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Novel Knowledge Book List


From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner


Competitions will be held April 18-21, 2016

It's that time of year to start looking for your spare change.  For the next 3 weeks, Feb. 1st-Feb 19th Tafoya Elementary will be raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Our goal this year is to raise $2,000 to help fund research for blood cancers.  Please send in your spare change.

Visual and Performing Arts Sessions


Parents: If you are interested in helping with or teaching an after school class please contact Ms. Mix.  We are looking for a wide variety of choices for our students to select from.


The sessions are as follows:

Session 1: January 11th-February 19th

Session 2: February 22nd- April 8th     (Not including P/T Conf. Week)

Session 3: April 18th – May 26th

Visual and Performing Arts Session 1 Classes







Room F4



Explore color, shapes, drawing, 3-dimensional projects, painting and more!


Room D1


Mon. and Thurs.

Students will be learning different dances throughout the six weeks.


Room E6


Tues. and Thurs.

Create using playdough, clay and other hands-on materials.

Education through Music

Room C1

2nd & 3rd


Mon. and Thurs.

Join us for Songs, Movement, and Play using folk songs and accompanying games.


Room F6




Students will learn a variety of songs from a variety of backgrounds and languages.

Flower Arranging



Mon. and Thurs.

Learn how to arrange flowers for a bouquet, for holidays and other occasions





Students will be learning steps to a dance throughout the six weeks.


Contact the School

Ramon S. Tafoya Elementary

720 Homestead Way

Woodland, CA 95776

Phone: (530) 666-4324

Fax: (530) 666-3702

Kasta, Alison
Mix, Karen
Assistant Principal

PIQE Classes

(Parent Institute for Quality Education)


PIQE classes begin on Wednesday, January 27th.  

Click here for a copy of the course schedule.


Spirit Day

Superhero Day

Friday, February 12th 

Hawk Awards

Academic Skill: Science or Social Studies

Life Skill: Integrity

Thursday, February 25th (4th-6th)

Friday, February 26th (Kinder-3rd)

Before School Plans

Now that we have winter weather, we will follow the plan below if it is raining or below freezing in the mornings.

8:00 – Cafeteria opens – all students proceed to the cafeteria


Grades 4-6

8:10 – Students proceed to their classrooms

Grades K-3

8:45 – Students will be picked up in the cafeteria by their teachers



8:00 – Cafeteria opens – all students proceed to the cafeteria

8:10 – All students proceed to their classrooms

District News

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English Flyer / Spanish Flyer

2015-2016 School Hours

Grades K-3

  M, T, Th, F     8:45 - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays    8:25 - 1:45 pm


Grades 4-6

  M, T, Th, F      8:25 - 3:00 pm

Wednesdays    8:25 - 1:45 pm

*Supervision on campus does not begin until 8:00 a.m.*

The Hawk News

January 11th - English / Spanish

January 4th - English / Spanish

December 14th - English / Spanish


Please pay for student meals before school or online at EZSchoolPay.

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We are collecting Box Tops to help raise funds for Tafoya students.  Please help us by following these simple steps:

  1. Neatly cut your Box Tops around the dotted lines, making sure you preserve the expiration date and acronym code. Please do not send expired Box Tops as those are NOT valid.
  2. Bundle your Box Tops in groups of 50.  Sets of 50 Box Tops can be put together by using a rubber band, an envelope, or a plastic baggie. If you do not have enough to make a set of 50, that is fine send what you have.  Remember, every little bit helps!
  3. Have your child turn in Box Tops to his/her teacher, or drop them off in the office for Mrs. Medina.

We will be sending in our first Box Top redemption the last week of October.  So, please gather your Box Tops quickly and help us raise funds for our first Box Top check. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with this fundraiser please contact maria.medina@wjusd.org or at 666-4324.

Happy Box Top Collecting!