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Variety Show Shout Outs

Variety Show Shout Outs

Huge thanks to all the people who worked so hard to put on our fabulous Sequoia Variety Show last Saturday! We appreciate everyone’s dedication, generosity and passion for putting together this beloved event. First of all, thank you to all of the performers, and to the families who got them to every rehearsal and workshop. There would be no show without the courageous and talented young Squirrels who delight us with their performances every year. Thank you to our core team of volunteers: Kara deKiernon, Leonardo Deterer, Jason Gumataotao, Joe Hayes, Carlos La Roche, Kyra Lilien, Luke Milich, Damion Mosier-Tidd, Jess O’Brien, Keith Ogden, Josh Phillips and JD Sellman. Many thanks to everyone ... »

Important Parent Meeting Apr. 8

Important Parent Meeting Apr. 8

As he announced last week, Mr. Bertolo will be transitioning at the end of this school year. This will be a significant change for the Sequoia community, yet the successes we have built will have a lasting impact on the positive school culture and rigorous instructional program we have established together. To identify and select the best candidates for our new principal, Sequoia will select members from the teachers, staff, parents and community to form a Principal Recommendation Committee (PRC). Please attend an important meeting on Monday, Apr. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school library, where the responsibilities of the PRC will be explained and community members selected for the committe... »

Readathon in April: We Need You

Readathon in April: We Need You

The annual Sequoia Readathon is a wonderful, week-long celebration of reading that will run this year from Apr. 5 to 15. Kids tally their minutes read over 10 days. The Spring Book Fair happens that week. There’s Family Reading Night (Apr. 11). And on D.E.A.R. Day (Apr. 12), kids come to school in pajamas or dressed as their favorite literary character, and guest readers come read books they love. (We also sell Peet’s Coffee & La Farine pastries to grown-up Squirrels in the morning!) Everything culminates in the Readers’ Tea potluck celebration for our top readers. The Readathon is also the last big Sequoia fundraiser of the year, and this year it’s crucial. SPTO would like to rais... »

Book Fair April 8–12

Book Fair April 8–12

The Spring Book Fair is coming soon, and we need volunteers. This fantastic event the week of Apr. 8–12 is run by Sequoia parents. Setup is Apr. 5 after school. The Book Fair is a great additional resource for Sequoia, with 50–60% of what we sell coming back to Sequoia classrooms in the form of new books for students to read, take home and enjoy. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities, dates and times: April 3: After school, helping to hang posters/signs. April 5:  Setup Friday after school from 3 to 5 p.m. April 8 and 9: Classroom Preview 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: open fair duties, handing out clipboards and paper and collecting teachers wish lists. April 8–12: (a) Opening the fair and ... »

Shout Outs

Shout Outs

Thank you TK & K!Donations: Zev, Bobbie, Pablo Jimenez, Grace, Tzionah, Nana Mary, Amy, Annie, AbileneGreen Bags: AmyBox Tops: LukasClassroom help and support: Grandma Janet, Tzionah, Ashley, Emily, Adeline, MelindaMotor Skills: Grandma Janet, Ms. J, Nate, Rachel, Tracey, Macy, Alice Snack setup: Elaine, Bobby, Dan, Ashley, AdelineSnack: Gwyneth, Ellie, Ezra, Grace, Henry »

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