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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. 


"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.

Upcoming Events

Redwood Red Ribbon Week

Redwood Theme: "Celebrate Red Ribbon Week and Character Counts Week! Not just for a day-but for life!


The purpose of this celebration is for each student to pledge to stay drug free and to make healthy choices in his/her life along with incorporating the pillars of character. 

Students and Staff will be participating in the following activities to honor this pledge.

Monday, October 27th: At Redwood Elementary we are voting for our future; we are drug free.

Students and Staff: are encouraged to wear red, white or blue

Classes: Will be creating Poster/Banner-each class will create a poster with a class message that incorporates drug free future/and or character counts and they will be placed in our cafeteria.

Tuesday, October 28th:  College/University/Military/Trade School Day- "Believe, Achieve, Succeed - Drug Free!"

Students and staff: are encouraged to show pride for their future by wearing their favorite college, university, trade school, or military shirt! Students were also encouraged to wear their favorite college or university colors if they do not have a college/university shirt.

Wednesday, October 29th:  “From Head to Toe, I’m Drug Free”

Students and Staff: are encouraged to wear the craziest socks they can find and style their hair crazy.  Decorate your sock and/or hair with red ribbons, be creative! Colored hair is only acceptable for this day. 

Thursday, October 30thDress For Success Day and Drug Free Pledge

Students and Staff: “Dress for Success” students and staff are encouraged to dress their best - ready for success! Carry yourselves with pride!

Friday, October 31st:  At Redwood “Be a Super Hero and Say “Kapow” to Drugs!  

Students and Staff: celebrate by wearing a super hero t-shirt or dressing as a super hero!  

Door Decorating:  Anti-bully Message- Door Decorating Contest

Each class will participate in a Door Decorating Contest to promote their anti-bully message. Doors will be judged on Friday Oct. 31st and a class popcorn party will be awarded, one per grade level.


Posted by: Monica Garza
Published: 10/26/14

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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Today: 10/31/14
All Day: Red Ribbon Week

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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