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Welcoming Ada Carter, Sequoia’s new principal

Welcoming Ada Carter, Sequoia’s new principal

Please download the letter from LaResha Martin here Ada Carter_ Welcome Letter We will hold a “Meet and Greet” on June 17, 2019 from 5-6pm at Sequoia Elementary. Please plan to attend. »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Dear Squirrel Families: As one door closes and another opens, I have been reflecting on my time here at Sequoia. First, I want to thank you for everything you have done for Sequoia and for me personally. Our school is a better place because of all the work and effort of everyone here. You are truly one of those key pieces that makes a difference. Change is inevitable, however, and it is always a h... »

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 emotion and opinions around this event are just as diverse as our population. As a school community, we all play a critical role in the events as they unfold and transpire. I want to caution everyone to ... »

Principal’s Corner: Special Opportunity

Principal’s Corner: Special Opportunity

Hello K–2 Squirrel Parents! On Tuesday all families in Kindergarten through second grade are cordially invited to a very special event. This year, Sequoia joined the Kinder2College (K2C) program through Oakland Promise and the City of Oakland. Here’s the exciting news: as a result, all of our K–2 students will receive a College Savings Account (CSA) worth $100. On Tuesday, during a special K2C eve... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

There are some exciting things happening at Sequoia! We have teamed up with Oakland Promise (www.oaklandpromise.org) and are becoming a part of K2C (Kindergarten to College). What is K2C? K2C is part of the Oakland Promise and is working to ensure that every Oakland child will graduate from high school with the expectation, skills and resources to complete college and be successful in the career o... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Happy New Year, Squirrels! Welcome back from winter break! Here’s a friendly reminder to check your child’s backpack this week for a letter from me with school announcements and reminders. —Donald T. Bertolo »

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. ... »

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