Classroom News

No School Jan. 21 and Jan. 25

No School Jan. 21 and Jan. 25

Mark your calendars, Squirrels… School is closed on both Monday, Jan. 21 (for Martin Luther King Day), and Friday, Jan. 25 (for teachers’ Professional Development Day). School will be in session that week only Tuesday through Thursday. Frozen fruit bars will be sold on Thursday, Jan. 24. »

Short Week Coming Up

Short Week Coming Up

Mark your calendars, Squirrels… School is closed on both Monday, Jan. 21 (for Martin Luther King Day), and Friday, Jan. 25 (for teachers’ Professional Development Day). School will be in session that week only Tuesday through Thursday. Frozen fruit bars will be sold on Thursday, Jan. 24. »

Friday Is School Spirit Day

Friday Is School Spirit Day

Sequoia’s Student Council has declared Friday, Dec. 21 “Sleepy Day!” Bring your stuffed animals and wear pajamas. Hot chocolate will be available for 50 cents. All proceeds go to the Student Council to put back into our school. »

Winter Break Dec. 24 to Jan. 4

Winter Break Dec. 24 to Jan. 4

Sequoia will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4. School will resume on Monday, Jan. 7. »

Thanksgiving Recess: No School

Thanksgiving Recess: No School

School will be closed for the week of Nov. 19–23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 26. »

School Closed on Monday

School Closed on Monday

Please note that Sequoia will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend. »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Starting in November, we will offer opportunities for Sequoia families to learn from our coaching experts. Coach deKernion will join us for Breakfast with the Principal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the cafeteria. Coach deKernion will talk about how to support your child in reading at home and school. She will answer your questions about book levels, choosing appropriate books and how to engag... »

Spirit/Rainbow Day Nov. 7

Spirit/Rainbow Day Nov. 7

Sequoia will have its first Spirit Day of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 7. On Rainbow Day, everyone will dress in an assigned color: Kinder and TK will wear red. First grade will wear orange. Second grade will wear yellow. Third grade will wear green. Fourth grade will wear blue. Fifth grade will wear purple. Teachers will wear their grade’s color, and special teachers will wear their favorite... »

No School This Friday, Oct. 19

No School This Friday, Oct. 19

This Friday, Oct. 19 is an OUSD school holiday. All schools will be closed. The district calendar lists the reason for this as “in lieu of Lincoln’s Birthday,” but you can just think of it as another excuse for a three-day weekend! »

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. »

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Meet Sequoia’s New Teachers

Please welcome Erin Turner, the new inclusion specialist to Sequoia Elementary! This is Erin’s ninth year teaching and she is excited to be in a role with a focus on inclusive practices. She began her teaching career in New York City in an inclusion program in the Bronx. Erin moved to the Bay Area three years ago. She loves Oakland and is excited to be teaching close to home in such a positive, su... »

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... »

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