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Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Technically today is the 100th day of school, according to the OUSD calendar. Due to school cancellation for the poor air quality in November, our TK/K classes will celebrate this milestone on the actual 100th day of classes at Sequoia, which is tomorrow, Jan. 29. »

Sequoia Auction: It’s Not Too Late To Donate

Sequoia Auction: It’s Not Too Late To Donate

Are you afraid you missed the deadline? Don’t fret, we can still take your donations. In fact, we need your help now more than ever. OUSD budget cuts are coming. Our goal is to raise $35,000 through the auction. The only way for this event to raise enough money is to have plenty of items and experiences available for the auction. This means we need more donations, at all price points, for al... »

Principal’s Corner: Special Opportunity

Principal’s Corner: Special Opportunity

Hello K–2 Squirrel Parents! On Tuesday all families in Kindergarten through second grade are cordially invited to a very special event. This year, Sequoia joined the Kinder2College (K2C) program through Oakland Promise and the City of Oakland. Here’s the exciting news: as a result, all of our K–2 students will receive a College Savings Account (CSA) worth $100. On Tuesday, during a special K2C eve... »

The Sequoia Auction Needs You

The Sequoia Auction Needs You

It’s almost time for Sequoia’s annual Family Dance and (mostly) Silent Auction. This is one of three annual school fundraisers. It’s grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Last year we raised more than $30,000. Our goal this year is to raise $35,000. The hard truth is we are facing big OUSD budget cuts for next year, and we need your help. The Sequoia community must raise funds to fill in the g... »

Teacher Contract Info Session

Teacher Contract Info Session

Want to learn about the current teacher contract negotiations, timeline and how to support teachers in meeting their demands? Join teachers and parents in the auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A few teachers will share about the current situation, what families can do to to show their support and additional information. Childcare provided. »

Bakers Needed

Bakers Needed

To help fuel all the bidding and boogieing at the Family Dance & Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 9, there will be a bake sale to raise money for the fourth and fifth grade classes to attend camp. Please help us make this fundraiser a success by contributing something (or several somethings): cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies… We’ll take it all! If you don’t bake, you can still... »

Sequoia Family Workday Jan. 26

Sequoia Family Workday Jan. 26

Hello and Happy New Year! The Dads’ Club would love to invite any and all families to come out Jan. 26 for our winter workday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the school yard. We will be tackling projects that our wonderful teachers have asked of us. All you need to bring is yourself. Hope to see you there! Questions? Email Jason Gumataotao at thegumataotaos@gmail.com or Brian Keeffe at briankeeffe@gmail... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

There are some exciting things happening at Sequoia! We have teamed up with Oakland Promise (www.oaklandpromise.org) and are becoming a part of K2C (Kindergarten to College). What is K2C? K2C is part of the Oakland Promise and is working to ensure that every Oakland child will graduate from high school with the expectation, skills and resources to complete college and be successful in the career o... »

Afterschool Enrichment Classes Winter/Spring session

Afterschool Enrichment Classes Winter/Spring session

Enrollment ends Jan. 22, head over to After-School Enrichment Classes to download the flyer! »

MLK Oratorical Is Fast Approaching

MLK Oratorical Is Fast Approaching

The MLK Oratorical Assembly will be held next Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the auditorium. The evening assembly is Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Families are welcome to attend both events. Please note that all students who are participating in the Oratorical Festival are expected to attend the evening performance as it is their only dress rehearsal. If you are interested in volunteering... »

No School Jan. 21 and Jan. 25

No School Jan. 21 and Jan. 25

Mark your calendars, Squirrels… School is closed on both Monday, Jan. 21 (for Martin Luther King Day), and Friday, Jan. 25 (for teachers’ Professional Development Day). School will be in session that week only Tuesday through Thursday. Frozen fruit bars will be sold on Thursday, Jan. 24. »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Happy New Year, Squirrels! Welcome back from winter break! Here’s a friendly reminder to check your child’s backpack this week for a letter from me with school announcements and reminders. —Donald T. Bertolo »

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