Roadrunners
2016-
  2017

A Word from Dr. Adamson

 

Dear Rose Drive Parents and Students,

     I was so encouraged to see so many of you at our recent Open House. How I appreciate the priority you always place on making time for your children on this special evening. Open House is always a joyous occasion – and one worthy of celebration as students lead their families from one classroom to the next, eager and oh-so very proud to show off their hard work. A very warm thank you to our dedicated team of teachers and staff for the extra hours they put forth in preparing for this evening, doing everything they can to ensure all students’ work is displayed, showcasing their tremendous growth and impressive skills. How we appreciate you! Thank you, too, to all of our families who contributed to our class raffle baskets and to our terrific team of room parents who volunteered to assemble the baskets, a time consuming task indeed! Thanks to all your efforts and support, PTA collected a little under $2,000, an amount which very closely matches previous years. Way to go TEAM!  Our gratitude goes out, yet again, to our incredible PTA for organizing this event and to all of YOU for supporting Rose Drive through your generous purchase of tickets. Congratulations to all of you who won.   

    February 14th was cause for much celebration. Not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it also happened to be our 100th day of school, therefore a day worthy of double celebration. To commemorate this milestone in kindergarten, the day revolved around all sorts of interactive and creative activities that incorporated the number 100. Students spent a good portion of the day counting, coloring, sorting, manipulating, cutting, and creating – all thanks to the imaginative planning of our kindergarten team. Thank you to you and the many parent volunteers who made this day possible - memories in the making!

     The past 100 days have brought with them so much growth and achievement for our students. I know you all share my pride when I speak of the effort and commitment demonstrated by every one of them as they have set out each day to meet and exceed their goals. I am delighted to report the following specific accomplishments and recognitions. Firstly, in recognition of their hard work and positive choices, several students “clipped up” to the principal. Congratulations to Luke Altenbach (K), Katie Pham (K) Alexandra Habben (K), Charlie Shepherd (K), Addison Ames (1st), and Aubrey Ruffy (K). Thank you to all five of you for your excellent choices and role modeling – I am so proud of you. Then, a word of praise for the following third grade students who were invited to share with me their “Love Is…” poems, highlighting everything for which they are grateful and which brings them joy to their young lives. Genevieve Dauphin, Dylan Stingl, Matt Gomez, Raymond Wang, Derek Gonzalez, Landon Sohegian, and Sophie Ikeda. How touched I was by the depth of your thought and gratitude.  

    February was kindness month at Rose Drive, as we implemented our new February Random Acts of Kindness calendar, challenging students to carry out a specific act of kindness every day! Spreading kindness through their words, actions, and demeanor, students continue to make a difference in the lives of others.

     It is also my pleasure to share my congratulations to the following 5th graders who were accepted into the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Elementary Honor Orchestra: Alison Hwang (violin), Cami Lung (violin), and Jacob Casper (bass). These three Rose Drive students will join other students selected for this district-wide honor group, to perform in a concert on Monday, April 3rd at the El Dorado Performing Arts Center. Congratulations to our Honor Orchestra musicians.  We know you will represent Rose Drive well and we are very proud of you.

Students continue to do their part to make “Every Day Count” by striving to be here at school on time every day! Congratulations to the following classes for their remarkably improved attendance during the month of January. Mrs. Whaley’s K class improved by 3.48%, while Mr. Armbrust’s 3rd grade class improved by 1.42%.  

Finally, as we near the end of the second trimester, I call on you all to take time to reflect on the many achievements and milestones accomplished by our students thus far.  Together they create a fine team of motivated, enthusiastic, and bright shining stars who never fail to impress, surprise, or inspire me. How very fortunate I am to be a part of their daily lives. Go TEAM Roadrunners: Together Everyone Achieves More!

 

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

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 Computer Lab

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 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.

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.

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!