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Sequoia Safety Patrol – Morning Dropoff Reminder

Sequoia Safety Patrol – Morning Dropoff Reminder

Our Sequoia Safety Patrol is developing nicely. Our students are strong and want to enforce the school’s safety plan. Soon you will see us on Lincoln and Hearst. We will complete our training when we return from winter break. We will start our 3rd grade recruiting campaign in January 2017. Our patrol will come to the 3rd grade classrooms for a 15-minute presentation. Interested students will... »

Winter Break December 19-January 2

Winter Break December 19-January 2

Sequoia will be closed for Winter Recess from Monday, December 19, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. School will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3. »

Sequoia Sings and Breakfast with the Principal on December 7

Sequoia Sings and Breakfast with the Principal on December 7

Our next Sequoia Sings event of the school year is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the auditorium. Sequoia Sings is a monthly event where Sequoia students gather to sing together as a community, and families are invited to attend. Please join us as Mr. Bob leads the second grade students in song. After Sequoia Sings that day, please join us for Breakfast with Principal Bertolo, 9–... »

Talking About Race and Racism

Talking About Race and Racism

Please join us for a two-part series of talks with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, a Harvard and Berkeley-trained child psychologist (and Oakland Public Schools parent) whose talks win raves at other schools. How to Talk to Your Kids About Race and Racism Part 1: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6–8 p.m. Part 2: Tuesday, Mar. 21, 6–8 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the school auditorium. Free childcare, Spanish tra... »

Bring Archery to Sequoia

Bring Archery to Sequoia

Please help Mr. Inclan bring archery to Sequoia by donating to his DonorsChoose.org project. You can read all the specifics on his link: https://www.donorschoose.org/Mr.Inclan. He is already halfway to his goal and need your help to get him to the finish line. »

Come on Down for Dimond Lights

Come on Down for Dimond Lights

Bring the family down to the Dimond on December 9, 5-9 p.m. Dimond Lights Fest will have an artisans bazaar, music and a kids’ crafts area. Bring along your lighted-up bikes, trikes, strollers and scooters and maybe win a prize, too! Olive and Oak Cafe (next to the Post Office) will have menu specials for the event. Running concurrently on Champion Street will be a closing reception and comm... »

Winter Choir Concert

Winter Choir Concert

Come enjoy the lovely harmonies of the Sequoia Choir as we sing about peace, love, and spirit! The daytime assembly takes place on Thursday, December 9, at 10:30 a.m. The evening concert happens on Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. The evening event will only last about 30 minutes, and will include some holiday sing-alongs, so bring the whole family! »

Bake Sale Fundraiser for 3rd Grade

Bake Sale Fundraiser for 3rd Grade

Please come support the 3rd graders with their bake sale fundraiser on Thursday, December 15, after school at 2:45. We will have delicious baked goods and snacks for sale. We plan on setting up by the cafeteria depending on weather. »

artSpark Food Donations and Student Volunteers

artSpark Food Donations and Student Volunteers

It’s almost time for Art Spark, our very own art show for students. The Art Spark team transforms the auditorium into a real-deal art gallery showcasing art made by our own kids. To really get that gallery feel, 4th and 5th grade volunteers pass around bite size morsels to the crowd of gallery goers. This year we are expanding the culinary arts aspect of the show. As always, we ask for food ... »

Minimum Days for Teacher Conferences

Minimum Days for Teacher Conferences

Sequoia will be on a minimum day schedule Friday, December 2 through Friday, December 9, with dismissal at 1:20 p.m. all week. After school, teachers will have conferences with parents to discuss students’ work and progress. Teachers will contact classroom families to schedule these meetings. »

Get Ready for artSpark: Upside Down & Inside Out

Get Ready for artSpark: Upside Down & Inside Out

Calling all students and parent volunteers for Sequoia’s annual art show, artSpark, happening Saturday, December 10, 3-5:30 p.m., in the school auditorium. Students: be a part of art at Sequoia! Bust out your ideas, deconstruct, innovate, and get inspired to create. This year’s theme is Upside Down & Inside Out. You can grab art supplies in the front lobby if you need them. Parents... »

School Photo Make-Up Day

School Photo Make-Up Day

The school photo make-up day has been pushed back two weeks to November 30. Photos from the regular picture day sessions are expected to arrive this week. »

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