrill at the thought of the many successes and achievements that await our students. My New Year’s wish for all of you is a year of successful resolutions and a path that leads to happiness, health, and success. It is a true privilege to experience it together with all of you.

    December offered its usual array of memorable events. Our Toy Drive provided the opportunity for our families and students to give back to the community and help others in need. Thanks to the tremendous generosity and combined efforts of Rose Drive families we were able to fill several boxes to the brim with new, unwrapped toys that were collected by two of our local firefighters, who also brought gifts of stickers, pencils, and firefighter hats for our students to show their appreciation for our combined efforts toward brightening the holidays for the so many children in need! This was the perfect way to show December’s character trait: compassion. Once again, collaboration and generosity in action at Rose Drive.

    It is, once again, my pleasure to recognize several students for their hard work and fine attitudes. I had the pleasure of learning from several third graders, who shared with me their expertise in a variety of subjects. How impressed I was by the quality of writing and the expert manner in which these third graders managed to capture the reader’s interest in their well-presented write-ups: Riley Morikawa, Nick Bindra, Jaelynn Segundo, Alivia Wilson, and Helen Fang. I never knew we had such experts in the field of gymnastics, jazz dancing, basketball, football, and ice skating. Keep up the fine work! Then, we talk to students all the time about serving as role models and representing Rose Drive in a positive light, so it is always wonderful when we observe these traits in action, particularly when students do not even know we are watching! It was my pleasure to recognize 5th graders Ezekiel Vargas and Devin Aguilar, for their kindness and for serving as excellent role models in the steps they took to make a new student feel welcome. Your excellence is showing boys – keep it up! Finally, I was also treated to delightful readings from the following second graders, as they shared their stories about their very own elves: Gavin Smith, Gavin Ta, Tahlia Woodward, Grace Evans, and Hadrian Purzycki. I was so very impressed by their use of unusual words such as tranquil, colossal, enchanted, and wee, making their writing not just interesting but engaging! Fine work second graders!

 

 

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

A Word from Dr. Adamson on Annie Jr.
It is with a full and very proud heart that I share my gratitude to everyone who made this production of Annie Jr. possible. Looking back on my own school years, I thrill each time I recall the excitement and anticipation with which I looked forward to performing for an audience, the very same emotions I suspect our own Rose Drive cast members have been feeling as they added the final touches to their performances this past week. To our very talented cast members of “Annie, Jr.,” I say congratulations for the incredible dedication with which you have applied yourselves these past few months. You have dedicated countless hours of rehearsing in order to be prepared for this day and I hope you know how very proud I am of each and every one of you, not to mention how very grateful for the courage you have shown in your willingness to share your talents with others. Your performances were outstanding and I can only hope you will continue to share your acting talents with others.
 
Along with our cast members, there are so many more people to thank for seeing this production through to fruition. I am fully aware that it quite simply could never have been possible without the team work of a group of highly committed, dedicated, and passionate people. As I consider all the effort, time, and collaboration that I have witnessed from the very first day of auditions, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone involved. First, I would like to thank the Rose Drive PTA Board for their willingness in sponsoring “Annie Jr.,” and their dedication to providing this theater opportunity for our students. A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Chris Parmenter, who has been instrumental in spearheading things from the beginning. Not only was she tireless in her determination to find and secure a theater production company willing to work with us on a mini production, but she has voluntarily scarified countless hours to this project, remaining involved in every planning and production aspect along the way, serving as an invaluable resource for each committee as they figured their way around each new hurdle. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the very skilled and passionate guidance of “The Huston School of Music”, specifically our director, Mary Sherg. Your steadfast and capable direction from day one has been a source of constant reassurance and your level of professionalism, simply beyond compare. It is clear to me how very passionate you are about working with students in this capacity; I thank you for igniting that very same passion within our students.
 
Finally, I would like to thank our large group of parent volunteers who have given countless hours to student supervision, the organizing of backstage preparation and props, the coordination of concession and ticket sales, fundraising, and program design. It is the involvement of parents such as you who make events such as this possible and who ensure the continued extracurricular opportunities for our students at Rose Drive. We could not have accomplished any of without you!
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!

Visit the wonder website created by Mrs. Mackay our Computer Instruction Specialist.  There are many resources available for students in all grade levels including web links for academics, cool thinking games, and a collection of fantastic “How to” videos! Click on the yellow button above to get started!  Thank you, Mrs. Mackay!