All-in-One Day is Tuesday, Aug 14th!

The much-anticipated All-in-One Day is almost here!  Join us on Tuesday, Aug 14th to learn more about our Sequoia Parents Association (SPA), find out about extracurricular activities for your children, get info from Day Care and the Cafeteria, donate to SPA, learn about Outdoor Ed, buy tickets to our annual Gala, pre-order yearbooks, and of course find out your kids’ teacher assignments!

We will have two sessions available for parents to attend: the morning session from 8am-12pm, and the evening session from 5-7pm.  No registrations will be allowed outside of these times.  We can accept cash, checks, or credit cards for payments.

Please find additional information and download all AIOD forms and flyers from the SPA website here: sequoiaparentsassociation.com/aiod

Important: You MUST bring your child’s completed and signed Student Demographic Form with you to All-in-One Day.  Please be sure you have received this form (one per student) in the mail; if you have not received it, please contact the school office immediately.

We will also be collecting Box Tops at AIOD.  This is a great way to easily raise a little extra money for SPA.  Please bring in any Box Tops you’ve collected over the summer with you to AIOD!

Please remember that the school parking lot is for staff only; Tuesday is a work day for our teachers and staff.  Thank you for your cooperation!

If you will NOT be able to attend All-in-One Day, please contact the office to be sure they are aware of that in advance.  In addition, the staff must have received your student’s Demographic Form in the office before the classroom assignment can be given out (starting on Wednesday, 8/15).

Thanks for your support of Sequoia and SPA; here’s to a great 2018-19 school year!

 

Posted in AIOD, eBlast, General, Sequoia

Box Top Collections

Have you been collecting Box Tops all summer and running out of baggies. to put them in? Bring them to AIOD on Tuesday!! We’ll have a basket in the MUR for you to put them in. Please make sure they haven’t expired.

Box Tops held us raise nearly $3000 every school year!

Posted in AIOD, Box Tops, Sequoia

AIOD is Tomorrow!

Some quick reminders for All-in-One Day tomorrow, Tuesday 8/14:

  • All parents/families should plan to attend.  We encourage you to leave your kids at home, if possible.
  • There are two AIOD sessions: morning session (8am-12pm), and evening session (5-7pm).
  • Please find additional information and download all AIOD forms and flyers from the SPA website here: sequoiaparentsassociation.com/aiod
  • Important: You MUST bring your child’s completed and signed Student Demographic Form with you to All-in-One Day.
  • We can accept cash, checks, or credit cards for payments and donations.
  • Bring your Box Tops and any donations for the Food Drive.
  • Please remember that the school parking lot is for staff only; Tuesday is a work day for our teachers and staff.

Thanks for your support of Sequoia and SPA; here’s to a great 2018-19 school year!

 

Posted in AIOD, Sequoia

Learn Negative Effects of Social Media (Parent Course) with Josh from SmartSocial.com

Learn Negative Effects of Social Media (Parent Course)
An online session by Josh from SmartSocial.com

Wednesday, August 15th at 1PM Pacific (4PM Eastern)  – Live online safety session for parents and educators.

This free session will cover:

  • Frustrations parents have with social media and screen time (and what parents are searching for online)
  • How screen time addiction affects students
  • 3 step plan for overcoming social media addiction (and using screen time as a purpose instead of a pass time)
  • Ways for parents to prevent screen time addiction
  • FOMO definition, warning signs and safety tips
  • Gamification definition
  • Cyber Bullying warning signs and tips
  • How to set a good example for your kids online
  • Josh answer’s questions: Bring your questions and I’ll answer them live in Facebook

TWO FREE WAYS TO SIGN UP:
1) WATCH FOR FREE ON FACEBOOK: The class will be LIVE and hosted in our Facebook group FOR FREE https://www.facebook.com/events/2141935319428528/

2) PRE RECORDED: You can get immediate access to a recorded version of this video here: https://learn.smartsocial.com/courses/negative-effects-social-media

Posted in Seminar, Sequoia

HOPE Food Drive

MDUSD’s Homeless Outreach Program for Education or HOPE provides assistance to hundreds of students in grades K-12 who are homeless.  We would like to do a small part in helping by doing a food drive at AIOD.  The food will be distributed by MDUSD to those students in need.
The types of food needed are:
Instant Mac & Cheese, Cup-A-Noodles, Tuna/Crackers (ready to eat containers), Instant Soups, Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers, Jerky, Instant Oatmeal Packet (just add water), Hot Chocolate Packet (just add water), Healthy Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Breakfast Bars, Fruit Rollups or Fruit Snacks, Nuts, Fruit or Pudding Cups, Raisins, Cookies, Juice Boxes, Capri Suns, Bottled Water.

Click the HOPE Program Brochure to learn more
If you’d wish to make a monetary donation please click this link: MDUSD Donation 

Posted in HOPE Program, Sequoia

Art Appreciation

Explore the world of art with your child by volunteering for Sequoia’s much-loved Art Appreciation program. No experience needed! Volunteers are provided pre-scripted lesson plans and all materials to make your experience easy and fun. For more information please visit https://sequoiaparentsassociation.com/activities/art, sign up at Back to School night, or contact Margot.

Posted in Art Appreciation, eBlast, Sequoia

Shop AmazonSmile & Benefit Sequoia

Did you know that AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com?   The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Sequoia Elementary as your charitable organization of choice to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.  AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Alternatively, you can go to the SPA website and click on the Amazon link on the right side of the page, or go directly to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0113953.

With back to school shopping underway, now is the time to get your AmazonSmile account set up.  Every dollar counts!

Posted in Fundraising, Sequoia

Campus Clean Up Day – Sat, Sept 22nd

Saturday, Sept 22nd, is Pleasant Hill’s 14th Annual Community Service Day.   Campus Clean Up at Sequoia Elementary is one of the registered projects.   From 9am-noon, volunteers will be sweeping, weeding, picking up trash, and planting new plants.  This is a great event for the whole family.  We are asking volunteers to bring brooms, shovels, garden gloves, leaf blowers, and rakes.  We also are seeking donations of new plants.  To register as a volunteer, go to:  https://www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/forms.aspx?FID=158.  There is also a free pancake breakfast for all volunteers beforehand at the Pleasant Hill Park, sponsored by the Lions Club.   If you have questions, please contact: Dee Dee Tully.  Hope to see you there!

Posted in Beautification, Community, Community Service Day, eBlast, Sequoia

Supply Kits – Last Day to Order, June 30th

The countdown is here!  June 30th is the last day to pre-order your classroom supply kits for 2018-19.  Ordering your kits now gets them delivered to your student’s classroom by the first day of school.  Better yet is that you don’t have to go shopping around town to find all the items that you need at the last minute.  Take advantage of this great opportunity and order your kit(s) by June 30th.

Classroom Supply Kits

Posted in Classroom Supply Kits

Last Day of School Printable Signs

The last day of school is almost here!  Enjoy taking pictures with these printable signs to capture the moment as you head off into the summer sun!

Last Day of School Signs 2017-18

Posted in Sequoia