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Sequoia CHKS Survey

Sequoia CHKS Survey

Every year we ask families to take a survey to tell us how things at Sequoia are for THEM. This anonymous survey helps the district make spending decisions and helps Sequoia make decisions about how we spend our time and efforts. We want to hear from EVERYONE so we can continue to grow into the inclusive, thriving school we want to be! The survey is only online this year so please take a few minut... »

The Annual Sequoia Readathon Starts Friday, Feb. 23

The Annual Sequoia Readathon Starts Friday, Feb. 23

On Friday, students will bring home a Readathon packet containing all the information and materials you need to help your child keep track of how many minutes she/he reads between Friday, Feb. 23 and Monday, Mar. 5. Being read to by another person and listening to an audiobook also counts towards minutes read. The students with the most minutes will be invited to a special Readers’ Tea. Fundraisin... »

Spring Break – April 2-6

Spring Break – April 2-6

Sequoia Elementary will be closed for Spring Break April 2–6. School will resume Monday, April 9. »

Family Reading Night – Feb 27th

Family Reading Night – Feb 27th

Family Reading Night is coming soon! Join us Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium for a free dinner while supplies last, free books and reading! We are looking for salad and dessert donations. If you have any questions or to donate salad or dessert please email: Nancy Ogden: nancygrace99@yahoo.com Susannah Prinz: susannaheloyse@yahoo.com »

29th Annual Sequoia Variety Show: Saturday, Mar. 24

29th Annual Sequoia Variety Show: Saturday, Mar. 24

Does your child want to perform but needs an idea? Would your child like to join a group? We are offering workshops to coach performers with ideas, music, choreography, group setting and much more. Some groups are looking for additional people, and coaching time is available. We can help your child shine! Is your child on the fence about trying out for the Variety Show? Come to the pre-tryouts mee... »

Silent Auction: Why and How?

Silent Auction: Why and How?

Why are we needing to raise more money? Because our enrichment programs literally depend on it. We have consolidated our fundraising, which is a really good thing. It can be stressful and tedious to have tons of small fundraising events each year. We have just three: Support Sequoia, the Auction and the Readathon. But we will only be successful with this streamlined model if you support these even... »

Monthly Sequoia PTO and SSC Meetings Resume Next Week

Monthly Sequoia PTO and SSC Meetings Resume Next Week

Mark your calendars. The February meetings of the School Site Council (SSC) and SPTO are scheduled for next Tuesday evening, Feb. 13. SSC meets at 5 p.m. in the library, and SPTO meets at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria (childcare and dinner provided). These two monthly meetings are your opportunity to get more involved with decision-making at Sequoia. »

OUSD Community Meeting Tuesday Feb 6th

OUSD Community Meeting Tuesday Feb 6th

You’re invited to a community meeting about the New First Day of School and the 2018-19 School Year. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about introduction of the full 2018-19 school year calendar (pending Board of Education approval) and the New First Day survey results and District decision-making process. The meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Westlake Middle School, 2... »

No School Feb. 19

No School Feb. 19

The Presidents’ Day holiday is a week from Monday, on Feb. 19. School will be closed that day. Enjoy the long weekend! »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Dear Sequoia Families: A recent theft experienced by a staff member sitting in her car on Scenic Ave. reminds us that, while our school neighborhood is generally a safe place, it is always important to take precautions. As a reminder, be aware of your surroundings, even when sitting in your parked car. Roll up the windows and lock all the doors. Remember never to leave anything of value in your lo... »

Breakfast With the Principal Wednesday Feb 7

Breakfast With the Principal Wednesday Feb 7

Immediately following Sequoia Sings, at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria, join Principal Bertolo for a Q&A and an update on school business. Coffee and bagels provided. »

Sequoia Sings This Week,  Featuring Our First Graders

Sequoia Sings This Week, Featuring Our First Graders

Come hear the beautiful music made by Sequoia’s first graders at Sequoia Sings this Wednesday, February 7th at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. As always, Mr. Bob and his team of drummers will get the party started. All are welcome. »