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A Word from Dr. Adamson

 

Dear Rose Drive Parents and Students,

 

With daylight savings time upon us and the long awaited arrival of warmer days, it truly feels like spring has finally arrived. The renewal and sense of opportunity this time of year promises is something I eagerly await every year, since I know I stand to be surprised, astounded, and filled with pride as a result of the many accomplishments I know our students still stand to achieve. The month ahead holds many opportunities for just that, so I begin with some reminders and hope many of you might be able to join in on the fun and challenge. You are all invited to our District’s annual R.E.A.C.H Shamrock ‘n Run event, scheduled for Sunday, March 19th. If you have not signed up for this event, I encourage you to do so and I hope to see many of you there as we come together to walk and or run in support of our students. I am also hopeful I will see many of you at our annual PTA Lunch with a Loved One on March 30th and 31st.  This has been a long standing tradition at Rose Drive and one I know the students look forward to each year. Our auditions for “Seussical the Musical” are scheduled to take place on April 5th after school and all students in 1st – 5th grade are encouraged to sign up. It promises to be an exciting and worthwhile adventure for all participating students. Spring Break falls later this year, beginning the week of April 6th and will be followed shortly by state testing for all 3rd – 5th grade students, scheduled to begin the week of April 24th. More information regarding specific times and schedules for each grade level will make its way home shortly.   

 

    Looking back to the many exciting events of the past few weeks, I am delighted to report on some of the accomplishments of our students. Visiting my office for their fine efforts and service as strong role models, were the following students: It was my pleasure to recognize Maddick Roberts (K) and Donovan Puga (5th) for expected behaviors and showing kindness – way to go boys! I was also delighted to welcome first grader, Ashley Lindbeck, to listen to her compassionate story, “My Lucky Day”, in which she shared the three wishes she would ask were she to meet a leprechaun. Straying from the typical first grade response of toys and items for themselves, Ashley’s response was completely selfless, asking, instead, for everyone to have joy in their hearts so they’d all get along, to be thankful for what they have, and to have enough to survive and stay healthy! Asking for not even one wish for herself, Ashley epitomizes the true meaning of compassion and kindness – thinking of others before herself! Such a fine role model, Ashley! And speaking of kindness, it was my pleasure to present the following kindness bracelets for our Kudos for Kindness program: Jessie Santos was recognized by Mrs. Thorp for holding the door open each morning for staff members as they enter the office (this also happened to be one of our random acts of kindness for the month of February), Dylan Stingl was recognized by Mrs. Fast and Thorp for donating a  book to third grade’s AR library, and Jacob Hannegan was recognized by Jonathon Victor for finding his music book in the parking lot and returning it. Spreading kindness like confetti has been our motto since the beginning of this valuable program, and the effects and impact have been mighty!  Keep it up Roadrunners!

 

     A reminder to parents that report cards will be sent home the week of March 20th. I encourage you to take time to celebrate your children’s academic successes and set goals to improve in the areas where they need more practice.  Since we know students all learn at entirely different rates, the time you take to help your children establish goals

to make their learning experiences more rewarding will go far in ensuring their success. As always, a warm and heartfelt thank you to all of our Rose Drive parents for supporting education and instilling high expectations for learning in our students.

 

     With the second trimester behind us, we look toward the busy few weeks that lie ahead. I eagerly anticipate the many opportunities that await us, as we continue to celebrate the successes, victories, and growth of our students.

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
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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
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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.

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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!
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