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Peaceful Playground Reminders!!!

Follow the Rules on the Playground

1) No rough playing

2) No toys or equipment brought from home

3) No playing tag is allowed

Redwood Peaceful Playground Poem 


Everything I Learned in Life: I Learned on the Playground.

Play by the rules. Behave or you will not get to play. Dress appropriately. Keep track of your stuff. Be polite.

Take turns. Share. Make friends. Tolerate the differences of others.

Consider the feelings of others. Give everyone a chance. Get along. Be humble.

Remember. Cheaters never really win and winners never cheat.

Don’t tear up the equipment. Put stuff back where you find it.

Show sportsmanship. Shake hands. Practice to get better at everything.

Know the score. Never give up! Try your best, always in all ways! 

Monthly Peaceful Playground Tip

Play Nice!

Redwood Institutes a Freeze Signal

Most students will benefit from a clear transition from recess to the classroom. Requiring students to freeze at the

sound of whistle has many benefits:

   1. Reduction in playground injuries.

   2. Calm children returning to classroom in an orderly and controlled manner.

   3. Easier to gain control of children after recess to remind them of rules and procedures.

   4. Prevents the mad dash to be first in line.

   5. Equipment can be accounted for before children released to walk- back-to-class. 


Redwood Spirit Gear!

Show your Eagle pride by wearing our Redwood Spirit Gear!!

Items are on sale now in the Redwood office any of one of our "Superhero Staff" can help you place your order.

See the price list below for additional information.

Price List 14-15

"Leaders are like eagles. They don't flock, you find them one at a time”

Greetings from Redwood Elementary

Where we are working together to make a difference! Our school is a place where children are at the heart of everything we do. The Richland family is dedicated to providing quality work which is engaging, results in students learning meaningful content, and challenges every student to learn more. It is my job as principal to ensure that all our energies are focused on this vision and that our children develop the self-esteem and positive character needed to participate fully in our community of learners.

Mission Statement

"Believe, Achieve, and Succeed" and "What We Do Now, Determines Their Future" are the Mission Statements we use at Redwood Elementary School. These describe the attitudes of our staff, students, parents, and community. The Redwood Elementary staff is united in a common desire to see all children achieve their academic potential.  We are focused on eliminating the achievement gap and promote academic rigor for ALL students. 

School Profile
Redwood Elementary School lies in the central northwest section of the City of Shafter and serves students who reside north of Lerdo Highway and West of Central Valley Highway. Currently this school year, 2011-2012 we have a total of 1026 students in grades K-6. The school operates on a traditional school calendar. Redwood Elementary School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education.

Welcome Back Redwood Eagles!!!

Dear Redwood Family,


We are excited and are getting ready for all our students to walk through our gates on August 17th! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children are achieving their highest potential. We are sure that success in school is made possible through the support from both home and school. Strong partnerships can make all difference as your partner we want to ensure you that we will always strive to do our best here at Redwood Elementary.


This summer has been a busy place here at Redwood we just ended Summer School in July and our fabulous MOT staff have been working hard to get the school ready for the first day!

Our super office staff have been getting records and all the paperwork preparation ready for families, students and staff.


In an effort to help your child get ready for school consider the following changes:


-Have your child read daily

-Trade TV for books. Mix it up with some audio books if possible.

-Set up a sleep schedule

-Start waking your children up a little earlier to help with morning routines.

A few important reminders:

August 17th - School begins- minimum day

K-3 dismissal 12:30

4-6 dismissal  1:20


August 18th-First Take Home Folder please check the folder for important documents


August 18th-22nd -Student Council Petitions to Run can be picked up August 18th and returned on or before August 22nd.


August 30th -Back to School Night

Parent Title I Meeting 5:00 Activity Center/Class visitation 5:30

School Site Council Voting


We look forward to another successful year at Redwood Elementary!


Monica Garza,



CHAMPS -Student engagement at its best!

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Redwood Spirit Assemblies

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Six Pillars Of Character


Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment


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