Announcements

East Bay Chinese School Open House at Sequoia on Saturday, May 5

East Bay Chinese School Open House at Sequoia on Saturday, May 5

East Bay Chinese School is hosting an Open House for Sequoia students and parents on May 5 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. We invite you to observe a class session and learn about our mission and programs. East Bay Chinese School is a Mandarin school that offers language and conversation classes for youth and adults (Saturdays only). Classes run from 9 to 11:50 a.m. on Saturdays during the school year (Sep.... »

Sequoia Lost and Found

Sequoia Lost and Found

Remember to please label your student’s jackets, sweaters, hats, lunchboxes, water bottles and other items so the office may return these items to their rightful owners. All unlabeled belongings will be donated.   »

Come to the SPTO Meeting Apr. 17

Come to the SPTO Meeting Apr. 17

Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, April 17, 6:00-8:00pm in the cafeteria. We will primarily be discussing our 2018-19 budget. Please come be a part of the conversation! Dinner and childcare are provided. If you have other agenda items you would like to have included, please email PTO co-chair Jenaver Goodman (jenaver@gmail.com) by Tuesday at 10 a.m. »

Playdate for Incoming TK and Kindergarten Families

Playdate for Incoming TK and Kindergarten Families

The first TK/K playdate will be on Saturday, Apr. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. by the Kindergarten play structure. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and for the kids to start to make new friends and get comfortable with the transition. Additional playdates will be held as follows: May 20, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. June 23, 9–11 a.m. July 15, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Aug. 11, 9–11 a.m. Feel free to contact ... »

Principal’s Corner: Safety First

Principal’s Corner: Safety First

There is no parking on Hearst from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There have been some severely angry situations between parents, and dangerous altercations with parent parking and the buses. The only parking allowed there is for the buses and after-school provider vans. I know parking is horrible, but please use alternate areas and give yourself time to park and walk. Please pick up your kids on time after sch... »

SSC Meeting, Apr. 10, SPTO Apr. 17

SSC Meeting, Apr. 10, SPTO Apr. 17

The Sequoia SSC meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 10, just after school resumes from Spring Break. SSC is scheduled for 5 – 6 p.m. in the library. Sequoia PTO is scheduled for Apr. 17, 6:15 – 8 p.m in the cafeteria. Childcare will be provided. Dinner served at 6 p.m. »

A Message From Our Teachers: We Need Your Support

A Message From Our Teachers: We Need Your Support

During this week of Mar. 26–29, Sequoia teachers will again be working only our contractual hours, and volunteering no additional hours of work (referred to as “work-to-rule” or “work-to-contract”). This was a united staff decision in response to the current contract negotiations between the Oakland Education Association (our union) and OUSD. The best way you can support OUSD teachers, counselors ... »

Dads’ Club Meeting, Apr. 12

Dads’ Club Meeting, Apr. 12

The Dads’ Club is having its monthly meeting on Thursday, Apr. 12, at Red Boy Pizza on Leimert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome. »

Happy Spring Break!

Happy Spring Break!

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, Mar. 30, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. Next week, Sequoia Elementary will be closed for Spring Break Apr. 2–6. School resumes Monday, Apr. 9. »

2018–19 School Year Calendar Approved

2018–19 School Year Calendar Approved

At the Mar. 14 regular meeting of the Board of Education, the Board approved the 2018–19 OUSD School Year Calendar. Download your copy today at ousd.org/districtcalendar. The first day of school is Aug. 13, 2018. »

Support Oakland Teachers Beginning March 26

Support Oakland Teachers Beginning March 26

Dear Sequoia Families, During the week of March 26-29, Sequoia teachers will again be working only our contractual hours, and volunteering no additional hours of work (referred to as “work-to-rule” or “work-to-contract”). This was a united staff decision in response to the current contract negotiations between the Oakland Education Association (our union) and OUSD. The best way you can... »

Readers’ Tea Volunteers & Food Donations Needed!

Readers’ Tea Volunteers & Food Donations Needed!

The Readers’ Tea will host about 45 kids on Friday, 3/23 in the Cafeteria beginning at 8:20am until about 10am. There will be breakfast foods & drinks, crafts, games, and a ceremony to honor each child for their great effort. For all this to go smoothly, we will need the following: 2+ Volunteers to manage the craft tables 2+ Volunteers to manage the food & drinks Clean up helpers! ... »

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