Announcements

Last Chance for School Directory

Last Chance for School Directory

Thanks to the families who sent in or filled out the online school directory form. We still have a number of families who we are waiting to hear back from. For returning families, we will plan on using your directory info from last year. Please let us know if you have any changes that you would like reflected. For new Sequoia families, please turn in your bright green form to your teacher by next ... »

Minimum Days This Week

Minimum Days This Week

Students will get out at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12 for parent-teacher conferences. »

School Portraits: Save the Dates

School Portraits: Save the Dates

We are excited to announce that Roots & Shoots Photography will be taking school portraits again this fall! Save the dates: Thursday, Oct. 11: Grades TK-2 Friday, Oct. 12: Grades 3-5 Friday, Dec. 7: Make-up day In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we are offering electronic order forms this year. Here is the link to order portraits: http://order.roots-shoots.com/form-4062582/Sequoia. ... »

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. »

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 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... »

Sequoia Sings! September 5

Sequoia Sings! September 5

Our first Sequoia Sings event of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium, featuring the fifth graders. Sequoia Sings is a monthly event where Sequoia students gather to sing together as a community. Families are invited to attend. »

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

There is no school next Monday, Sept. 3, in recognition of Labor Day. School resumes the following day, Tuesday, Sept. 4.   »

Edna Brewer/Roosevelt Middle Schools’ 5K Fun Run

Edna Brewer/Roosevelt Middle Schools’ 5K Fun Run

What is the Fun Run? The Edna Brewer PTSA is proud to sponsor this year’s Community Fun Run and Fundraiser, a 5K race around Lake Merritt. This year, the Community Fun Run is a fundraiser for the Edna Brewer Middle School PTSA and Roosevelt Middle School. Proceeds from the Fun Run will help support great programs such as music, peer tutoring, woodshop, classroom technology and field trips as well ... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Squirrel Families! The first week is done, and what an incredibly successful one it was for sure. Just a friendly reminder that there is no staff on site before 8 a.m. I know we had some excited children coming early, but it’s dangerous for them to be around campus without any adults. If you need to drop off before 8 a.m., please consider using one of the many daycare providers near campus. ... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Welcome back, Squirrels! Thank you for being a part of our Sequoia family. You are an integral piece of our achievement story. My door is always open, and I want to make sure your family has everything you need to be successful. New Teachers Please join me in welcoming our wonderful new staff: Erin Turner: Inclusion Teacher Leah Aguilera: Grade 2 Teacher Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh: Art Teacher Christ... »

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