Announcements

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 »

OUSD Is Hiring Special Educators

OUSD Is Hiring Special Educators

In an effort to grow our own, OUSD has partnered with local universities to provide talented and committed OUSD employees an opportunity to pursue a special education teaching credential while working. Candidates who are accepted into the cohort may take classes in Oakland and access unique benefits. Start a new career today by filling out this survey: http://tinyurl.com/OUSDGrowOurOwnSpEd. To spe... »

Lost and Found Items

Lost and Found Items

Please take a moment and visit one of the Lost and Found areas to pick up any misplaced items before they are cleared and the items donated on Friday, Dec. 21. »

Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall Rescheduled for Dec. 21

Duct Tape Mr. Bertolo to a Wall Rescheduled for Dec. 21

The Duct Tape Challenge is BACK ON! Let’s kick off our holiday break right with a BANG . . . like taping our principal to a wall! The taping begins on Friday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. We need a few parent volunteers to help supervise the taping and make sure kids are following the rules (e.g., no tape on Mr. B’s head). Please contact Arianne Wagner at ariannewagner@gmail.com if you can hel... »

Picture Makeup Day Friday, Dec. 7

Picture Makeup Day Friday, Dec. 7

Makeup day for school portraits is this Friday morning, Dec. 7. If your child was absent on the original portrait day, Roots & Shoots Photography will automatically take their portrait on makeup day. If you are unhappy with the portrait in package you received last week, please have your child bring the package back to the photographer and they will take a new portrait, refill your package wi... »

Prospective Sequoia Family Tours

Prospective Sequoia Family Tours

The schedule for Sequoia school tours has changed. Tours will now be held on Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19 and Jan. 9. The Nov. 28 tour has been cancelled. All interested prospective families are encouraged to contact the school secretary to schedule a tour. »

Breakfast With the Principal Dec. 5

Breakfast With the Principal Dec. 5

Join Mr. Bertolo for coffee and treats in the cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. to be part of a conversation with parents and our school coaching experts. Mr. Bertolo will be talking about Toolbox. »

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 ... »

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. »

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 ... »

Special Breakfast With the Principal Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Special Breakfast With the Principal Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Join Mr. Bertolo for coffee and treats in the cafeteria right after Sequoia Sings to be part of a conversation with parents and our school coaching experts. This week’s event will be the first in a series of monthly conversations with our coaches. This week, Coach deKernion will talk about how to support your child in reading at home and school. She will answer your questions about book levels, ch... »

Sequoia Sings! Wednesday at  8:30 a.m.

Sequoia Sings! Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Don’t miss Sequoia Sings this Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. This month you’ll hear beautiful singing by our third graders, along with Mr. Bob’s drummers, plus school announcements and the monthly drawing for Golden Ticket prizes. This is always a wonderful time for our community. »

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