~updated: District Office, 1/13/2017
Dear Rosemead Community and Friends,
The Rosemead School District will be closed on Monday, December 26 – Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and Monday, January 2 – Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in observance of the Winter Holidays.
We wish you all a blessed Christmas, and a safe, happy, and healthy New Year.
INTRODUCING THE 2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Rosemead School District introduces its Board of Trustees for the 2017 calendar year following Board organization meeting on December 8, 2016 held at the District Office Board Room.
Mr. John Quintanilla assumed the office of Board President and Ms. Nancy Armenta assumed the office of Board Clerk with Mr. Randall Cantrell, Mrs. Rhonda Harmon, and Mr. Ronald Esquivel, as Members.
Beginning this school year, the Board of Trustees has recognized both its Classified Employees of the Year and Teachers of the Year for each school site during Board meetings. Mrs. Ida Diaz, Savannah Classified Employee of the Year was recognized during the December 8 Board of Trustees meeting.
Pictured (left to right):
Front Row: Alex Gaeta and Ginny Ford
2nd Row: Nancy Armenta, John Quintanilla, Ida Diaz, Krista Dixon, Armida Carreon, and Jan Brydle
3rd Row: Gabriel Cardenas, Amy Enomoto-Perez, Rhonda Harmon, Ruth Soto, Deborah Lawrence, Dawn Rock,
Jessica Ancona, Jennifer Fang, and Lee Wang
Back Row: Randall Cantrell, Ronald Esquivel, John Lovato, and Nadine Wilcox
2017 Board of Trustees Leadership:
President John Quintanilla, longtime resident of Rosemead and alumni of the Rosemead School District has served on the Rosemead School District Board of Trustees since 2013 and has served in the role of Member.
Clerk Nancy Armenta, longtime resident of Rosemead has served on the Rosemead School District Board of Trustees since 2015 and has served in the role of Member.
The Superintendent, administration, and staff look forward to working with the entire Board and continue the great work educating and support the students and staff of the Rosemead School District.
2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE
During its December 8th meeting, the Board of Trustees also adopted its 2017 Calendar Year Meeting Schedule as follows:
Rosemead School District
1st & 3rd Thursday of month with exceptions as noted below:
The Board will Reconvene Closed Session after the completion of open session agenda items,
Thurs., January 12, 2017* Regular
Thurs., January 19, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., June 1, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., June 22, 2017* Regular
Thurs., February 2, 2017 Regular
Thurs., February 16, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., September 7, 2017 Regular
Thurs., September 21, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., March 2, 2017 Regular
Thurs., March 16, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., October 5, 2017 Regular
Thurs., October 19, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., April 6, 2017 Regular
Thurs., April 20, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., November 2, 2017 Regular
Thurs., November 16, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., May 4, 2017 Regular
Thurs., May 18, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., December 7, 2017 Study Session
Thurs., December 14, 2017* Regular
2017 Board of Trustees meeting calendar is subject to change. Special Meetings may be scheduled at any time following The Brown Act posting requirements. Visit www.rosemead.k12.ca.us to view the agenda, for date and location updates, or contact the Superintendent’s Office at 626-312-2900 x212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Exceptions include, not limited to:
· January 2017 – will be in lieu of the 1st Thursday due to Winter Break.
RECOGNITION TO SAVANNAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND STAFF BY THE PANDA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. FOR ITS ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE LEADER IN ME® PROGRAM THROUGH THEIR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
The Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express hosted its 9th annual holiday party for local elementary school students on Friday, December 16, 2016 in recognition of their accomplishments as a “Lighthouse School” in The Leader in Me® program.
This year, Panda has chosen to acknowledge Savannah Elementary School for achieving the “Lighthouse” status within The Leader in Me® program. “Lighthouse recognition comes because of the results a school is achieving and the impact it is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community. We are very proud of our principal, students and staff at Savannah School,” said Superintendent Dr. Enomoto-Perez.
All four of our elementary schools have now achieved National Lighthouse status thru the Leader in Me® program. Our schools are learning skills that will help them in college, the workforce and life. The Panda generosity supported by co-founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng support the belief that “giving back” makes this a wonderful and better place for all.
The celebration begins at 9:00 a.m. at The Panda Restaurant Group headquarters in Rosemead, California, where over 488 students were treated to a catered delicious Panda Express lunch, a carnival created by the Support Center associates and organized through Panda Cares program, special appearances by Santa & loved characters, along with a fun filled day.
The Panda Restaurant Group is a business partner in the Leader in Me® program. The Panda Charitable Foundation which supports the health and educational needs of underserved children is of great assistance. The Leader in Me® program is a school program that integrates timeless leadership principles with practical character and life skills relevant to today’s challenges. By building self-confidence, interpersonal skills, elevating student achievement and reducing school-wide discipline problems, this program helps children become leaders in their field of interest.
Savannah's journey toward becoming a Lighthouse School has been a very authentic process of growing student leaders and realizing they are capable of much more than we ever expected. Achieving the Lighthouse status means so much to our students, staff, and parents, as well as community.
“Savannah School and the Rosemead School District appreciate all of the efforts of Panda Cares and Panda Restaurant Group associates, who organized this event,” said both Principal Mrs. Ruth Soto and Superintendent Dr. Amy Enomoto-Perez. They plan, staff and give prizes and gifts to our children. The giving and generosity of the associates is beyond compare.
The Rosemead School District Board and administration are proud to have Savannah students selected and honored during Panda’s annual holiday party. On behalf of Savannah Elementary School students and staff, the Rosemead School District thanks The Panda Restaurant Group for the honor.
IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS:
For more information on any event listed below, please visit the Rosemead School District website at www.rosemead.k12.ca.us.
Mon., Jan. 2, New Year’s Eve Observed – District/Schools Closed
Tues., Jan. 3, New Year’s Day Observed – District/Schools Closed
Mon., Jan. 9, School Reopens – Students Return
Wed., Jan. 11, All Rosemead SD schools Late Start Day, school starts at 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Jan. 12, 2017 Board of Trustees Regular Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Closed Session/7:15 p.m. Open/Public Session, District Office Board Room
Mon., Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday – District/Schools Closed
Wed., Jan. 18, All Rosemead SD schools Late Start Day, school starts at 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Jan. 19, End of 2nd Quarter – Muscatel
Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017 Board of Trustees Study Session Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Closed Session/7:15 p.m. Open/Public Session, District Office Board Room
Fri., Jan. 27, Student Free Day – Professional Development – No School