Events

Movie Night Dec. 7: “Home Alone”

Movie Night Dec. 7: “Home Alone”

The next Sequoia Movie Night is Friday, Dec. 7, with a showing of “Home Alone” (rated PG). Parents can check in and drop off their children between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. and pick up by 8 p.m. in the auditorium. A dinner of hot dogs, fruit, veggies and popcorn is included. The cost is $5 per child. Movie Night is open to all Sequoia students and their siblings. Parents can drop off the kids and enjoy ... »

MLK Oratorical Call for Parent Coaches

MLK Oratorical Call for Parent Coaches

We are putting the call out for volunteer support for the MLK Oratorical on Jan. 23. We need at least 12 parent volunteers to help coach individuals and groups of students. You don’t need to be a drama teacher to be a coach! Your main role is to build confidence in the students. We need parents who are available during the school day to pull students from class to practice over a three week ... »

Sequoia Sings! Dec. 12

Sequoia Sings! Dec. 12

Don’t miss Sequoia Sings on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. This month you’ll hear beautiful singing by our second graders, along with Mr. Bob’s drummers, plus school announcements and the monthly drawing for Golden Ticket prizes. This is always a wonderful time for our community. »

Prospective Sequoia Family Information Night, Nov. 14

Prospective Sequoia Family Information Night, Nov. 14

All prospective Sequoia families are invited to attend the Prospective Sequoia Family Information Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:15–8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Families will meet Principal Bertolo, along with teachers and parents who will introduce them to our vibrant school and answer questions. School tours will be held on the following dates: December 5th December 12th December 19th January 9t... »

Harvest Festival Thanks

Harvest Festival Thanks

Thank you to all the Squirrels who volunteered to make the Harvest Festival a great success. While building community and getting into the autumnal spirit, we raised more than $3,000 for our school! A big shout out to the bakers, booth volunteers, haunted house decorators and actors, room parents, SPTO/Dads’ Club, Mr. Bertolo and Nabisco the Goat. Huge gratitude to Heidi for pouring her heart and ... »

Share your arts & craft supplies with artSPARK 2018 – KID POWER!!

Share your arts & craft supplies with artSPARK 2018 – KID POWER!!

Clean out those drawers of extra art & craft supplies! Our Sequoia students need materials to create their artSPARK masterpieces. Collect your extra paint, brushes, paper, foil, glitter, ribbon, boxes, string, and trinkets and put them to quality use! We’d love as many students as possible represented in artSPARK, and for all kids to have access to supplies for their projects. You can d... »

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... »

Get Ready for artSPARK 2018:  KID POWER!

Get Ready for artSPARK 2018: KID POWER!

Calling all students and parent volunteers for Sequoia’s annual art show, artSPARK, happening this year on Saturday, Dec. 1. Parents, artSPARK is the sort of kid-centric, community supported event that keeps Sequoia an extraordinary place for our kids. We need you to volunteer. Can you help share posters and postcards with the community? Are you a wiz with labels? Can you harness the stash of art ... »

Harvest Festival this weekend

Harvest Festival this weekend

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 (UPDATES)

Book Fair Helpers Wanted (UPDATES)

The Fall Book Fair will be held immediately after school in the auditorium on Friday November 2, through Thursday November 8 for about an hour (2:45–4 p.m.). Due to choir rehearsals on Wednesday, the hours will be 4–6 p.m. As always, we need volunteer helpers to set up on Thursday, Nov. 1, and to break down on Thursday, Nov. 8. A volunteer is also needed on Friday to help the kids in the classroom... »

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... »

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