Rosedale School

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Rosedale School is a public AISD school serving kids from all over the district in Austin, TX. It is unique providing individually tailored programs to Austin’s highest need special ed students.

Why our Students and Parents are Rosedale Proud

IMG_2346” I am Rosedale Proud because the Rosedale Foundation understood that quality of life for my daughter means having a voice.  Savannah is non-verbal, but thanks to the Foundation, she can use a head switch to trigger a computer device that allows her to make choices, participate in class, and simply say hello.  The Rosedale is making the community better –  one student at a time.” – Tamara, PTA Member, Rosedale Mom

I am Rosedale Proud because the Rosedale Foundation understood that quality of life for my daughter means having a voice…The Rosedale is making the community better –  one student at a time.

 

IMG_2455“I am Rosedale proud because our son is surrounded by people that believe in him.  They are determined to help him reach his maximum potential.” – Kim, Rosedale PTA Member, Rosedale Mom

I am Rosedale Proud because our son is surrounded by people that believe in him.

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RID.PTAWhen was the PTA started at Rosedale?

The Rosedale School PTA was “re-invented” by parents and guardians during the 2010-2011 school year after many years of little activity.  Quite simply, it began as monthly meetings to talk about how together we could support the teachers and staff of Rosedale.  Our premise was – and is- that if we support the wonderful professionals that care for and educate our children, we are, by extension, layering on the support systems which allow our students to live their best lives.

OUR MISSION: To support financially and emotionally the staff, students, and community that make-up the Rosedale School- AISD’s only school dedicated for kids with multiple disabilities.

 

How has the Rosedale PTA grown?

IMG_2721The Rosedale PTA has grown in ways unimaginable during its first year of existence.  We always knew that we would provide staff appreciation activities, but we did not initially realize the power that would be unleashed by bringing such caring people together at the school.  The PTA decided that it needed to bring more visibility to the school and organized support for the Rosedale Foundation’s annual Rosedale Ride, including the accompanying Silent Auction that occurs two days before the Ride.  The PTA also decided that we needed a way to celebrate our students and our school, and organized the first-ever Rosedale Prom during the 2011-2012 school year.
 

What does Rosedale PTA help with?

The Rosedale PTA provides support at and for the school.  The PTA subsidizes an “education budget” for the teachers at the school.  This funding allows the teachers to purchase supplies and educational materials that the district could not otherwise provide.  The PTA also provides funding for specific needs (portion of kitchen remodel, staff room furniture and microwaves) for the school at-large.  Further, this parent-teacher organization makes it a point to constantly thank the staff for their dedication to the students by providing breakfasts, lunches, and other treats throughout the year.
Just as valuable, as well, is the support that the PTA gives to the parents and guardians of Rosedale.  The monthly meetings are a sort of networking and support for parents and guardians so that we can remember that others, too, understand our daily struggles and triumphs in raising our Rosedale students.  We build friendships that are accepting and without judgment.
The culmination of the year, for the school and the PTA, is Rosedale Prom.  It is our annual occasion to get dressed up, share a dance and many smiles together, and best of all, celebrate all that is joyous about our students and our school family.  Rosedale students range in age for 3 to 21 years.  All students are invited to Prom in recognition of our sense of community.  We believe that each year together is a reason for celebration!

Can you donate directly to the PTA?

Yes! The Rosedale PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Donations can be made by check or cash delivered to the school.  Donors may also contact  Kim Johnson, PTA President (rosedaleschoolpta@gmail.com) for more information.
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