A Place to Stay on Gala Night

Where are you going to sleep after the most amazing gala ever? We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton for $119 for the night of the 17th. Book now before this rate disappears on March 1st.

Call: (925) 827-2000 and ask for the Sequoia Elementary School room rate

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Gala Needs YOU – Volunteer Opporunities

Our Annual Gala & Auction is just around the corner, and we need YOUR help!  This is event is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we can only do it successfully with the help of the volunteers who have worked all year long, as well as those that work tirelessly the night before and the day of to set it all up.  We also rely on parents from other schools to come help out as extra volunteers during our event, and in return, we need parents from Sequoia do the same for them.  Please consider what gift of time you can sign up for below!

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SPA Biz Member Profile: Got Watts Electric

Got Watts Electric is a Diamond-Certified, Angie’s List A Rated, 160 5-Star Yelp, full service Commercial/Residential, Electrical and Solar contractor founded in 2011 and based in Concord.  They specialize in service upgrades, Whole House Fans, Solar PV, EV Charging Stations, and Home Batteries.  The best part of Got Watts, is that they employ two Sequoia parents!  They, along with the other SPA Biz members are helping to raise funds for Sequoia Elementary – Details here!

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Thanks to everyone that participated in and contributed  towards the Spell-a-thon! Winners will be announced in the next few days   If you still have pledge money at home, please turn it in this week.  While it won’t count towards classroom and individual prizes, your child will get a participation prize.  Please take advantage  of any corporate match programs available to your family.

Posted in eBlast, Spell-A-Thon, Uncategorized

Libation Donation Station and Final Ticket Sales

Do you have the perfect bottle of wine or liquor laying around that needs to be donated? Or did you buy a case too much at your last visit to Safeway? Let us help you out. We will be having a Libation Donation Station on Wednesday 2/21/18 before and after school. You can also drop things off in the bin at daycare if that works better for you.

A few more tickets have been made available. Make sure to get your tickets before they are gone here.

Finally, the Online auction is right around the corner, March 2nd-March 11th tell your family and friends.

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Spell-a-thon Money Due this Friday, 2/16/18

All Spell-a-thon pledge money is due this Friday, February 16th.  Any money collected after Friday, will still go towards the many valuable programs at our school that SPA supports, but it won’t count towards individual or classroom awards.  If your Spell-a-thon envelope is lost, any envelope will do for turning in the $$.  If you don’t know what is owed etc.. please feel free to reach out to Dee Dee Tully at dhsteven@yahoo.com

Posted in eBlast, Spell-A-Thon, Uncategorized

Thank you, Scientists!

Thank you all who participated in this year’s STEM fair! It was a great night with many excellent projects! A great big thank you to those who volunteered their time and effort in making this night possible for everyone. Participation ribbons and certificates will be distributed in student’s classes this week.

If there are issues or concerns with your certificate, or if you have any feedback regarding the STEM fair planning and execution, a survey will be available on the SPA sight very soon. We are eager to hear from you on ways we can improve this event so please provide us with your thoughts on how we can make this fair even better!

If you are interested in seeing more STEM projects, come see the best of the best at the district fair! The District STEM Fair will be held on March 10th. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade first and second place winners are eligible and encouraged to register for this event!

Last, but not least, A special thank you goes our to our SPA team! We are very lucky to have such a great and supportive team keeping such valuable programs alive!

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Deadline to Purchase & Submit Yearbook Pats is Thursday 2/15

Just a reminder that if you want to purchase a “Pat on the Back” for your child(ren) to include in the Yearbook, the due date is this Thursday, February 15th.  We DID NOT sell pats at All-in-One Day (AIOD) this year, so you MUST purchase Pats and submit your messages online.  This is a change from years past, but we now have a new, more streamlined system; the new site refers to Pats as “Love Lines.”

You may have received a flyer with information on how to order, but here it is again:

Go to www.memorybook.com/online-pay
Choose the “online parent payment link”
Enter School pay code: 86563
Pats (love lines) are $10 each

If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, you can do so via the same link above.

Again, this link closes on February 15th, and we won’t be selling pats after that date.

If you have any questions, visit https://sequoiaparentsassociation.com/activities/yearbook or email the Yearbook Committee at sequoiakidsyearbook@gmail.com.

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Spell-A-Thon donations are due this week

By now, you should have received back your child’s Spell-a-thon pledge sheet detailing the amount that is due.  Please turn in all donations by Friday September 16th.   Checks should be made payable to Sequoia Parents Association (SPA).  Remember all donations are tax deductible and funds raised will go towards new technology in the classroom, field trips etc..   Participation prizes will be handed out a couple days after donations are received.   Thank you for supporting the 2018 Spell-a-thon.

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ACE Registration Opens at Noon Today

Registration for the Spring 2018 ACE Classes begins at noon today (Saturday, 2/10/18).  See our UPDATED Classes At-a-Glance schedule.

After noon, visit https://sequoia.jumbula.com to register for classes.  Link will NOT be active or current until after noon.

Questions? Contact our ACE Chair at sequoiaace@gmail.com.

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