Thanksgiving Feasts Rescheduled

The Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 11/28.  All Kinders will be early friends that day and will have class from 8-11:35am.

The Third Grade Heritage Feast has been rescheduled for Friday, 11/30.

Please contact your teachers with any questions.

Posted in eBlast, Sequoia

Gala Volunteer Meeting

Please join us for a volunteer gala meeting tonight, Wednesday, Nov 14, at 7:00 PM in the Sequoia Library.
We are 109 days away from our event and need all hands to start planning.
Thank you!
Posted in Auction, Fundraising, Gala, SPA, Volunteering

Believe Kids Success!

Thank you to all the students and parents who picked up their orders on Thurdsay.  This was by far our most successful pick up we’ve had, Thank you!  I also want to thank the day care staff and all the volunteers who gave up their afternoon to help sort all the orders and deliver.  Thank you!

You should have noticed a copy of your order form in your bag or box of items.  At the bottom of the order form is the customer service number (888-816-1116) to call with any questions or problems about your order.  If there are any other questions about the fundraiser please feel free to email me.

Thank you again! With your help we raised almost $14,000 for Sequoia!!


Posted in Believe Kids, eBlast, Fundraising, Sequoia

Outdoor Ed Update

We are off to a great start, with around 25% of the needed funds already raised, mostly from parent donations, but also thanks to School Fundraisers such as Candy Leis, Emergency Kits, and Water Sales. To raise all of the money by March, we need to collectively raise about $6,000/month (including parent donations).

“What Can I Do to Help?”
1. Give the Gift of Outdoor Ed this Holiday Season!
Anytime is a good time to stop in the office and make a full or partial donation, but why not make this holiday truly memorable with the gift of a trip your child will never forget? Do you have relatives or friends asking what they might get your child for a present? How about suggesting a contribution toward their Outdoor Ed experience?

2. Grab a friend and help with the upcoming Fundraisers (promote via social media, volunteer as a cashier, be a point of contact, etc.):
Nov – Vendor Boutique Bake Sale on 11/29
Dec – Candy Grams
Jan – Wooden Roses
Feb – See’s Candy

Every child that wants to go to Outdoor Ed can go, provided the entire 5th grade can raise enough money. The trip costs approximately $400 per student. The majority of money raised comes from voluntary parent contributions, either paid in full or in installments.

Contributions can be made in the school office from 7:45am-3:30pm on school days, or send a check to school with your child (checks payable to “Sequoia Elementary); please put checks in an envelope labeled with your child’s name, teacher, and “Outdoor Ed.”

Thank you so much! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Teresa Healy (phone 858-602-2610) anytime. Mrs. Ricard is also ready to answer any detailed questions about medical and dietary concerns. Outdoor Ed is an amazing educational and developmental opportunity for our students, and it is truly designed for All Kids!

Posted in eBlast, Outdoor Education, Sequoia

Gala volunteer meeting

Please join us for a volunteer gala meeting on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Sequoia Library.
We are 117 days away from our event and need all hands to start planning.
Thank you!
Posted in eBlast, Fundraising, Gala

Teacher Conference Schedule (early dismissal) for December 10-21

The school office has posted the early dismissal conference schedule for the last two weeks of school before the winter break (Dec 10-21, 2018).  Please check the schedule and make any necessary arrangements for pick up, child care, etc.  Classroom teachers will be scheduling conference times with parents over the next few weeks.

2018 Conf Sched



Posted in eBlast, Office, Sequoia

Believe Kids DELIVERY – Nov 8th

The Believe Kids catalog orders will be delivered on Thursday, Nov 8th.  The orders will be in the MUR and available for pickup from 2:45 – 6:00!  Please don’t forget to pick up your orders, especially if you have FROZEN FOOD items.  The frozen food will thaw overnight and we do not have a freezer to keep orders!
We also need about 4-5 volunteers to help sort and distribute orders.  We will begin sorting after the students are finished with lunch around 12:45 and the big rush ends around 3:30.  If you have any questions or can volunteer please email me.

Thank you in advance! -Scot

Posted in Believe Kids, eBlast, Fundraising, Sequoia

Family Halloween Bowling Bash Thank You!

The Family Halloween Bowling Bash was a great success! We packed the house with ghosts and goblins; every lane was full of Sequoia Families! We used every single bowling shoe the alley had, made use of most of the bowling balls, ate our way through a million bags of popcorn, drank the drinks, and bowled our hearts out! Thanks to all the families who participated and for your patience with the bowling alley logistics; your flexibility and enthusiasm were a testimony to the great spirit of “family” we know and love here at Sequoia.

The costumes this year were amazing; look out for great photos in the yearbook! Costume contest winners are:

  • Best boy costume: Josh as the Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Best girl costume: Laura as the Grim Reeper
  • Group costume winner: Sesame Street Crew

We hope to see you all out for more bowling in the Spring (on Sunday, 4/28/19), and we wish you all a very safe and Happy Halloween!
Thanks for raising funds and fun for your school!

Gennifer and the SPA Board

Posted in Bowling, eBlast, Sequoia

Morning Volunteers Needed

The revised Settled Start program seems to be working well so far in the mornings before school starts.  Please remember that there is no supervision on the playground until 8am.  The cafeteria is open for breakfast starting at 7:30am, but there is only one supervisor on duty, and only students buying breakfast are allowed inside the MUR.

As part of the new Settled Start program, the school is seeking interested parents that can volunteer some time in the mornings to help coordinate activities for the kids from approximately 8:00 – 8:15am.

Morning Volunteer Opportunities:

Movement Center: Mrs. Erb and Mrs. Kawahara are happy to lead a Movement activity with students on mornings we are available. If you would like to help with this, or lead it on days they are not available, please let the office staff know.

Walking Club: We would love to explore a Marathon Club. This would require parent volunteers to coordinate and facilitate. The main responsibility is tracking the number of laps each participant walks. If you are interested, please let the office staff know.

Posted in eBlast, Office, Sequoia

Halloween Parade – UPDATE

The Halloween Parade is just around the corner!  Students are free to dress up in their costumes on October 31st (but please adhere to the costume guidelines).  Parents are invited to come watch as the kids participate in the annual Halloween parade!  The parade begins at 8:30am for 1st through 5th grades on the blacktop.  After the late Kindergarteners arrive, all of the Kinders and Pre-Kinders will parade on the blacktop at 10:30am.

Please contact the school office with any questions.

Posted in eBlast, Sequoia