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Mark Your Calendars

December 4-14

Chicken Noodle Soup Drive

Help Feed the Homeless

(Rockdale's Annual Winter Service Project)


December 5

Gifted and Talented Education

Parent Information Meeting

5:00 pm



December 7

School Experience Survey Due



School Spirit Day

Pajama Day


December 9-15

Vroman's Bookstore Fundraiser 

Rockdale gets 20% of all sales with voucher

Click on this post to access voucher


December 10

75th Day of School


December 11

Capoeira Demonstrations

10:45 am


(Weather Permitting)


December 12

Winter Instrumental Program

11:00 am and 1:45 pm


December 13

Winter Concert

8:30 am   ETK, 1, 3, 5

1:30 pm  TK, K, 2, 4, 6


December 14

Informal Dance Showcase

Performing: 1st, 4th and 2nd (Rm. 13)

8:30 am and 1:45 pm 


December 17, 2018-January 4, 2019

Winter Break

School & Playground Closed


January 7, 2019

Classes Resume


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Annual Fund Donations

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National School Lunch Day at Rockdale



What Makes Rockdale Different?

orange-star.gif2017-18 Honor Roll School

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. Every student at Rockdale visits The Huntington annually.   


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 2018-19 Magnet Application period is now closed, but you can still submit a late application for Fall 2018All 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/

2017-18 Honor Roll School

Rockdale VAPA Magnet has been named a 2017-18 Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). The 2017-18 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.  


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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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