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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.


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.

Redwood Student Council at the Leadership Conference

Redwood Student Council Attend the Kern County Student Leadership Conference

Our Student Council attended the Kern County Leadership Conference at Bakersfield College. This event is held every year; the idea behind this conference is to help students become effective leaders in school and the community wherever that may be.  The students participated in breakout sessions where they collaborated with other Student Councils. Students discussed the importance of being an effective leader in the school and their role as a Student Council member. The key note speaker for this event was Johan Khalilian-a motivational speaker with a great message to students to be crazy enough to think their lives can make a difference. His quote for students was “The people, who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Redwood Parent Volunteers


CHAMPS -Student engagement at its best!

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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


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Upcoming Events



Minimum Days for December 

8th and 18th   

K-3 Dismissal 12:30

4-6 Dismissal 1:20


Student of the Month Assembly 


8:30 3rd-6th Grades 

12:30 K-2nd Grades



December 9th at 9 a.m.

Redwood Cafeteria 


C.H.A.M.P.S. -December Family Night

December 16th at 5:30 p.m. 

Richland Activity Center 


Quarter 2 Ends December 18th 


Winter Break 

December 21st-January 1st

School resumes January 4th