Roadrunners
2015-
  2016

A Word from Dr. Adamson

 

Dear Parents and Students,

       Our students have outdone themselves these past few week as they completed CASSPP state testing. Thank you, parents, for ensuring students arrived at school on time, prepared, and refreshed for each testing day. The level of importance you place on this necessary routine plays a pivotal role in ensuring their success. Other than a few make-ups and the fifth grade CST science testing the week of May 16th, the end is very near. How proud I am of the determination, commitment, and focus our students have as they put their computer skills and overall knowledge to the test. Overall, the entire testing period has gone extremely smoothly and I can say with confidence that students have navigated the new computerized tests with expertise and poise. Thanks to our terrific team of teachers, and the combined efforts and team work of our testing coordinators, Mrs. Powers, Mr. Fredstrom, and Mrs. DeJong, students were set for success each morning, with minimal disruptions to their regular instructional day. To our 3rd – 5th grade Roadrunners: How proud we are of every one of you – Superstars in the making!

        I am pleased to report on the following student visits I received these last two weeks, for recognition of their fine efforts in reading and writing. Thank you to the following 3rd graders in Mrs. Fast/Thorp’s class for sharing their “Amazing Buddy” Google slide presentations, highlighting their favorite animals: Isabella Hernandez, Melani Cabudol, Jacob Le, Owen Tweedt, Emily McKenzie, Alexxa Pearlman, Tessa Whiteside, and Tiffany Hostetler.  I was fascinated by the interesting facts you presented and inspired by the ease with which you have mastered Google slides. Way to go! I was also visited by four first graders, to present their reports on the life cycle of an apple tree: David Podlisetskyy, Alyssa Riemer, Ariana, Sanchez, and Reese Tarka. Not only had students memorized the various steps in the cycle, but were able to explain it in their own words, ever-so eloquently, clearly demonstrating their complete understanding of the overall process. Finally, for her excellent effort in writing, second grader, Sophia Kirkland. How proud you should be of the fine strides you are making, Sophia – I know I am! Keep it up!  

     Looking ahead, I hope to see you all at some of our many events we have planned. This coming week features our 5th grade instrumental concerts at VHS, an opportunity for our string and band students to showcase their many skills and talents. Both 4th and 5th graders then have their end of year concerts, which will take place on campus in our MPR on June 8th during their regular music times (8:00 and 9:00 a.m.) We are all very excited about our upcoming Spring Sing performance for grades K-5th the morning of June 2nd (preppy K will perform on June 16th) followed on June 3rd and 4th by our mini production of Annie. Our family Carnival and Talent Show will close out the year nicely, scheduled for the evening of June 10th. I truly hope you are all able to join us for these many exciting events, as we prepare to end yet another eventful and memorable school year.

      Finally, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to our Rose Drive families for all you do daily to ensure a learning experience for our students that is simply beyond compare. It is hard for me to believe that this is my 4th year as principal of this fine and magical school. I continue to be grateful for every day that I am able to serve you and your children and be a part of this special family and community. It truly is  an experience that I simply treasure. To our Roadrunners – I cherish the growth and achievement I have observed in every single one of you this year. While only a few weeks of school remain, I encourage you to stay the course and remain committed to your goals, utilizing every possible moment right up until the very last day.  

 

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.