Final Week of the Spring Gala ticket sale!

We are quickly selling out.  The tickets are on sale this week only.  $65 each.  After Saturday 9/30, they will go back to $75.  Don’t get left out!

Event is Saturday 3/17/2018 5pm at the Hilton in Concord

Purchase them online here


Emerald and Gold Ball image

Posted in eBlast, Gala

Sequoia Clean-up Day

A big thank you to everyone that helped out with the annual Sequoia Clean-up Day!   We had great participation this year and accomplished a lot (weeding, planting, watering, assembling equipment etc..)   Special thanks to Mrs. Altman and Mrs. Risken as well as Sequoia Dad, Dan Franke, who arranged for fresh soil and new plants.

Posted in Community Service Day, eBlast

This Wednesday 9/27! SPA fundraiser @ Sorrento Italian Restaurant in Walnut Creek!!

Sorrento is owned by SPA Parent Paul Caturegli, and is one of the newer members of our SPA Business Giveback Fundraising Program (SPA Biz).  Sorrento is donating 15% of your bill back to SPA.

Download the Dine-in Giveback flyer (here)

Logo Sorrento


(925) 938-3366



Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm*

Tuesday-Thursday 4:30pm-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday    4:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday, Monday   4:30pm-8:30pm

*We close between 3:00pm-4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday

2064 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Posted in Community, Dine-Out Fundraiser, eBlast, Promotional

Believe Kids Fundraiser FAQs

Thank you to everyone for your support with our 3rd Annual Believe Kids Catalog Fundraiser.  We’ve put together a little FAQ to help answer any questions that you may have.
Believe Kids FAQs_2017

Posted in Believe Kids

Volunteer Fast Track at Jamboree

We would like to thank all of the parent volunteers who took advantage of our Fast Track (Mobile Fingerprint Scanning and TB Assessment) service on Friday at the Jamboree.  This is the first year SPA has provided this program, and it was a resounding success.  We processed 60 volunteer registrations!  We would like to extend a special thank you to our two Sequoia Parent volunteer health professionals who conducted the TB assessments: Stacey Teicher and Claire Barnaba.  To those who registered to volunteer, you should be hearing from the District in 2-3 weeks time.

We will be sending out a list of open volunteer positions in the next few days, so keep an eye out!

If you missed the Fast Track session, here are instructions to register to become a volunteer, through the district office.



Posted in Community, Volunteering

1st Gala Donation Station This Friday at Jambo!

Our Spring Gala last year, raised over $50K for the school.  Most of the money came from our online auction, silent auction and live auctions.  The donations are what makes it successful.

Our first Gala Donation Station will be at the Jamboree this Friday 9/15, now is the time to start soliciting donations from people you know, and places you go (gift certs, trial memberships, etc). You MUST use our online donation form – to enter the donation, so that we can track it for the class donation competition.  You can bring the donation to Welcome Back Jamboree, or contact us via email at to arrange delivery of the donation.

The more donations we have the more successful the Auction and Gala will be. And remember the class with the most donations wins a party and other prizes at the end of the school year!

Emerald and Gold Ball image



Posted in eBlast, Gala

The first Dine-Out Fundraiser of the YEAR! Wednesday 9/27 at Sorrento Walnut Creek

Logo Sorrento

Sorrento is owned by Sequoia parent, Paul Caturegli, and is one of the newest members of our SPA Business Giveback program (SPA Biz).  Sorrento is donating 15% of your bill back to SPA. Download the Dine-in flyer (here). See you at Sorrento!


Posted in Dine-Out Fundraiser, eBlast

Get your Volunteer forms, scans, & tests completed at Welcome Back Jamboree this Friday!

Come to the Welcome Back Jamboree (Friday 9/15 5pm) – get your fingerprint scans, fill out the TB risk assessment form (no need for TB test), and grab some grub off one of the food trucks.  This will shorten the volunteer approval process from 6-8 weeks to 2 weeks. You can start helping out with your child’s class and SPA much sooner!

Make sure you fill out the Volunteer Request Form.

Posted in Community, Jamboree

Help win money for STEM at Sequoia!

SignUpGenius is giving away $5,000 in their Back-to-School Genius Tech Giveaway.  You can nominate Sequoia Elementary for a chance to win!  Just visit the website below, log-in with either Facebook or your email address, then click “Nominate a Favorite School” and enter “Sequoia Elementary School, Pleasant Hill, CA” in the school field.  There are other ways to earn additional entries, as well.  Feel free to share with friends and family, too.  You can enter daily through September 15th.  Thanks!

Posted in Promotional

First SPA Meeting of the Year!

The Sequoia Parents Association (SPA) invites all parents and staff to join us for our first meeting of the school year on Thursday, Sept 14th, at 7pm in the school library.

Sequoia Elementary’s parent & faculty club, SPA, is run entirely by volunteers. We fundraise, organize, and facilitate numerous academic, enrichment, and social programs for the school. We partner with you, our community, to facilitate these programs both financially and through volunteerism. There is plenty of work to be done, and this club welcomes all. Come bring your talents and energy and connect in a vital way!

Remember: ALL parents are members of SPA and are encouraged to attend our meetings, participate in our events, and contribute to our community in whatever way works best!

Posted in eBlast, General