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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 »

MLK Oratorical: Practice Makes Progress

MLK Oratorical: Practice Makes Progress

Families are an important part in our students’ success in the MLK Oratorical Festival Competition. Squirrels have begun practicing in school and coaching resumes this week. Students must finalize their pieces with teachers by Friday, Jan. 11. Dr. King was a lover of both the written and the spoken word. The most important aspect of your child’s participation in this tradition is to experience the... »

“Hog Wild” Silent Auction & Family Dance Feb. 9

“Hog Wild” Silent Auction & Family Dance Feb. 9

We need you! Please donate items to the auction. We are really short on items this year and need a big effort from the Sequoia community to ensure that we meet our fundraising goals. Did you happen to receive some nice-but-not-”you” gifts that need a new home? Get duplicates of something? Have gift cards or guest passes gathering dust? Donate them to the auction! You can drop off donations in the ... »

Short Week Coming Up

Short Week Coming Up

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. »

Dads’ Club Meeting and Workday

Dads’ Club Meeting and Workday

We have two events this month, and all parents are welcome! Monthly meeting: Thursday, Jan. 10, at Monaghan’s, Mountain Blvd., 7 p.m. (note time change) Sequoia Family Workday, sponsored by the Dads’ Club: Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Questions? Email Jason Gumataotao at thegumataotaos@gmail.com or Brian Keeffe at briankeeffe@gmail.com. »

SSC Meeting Moved to Jan. 29

SSC Meeting Moved to Jan. 29

Please note that the next meeting will be held later this month, on Jan. 29, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the library. The School Site Council (SSC) decides how to spend Title I money on programs/priorities that will best serve Sequoia students. (Meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of the month.) »

SPTO Meeting Next Tuesday

SPTO Meeting Next Tuesday

Mark your calendars… The Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) meets next Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. Come join the discussion and learn more about how our fundraising dollars are spent at Sequoia. Childcare and dinner will be provided. »