Last chance to dance!

Please join us on Friday, April 20th, for our family dance.  We still have space available and would love for you to join us.  The DJ will be spinning some amazing music, we’ll have delicious treats, and the photo booth will create memorable photos!

Today is the last day to buy tickets.  If you would like to attend please turn your money into the office by end of school today.  No tickets will be sold at the door.

Escape to Emerald City Dance

 

 

Posted in Family Dance

SPA Board Nominations

Calling all Sequoia Families: We are looking for a few good women and men to volunteer on the 2018-19 SPA Board.  Nominations are now open!   We encourage everyone to submit the names of potential candidates.  Please check out your email for a link from ElectionBuddy.com. You can self-nominate or submit the name of someone you think would be a great addition to our association’s board.  The nomination deadline is April 20.
Questions about SPA Board – check out the website:
Questions about the Election Process and how to nominate a candidate:
Posted in eBlast, Elections, General, Office, Volunteering

Last chance to dance!

Please join us on Friday, April 20th, for our family dance.  We still have space available and would love for you to join us.  The DJ will be spinning some amazing music, we’ll have delicious treats, and the photo booth will create memorable photos!

Please purchase tickets by clicking here.  Get yours quickly before they run out!  Please remember each attendee needs a ticket; parent(s) and child(ren) will each need one.

Please also see our Sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A4AD2FA0F94-escape

Posted in eBlast, Family Dance

Volunteers needed for our dance

Our annual family dance, Escape to the Emerald City is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers to help make this dance special for our families.  We’ve got the DJ and the photo booth now all we need are some yummy snacks.  Let’s make this a night no one will forget.  Please see the sign up below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A4AD2FA0F94-escape

Posted in eBlast, Family Dance

Escape to Emerald City Dance

Please join us on Friday, April 20th, for our family dance.  We still have space available and would love for you to join us.  The DJ will be spinning some amazing music, we’ll have delicious treats, and the photo booth will create memorable photos!

Please purchase tickets by clicking here.  Flyers will be sent home this week as well.  Get yours quickly before they run out!  Please remember each attendee needs a ticket; parent(s) and child(ren) will each need one.

Posted in eBlast

One School, One Book Activity

Thank you again for participating in our One School, One Book program.  We have one last activity we mentioned a few weeks ago.  The author Sarah is very interested in how you felt about the book.  If you’d like to write her a letter about reading the book we’re asking you to submit your letters by April 16th.  We will be sending the letters to her and she will possibly reply to our letters.  Please drop your letters in the One Book envelope in the office.

Feel free to write how you felt about the book.  Likes, dislikes.  If you’d change anything.  Be sure to include your name and teacher.

Posted in eBlast

The winner is ………….

Thank you to all that participated in the One School, One Book Program.  We have collected all the completion certificates and mixed them up and picked a winner!

The winner is …….  Nicholas Austen

Congratulations Nicholas!

Posted in eBlast, One Book

Sequoia Staff Shines!

Sequoia staff members have been racking up the accolades recently! 

  • Tannaz Heaney (Kindergarten) was one of only five finalists for MDUSD Teacher of the Year.
  • Bev Joukoff (2nd Grade) was one of only six nominees for Pleasant Hill Educator of the Year.
  • Terri Nixon’s group, the MDUSD Garden Education Project, won the 7th Annual Green Community Award from the City of Pleasant Hill.

Here’s what the City had to say about the Garden team:

“Green Community Award: MDUSD Garden Education Program – The MDUSD (Farm 2 School) Garden Education project continues to expand a district-wide program that supports science and garden education while cultivating environmental stewardship. This collaborative project is currently in two Pleasant Hill elementary schools – Fair Oaks and Sequoia, with successful and replicable education programs in place that teach children about gardening and nutrition, emphasizing Next Generation Science Standards.”

Posted in Community, eBlast, General, Office

Last day to turn in certificates

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your One School, One Book certificates.  We have a good collection of certificates all ready to be chosen tomorrow.  Be sure to get yours in by the end of school to be added to the basket.  Winner to be announced Thursday night.

Posted in One Book

Fund-a-Need: There’s still time to contribute!

For those of you who were unable to attend the Gala, we want to give you the opportunity to participate in this year’s Fund-a-Need Campaign: Technology Improvements for Sequoia!  Please click here for more information and to make your donation.

Please support our 2018 Fund-a-Need Campaign by making a secure 100% tax deductible donation now. Help us raise money to replace the old computers in our computer labs with state-of-the-art Chromebooks!

 

What is Fund-a-Need?
The basic idea of a Fund-a-Need effort is to have donors contribute funds towards a specific, urgent cause, purpose, or service at our school. Each year, the Principal, in coordination with the SPA Board, selects the project for our Fund-a-Need Campaign.

Our “Fund-a-Need Campaign” during the Live Auction is always raucous and inspiring, as we join together with donations of all sizes to support our children’s education. You still have the opportunity to help us make this year’s goal a reality by donating online to support Technology Improvements for Sequoia!

Technology engages students, takes them to the next level of classroom engagement and academic curiosity, and helps them meet the stringent demands of common-core instruction.

This year, your Fund-a-Need support will enable us to replace the antiquated computers in our computer labs with state-of-the-art Chromebooks. All classes at our school visit our labs weekly to take online diagnostics, work on presentations/projects, conduct research, and work on iReady and other educational websites. Our children also use these computers for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the test that assesses their mastery of standard skills and knowledge, and is also used to compare our school to others in the State. Our teachers and students are frustrated with our current computers, which very slow and “glitchy” devices. To update the computer lab, we need 40 new Chromebook laptops.

Our teachers and students prefer Chromebooks as the optimal tool for “blended learning” (the melding of instruction by the teacher and educational software). Let’s provide these resources so that we can keep our children engaged in learning, and keep rocking those impressive and enviable test scores!

We would also like to purchase some additional accessories and software, to maximize our school’s use of these new computers. Our students and teachers will be immensely grateful and excited to get new computers that actually work, and that will enable them to achieve at the highest level!

You can make all of possible by generously supporting the Fund- a-Need campaign and surging our school into 21st-century learning! Please help us achieve these goals by donating today!

Posted in Auction, eBlast, Gala