• Sequoia Elementary School

    Sequoia Elementary School
  • Classroom events

    Classroom events
  • Drumming with Mr. Bob

    Drumming with Mr. Bob
  • Happy days at Sequoia

    Friends at Sequoia
  • Learning about nature

    Learning about nature
  • Library Time

    Library Time
  • Sequoia Sings!

    Sequoia Sings!
  • Walking school bus

    Walking school bus
  • Building great memories

    Building great memories
  • Awesome field trips

    Awesome field trips
  • Gardening

    Sequoia garden
  • Strengthening community

    Strengthening community
  • Mosaic wall: a gift to our community

    Mosaic wall: a gift to our community

Latest Announcements

Editor’s Note: Teacher Strike

Editor’s Note: Teacher Strike

The Oakland Education Association (OEA) has announced that Oakland public school teachers will go on strike beginning this Thursday. While Sequoia will be open, the teachers will not be there, and tha... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

I know many of you are feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or concern about the teacher strike and its impact on students and our community. The emotion and opinions around this event are just as di... »

Variety Show Coming March 16

Variety Show Coming March 16

If you signed up to be part of the Variety show, please mark your calendar to attend the mandatory events below. Participants will receive emails with specific arrival times. ● Saturday, Mar. 2 (10 a.... »

Please Take the CHKS Survey

Please Take the CHKS Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an important tool for us to learn about how kids, parents and staff are experiencing Sequoia. We analyze results every year and try to make positive change... »

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education

Sequoia participates in the Box Tops for Education program. When our school sends in the collected Box Tops, we earn 10 cents each to spend on anything our school needs. Squirrel families can help by ... »

Letter from Mr. Bertolo

Letter from Mr. Bertolo

Hello My Esteemed Squirrel Families: Right now, I know many of you are feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or concern about the potential strike and its impact on students and our community. The emo... »

Important SPTO Meeting Tuesday

Important SPTO Meeting Tuesday

Please plan to attend the Sequoia Parent Teacher Organization (SPTO) meeting from 6 to 8 p.m this Tuesday in the cafeteria. The meeting will focus on updating Sequoia families on the teacher contract ... »

Variety Show Schedule

Variety Show Schedule

The Variety Show auditions were held Feb. 2, and we had a great turnout! This beloved annual event lets students have a blast and show off their talents and creativity by singing and dancing, comedy, ... »

Presidents Day Holiday

Presidents Day Holiday

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, there is no school on Monday, Feb. 18. Please plan accordingly, and for more information about school holidays, see OUSD’s 2018-19 School Calendar (https:/... »

SSC Meeting Tuesday

SSC Meeting Tuesday

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

Golden Sneaker Contest: Feb. 25–Mar. 8

Golden Sneaker Contest: Feb. 25–Mar. 8

This fun annual event is all about choosing healthy travel options to get to and from school. The 2019 contest is just around the corner, and Sequoia is participating once again. Get more info on the ... »

Please Take the CHKS Survey

Please Take the CHKS Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an important tool for us to learn about how kids, parents and staff are experiencing Sequoia. We analyze results every year and try to make positive change... »

Hog Wild: Thanks for Bringing Home the Bacon

Hog Wild: Thanks for Bringing Home the Bacon

Thank you so much to everyone who braved the cold and rain to attend the 5th Annual Family Dance & Auction. We raised just over $30,000 to support Sequoia, just shy of our $35,000 goal, so bravo!... »

Sequoia Sings Wednesday

Sequoia Sings Wednesday

Sequoia Sings is this Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Don’t miss beautiful singing by our first graders, along with Mr. Bob’s drummers, plus school announcements and the monthly drawing. »

Dads’ Club Meeting Thursday

Dads’ Club Meeting Thursday

Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the Family Workday, especially to Chris Coffee for leading the way. Our next meeting is 7 p.m. this Thursday at Monaghan’s. We will focus on volunt... »

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