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Find out what your child will be learning, at each grade level, in Mathematics and English Language Arts once the Common Core State Standards are in place. You'll also learn more about how you can support your child's learning and other helpful information.

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Internet Safety

Milpitas Unified School District is now offering resources to parents on the topic of Digital Citizenship. These resources cover topics such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, respecting creative work, research skills, plagiarism, and more. For more information please access our Digital Citizenship page located in the Parent Resources section. We will be constantly adding more resources and information to this part of our website as we get them.




Rosie, The Rose School Tiger, 

reminds all Rose Families
Grades 3-6 will be participating in 
Smarter Balanced Assessments
Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 24th
Please help your child be ready for the tests! 
It starts with being on time for school every day!  
Testing begins promptly at 8 AM.

Parents play an important part in helping their children give their best performance on a test.

The ideas presented below are ways parents can help their student(s) prepare for testing.


The night before:

Help your child get to bed on time. Research shows that being well-rested helps students do better.

Help children resolve immediate arguments before going to bed.

Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.

Mention the test to show you’re interested, but don’t dwell on it.

Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.


The morning of the test:

Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure to have your child at school on time.

Have your child eat a good breakfast but not a heavy one.

Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests.

Be positive about the test.Explain that doing your best is what counts.


After the test:

Talk to your child about his or her feelings about the test, making sure you acknowledge the effort such a task requires.

Discuss what was easy and what was hard; discuss what your child learned from the test.

Discuss what changes your child would make if he or she were to retake the test.

Explain that performance on a test is not a condition for you to love your child. You love your child just for the person he or she is. 


Posted By: Nanci Pass  [email protected] 4/7/2015

2014 - 2015 TIGER TRAITS

Each month Rose School focuses on a different 'Tiger Trait' - positive behaviors and attitudes that that help young children grow up  into healthy, caring, and responsible adults.  The 'Book of the Month' is read in classrooms throughout the school as a model of the trait in action.    

August/ September CITIZENSHIP Doing your best to make your home, school, and community a better place Something Beautiful - Sharon Dennis Wyeth
October COMMUNICATION Effectively sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions The Honest-to-Goodness Truth - Patricia McKissack
November COLLABORATION Working together to reach a goal - putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work Teamwork Isn't My Thing and I Don't Like to Share - Julia Cook
December CRITICAL THINKING Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across subjects and disciplines The Paperbag Princess - Robert Munsch
January CREATIVITY Trying new approaches to get things done.  Innovation and invention. Something from Nothing - Phoebe Gilman
February RESPONSIBILITY Being accountable in word and deed.  Having a sense of duty to fulfill tasks with reliability, dependability and commitment. I Just Forgot - Mercer Mayer
March EMPATHY putting yourself in another person's place.  Sensing and identifying with what another person is feeling. Hey Little Ant- Phillip Hoose
April RESPECT Thinking and acting in a positive way about yourself and others. The Colors of Us - Karen Katz
May/ June INTEGRITY Being honest and trustworthy.  Knowing what I do and say affects others; Commitment to doing what you know is right.  


Rose News:

Monday Broadcast April 27, 2015
The Rose School broadcast team produces the Monday Broadcast and a few special segments through the school year.  There are 20 students involved and many hours spent making sure that we offer the best, most complete productions possible.... Continue
Published: 4/25/15

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Jamba Juice Smoothies

on sale after school every Friday

by the front steps

$3.00 while supplies last

Jamba Juice

Jamb Juice

Support Rose School

Jamba Juice Smoothies

on Sale

Every Friday

after school

in front of the school

all fruit

$3.00 each while supplies last

The Common Core Standards

Rose School has been transitioning our curriculum to a new generation of standards - The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) which have established rigorous expectations for student work at every grade level.  

This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.





The Smarter Balanced Assessments are the next generation of assessments that will measure student growth toward the Common Core Standards.  For the 2014-2015 School Year all Rose students in grades 3-6 will participate the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Practice tests to familiarize students parents and teachers with the format of the new tests are available on-line.




These roadmaps include examples of grade-level focus in the content area, sample progressions of learning across three grade levels in the Common Core, and tips to parents on communicating with teachers about their child’s work and how to support student learning at home.


English Language Arts


Guía para los padres

en artes del lenguaje en inglés