Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome Distinguished Students and Parents

                        Rosita staff and I would like to welcome you and your child/ren to the 2019-20 school year. It is my pleasure to be part Rosita Learning Community again this year. I believe all children can learn at high levels and it is our duty and mission to help them be all that they can be and to prepare them for Intermediate School and beyond. At Rosita Elementary School we provide a safe and positive learning environment for children. Student success is based upon teamwork between school, home, and community. Students who follow the rules are the ones most successful in school. We expect and see scholarly behavior from all our students.

Garden Grove Unified School District has developed an educational program that is consistent with research and effective practices. Our School Plan is based on student needs and survey results from parents, students, and staff on how we are meeting the goals of the District Strategic Plan. Rosita Elementary School emphasizes student-teacher interaction, order and purpose, student-centered decisions, an attitude of optimism, enthusiasm and high expectations. Students are valued by teachers and experience programs that express caring for students, and encourage parent participation and community involvement.

Every year brings us new challenges as we move forward with a Growth Mindset. We continue to show growth in many areas of our SBAC Testing for 3rd – 6th Grade students. Overall we dropped three percentage points in Language Arts and grew five percentage points in Math. We also focus on the Personal Skills of our students, including Motivation and their Socio-Emotional Well Being. We are incorporating more technology into everyday instruction to prepare and support our students for 21st Century learning. Students and parents have access to more resources online from home for both our reading and math programs. We also have an outstanding Preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds that help prepare them for Elementary School success. We were named a 2018 California Distinguished School for our continued student success. We also were recognized for the 2nd year in a row as an Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll School in 2018-19. This came about through the hard work of the students, staff, and parent community working together to promote and facilitate students being the best they can be! We are part of the Garden Grove Unified School District which was recently named as the Orange County Exemplary District for 2018.

I look forward to working together with students, staff, and parents to continue providing the best educational experience possible for our students. Students who come to school ready to learn and follow school rules are the ones most successful in school. Please keep yourself informed and participating by reading our Newsletter. Make sure your Parent Portal is up to date to receive information from the school and District through Parent Square. You also can help by reading and signing the planner daily for 3rd – 6th grade.

Don’t forget to be part of our PTO and attend our Pastries for Parents throughout the year. I have an “open door” policy, so please feel free to come in and discuss any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns you may have. Thank you for your continued support of Rosita and its programs. If you have any question or concerns, please call me at (714) 663-6418.

Rosita scholars will continue to grow and learn with the support of you, our community, and staff. Go Roadrunners!

Don Terreri, Principal


We are committed to preparing all students to be successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society. 


To ensure student success, we will provide a rigorous and supportive academic experience that motivates all learners to meet high expectations.