You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Fall Festival at Rosemary School. This event will be held on Friday, October 9th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will have games, raffles, prizes, auctions, food and lots of fun. We will also provide health and safety resources. Bring the kids and join us for a fun evening.
At our Fall Festival we are raising funds for school field trips. You will have the opportunity to bid for your child to be Principal for a Day with Mr. Schmaedick. The highest bidder will have lunch with the principal and assist with many of the administrator's duties. He or she will carry a walkie-talkie and have a once in a lifetime experience. There is another experience offered where your child can ride on a fire truck and have dinner with a fire fighter. Please come see what other experiences you can bid on at our Fall Festival.
“Straight one…two…three…four. And, left one…two.
Those aren’t dance steps. They’re the instructions that Rosemary first graders were giving teammates as they plotted a course for a small robot across a grid to reach the destination point. While this basic coding activity required students to use logic and sequencing with their math and story-telling skills, the youngsters were simply having fun and were eager for their turn at the controls. The lesson is another example of how Campbell Union School District’s teachers are integrating multiple subjects into hands-on activities that help students gain a deeper understanding of concepts.
In the photo above, Teacher Amanda Haughs works with students who “raced” their robots by solving math equations and programming the answers into the machine. In another activity students planned the moves in a story about their robot’s adventures.
Please take a moment to answer a short survey* about our school and district websites.
Campbell Union School District redesigned its school and district websites to be easier to use on all types of digital devices AND to make it easier for parents to find the information they seek most often. Your answers to survey will help us reach those expectations and to refine and improve our websites for those who use them. The survey closes October 16th.
We welcome our new Playworks Coach Malika Meeks to the Rosemary Team. Coach Malika is a recent grad from UC Santa Cruz. "I am so stoked to be at Rosemary. I am really looking forward to working with these beautiful kids."
Rosemary School contracts with the nonprofit Playworks to provide us with a full time expert in organized play. The Playworks Coach facilitates safe games at all recesses. She coaches the students on fair play and teaches conflict resolution strategies. The Coach also develops a team of upper grade students to serve as Junior Coaches at the recesses. Twice a month she will meet with each class for a 40 minute period in which she will teach the students new games that they can play at recess. Learn more about Playworks at http://www.playworks.org/communities/norcal.
Female athletes serve as volunteer coaches leading fun and motiving physical fitness activities, in a team setting, which creates a lifelong passion for exercise. BAWSI Girls consists of 2nd through 4th grade girls. The assigned teams will be meeting every Wednesday from September 16th through November 4th from 1:40 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
BAWSI was founded by Olympic and World Cup soccer stars Brandi Chanstain and Julie Foudy and Marlene Bjornsrud, former general manager of the San Jose CyberRays. BAWSI awakens the power of female athletes as change makers in the world and creates initiatives through which female athletes bring health, hope and wholeness to our community.
For more information visit www.bawsi.org.
Thanks to a generous grant from Santa Clara County we have a full time School Link Services Coordinator on our campus. Fany Arango's office is appropriately located right by the front door. Her role is to understand the needs of the Rosemary families and serve as a link to important community services. Ms. Arango has already shown her self to be an invaluable part of our team by aggressively seeking out resources for families and students. Stop by and introduce yourself!
The scores are in! This year’s scores are better thought of as a starting point or baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time. We see these tests as an academic checkup. Similar to class assignments and report cards, they are just one measurement in a set of tools on student progress used to provide you and your child’s teacher(s) with information about your student’s work toward the high goals we have set.
The assessment results indicate our students performed well in some content areas and need more support in other content areas. We expect to see both individual and district student achievement growth in subsequent administrations of the CAASPP assessments.
Once the official results are received, your child’s teacher(s) will use them to help set learning goals for his/her students this year. A copy of the results will also be sent to you in mid-October.
If you have questions or concerns about the report, please call the school office to arrange a conference with your student’s teacher(s).
Rosemary School’s a new website is up and active. It is more attractive, easier to see on mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smartphones), and more user friendly than our old site. Now you can easily check the events calendar, find school news, contact our staff, see what’s for lunch, and much more. You can even change the language.
We’ll be refining it and adding new features as time goes one. For now, we invite you to take a look around, try it out, and let us know what you think.