A Word from Dr. Adamson


Dear Rose Drive Parents and Students,


  Another year, another set of memories to tuck into the “corners of our minds,” as Barbara Streisand so aptly phrased it. Thank you all for another unforgettable journey.


This year has been filled with so much growth, success, jubilation, and inspirational challenges and would simply not have been possible without three very crucial groups of people. First, to our incredible team of committed teachers and staff: thank you all for your endless enthusiasm and dedication to making each day memorable, valuable, and joyful. Second, to our parents: thank you for your unwavering support and assistance in working collectively to achieve our goals – for it is together that we are at our most powerful.  Finally, to our students: for reminding me each day of the beauty that lies in the simplest of acts and that even our most dreaded fears can be faced with just the smallest amount of courage. Your bravery, commitment, and joie-de-vivre inspires me daily.


The book you hold in your hands is testament to the journey we have made together – a journey that encompassed so many wonderful adventures, exciting challenges, and accomplishments worthy of celebration. As I ponder our theme this past year, “Dare to Dream,” I can think of countless ways in which you have all proven your understanding of this important life practice. To each of you I say: You have the power, the confidence, and yes, the ability to accomplish your dreams. As you stand with your entire futures ahead of you, I am filled with anticipation of the many possibilities that lie in wait.


To our graduating fifth grade class of 2017: My wish for you today is borrowed from Patch Adams who so wisely advised, “Spread joy and chase your wildest dreams.” May your lives be filled with opportunities that result in fulfillment and with people who inspire you. While it is with sadness in my heart that I bid you farewell, I have no doubt of the success that awaits you. Remain confident in your abilities and know that you are prepared for even the toughest of challenges. Good Luck!


As I anticipate my last few days as the proud principal of my beloved Rose Drive, I want to thank each and every one of you for making these last five years so memorable. My heart fills with gratitude and pleasure when I think of all we’ve accomplished together. Your ongoing support and unwavering enthusiasm, along the way has meant the world to me. You have offered me unending inspiration, motivation, and purpose, powerful reminders of some of the many reasons I will miss you all so dearly. 


Parents, thank you for sharing your incredible children with me. They have impacted my life in ways I cannot even begin to comprehend. My closing message to our students is to always remember that your attitude and belief in yourselves really DOES matter. My plea, to each one of you is: to make each day count, to have faith and belief in your abilities – you are far more powerful and capable than you think, and to never forget how incredibly important your attitude to everything you do is. It does matter – very much indeed! Looking ahead, I wish you happiness and success. I am thrilled about the exciting journey you are set to begin with Ms. Dailey at the helm and look forward to hearing about your continued achievements and successes.


Thank you all for making it such an unforgettable year.




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
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A yellow pencil with eraser
Four students and Dare to Dream Title


The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.



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!

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.

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.

We are planning to have a hair donation event at the end of the next school year (spring 2018)!


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.



Visit the wonder web site 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 link above to get started!  

Thank you, Mrs. Mackay!

Rose Drive Computer Lab

Looking Ahead to Fall 2017

Suggested supply lists