Yearbooks will be available to purchase during the Day on the Green event

The 2016-2017 Yearbook will be available for purchase during lunch time on Wednesday, June 7th. Please look for the sales table outside by room 17 on the blacktop.

If you would like a yearbook please do the following:

Write a check made payable to “SPA” for $25 for each yearbook desired. In the memo line, write “Yearbook”, the name of your student, his/her teacher name. Send the check to school with your student so he/she may purchase during their lunch time.

Paying by cash? Please provide the exact amount of $25.00 as we cannot guarantee that we will have change.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Deanna Gutridge,Sequoia Elementary Yearbook Chair

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Yearbook Pre-sales end this Wednesday

The deadline to turn in funds to purchase a yearbook during our Pre-Sales is May 23, 2017. If you would like a yearbook and did not purchase at AIOD, please do the following:

· Write a check to SPA for $23 for each yearbook desired
· In the memo line, write “Yearbook”, the name of your student, his/her teacher name
· Place the check in the manila envelope marked “Yearbook” in the school office.

OR Purchase online at the Sequoia SPA store —Please indicate name and teacher of the student who is to receive the yearbook

Yearbooks will be distributed on the Day on the Green.

A limited supply of Yearbooks will be available for purchase at the Day on the Green event for $25.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Deanna Gutridge
Sequoia Elementary Yearbook Chair

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SPA Table at Open House

Come by to purchase spirit wear or tickets to awesome end-of-year events OR to learn more about and volunteer for 2017-18 committees. We’re giving away old school spirit wear to anyone willing to consider volunteering during the 2017-18 school-year! Get the schwag you’ve always wanted on Tuesday evening!

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Auction and Gala Results

Sequoia parents raised more than $50k through the online auction and gala! We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our great volunteers, donors, and the families and friends that contributed through their bidding. It’s a great achievement for our school that will have lasting benefits!

By the way, you can still contribute to Principal Gascot’s fund-a-need at the SPA Store! Make PE great at Sequoia!

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End of Year Party!!

SPA will be hosting an END OF YEAR PARTY to remember! Bring the entire family! It is a great time to get to know other families. Our 5th graders enjoy getting to say their final farewells to Sequoia Elementary while all the other kids celebrate their accomplishments and growth. There will be a DJ, dancing, bounce house, maybe a basketball game depending on the schedule, and a ton of potluck food for all to enjoy.

Just bring your family and some food for the potluck.

Did we mention that the party is FREE!

Friday, June 9th at 6:00 pm
PH Community Center at 320 Civic Dr

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Sequoia Elementary Poker Night

Join us for a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament on Saturday, June 3rd, at the Pleasant Hill Teen Center!  Sure to be a fun evening as we go “All In” for Sequoia!  You do not have to be a Sequoia parent to attend; 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 $50 through May 25, then the price increases to $65.  Reserve your spot here:

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

poker tourney graphic.jpg*grand prize value is dependent on total number of players

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SPA Elections Start Today!

electionbuddyIt’s time to vote for next year’s SPA board!
Each family should receive an emailed ballot from Election Buddy on Today. You have one week to cast your vote and each family may only vote once.
New this year, some candidates are listed in two categories on the ballot. You may vote for them in either one or both categories. If they receive enough votes to win both, they will be obligated to take the executive position and the candidate with the next highest votes will win the member-at-large seat.
If you have any questions, please email us at
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Family Bowling on Sunday (4/30)

Come join us for a great afternoon of spares and strikes! This Sunday, April 30th, Sequoia Parents Association is hosting our annual Family Bowling afternoon at Diablo Valley Bowl from 1-3.  We have a limited number of spots still available.  For $15/bowler you’ll have a great time bowling with your child and other Sequoia families along with some popcorn and soda.

If you are interested please email Scot Mehl at by Friday.

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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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