One School, One Book Contest

We have an exciting contest for our One School, One Book program.  We would like you to create the perfect lunch tray.  See details below.  Entries need to be turned in by end of school on Tuesday, March 13th. Entries should be placed in the bin in the office.  We will pick 3 winners after school and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 14th.  Winners will receive a free lunch on the day of their choice!  Be creative and have fun.  This would be a great family activity.

Details:  Draw a picture of your favorite school lunch in a tray. Divide a piece of paper to resemble a lunch tray and color in your favorite school lunch.  Be sure to include your full name and teacher name on the entry.  Paper size should be 8 1/2 x 11.

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One Book Certificates

Please turn in your Week 1 completion certificates to your teacher or in the office by Friday 3/9.  We will be picking the grade level winners Friday.  Each grade will have one weekly winner.

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Volunteers Needed for Gala Support

We are still in need of volunteers to assist at the two auctions for schools that send volunteers to our gala. We also need some help with decorations and set up for our own Gala, either the Friday night before or Saturday day of. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Please sign up here:

Contact if you have any questions!

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Raffle Ticket Sales start this week!

Keep an eye out this week for raffle ticket sales; look for volunteers selling tickets at drop-off and pick-up times!  Our annual raffle occurs in conjunction with our Gala & Auction, and once again we have some great prizes this year!

Drum roll, please!  The raffle prizes are:

  • an Apple Watch
  • a Stationary Exercise Bike
  • a Pair of Emerald Stud Earrings

When you purchase tickets, you can choose which prize(s) you want to try for.  Tickets are just $10 each, and will be sold through March 17th.  Winners will be selected live at the Gala, but you do NOT have to be present to win!  Don’t miss your chance at winning these amazing prizes!  And remember, all proceeds go to fund field trips, technology improvements, and other initiatives for our children!

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Gala & Auction Facebook Page

We encourage you to visit, Like, and Follow our Sequoia Gala Facebook page (, in addition to our main school page and your grade level pages.  We will post important updates to the Gala page, as well as pictures, quotes, stories, and more!

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VIP and Reserved Tables for Gala…

…are available via our Online Auction!

VIP Tables – bidding starts at $100

Want to ensure you and your friends have seats together at one of the best tables in the house? Purchase a VIP table with reserved seating! Each table seats 10 people, so we’ll need to know who’s joining you. In addition, you’ll receive one bottle of white wine and one bottle of red wine for your table, and maybe some extra goodies, too. It’s the best way to enjoy the Gala!

Reserved Tables – bidding starts at $50

Ensure you are sitting with your friends at the Gala! Staff members and first-time Kindergarten parents have designated tables, but otherwise, it’s assigned seating. Make sure you and 9 of your favorite people all get to sit together on Gala night by procuring a Reserved Table!

Bid on your VIP or reserve table in our online auction!

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Important Dates for 2018-19 School Year

We know it’s only March, but a few people have asked questions about important dates for next school year.  Please pencil in the following dates and events:

  • All-in-One Day (AIOD): Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • First Day of School: Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Labor Day — No School:  Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Welcome Back Jamboree: Friday, September 7, 2018
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One School, One Book Week 2

I hope everyone is enjoying reading Save me a Seat.  We are now in our first full week of reading.  Please remember to only turn in the weekly certificates by Friday for the drawing.    If you would like to post a picture of your family reading the book together please post on our Facebook class pages so we can see.  The grand prize will be announced shortly and we have some fun things planned in the upcoming weeks.

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Classroom Treasures & Teacher Experiences are now LIVE!

Isn’t the online auction amazing? More items are being added every few days, and the latest additions are the ever-popular Classroom Treasures & Teacher Experiences. There are some incredible donations that you and your kids will love! Check them out in our online auction and please share the link with family and friends.

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One School, One Book

Today is the start of our new program, One School, One Book.  We hope you enjoy reading the book and don’t forget to turn in your weekly certificates in the office for a chance to win the weekly prizes.  The box is marked with a picture of our book, Save me a Seat.

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