2019

  • November

    Ability Awareness Kickoff!

    Ability Awareness kicked off last week with Barbara Bosse from the Wheelchair Foundation visiting Redwood Day and introduced the From the Heart program to the 5th-graders.
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  • The Middle School Fall Play, ”Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel, Nevada”

    The Middle School Fall Play, Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel, Nevada begins Thursday, November 14 @ 6:00 p.m. Don’t miss this amazing play written by Laura Winters and directed by our very own Mr. Faso.
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  • October

    Celebrating Diwali

    Parents and guardians organized a Diwali share for the 2nd-grade classes. There were 4 stations where students could do activities or hear stories about Diwali.
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  • September

    Students Strike for Climate Action

    by John Loeser, Head of School
    On Friday afternoon, our Middle School students participated in the Global Climate Strike. Partnering with Loula (8th), Blaise (8th), Taran (8th), Ella (7th), and Aidan (7th), our Science teachers, Simon Alejandrino and Alex Pollard, and our Middle School faculty, led our students to Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to make their voices heard!
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  • 3B Studying Bay Area History

    3B took to the Redwoods to learn about Bay Area history before 1772, by reading and writing about traditional Ohlone stories collected by Linda Yamane, a Rumsien Ohlone scholar and basket weaver.
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  • 6th Grade Art Studying Three-Dimensional Form

    Today in 6th Grade Art, students looked at the work of street artist Aakash Nihalani (@aakashnihalani) and went outside to create art installations exploring three-dimensional form!
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  • Supercussion Visits Redwood Day!

    Supercussion came to Redwood Day to educate and entertain our students, faculty, and staff during today's assembly. Supercussion is a fun, high-energy introduction to the musical world of percussion.
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  • Redwood Day at the 10th Annual Oakland Pride Parade

    Redwood Day was out in full force with our largest contingent to date (more than 150 awesome parade participants!) for the 10th Annual Oakland Pride Day Parade and Festival.
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  • August

    They're Back!

    Yesterday we welcomed back all of our returning faculty & staff for the beginning of our Work Week. As a fun team-building exercise, the team worked on a large mural that will be on display somewhere on campus when school starts.
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  • June

    The Goats Are Here!

    by Barbara Jerabek
    The goats are here! Our two instantly adored Nigerian Goat Wethers (neutered males) finally made their long-awaited appearance to Redwood Day on Mother's Day! Their names are Dani (mostly peanut butter colored) and Olli (white markings). The students have been so very patient waiting their turn to enter the pen and sit on the bench to pet our sweet little three-month-old boys.
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  • My Interview with Kim Kita, 2nd-grade Teacher

    by Katrina Lappin
    Kim Kita has been, is, and will always be an important part of Redwood Day. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Kita as she reflected on her time at Redwood Day.
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  • May

    Middle School Art Show in Gallery

    Don’t forgot to stop by the Gallery to see the beautiful artwork on display from the middle school students. Middle School Art Teacher, Katherine Stark, will be present during the PGA Friday Coffee on May 17 for a gallery tour of the works. Students will have their gallery opening and art viewing during their Art classes that week.
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  • X-Care Carnival

    Although there were no classes today, plenty of students showed up and were treated to a carnival, which featured face painting, a water balloon toss, a milk throw, Spin Art, a ticket booth, and bouncy houses!
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  • K-4 Science Fair

    Families, faculty, and staff were treated to an incredible K-4 Science Fair last night. K-4 students presented photos, notebooks, posters from science class, and several lab demos that they did throughout their unit. Great job future scientisits!
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  • Middle School Musical, "Mary Poppins, Jr."

    Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! From May 2-4, the Middle School Drama Department hosted three performances of Mary Poppins, Jr., based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, which also became a smash on Broadway in 2006 and ran for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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  • Design & Innovation Lab: 8th Grade Final Projects

    8th-graders are working on their final projects. Some of the projects they’re working on include a binary counter (calculator), line-following robot, an electronic trumpet, and LED animations for mood lamps, signs, etc.
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  • April

    5th-8th Grade Science Fair

    The 5th-8th grade students presented projects they have been working on for several months during last night's Science Fair. Great job by all of the students who worked hard on their projects. Thanks to all who came out to see this incredible event!
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  • X-Care: Hour of Choice

    Every day during X-Care, free play is shut down and there are a wide variety of activities offered to the kids for an hour. They can choose which one they would like to do for the day.
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  • Lower School Art Night

    Lower School Art Teacher, Cindy Nelson, introduces beautiful artwork created by Redwood Day’s Lower School students in the Gallery.
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  • Author Visit: Jen Wang

    Graphic novelist/comic artist Jen Wang visited the 5th-8th grade students to discuss her process for creating her graphic novels. Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Los Angeles.
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  • GSA "Day of Silence"

    The Day of Silence is a day to recognize the people of the LGBTQ+ community that have been, and are silenced, including having to hide who they are/ not being able to show their identity or having to conform to heteronormative practices.
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  • K-8 Musical Assembly

    This morning, our community was treated to some incredible performances by several of our musical groups.
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  • The 6th Grade Founders Museum

    During our Founders unit, the 6th-Grade students were asked to apply their knowledge by creating civilizations of their very own. In groups of five or six, students imagined every aspect of their newly-flourishing societies:..
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  • Classes Are Still Available for Our New Summer Program!

    Register today for our new Summer Program! There are 11 summer sessions available to choose from, all led by Redwood Day faculty. At Redwood Day, providing children the opportunity to discover and hone their interests is paramount to preparing them for their next reach as engaged and empowered learners. This year, we’re launching an initial version of a summer program, with aspirations for it to grow each summer thereafter.
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  • The Automated Wax Museum


    Today, the 8th-grade presented the annual Automated Wax Museum to the Redwood Day community. The Automated Wax Museum is the culmination of a four-week long project that enables students to immerse themselves in a novel and bring a character to life through body language, costume, props, interaction with an audience, and most importantly, an original, memorized monologue.
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  • March

    Redwood Day Speaker Series Event: W. Kamau Bell with Alicia Garza, April 10

    Join us for a special event featuring W. Kamau Bell, comedian, host and executive producer of CNN’s Emmy Award-winning series United Shades of America with Kamau Bell, in conversation with Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter co-founder and the Principal of Black Futures Lab. Tickets are available HERE. The event is on Wednesday, April 10 at the Laney College Theater in Oakland beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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  • Congratulations to our Pi Day Winners!

    During our annual Pi Day Assembly, students competed in four categories: Reciting, Art, Videos, and Pi(e)s. We honor all of the students who participated and congratulate the winners.
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  • 4th Grade Outdoor Education (Pigeon Point)

    Our 4th-grade students visited beautiful Pigeon Point for three days and two nights as part of our Outdoor Education program. The students were able to walk through the state park and learn about many of the native plants that grow in this part of California as well as the history of the land. While walking, they were able to make connections to the native peoples that lived there.
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  • February

    K-4 Bring Your Parents to Physical Education Week

    K-4 Bring Your Parents to Physical Education Week is a week designed to give each and every parent in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade the opportunity to experience the same Physical Education program as their child participates in at Redwood Day
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  • Celebrating Black History Month - "Lift Every Voice"

    Watch this amazing performance by our very own Marshall Amey done to Lift Every Voice by Resound. This performance was part of our "13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Festival."
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  • January

    6th Graders Building Earthquake-Resistant Structures

    The 6th Grade Science class investigated how to build structures that could withstand an earthquake.
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  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Redwood Day

    by John Loeser
    Welcome back! I hope you’ve all enjoyed Winter Break, and that you found downtime to relax and rejuvenate with family and friends. As we all prepare ourselves for the routines of returning back to school, I write today with some exciting updates regarding the work we are doing around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Redwood Day.
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  • A Note From Galia Szurley, Board Chair

    Happy New Year! As we begin the year, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you a little about the Board of Trustees and our work. We are currently 23 members strong. We attended public schools, independent schools, and international schools. We come from urban cities, rural towns, and abroad. Professionally, we have backgrounds that run from the traditional (such as education, law, human resources, and finance) to the more specialized (such as food justice, artificial intelligence, and independent school architecture).
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