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Arabic Translations Needed

Arabic Translations Needed

The Communications Team is looking for a parent volunteer to assist with Arabic translations for the newsletter. Each week the newsletter features at least one article translated into several languages, thanks to the efforts of parent translators. If you are able to assist with Arabic translations, please contact Andrew Gordon at agordon72@gmail.com. »

Election Day Bake Sale

Election Day Bake Sale

Sequoia Auditorium is a polling place for this historic election. On Tuesday, November 8, let’s treat Sequoia’s neighbors to yummy baked goods and raise money for FOSS. Please support this first time small fundraiser by donating baked goods and/or time helping with the sale. Contact Tracey Kelp (Lucy 1st grade) at tlkelp@gmail.com if you can help! »

Sequoia Auction Donations Needed

Sequoia Auction Donations Needed

We are seeking donations of all kinds for the Third Annual Sequoia Family Dance & (Mostly) Silent Auction, to be held on Saturday, February 11. All proceeds will go toward Sequoia’s enrichment programs! To register a donation, just complete this simple form: http://sequoiaschool.net/calendar-events/dance-auction/ Do you or a family member have a particular skill or service we could aucti... »

Last FOSS Meeting of 2016

Last FOSS Meeting of 2016

This is a reminder that the next FOSS meeting will be held on Tuesday November 15 at 6 p.m. at the school library. There is no meeting in December. Please join us! Dinner and childcare (for school aged children) is provided. Learn more about FOSS (Friends of Sequoia School), our parent-teacher organization. »

Join Brownies Year-Round!

Join Brownies Year-Round!

We are always excited to have new members in our troop, and we still have room for 2nd and 3rd grade girls. We meet the last Tuesday of the month, 5:15-6:30 p.m., in Room 18, plus a weekend activity every month or two. (We pick up any girls in Healthy Start and bring them to the meeting.) Girl Scouts builds leadership, confidence, and character; teaches new skills; forms new friendships; and allow... »

Halloween Festivities at Sequoia

Halloween Festivities at Sequoia

The Sequoia Halloween Parade will be on Monday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m. on the playground, followed by parties in students’ classrooms. Teachers will be sending home information about classroom specific activities. October 31 is a regular day and will not have early dismissal. »

East Bay Mini Maker Faire – Sequoia Discount Available

East Bay Mini Maker Faire – Sequoia Discount Available

The East Bay Mini Maker Faire returns Sunday, October 23, for a hands-on, minds-on celebration of creativity and invention in all its forms. This day-long arty-circus-meets-show-and-tell, hosted on the adjacent campuses of Park Day School and Studio One Art Center in Oakland, is chock full of family-friendly activities, demonstrations, and presentations. Among the highlights: Butter-making, strude... »

Movie Night This Week – “Home”

Movie Night This Week – “Home”

The first Movie Night of the school year is Friday, October 21, with a showing of “Home” (rated PG). Parents can check-in and drop-off their children between 5:30-6:30 p.m. and pick-up by 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The cost is $5 per child. The Sequoia Dads Club hosts a Friday Movie Night open to all Sequoia students and their siblings! Held in the school auditorium, drop off kids while parents enj... »

LGBTQ Social on November 6

LGBTQ Social on November 6

Calling all LGBTQ families and allies! Let’s get together and get to know each other better. We’re having a casual social on Sunday, November 6, 2-4 p.m., at Dimond Park. We’ll meet on the grass near the swings at the larger playground, across the path from the pool/lodge. Bring snacks to share, blanket or chairs to sit on, balls to play with, and your whole family. We welcome all Sequ... »

Support Sequoia Shout Outs

Support Sequoia Shout Outs

A huge shout out to everyone who worked so hard on our successful Support Sequoia fundraiser! Shout outs go to Hoa On for leading the Support Sequoia Campaign, Adrian Goldstein for overall organization, Gina Lewis and Arianne Wagner for designing the appeal letter, Dale Beevers for creating the hallway posters and classroom goal thermometers, Brian Dunstan for maintaining the Lincoln Ave. goal the... »

Bret Harte Info Night at Sequoia

Bret Harte Info Night at Sequoia

Bret Harte Principal Dr. Bianca D’Allesandro, along with several Bret Harte parents and students, are coming to Sequoia to share information and answer your questions regarding our neighborhood middle school! Please mark your calendars for the evening of Wednesday, October 19, 6-8 p.m. »

Support Sequoia Reaches Its Goal

Support Sequoia Reaches Its Goal

We did it. We reached our goal. Over the last four weeks, over 410 students turned in their Support Sequoia forms and helped raise over $65,000 for programs at Sequoia.  Wow!  Congratulations on a job well done. Every returned form and every donation was instrumental in the success of this fundraiser.  Thank you to everyone who participated, and please tell your amazing kids that when they go to a... »

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