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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 ... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Starting in November, we will offer opportunities for Sequoia families to learn from our coaching experts. Coach deKernion will join us for Breakfast with the Principal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the cafeteria. Coach deKernion will talk about how to support your child in reading at home and school. She will answer your questions about book levels, choosing appropriate books and how to engag... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

With our library clerk position cut, we need some volunteers to work on the library. Rachel Kinnon and Tracey Kelp could really use some support, as they take on volunteering in that space. They will be coming in Saturday morning to get an overall picture of what we need. If you are interested in helping here are their emails: Rachel Kinnon (rachel@amberbug.org) and Tracey Kelp (tlkelp@gmail.com).... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Squirrels! Back to School Night is this Wednesday. I look forward to showing you some of the amazing things that are happening at our school. We will start in the auditorium promptly at 6 p.m. ending at 6:30 p.m. From there I invite you to visit classrooms from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. I hope to see you there. Just a friendly reminder about Sequoia’s after school care program, Healthy Start. Our He... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Squirrel Families! The first week is done, and what an incredibly successful one it was for sure. Just a friendly reminder that there is no staff on site before 8 a.m. I know we had some excited children coming early, but it’s dangerous for them to be around campus without any adults. If you need to drop off before 8 a.m., please consider using one of the many daycare providers near campus. ... »

Principal’s Corner: Safety First

Principal’s Corner: Safety First

There is no parking on Hearst from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There have been some severely angry situations between parents, and dangerous altercations with parent parking and the buses. The only parking allowed there is for the buses and after-school provider vans. I know parking is horrible, but please use alternate areas and give yourself time to park and walk. Please pick up your kids on time after sch... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Dear Sequoia Families: A recent theft experienced by a staff member sitting in her car on Scenic Ave. reminds us that, while our school neighborhood is generally a safe place, it is always important to take precautions. As a reminder, be aware of your surroundings, even when sitting in your parked car. Roll up the windows and lock all the doors. Remember never to leave anything of value in your lo... »

Principal’s Corner: Sanctuary District

Principal’s Corner: Sanctuary District

Hello Sequoia Families: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning a major sweep through the Bay Area to detain undocumented people. According to the article, this may occur within the next couple of weeks. While raids are unlikely to occur in our school, we need to prepare to protect and support our families as well as meet the social-emotional ... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Sequoia Family Partners! I want to take the time to thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do to make Sequoia an amazing place. Change is hard, especially if the change is unexpected or drastic. This budget crisis has shown us that even in adverse conditions we are saved by our creativity and toughness. Through all of this, you have volunteered time, donated money, and c... »

Support Sequoia Water Balloon Mania

Support Sequoia Water Balloon Mania

We did it and got pretty doggone close to a 100% , so Mr. Bertolo called it! Mr. B will have to find his wetsuit because all the kids get to throw ONE water ballon right at him! (We may have a few extra for parents.) Here’s the water balloon schedule: TK and K: Wednesday, Nov. 15 Grades 1–5: Friday, Nov. 17 Please contact ariannewagner@gmail.com or the Dads’ Club (elemetal2@gmail.com) if you can h... »

Principal’s Corner for Oct 16-20

Principal’s Corner for Oct 16-20

Early Release Days This week we have early release every day.  On early release days (including our normal Wednesdays), if you are taking your child off school grounds before the bell rings, you MUST come to the office and sign them out. Teachers and cafeteria staff will not allow you to take your child if you do not have an early release slip or the office has not called. Our normal procedur... »

Announcement from the Principal

Announcement from the Principal

Hi Squirrel Families…Just a quick couple of announcements for you. *Know that we are following modified recess and PE days because of the air quality. With the heat and air quality index it’s hard to keep all windows and doors closed, but we are trying to accommodate and ensure the kiddos are safe. *Also, please be aware that thieves have been targeting unlocked cars. Yesterday we had ... »

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