Do you own/work at a local business? (SPA Biz)

Meet the members of the SPA Business Giveback Program (SPA Biz).  Parents who own/work at businesses who support SPA fundraising:

Sunnie Paderanga – Rodan + Fields, Concord
Cynthia Radonich – Sweet Springs Rentals, Pleasant Hill
Connie Anderson – Anderson Organizing, Pleasant Hill
Darrin Cohune and Chris Jones – Got Watts Electric, Concord
Derek Mims – Boisset Collection/Wine Society, Pleasant Hill
Natalia Bello – Pampered Chef, Pleasant Hill
Aloke Lahiri – Divestry Artisan/Fine Crafts, Walnut Creek
Dan Franke – Cleary Bros Commercial Landscaping, Danville
Stella Winterbourne – Stelalala Photography, Concord
Michelle Balistreri – TB Plumbing, Martinez
Paul Caturegli – Sorrento Italian Restaurant, Walnut Creek

Check our SPA Biz for current discounts and offers, and to add your business to our fundraising team!

Posted in eBlast, SPA Biz, Uncategorized

Stocking up on Emergency Water Supplies

As SPA has supported many events over the past school years, we have depleted the supply of water bottles (at or near expiration dates) that were kept in reserve in the SPA bin.

In order to rebuild our Reserve / Emergency Water supply with fresh resources, we would like to request that Sequoia families donate enough water to result in two to three cases (36 bottles) being available for each classroom and in the office.

With recent events impacting schools around the nation, having an Emergency Water supply will assist Sequoia Elementary School in being able to have everyone on school grounds “shelter in place” if necessary.

Thanks in advance for your assistance with this effort!

Posted in eBlast

Dine-Out Fundraiser at Round Table Pizza – 12/6

Our next Dine-Out Fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, December 6th, at Round Table Pizza on Oak Park Blvd in Pleasant Hill.  Stop by for lunch or dinner anytime from 11:30am – 9pm.  Be sure to bring a copy of the flyer:



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Happy Cyber Monday! Don’t forget to…

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Posted in Community, eBlast, General, Outreach

Introducing our Newest SPA Biz giveback partner. Sweet Springs Rentals

Sweet Springs
SPA would like to welcome Parent Cynthia Radonich (Ollie’s Mom), owner of Sweet Springs Rentals in Pleasant Hill, to our SPA Business Giveback Group .  She has kindly offered 10% of her sales back to SPA fundraising efforts.  Please check our SPA Biz page for more details on other participating businesses, and to maybe get your’s involved.

Posted in eBlast, SPA Biz

Donation Competition and Donation Stations!!

Here are the details for the Class donation competition.  Get involved, get donations, and help us raise money at the spring auctions and Gala!

Donation Stations are this Thursday (11/16) and Friday (11/17).  Drop off and pick up, two locations.  Look for the donation tables.  You can also leave your auction donations with your child’s classroom and we will arrange pick up.  THANKS!!


DS locations

Posted in eBlast, Gala

Gala Donation Stations Today 11/8 and Tomorrow 11/9

Look for our SPA volunteers at 2 Locations during drop off and pick up.

DS locations

REMINDER: Round 1 of The Class Gala Donation Competition has started.  Winning class gets the party in January (and the Gala attending parents get free drink tickets).  Help us raise mucho dollars at our Spring Gala and Auctions.  (We raised $50K last year, we can do better!)

Gift Certificates * Trial Memberships * Camp/Outdoor Activities * Salon * Restaurants * Wine * Travel * Timeshare * Vacay Home * Re-gift * Services
Posted in Auction, Gala

Believe Kids Order PICKUP – Tuesday 11/7

Just a reminder that the order pick up for the Believe Kids Catalog is this Tuesday, 11/7.  Pickup will be from 3:00 – 6:00 in the MUR.  We will do our best to have orders ready for kinder families at 1:30.  However we are unable to start sorting orders until after the 4th & 5th graders finish lunch at 12:45.

We also need volunteers to help sort orders and distribute.  Even if you are only able to help for an hour or two it will make a huge difference.

If you can volunteer or have any questions please call or email Scot Mehl at 925.383.4532 or

Posted in Believe Kids, eBlast, Uncategorized

The Gala Donation Competition Begins!

We are having another Class donation competition for this years Green and Gold Ball (Gala).  Donations will be tracked via class, with the winning class receiving:

  • Class Party with Pizza and Ice cream and pure fun
  • Each class parent attending the Gala will receive a free drink ticket

Donations make the Gala happen.  Last year the Gala and Auctions raised over $50,000 thanks to the support of SPA parents’ generous donations and bidding.

Here is how to donate:

  1. Fill out the Online Donation Form
  2. Be sure to enter your child’s class info
  3. Arrange to drop off the donation at one of our Donation Station days (11/8, 11/9, 11/16, 11/17 – in both the main parking lot, and the rear entrance – during pick up and drop off)

We are looking for:

  • Gift Certificates to local businesses/restaurants/gyms/bouncy places/kids activities/camps/dance schools/Martial Arts/Wine and Art/etc
  • Adult beverages of the fermented grape type
  • Timeshares, vacation packages, time at your vacation home
  • Group events (we already have a donation for a Personal Tour of Pixar for 8 people)
  • Hotel, Airline, Travel points
  • Anything else you can think of

Keep checking the Gala page for updates and class competition status!  (Ms. Torchia’s class is WAYYYY in front…)

Emerald and Gold Ball image


Posted in eBlast, Gala, Uncategorized

Attention Sequoia Shoppers: Fall Vendor Boutique this Thursday!

Please join over 20 vendors this Thursday afternoon, Nov 2nd, in the Sequoia MUR for the Fall Vendor Boutique!  We’ll be open for business from 3-6:30pm, and our amazing vendors will be offering cookware, crafts, jewelry, wine & wine gifts, bags and purses, skincare products, and more!  Shop for gifts and prepare for holiday entertaining as you support Sequoia, fellow parents, and local businesses.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalia Bello ( or Derek Mims (

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