Classroom Email Groups

Hi Parents! We are getting classroom email groups together this week. Look for your classes first group message soon.

Completing the AIOD directory form would have added your preferred email address(es) to our lists. If you’re not sure you completed a form, please go ahead and submit. We only take your most recent submission, so submitting again just to be sure is fine.

Here’s a neat trick. Point your phone’s camera at this QR code. If you see a pop-up after a second or two, tap it. This brings you right to the form so you can complete it on your mobile. OR, you can just go to

All submissions are encrypted, not shared with third parties without your consent, and deleted when no longer needed.

Posted in AIOD, Directory, eBlast, Sequoia

Teacher/Staff Appreciation: Back-to-School Lunch

Some of our amazing parent volunteers provided a special lunch for our teachers and staff the day before school started! Special thanks to Stephany Feil, McKinsey Fish, Shannel Glaspy, and Danielle Schnitzer!

Posted in eBlast, Teacher Appreciation

Sequoia Cub Scout Pack 405 – Orientation Sunday 8/25, 5:30pm.

Join Cub Scouts!
Would you like your child to build confidence, try new things, and explore the outdoors all while making new friends and having fun with family?  Cub Scouts is a year round program that connects boys and girls, kindergarten through 5th grade, to a host of fun and challenging activities.  You and your family are invited to come and learn all about the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting by joining Pack 405 at our orientation night, Sunday August 25th 5:30pm – 7:30pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 1601 Mary Dr, Pleasant Hill.  
Posted in Community, Cub Scouts, Sequoia

ACE Class Registration Begins Tomorrow (8/23)!

Just a reminder that registration for our Fall ACE Classes begins tomorrow 8/23, at 11am. Visit our ACE Classes page on the SPA website for all the information and our “At-a-Glance” document listing all available classes. After 11am, visit the ACE Registration page to register for classes; pricing information will be available on the registration site. Please contact with any questions!

Posted in ACE

MDUSD HomeLink Accounts

New this year, parents of elementary school students are being asked to create an MDUSD HomeLink account (or add current elementary students to your existing account). You should have received a letter with instructions when you registered your child(ren), either at AIOD or in the office.

A number of people have had difficulty with this process, so here’s some helpful additional info. There are several things to know about Homelink:

1.  There are three things that the parent needs to create a parent portal account:

  • The student ID number (printed on your instruction letter)
  • The PRIMARY phone number on the student’s MDUSD Aeries account
  • The Verification code (VPC) for the student (printed on your instruction letter)

2.  You must use the parent portal link from the MDUSD home page (ot the Student account login). The parent portal link defaults to a parent account. Go to to get started.

The most common reason that the account creation (or linking a new student) does not work is that parents are using the wrong phone number and not matching the Primary Phone number that is listed on the main demographics page for the student. Once the account is created, parents can change this number if needed, but they must match that phone number to create (or link) the account.

If you are having trouble with this process, please try using alternate phone numbers that may be listed as Primary on your student’s account. You can also contact the school office to confirm your Primary phone number.

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AIOD Thanks!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support All-in-One Day this past Tuesday!  The Sequoia Parents Association (SPA), and Sequoia Elementary itself, could not function without the support of all of our parents, students, teachers, and staff.

At the risk of unintentionally omitting someone, I would like to thank all of our amazing AIOD volunteers (with apologies to anyone I missed):

  • Amanda Hill
  • Amanda Piper
  • Amy Hatlen
  • Carolyn Eisen
  • Christina Carty
  • Donavaughn Jones
  • Gennifer Mountain
  • Jamie Beaubien
  • Janet Moore
  • Jeannette Antink
  • Jen Lugo
  • Jolyn Duquette
  • Kacie King
  • Kris Rosales
  • Kristie Oxley
  • Linda Justice
  • Mackenzie Fish
  • Maggie Meme
  • Margot Kuhre-Lipkin
  • Mary Hasson
  • Natalie Bressem-Chang
  • Priscilla Ayers
  • Rhonda Gramcko
  • Scot Mehl
  • Shannel Glaspy
  • Shannon Ward
  • Sheree Gearon
  • Stephany Feil (and her mom!)
  • Sudheera Sivakumar
  • Toni Shay

If you were not able to attend AIOD, we would still love to help you order yearbooks, secure tickets to our Annual Gala, purchase Emergency Supply Kits, and pre-pay for 5th Grade Outdoor Education Camp.  Please visit the AIOD page on our SPA website to find all the required forms.  We especially need all parents to complete the Directory Information form (online) and the SPA Contribution (Yearbook/Gala/etc) form (submit to the office with your check payable to “SPA”).

Posted in AIOD, eBlast, Sequoia

5th Grade Outdoor Education Raffle Winners

Congratulations Angelica Garcia Beckman for winning the front row seats of fifth grade promotion and Toni Tarell Shay for winning the A’s tickets.

Thank you everyone who donated towards Outdoor Education during AIOD and helped make it a success!

Keep on donating, supporting, volunteering , ask for employer match to achieve our ultimate goal of sending our fifth graders to this awesome three-day camp. Check-out the information Here

THANK YOU for supporting 5th Grade Outdoor Ed!

Questions? Contact

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Emergency Kits Online Form

Did you pay for an Emergency Kit and turn in the completed paper form during AIOD??

Thank you.

Did you pay for an emergency kit but did NOT turn in a completed paper form??

Please go to the link below and fill in your child/ren’s information.

Complete Online Form

Did you choose to send a personal note / photo??

  • Place personal note/photo in labeled envelope and drop off at the office or send in with your child to turn in to his/her teacher.
  • Enjoy Free Delivery of Emergency Kit to your child’s classroom.

Did you submit the completed form, but did not pay for for your kit(s) yet??

  • Make checks payable to “Sequoia Elementary” – $20 per kit
  • Place copy of form and check in a labeled envelope and drop off at the office or send in with your child to turn in to his/her teacher.
  • Enjoy Free Delivery of Emergency Kit to your child’s classroom.

Did you forget to order your Emergency Kit ??

It’s not too late! We are taking orders until Aug 30th, 2019, at 10am.

$20 Emergency Kits (nut-free)
Pre-packaged, delivered, done.
Personal note/photo option available.

  • Complete online order form Here
  • Make checks payable to “Sequoia Elementary”
  • Place form and check in labeled envelope and drop off at the office or send in with your child to turn in to his/her teacher.
  • Enjoy Free Delivery of Emergency Kit to your child’s classroom.

THANK YOU for supporting 5th Grade Outdoor Ed!

Questions? Contact :

Posted in Outdoor Education

UPDATED Bell Schedule for 2019-20

Attention Sequoia Parents:  Be sure to check out the UPDATED Bell Schedule for 2019-20!

AIOD_2019 11 Full Bell Schedule

Posted in eBlast, General, Sequoia

HomeLink – New this year at Sequoia Elementary!

HomeLink is an easy way to access your student’s school grades and state test results, as well as a lot of other important information. Account set-up information and passwords will be given to parents along with teacher/room assignments at All-in-One Day (AIOD). You will be able to create a new HomeLink account (if you do not already have one set up) or add your Sequoia Elementary student(s) to your existing HomeLink account, using the password provided on your student’s individual HomeLink instruction sheet.

Please be sure you receive your HomeLink instruction sheet at AIOD and do not discard this important piece of paper!

Posted in AIOD, eBlast, General, Sequoia