Classroom News

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Please welcome second grade teacher Leah Aguilera to Sequoia Elementary! Ms. Aguilera is an educator living in Oakland. She has taught students from preschool through high school and has found a passion for training beginning teachers. Ms. Aguilera has taught in public and independent schools, in both urban and suburban environments. She is able to cross communies with ease and believes that treas... »

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Please welcome art teacher Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh to Sequoia Elementary! Dawline-Jane is an Oakland-based visual and teaching artist. Her work explores history, identity and the creation of a visual narrative. Her work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States and was recently featured in an article about artist activists in Teen Vogue. She is currently a Print Public Artist... »

New start time for grades 1-5

New start time for grades 1-5

NEW THIS YEAR: Grades 1-5 start at 8:30 a.m. TK and Kindergarten, as in previous years, start at 8:45 a.m. »

Minimum Week June 4–7

Minimum Week June 4–7

Please note that the last week of school is a minimum week. Dismissal will be at 1:20 p.m. all four days. »

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

In lieu of Lincoln’s Day Holiday and in celebration of Memorial Day, there will be no school for students on Friday, May 25, and Monday, May 28. Enjoy the long weekend! »

Chicks Chicks Chicks!

Chicks Chicks Chicks!

Do you like paying for eggs? Eggs are getting expensive y’all. So why not raise a chicken so you can get free eggs? There are eight chicks in Room 8 that need a home. If you are a family who is looking for a pet or like fresh organic eggs, come get a chick! Background checks not required; however, Room 8 hopes you will love and care for the chicks. Please email Ms. Phoi to reserve your chick... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Squirrel Families: It’s with a sad heart that I am announcing four of our staff members transitioning away from Sequoia. Change is always hard, but we wish our colleagues the best as they move on to other endeavors. Kristin Papania is our English Language Development Coach. She will be retiring at the end of year. She has worked tirelessly to support our second language learners, and has bee... »

Teacher Appreciation Week and Luncheon: Apr 30 – May 4

Teacher Appreciation Week and Luncheon: Apr 30 – May 4

There are two ways to participate and show your gratitude to Sequoia teachers and staff. Teacher Luncheon The whole school puts on a teacher appreciation luncheon, which will be a potluck provided by parents on Monday, Apr. 30, from about 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food can be dropped off in the teacher workroom anytime before 11 a.m. There will be coolers for the cold food. We will need a few parent... »

Fifth Grade Science Camp

Fifth Grade Science Camp

The Sequoia fifth graders will be at camp all next week, April 30 through May 4. We wish them a wonderful and safe trip. There will be no frozen fruit bar sales on Friday, May 4. »

100th Day of School

100th Day of School

This Friday, Feb. 2, marks the 100th day of school! Most classes will celebrate with a special project, and there might even be a party in your child’s class. Check with your child’s teacher for details. »

School Directory Updates

School Directory Updates

We are in the homestretch in completing the Sequoia Directory. Thank you to those of you who returned the forms back. For the returning students from whom we did not receive a form, we plan to publish the information that you gave last year unless we hear back from you by November 3rd. You can email me directly at melanie.kelsey@gmail.com with changes. For the new Sequoia families from whom we did... »

Thank you TK!

Thank you TK!

Thank you to everyone who has helped out! Donations: Malaya, Waylon Room Parents: Erika and Myisha Motor Skills: David and Leslie Book Organizing: Sharon Snack set-up: Arin, Tomoko, Sasha, Angela Lunch help: David Snack: Waylon, Eliseo, Jack, Madeline -Tontra Love »

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