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Mark Your Calendars

 

August 17

Ice Cream Social

5:30-6:30 PM

 

August 29

Back to School Night

5:00-7:00 PM

 

September 1

Admissions Day

School & Playground Closed

 

September 4

Labor Day Holiday

School & Playground Closed

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     DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00 am                       Line-up Bell

8:02 am                       School Day Begins

9:45 am-10:05 am       Recess- ETK-3rd

10:10-10:30 am           Recess-4th-6th

11:45 am-12:30 pm     Lunch-ETK-3rd

12:15-1:00 pm             Lunch-4th-6th

2:30 pm                        Dismissal 

 

       (Tuesdays: Dismissal at 1:30) 

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What Makes Rockdale Different?

orange-star.gif API Honor School – 2012 API of 847
orange-star.gif 2006 ARTS BRAVO Award Winning School
orange-star.gif Arts Program School with credentialed Arts Teachers in Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Vocal Music, and Instrumental Music
orange-star.gif Small school setting with differentiated instruction
orange-star.gif Strong individualized academic program
orange-star.gif Exemplary Gifted/Talented Program 
orange-star.gif Innovative Arts Wheel Program
orange-star.gif Classroom teachers integrate the arts throughout the curriculum
orange-star.gif After School Youth Services Program and Clubs
orange-star.gif Student Leadership Council and Spirit Days
orange-star.gif Model School Library and Reading Garden
orange-star.gif Sustainable Learning and Edible Gardens
orange-star.gif State of the Art Technology in Classrooms
orange-star.gif Learning through Design/Project Based Learning and Field Trips

Rockdale VAPA Magnet Ranks #5 on in the LAUSD's Arts Equity Index

In a LA Times  article, it was reported that "Research shows that arts education bolsters student achievement and contributes to stronger participation in student activities."  Rockdale is proud to rank #5 out of just 35 schools in LAUSD to receive an "A" rating on LAUSD's Art Equity Index.  At Rockdale, our entire community is committed to making sure that the arts is an integral part of our students' education.  http://schools.latimes.com/en/grading-the-arts/

Octavia E. Butler Pilot Project with The Huntington

Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a renowned, award-winning, local, African American, female science fiction writer.  Her papers have resided at The Huntington since 2008. The Huntington’s Education Department worked with our entire student body on a creative art project in which the students became the illustrators of Octavia E. Butler’s work. In addition, our fifth and sixth graders worked with The Huntington’s educators on a science fiction writing project, using Butler’s work as inspiration for their own writing. Want to know more about this unique, learning experience? Please check out the post in Verso,  the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens' blog . We thank The Huntington for their generous, ongoing support. 

ROCKDALE VAPA ROCKS!

Research indicates that the arts lead to greater academic progress as well as social and emotional growth in students.  That is why the Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet community is committed to weaving the arts and standard curricula together to create a richer and more meaningful learning experience for our students. The visual arts, vocal and instrumental music,drama and dance are discretely taught at each grade level, and are also integrated throughout the curriculum. 

 

Do you want your child to attend Rockdale?  Call our Main Office at (323) 255-6793 to schedule a tour. The 2016-17 Magnet Application is now closed, however you can submit a late application, and there are still a few available spaces for next year. All new students wishing to attend Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet in grades 1-6 must complete an application.  Transportation  to Rockdale is not available.  Apply online at: http://echoices.lausd.net/

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SPACE AVAILABLE: Expanded Transitional Kindergarten (ETK)

Rockdale still has space available in its Expanded Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) program for the 2017-18 school year. The 6-hour program helps children develop kindergarten readiness and social-emotional skills through activities that build confidence and communication.  Students will be exposed to reading and math in exciting, interactive ways using educational games and through the visual and performing arts. The program is open to students who turn 5 after December 2, 2017 and before June 30, 2018. Call our Main Office at (323) 255-6793 for more details.  

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