The month of gratitude is upon us and so it seems fitting that I begin with
warm words of appreciation to every single one of our parents for your ongoing support
and involvement. 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,
behavior, or fine character. It is, therefore, my pleasure to recognize 5th grader
Logan Glover, who was sent to me for recognition for serving as an exceptional role
model for being on task and prepared, requiring minimal prompting or reminders and
kindergarten student, Katherine Dunham, who clipped up to me for exceptional behavior.
Way to go, Logan and Katherine – such fine examples for your peers! I also had the
pleasure of recognizing the following students for their kindness this past month,
through our Kudos for Kindness program: First grader Saidaly wrote a kindness certificate
for Natalie for, “helping me when I was stuck on ST Math” while 5th grader Jacob
Casper acknowledged Ethan Salvador for, “letting me copy down all the questions in
an assignment even though it took up your recess time.” Showing and acknowledging
kindness is how we “Spread Kindness like Confetti,” at Rose Drive. Keep up the fine
work Roadrunners! Finally, it was my pleasure to present the following two classes
for their improved attendance and, therefore, the winners of our October “Every Day
Counts” competition: Mrs. Woodward’s 2nd grade class with an improvement of .97%
and Mrs. Raya’s 4th grade class with an improvement of .93%. Congratulations to all
of you, boys and girls! Arriving to school ON TIME and being here EVERY DAY is how
we do, indeed, make EVERY DAY COUNT!
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
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
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 CommonCore/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.
This year to make it easier than ever for friends and family, Rose Drive PTA has partnered up with The Original Get Movin Crew. Please take a moment to register your child/children for this exciting event.
Step 2: Go to the Red Box on the right bottom corner of the website. Click Get Register.
Step 3: Click Green Bar to register. Fill Out Parent Info.
Step 4: On the Right top corner click on +Add Student. Fill Out Students Info.
Step 5: Email and Post on Facebook the link for your child’s webpage to allow friends and family to donate.
Any further questions please contact Heidi Woodward firstname.lastname@example.org or Krystle Altenbach email@example.com
Please access this link to view a list of restaurants and businesses offering discounts to students wearing their Red Ribbon wristbands that week.
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!