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Please Take the CHKS Survey

Please Take the CHKS Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an important tool for us to learn about how kids, parents and staff are experiencing Sequoia. We analyze results every year and try to make positive changes. This survey is translated into many languages because we want to hear from everybody in our community. We encourage you to take the survey online or on your phone (https://ousd-parent-survey.family... »

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education

Sequoia participates in the Box Tops for Education program. When our school sends in the collected Box Tops, we earn 10 cents each to spend on anything our school needs. Squirrel families can help by clipping physical Box Tops from hundreds of purchased participating products (see the list here: www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products), collecting them in a small sandwich bag labeled... »

Letter from Mr. Bertolo

Letter from Mr. Bertolo

Hello My Esteemed Squirrel Families: Right now, I know many of you are feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or concern about the potential strike and its impact on students and our community. The emotion and opinions around this event are just as diverse as our population. As a school community, we all play a critical role in the events as they unfold and transpire. I want to caution everyone to ... »

Important SPTO Meeting Tuesday

Important SPTO Meeting Tuesday

Please plan to attend the Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) meeting from 6 to 8 p.m this Tuesday in the cafeteria. The meeting will focus on updating Sequoia families on the teacher contract negotiations and discussing community planning for possible future events. We’ll also get an update on our fundraising and spending so far this year. Dinner and childcare are provided. »

Variety Show Schedule

Variety Show Schedule

The Variety Show auditions were held Feb. 2, and we had a great turnout! This beloved annual event lets students have a blast and show off their talents and creativity by singing and dancing, comedy, magic, juggling, playing music or performing skits. Here are the remaining key dates for the Variety Show: Wednesday, Feb. 13 (2:30–6 p.m.) or Wednesday, Feb. 20 (2:30–6 p.m.): Workshops! Registering ... »

Presidents Day Holiday

Presidents Day Holiday

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, there is no school on Monday, Feb. 18. Please plan accordingly, and for more information about school holidays, see OUSD’s 2018-19 School Calendar (https://www.ousd.org/cms/lib/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/3540/OUSD_Calendar_2018_ENG_final_rev0227.pdf). »

SSC Meeting Tuesday

SSC Meeting Tuesday

The School Site Council (SSC) decides how to spend Title I money on programs and priorities that will best serve Sequoia students. Please come to the next meeting this Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in the library. »

Golden Sneaker Contest: Feb. 25–Mar. 8

Golden Sneaker Contest: Feb. 25–Mar. 8

This fun annual event is all about choosing healthy travel options to get to and from school. The 2019 contest is just around the corner, and Sequoia is participating once again. Get more info on the contest here: http://alamedacountysr2s.org/plan-an-event/golden-sneaker-contest/. If you can help coordinate this year’s Golden Sneaker event, please contact Jennifer-Joey Smith at jenjoeysmith@gmail.... »

Please Take the CHKS Survey

Please Take the CHKS Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an important tool for us to learn about how kids, parents and staff are experiencing Sequoia. We analyze results every year and try to make positive changes. This survey is translated into many languages because we want to hear from everybody in our community. We encourage you to take the survey online or on your phone. (https://ousd-parent-survey.famil... »

Hog Wild: Thanks for Bringing Home the Bacon

Hog Wild: Thanks for Bringing Home the Bacon

Thank you so much to everyone who braved the cold and rain to attend the 5th Annual Family Dance & Auction. We raised just over $30,000 to support Sequoia, just shy of our $35,000 goal, so bravo! A special thank you to our sponsors, whose contributions covered the costs of the event, and the numerous volunteers who were able to make this year’s event the best yet. We could not have done... »

Sequoia Sings Wednesday

Sequoia Sings Wednesday

Sequoia Sings is this Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Don’t miss beautiful singing by our first graders, along with Mr. Bob’s drummers, plus school announcements and the monthly drawing. »

Dads’ Club Meeting Thursday

Dads’ Club Meeting Thursday

Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the Family Workday, especially to Chris Coffee for leading the way. Our next meeting is 7 p.m. this Thursday at Monaghan’s. We will focus on volunteers for the Variety Show. Feel free to reach out to us for any questions: email Brian at ​briankeeffe@gmail.com​ or Jason at thegumataotaos@gmail.com​. »

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