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Bike To School Day: May 9

Bike To School Day: May 9

Bike to School Day happens every year to encourage all forms of car-free transportation on wheels (whether it be bicycling, scootering, skateboarding or rollerblading). We will have free treats from La Farine and coffee from Peet’s. Director Nina Senn will be there handing out stickers and pencils to our students to celebrate alternative forms of transportation. Contact Jennifer Joey Smith for mor... »

Movie Night: May 11, 5:30–8 p.m.

Movie Night: May 11, 5:30–8 p.m.

The last Movie Night of the school year is Friday, May 11, with a showing of “Coco” (rated PG). Parents can check-in and drop off their children between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and pick up by 8 p.m. in the auditorium. A dinner of hot dogs, fruit, veggies and popcorn is included. The cost is $5 per child. The Movie Night is open to all Sequoia students and their siblings. Parents can drop off the kids a... »

Sequoia Sings! and Breakfast With the Principal: Wed., May 9

Sequoia Sings! and Breakfast With the Principal: Wed., May 9

The next Sequoia Sings event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. The 4th grade will be performing. Families are invited to attend.  After the performance, beginning at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria, join Principal Bertolo for breakfast and Q&A. »

SSC Meeting: Tuesday, May 8

SSC Meeting: Tuesday, May 8

The May meeting of the School Site Council (SSC) is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, May 8 at 5 p.m. in the library. This is your opportunity to get more involved with decision-making at Sequoia. »

Traffic Safety Committee

Traffic Safety Committee

We are happy to announce that we had a great ad-hoc traffic safety committee meeting last week. In the coming months and into the Fall, many items will be on the agenda: Restructuring and reinvigorating the School Safety Patrol Reorganizing the walking school buses Building up a parent volunteer component Working with the city and district officials to make physical improvements to increase safety... »

Do You Have a Summer Plan?

Do You Have a Summer Plan?

OUSD has partnered with InPlay, a non-profit, to offer a searchable list of after-school and summer camp programs from OUSD, Oakland Parks and Recreation and more! Visit oakland.inplay.org for a time-saving way to find local, affordable summer camps. OUSD also offers core summer learning programs to provide students with opportunities that combine academic intervention with engaging enrichment act... »

Teacher Appreciation Week and Luncheon: Apr 30 – May 4

Teacher Appreciation Week and Luncheon: Apr 30 – May 4

There are two ways to participate and show your gratitude to Sequoia teachers and staff. Teacher Luncheon The whole school puts on a teacher appreciation luncheon, which will be a potluck provided by parents on Monday, Apr. 30, from about 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food can be dropped off in the teacher workroom anytime before 11 a.m. There will be coolers for the cold food. We will need a few parent... »

2018-19 TK/K Sequoia Healthy Start Afterschool Applications

2018-19 TK/K Sequoia Healthy Start Afterschool Applications

Applications for the 2018-19 TK/K Sequoia Healthy Start (SHS) Afterschool Program will be available in the main office starting Wednesday, May 2. Our vision is that every student’s spark is kindled, nurtured and encouraged to radiate! We do this by offering a wide range of academic and enrichment activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment here at Sequoia. We provide snack a... »

East Bay Chinese School Open House at Sequoia on Saturday, May 5

East Bay Chinese School Open House at Sequoia on Saturday, May 5

East Bay Chinese School is hosting an Open House for Sequoia students and parents on May 5 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. We invite you to observe a class session and learn about our mission and programs. East Bay Chinese School is a Mandarin school that offers language and conversation classes for youth and adults (Saturdays only). Classes run from 9 to 11:50 a.m. on Saturdays during the school year (Sep.... »

Sequoia Lost and Found

Sequoia Lost and Found

Remember to please label your student’s jackets, sweaters, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles and other items so the office may return these items to their rightful owners. All unlabeled belongings will be donated.   »

Dads’ Club Meeting: Thursday, May 3

Dads’ Club Meeting: Thursday, May 3

The Dads’ club is having its monthly meeting this Thursday at Red Boy Pizza on Leimert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and meet with us, where we will be planning for the May Movie night and getting ready for next year’s events. All are welcome. »

Fifth Grade Science Camp

Fifth Grade Science Camp

The Sequoia fifth graders will be at camp all next week, April 30 through May 4. We wish them a wonderful and safe trip. There will be no frozen fruit bar sales on Friday, May 4. »

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