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Mark Your Calendars

March 4, 2019

FUNraiser at Chipotle & Yogurtland

4:00 - 9:00 pm


March 5, 2019

6th Grade Parent Meeting

8:15 AM



March 6, 2019

GATE Parent Meeting: Teaching Gifted Learners & 2nd Grade OLSAT

5:00 pm



March 8, 2019

Parent Workshop by the PSW

Topic:  Anxiety & Depression

8:15 am



March 11-15

Scholastic Book Fair



March 11-31

PTA Sponsored Read-a-Thon


March 16, 2019

Spring Beautification Day at Rockdale

9:00 am -1:00 pm


March 19, 2019

6th Grade Panoramic Picture


March 20, 2019

PTA Meeting

6:00 pm

(Staff Lounge)


March 20 - 21

OLSAT 8 Testing for 2nd Grade Students


March 22

School Site Council Meeting

Agenda: Budget,

Comprehensive Needs Assessment,

EL Update, Principal's Report

4:30 pm



March 25, 2019

Student of the Month Assembly

8:30 am

LA OPERA at Rockdale

LA Opera continues its residency program with Rockdale this year, working with our fourth grade students, in the performance of The Prospector.  We are privileged to continue this important partnership, and thankful to our PTA for making this learning opportunity possible.  

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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.   

National School Lunch Day at Rockdale




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 2019-20 Magnet Application period is now closed, but you can still submit a late application for Fall 2019All 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/  Tours begin in March.  Call our office to reserve your space.  

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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