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Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Squirrels! Back to School Night is this Wednesday. I look forward to showing you some of the amazing things that are happening at our school. We will start in the auditorium promptly at 6 p.m. ending at 6:30 p.m. From there I invite you to visit classrooms from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. I hope to see you there. Just a friendly reminder about Sequoia’s after school care program, Healthy Start. Our He... »

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Please welcome art teacher Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh to Sequoia Elementary! Dawline-Jane is an Oakland-based visual and teaching artist. Her work explores history, identity and the creation of a visual narrative. Her work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States and was recently featured in an article about artist activists in Teen Vogue. She is currently a Print Public Artist... »

Afterschool Enrichment Program

Afterschool Enrichment Program

Information on afterschool enrichment classes starting the week of Sept. 13 was sent home last Friday. The packet includes enrollment instructions, which is on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s enrichment classes include “How to be an Engineer,” Joke Factory, Chess, Guitar, Comic Arts, Legos and Spanish. If your child is enrolled in Healthy Start, you can still enroll in afterschool en... »

Sequoia Sings! September 5

Sequoia Sings! September 5

Our first Sequoia Sings event of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium, featuring the fifth graders. Sequoia Sings is a monthly event where Sequoia students gather to sing together as a community. Families are invited to attend. »

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

There is no school next Monday, Sept. 3, in recognition of Labor Day. School resumes the following day, Tuesday, Sept. 4.   »

Edna Brewer/Roosevelt Middle Schools’ 5K Fun Run

Edna Brewer/Roosevelt Middle Schools’ 5K Fun Run

What is the Fun Run? The Edna Brewer PTSA is proud to sponsor this year’s Community Fun Run and Fundraiser, a 5K race around Lake Merritt. This year, the Community Fun Run is a fundraiser for the Edna Brewer Middle School PTSA and Roosevelt Middle School. Proceeds from the Fun Run will help support great programs such as music, peer tutoring, woodshop, classroom technology and field trips as well ... »

Next Dads’ Club Meeting Sept. 6

Next Dads’ Club Meeting Sept. 6

The Dads’ Club would love to start off by giving a few shout outs. First, to all of those who were able to attend this year’s Welcome Back Picnic, especially the new families at Sequoia. Second shout out goes to all the Dads’ Club members that pitched in and donated their time to make this year’s Welcome Back Picnic an epic one for the books. Last, but definitely not least, BIG shout out to Luke M... »

Support Sequoia Begins Aug. 29

Support Sequoia Begins Aug. 29

We have many fundraisers at Sequoia, but the easiest and most fruitful is Support Sequoia. There is nothing for you to buy, sell or do except donate what you can. Watch for the Support Sequoia packet at the Welcome Back Night on Wednesday, Aug. 29. If you can’t make it, your student(s) will bring home the packet this week. Please sign and return the form and give if you can. Support Sequoia is our... »

Learn About Being a Room Parent

Learn About Being a Room Parent

Are you interested in helping in the classroom? Want to be an integral part of your child’s experience at Sequoia? Wondering how to support teachers? Volunteer to be a Room Parent! Sequoia Volunteer Coordinator Jenny Kimball will hold a meeting for all who are interested on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium. »

Volunteer With Sequoia

Volunteer With Sequoia

Volunteers help make Sequoia a great place, and we need your help. Volunteers are needed during school hours for the following roles: Salad bar parent leader: organize parent helpers and work with school lunch staff to get salad bar running again. Salad bar helpers: set up, run and take down salad bar, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. daily. Safety patrol parent helpers: work with our parent volunteer Dirk Willi... »

Back to School Night

Back to School Night

Sequoia’s Back to School Night is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. We will start in the auditorium with a welcome from Principal Bertolo. This is an event for grownups only; please leave your little Squirrels at home. Back to School Night is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and the other families in your child’s class. Check Sequoia’s Facebook page for more details abou... »

Calling All Sequoia Photographers

Calling All Sequoia Photographers

Our website needs your photos. We haven’t updated the photos on our school website in some time, and to keep things fresh we need some new photos. If you have any great photos that could represent our school environment or events, please send them our way at https://goo.gl/fLVU5U. All photos will be considered and the best chosen for inclusion across the site. If you have any questions, please con... »

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