Principal's Message

Dear La Rosa Parents and Guardians,

It’s with great excitement that I welcome you to our 2022-2023 school year! We have been eagerly anticipating the return of our new and returning La Rosa Rascals. Please mark your calendars. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24th. Our custodians and grounds employees have been hard at work deep cleaning and preparing for the opening of this new year. Our office staff has been assembling the necessary information to disperse to families. We truly are excited to open our school doors and welcome you all to an anticipated outstanding school year!

This marks my twenty-third year in education, fourth year as a school leader and principal, and second as a La Rosa Rascal. However, this school already feels like home and as a school community we strive to ensure your child and you feel invited. 

La Rosa Elementary serves students from transitional kindergarten to third grade. We focus on nurturing and fostering a positive environment while providing academic rigor focused on the development of critical thinking through STEAM lessons and activities. Our mission is to provide students optimal learning opportunities through academic rigor, acceptance of self and others, and inspiration to become caring and contributing members of a global society. As a community of teachers and staff members, we work together to ensure your child receives an exceptional education here at La Rosa. 

We have a strong commitment to the development of our students' social and emotional learning. We focus on promoting our Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) program by teaching expected behaviors in given locations, reinforcing positive behavior, rewarding, and hosting character-building assemblies. Our teachers include morning meetings in their daily schedule to promote community building and healthy social connections. Our counselor is also a team leader in the social-emotional growth of our Rascals by providing one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and classroom lessons based on student needs. 

La Rosa is dedicated to the development of 21st-century life learning. In addition to STEAM lessons and activities, our school continues to promote coding through various classroom activities, the usage of our wonderful Mac Lab, and after school coding program. Our library visits include the love of literacy and engaging opportunities with Ozobots, Bee-Bots, and Osmos. These robotic tools are easy to operate, promote problem-solving skills, and encourage sequencing. 

As we prepare for this year, we encourage you to get involved and be part of your child’s educational experience. A strong home-school connection is key to ensuring your child’s success here and in the future. We thank you for choosing La Rosa as your school and look forward to your partnership. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.  You can email me directly at lheredia@tcusd.net.

Respectfully,

Ms. Linda Heredia, Principal