Volunteering

Thanks to Communications Team

Thanks to Communications Team

As we close out another year at Sequoia, I’d like to thank all the hardworking parent volunteers of our communications team: Virginia Afentoulis, Jenny Boyden, Elizabeth Hansen, Kathleen Hogan, Bobby Jordan, Doug Kearney, Tracey Kelp, Jesse Kelsey, Heather Pitman, and Issabella Shields. Special thanks to Kathleen, who is relocating out of Oakland, and to Jenny and Doug, who are moving on as ... »

Thank You SPTO Board Members

Thank You SPTO Board Members

At the May 21 year-end meeting, the Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) passed a budget for next year and established the school calendar. The SPTO also voted in the 2019–20 board (new members in bold): Co-Chairs: Aruna Sokol and Andrik Cardenas Co-Treasurers: Lynell Lacey and Andy Dreyfuss Co-Secretaries: Nate Landry and Charron Quintanar Fundraising Chair: [open] Volunteer Co-Coordinators... »

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Volunteer Appreciation Tea

Sequoia would not be the school it is without our fabulous volunteers! Anyone who has volunteered for Sequoia is invited and welcome to attend the Principal’s Volunteer Appreciation Tea. Please join Principal Bertolo in the cafeteria on May 29 at 9 a.m. »

What’s Happening in the Dimond?

What’s Happening in the Dimond?

Join your neighbors at the Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) bi-monthly community meeting and Volunteer Fair at the Dimond Library on Jun. 5 at 7 p.m. Local organizations will present volunteer opportunities in the Dimond. Learn how you can make a positive difference in your community. Choose something that takes a few hours or a longer-term commitment, now or in the future. All are welcome. Li... »

Need Volunteers for Registration Week: Jul. 29–Aug. 2

Need Volunteers for Registration Week: Jul. 29–Aug. 2

Angelina needs family volunteers for a few hours for all five registration days before school starts. Here is the schedule: Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.) Wed: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (lunch 2–3 p.m.) If you can help for a half day or a full day, please email angelina.bazan@ousd.org. »

Shout Outs

Shout Outs

Thank you TK & K! Donations: Ms. Nubia, Ms. Angelina, Ezra, Lucus, Roni Love, Liliana and family Classroom help and support: Grandma Janet, Casey, Sarah, Mr. Bertolo Motor Skills: Ms. J, Elana, Grandma Janet, Nate, Jeremy, Jen, Nathaniel, Mary Snack setup: Ashley, Ofer Snack: Sienna, Xavier »

Bakers Needed

Bakers Needed

To help fuel all the bidding and boogieing at the Family Dance & Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 9, there will be a bake sale to raise money for the fourth and fifth grade classes to attend camp. Please help us make this fundraiser a success by contributing something (or several somethings): cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies… We’ll take it all! If you don’t bake, you can still... »

Sequoia Family Workday Jan. 26

Sequoia Family Workday Jan. 26

Hello and Happy New Year! The Dads’ Club would love to invite any and all families to come out Jan. 26 for our winter workday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the school yard. We will be tackling projects that our wonderful teachers have asked of us. All you need to bring is yourself. Hope to see you there! Questions? Email Jason Gumataotao at thegumataotaos@gmail.com or Brian Keeffe at briankeeffe@gmail... »

Dads’ Club Meeting and Workday

Dads’ Club Meeting and Workday

We have two events this month, and all parents are welcome! Monthly meeting: Thursday, Jan. 10, at Monaghan’s, Mountain Blvd., 7 p.m. (note time change) Sequoia Family Workday, sponsored by the Dads’ Club: Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Questions? Email Jason Gumataotao at thegumataotaos@gmail.com or Brian Keeffe at briankeeffe@gmail.com. »

MLK Oratorical Assembly Jan. 23

MLK Oratorical Assembly Jan. 23

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The evening performance will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the night before the daytime assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Forty years ago the MLK Oratorical was founded as a way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by showcasing students’ public speaking skills. Teachers and students are already working on selecting their pieces for the competition. We have an all-star ... »

SSC Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11

SSC Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11

The School Site Council (SSC) decides how to spend Title I money on programs/priorities that will best serve Sequoia students. Please come to the next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the library. »

Thank You for Another Successful ArtSPARK

Thank You for Another Successful ArtSPARK

Thank you to all of the volunteers who pitched in to help make ArtSPARK happen. Our student art show is truly a reflection of our fantastic community. We felt your kid power. If you missed the Saturday event, classrooms will have an opportunity to view the show on Monday and Tuesday. Remember to pick-up your art on Tuesday, Dec. 4 after school. We also need hands dismantling the event on Tuesday a... »

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