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Variety Show Schedule

Variety Show Schedule

The Variety Show auditions were held Feb. 2, and we had a great turnout! This beloved annual event lets students have a blast and show off their talents and creativity by singing and dancing, comedy, magic, juggling, playing music or performing skits. Here are the remaining key dates for the Variety Show: Wednesday, Feb. 13 (2:30–6 p.m.) or Wednesday, Feb. 20 (2:30–6 p.m.): Workshops! Registering ... »

Presidents Day Holiday

Presidents Day Holiday

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, there is no school on Monday, Feb. 18. Please plan accordingly, and for more information about school holidays, see OUSD’s 2018-19 School Calendar (https://www.ousd.org/cms/lib/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/3540/OUSD_Calendar_2018_ENG_final_rev0227.pdf). »

SSC Meeting Tuesday

SSC Meeting Tuesday

The School Site Council (SSC) decides how to spend Title I money on programs and priorities that will best serve Sequoia students. Please come to the next meeting this Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in the library. »

Golden Sneaker Contest: Feb. 25–Mar. 8

Golden Sneaker Contest: Feb. 25–Mar. 8

This fun annual event is all about choosing healthy travel options to get to and from school. The 2019 contest is just around the corner, and Sequoia is participating once again. Get more info on the contest here: http://alamedacountysr2s.org/plan-an-event/golden-sneaker-contest/. If you can help coordinate this year’s Golden Sneaker event, please contact Jennifer-Joey Smith at jenjoeysmith@gmail.... »

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.famil... »

Hog Wild: Thanks for Bringing Home the Bacon

Hog Wild: Thanks for Bringing Home the Bacon

Thank you so much to everyone who braved the cold and rain to attend the 5th Annual Family Dance & Auction. We raised just over $30,000 to support Sequoia, just shy of our $35,000 goal, so bravo! A special thank you to our sponsors, whose contributions covered the costs of the event, and the numerous volunteers who were able to make this year’s event the best yet. We could not have done... »

Dads’ Club Meeting Thursday

Dads’ Club Meeting Thursday

Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the Family Workday, especially to Chris Coffee for leading the way. Our next meeting is 7 p.m. this Thursday at Monaghan’s. We will focus on volunteers for the Variety Show. Feel free to reach out to us for any questions: email Brian at ​briankeeffe@gmail.com​ or Jason at thegumataotaos@gmail.com​. »

Bidding is Live!

Bidding is Live!

The Sequoia Auction is now open for online bidding, and getting busy! There are over 200 items and growing, with something to fit every interest, taste and budget. A couple housekeeping items to get out of the way: 1) To get started: If you already have a bidding account from last year you can sign in at the top of the home page, then make sure to verify your bidder and credit card information, es... »

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Technically today is the 100th day of school, according to the OUSD calendar. Due to school cancellation for the poor air quality in November, our TK/K classes will celebrate this milestone on the actual 100th day of classes at Sequoia, which is tomorrow, Jan. 29. »

Sequoia Auction: It’s Not Too Late To Donate

Sequoia Auction: It’s Not Too Late To Donate

Are you afraid you missed the deadline? Don’t fret, we can still take your donations. In fact, we need your help now more than ever. OUSD budget cuts are coming. Our goal is to raise $35,000 through the auction. The only way for this event to raise enough money is to have plenty of items and experiences available for the auction. This means we need more donations, at all price points, for al... »

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... »

The Sequoia Auction Needs You

The Sequoia Auction Needs You

It’s almost time for Sequoia’s annual Family Dance and (mostly) Silent Auction. This is one of three annual school fundraisers. It’s grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Last year we raised more than $30,000. Our goal this year is to raise $35,000. The hard truth is we are facing big OUSD budget cuts for next year, and we need your help. The Sequoia community must raise funds to fill in the g... »

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