News & Events


Valentine’s Day Grams

Don’t forget to purchase your Valentine Candy Grams for just $3!

Your support will go towards our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Valentine Grams are GREAT for teachers, friends, parents, siblings, and anyone who you would like to make feel special.

You can turn in your money with a message to your teacher or put it in the Valentine box in the office. We will also be selling them before school every Tuesday and Thursday up until February 14th. Don’t miss out on sending these very cute Grams to someone special!


Librarian Laird

It is with sadness that we say good-bye to our librarian Mrs. Laird. She has taken a full-time job (a promotion) starting on Monday, February 6, 2017. We wish her the best of luck. She will be missed.

We will be looking for volunteers to help in the library if you are available. It would be from 9:00a-12:00p, but we would gladly accept any time during that window that you could carve out of your schedule.


After School Sports

For a few years we have had a program after school to learn skills in volleyball, basketball, flag football. There is a fee for each class and sport. Please look for those sign-ups to come home if you are interested.

We will also be getting out information about Runnin’ for Rhett to begin in February.


E-waste Fundraiser

Do you have old or unused electronics taking up space?

We will be hosting a FREE e-waste fundraiser on Saturday, February 18th from 9:00am – 1:00pm to benefit Sequoia technology.

Please consider supporting this event, as the proceeds will go toward 38 Google Chrome tablets, allowing every student in each class access.

Make sure you save those electronics that will be replaced over the Winter Break! We appreciate your help. More information and details to follow.


Kindergarten Enrollment

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.


Dress Code Safety and Reminders

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.


Progress Notices

On November 4th, some students will receive Progress Notices from their teachers in their back packs or Friday folders.

There is always time to improve. You can help your child by making sure s/he reads every day at home, including weekends.

Another skill all students need is basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. These can be easily practiced with flash cards, games, oral quizzes, and apps on phones/tablets.

For more information, your child’s teacher will be able to give you ideas.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences are Monday, November 28th, through Tuesday, December 6th.

During Parent Teacher Conferences we have early dismissal for the First through Sixth grades. School will get out at 1:22pm for 1st through 3rd grades, and 1:30pm for 4th through 6th grades.

Lunch will be served after dismissal, so send your student with a small healthy snack (no drinks or sweets).  Kindergarten hours remain the same.


5th Grade Science Field Trip

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.


Halloween Costume Parade

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.)


Red Ribbon Week

October 24 – 31

Monday – “Turn Your Back on Drugs” – wear your shirt backwards

Tuesday – “I Am a Jean-ius, I’m Drug Free” – wear jeans and a red shirt

Wednesday – “Don’t Get Tied Up in Drugs” – wear neckties, hair ties, tie die, or just tie your shoes

Thursday – “Be a Hero, Give Drugs the Boot” – wear cowboy boots, rain boots, hiking boots, any kind of boot

Friday – “Sequoia is Drug Free” – wear your Sequoia Spirit Wear or school colors of black and gold

Monday – “Don’t be Tricked, Drugs are NO Treat” – wear a costume


Rosemont High Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 21st

Sequoia students will participate in the Rosemont High Community Parade. Or students will be able to walk in the parade to the high school.

The parade begins at 3:30pm. Please make sure your child has a way home, transportation back to Sequoia will NOT be provided. Thank you!


Student Supply Lists

You can find a list of supplies your student will need for the new school year here!


New Bell Schedule

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!


End of Year Dress Up Days

June 1 – Band Aid – wear crazy, decorated band aids

June 2 – College Day

June 3 – Neon

June 6 – Disney

June 7 – Sports

June 8 – Aloha

June 9 – Crazy socks, hair hat

June 10 – Camouflage

June 13 – Backwards

June 14 – Patriotic

June 15 – Twin

June 16 – Pajamas for Kinder-3rd


6th Grade End-of-Year Activites

The Rink skate trip – June 7 – 10:00a -12:00p

End of Year Party – June 15 – lunch time

Promotion – June 16 – 9:15-10:30a


Jamba Juice Fundraiser

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.

Cash or credit cards sales only.


Runnin’ for Rhett

Look for information to come home in early March about our Runnin’ for Rhett program.

Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Seid will be training third – sixth graders starting after Spring Break for the Pony Express 5k on May 1, 2016.


Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year begins Tuesday, January 19. Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2016.

Registration will be accepted at the Sacramento City Unified School District Enrollment Center at 5601 47th Avenue, Sacramento 95824. [map]

If you have questions, please call (916) 643-2400.


Sequoia Spirit Wear

Order forms will come home in January right after Winter break if you would like to order anything for your child(ren).

The orders will be turned in on the 21st each month or the next school day.

We accept cash or checks can be made to “Sequoia PTA.” Orders can be turned into the teachers or to the office.