Enrichment Programs

Reflections on MUSE Orchestra

Reflections on MUSE Orchestra

Written by the Student Council Communications Team The MUSE Orchestra is like a music paradise for our band and string members here at Sequoia. MUSE, a free program open to all fourth and fifth graders, encourages their members to challenge themselves and work hard, but we don’t do it alone, we do it together. Ms. Vandervennet, Education Coordinator for the Oakland Symphony, says “play... »

Sequoia Afterschool Enrichment Spring Session Enrollment

Sequoia Afterschool Enrichment Spring Session Enrollment

Enrollment for Sequoia’s after school enrichment begins this week. A flyer was sent home with class descriptions, enrollment information, and deadlines. We have a variety of class offerings to choose from: Ninja and Circus Arts, Chess, Spanish and Mandarin language courses, Comic Arts, Craft Kitchen, Legos and Kinderbots. If you child is enrolled in Healthy Start or the CDC they can still pa... »

Join the Sequoia Choir

Join the Sequoia Choir

The Sequoia Choir has room for additional singers for the spring semester. Please contact Ms. Roth, choir director, in Room 5 (or at her email address of jacqueline.roth@ousd.org), if you are interested. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays, from 1:25-2:10, and will begin on January 24th. Tuition for the remainder of the year is $50, which includes a choir shirt. Partial scholarships are available. »

Support Sequoia Wrap-Up

Support Sequoia Wrap-Up

A huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard on our successful Support Sequoia fundraiser! Shout outs go to Hoa On and Arianne Wagner for overall organization, SPTO for its support, Gina Lewis and David Lee for managing the immense task of organizing and making the personalized labels, Dale Beevers for creating the hallway posters and classroom goal thermometers, Hoa On and her child’s sw... »

Sequoia Choir this week!

Sequoia Choir this week!

Calling all singers! If you are a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader there is still time to become a  new member of the Sequoia Choir, classroom teachers should have sent home permission slips to students who have expressed an interest, so please return these to me with your payment as soon as possible. Choir is limited to 40 members. Boys are especially encouraged to join! Choir Rehearsal start on Sept... »

Bring Archery to Sequoia

Bring Archery to Sequoia

Please help Mr. Inclan bring archery to Sequoia by donating to his DonorsChoose.org project. You can read all the specifics on his link: https://www.donorschoose.org/Mr.Inclan. He is already halfway to his goal and need your help to get him to the finish line. »

Call for Funding Proposals

Call for Funding Proposals

FOSS is accepting applications for mini-grants to fund your idea to improve the school experience for our kids. Applications are due to the Principal’s Inbox in the Sequoia office by September 30. The application (and requirements) are available in the office FOSS inbox or can emailed to you by contacting Lissette Gomez, gomezlissette@gmail.com. »

Notes from the Sequoia Library

Notes from the Sequoia Library

Greetings from the Sequoia Library! Sequoia students have started visiting the library. They come for many reasons — to practice reading, pick out special books, enjoy read-alouds, and to learn in the library setting. They are also starting to borrow books. Younger students might keep books in their classrooms, while other classes borrow books to read at home. They keep books for one week and then... »

Sequoia Sings and Breakfast with the Principal

Sequoia Sings and Breakfast with the Principal

Our first Sequoia Sings event of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Sequoia Sings is a monthly event where Sequoia students gather to sing together as a community, and families are invited to attend. Please join us as Mr. Bob leads the fifth graders in song. After Sequoia Sings that day, please join us for Breakfast with Principal Bertolo, 9-9:... »