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Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education

Save the symbols from specially marked packages and turn them into Angelina in the office, with the student’s room number marked on them. For more information visit www.boxtops4education.com. »

Picture Day Coming on October 6 and 7

Picture Day Coming on October 6 and 7

We are excited to announce that Roots & Shoots Photography will be taking our school portraits in October. TK-second grade will be on Thursday, Oct. 6, and third-fifth grade will be on Friday, October 7. The make-up picture day is Wednesday, November 16. A few helpful parents are needed to assist with logistics on those days. If you have time on wither of the days, please contact Angelina in t... »

Walk and Roll to School Day

Walk and Roll to School Day

Walk and Roll to School Day is coming up soon! On Wednesday, October 5 put on your best walking shoes, get out those bikes and scooters, and celebrate international Walk and Roll to School day with your Sequoia community. One generation ago, almost half of children in the U.S. walked to school. Today, only 1 in 10 children walks to school regularly. This means most children do not experience the j... »

School Workday: October 8

School Workday: October 8

Mark your calendars and please join us in our first Sequoia workday of the year on Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. to noon. In order to keep our beloved school looking and functioning its best, it sometimes needs a little help from our parent community. The whole family is welcome and we have jobs for all skill levels and interests. We will need people to maintain the various gardens and attend to var... »

Mini Grant Requests Due Friday, Sept. 30

Mini Grant Requests Due Friday, Sept. 30

Have you had an idea you believe would improve the community or school experience for our kids? Now is the time to work together towards making your great idea a reality. ​​ FOSS (our parent/ teacher organization) is accepting applications for mini-grants or proposals to fund your ideas. The application can be downloaded here. There are also paper copies in the FOSS inbox in the office. We have a ... »

Fall Potluck for 2nd – 5th Grades

Fall Potluck for 2nd – 5th Grades

TK, K and 1st grades enjoyed their potluck last week, There was great food and even better company — thanks everyone for coming and for pitching in to help. Now it’s time for 2nd – 5th grades to have their potluck on Thursday, September 29, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please bring a dish if you can: Main dishes: last names starting with A-G Salads/Sides/Vegetarian main... »

Seeking Traffic Safety Coordinator

Seeking Traffic Safety Coordinator

We are looking for a volunteer to support and assist with the Sequoia Traffic Safety Patrol Program. Fourth and fifth grade students are already running a drop-off patrol on Hearst Avenue, led by Sequoia parent, Monique McGough. We are hoping to expand this program to Scenic Avenue as well. If you have a little time to give in the mornings, please consider this very valuable service for Sequoia. T... »

Upside Down & Inside Out: Get ready for artSPARK 2016

Upside Down & Inside Out: Get ready for artSPARK 2016

Calling all students and parent volunteers for Sequoia’s annual art show, artSPARK, happening Saturday December 10. Students: be a part of art at Sequoia! Bust out your ideas, gather materials, and start creating. This year’s theme is Upside Down & Inside Out. Parents: We need you to volunteer! Got a knack for graphics production? Are you a publicity pro? Got a great camera to document t... »

Come to the TK, K, and First Grade Potluck Tomorrow

Come to the TK, K, and First Grade Potluck Tomorrow

Just a reminder to head out to Sequoia tomorrow evening for the fall potluck if you have a child in TK, K or first grade: TK, K and 1st grades – Tuesday, September 20 2nd – 5th grades – Thursday, September 29 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria Please bring a dish if you can (with a serving spoon if needed): Main dishes: last names starting with A-G Salads/Sides/Vegeta... »

Call for Funding Proposals

Call for Funding Proposals

FOSS is accepting applications for mini-grants to fund your idea to improve the school experience for our kids. Applications are due to the Principal’s Inbox in the Sequoia office by September 30. The application (and requirements) are available in the office FOSS inbox or can emailed to you by contacting Lissette Gomez, gomezlissette@gmail.com. »

Back to School Night Presentation

Back to School Night Presentation

Did you miss Principal Bertolo’s presentation at Back to School Night? Or do you just want to see it again and peruse the data and statistics about Sequoia’s academics and students? A PDF of the presentation is now available on the website as a PDF (http://sequoiaschool.net/SchoolData2016.pdf ) and lives permanently on the School Stats page. »

Support Sequoia: 85% to Our Goal!

Support Sequoia: 85% to Our Goal!

Thank you for supporting our school’s biggest and easiest fundraiser! The Support Sequoia campaign started with a bang last week, a large number of students returned their forms.  So far you have raised over $54,500, putting us at 85% of the way toward our target of raising $65,000 by October 7. Your donations help pay for enrichment such as the weekly art, music, science, garden, and library prog... »

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