PH Fourth of July 5K Fun Run

Once the again, the City of Pleasant Hill is planning a big celebration for the Fourth of July this summer.  The day kicks off with the popular Firecracker 5K Fun Run.  Here’s the cool part: the Pleasant Hill 4th of July Commission donates the net proceeds from the event to local schools; the amount of funds that Sequoia receives depends on the number of participants from our school.

During the registration process, participants will be asked to designate a Pleasant Hill school to receive the net proceeds of their registration fees.  So the more people we recruit to run on behalf of Sequoia, the more money we can raise!

Race Registration is already open at; save $5 if you register before June 3.  Please share with your family and friends and remind them to designate Sequoia Elementary as their target school!

Posted in Community, eBlast

End-of-Year Parties, Day on the Green & Last Day of School

First through fourth grades have their End-of-Year Class Parties coming up next week at Pleasant Hill Park:

    • 1st – Wednesday, 5/30
    • 2nd – Tuesday, 5/29
    • 3rd – Thursday, 5/31
    • 4th – Friday, 6/1

Day on the Green will be Wednesday, June 6. This is a time when parents can eat lunch at school with their children, kids can sit with their friends and sign yearbooks, etc. Per the school office, parents need to sign in at the office and can start setting up at 11am; school is still in session at that time, so please be considerate of noise.  Parents are asked to leave school when lunch ends. Please bring a picnic blanket, lawn chairs, etc. as lunch will be held outside on the field.

  • 1st – 3rd grades:  Lunch is 11:30am to 12:15pm
  • 4th & 5th grades:  Lunch is 12:00pm to 12:40pm
  • Kinders do not participate in Day on the Green

If you have not yet purchased a yearbook for your child, they will be sold at Day on the Green for $30 each.

The Last Day of School is Thursday, June 7.  Dismissal for Grades 1-5 will be at 12:00pm noon.  This is a recent change, so please make note.

All Kinders are early birds on the last day, and will be dismissed at 11:00am.

Promotion for 5th grade is at 9am in the MUR, with a reception to follow.  The ceremony usually lasts a little less than an hour.

Posted in eBlast, General

Final Reimbursements for the School Year

Parents and Teachers – Please submit all reimbursements to SPA no later than Thursday 5/31 to allow enough time for checks to be written and signed before the last day of school. Also, please note that reimbursements should be emailed in one .PDF file to the Treasurer or put in the Treasurer folder in the copy room. There have been several reimbursements found in other folders and can cause reimbursements to get overlooked. Thank you for your help with this and feel free to reach out to SPA with any questions.

Posted in eBlast, Treasurer

Volunteers Needed for Spring Cleaning FUNDrive – June 2, 2018

Hey, Sequoia families, it’s time for some Spring Cleaning!  We’re collecting donations of clothing and household goods on Saturday morning, June 2, from 9-11am.  Just drop your donations off at school that morning, or send them with a friend.  Please check out the Savers FUNDrive Flyer and share it with your friends and neighbors!

We also need a few volunteers to help collect and organize things as they are dropped off, and take all the donations to the drop-off facility in Dublin.  If you can help with these tasks, please sign-up.  Thank you!!

If you have questions, please see our previous post here, or contact

Posted in eBlast, General, Outreach

Reserved Seats at Fifth Grade Promotion

Attention all Fifth Grade families: as in years past, we will be auctioning off Front Row Reserved Seats at the Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony this year.  There are two sets of four seats each available via our online auction platform.

Place your bids here:

This special auction will run for about two weeks, starting at noon on Wednesday, May 16, and closing at 9pm on Friday, June 1.  Congrats to our graduating fifth graders!

Posted in 5th Grade Promotion, Auction, eBlast

SPA Meeting this Thursday 5/17

Calling all Sequoia Parents!  Just a quick reminder that ALL parents are members of the Sequoia Parents Association (SPA) and are always invited to join us for our monthly meetings.  Our last official meeting of this school year will be held in the Library this Thursday evening, 5/17, at 7pm.  We invite you to join us to say thank you to the outgoing Board members and welcome our recently-elected new members.

As always, it takes a large number of dedicated volunteers to make all our dreams for Sequoia a reality, and we have some key roles for next year to fill; please think about how you can contribute and let us know where you would like to help!  Thank you!

Posted in eBlast, General, Volunteering

Wine Tasting Sign-Up Party on 5/31

Join us for a fun and educational wine tasting on Thursday, May 31, from 7-9 pm. Enjoy an evening with friends tasting the latest and greatest that the Boisset Collection has to offer. The Boisset Collection includes award-winning California wineries such as Raymond Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, DeLoach Vineyards, and Wattle Creek Vineyards, as well as the globe-spanning, luxury JCB brand, and selections from the family’s French wineries. Find something you like? A percentage of any sales from this tasting will also be donated back to SPA!

RSVP here:

Posted in eBlast, General

Spring Cleaning FUNDrive – June 2, 2018

Sequoia families, it’s time for some Spring Cleaning! We’re partnering with a thrift store company called Savers/Value Village to help you clean out your closets, donate your gently used items to those in need, keep unwanted items out of landfills, and raise a little money for SPA all at the same time!

Savers will pay by the pound for goods we collect. Items they accept include: clothing, shoes, accessories (belts, hats, purses, etc.), jewelry, bedding and towels, CDs/DVDs, books, small electrical items (in working condition), toys & games, kitchen items, knick knacks, and sporting goods. Please do NOT include larger items like large appliances, furniture, TVs or monitors.

As you’re cleaning up your homes over the next few weeks, please collect clothes and household goods in kitchen-sized (13 gal) trash bags. You can also ask your family, friends, and neighbors for any donations they may have to contribute. Then bring all of your bags to school on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9-11am. We will need some parent volunteers to help collect everything and deliver to the Savers facility.

If you have any questions, please check out the Savers FUNDrive website or contact SPA at Thank you!

Posted in Community, eBlast, Outreach, Volunteering

Thanks for playing!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Poker night fundraiser this past Saturday!  We had a great group of players and enjoyed celebrating Cinco de Mayo together!  Congratulations to our Tournament Champion, Scot Mehl!  Second place went to Erick Cheung, and our third place winner was Adolfo Rios.  Congrats to all!

We hope you will all make plans to join us next year for this fun event!

Posted in eBlast, Poker Night

Last Call for Poker Night!

We really need EVERYONE’S help in promoting our Poker Night fundraiser this Saturday evening, May 5th!  Whether you’ve ever played poker before or not, it’s a super-fun event.  And you don’t have to be a Sequoia parent to participate, so please invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc!

Our second-annual Texas Hold ‘Em tournament will be this Saturday, May 5th, at the Pleasant Hill Teen Center.  It’s sure to be a fun evening as we go “All In” for Sequoia and celebrate Cinco de Mayo!  This event is open to everyone, so please help us spread the word.  You also don’t have to be an experienced card player; poker instruction will be available at the event.

Tickets are still just $50, but we need to get a final count by Wednesday, May 2.  Reserve your spot here:

Join us at 5:30pm for check-in, poker instruction, and a light dinner; beer, wine, and margaritas will also be available for purchase.  Tournament begins at 7pm.  The grand prize winner will take home a $500 Visa gift card!*

Please help us spread the word and invite your friends, family, neighbors, and other contacts to join us for this fun-filled event!

*grand prize value is dependent on total number of players

Posted in eBlast, Poker Night, Uncategorized