Roadrunners
2016-
  2017

A Word from Dr. Adamson

 

      Thank you to all of you for attending our annual K-5th grade spring sing this past week. How proud I was of each class’ performance. A heartfelt thank you to our incredible teachers for the work they put into preparing for this special day – providing us with powerful and inspirational messages with their selected songs that highlighted our theme, “Dare to Dream.” It truly made for a spectacular morning as each grade level sang their hearts out.  I also had the pleasure, these past two weeks, of several student visits to my office to share with me their fine efforts. Second grader, Helen Fang, shared her fine writing and reasoning skills on whether she’d rather be a teacher or policeman. Of course she chose teaching, providing three excellent reasons to support her answer, including the fact that she would have summers off and that, “kids are mostly nice!” I could not agree more, Helen.  Second grader, Matthew Gomez, clipped up to the principal for his show of excellent behavior and I proudly wore his clip all day – way to go Matthew!  Then, the following students proudly shared their ELD booklets with me, evidence of the hard work and lessons they have learned this past year: Saidaly, Vela, Momo, Maher, Vincent, Christian, and Sophie. The strides they have made this year is truly impressive! Christopher Glaze-Barnes was invited to brag to me about his first place win in the Morrison Scholastic Chess Competition, for which he had a trophy to show off proudly. Congrats Christopher!  Then, third graders, Tiffany Hostetler, Daniel Matthews, Marley Quirk, and Owen Tweedt proudly shared with me their “Go Green” Google presentations from Walk to Read class, reminding me of several unique and clever ways to save our earth’s precious resources. Kindergartner, Matthew Garcia, proudly showed off his advanced writing skills after independently completing a challenging paragraph complete with grammatically correct sentences! Impressive Matthew! And finally, 4th grader, Nathan Miller, visited to proudly show off his remarkable improvement in his Reading Comprehension Assessment due to the great care and diligence with which he tackled this test, resulting in a significant increase to his score. Way to go Nathan! So many reasons to celebrate our students’ successes and therefore so many reasons for me to congratulate them for their continued diligence and determination. Keep up the fine work, Roadrunners!  

 

End of Year Reflections

 

      It seems like just yesterday that we were enthusiastically looking forward to a year in which we would all “Dare to Dream”. I challenge each of you as you read this to think back to those goals and dreams you made on the first day of school. Did you accomplish at least most of them? Did you seize each and every day and moment? Given the flood of memories that overwhelm me as I write this, I have a feeling the response is a resounding, “Yes!”

      There are so many people to thank for making this year memorable, enjoyable, valuable, and of course – successful! First, our Rose Drive team of dedicated teachers and staff members: I am filled with nothing but gratitude and pride when I think of all we’ve achieved together. To our parents: thank you for your support, participation, and perpetual willingness to work collectively as we all strive for the same goals.  An extra special salute to those of you who sacrificed so much of your time this year to serve on our PTA or as active parent volunteers – we could not have done any of it without you. To our students: for your relentless pursuit of happiness and joy in everything you do; if we could only see the world through your eyes. I am inspired by the pleasure you draw from each experience and the wonder with which you approach each day. Don’t ever lose that!

      Students, as you think back to this year’s many events, I know you will be filled with fond memories – memories that shape who you are today. I think back affectionately to some of my favorites; our Trunk or Treat, Spring Sing, and our Jog-a-thon make my top three list. May each one of you continue to build on the skills and values you have collected this year as you face the adventures and challenges that lie ahead. Stand proud of your accomplishments and be certain in the knowledge that because of all you achieved this year – the sky is the limit when it comes to what you will do next.

      To our graduating fifth graders, Class of 2016: My wish for you comes from the pen of another: “I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known”.  You have so much ahead of you and I urge you to welcome the challenges along with the achievements, for the path ahead is littered with both, of that I can assure you. Proceed with jubilance and don’t allow anyone to limit your possibilities, for the world is yours for the taking. I will miss you all, but feel comfort in the fact that you leave Rose Drive prepared for the world outside. Good Luck!

 

     If I could ask for one wish for each of our students today, it would be that you look back on this year with a sense of pride and accomplishment.  The opportunities you have all been given this year have certainly tested your resolve and it is with pride that I now watch all of you move up to meet yet another year. I know you are all well prepared and stand to gain so much in your futures as you draw on these experiences.

 

      I wish you all a relaxing and exciting summer and I look forward to seeing you back in August, renewed and enthused for the start of another exciting and fulfilling year.

 

Thank you to all of you for making it such a memorable year.

We reached…we dreamed…we endured…and we seized…each and every day - of this I am certain!

 

The entire Rose Drive staff wishes you all a glorious summer vacation and we look forward to another year in which we continue to “Dare to DREAM!” The office will close for the summer on July 1st and will reopen the week of August 15th.

 

 

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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.