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Variety Show Shout Outs

Variety Show Shout Outs

Huge thanks to all the people who worked so hard to put on our fabulous Sequoia Variety Show last Saturday! We appreciate everyone’s dedication, generosity and passion for putting together this beloved event. First of all, thank you to all of the performers, and to the families who got them to every rehearsal and workshop. There would be no show without the courageous and talented young Squirrels ... »

Important Parent Meeting Apr. 8

Important Parent Meeting Apr. 8

As he announced last week, Mr. Bertolo will be transitioning at the end of this school year. This will be a significant change for the Sequoia community, yet the successes we have built will have a lasting impact on the positive school culture and rigorous instructional program we have established together. To identify and select the best candidates for our new principal, Sequoia will select membe... »

Readathon in April: We Need You

Readathon in April: We Need You

The annual Sequoia Readathon is a wonderful, week-long celebration of reading that will run this year from Apr. 5 to 15. Kids tally their minutes read over 10 days. The Spring Book Fair happens that week. There’s Family Reading Night (Apr. 11). And on D.E.A.R. Day (Apr. 12), kids come to school in pajamas or dressed as their favorite literary character, and guest readers come read books they love.... »

Book Fair April 8–12

Book Fair April 8–12

The Spring Book Fair is coming soon, and we need volunteers. This fantastic event the week of Apr. 8–12 is run by Sequoia parents. Setup is Apr. 5 after school. The Book Fair is a great additional resource for Sequoia, with 50–60% of what we sell coming back to Sequoia classrooms in the form of new books for students to read, take home and enjoy. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities, dates a... »

Shout Outs

Shout Outs

Thank you TK & K!Donations: Zev, Bobbie, Pablo Jimenez, Grace, Tzionah, Nana Mary, Amy, Annie, AbileneGreen Bags: AmyBox Tops: LukasClassroom help and support: Grandma Janet, Tzionah, Ashley, Emily, Adeline, MelindaMotor Skills: Grandma Janet, Ms. J, Nate, Rachel, Tracey, Macy, Alice Snack setup: Elaine, Bobby, Dan, Ashley, AdelineSnack: Gwyneth, Ellie, Ezra, Grace, Henry »

Family Computer Science Workshops

Family Computer Science Workshops

The Family Computer Science workshop series is sponsored by a grant from the National Center for Families Learning. The project is designed to bring families together across the district to engage in fun, hands-on workshops taught by Oakland Unified middle and high school computer science students. There are three workshops offered during Spring 2019. You can attend one, two or all three: Wednesda... »

No School March 25–April 1

No School March 25–April 1

Spring break begins on Monday, March 25, and continues through Monday, April 1, Cesar Chavez Day. School resumes on Tuesday, April 2. No hay clases del 25 de marzo al 1 de abrilLas vacaciones de primavera comienzan el lunes 25 de marzo y continúan hasta el lunes 1 de abril, Día de César Chávez. La escuela se reanuda el martes 2 de abril. 没有学校3月25日到4月1日春假将于3月25日星期一开始,并持续到4月1日星期一,Cesar Chavez Day。 学... »

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. »

Special Olympics Mar. 20: Volunteers Needed

Special Olympics Mar. 20: Volunteers Needed

Sequoia will host its 3rd Annual Special Olympics event on Mar. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. The Special Olympics is a great event that teaches students about ability awareness, inclusiveness and empathy. As in past years, the event at Sequoia will include drills, activities and stations from TK through second grade, while fifth grade students support and teach stations. We need parent volunteers who can ... »

No School Mar. 25–Apr. 1

No School Mar. 25–Apr. 1

Spring break begins on Monday, Mar. 25, and continues through Monday, Apr. 1, Cesar Chavez Day. School resumes on Tuesday, Apr. 2. No hay clases del 25 de marzo al 1 de abrilLas vacaciones de primavera comienzan el lunes 25 de marzo y continúan hasta el lunes 1 de abril, Día de César Chávez. La escuela se reanuda el martes 2 de abril. 没有学校3月25日到4月1日春假将于3月25日星期一开始,并持续到4月1日星期一,Cesar Chavez Day。 学校于4... »

It’s Showtime for the Variety Show

It’s Showtime for the Variety Show

Can you believe it? After weeks and weeks of rehearsals, your annual Sequoia Variety Show is happening this Saturday, Mar. 16, starting at 5 p.m. You do not want to miss our students’ amazing talents on display. Be there for all the singing, dancing, comedy, magic, gymnastics and more… including the legendary Dads’ Club secret act at the end of the show! Auditorium doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the... »

SPTO Meeting Tuesday

SPTO Meeting Tuesday

The Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) will hold its monthly meeting this Tuesday in the cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. Come hear the principal’s update, discuss budget and fundraising issues and bring your ideas too. Childcare and dinner provided. All are welcome! »

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