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Rowan Avenue Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Principal's Message

    The year is going by so quickly!

    There is so much news to share with you. Our school has truly been busy providing our students with opportunities to grow both academically, and socially. Here are some of the highlights from our second semester:

    Career Day: Our Career Readiness Committee organized a wonderful Career Day where our students learned about various careers. Primary students were able to visit with our local fire station and school police officers. Spring Fundraiser: A million thanks to all the families who supported our spring fundraiser! We will be able to put the raised money to good use in some of the following ways: purchase new PE equipment, pay for field trip buses, order art supplies, and school beautification by painting some school murals and buying outdoor benches! Wellness Center: Our Safety & Wellness committee had a grand opening of our fitness center for our employees. Thank you for promoting a healthier way of life!

    These are just a few of the wonderful things happening at our school! We are committed to being your only school of choice as we proudly represent our ELA community!


    Thank you for your continued support of our school!



    Mrs. Carrandi, Principal

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


    A Note from our Special Education Department: Parent Consent Letters for the Extended School Year Summer Program will be sent out by the district in early February to the families of eligible students. If you receive one, please fill it our and return it to the main office as soon as possible or respond through the Parent Portal if you have an account. Please contact Mr. Perreault, APEIS.

    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
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    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
    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.



     Come Join Us on 4/21 @ 9 am to       beautify Rowan Ave. School 

    4/2   Cesar Chavez Birthday               Observed, Return from Spring Break
    4/5   5th Grade Panorama & Culmination Picture
    4/5   SBAC Awards Celebration for 4th(3:00pm) & 5th (4:00pm) Families
    4/5   Planned Parenthood Workshop 8:30-10:30
    4/9   SBAC Testing for 3rd gr. begins
    4/10  Family Math/Science Night 3:30-5:00pm
    4/11  Hot Supper Meal Program begins (2:28-2:58)
    4/11  Parent Workshop: Dealing with Bullying (8:30-9:30)
    4/21  Earth Day-School Beautification Day (9:00am-11:30)
    4/23  SSC Meeting @2:35, Parent Center
    4/25  Kindergarten Orientation for prospective families
    4/25  Parent Workshop: Empathy @830am-9:30, Parent Center
    4/26  Coffee with the Principal: Enki Servies @8:30-9:30, Parent Center
    4/30-5/4  Teacher Appreciation Week!

    5/7 - 5/18 SBAC for Fourth and Fifth Grade Students

    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.