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Rowan Avenue Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Principal's Message

    Principal’s Message:

            As we come to the end of an amazing school year, I would like to share with you some of our proudest accomplishments:

    · Our 3rd -5th grade students have worked very hard  to increase their academic scores through our District & State assessments!

    · Our Primary teachers have effectively implemented ELLP (Early Language Literacy) Academies to meet the instructional needs of all our students.

    · We invited our parents to several events this year: The Storybook Parade, Winter Holiday Program, Math / Science Family Night, Career Day, Father/ Daughter Dance, Mother/ Son Movie Night, and School Beautification Day!

    · We were the recipients of a School Beautification Grant which will allow us to continue  to beautify our school with new murals, and add new benches & tables to our Literacy Garden!

       None of this would’ve been possible without the great team at Rowan Elementary and the support from our wonderful families. I look forward to another great year in 2018-19!

    Have a wonderful summer!


    Mrs. Carrandi, Principal

    (Visit Mrs. Carrandi's web page  for more news, updates, and information by clicking on her name)


    Class Begins:  7:55am
    Dismissal:  2:23pm
    Tuesday Dismissal:  1:23pm
    Breakfast in the Classroom:
    7:55am - 8:15
    Main Office:  7:30am - 4:30pm
    Teacher's Hours:  7:40am - 2:3 pm

    After School Hot Supper Meal Program

    Our school cafeteria will begin to serve hot suppers right after school from 2:28 - 2:58. This program is open to members of our school community. If you have any questions about this program, please call the school cafeteria at (323) 269-2888
    Replaceable Module

    School Enrollment for 2018-2019

    We will be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year after April 25th. Join us and be a part of the Rowan Avenue School Family. We will be having an orientation for those enrolling in Kinder, ETK, and TK on 4/25/28 @ 8:30am.
    We look forward to seeing you! Permits for next school year have been sent home. Please return completed permits by 5/28/28

    Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) Goal Was Achieved!!


       Hip-Hip-Hooray! Rowan has met the end-of-the-year goal in reclassifying English Language Learner students. When an English Language Learner demonstrates English language proficiency comparable to grade-level English-speaking peers, they are Reclassified as Fluent English Proficient student. Otherwise, students remain classified as an “English Language Learner” (ELL) until they achieve proficiency in English.

       By law, students who are identified as English Language Learners, need to be assessed annually to know how their learning English is progressing. They must demonstrate their English ability in 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading Comprehension and 4. Writing (including grammar and spelling) to that of a native speaker in the same grade level.

       Thanks Ms. Carrillo (5th gr.), Ms. Muñoz (4th gr.), Mr. Lopez (3rd gr.), Mrs. Peña (3rd gr.), Ms. Ruvalcaba (2nd gr.), and Ms. Villaseñor (2nd gr.) for their hard work and dedication in helping our English Language Learners reclassify. In total, they reclassified 64 students!

       We also thank Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Lopez for their devotion in supporting the teachers and students throughout the year.


    Bravo teachers, students, and coaches!!

    A big THANK YOU to all the parents who joined us for 

    Open House on Tuesday, May 22nd

    Ensuring that Rowan Ave. is a sanctuary for teaching and learning—and free of crime and violence—is a priority for Ms. Carrandi who educates students about school safety.

    Please see recommended safety tips for students and parents in our "Parents" page.

                L-R  Sara Martillo, Dolores Ortega, Reyna Frias, Fabiola Jimenez, Ms. Carrandi, Maribel Torres, Maria Ramos

    English Learner Parent Advisory Council

    Rowan's English Learner Parent Advisory Council received an award for their dedication and hard work in making important decisions for the single school plan, English Language Learner's reclassification, school's budget and more. Congratulations to Sara Martillo, Dolores Ortega, Reyna Frias, Fabiola Jimenez, Maribel Torres, and Maria Ramos.

    Math and Science Night

    Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 10th for Family Math and Science Night, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. 

    Parents, students, & community members had the opportunity to choose from experiments, hands-on learning, and STEM games for families. 


    Parent Passport - LAUSD Parent Access Support System Portal

    Parents can now register to view their child's grades, assignments, health records, attendance, and more by logging into the Parent Passport Portal at:

    You can watch a video for more information: 


    Congratulations  Rowan Avenue Drill Team!

     FIRST Place Winners in the Military Drill Category!

    Read more on our "Event" page...

    Active Schools, a national movement dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, honored Rowan Avenue School with the 2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools and celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes a day of before, during and after school physical activity. Only 452 schools across the country achieved this prestigious honor in 2017. 


    We are proud that Rowan has been recognized for its outstanding efforts around getting students and staff moving. Powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations, Active Schools equips schools with the resources, programs, professional development and grants to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an active school environment.


    Why are Active Schools so important? Because Active Kids Do Better. Regular physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also lead to: higher test scores; improved attendance; increased focus; better behavior in class; enhanced leadership skills; and a lifetime of healthy habits.


    Rowan Ave is leading the way in this generation-changing movement that is transforming our nation’s schools into active and healthy hubs.” To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.


    Find out more about Let’s Move! Active Schools at 

    Sister School Forum- China
    Chinese teachers and students from Beijing Xicheng District and Beijing Huairou District visited Rowan Avenue during the week of 8/21/17 as part of a US-China school partnership. One of the most consistently achieved reason for establishing a US-China school partnership is to develop intercultural awareness in the students involved.
    During their visit, students had the opportunity to learn and utilize Chinese language and culture skills in an immersive and engaging environment.This is a great opportunity for students to develop awareness and appreciation of each others cultures and people beyond the boundaries of their community and language. It also allows teachers to develop professional knowledge about China's people, geography, art, and history, to integrate into their own curriculum.
    Educators will be returning in February, 2018 to introduce students to their traditions and customs when celebrating Chinese New Year.


    Last Day of School is June 7th

     5/2  ETK-Kindergarten Enrollment 7:30-             4:30
    5/7   Teacher Appreciation Week
    5/7 - 5/18 SBAC for Fourth and Fifth Grade Students
    5/9   ELAC Meeting - Language Census
             8:30 in Parent Room
    5/11 Amanecer PC second graders visit 
             third graders.
    5/11 Mother/Son Movie Night 4:00-6:00
    5/14 Local School Leadership Meeting 
    5/15 Parent Workshop-"Disruptive Behavior"  8:30 am, Parent Room
    5/17 Parent Workshop
    5/17 Volunteer Recognition Brunch
    5/19 LD East College & Career Family Fair
    5/22 Open House/Art Night @3:30-5:00
    5/28 Memorial Day Observed - No School
    5/29 & 5/30 ACE Awards
    5/30 Parent Workshop-5 Love Languages


    6/4 Fifth Grade Luncheon & Autograph           signing
    6/5 Primary Election Polling in Library
    6/6 Fifth Grade Culmination @ 8:30:
           Ms. Y. Perez, & Mr. Rittenhouse
    6/6 Minimum Day-Dismissal at 12:28
    6/7 Fifth Grade Culmination @ 8:30:
     Ms. Caperon, Ms. Carrillo, Ms. Martinez,
        @9:45 Ms. Ham, Ms. Salido, Mr. Nieves
    6/7 Minimum Day-Dismissal at 12:28
    6/7 Last Day of School!


    Have a Wonderful Summer, see you August 14th!

    Another WIN for Rowan Students!!

    This is the second FIRST PLACE Military Drill competition for the girls and their first 2nd place for High Score First Impression Competition.

    Our Congratulations to the winners! 

    Thank you to Ms. Natalie, Ms. Flores, and Mrs. Carrandi for your dedication and support.


               Disney Day @ Rowan
    CAASSP Testing
     Our students will be taking their Spring CAASSP testing right after Spring Break. Students in grades 3 - 5 will take the on-line test in English Language Arts and Math.
    Our school-wide goal is to increase our students' achievement on the SBAC to at least 40% in both ELA and Math.
    5th grade students will also be taking their Physical Fitness test, as well as the new Next Generation Science Pilot Test.
    Please help our students achieve their goals by ensuring that they continue their daily reading and by helping them with their school assignments. 
    Students will rise to the challenge when we all have high expectations!


    Our 3rd - 5th grade students will be taking the SBAC in English Language Arts and Math right after Spring Break. 

    How to Prepare for the test:

    1. Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep & has a healthy breakfast.
    2. Come to school every day, and be on time.
    3. Practice basic math facts to build automaticity.
    4. Ensure that students read every day to build reading comprehension and vocabulary.
    5. Take your child to the library to encourage reading about different topics.
    6. Provide your child with a journal to write about their experiences.
    7. If you have a computer at home, have your child practice keyboarding skills.
    8. We are the 40/40 CLUB! Our goal is to meet or exceed 40: in Math, and 40% in English Language Arts!!!
    We Can Do This!!!



    Creative Youth Theatre
       Rowan Elementary has received a grant from Create Reflect Empower Outreach program! Two fourth grade classroom were chosen to participate in the Creative Youth Theatre; Ms. Valido's and Ms. Muñoz's. The CYT program teaches students valuable life skills inherent to the play-making process including teamwork, conflict resolution, public speaking, and responsibility- all while crafting and performing their own original pieces.
       Students will meet once a week for 10-14 weeks every Tuesday in the auditorium. They will be involved in the process of memorizing their lines and participating with hands-on theatre exercises to cultivate their stories.