School Supplies

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer pre-packaged school supply kits this year. There were a number of issues with our vendor last year, as well as a number of complaints from parents about the cost of the kits and the quality of the items included. Updated supply lists are below; happy shopping!

2019-20 Classroom Supply Lists

Shop AmazonSmile & Benefit Sequoia

Did you know that AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as   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 from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to 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 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

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

Posted in eBlast, School Supplies, Sequoia

Don’t Forget About Our Library

Dear Parents,

As you are shopping for school supplies over the summer or before school resumes in August, please consider supporting our Library needs in addition to your regular classroom requests.  Mrs. Conner, our Librarian, shared the following requests for the Library:

Dry Erase Clipboards

Posted in Classroom Supply Kits, eBlast, Sequoia

4th of July 5k Family Run – Benefit Sequoia

The 15th Annual Pleasant Hill Firecracker 5K Run & Walk and Kids 100-Yard Dash is a fantastic way to start the July 4th holiday!

Benefiting Pleasant Hill schools, the run has raised over $160,000 and continues to grow each year. When you register, you get to choose Sequoia Elementary as your designated school, so the net proceeds from all the Sequoia families who run will go straight to Sequoia!  WIN!

The family discount is pretty good, too!

So, gather up the family, dress in your best patriotic gear, and come join the fun on July 4th in downtown Pleasant Hill! Entry fee includes a commemorative race t-shirt!

Hang out after the race for the 4th of July parade!

Register here:

Posted in Community, eBlast, Fundraising, Sequoia

It Takes a Village

Happy Summer!!!

Sequoia Families,  can you help Mara and her family?  Mara is a dedicated Sequoia mom, former SPA Board member, and past Chair of our annual Gala.  Her daughter, Alyssa is in 5th grade, and her son Eli is in 2nd grade.  It’s time to be a village, and pay it forward!

We know the benefit event being held on her behalf on June 25th is at full capacity (it sold out in 24 hours), but we are still in need of donated items to auction/raffle at the event or even monetary donations.  Everything goes directly to Mara, and every donation counts!

Fellow Sequoia mom Yvonne Eberly is coordinating support for Mara and this event.  Her Venmo account is Yvonne-Eberly (if you want to contribute that way), or checks can be made out to Mara Solomon, too.  Let Yvonne know if you have questions.

Thank you Sequoia Families!

Yvonne Eberly
(Isabella and Andrew’s Mom)
415-867-2460 (Cell; ok to text)

Mara Solomon benefit dinner news letter June 2019

Posted in Community, eBlast, Outreach, Sequoia

Sequoia Elem Spring Pictures

If anyone is still interested in purchasing Spring School Pictures, they are still available online from Creative Imaging.  Please visit  You will need your student’s MDUSD Student ID# to use as your password to access your photos.

order school photos thumbnail

Posted in eBlast, School Photos, Sequoia

Cub Scout Pack 405 Summer Events

What are your plans for this summer?
Would you like your child to build confidence, try new things, and explore the outdoors, all while making new friends and having fun with family?  Cub Scouts is a year-round program that connects boys and girls to a host of fun and challenging activities.  Sequoia Elementary’s own Pack 405 meets throughout the summer, and we would love to have you and your child(ren) join us!  You and your family are invited to come and learn all about the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting and how you can be involved by joining Pack 405 at one, or all, of our summer events.  For more information, please email the pack at  See you over the summer!
Summer Time Events:
Learn about Cub Scouts Park Play Date 
Saturday, June 8, 10 AM to 12 PM
Ygnacio Valley Park
901 Oak Grove Rd, Concord, CA 94518
Scout Day with the Oakland A’s
Sunday, June 2nd, 12 PM to 5 PM
700 Coliseum Way Oakland, Ca 94621
Join the A’s for Scout Day on June 2! This event includes a pregame festival, parade on the field, and an exclusive Scout Day patch.

4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4, 8 AM to 12 PM
Please arrive at 8AM for check in.
Parade assembly area will be on Woodsworth Lane

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council: Muir-Briones Day Camp
Monday, July 8th 8:30 AM to Friday, July 12th 1:30 PM
1977 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette
Family Camp at Wolfeboro
Friday, August 2nd 5PM to Sunday, August 4th 11AM
Forest Service Rd 7N02 Hwy 4 Arnold, CA 95223
Posted in Cub Scouts, eBlast, Sequoia

Box Tops

Thank you to everyone who participated in our final Box Tops collection for this school year!  

The following are the winners by grade level and will each be getting a certificate for one dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts!! 

  • Kindergarten – Parker Ward-Mrs. Smith/Mrs. Marshall’s class 
  • 1st Grade –  Carleigh- Mrs. Erb’s class 
  • 2nd Grade – Samantha and Jakoub in Mrs. Joukoff’s class 
  • 3rd Grade – Cameron in Ms. Caragay’s class
  • 4th Grade –  Julia B in Mrs. Silva class
  • 5th Grade –  Ethan Crawford in Ms. Risken’s class

We also wanted to congratulate Ms. Anderson’s class for collecting the most Box Tops!  They will be treated to a popsicle party!! 

Congratulations to you all, and great work!

Keep on collecting those Box Tops, we will be collecting them at All in One Day in August!  
Thank you, 
Lupe and Jolyn 
Posted in Box Tops, eBlast, Sequoia

CodeFu Summer Camps

CodeFu, the vendor for our ACE Coding Classes, is offering a couple summer camp options this summer.  Please check out the flyer below and contact CodeFu if you’re interested!

CodeFu Summer Camp 2019 Flier (2)

Posted in ACE, eBlast, Sequoia

Summer Reading & Activity Challenge

Check out this fun Tic-Tac-Toe reading & activity challenge for your kids to work on over the summer!  Students can return the completed sheets to their teachers in August for class credit & a free book from the librarian!  Students should receive a printed copy of the form this week (last week of May).

SES Summer 2019 Learning Tic-Tac-Toe

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Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!

Last chance to order a yearbook! All yearbook orders are due by May 22nd. Please see the order form below for details. Please give the filled out order form to your teacher, or you can leave it in the office in the folder marked “Yearbook” along with your payment.  Please make checks payable to “SPA.”
Please note, we will NOT be selling yearbooks at Day on the Green. If you want a yearbook for your child, you must order by May 22nd.  Yearbooks will be distributed at Day on the Green, June 4th.
Questions? Please contact the yearbook staff at
Sequoia Elementary flyer for last chance to order yearbooks 2018 2019 year
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