Rose Drive Teachers Give Thanks to Our Incredible Parent Volunteers

May 16th was Volunteer Appreciation Day at Rose Drive and what better way to say "Thanks a Latte" to our team of parent volunteers than with a morning of relaxation, coffee, and sweet treats? Parent volunteers were invited to stop by in the morning for some coffee and pastries to go (for those on their way to work) or spend some time relaxing on our staff patio savoring that "cuppa joe" with friends. This was nothing but a mere token of our heartfelt appreciation for everything our volunteers do for our staff, students, and families. We are so very appreciative and grateful for their tireless involvement, enthusiasm, and energy - and know we simply could not accomplish everything we do without them.
Rose Drive Volunteers - THANK YOU! You are, "Simply the Best!" 

Fifth and Second Grade Reading Buddies

The love of reading is one Rose Drive students are always willing to share and pass on. That is exactly what happened this past week when Mrs. Woodward's second graders teamed up with Mrs. Osborn's 5th graders. Students took turns reading to each other some of their favorite stories, finding common ground and many subjects over which to bond.  

Rose Drive Honorary Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Rose Drive’s 2017 Community Volunteer Honoree: Mrs. Krisjan Hoover. Thank you, Krisjan, for your incredible dedication, sacrifice, patience, and compassion. How proud we were to recognize you on May 9th at this year’s district recognition ceremony, where volunteers from every school in our district were honored – in appreciation for all you do for our children. Your sacrifices will live on in the lives of our students forever.

Preppy K Octopus Math

Mrs. Helm’s preppy k students were invited to the office this past week to show off their remarkable math and creative skills. Each Preppy K student arrived armed with a delightful paper constructed octopus to assist them in this process. Not only were they able to articulate important facts about this fascinating ocean animal, such as how an octopus has big eyes, a soft body, and 8 tentacles, but they were challenged to count and number each of the tentacles too. Students explained how the stickers they attached to the end of each tentacle symbolized the suckers. Math, art, science, and public speaking - all culminating into one activity - impressive indeed!

Little/Big Buddy Acts of Kindness

Mrs Fast and Mrs Thorp's 3rd grade Rose Drive class was surprised with handmade cards of 'well wishes' and 'Smartie' candies during testing STATE week from their Kindergarten buddies in Mrs Skane's class!  Third graders placed their special cards on their desks during testing to inspire and motivate them to do their best. 

The snails are here!

Mrs Fast and Mrs Thorp's class is enjoying our newest arrivals- SNAILS!  After much squealing and squirming most students were handling our one footed friends with confidence and ease. 

Team Roadrunners Take Time to Sprinkle Kindness

Spring is in the air at Rose Drive! In order to sprinkle kindness around our neighborhood, the TEAM Roadrunners designed very special spring time cards for the clients of Placentia’s Meal on Wheels Program.Our school has been reinforcing ways to be kind to one another, so the students decided it would be nice to be kind to people in their community. Each Team Roadrunner made a springtime themed card, and then the cards were photocopied. At lunchtime and first recess, the Roadrunners asked students to color the adorable cards and to write a special message. We collected over 100 cards! The TEAM Roadrunner group walked over to the Meals on Wheels office in Placentia and delivered the wonderful spring cards. Keara Johnson of Meals on Wheels said, “These cards will definitely bring a smile to our clients’ faces. Usually, they only get cards on holidays, so this will be a nice surprise!” Spreading kindness has never been so easy!