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Principal's Message

Happy Monday Redwood Families!

I hope that you enjoyed the time away and are ready and refreshed to finish out the year.  Upon reflection, that statement may actually be the converse of what you are currently experiencing.  What I meant to say was I hope that your child is ready and refreshed, while you may now be looking forward to a quiet moment of repose recovering from all of the family time that vacation affords us.  Funny how that works.  It may just be me but often my best night of sleep during any vacation is the night we return home.  Exhaustion?  Or is it the satisfied slumber of another vacation in the books?  Probably a touch of both, but no matter, I'm glad to be back and hopefully your children are too. 

As you can see, I begin to wax poetic, and before I know it, find myself writing rambling sentences with multiple commas.  Have I mentioned that I'm a huge fan of the appositive?  Don't get me wrong, it will always be second fiddle to the ellipsis, but dropping descriptive phrases just in the right spot is just so satisfying.  It's a proverbial mic drop, like boom, of the preceding subject.  We've reached the tipping point here, where I begin to digress about grammar, but I will segue, I promise.  Prior to the break, I went to the PTA meeting, which is a close second to the WGM, and as always I left with a smile on my face and a spring in my step.  They do such amazing work, but expressed concern that they would be unable to attend the upcoming WGM, which is a roundabout way of saying it has been rescheduled.  April 25th will be our final meeting of the year.  It promises, as always, to be a hoot.

Not much to report on the educationally related news front due to the holiday break, but I was able to take a few photos prior to it.  The first is of the buses of Band/Orchestra students preparing to depart for southern California.  The Music department are part time logisticians and made the magic happen, although I'm sure it was quite the undertaking.  I couldn't resist taking the second photo.  Many of our students enjoy a good book while eating lunch and this child is no different in that respect, yet what the image does not reveal is his locale.  This peaceful moment is just steps away from the outdoor basketball courts, where literally hundreds of students are playing (intramural basketball) or screaming/cheering at the top of their lungs.  He seems rather nonplussed when given the full scope of his environs, doesn't he?  Ah... just another day at Redwood. 

Welcome back!