Events

Harvest Festival: Volunteers Needed

Harvest Festival: Volunteers Needed

Sequoia’s annual Harvest Festival is on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This very fun experience for children and families fosters the amazing connection between the Sequoia Community and the neighborhood. Please join us for games, pumpkins, jumpy house, arts & crafts, food, music, haunted house, sugar skulls, water balloon toss, frozen treats from Flavor Brigade and more! Come with ... »

Book Fair Helpers Wanted

Book Fair Helpers Wanted

The Fall Book Fair will be held the week of Nov. 5 immediately after school in the auditorium on Monday, Tuesday and Friday for about an hour (2:45–4 p.m.). Due to choir rehearsals on Wednesday, the hours will be 4–6 p.m. On Thursday, the Book Fair will be open 2:45–6 p.m. As always, we need volunteer helpers to set up on Friday, Nov. 2, and to break down on Friday, Nov. 9. A volunteer is also nee... »

Halloween Festivities at Sequoia

Halloween Festivities at Sequoia

The Sequoia Halloween Parade will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on the playground. Teachers will be sending home specific information about their classroom parties and activities, so please be on the lookout for that information. Because the parade is in the morning and parties may not take place until after lunch, students should come in their costumes and have something to chan... »

“America to Me” Screening Oct. 18

“America to Me” Screening Oct. 18

OUSD’s Office of Equity invites you to a special screening of the docu-series, “America to Me,” on Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 9 p.m at The New Parkway Theater. This series is currently airing on STARZ and features the experiences of diverse students at a premier Chicago high school not unlike our own Oakland Technical High School. On the night of the screening, we will view an episode and then tal... »

Walk & Roll to School Day Oct. 10

Walk & Roll to School Day Oct. 10

Walk & Roll to School Day is next week. Time to think about alleviating traffic by walking, biking, scootering or carpooling to school. Try parking on Whittle, Fruitvale, Laguna, Wilbur or Damuth and walking a couple of blocks. Traffic around the school is rough; give yourself a break. While the official Walk & Roll to School Day is Oct. 10, you can walk or roll any day! »

Sequoia Sings! and Breakfast With the Principal Oct. 3

Sequoia Sings! and Breakfast With the Principal Oct. 3

Our second Sequoia Sings event of the school year is scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium, featuring the fourth graders. Sequoia Sings is a monthly event where Sequoia students gather to sing together as a community. Families are invited to attend. Please join us after Sequoia Sings for Breakfast with Principal Bertolo in the cafeteria from 9 to 9:30 a.m. »

Thanks to all Bike Day volunteers and sponsors!

Thanks to all Bike Day volunteers and sponsors!

Bike Day was a huge success this year, thanks to our Sequoia volunteers who staffed all the stations, and to our sponsors: La Farine, Verve Coffee Roasters, Tacos El Grande, Cycles of Change, Safe Routes to School, Bike East Bay, and the Bikemobile. We really appreciate everyone who came out to help, or even just to chitchat and enjoy treats while their kids learned to ride on two wheels, operate ... »

Movie Night, Friday October 5: Captain Underpants

Movie Night, Friday October 5: Captain Underpants

The first Movie Night of the year is Friday, October 5, with a showing of “Captain Underpants” (rated PG). Parents can check-in and drop off their children between 5:30-6:30 p.m. and pick-up by 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium. A dinner of hot dogs, fruit, vegies, and popcorn is included. The cost is $5 per child. The Movie Night open to all Sequoia students and their siblings. Parents can drop off the... »

Fall Potluck, Upper Grades

Fall Potluck, Upper Grades

Grades 2–5 will have their Fall Potluck this week on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please bring a dish if you can (with a serving spoon if needed): Main dishes: last names R–Z Salads/sides/vegetarian main dishes: last names K–Q Desserts: last names F–J Beverages: last names A–E (no alcohol please) If you can help with setup, please arrive at 6 p.m. Clean-up help is always greatly appreciat... »

Sequoia Fall Potlucks

Sequoia Fall Potlucks

Mark your calendars – it’s almost time for the Fall Potlucks! Let’s enjoy an evening together–reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and eat some delicious food! Potlucks are hosted in the cafeteria. Grades TK–1: Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30–8 p.m. Grades 2–5: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30–8 p.m. Please bring a dish if you can (with a serving spoon if needed): Main dishes: last names R... »

Bike Day at Sequoia, Sept. 16

Bike Day at Sequoia, Sept. 16

Bring that bike (working or not) and helmet out of the garage and join your friends for Bike Day on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the blacktop. Mechanics will get your bike fixed up and ready to ride. Take off those training wheels and learn how to ride on two wheels. Enjoy bike-blender smoothies, La Farine pastries and coffee from Verve Roasters. Customize your ride with decorations... »

Support Sequoia Begins Aug. 29

Support Sequoia Begins Aug. 29

We have many fundraisers at Sequoia, but the easiest and most fruitful is Support Sequoia. There is nothing for you to buy, sell or do except donate what you can. Watch for the Support Sequoia packet at the Welcome Back Night on Wednesday, Aug. 29. If you can’t make it, your student(s) will bring home the packet this week. Please sign and return the form and give if you can. Support Sequoia is our... »

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