Online Auction UPDATE!

Be sure to check out the Sequoia 2019 online auction!

The online auction will end at 10pm on Sunday, 2/24. We have added more items to the Auction this week! Some items that were added: Student Silhouettes, new Teacher Experiences, and Class Treasures. Don’t miss out on some amazing items! See something you like? Bid on it! Not ready to buy it? Mark it as a favorite to come back to later.

If you’re going to the Gala, be sure to purchase your reserved tables so you can choose your tablemates; these tables will go fast!

Feel free to share the link to the online auction with family and friends.  You don’t have to be a Sequoia parent to purchase many of these amazing items!

Posted in Auction, eBlast, Gala, Sequoia

TONIGHT – Take Out Fundraiser: SORRENTO

Logo Sorrento

Sorrento is a member of the SPA Business Group – as the owner Paul has two children attending Sequoia.  Order take out today (Thursday 2/21), mention Sequoia Elementary and Sorrento will donate 30% of your bill to SPA.

Family-owned since 1955 and located in the Countrywood Shopping Center, Walnut Creek.  Check out their take out menu here

(925) 938-3366

Posted in Dine-Out Fundraiser, eBlast, Sequoia, SPA Biz

Thank you, Scientists and Engineers!

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 were distributed early last week. Do let us know if changes are needed or if we missed you.

Interested in even more great STEM projects? Come see the best of the best at the district fair! The District STEM Fair will be held on March 16th. Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade first and second place winners are eligible and encouraged to register for this event!

Posted in eBlast, STEM Fair

Hamilton Bonus Contest

Hi there!  Hopefully you saw the note in our last “Gala Special” eBlast that we’ll be auctioning off four tickets to see the award-winning musical “Hamilton” during our Live Auction at the Gala on March 2nd.  Here’s the twist: whether you’re going to the Gala or not, if you can correctly tell us how many references to “Hamilton” songs were contained in the 2/14 eBlast article about the tickets, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a bottle of wine and a copy of the Hamilton Soundtrack CD!  Bonus points (entries) if you correctly identify all the references.  Email your entries, complete with name, email address, and phone number, to Derek at

No purchase required to enter, everyone agrees to hold everyone harmless, we decide who wins and who wines, blah blah blah.

Posted in Auction, eBlast, Gala, Sequoia

International Baccalaureate Information

Hey parents! Would you like to learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program that is coming to Sequoia Elementary?  Then please join us for our monthly SPA meeting at 7pm on Thursday evening, 2/21, in the school library. Principal Kawahara will be presenting some information about the IB program, and we will be discussing Sequoia’s IB mission statement.  We hope you will be able to join us!

Posted in eBlast, General, Sequoia

Are you ready? It’s go time!

Our 2019 online auction has begun.  The online auction will run from 12pm on 2/16 to 10pm on Sunday 2/24.  Please check back every day as we will be adding things as they come in.  Don’t miss out on some amazing items. See something you like bid on it.  Not ready to buy it mark it as favorite to come back to later.  Be sure to purchase your VIP tables and reserved tables as they will go fast.  Feel free to share the link with family and friends.


Posted in Auction, eBlast, Fundraising, Gala, Sequoia

Are you a Warrior?

Coming soon to a Live Auction near you ….

Have you ever wanted to watch the Golden State Warriors play from the comfort of a VIP suite? What about enjoying VIP parking, as well? This amazing opportunity can be yours, if you’re going to the Gala!

That’s right, this year’s live auction will include a set of four tickets to the Warriors game at 7:30pm on Friday, 3/8, against the Denver Nuggets. You’ll be sitting In the M8 suite, and VIP Parking is included! Make plans now to attend this unique experience and be the ultimate Warriors fan!

Posted in Auction, eBlast, Gala, Sequoia

Will you be in the room where it happens?

Are you coming to the biggest Sequoia social event of the year? Are you excited to raise a bunch of money for our kids? Remember, history has its eyes on you. And one last time, are you a fan of a certain award-winning musical about one of our founding fathers?

Then you’re not helpless! You want to be there for the live auction at the Gala; it’s going to be non-stop excitement! Wait for it … Up for bid will be four tickets to the performance of “Hamilton” in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, March 10th. We know you don’t want to throw away your shot! Clear your calendar now and get ready to bid!

Not going to the gala? You may be wondering “what’d I miss?” But you can still be satisfied; you could always get a friend to act as your right hand man and bid on your behalf. People will be telling the story of tonight for years, and that would be enough!

One last time, this show is bound to blow us all away. You can’t say no to this! I just wonder what comes next in the live auction?

Posted in Auction, eBlast, Gala, Sequoia


Don’t forget that all Spell-a-Thon $$ is due today, Thursday, 2/14/19.  While we will still take pledges/donations after tomorrow, the money will not count towards classroom and individual competition prizes.  Check is preferred, payable to “SPA,” and all donations are tax deductible.  If your child lost their Spell-a-Thon envelope, no problem!  We will take pledges in any type of envelope; just be sure to include your child’s name, teacher’s name, and grade.  Thank you for supporting the 2019 Spell-a-Thon!

Posted in eBlast, Sequoia, Spell-A-Thon

Final Libation Donation Station Today

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 our final Libation Donation Station today, Thursday 2/14, before and after school. We will be located on the sidewalk by the gravel walkway at the Kinder playground and in the back of the school on Theo Lane.

We are looking for beverages to pair with desserts at the Gala, as well as bottles for the Wine Toss and other game prizes. Please donate if you can!

Posted in Auction, eBlast, Gala, Sequoia