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100th Day of School

100th Day of School

This Friday, Feb. 2, marks the 100th day of school! Most classes will celebrate with a special project, and there might even be a party in your child’s class. Check with your child’s teacher for details. »

Girl Scout cookies are here!

Girl Scout cookies are here!

Cookies have arrived! Support Sequoia’s 2nd and 3rd grade Brownies troop by purchasing Girl Scout cookies January 29-March 4. Cookies are $5 a box. Find us on the schoolyard at 3 on Monday, Jan. 29, Friday, Feb. 2, and every Friday through March 2–while supplies last. And outside Healthy Start Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5-6. Last year we ran out well before the end of the sale, so buy early and... »

Keep the bidding going!

Keep the bidding going!

We are just one week into the online portion of the auction and we’ve already had more than 450 bids, and have raised over $8,000 for Sequoia! This is a strong start and we are very grateful for all of the support you’ve shown. A few important updates: 1. We have a TON of new items, including many more from Sequoia’s beloved teachers: pizza-making with Mr. Bob, cookie-making with Ms. Chiodo, block... »

Camp Arroyo: The Great Adventure by Sequoia’s Fourth Graders (as told to the Chaperones)

Camp Arroyo: The Great Adventure by Sequoia’s Fourth Graders (as told to the Chaperones)

Last week all 61 students, including 2 teachers and 8 parents/chaperones, spent 3 days and 2 nights in a YMCA-run facility called Camp Arroyo in the hills outside Livermore, by Del Valle Regional Park. They learned all about our ecosystems and their responsibilities as citizens of the earth. So what happens at Camp Arroyo? Exploring nature, eating, hiking, bonding with friends, sleeping, observing... »

School closed Friday, January 26

School closed Friday, January 26

Sequoia will be closed Friday, Jan. 26 for a professional development day for teachers and staff. »

$12K In Donations Still Needed  For Raise The Ruff

$12K In Donations Still Needed For Raise The Ruff

Thank you to all the families who have already donated an item to the Sequoia Family Dance & Silent Auction on Feb. 10. The auction committee still needs at least $12K in donations to fund Sequoia’s enrichment programs for the year. Everyone has something to donate! For example, second grade artist Eryn Roddy donated a hand-drawn luggage tag, K. Sienk Photography donated a family portrait sess... »

Ready, Set, Go!  Let The Bidding Begin!

Ready, Set, Go! Let The Bidding Begin!

The online portion of 2018 Sequoia Auction is now open. From now until bidding closes on the night of the event, Feb. 10, you can use this link from wherever you are: http://bit.ly/sequoiaauction. All proceeds fund Sequoia’s enrichment programs, including library, science, music, art, garden and more. There are items for every interest, taste and budget, and new items are coming in daily. So... »

January Spirit Day 1/25/18

January Spirit Day 1/25/18

Sequoia Student Council is excited to announce January Spirit Day will be this Thursday, Jan. 25, and the theme is fancy. Show off your style with some fancy clothes! »

Girl Scout Cookies Are Coming!

Support Sequoia’s Grades 2-3 Brownies troop by purchasing Girl Scout cookies Jan. 29 to Mar. 4. Cookies are $5 a box. Find us on the schoolyard at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, and on every Friday through March 2, while supplies last. We will also be selling outside Healthy Start between 5 and 6 p.m. a few times. Watch the newsletter and Facebook page for more dates. Last year we ran out well b... »

Sequoia Variety Show:  Performers & Volunteers Needed

Sequoia Variety Show: Performers & Volunteers Needed

The 29th annual event will be held on Saturday, Mar. 24. This beloved event lets students show off their talents and have a blast singing, dancing, juggling, playing music, and doing comedy and magic. Please save the date, and be sure to bring family and friends. We’re looking for fresh talent among students of all grades and ages. This is a great way for students to overcome shyness and enjoy the... »

MLK Oratorical Winners

MLK Oratorical Winners

Congratulations to all of the performers in last week’s MLK Oratorical Assembly. It was an inspiring event. Here are the winners and honorable mentions. Honorable Mentions TK class choral: Ms. Love’s room Second grade class choral: Ms. Catalano’s room Third grade: Zach Samp, Noah Hayes, and Jeremiah Robinson – Ms. Lisa’s room Fifth grade: Isoke Blake, Nizie Brou, Italia Gomes, and Gwen Sulli... »

Principal’s Corner: Sanctuary District

Principal’s Corner: Sanctuary District

Hello Sequoia Families: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning a major sweep through the Bay Area to detain undocumented people. According to the article, this may occur within the next couple of weeks. While raids are unlikely to occur in our school, we need to prepare to protect and support our families as well as meet the social-emotional ... »

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