Sat, Feb 16 2:30pm

OEA Teacher Strike Update - February 16, 2019   If you need background info, the February 4th Community Meeting at RHS was live-streamed on the RHS Community Facebook Page: ... [More]

Walkathon Prep is here!

Thu, Feb 14 2:07pm

Hello RHS Folks!   Walkathon preparation is here! Please save the date for Saturday, April 27th!  (Due to the shift in the school year, the Walkathon has been moved up one week to the last Saturday in ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: February 11, 2019

Mon, Feb 11 4:42pm

Click on this link for the full version:  RHS Spotlight on Learning   

Dad's Club PARENTS WORK DAY 2/23 from 9am on - come on help!

Wed, Feb 6 8:47pm

Hello everyone!   Eric (thank you so much!) is organizing the Dad's Club PARENTS WORK DAY! WHEN: 2/23 from 9 am on WHERE: meet at the entrance WHAT TO BRING: if you have tools, bring them with   We ha ... [More]

Ace Laurel Hardware Fundraising Event for RHS

Wed, Feb 6 11:49am

Hi RHS families- If anyone is considering taking on some home and/or yard improvements this month, please consider a visit to the Laurel Ace Hardware store. They’re doing a fundraiser for the RHS gard ... [More]

Friendly Reminder: This Tuesday is Dad's Club Meeting at 7 pm

Sun, Feb 3 8:27pm

Hello!   Yeah, it's February, if you believe it or not! And yes, first Tuesday is reserved for the super important Dad's Club meeting.   Where: Monahan's on the Hill, 2820 Mountain Blvd, Oakland When: ... [More]

Highlights: Show RHS LOVE edition

Thu, Jan 31 7:32pm

    In showing our RHS teachers our support, we have tentatively scheduled Teacher Appreciation Week. Sign-Ups for providing meals will be created later today. If a strike is inevitable, we will resch ... [More]

The California Healthy Kids Survey

Wed, Jan 30 3:12pm

January 30th, 2019   Dear Redwood Heights Parents and Caregivers,   Every year, OUSD administers an anonymous survey called The California Healthy Kids Survey. All parents or caregivers, staff members ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: Mark Your Calendar

Fri, Jan 25 4:49pm

  A few of our 4th grade and 5th grade students have signed up for ... REDWOOD HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY Spelling Bee At this event we will celebrate talented student spellers !!! When: JANUARY 30, 2019 (Wed ... [More]

New Year, New Highlights

Thu, Jan 17 11:24am

Have you missed your Highlights Newsletter? Well, you're in luck! Here it is! Happy New Year... We will be speeding through this second half of the school year! And there is plenty of events to attend ... [More]

Do you have a projector the PTA can borrow for the meeting THIS Thursday 1/17??

Wed, Jan 16 12:10pm

Hi All,   Being winter (and likely stormy!), we will be showing a movie for the kids during the upcoming PTA meeting, tomorrow evening, up in the library. We are in need of a projector to hook up to a ... [More]

The Final Parent/Staff Workshop is TONIGHT!

Wed, Jan 16 11:12am

  Hello RHS parents! Tonight is our final Parent/Staff workshop - An Interactive Introduction to Implicit Bias and Microaggressions on Race. We will be providing learning about Microaggressions and im ... [More]

Variety Show Auditions!

Tue, Jan 15 4:10pm

Announcing the 71st Annual RHS Dad’s Club Variety show! Calling all performers and entertainers! The Redwood Height's Dad's Club Variety Show needs you! Can you juggle or tell a joke? Do you know how ... [More]

RHS Presents Intelligent Lives

Mon, Jan 14 11:05am

REDWOOD HEIGHTS SCHOOL Presents: Intelligent Lives Film Screening and Discussion From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disab ... [More]

Parent Workshop 3 This Wednesday, January 16th

Mon, Jan 14 10:41am

Subject - Parent Workshop 3 - Implicit Bias and Institutionalized Discrimination   Hello RHS Parents! This Wednesday is our last parent workshop! It will be focused on learning more about the impact t ... [More]

Forget making breakfast - GO TO DAD'S CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!

Sat, Jan 12 8:31am

Good morning everyone! Had a good night sleep and have no plans for this morning??? Then come join us for our annual Dad's club PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!! Starting now at 9 am until 11 am. Tell friends to j ... [More]

Message from the RHS Garden Teacher!

Wed, Jan 9 2:15pm

Hi RHS families- Happy new year and welcome back! Our garden is still bountiful - producing broccoli, winter greens and herbs - and we’re excited to continue cooking up healthful and delicious foods t ... [More]

Parent Workshop 2 This Wednesday, January 9th

Mon, Jan 7 11:57am

Parent Workshop 2 This Wednesday, January 9th   Hello RHS Parents!    Happy New Year! This Wednesday is Parent Workshop #2 - Developing Effective Communication, Empathy Building, & Listening Skills Us ... [More]

Friendly Reminder: Dad's Club Meeting THIS Tuesday, 1/8 at 7pm!

Mon, Jan 7 6:28am

Hey everyone & Happy New Year to you all! Let's meet this Tuesday, at 7 pm at our usual place, the Monaghan's Oakland! Address: 2820 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602   See you there Chris

Enrichment Classes Start this Monday

Fri, Jan 4 9:33pm

Dear Redwood Heights Families,   A number of enrichment classes are at risk of being canceled due to low enrollment.  They are:   Coach's Corner Cooking Round the World on Friday Fabric Arts Firecrack ... [More]

WHO DIDN'T MISS KONSTELLA, right???? Best start ever, Dad's Club PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!!

Thu, Jan 3 9:40am

Hello RHS community!   Happy New Year 2019 to YOU ALL!!!! I hope you had a good break, lots of quality time or work or both and "einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr 2019"!   Come and celebrate the NEW YE ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: Happy Holidays & Thank you!!!

Fri, Dec 21 1:28pm

At the heart of the matter… ...are the children. I feel honored to be able to work with your children all day every day. I am also fortunate to be able to work with a group of such dedicated, compassi ... [More]

Enrichment OPEN!

Thu, Dec 13 4:40pm

Enrichment classes are ready for enrollment.  Head here and sign up as soon as possible so that the instructors know they have enough students for their classes to happen!   You'll notice that some cl ... [More]

A Friendly Reminder - TONIGHT - Workshop 1a - Working Together To Build Relationships & Identify School Climate Concerns

Wed, Dec 12 10:54am

Hello RHS Parents,  This is a friendly reminder that this evening CircleUp Education will be hosting a Parent & Stall Workshop. This workshop is a duplicate of last week's session for those families w ... [More]

Book Fair Hours

Wed, Dec 12 7:24am

Dear Parents and RHS Community!   You are Cordially Invited to Come Support the library and Shop the Scholastic Book Fair!   Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want ... [More]

RHS CircleUp ED Parent & Staff Workshop

Mon, Dec 10 6:05pm

Hello RHS Parents, This is a friendly reminder that this Wednesday evening, 6pm-8pm, CircleUp Education will be hosting a Parent & Staff Workshop. This workshop is a duplicate of last week's session f ... [More]

Scholastic BOOK FAIR!!!

Mon, Dec 10 9:01am

The scholastic book fair is online and easy to find! Please visit us at: ... [More]

End of ONLINE HOLIDAY TREE SALE - some are available for pick up at RHS parking lot on 12/8

Thu, Dec 6 2:09pm

Hello everyone!   Thank you so much for trusting us by ordering your HOLIDAY TREE with the Dad's Club. We will deliver the trees on Saturday morning to your house. If you chose to pick the tree up you ... [More]

A Friendly Reminder: Parent and Staff Workshop Tonight:) at RHS

Wed, Dec 5 10:20am

  Hello parents!  This is Tyrone Botelho, Co-founder of CircleUp Education.  This is a friendly reminder =) I wanted to let you all know that Workshop 1 is happening tonight at 6pm in the multipurpose ... [More]

RHS Seniors Friends Day, December 14th, 2018

Tue, Dec 4 8:09am

You are invited to... A Grand Affair RHS Senior Friends Day Friday, December 14th, 2018 Dear RHS Sammy Squirrel Families, We are inviting grandparents or senior friends of our students to join us in t ... [More]

Friendly reminder: Dad's Club monthly meeting next Tuesday...

Sun, Dec 2 7:29pm

This Tuesday it is happening again, last time in 2018! So be there and discuss all important matters:   When: Tuesday, 12/4 at 7 pm Where: Monahan's on the Hill, 2820 Mountain Blvd, Oakland   See you ... [More]

Dad's Club HOLIDAY TREE SALE - just 5 trees left for online sale!!!

Fri, Nov 30 7:40am

Hello parents!   We have just 5 trees left for our online sale. So if you don't have your tree standing in your living room, just go to our link and order it. WE DELIVER IT TO YOUR HOUSE, or you can p ... [More]

Holiday Highlights

Mon, Nov 26 11:31am

We are now in the steady streaming of shopping madness! With today being... Cyber Monday! There are many ways to shop and support RHS! Here are a few deals that end today! Don't forgot to use the Amaz ... [More]


Fri, Nov 16 5:23pm

Hello everyone!   As the school is closed and the air quality is still so horrible, we are postponing the work day tomorrow to another date. We will let you know when we have a new date.   Keep the sp ... [More]

HOLIDAY TREE SALE!!! Check it off your list - order now and pick up or get it delivered!

Fri, Nov 16 11:12am

Hello everyone!   We are so proud that we have got our hands on some trees this year!!! As you know, there is a "Holiday - Christmas tree shortage" because of the draught years ago. But we managed it ... [More]

Rescheduling Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thu, Nov 15 2:30pm

Hello RHS Families,   If you had a parent/teacher conference scheduled for tomorrow, November 16th, you will need to reschedule due to the school closures in OUSD.  Please look for communication from ... [More]


Thu, Nov 15 2:19pm

Hello Redwood Heights Families,   You may have heard from OUSD that due to the current air quality conditions, they have decided to close all OUSD schools and offices tomorrow, Friday, November 16th.  ... [More]

Dad's Club in search for "philanthropic companies" for our fundraiser events

Mon, Nov 12 3:45pm

Hello parents of our wonderful school!   The Dad's Club is searching new sources to be a part of our fundraising events, like GOLF KART RALLEY and other events. We want to reach out to you and ask you ... [More]

Last Chance to win a Pizza Party for your child’s class!

Mon, Nov 12 11:42am

The first three classes to win Comfort Kit Pizza Parties this year were Ms. Boston’s, Ms. Kendricks and Ms. Chu’s in that order! Congratulations! I believe this has been the fastest year for the first ... [More]

Only the Amazon link on RHS website will earn RHS up to 10%!

Sat, Nov 10 10:28am

  The holiday season is nearly upon us! If you are making purchases on Amazon, please use the LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RHS WEBSITE ( to earn the most rewards.   Pl ... [More]

11/09/18 Keeping Your Children Safe with regard to Air Quality @ RHS

Fri, Nov 9 7:25am

  Dear Redwood Heights Family, Just checked  to review the air conditions at RHS and it states that it is "unhealthy". All students will remain inside today. If you have any questions or co ... [More]

11/08/18 Keeping Your Children Safe with regard to Air Quality @ RHS

Thu, Nov 8 1:25pm

  Dear Redwood Heights Family, Smoke from the Bute County fires and gusts of wind is affecting the air quality here at RHS.  We are reviewing the air quality at  to check the local quality ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: 11/05/18

Mon, Nov 5 6:08pm OUSD Enrollment FAQ No School, MON, 11/12/18 in honor of Veteran's Day   Parent Teacher Conferences, TUE, 11/13/18 - FRI, 11/16/18   Using Our Words Tool: I use the "ri ... [More]

Friendly Reminder: next Tuesday monthly meeting at 7pm coming up!!!

Sun, Nov 4 9:08pm

Hello everyone!   So many exciting events in the past 2 weeks! Wow, thanks for all your participation and your amazing help!!!   This Tuesday, 11/6 we are meeting again at Monaghan's on the Hill, 2820 ... [More]

The Highlights: Auction Edition

Tue, Oct 30 11:33am

Harvest for Learning Auction Update   The online auction closed on Saturday night with a flurry of last minute bids. Most importantly, it raised over $18K for our school! Raffle & Wine Collections Thi ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: 10/28/18

Mon, Oct 29 10:49am

Friendly Reminder: Upcoming Teacher Planning Minimum Day: TUE, October 30th, 2018  Halloween Parade @ WED, October 31st, 2018 -  12:45 to approximately 1:30--Parade!       Using Our Words Tool: I use ... [More]

FINAL CALL: Fall Carnival tomorrow needs more sign-ups and cupcakes :-)

Fri, Oct 26 2:25pm

Hello everyone!   We are soooo close to the event, but still lots of open spots for lots of fun things:   TODAY AFTERNOON for SET UP (you can also just show up and help!!!!) SET UP TOMORROW MORNING GR ... [More]

Online Auction Closes Soon!

Thu, Oct 25 8:02am

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement! The RHS Online Auction is only open for 3 more days! There are some incredible deals right now: ~Sarah Science Camp (Currently 70% off Sticker Price) ~Head Ro ... [More]

CUPCAKES for "Cake Walk" needed and people who love to get dunked in the DUNK TANK!

Wed, Oct 24 4:23pm

Hello everyone!   Yes, me again! Another way of helping out and doing a fun project with your kids, MAKING CUPCAKES for the "Cake Walk" this Saturday at the FALL CARNIVAL! If you can make some, please ... [More]

FALL CARNIVAL - super kids event this SATURDAY from 10 to 3!! Games, food and prizes!!!

Tue, Oct 23 2:27pm

Hey everyone!   Don't miss out on that special event for all students of RHS! It is the annual FALL CARNIVAL from the Dad's Club and all the fun it comes with! Lots of booths with fun games and prizes ... [More]

Halloween Day Schedule

Thu, Oct 18 10:02am

Dear RHS Families,   I hope you're enjoying the weekend and looking forward to our Halloween celebrations this coming week. I know the kids are excited and I am as well! Halloween is a great time for ... [More]

Your PTA Newsletter

Tue, Oct 16 1:15pm

Hello RHS Families, Here is your PTA Newsletter! Your 2nd and final for the month of October. We have a couple important events happening tomorrow and Thursday. Please grab your midday work snack and ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: 10/08/18 Reading Assessment Information

Sun, Oct 7 12:23pm

Friendly Reminder: Upcoming Teacher Planning Minimum Day: TUE, October 30th, 2018  The Empathy Tool: I care for others. I care for myself. Empathy is noticing how another person is feeling and being a ... [More]

Your Redwood Highlights Newsletter, October Edition

Thu, Oct 4 12:20pm

  Hello RHS Community, Do you know what's happening tomorrow? A LOT!  - We have 1st Friday Coffee at Aliso Yard in the morning. So stop by during morning drop offs, with your mugs in hand, to say hell ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: 10/01/18

Mon, Oct 1 8:03pm

Friendly Reminder: Upcoming Teacher Planning Minimum Day: TUE, October 30th, 2018        Listening Tool: I listen with my ears, eyes and heart.  Listening with one's heart is the key to strong relatio ... [More]

Friendly Reminder: Dad's Club meeting tomorrow at 7pm

Mon, Oct 1 1:55pm

Hello everyone!   We had a great start into our new school year and some really good events. Now it is time to talk about all those things and plan the next events. Take some time and meet us at our m ... [More]

Crock Pots for Spaghetti Feed tomorrow needed!!!!

Wed, Sep 26 10:36pm

Hello everyone!   Please bring a CROCK POT if you have one to spare for one night.  Please label them with your name and drop them off anytime before 5:30pm in the Cafeteria.   Also, if you come to th ... [More]

Parents work day this Saturday 9/29 from 8am on

Tue, Sep 25 9:04am

Hello! This is a great way to make the school a better and safer place. Eric Turk will lead the work day and will be so excited to see you this Saturday at 8am at the school. If you have some tools, b ... [More]

GS WARRIOR's vs ORLANDO MAGIC with RHS Dad's Club - Monday, 11/26 at 7:30 - STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Fri, Sep 21 8:49pm

Hello Warrior's fan community!   The moment you have waited for: GOLDEN STATE WARRIOR's VS. ORLANDO MAGIC   There are still tickets available, but grab yours before they are gone! Call you family and ... [More]

Friendly reminder: Dad's Club SPAGHETTI FEED in 7 days - 9/27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Thu, Sep 20 6:32am

Spending a relaxed evening with other families while enjoying the best ever spaghetti and salad! Sounds fun! Twice a year, the Dad's Club serves everyone, so that they can enjoy quality time together ... [More]

Spotlight on Learning: Tech Update 9/19/8

Wed, Sep 19 4:36pm

Dear Redwood Heights Families, Lexia Assessment The very first time students login to Lexia (our online word study and phonics program) they take a placement assessment. Lexia then places them at the ... [More]

Nationwide Emergency Alert Tomorrow

Wed, Sep 19 2:57pm

Dear RHS Families,  We want to let you know there will a nation wide drill tomorrow of the Emergency Alert Systems.  The alert will be sent at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Coast Time.     Please know that this ... [More]

Your Redwood Highlights Newsletter

Mon, Sep 17 10:13pm

Good Evening Redwood Heights Community, Here is your dose of PTA news! Go ahead and take this to bed as your evening digest... Or save this newsletter to go with your morning coffee. There is a lot of ... [More]

Delicious SPAGHETTI FEED by Dad's Club - September 27th at 6:30 to 8:30pm

Mon, Sep 17 5:57am

RHS families ,   Please come join us at the annual Fall Spaghetti Feed, sponsored by the RHS Dad's Club.  The event is Thursday, September 27, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, in the RHS multi-purpose room.  (Ple ... [More]

WARRIOR's GAME NIGHT is ON! Online ticket sales starts now - as long as tickets available!

Thu, Sep 13 2:30pm

Hello Warrior's fan community!   The moment you have waited for: GOLDEN STATE WARRIOR's VS. ORLANDO MAGIC   Novmeber 26th, at 7:30pm at Oracle Arena in Oakland 90 Dollar per ticket, that includes: • A ... [More]

Dad's Club SOCIAL BBQ - THIS SATURDAY 9/15 from 12 to 3pm

Thu, Sep 13 2:21pm

FRIENDLY REMINDER!   This Saturday is the big event you are looking forward to. The Dad's Club is hosting it's SOCIAL BBQ & HANG OUT. It The event if for FREE and NO VOLUNTEERING is required! We are i ... [More]

Dad's Club - SOCIAL BBQ - just hang out, no volunteering :-)

Mon, Sep 10 4:53pm

Hello everyone!   This Saturday is the big event you are looking forward to. The Dad's Club is hosting it's SOCIAL BBQ & HANG OUT. We are inviting you to bring the family and enjoy a good BBQ and some ... [More]

The Auction is Coming! Save the Date and Donate a Party!

Sun, Sep 9 8:54pm

Auction season is here! NOW!   As you’ve probably heard, the Auction is the biggest fundraiser for our school, with the signature event happening on November 3, at Mills College. Its goal is to raise ... [More]

First Dad's Club Meeting - tomorrow Tuesday 9/4 at 7pm

Mon, Sep 3 9:08am

Come and join us and find more out about our amazing Dad's Club. We will discuss the whole year full of exciting events and make plans for certain activities. You are welcome to join and participate! ... [More]

A Message from our RHS Garden Educator, Ms. Royalty

Fri, Aug 31 6:43pm

Hi Redwood Heights families! It's been wonderful getting to know you and your amazing kids over the last couple weeks. Thank you for being such a supportive, welcoming community. We've been busy plant ... [More]

Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Fri, Aug 31 6:10pm

Dear Redwood Heights Families, As we relax into our three day Labor Day Weekend please take time to read about our next School Wide TOOLBOX Lesson for the week of 9/4/18:  THE QUIET/SAFE PLACE TOOL I ... [More]

Redwood Highlights

Thu, Aug 30 11:56am

Hello RHS Community, We hope that your families have adjusted to the new school year! We are now in full speed into September with some Highlights!   The goal of the Reach New Heights Giving Campaign ... [More]

Correct time for tonight's event!!

Tue, Aug 28 3:06pm

Hello again,   The correct time for tonight's Parent Ed presentation is 6:00-7:15.  We apologize for the mistake in the recent message about childcare.

Childcare will be provided at Parent Ed Night

Tue, Aug 28 2:36pm

Hello RHS families,   Good news!  Childcare will be available at our Parent Education Night tonight.  The presentation will be from 6:30-7:30.  We hope to see you there!

Note from Mara

Sat, Aug 25 3:26pm

Dear RHS families and community,   Hope the school year is off to a lovely and generative start!   I am writing to inform you of some big news, which many of you are likely aware of at this point - I ... [More]

1st Parent Education Night: Fostering A Positive School Climate

Fri, Aug 24 3:03pm

Dear RHS Community! Thank you for attending our 2018-2019 Back to School Night! We hope you made great connections with caregivers and teachers.  Much appreciations to our teachers for their hard-work ... [More]

SPAGHETTI FEED is now on 9/27!!! New date!!!

Mon, Aug 20 2:19pm

Hello everyone!   Because of the "Staff Development Day" of RHS on Friday, 9/28 we are moving the Spaghetti Feed up a day to make sure lots of people are coming and celebrating with us. So, put it rig ... [More]

Welcome Back 2018-2019!

Tue, Aug 14 7:44pm

Redwood Heights - a friendly, vibrant community where all students thrive. Dear Redwood Heights’ Family, Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  We are very excited to be back to school and looking for ... [More]


Fri, Aug 10 9:30pm

It's time to celebrate the new school year with the 2nd Annual Community Kick-Off & Welcome Event tomorrow, SATURDAY, August 11th from 10am - 2pm!  There will be plenty of fun to be had to make the tr ... [More]