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Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Starting in November, we will offer opportunities for Sequoia families to learn from our coaching experts. Coach deKernion will join us for Breakfast with the Principal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the cafeteria. Coach deKernion will talk about how to support your child in reading at home and school. She will answer your questions about book levels, choosing appropriate books and how to engag... »

Spirit/Rainbow Day Nov. 7

Spirit/Rainbow Day Nov. 7

Sequoia will have its first Spirit Day of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 7. On Rainbow Day, everyone will dress in an assigned color: Kinder and TK will wear red. First grade will wear orange. Second grade will wear yellow. Third grade will wear green. Fourth grade will wear blue. Fifth grade will wear purple. Teachers will wear their grade’s color, and special teachers will wear their favorite... »

Get Ready for artSPARK 2018:  KID POWER!

Get Ready for artSPARK 2018: KID POWER!

Calling all students and parent volunteers for Sequoia’s annual art show, artSPARK, happening this year on Saturday, Dec. 1. Parents, artSPARK is the sort of kid-centric, community supported event that keeps Sequoia an extraordinary place for our kids. We need you to volunteer. Can you help share posters and postcards with the community? Are you a wiz with labels? Can you harness the stash of art ... »

Sequoia Exclusive Discount at Mountain Hardwear

Sequoia Exclusive Discount at Mountain Hardwear

We have partnered again with the Mountain Hardwear employee store in Richmond, where Sequoia family and friends can buy merchandise for 50% off retail. Ten percent of purchases made by Sequoia families and friends goes directly to our school. The store carries winter snow clothes, as well as fall and winter everyday wear and outdoor items like tents, backpacks, water bottles and gloves. Brands inc... »

Webmaster(s) Needed

Webmaster(s) Needed

Sequoia is looking for one or more interested individuals to take over webmaster duties in preparation for our current webmaster moving on after this year. Duties involve updating information at the start of each year and working with the communications team to keep our site up to date. It is a great way to volunteer at Sequoia especially for those unable to be on site regularly. Time commitment v... »

Harvest Festival this weekend

Harvest Festival this weekend

Sequoia’s annual Harvest Festival is on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This very fun experience for children and families fosters the amazing connection between the Sequoia Community and the neighborhood. Please join us for games, pumpkins, jumpy house, arts & crafts, food, music, haunted house, sugar skulls, water balloon toss, frozen treats from Flavor Brigade and more! Come with ... »

Support Sequoia and the Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall SUCCESS

Support Sequoia and the Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall SUCCESS

We did it, Squirrels! Save the date and get out your scissors. On Nov. 9, Mr. Bertolo will be DUCT TAPED TO A WALL! Don’t miss this, kids. Parents, bring your cameras. Everyone come celebrate our success in raising over $80,000 by helping Mr. B make good on his promise of doing something outrageous! This money goes towards our overall fundraising goal, which supports Sequoia’s amazing ... »

Book Fair Helpers Wanted (UPDATES)

Book Fair Helpers Wanted (UPDATES)

The Fall Book Fair will be held immediately after school in the auditorium on Friday November 2, through Thursday November 8 for about an hour (2:45–4 p.m.). Due to choir rehearsals on Wednesday, the hours will be 4–6 p.m. As always, we need volunteer helpers to set up on Thursday, Nov. 1, and to break down on Thursday, Nov. 8. A volunteer is also needed on Friday to help the kids in the classroom... »

Halloween Festivities at Sequoia

Halloween Festivities at Sequoia

The Sequoia Halloween Parade will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on the playground. Teachers will be sending home specific information about their classroom parties and activities, so please be on the lookout for that information. Because the parade is in the morning and parties may not take place until after lunch, students should come in their costumes and have something to chan... »

SPTO Meeting Tuesday Oct 16

SPTO Meeting Tuesday Oct 16

Join us on October 16 at 6 p.m. for our monthly Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) meeting in the school cafeteria. Dinner is provided, as well as childcare, for free. This is a great opportunity for Sequoia families: to get involved with your child’s school to meet the new art and garden teachers to learn about SPTO fundraising to get involved with upcoming events to learn about efforts t... »

“America to Me” Screening Oct. 18

“America to Me” Screening Oct. 18

OUSD’s Office of Equity invites you to a special screening of the docu-series, “America to Me,” on Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m at The New Parkway Theater. This series is currently airing on STARZ and features the experiences of diverse students at a premier Chicago high school not unlike our own Oakland Technical High School. On the night of the screening, we will view an episode and then tal... »

No School This Friday, Oct. 19

No School This Friday, Oct. 19

This Friday, Oct. 19 is an OUSD school holiday. All schools will be closed. The district calendar lists the reason for this as “in lieu of Lincoln’s Birthday,” but you can just think of it as another excuse for a three-day weekend! »

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