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Bake Sale Fundraiser for 3rd Grade

Bake Sale Fundraiser for 3rd Grade

Please come support the 3rd graders with their bake sale fundraiser on Thursday, December 15, after school at 2:45. We will have delicious baked goods and snacks for sale. We plan on setting up by the cafeteria depending on weather. »

artSpark Food Donations and Student Volunteers

artSpark Food Donations and Student Volunteers

It’s almost time for Art Spark, our very own art show for students. The Art Spark team transforms the auditorium into a real-deal art gallery showcasing art made by our own kids. To really get that gallery feel, 4th and 5th grade volunteers pass around bite size morsels to the crowd of gallery goers. This year we are expanding the culinary arts aspect of the show. As always, we ask for food ... »

Minimum Days for Teacher Conferences

Minimum Days for Teacher Conferences

Sequoia will be on a minimum day schedule Friday, December 2 through Friday, December 9, with dismissal at 1:20 p.m. all week. After school, teachers will have conferences with parents to discuss students’ work and progress. Teachers will contact classroom families to schedule these meetings. »

Get Ready for artSpark: Upside Down & Inside Out

Get Ready for artSpark: Upside Down & Inside Out

Calling all students and parent volunteers for Sequoia’s annual art show, artSpark, happening Saturday, December 10, 3-5:30 p.m., in the school auditorium. Students: be a part of art at Sequoia! Bust out your ideas, deconstruct, innovate, and get inspired to create. This year’s theme is Upside Down & Inside Out. You can grab art supplies in the front lobby if you need them. Parents... »

School Photo Make-Up Day

School Photo Make-Up Day

The school photo make-up day has been pushed back two weeks to November 30. Photos from the regular picture day sessions are expected to arrive this week. »

Message from Principal Bertolo

Message from Principal Bertolo

I just wanted you to know that I will be out of the country on a visit to China. Many of you know that this opportunity is available to leaders in Oakland. I am honored to have the chance to go this year. I am particularly interested in math practices in Chinese schools, so I am hoping to find some great tools to bring back to Sequoia. Dr. Denise Saddler will be my substitute while I am gone. She ... »

School Closed Thanksgiving Week

School Closed Thanksgiving Week

Sequoia will be closed the week of November 21 for Thanksgiving. The school will reopen Monday, November 28. »

Lunchroom Support Needed

Lunchroom Support Needed

The cafeteria staff need your support in creating and maintaining a calm environment in the cafeteria during lunchtime. Changes are in place to have a less disruptive atmosphere for our squirrels to eat their lunch, but we need volunteers to help model and encourage appropriate lunchtime behaviors that coincide with our four core values. The lunch times are listed below. Please consider coming for... »