Welcome Miss Mary!

Our new Secretary, Mary Hasson, will be starting at Sequoia on Monday, 4/22.  Please stop by the office one day soon to meet her!  She is a Senior Secretary within the district and was an internal transfer; she comes to us from the Dent Center and has a lot of experience supporting MDUSD families.  Thank you in advance for the warm welcome you will give her to the Sequoia Community!

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Student Information Forms

Student Information Forms are available in the office, if a parent wishes to inform us about a specific learning environment for a student for next year.  The forms are in the document holders on the wall by the chairs.  This is NOT a teacher request form, and it is NOT mandatory.  Forms are due back in the office by Friday, May 3.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Info

We wanted to share some information about the IB Program that is coming to Sequoia Elementary!  There is a lot of info available online to help you to start familiarizing yourself with the program.

Sequoia Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School. We want to share with you the “IB Parent Pack” from the IB’s “digital toolkit.” This packet includes information about IB and the Primary Years Program (elementary school level).

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The digital toolkit can be found online here:  https://www.ibo.org/digital-toolkit/brochures-flyers-and-posters

You will see a “General Materials” section, which is a great place to start, as well as a section right below that one called “PYP Materials” — PYP stands for “Primary Years Program,” which is what Sequoia will become, so this section has more specific info about the IB program at the elementary school level.

As an example, here’s an overview of the IB Learner Profiles document, which describes how the program strives to develop internationally-minded, inquisitive, well-rounded learners:

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Sequoia Family Dance

Reminder that this Friday is the Famous Sequoia Family Derby Dance 6:30-9pm.
Dance the night away with friends & great music. Be sure to take photos with your besties at the photo booth!!  It will surely be a night to remember!
If you don’t have your tickets yet, don’t worry! You can still purchase for only $10 each!
Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with set up & take down.
Please click here to sign up to help:
Thanks and looking forward to a fun night!!
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Sequoia Family Dance

Reminder that this Friday is the Famous Sequoia Family Derby Dance 6:30-9pm.
Dance the night away with friends & great music. Be sure to take photos with your besties at the photo booth!!  It will surely be a night to remember!
If you don’t have your tickets yet, don’t worry! You can still purchase for only $10 each!
Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with set up & take down.
Please click here to sign up to help:
Thanks and looking forward to a fun night!!
Posted in eBlast, Family Dance, General, Sequoia

Dine Out at Chipotle TONIGHT

Reminder: Dine-Out Fundraiser for Outdoor Ed is going on NOW (4-8pm)!

Save some time tonight and pick up some tasty Mexican eats from Chipotle Mexican Grill in Pleasant Hill; show this flyer (or just mention the cause) and they will donate to Sequoia!

Chipotle OE fundraiser April 2019.jpeg

Posted in Fundraising, Outdoor Education, Sequoia

Sequoia Family Dance

Reminder that this Friday is the Famous Sequoia Family Derby Dance 6:30-9pm.
Dance the night away with friends & great music. Be sure to take photos with your besties at the photo booth!!  It will surely be a night to remember!
If you don’t have your tickets yet, don’t worry! You can still purchase for only $10 each!
Also, we are looking for volunteers to help with set up & take down.
Please click here to sign up to help:
Thanks and looking forward to a fun night!!
Posted in eBlast, Family Dance, General, Sequoia

Upcoming Dine-Out Fundraiser

Please save the date for our next Dine-Out fundraiser supporting Outdoor Ed!
 
Tuesday, April 9, from 4-8pm at the Chipotle in downtown Pleasant Hill. Good for take-out as well as dine-in (but NOT online orders). Please spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors! Thank you!
Posted in eBlast, Fundraising, Outdoor Education, Sequoia

Fifth Grade Promotion

The Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony and Reception will be held on Wednesday, June 5th (the last day of school) at 9AM in the MUR.  Planning is underway for this fantastic send-off for our 5th graders; if you can help with decorations, refreshments, or other aspects of this event, please contact Alison Chandler.

We are requesting a $10 donation from each student to help cover event expenses.  Donations can be made in cash or by checks payable to SPA (please put “5th Grade Promo” in memo). Each class’s room parents will collect them. Please send in your $10 donations by Friday, March 22, 2019.  Thank you!

We are planning to have a slide show at the promotion ceremony, and we need YOUR pictures!  Please use the Dropbox link below to upload your pictures. No login necessary. We request that you share several photos from grades K through 5th. Group photos are encouraged, and please also share one family photo per student. We’ll do our best to include as many of your images as possible.

https://www.dropbox.com/request/CJlFTtbqJl4sqoX7eFnV

Please complete your photo submissions by Friday, March 29th. If you have any trouble using Dropbox, please use this link (help.dropbox.com) for help or email snowrider72@gmail.com with any questions.

Posted in 5th Grade Promotion, eBlast, Sequoia

Do you like to have fun?

Well, we have just the thing for you!! Come join our Gala Team! We’ve already started planning for next year’s gala, and we’d love to have you on our team. There are lots of different jobs, big and small, so there’s something for everyone!

We just finished our amazing 14th annual gala, “A Night at the Derby,” and you’re probably thinking “Wow, planning the next one already?”  The answer is “YES, we are!”  Planning Sequoia’s largest fundraiser of the school year takes time and a lot of helping hands, and we can’t wait for the next one! Please consider joining us. If you’d like to help, please email sequoiagala@gmail.com with your name, email address, and phone number.  Trust me, you will have a blast helping make our next Gala amazing!!!

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