Decoding Dyslexia

Decoding Dyslexia ( presents “Transitioning your LD child to college,” Monday, May 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room of Church of the Resurrection, 399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Our speaker is Shelley Smith.

Shelley Smith is the mother of three children, two of whom are dyslexic. As the parent of a college student, Smith will talk about her journey from discovering her children’s dyslexia to preparing them for college, including managing the college admissions process and standardized tests, as well as self-advocacy.  She is happy to answer any questions about transitions.

Please contact Kate Halfon to RSVP:
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Campus Clean-up Day-Sunday, April 30th

The Hope Center of Pleasant Hill  has generously offered to conduct a campus beautification day at Sequoia on Sunday, April 30th from 9:15 until noon.   Any help from Sequoia families is much appreciated it.  Please bring shovels, rakes etc… as there will be lots of gardening, weeding and general clean up to do.

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Student Information Forms for 2017-18 School Year Due Monday, May 1

The Office is not distributing student information forms through Backpack Express this year.  These forms are optional, but they do inform teacher selection for your student before the new school year begins.  Click here to download the form and make sure to turn it into the office by Monday, May 1.

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Winner of the Class Gala Donation contest is . . .

Mrs. Caragay’s class!  Great job everybody – thank you for all of your help.  Stay tuned for details on the class ice cream / pizza party…

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See’s Candy Orders

Sees_Candies_LogoSee’s Candy will be available for pick up in the Multi Use Room on Thursday, April 13th, from 1:30pm to 3:15pm. Candy not picked up will be delivered to classrooms on Friday. To make other arrangements, contact us here.

Please have an adult or older sibling pick up and sign off for the order.

Thank you so much for supporting Outdoor Education!

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5th Grade Student Photos Needed for Promotion Slideshow

5th Grade Parents, we are gathering photos for the 5th Grade Slideshow. Please send pictures to our dedicated account:

Please send pictures in by May 1! Here are the rules:

  • photos must be on campus or school related (field trips)
  • 5th graders only, please
  • No personal photos (you know: vacations, family, sports, etc.)

We can’t promise all photos will get in. If you have any song recommendations, go ahead and note them in the email.

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Bake Sale today after school, other treats available after school through March 24th

Please help support our Outdoor Education Fundraising by purchasing treats after school.

Today is our bake sale! We are asking for donations for Wed Bake sale to be turned in before school out front by the MUR or to your teacher. Please be sure these are nut free! Thank you.

All other days we will be selling:
$2 ice cream/ Popsicles on hot days
$1 hot chocolate on chilly days
$1 lemonade for mild days

Posted in Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education Gear sales extended to 03/24 and emphasizing the importance of the Outdoor Ed Program

The deadline to order Outdoor Ed Gear has been extended to March 24th and is open to ALL grades.

Please see the attached letter for a detailed explanation of why the Outdoor Ed program at Sequoia Elementary is so special to our students.
Parents of students in all grades who are available to help with the Outdoor Ed program are welcome to lend a hand. Perhaps more of you have your own meaningful memories to inspire other Sequoia Elementary parents’ support of Outdoor Ed!

Outdoor Ed Gear order forms are available in the office.  Parents can send checks in with students or mail them in. Unfortunately, there is no electronic payment at this time.

Also, don’t forget to ask your employer for matching funds for your donations!

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We need your help!

If anyone can come to the Concord Hilton on Friday evening to help decorate for the Gala, we would greatly appreciate your assistance! Meet us at the Hilton at 7pm (this Friday, 3/10); contact Lisa Larsgaard if you can make it!  Thank you!
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Volunteers Needed for PHE Gala (3/25)

Our Gala is this Saturday and I know everyone is pumped up for the party! Every year we work with Pleasant Hill Elementary to volunteer at each other’s Gala. They have 10 volunteers who will be helping at our Gala! I can’t stress enough about how fantastic that is. It also allows our parents to enjoy the evening without having to volunteer/work the event.

We need to help PHE at their Gala on March 25th at the Contra Costa Country Golf Club in Pleasant Hill. I was at their Gala helping last year and it was great. What made it even better was when I saw PHE parents that I knew.

If you are able to work their event please email me at, we need 10 volunteers.


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