Holiday Shopping with SPA BIZ

Still need to do some holiday shopping?  Check out our SPA Business Giveback program page for end of year specials!

For example, you can give your loved one the fantastic gift of an uncluttered home/office/ garage with services from our resident Certified Professional Organizer, Connie; get a bonus hour of service with the purchase of an organization package.  Got Wine?  If not, Derek has you covered; he’s offering discounted shipping on gift pack orders, plus join the Wine Club this month to be entered in a drawing to win a free wine tasting for 12 people at your home or office!

These and other great specials are waiting for you, and you’ll be supporting Sequoia small-business owners and SPA at the same time.  Happy Holidays!

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Gala Donation Station This Week – Wed 12/13!

The donation competition is heating up!  We will have our donation stations setup again this Wednesday 12/13 at both drop-off and pick-up.  You can donate without getting out of your car!  One of our volunteers can pick up your donations from you while you’re waiting.  Please mark all donations with your child’s teacher’s name, and the value of the donation.  Donation Station Locations in front of and behind the school, here:

DS locations

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STEM Fair is Approaching!

The Sequoia Elementary School STEM Fair is fast approaching! The Holiday Break is a great time to start working on your project. Project proposals will be due on Friday, January 26th! If you wish to be considered for the District STEM Fair, please see the Mount Diablo School District Guidelines here.

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Gala Donation Competition Update…

Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations so far…  We are way ahead of the pace from last year!  Keep it up!!

Total Value of donations submitted so far:  $8000

Examples of items donated so far: Vineyard wine tasting for 6; Trial memberships at: Marial Arts Center, Club Renaissance, Ultimate Sports, EB Sports Academy…;  Salon sessions;  Kid’s camps;  Sequoia Day Care Summer Sessions;  Photography Sessions; Signed Golden State Warriors memorabilia;  Tour of Pixar Campus;  Bottles of Wine;  Gift certificates.

Leading Classes in the Competition:  Torchia and Heaney (Way out in front).

Trailing behind with at least 3 donations each: Conrad, Gayrard, Kremer, Smith (Kinder)

More info:

Next Donation Station: Wednesday 12/13

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Do you own/work at a local business? (SPA Biz)

Meet the members of the SPA Business Giveback Program (SPA Biz).  Parents who own/work at businesses who support SPA fundraising:

Sunnie Paderanga – Rodan + Fields, Concord
Cynthia Radonich – Sweet Springs Rentals, Pleasant Hill
Connie Anderson – Anderson Organizing, Pleasant Hill
Darrin Cohune and Chris Jones – Got Watts Electric, Concord
Derek Mims – Boisset Collection/Wine Society, Pleasant Hill
Natalia Bello – Pampered Chef, Pleasant Hill
Aloke Lahiri – Divestry Artisan/Fine Crafts, Walnut Creek
Dan Franke – Cleary Bros Commercial Landscaping, Danville
Stella Winterbourne – Stelalala Photography, Concord
Michelle Balistreri – TB Plumbing, Martinez
Paul Caturegli – Sorrento Italian Restaurant, Walnut Creek

Check our SPA Biz for current discounts and offers, and to add your business to our fundraising team!

Posted in eBlast, SPA Biz, Uncategorized

Stocking up on Emergency Water Supplies

As SPA has supported many events over the past school years, we have depleted the supply of water bottles (at or near expiration dates) that were kept in reserve in the SPA bin.

In order to rebuild our Reserve / Emergency Water supply with fresh resources, we would like to request that Sequoia families donate enough water to result in two to three cases (36 bottles) being available for each classroom and in the office.

With recent events impacting schools around the nation, having an Emergency Water supply will assist Sequoia Elementary School in being able to have everyone on school grounds “shelter in place” if necessary.

Thanks in advance for your assistance with this effort!

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Dine-Out Fundraiser at Round Table Pizza – 12/6

Our next Dine-Out Fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, December 6th, at Round Table Pizza on Oak Park Blvd in Pleasant Hill.  Stop by for lunch or dinner anytime from 11:30am – 9pm.  Be sure to bring a copy of the flyer:



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Happy Cyber Monday! Don’t forget to…

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Posted in Community, eBlast, General, Outreach

Introducing our Newest SPA Biz giveback partner. Sweet Springs Rentals

Sweet Springs
SPA would like to welcome Parent Cynthia Radonich (Ollie’s Mom), owner of Sweet Springs Rentals in Pleasant Hill, to our SPA Business Giveback Group .  She has kindly offered 10% of her sales back to SPA fundraising efforts.  Please check our SPA Biz page for more details on other participating businesses, and to maybe get your’s involved.

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Donation Competition and Donation Stations!!

Here are the details for the Class donation competition.  Get involved, get donations, and help us raise money at the spring auctions and Gala!

Donation Stations are this Thursday (11/16) and Friday (11/17).  Drop off and pick up, two locations.  Look for the donation tables.  You can also leave your auction donations with your child’s classroom and we will arrange pick up.  THANKS!!


DS locations

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