Announcements

Editor’s Note: Teacher Strike

Editor’s Note: Teacher Strike

The Oakland Education Association (OEA) has announced that Oakland public school teachers will go on strike beginning this Thursday. While Sequoia will be open, the teachers will not be there, and that means the newsletter will be on hiatus. There will be no February 25 issue. Please check the school website for news and information until the strike is over »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

I know many of you are feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or concern about the teacher 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 play a critical role in the events as they unfold and transpire. I want to caution everyone to remember that it is our response and reaction to these... »

Variety Show Coming March 16

Variety Show Coming March 16

If you signed up to be part of the Variety show, please mark your calendar to attend the mandatory events below. Participants will receive emails with specific arrival times. ● Saturday, Mar. 2 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.): First rehearsal (mandatory). ● 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! We’re still seek... »

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... »

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 ... »

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​. »

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies

Support Sequoia’s Junior Girl Scouts by buying cookies Jan. 28–March 3. Look for Troop 33525 after Healthy Start on Feb. 12 (5:30–6:15 p.m.) and in the yard after school on Feb. 15. Apoye a las Junior Girl Scouts de Sequoia comprando galletas del 28 de enero al 3 de marzo. Busque la Tropa 33525 después de Healthy Start el 12 de febrero (5: 30–6: 15 p.m.) y en el patio después de la escuela e... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

I’d like to remind families about the school behavior agreements from the beginning of the school year. All students are expected to comply with these agreements. Please review them with your student(s). After school, no student should remain on campus without adult supervision.​ Students will have an adult with them on campus after school (rather than being asked to leave after the bell). I need ... »

Sequoia Auction: Bidding Is Live

Sequoia Auction: Bidding Is Live

The live event is coming up this weekend, 5 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. But did you know that the online Sequoia Auction is now open for bidding? ​Returning bidders, sign in at the top of the home page​, then make sure to verify your bidder information. Haven’t signed up yet?​ Click “register to bid” at the top of the page and complete the form. IMPORTANT: Make sure to complete the mob... »

2019 MLK Oratorical Festival Wrap-Up

2019 MLK Oratorical Festival Wrap-Up

This year’s MLK Oratorical Festival was tremendous! Thank you to the entire community for your support of this event. We want to acknowledge the volunteer judges, all of the families, teachers, school staff and Mr. Bertolo who supported the event in the weeks leading up to and during the event. Special thanks to our tireless parent and grandparent coaches: Jessica Appelgren, Angela Aquino, Jan Goo... »

Shout Outs

Shout Outs

Thank you TK & K! 100th day centers:​ Ashley, Kay, Elaine, Adeline, Sophie, Sathya’s Grandma Donations:​ Xavier, Ashley, Karen, Lesieli, Jaime, Adam, Nicole, Kahleen, Ivy, Casey, Lukas, Jules, Olivia Box Tops:​ Zane Motor Skills:​ Grandma Janet, Grandma Kay, Ms. J, Bruce, Jen, Mary, Alice, Shabina, Pam, Harvest Classroom help and support:​ Grandma Janet, Trinity, Casey Snack setup:​ Bobby, Bar... »

Bake Sale Donations Needed

Bake Sale Donations Needed

We still need donations for the bake sale at the Family Dance to raise money for the fourth and fifth grades to attend camp. Please sign up at goo.gl/forms/b0xAlGRWAs27pUin2 or email Lisa Sutton at SFSuttons@gmail.com​. »

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