SPA Meeting this Thursday, 9/13

All parents and staff members are encouraged to join us for our second SPA meeting of the year, this Thursday, 9/13.  Come to the library at 6:30pm for snacks and socializing, then the meeting will begin at 7pm.  See you there!

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We’ve got SPIRIT! How ’bout YOU?

Did you miss your chance to buy spirit wear at All-in-One Day? Well, we have some great news!  You can conveniently order spirit wear and accessories directly from the SPA website.  Just click on the Store tab and shop for what you need.  Your order will be delivered to your child’s classroom and sent home via Backpack Express.   

You can also use this link to expedite your shopping experience:

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Believe Kids Catalog Fundraiser Kickoff!!


Our Believe Kids gift catalog fundraiser kicks off on Thursday, September 13th! This is our 3rd year doing this fundraiser, and it’s been a huge success.  We have raised about $16,000 each of the last two years, and this year our goal is $19,000.  Sequoia earns about 45% on average of the total sales, and with your support we are confident that we can reach our $19,000 goal. The gift catalogs and order forms will be sent home on Thursday, September 13th.

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Gala Volunteer Meeting 9/18

Please join us for our first Gala Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:30pm. We will be meeting in the MUR. If you’d like to help make our annual auction amazing please join us. We will discuss all the opportunities to help out with our Class Donation contests, class baskets, donations, and how to approach businesses for donations. Even if you can only help a little please join us.

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Google Groups and Class Emails

Some parents have had difficulty accepting the invitation to their child(ren)’s class email list via Google Groups.  Everyone should have received an invitation to join the group for your child’s class.

Apparently, there is a problem when you try to accept the invitation from a computer on which your child was most recently signed into something using his/her MDUSD account.  Google Groups uses that sign-in info (your child’s) and tries to join his/her account into Google Groups, rather than using your email address that the invitation was sent to.

To solve this problem, you can accept the invitation from a computer that your kids don’t use.  Alternatively, you can clear your browser’s cache and try accepting the invitation again.

Please let Donavaughn Jones know if you are still having trouble getting connected.

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School Cafeteria – September Menu

We want to make sure everyone has the correct lunch menu for this month.  Check it out here: Sequoia Elem Lunch Menu – Sept 2018

Also, please remember that MDUSD is no longer using the website “My School Bucks” for adding money to students’ cafeteria accounts. They are using a new vendor, “Titan School Solutions,” this year.  Parents, you can go online to create an account with Titan, link your students to your account, and register a method of payment (credit card) at the site:  Then you can add money to your student(s)’s account(s).  Any money in your student’s old account with “My School Bucks” should have been transferred over to “Titan School Solutions.”

Please note that the price of lunch has been increased to $3.25 this year.

If you have any additional questions, please contact MDUSD Food Services at 925-682-8000, Ext. 4124.

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One more chance for discounted Gala Tickets!

Great News!  If you have not already purchased your 2019 Gala Tickets for “A Night at the Derby,” you have one more chance to get them at a discounted price!  We will be offering tickets for just $65 each at the Welcome Back Jamboree this Friday!  Don’t miss out on this fun night. We hope to see you there!2018-0905_gala_jamboree

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Volunteer Fast Track at Jamboree Friday, 9/7

Come get fast-tracked to be a volunteer this Friday at the Welcome Back Jamboree!  Save yourself a 4-8 week delay (if you do it through the district).  No need for a TB test appointment with your doctor, either.

  • Cost is $60 each.  Couples (or two friends) are $100 for two.
  • Please fill out and bring this Application for Live Scan with you to the Jamboree.
  • We also need volunteers to help complete and sign the TB Questionnaire form.

The law requires that a health care provider administer this risk assessment. A health care provider, as defined for this purpose, is any organization, facility, institution or person licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by state law to deliver or furnish health services. Any person administering this risk assessment is to have training in the purpose and significance of the risk assessment and Certificate of Completion.

Thank you!

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Art Appreciation Information Meeting

Volunteers new to the Art Appreciation program or needing a refresher are welcome to attend an informational meeting on September 7 in the MUR at 7:30am. No experience is needed to volunteer! Please contact Margot if you are unable to attend or have questions. Thank you!

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SPA Meeting Tonight!

Come join us tonight (8/30) for an evening full of SPA fun in the MUR!

6:30pm – Meet & Greet & Snacks
7:00pm – SPA Meeting

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