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Sequoia Sings and Breakfast with the Principal

Sequoia Sings and Breakfast with the Principal

Our first Sequoia Sings event of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Sequoia Sings is a monthly event where Sequoia students gather to sing together as a community, and families are invited to attend. Please join us as Mr. Bob leads the fifth graders in song. After Sequoia Sings that day, please join us for Breakfast with Principal Bertolo, 9-9:... »

School Site Council Meeting: September 6

School Site Council Meeting: September 6

The School Site Council (SSC) is a group of Sequoia teachers, parents and community members who work together with the principal to develop, review and implement an ongoing School Improvement Plan. Please join us in the library 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to learn more. »

Three-Day Holiday Weekend

Three-Day Holiday Weekend

Please note that school is closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy the three-day weekend and we’ll see you Tuesday, Sept. 6. »

Back to School Night and Childcare

Back to School Night and Childcare

Thursday, Sept. 8 is Back to School Night, and it is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and the parents of other students in the class. Here’s the schedule: TK-2nd grades meet in their classrooms from 6-6:45 p.m. From 7-7:30 p.m. parents and guardians of all students are encouraged to join us in the auditorium to meet all the teachers and staff, and to hear Principal Donald Ber... »

Minimum Days August 29-31

Minimum Days August 29-31

Monday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Aug. 31 will be minimum days, with dismissal at 1:20 p.m. Wednesdays are always minimum days. The last two days of the second week of school, Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2, are both regular days. »

Meet Sequoia’s New Art Teacher

Meet Sequoia’s New Art Teacher

Joining Sequoia this year as the school’s new art teacher is Julianne Sterling. Julianne is a Bay Area painter born in Southern California. She graduated from UC Riverside with a BS in Economics and pursued post-baccalaureate studies in art at San Francisco State. Julianne is the third generation of women in her family to teach art to children. A family legacy of working in underserved commu... »

Sequoia’s New Second Grade Teacher

Sequoia’s New Second Grade Teacher

Sequoia welcomes its new second grade teacher Colleen Rau, who is excited to join her daughter Riley in second grade. Before Sequoia, Colleen taught first grade in Los Angeles and kindergarten and first grade in Oakland. She also learned a lot about how children learn to read during the seven years she worked as a reading specialist. Stop by Room 4 to say hi! »

Learn About Being a Room Parent

Learn About Being a Room Parent

Are you interested in helping in the classroom? Want to be an integral part of your child’s experience at Sequoia? Wondering how to support teachers? Volunteer to be a room parent. Sequoia volunteer coordinator Marie Jones will hold a meeting for all who are interested on Thursday, September 1, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Sequoia library. Light refreshments will be served. »

Welcome Back Picnic Is This Saturday

Welcome Back Picnic Is This Saturday

Our annual Welcome Back Picnic is a Sequoia tradition that features family activities, sack races, water balloon toss and the epic kids vs. adults tug-of-war. The Sequoia Dads’ Club hosts this not-to-be-missed event at Dimond Park. All new and returning families are welcome, as we look forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones! Please join us this Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 2... »

First Dads’ Club Meeting This Week

First Dads’ Club Meeting This Week

The first Dads’ Club meeting of the new school year is this Thursday, August 25. The Dads’ Club organizes and funds many of the annual family and community events, school enrichment programs and communication services that support our students and teachers. The Dads’ Club provides many hands-on services — from hosting beloved and time-honored school events to devoting hours towards improving... »

Welcome Back Coffee on First Day of School

Welcome Back Coffee on First Day of School

We have a nice tradition at Sequoia of gathering for coffee and pastries in the cafeteria after drop off (8:30 a.m.) It’s a casual event where parents can come together and have a chat over coffee while the kids begin their first day. We’ll be in the cafeteria at 8 brewing coffee and setting out some trays. This is a potluck so bring whatever you would like to share, savory or sweet. I... »

Welcome Back Open House

Welcome Back Open House

Principal Bertolo is hosting a Welcome Back Open House on Friday, August 19, 3-5 p.m. Students will find out their classroom assignments, meet their teachers and get a chance to check out their classroom. We need four to six volunteers to help pass out fruit bars and collect forms. Also, the TK/K Orientation will be held from 4-5 p.m. that same day in the kindergarten playground. We need six to ei... »

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