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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 9th Please meet in the school lobby at ~8:45 AM. »

Thanksgiving Recess: No School

Thanksgiving Recess: No School

School will be closed for the week of Nov. 19–23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 26. »

Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall Postponed

Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall Postponed

Due to the poor air quality, this event is postponed until further notice. Each Sequoia Student gets to help tape Mr. Bertolo to one of the school walls! The tentative schedule for duct taping is as follows: Mr. J’s 4th: 8:30–8:45 a.m. 2nd: 8:45–9:15 a.m. TK-K: 9:15–9:45 a.m. 1st: 9:45–10:15 a.m. 3rd: 10:15–10:45 a.m. 4th and SDC: 10:45–11:15 a.m. 5th: 11:15–11:45 a.m. Here’s what we need to make this happen: Volunteers to help set up, get it started and guide the kids with a few basic rules (like no tape on the face) Pictures and/or videos to document the occasion Two sturdy milk crates for Mr. Bertolo to stand on Duct tape (fun patterns appreciated) Contact Arianne Wagner (ariannewagner@gm... »

Alameda County Food Bank partners with Sequoia and Cub Scout Pack 296

Alameda County Food Bank partners with Sequoia and Cub Scout Pack 296

Cub Scout Pack 296 participates in a food drive every November and we are reaching out to our own elementary schools for help. There will be an Alameda County Food Bank food donation barrel in the front entry way starting this week. Please drop off any unopened food items to help those in need. The food bank recommends donating the following (however any healthy non-perishable item is accepted) – Canned meats and fish – Low-sodium soups and stews – Nuts and beans – Brown rice and quinoa – Peanut butter – Whole grain cereal The Alameda County food banks assist 1 in 5 residents and many are young children. Please consider donating a few cans of food to help ... »

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 donate materials in the big red bin in the lobby. And Sequoia students – grab all of the art supplies you need! Mark the date! artSPARK is happening on Saturday, December 1st in Sequoia’s auditorium. Come see our Sequoia Student KID POWER! We will be collecting student art on the Monday f... »

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 classrooms get a sneak preview during the school day. This also allows the teachers to pick out their free books. Please contact Heather King at 510-846-5519 or email heatherking.lmt@gmail.com to volunteer. »

School is CLOSED Friday November 16

School is CLOSED Friday November 16

Greetings OUSD Students, Families and Staff, We are announcing now that we are CANCELLING school for tomorrow, Friday, November 16. The air quality across the Bay Area because of the wildfires has become worse, especially around some schools. After consulting with public health experts, we have determined the best course of action is to close schools and central office on Friday. This means there is no school tomorrow, and staff is instructed that the offices are also closed. Principals, please work with your custodial staff to secure your schools for next week’s holiday break. If you have a meeting or special event planned at school tomorrow, please work with your principal to reschedule. O... »

Girl Scouts Fall Treats Sale Tuesday

Girl Scouts Fall Treats Sale Tuesday

Yes, the Girl Scouts offer goodies in the fall, too! Support Sequoia’s Troop 33525 with the purchase of candies, nuts and snack mix at $5 per tin. Look for our booth in the playground area on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3–3:30 p.m. »

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 Aboites for pouring her heart and soul into the Harvest Festival for the fourth year in a row! Kyra Lilien, mom to Leo, first grade »

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