Announcements

Help Select Our New Principal: Parent Meeting This Monday

Help Select Our New Principal: Parent Meeting This Monday

To identify the best candidates for our new principal, Sequoia will select representatives from the teachers, staff, parents and community to form a Principal Recommendation Committee (PRC). You are invited to attend a meeting this Monday, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school library, where the responsibilities of the PRC will be explained and committee members selected. »

Sequoia Sings! and Breakfast With the Principal Wednesday

Sequoia Sings! and Breakfast With the Principal Wednesday

Come hear our fourth graders perform at Sequoia Sings this Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. All families are welcome. Following the performance and school announcements, join Mr. Bertolo in the cafeteria at 9 a.m. for coffee and Q&A. »

Have You Ordered Your Variety Show DVD Yet?

Have You Ordered Your Variety Show DVD Yet?

We’re still singing all the songs and remembering all the great moments from The Variety Show! It was a fantastic night. Thanks to all of you for the work and support. The show may be over, but the memories will live on in our DVD. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, or want some additional copies for friends and family, please order now at http://sequoiaschool.net/calendar-events/ varie... »

Book Fair Apr. 8–12

Book Fair Apr. 8–12

The Spring Book Fair is this week. This fantastic event is run by Sequoia parents, and we need volunteers. If you can help, please email Michelle at duffdiaz@gmail.com (or just show up and ask how to help).   The Spring Book Fair hours are as follows: Mon–Tue and Thu–Fri after school from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. (after choir rehearsal)   Did you know that… &nbs... »

Important Parent Meeting Apr. 8

Important Parent Meeting Apr. 8

As he announced last week, Mr. Bertolo will be transitioning at the end of this school year. This will be a significant change for the Sequoia community, yet the successes we have built will have a lasting impact on the positive school culture and rigorous instructional program we have established together. To identify and select the best candidates for our new principal, Sequoia will select membe... »

It’s Showtime for the Variety Show

It’s Showtime for the Variety Show

Can you believe it? After weeks and weeks of rehearsals, your annual Sequoia Variety Show is happening this Saturday, Mar. 16, starting at 5 p.m. You do not want to miss our students’ amazing talents on display. Be there for all the singing, dancing, comedy, magic, gymnastics and more… including the legendary Dads’ Club secret act at the end of the show! Auditorium doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the... »

Family Computer Science Workshops

Family Computer Science Workshops

The Family Computer Science workshop series is sponsored by a grant from the National Center for Families Learning. The project is designed to bring families together across the district to engage in fun, hands-on workshops taught by Oakland Unified middle and high school computer science students. There are 3 workshops offered during Spring 2019. You can attend one, two or all three: Wednesday, M... »

Coming Soon: New Sequoia Communications Platform

Coming Soon: New Sequoia Communications Platform

A new parent communication platform called Moment will be introduced to the Sequoia community this spring. Moment will help streamline the school’s communication flow and build a sense of community throughout the school. The goal is to have all school, room parent and classroom communication on Moment starting next school year, 2019–20. Committees and other groups can also use it in order to keep ... »

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... »

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