Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year begins Tuesday, January 17th.
Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.
Registration will be accepted at the Sacramento City Unified School District Enrollment Center. The Enrollment Center is located at 5601 47thAve, Sacramento, 95824. The number for the Enrollment center is 643-2400, if you have any questions.
Every winter the staff struggles to make sure your children are wearing their coats and jackets (and we ask “how they can be wearing shorts!”).
Please help us by putting your child’s initials or name in their clothing, we know that MANY articles of clothing will be lost because students take them off at recess when they are playing and leave them.
Also, we HIGHLY encourage you to have your children wear pants in January and February. We cannot say that all illnesses are related to being cold, but we know that it is better to be warm.
Sequoia’s 5th grade classes recently took a walking field trip to our local middle school, Albert Einstein, to see what is in store for our students.
The trip focused on the science curriculum they offer including life sciences, physical sciences, and robotics.
The students even had a chance to conduct two science experiments. The first, with Ms. Stowell dissolved aluminum (Al) in a solution of copper sulfate (CuSO4) and extracted the copper from the aluminum.
Wear your Halloween costume for our annual parade!
Students are encouraged to wear their costume to school on Monday, October 31st.
Costumes must be appropriate for school and young children. Inappropriate costumes will not be allowed. Parents till be called to bring a change of clothes. Costumes must adhere to the school dress code. Props are to be pre-approved by teacher if brought to school (e.g., light saber, pitchfork, broom, etc.)
Exciting news for the 2016-17 school year: To improve our service to families and students, we are giving teachers dedicated time every week to plan together. Research shows that educators who collaboratively discuss and plan their work are more effective in the classroom.
To accommodate this collaborative time, we will be adjusting bell schedules for the fall and releasing students early on Thursdays. All other days, students will stay in school a little longer than last year. Please see our new bell schedule for details. This starts on the first day of school!
PTA will be selling Jamba Juice fundraiser cards valued at $35 for $10 each, with 50% of the proceeds being returned to our organization!
Each card is good for 6 buy one, get one free smoothies at any Jamba Juice location. They do not expire and you can buy as many as you like.
BOGO cards may be purchased either by contacting Katrinka Belnap at (916) 425-7311 or Jennifer Perry at (916) 842-1268. They will arrange to pick up or in front of the school Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on 3/9, 3/11, 3/14, or 3/16.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is an approach to supporting students to be successful. PBIS was developed from research in the fields of behavior theory and effective instruction. PBIS supports all students through intervention ranging from a school-wide system to a system for developing individualized plans for specific students.
Don’t miss out on our PTA-sponsored holiday gift shoppe!
Penguin Patch Kid’s Holiday Gift Shoppe will be available to each class during their library time starting Monday, December 14, through Friday, December 18. Children can purchase small gift items for parents, relatives, and friends. For families that would like to visit the shoppe together, it will be open during Family Arts & Craft Night on December 16, at 6:00pm.
88% of the items cost $5.00 or less and 60% of the items cost $3.00 or less.
On December 16 at 6:00pm, please join us for cookies and hot chocolate while doing holiday arts and crafts with your children. If Sequoia boys and girls have been Safe, Kind, and Responsible we may have a guest appearance from a jolly ol’ man in a red suit, so don’t forget your camera.