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School Closed Friday, Sept. 28

School Closed Friday, Sept. 28

Don’t forget that Sequoia will be closed for students on Friday, Sept. 28, for a professional development day for teachers and staff. Due to the Friday holiday, fifth graders will be selling frozen fruit bars after school on Thurs., Sept. 27. »

Support Sequoia

Support Sequoia

Thank you for supporting our school’s biggest and easiest fundraiser! The Support Sequoia campaign started with a bang last week, as 46% percent of students returned their forms. So far you have raised over $42,000, putting us well on the way toward our target goal of raising $80,000 by Sept. 27. Your donations help pay for enrichment such as the weekly art, music, science, garden and library prog... »

School Site Council Meeting, Tuesday, September 11

School Site Council Meeting, Tuesday, September 11

The first School Site Council (SSC) meeting of the year, where new members will be elected, is on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. in the library. The SSC works with the principal to review and evaluate school programs and the school budget. This is a great way to get involved and make a difference at Sequoia. Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month. »

Cub Scout Information Night

Cub Scout Information Night

Cub Scout Pack 296 invites children of all genders in grades 1–5 to Information Night on Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Joaquin Miller Elementary and our Back to School picnic, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Pinewood Picnic Area in Joaquin Miller Park. Pack 296 is a fun, active pack with kids from several Oakland schools including Sequoia, Redwood Heights, Joaquin Miller and Montc... »

Sequoia Fall Potlucks

Sequoia Fall Potlucks

Mark your calendars – it’s almost time for the Fall Potlucks! Let’s enjoy an evening together–reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and eat some delicious food! Potlucks are hosted in the cafeteria. Grades TK–1: Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30–8 p.m. Grades 2–5: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30–8 p.m. Please bring a dish if you can (with a serving spoon if needed): Main dishes: last names R... »

First SPTO Meeting Tuesday, September 11

First SPTO Meeting Tuesday, September 11

Come to this school year’s first meeting of the Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) on Tuesday evening, September 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dinner and childcare provided. »

Family Work Day Saturday, Sept. 22

Family Work Day Saturday, Sept. 22

Mark your calendars and please join us in our first Sequoia work day of the school year, Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.–noon, sponsored by the Dads’ Club. We will have jobs for all skill levels and interests. We’ll need people aend to the gardens and some indoor projects and cleaning in the classrooms. There is no requirement to stay for the duration, so drop in for as much time as you have. Snacks an... »

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Please welcome second grade teacher Leah Aguilera to Sequoia Elementary! Ms. Aguilera is an educator living in Oakland. She has taught students from preschool through high school and has found a passion for training beginning teachers. Ms. Aguilera has taught in public and independent schools, in both urban and suburban environments. She is able to cross communies with ease and believes that treas... »

Bike Day at Sequoia, Sept. 16

Bike Day at Sequoia, Sept. 16

Bring that bike (working or not) and helmet out of the garage and join your friends for Bike Day on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the blacktop. Mechanics will get your bike fixed up and ready to ride. Take off those training wheels and learn how to ride on two wheels. Enjoy bike-blender smoothies, La Farine pastries and coffee from Verve Roasters. Customize your ride with decorations... »

Sequoia Choir Meeting, Sept. 12

Sequoia Choir Meeting, Sept. 12

Calling all singers! If you are in grades 3–5 and like to sing, please consider joining the Sequoia Choir. We will hold an informational meeting (required for new or interested students, and optional for returning students) on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 1:25 to 2 p.m. in Room 5. Classroom teachers will hand out permission slips to interested students this week. Completed forms and tuition payments ... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Squirrels! Back to School Night is this Wednesday. I look forward to showing you some of the amazing things that are happening at our school. We will start in the auditorium promptly at 6 p.m. ending at 6:30 p.m. From there I invite you to visit classrooms from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. I hope to see you there. Just a friendly reminder about Sequoia’s after school care program, Healthy Start. Our He... »

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Please welcome art teacher Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh to Sequoia Elementary! Dawline-Jane is an Oakland-based visual and teaching artist. Her work explores history, identity and the creation of a visual narrative. Her work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States and was recently featured in an article about artist activists in Teen Vogue. She is currently a Print Public Artist... »

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