Volunteer Registration Update

If you registered to be a volunteer at our Welcome Back Jamboree and were able to complete your fingerprinting and TB screening, you should have been cleared by the District by now.  If you have not heard anything about your status, please check in with Yvonne in the school office so that she can check with the District for you.

Parent volunteers are part of what makes Sequoia such a special place and a wonderful school!  We rely on parent volunteers for our art appreciation program, library services, PE program, classroom helpers, photocopying, and more, not to mention SPA events and fundraisers.  Please find ways that work with your schedule to get involved!

We particularly need Book Fair volunteers starting next week, in addition to the ongoing need for art appreciation, library, and PE volunteers.  Please contact SPA or your room parent if you might be able to help out!

Posted in Art Appreciation, Book Fair, eBlast, Sequoia, Volunteering

SORRENTO TONIGHT!

Logo Sorrento

Tonight is the 4th (of 5) Dine-out Wednesdays at Sorrento Walnut Creek.  So far, we have helped raise over $1000 for SPA, by eating at Sorrento.

Let’s keep it going!
See you tonight!
Bring the flyer

2064 Treat Blvd
Ste B
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

http://www.sorrentowalnutcreek.com/

Posted in Dine-Out Fundraiser, Sequoia

Kindergarten 2019-2020 Lottery

Attention Parents: If you have a child who will start Kindergarten next year (for the 2019-2020 school year), you MUST submit your lottery application by November 14, 2018. Only children who will be 5 years old before September 1st, 2019, are eligible for Kindergarten 2019-2020.  If you have any questions, please contact Maggie or Yvonne in the school office.

Posted in eBlast, Office, Sequoia

Attention Fifth Grade Parents:

If you want your fifth grader to attend Sequoia Middle next year, you MUST complete an online transfer request through MDUSD’s website.  They highly recommend completing your request prior to November 9th.  If an online transfer request is not completed, your student will be automatically placed at your home middle school (based on your address).

To complete the online transfer request, go to www.MDUSD.org and follow these tabs/links:

  • Departments -> Student Services -> Transfer Information
  • Scroll down just a little to the section labeled “Intradistrict Transfers”
  • Click the link labeled “APPLY HERE”
  • Complete the Google Form
    • For the question “Reason for Transfer Request,” select “Cohort”
      • (unless you also have another student who will be attending Sequoia Middle next year, then you would select “Sibling”)
    • You will need your student’s seven-digit ID number
    • You will also need to know what your “home” middle school is

If you have any questions, or need to look up your student’s ID number, please contact Maggie or Yvonne in the school office.

Posted in eBlast, Office, Sequoia

Halloween Bowling – Last Chance to Sign Up

Halloween Bowling registration forms and payment are due tomorrow – Wednesday, October 24th.  The forms are located in the office and checks should be made out to “SPA.”

Remember, the costume party event will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 2:00-5:00 pm at Diablo Valley Bowl in Concord. We have a new reduced price this year and hope you will come out and have the time of your life! Cost is just $60 for a lane for up to six bowlers!! This is a steal at $10 per person! Price includes: 2 hours of Bowling, shoe rental, soda, and popcorn. We look forward to celebrating Halloween with you!

Posted in Bowling, Sequoia

Halloween Bowling – Only A Few Lanes Left

Halloween Bowling registrations slips and payment are due this week by Wednesday, October 24th.  There are only a few lanes left!

Remember, the costume party event will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 2:00-5:00 pm at Diablo Valley Bowl in Concord. We have a new reduced price this year and hope you will come out and have the time of your life! Cost is just $60 for a lane for up to six bowlers!! This is a steal at $10 per person! Price includes: 2 hours of Bowling, shoe rental, soda, and popcorn. We look forward to celebrating Halloween with you!

Posted in Bowling, eBlast, Sequoia

Book Fair Needs Your Help

We are all excited for the upcoming Book Fair and Storytime/Movie Night. However, we are in desperate need of additional volunteers to help make sure the fair is successful. McKinsey Fish and Jennifer Tutko-Anderson, our Book Fair chairpersons, and Mrs. Conner, our librarian, along with other parent volunteers, have been doing a great job getting ready for the fair, but more help is needed in covering work shifts to ensure our kids and fellow parents have access to the Book Fair.

Please take a look at the Sign Up genius and see where you might be able to help out. Contact McKinsey Fish or Jennifer Tutko-Anderson with any questions. Thank you so much for your time and support!

Sequoia Elementary Book Fair

Posted in Sequoia

Box Tops Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Box Tops collection for this school year!  We are happy to announce that we collected a whopping 4,800 Box Tops!!!

The following are the winners by grade level and will each be getting a $5 Jamba Juice gift card:

  • Kindergarten – Mrs. Smith/ Mrs. Marshall’s class:  Nia
  • 1st Grade –  Mrs. Alman’s class: Isla
  • 2nd Grade – Mrs. Smith’s class: Will
  • 3rd Grade – Mrs. Tortchia’s class:  Nate
  • 4th Grade –  Mrs. Silva’s class: Ian
  • 5th Grade –  Mrs. Risken’s class: Tenaya
Runner up for the whole school is Ruben from Mrs. Clack’s class!

We also wanted to congratulate Mrs. Altman’s class for collecting the most Box Tops! They will be treated to a popsicle party!

Congratulations to you all, and great work!

Keep on collecting those Box Tops, as our next collection contest is coming soon!
Posted in Box Tops, eBlast, Sequoia

Bookmark Contest

The Book Fair bookmark contest is here!
Keep an eye out for the form coming home with your student.  As we lead up to the Book Fair, every student is invited and encouraged to participate in the contest by designing a bookmark.  The original artwork bookmark is due to your teacher on October 26th. There will be one winner per classroom. The winners will each receive $5 book fair dollars as a prize.  After the winners have been selected, each student in the class will be given one of the winner’s bookmarks!
Happy designing!
Questions?  Contact McKinsey Fish.
Posted in Book Fair, eBlast, Sequoia

Gala Donation Competition

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Last year’s online auction, silent auction, and live auction Gala raised over $50K for the Sequoia Parents Association – which funded school programs like PE, STEAM Lab, IT/systems upgrades, Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Intervention Teacher.  None of this would be possible without the help, donations, volunteering and hard work of all the SPA parents (which includes you). To help bring in the much needed donations we will be starting our Class Donation Competition today!

This year we will have two chances to win:

1. Total number of donations per class

2. Total Value of items donated

Donation Wish List

  • Corporate Sponsorship/Advertising for the Gala, or donation match from your employer
  • Bottles of Wine (for the Gala event)
  • $25 gift cards, unused gift cards (re-gift cards)
  • Vacation – Timeshare, vacation home stay, air miles, hotel rewards, points
  • Trial memberships – gym, cross-fit, gymnastics, martial arts, camps, adventures, bike camps, tanning, art/wine, sport clinics, rock climbing, skydiving, BASE jumping
  • Services – Tax prep, home cleaning, home inspection/upgrade, landscaping, massage, salon,
  • Eats – restaurant gift certs, catering, free food coupons,
  • Tickets/Outings – Sports, games, WWE, concerts, museums, golf, Formula One, opera, shows, David Copperfield, Gallagher
  • Stuff – artwork, bikes, camping, tools, bbq, gift baskets, Pick-Up Trucks, etc.

Please visit the Class Competition page on the SPA page for more information

How do I get my Donation to you?

  • Get copies of the Gala Donation Request Letter and Form in the front office or (download from here)
  • Get the donation and fill out the online donation form (here).
  • Drop it off in the Gala Envelope in the Office
  • Contact a Gala Team Member for hand off

Tickets are still available.  Be sure to get yours before they are sold out.  Tickets can be purchased here or by dropping a check in the Gala Event Envelope in the office.

Questions? Contact Toni Shay

Posted in eBlast, Fundraising, Gala, Sequoia