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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 that means the newsletter will be on hiatus. There will be no February 25 issue. Please check the school website for news and information until the strike is over »

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 diverse as our population. As a school community, we play a critical role in the events as they unfold and transpire. I want to caution everyone to remember that it is our response and reaction to these events that will determine how we emerge from the other side. While my first priority will always be student safety and need, I must also take into consideration the safety and need of teachers, support staff and parents. What is great about our Sequoia community is the genuine warmth and compassio... »

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.m.–3 p.m.): First rehearsal (mandatory). ● Thursday, Mar. 14 (6:30–9:30 p.m.): Dress rehearsal (please attend, all performances). ● Saturday, Mar. 16 (5–9 p.m.): Sequoia Variety Show! We’re still seeking new parent volunteers: Parents! Do you find joy or have some experience to share in advertisement, graphic arts, music or sound expertise or simply enjoy lights, music, dance and/or working with kids? Come join us or contact us. We have lots of info to share with you. It’s a really fun eve... »

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 changes. This survey is translated into many languages because we want to hear from everybody in our community. We encourage you to take the survey online or on your phone (https://ousd-parent-survey.family/Sequoia). If you would like help with the survey, please contact Heather Holland-Tucker via email at heather.holland@ousd.org. Thank you. Tome la encuesta a California Healthy Kids La encuesta California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) es una herramienta importante para que aprendamos cómo los niños, lo... »

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 clipping physical Box Tops from hundreds of purchased participating products (see the list here: www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products), collecting them in a small sandwich bag labeled with child and teacher name, and delivering to the school office. Angelina is our coordinator, keeping track of which students in each class submit the most Box Tops. »

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