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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. 



Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance.
“Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

Each Month Redwood selects a student to be recognized at Kiwanis Club of Shafter Foundation. Parents are invited to see their child honored at a special luncheon. Students are awarded with a write up from teachers, certificate, pencil and T-shirt.

November Recipients: Redwod Student Council Representatives (Right) Nick Aguirre-President, Jonathan Pelayo-Vice President,

Akary Buenrostro-Secretary, Henry Flores-Tresurer, Roberto Lopez-Keeper of the Grounds.




"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.

Redwood Red Ribbon Week Activites

Redwood annual Harvest Festival was a success!

Student Bulletins

Parent Volunteers

Parent Involvement has been a focus at Redwood for the last 3 years.  Researchers have evidence for the positive effects of parent involvement on children, families, and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children's learning and development.  According to research, "the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status but the extent to which that student's family is able to: Create a home environment that encourages learning, express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future careers, and become involved in their children's education at school and in the community”.  This year, we recognized parents at our Eagle Pep Rally.  Parents received a certificate, a message from the classroom, and a small gift.  We will continue to recognize the importance of Parent Involvement monthly.


ASES students tending their garden!

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Redwood Spirit Assemblies

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Student Activities

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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



Redwood Students Celebrating National Library Week

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