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Movie Night Dec 8 — The Lego Batman Movie

Movie Night Dec 8 — The Lego Batman Movie

The next Movie Night is Friday, December 8, with a showing of “The Lego Batman Movie” (rated PG). Parents can check-in and drop off their children between 5:30-6:30 p.m. and pick-up by 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium. A dinner of hot dogs, fruit, vegies, and popcorn is included. The cost is $5 per child. The Movie Night open to all Sequoia students and their siblings. Parents can drop off the kids and... »

Sequoia Swag Sales

Sequoia Swag Sales

Sequoia Swag for sale out of the PTO Container near the Big Kid Playground. Swag will be available the week of December 4-8 on Tuesday (8-9am), Wednesday, (4-5pm), Thursday (8-9am), and Friday (3-5pm). Check and credit/debit cards preferred. Cash accepted, but change cannot be promised. If you’re unable to come by on one of these days, email Welcome Bisson at wbisson@yahoo.com »

Bret Harte Info Night @ Sequoia Tuesday, 12/5

Bret Harte Info Night @ Sequoia Tuesday, 12/5

Attention, families of 4th- and 5th-graders! Bret Harte Principal Dr. Bianca D’Allesandro, along with several Bret Harte teachers, staff members, parents and students, are coming to Sequoia to share information and answer your questions regarding our neighborhood middle school! The event will be Tuesday, December 5th @ 6 p.m. in the auditorium. There will be a panel discussion, Q&A time... »

A Message From OUSD

A Message From OUSD

It’s time to enroll your student for the 2018-19 school year. The OUSD Enrollment Season opened on Nov. 13 and will close Jan. 26, 2018. Whether your student will be transitioning to a new school next year or will remain at his/her current school, you’ll find all the enrollment informa on you need at ousd.org/enroll. »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Tonight, Monday, Nov. 27, an important OUSD school board meting gives the Sequoia community an opportunity to join teachers, parents and other community members to speak out against extreme and unnecessary cuts to our school sites. The meting will be held at La Escuelita, 1050 2nd Ave., in the Great Room at 6 p.m. You can also call or write to your school board member (ousd.org/findyourdirector) a... »

artSPARK, “Choose Your Own Adventure,” This Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3pm!

artSPARK, “Choose Your Own Adventure,” This Saturday, Dec. 2, at 3pm!

For artSpark this Saturday, December 2nd, the auditorium will be transformed into an art gallery of Sequoia students’ work. This year, the theme for the event is “Choose Your Own Adventure.” Much like a science fair, artSPARK is an opportunity for students to share their unique artistic ideas with an art project they work on at home. Food donations and fifth-grade servers are needed for the event.... »

IMPORTANT UPDATE: School Portraits

IMPORTANT UPDATE: School Portraits

Photos will be delivered next week, and the portrait make-up day has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 7 (for those students who missed the original portrait days). Questions or concerns? Contact Roots & Shoots at grow@roots-shoots.com or 510-859-4148. »

BOOK FAIR: Dec 5-8 Volunteers Needed!

BOOK FAIR: Dec 5-8 Volunteers Needed!

BOOK FAIR: Dec 5-8 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Fall Book Fair will be held in the cafeteria after school Dec. 4-8. Timing will be right after school Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday for about an hour (3-4 p.m.). Wednesday the fair will be open later for the after-school parents (later start time due to choir rehearsals), 4-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with the Book Fair. Please contact Heather... »

Support Sequoia Water Balloon Mania

Support Sequoia Water Balloon Mania

We did it and got pretty doggone close to a 100% , so Mr. Bertolo called it! Mr. B will have to find his wetsuit because all the kids get to throw ONE water ballon right at him! (We may have a few extra for parents.) Here’s the water balloon schedule: TK and K: Wednesday, Nov. 15 Grades 1–5: Friday, Nov. 17 Please contact ariannewagner@gmail.com or the Dads’ Club (elemetal2@gmail.com) if you can h... »

Prospective Sequoia Family Information Night, Nov. 14

Prospective Sequoia Family Information Night, Nov. 14

Prospective Sequoia Families are invited to attend the Prospective Sequoia Family Information Night on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sequoia library. Families will meet Principal Bertolo along with teachers and parents who will introduce them to our vibrant school and answer questions. »

School Site Council Meeting, Nov. 14

School Site Council Meeting, Nov. 14

The next Sequoia School Site Council (SSC) meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Sequoia library. Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be a voting member of the SSC to attend meetings. 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. »

Family Dance & Silent Auction

Family Dance & Silent Auction

It’s that time of year again—the Sequoia Family Dance & Silent Auction is fast approaching. This year’s event is Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. To make this event fun and successful, we need your help. If you have made a donation or were able to sponsor the event in the past and can do so again, please fill out the forms on the Sequoia website. Donate an item: http://sequoiaschool.n... »