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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Mark Your Calendars

    November 5-9

    Parent Conference Week 

    Dismissal at 12:30 pm (M,W,Th,F)

    Dismissal at 1:30 pm on Tuesday


    November 12

    Veterans Day Observed

    School & Playground Closed


    November 13

    Taco Spot FUNraiser 

    Rockdale gets 20%


    November 14

    Vision Screening-2nd Grade


    PTA Meeting

    6:00 pm

    (Staff Lounge)


    November 16

    Family Movie Night

    4:00 -6:00 pm


    November 19-23

    Thanksgiving Break

    School & Playground Closed



    November 27

    School Site Council (SSC) Meeting

    4:30 pm



    November 28

    Make Up Picture Day


    Rock 'N Talk with the Principal

    2:45 pm


    November 30

    FOR A DAY Celebration!

    Students take over "For A Day"

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    Annual Fund Donations

    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.

    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:

    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.  


    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) 

      OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

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