Roseville City School District Community Newsletter
November 2017
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2017 - 2018 School Year Resources

  • Find the full school year calendar here.
  • Look over bell schedules here.
  • View November breakfast & lunch menus here.
  • Sign up for free/reduced lunches here.
  • Review our volunteer policy here.
Every day, RCSD teachers and staff take their time to develop unique and engaging ways to teach their students. Our students get the chance to learn through hands-on, advanced technology, applying problem solving to real world situations and team work. Here is how some of our campuses are turning their students into RCSD Champions!
 
Stoneridge makes math fun for their 1st graders. Break the classroom code to escape the zombies! See more here!
 
Cooley's 8th graders demonstrate their love for reading by dressing up as greasers from S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders"! See more here.
 
Woodbridge is teaching their students how to code with Genius Mobile! See more here.
                                          

Buljan students get a well-rounded taste of Egypt by taking a virtual "field trip," creating videos with Flipgrid and designing mummies on their Chromebooks! See more here.

 
Follow Roseville City School District on Twitter @rcsdk8 to stay up to date on the exciting and fun learning opportunities your students enjoy!

Important Dates to Remember

November 20 - 24: Thanksgiving Break
December 22: Minimum Day
December 25 - January 5: Winter Break
January 8: Teacher Work Day; students not in school

Click here to view the 2017-18 calendar

Professional Development Days 
 
Our teachers, staff, and administration never stop learning! As leaders of our schools and classrooms, these folks spend quality time throughout the year on developing new skills, training on technology, and collaborating with their peers. These focused professional development (PD) days allow our leaders to bring their best selves into the classroom each day, equipped with wisdom and insight for our children. This past October 30 - 31, our teachers, staff, and administration got together district-wide and at each school site to learn best practices to aid student goal setting, how to create and manage Google G-Suite apps for education, and how to engage students by turning their passions into an engaging experience for students! The learning didn't stop there, while teachers also chose which topics they wanted to learn the most about to help uplift their classroom's specific personality and strengths. Thank you for being RCSD Champions!

Principal Spotlight
Angela Garcia
Diamond Creek Elementary School

I began in education by... teaching 1st and 2nd grade for five years before beginning in administration. This is my fifth year as a principal. I was a principal for three years in Minnesota at a 6th grade building before moving to California. 
 
The best part of being a principal is... the students! I love being able to interact with them on a daily basis and get to know all of them! I love being in classrooms, working with small groups of students throughout the day, and playing with them at recess. 
 
My favorite DC traditions... are the different ways Diamond Creek students and our community give back to a variety of organizations, like Pennies for Patients, Red Cross, Make-A-Wish, Toys for Tots, and more!
 
For college, I attended the University of Minnesota for all of my schooling (Undergrad, Masters, and Administrative License), so I am a true Minnesota Golden Gopher!

For hobbies, I always start my day at the gym working out before school. I enjoy being active, traveling and hanging out with my husband and two stepkids, who keep me busy! They are the reason I moved to California from Minnesota last summer. I am also a huge sports fan, especially Minnesota! Go Vikings! Go Twins! 

Keep up with Mrs. Garcia and the Diamond Creek Trailblazers on Facebook!

Walk to School Safely
A message from the Roseville Police Department

Our school crossing guards need your help! They are authorized city employees with the mission of keeping our elementary school students safe on their way to and from school. The California Vehicle Code requires everyone--motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians--to follow school crossing guards' instructions while they're on the job. That means:

-- Motorists must stop when the guards raise their "stop" paddles, and remain stopped until the kids have crossed the street, and the crossing guards are safely back in their corners. (They really don't like playing Frogger.)

-- Bicyclists must walk their bikes across crosswalks. The alternative - recommended for adults and older students only - is for the bicyclist to use the street as if they're a motorist, and cross the intersection along with the rest of the vehicular traffic. Don't ride in the crosswalk.

Remember, the crossing guards are there to keep our kids safe. Let's give them our friendly cooperation.

If you have concerns or questions about crossing guards, please contact Jana Cervantes of the Public Works Department, jcervantes@roseville.ca.us or  (916) 774-5498.

RCSD in the News!

Constitution Day was a huge hit! See why here and here.

Buljan Woodshop teacher Duane Calkins is all about that rock and roll here.

Kids' Care Kits
 
Thank you to the Tommy Apostolos Fund for their generous donation of "Kids' Care Kits" to every elementary school in the district! The Tommy Apostolos Fund raises money to provide clothing, school supplies, and other necessities to children in Roseville. These Kids' Care Kits include socks, sweatpants, and underwear for kids whose clothes get wet or torn, and their parents are unable to bring replacements to school. We know accidents happen while at school, so we are thankful to the Tommy Apostolos Fund for helping us be there for our children. Thank you!

 
The Roseville City School District Foundation's (RCSDF) annual crowd sourcing campaign, Roseville Rocks, is back! Last year, the campaign raised $10,000 to support Roseville City School District's (RCSD) new music education program. This year, Roseville Rocks is back to expand the music program with a goal of raising $15,000 by Thanksgiving. These funds will go to purchasing new instruments, supplies, sheet music, and equipment to bring instruction to the next level! The power of music education helps kids be better students all around, helping to inspire creativity and expression. When children receive sustained music education, they do better across all school subjects. 

What’s even more admirable, RCSDF has committed to an ongoing annual donation of $25,000 to support our music program, knowing that music education strengthens language development, increases IQ, develops creativity, enhances spatial-temporal skills and coordination, improves test scores, and builds teamwork. All of these are skills demanded of our students in today’s world and helps them become #RCSDChampions!
 
Make plans to attend Foundation’s two fundraising events in 2018. The first is the Comfort Food Cook Off on January 26 at Bill McNally Racing. The second is Run4Roseville held at Maidu Regional Park on April 29. Learn more about the Foundation and ways to get involved at rcsdfoundation.org.

To learn more about the Roseville Rocks campaign and to donate, go here!

Click here to apply!
Superintendent's Corner
 
Thanksgiving is upon us and I can't help but feel grateful for the parents and guardians who support our students and their schools year round. I am thankful that you have allowed us to be your partner in education during the fundamental, developmental years of your children's lives. Below is a letter of gratitude I sent to our staff last week, but I wanted to share it with our families, too, because I am just as thankful for you.

Another calendar year is coming to a close, and so begins a new chapter in a book that just keeps getting better. The characters, our children, continue to develop into engaged learners who are able to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. The heroes, our teachers and staff, are willing to learn together so they are able to bring more to their classrooms and work sites. They are consistently defining new ways to be flexible, adaptable, and energetic. The setting of this book, our schools, has spent the last few years improving their facilities, updating the technology infrastructure, and adding new campuses, such as Orchard Ranch Elementary School. For all of these aspects of our story, I am thankful. I am thankful to observe our schools, staff, and students participating in a culture of children-first education, inclusivity, and striving to be better than we were the day before.

Our district today is bigger and stronger than ever before. There are now nineteen campuses, each of which boast hundreds of engaged and selfless parents and guardians who donate their valuable time, energy, and finances to support all of our children. This also means that we now have the pleasure to care for and educate 10,800 future leaders. The most important part of our day is ensuring that every single one of those children feel supported, valued, inspired, empowered, and are encouraged to do their absolute best academically and socially. I am thankful that our children have the privilege of learning alongside of outstanding teachers, principals, and support staff. Together you create the community of learners that allow our children to thrive. Every single day I bear witness to how we all put student learning first, and for that, I am honored and thankful to be a part of this family - the Roseville City School District. 

I hope that you are surrounded by friends and family this Thanksgiving holiday. 


As always, I welcome parents and families to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at Dgarcia@rcsdk8.org.

 


Don't miss out on pics, updates and announcements this year.
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Superintendent Video Message
 
We are frequently asked what makes the District unique, so we decided to make it easy to get to know us better! We created a new video, so anyone can learn more about the District.
 
Sit back, relax and watch this one-minute video about the remarkable people, students and programs that make up Roseville City School District.
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Each school has a dedicated Facebook page where they post updates, school events and messages from the principal. You can find each school at RCSD "School Name" for example "RCSD Brown." 
 
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