Dear Rosemead Community and Friends,
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE EMMA W. SHUEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM – WINNERS OF A SILVER MEDAL AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COMPETITION
The Emma W. Shuey Elementary School Science Olympiad Team were awarded a Silver Medal at the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Competition held at the Antelope Valley College in Lancaster on February 20, 2017. It was Science Olympiad’s 31st annual event. There were 24 teams competing. All teams take home medals based on total team points. Shuey’s team took home silver medals with a grand total of 530 points. We received perfect scores in 4 out of 20 events.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Administration, congratulations Shuey team.
Pictured (Left to Right): Top Row: Teachers - Mrs. Case & Ms. Dotson, Brian Duong; Next Row: Alex Trieu, Jeffrey Lin; Middle Row: Thien La, Sukraj Singh, Jason Tran, Khuey Doan, Steven Truong; Bottom Row: Dylan Tran, Isabella Lemos, Deandra Varela, Dusten Lo, Michelle Lim, Katherine Liu, Samantha Loi, and Gary Wong
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SAVANNAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM – WINNERS OF A GOLD MEDAL AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COMPETITION
Savannah Elementary School won a gold medal in the Science Olympiad competition at Occidental College for the second year in a row! On Saturday, March 4, the 4th - 6th grade Science Team competed in 20 different events. They raced cars made of pasta, studied about Coral Reefs, designed and built a device to cool lemonade down to negative 7.67 degrees Celsius (18.2 degrees F.), and identified fossils, bugs, and animal tracks. The Savannah Science Olympiad team kept their cool under pressure and scored 575 points to earn gold medals for all the students. We are so proud of them and their hard work preparing for this event.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Administration, congratulations Savannah team.
Pictured (Left to Right): Back row: Principal Mrs. Soto, Jasmine Nguyen, Mandy Tan, Alicia Leang, Samantha Huang, Anna Zhang, Teacher Mrs. Kelley; Middle row: Max Ho, Kevin Vuong, Cedric Jeng, Julier Thein, Jessica Hang, Ford Pham, Cheyenne Tang, Nhan Le, Kayla Ly, Front row: Kylie Tang, Bennet Carias, Liam Cheng, Toto Ly
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROSEMEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT, MUSCATEL TEACHER MS. HEATHER SHOTKE WHO CHALLENGES HER STUDENTS & THE NATION TO TAKE THE gramMARCH CHALLENGE
The gramMARCH Festival was held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Rosemead Park, in Rosemead. The Extravaganza included amazing performances with live entertainment, delicious food, games, and inspirational messages by local community leaders with a focus on challenging those in attendance to make-over their written communication by accepting the gramMARCH Challenge by using proper grammar and intelligent communication for the entire month of March.
In our modern world of virtual social circles that revolve around streaming, digital scrolls, what does your writing say about you? Rosemead School District teacher, Ms. Heather Shotke, started the gramMARCH Challenge three years ago to encourage her students – and adults alike – to embrace communication free of abbreviations, text speak and emoticons.
“People don’t seem to give their ‘text-slang’ or abbreviations a second thought,” Shotke said. “But the reality is, their writing is often a first impression on employers, college admission counselors, supervisors or potential ‘friends’, both real and virtual.”
The gramMARCH challenge, which returned on March 1, 2017 and lasted throughout the month, asked everyone to write in proper grammar, full sentences and use the entire words in text messaging, formal writing and all forms of written communications. Technology fosters rapid and constant communication, and as a result shorthand text-speak, slang and abbreviations have become the unapproved norm in the classroom and the boardroom, blurring the lines between formal and informal communication.
Shotke, a graduate of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, has seen these abbreviated forms of language migrate from the screens of smartphones to the pages of her student’s assignments with an alarming increase. The veteran teacher is concerned society has become too acceptant of this new-era shorthand.
If students strive to use proper grammar in technological communications, which make up more than 90% of most teens’ writing, it would be a productive way to practice comprehensive and thoughtful prose and bolster an affinity for writing – a skill that could be transferred to academic assignments. Through gramMARCH, Shotke is challenging people to slow down and think about what they are writing, so that thoughts and words are concise and given respect.
“Anecdotally, it takes about 30 days for something to become a habit,” Shotke said. “So, if we can get people to accept the gramMARCH Challenge and write with proper grammar in all communications we may be able to make the shift back to intelligent communication.”
For more information and to accept the gramMARCH Challenge for the month of March 2017, log on to www.gramMARCH.org. Follow the gramMARCH movement on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @gramMARCH and Facebook @ThegramMARCHChallenge.
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN, KINDERGARTEN, AND 1ST-8TH GRADE ONLINE ENROLLMENT
To enroll in Transitional Kindergarten, your child must turn 5 years old by September 2, 2017 through December 2, 2017. When you enroll your child for TK, be sure to select Grade K - we will make sure your child is placed in the correct class.
To enroll your child in Kindergarten, your child must turn 5 years old by December 3, 2016 through September 1, 2017. You MUST enroll your student in your school of residency.
1st through 8th Grade Program:
If you are enrolling your child(ren) in 1st through 8th Grade for the 2017-2018 school year you must enroll online to begin the process. Once you have enrolled online, please contact your home school for more information:
Encinita Elementary School: (626) 286-3111
Janson Elementary School: (626) 288-3150
Savannah Elementary School: (626) 443-4015
Shuey Elementary School: (626) 287-5221
Muscatel Middle School: (626) 287-1139
To enroll new a student, parents must provide the following documentation to the school site:
If your child does not meet the age qualifications for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten, but you are interested in information regarding our State Preschool Program, please contact the Child Development Department at (626)312-2900 x235 for more information. Please do not use the online enrollment system for enrolling Preschool students.
Parents wishing to enroll their child in our district on an Interdistrict permit must contact Debora Stewart at the Educational Services Department for more information. Parents may not enroll online without approval of the permit and verification from the Educational Services Department.
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 2017-2018
When: April 13, 2017 ~ June 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 am– 12:00pm
Location: 3907 Rosemead Blvd., Suite 150, Rosemead, CA 91770
Rosemead School District offers both full and part day programs for fully potty-trained 4 and 3 year-old children (Child must turn 3 by Sept 1, 2017).
Please bring the following documents to determine if your family is eligible for the State Preschool Program:
Note: Completing the CD9600 application does not guarantee enrollment in the State Preschool Program. You will be notified within 30 days of completing the CD9600 of your eligibility status.
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.
Wed., Mar. 1, All Rosemead SD schools Late Start Day, school starts at 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Mar. 2, Board of Trustees Regular Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Closed Session/7:30 p.m. Open/Public Session, District Office Board Room
Wed., Mar., 15, All Rosemead SD schools Late Start Day, school starts at 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Mar. 16, Board of Trustees Study Session Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Closed Session/7:30 p.m. Open/Public Session, District Office Board Room
Wed., Apr. 5, All Rosemead SD schools Late Start Day, school starts at 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Apr. 6, Board of Trustees Regular Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Closed Session/7:30 p.m. Open/Public Session, District Office Board Room
Mon., Apr. 17 – Fri., Apr. 21, Spring Break (No School)
Thurs., Apr. 20, Board of Trustees Study Session Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Closed Session/7:30 p.m. Open/Public Session, District Office Board Room
Mon., Apr. 24, Students Return from Spring Break
Wed., Apr. 26, All Rosemead SD schools Late Start Day, school starts at 9:30 a.m.