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Harvest Festival: Volunteers Needed

Harvest Festival: Volunteers Needed

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

Book Fair Helpers Wanted

The Fall Book Fair will be held the week of Nov. 5 immediately after school in the auditorium on Monday, Tuesday and Friday for about an hour (2:45–4 p.m.). Due to choir rehearsals on Wednesday, the hours will be 4–6 p.m. On Thursday, the Book Fair will be open 2:45–6 p.m. As always, we need volunteer helpers to set up on Friday, Nov. 2, and to break down on Friday, Nov. 9. A volunteer is also nee... »

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! »

Shop Good Eggs, Help Sequoia

Shop Good Eggs, Help Sequoia

This fall, 5% of every grocery order you place on Good Eggs (grocery delivery service) will go back to Sequoia Elementary! The first five new families to join the fundraiser from our school will receive a free flower bouquet. How to join the fundraiser: 1. Visit schools.goodeggs.com. 2. Enter the code SQUIRRELS and click “Shop Now.” 3. Add your groceries to your Good Eggs basket and ch... »

School Site Council Meeting Oct. 9

School Site Council Meeting Oct. 9

The School Site Council decides how to spend Title I money on programs/priorities that will best serve Sequoia students. Please come to the next meeting on Oct. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the library. »

Last Chance for School Directory

Last Chance for School Directory

Thanks to the families who sent in or filled out the online school directory form. We still have a number of families who we are waiting to hear back from. For returning families, we will plan on using your directory info from last year. Please let us know if you have any changes that you would like reflected. For new Sequoia families, please turn in your bright green form to your teacher by next ... »

Walk & Roll to School Day Oct. 10

Walk & Roll to School Day Oct. 10

Walk & Roll to School Day is next week. Time to think about alleviating traffic by walking, biking, scootering or carpooling to school. Try parking on Whittle, Fruitvale, Laguna, Wilbur or Damuth and walking a couple of blocks. Traffic around the school is rough; give yourself a break. While the official Walk & Roll to School Day is Oct. 10, you can walk or roll any day! »

Support Sequoia: The “Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall” Challenge

Support Sequoia: The “Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall” Challenge

Over the last four weeks, more than 400 students have turned in their Support Sequoia forms and helped us reach our goal of $80,000 for programs at Sequoia. Wow! Congratulations on a job well done! Most classes have already earned an extra recess by reaching the 100% participation. However, we are only at 93% overall participation. Since we are so close to our participation goal, we will count for... »

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