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Shout Outs

Shout Outs

To the amazing Sequoia community: Thank you! We extend our deepest thanks to everyone who supported our community during the teacher strike. Everyone did what they could to keep our community strong and connected: volunteers on the strike committee; teachers, parents and students who walked the picket line; families who hosted co-ops and playdates; volunteers who created and staffed the Solidarity... »

The annual Sequoia Variety Show is just around the corner!

The annual Sequoia Variety Show is just around the corner!

Variety Show: It’s ON for March 16. Here are the important rehearsal and performance dates: Thursday, Mar. 14 (6:30–9:30 p.m.): Dress rehearsal (please attend, all performances). Saturday, Mar. 16 (5–9 p.m.): Sequoia Variety Show! Questions? Please contact Anna or Heidi at sequoiavarietyshow@gmail.com. »

Second Chance Auction

Second Chance Auction

Did you miss out on all the Hog Wild auction excitement? Or maybe you had your eye on something but didn’t quite get around to bidding? You’re in luck! We still have some fantastic items and experiences. Camps! Parent-sponsored events! Teacher-sponsored experiences!  Things that came in too late! We came up about $5,000 short of our fundraising goal; that $5,000 could make the dif... »

Strike is over, school in regular session tomorrow, March 4

Strike is over, school in regular session tomorrow, March 4

We are ready to greet students and return to our classrooms. We want to thank everyone who came out and showed extraordinary support for our teachers. Welcome back squirrels! -Mr. Bertolo »

Message from Mr. Bertolo

Message from Mr. Bertolo

I wanted to clarify some information about absences. This is directly from the district about attendance. Please read: • If a student is out due to the strike it is a “U”. If a student is out and the parents don’t contact you it is an “A-meaning we don’t know why the student is absent.” Both of these are truant events. As of now, A2A (The district’s automated at... »

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... »

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