Sequoia Elementary Newsletter

School News and Updates

Principal's Message

Last week was an awesome week of kindness! In fact, this week I'm still hearing from students, parents and staff how much fun kindness week was in the classroom and at home. Students focused on complimenting each other, helping classmates, recycling, picking up trash, playing with pets, eating healthy, playing games cooperatively, writing kind notes at our kindness stations, doing kind acts for other classrooms and more! We had a great week of kindness and I hope it continues all year long!

To start our week on Monday we had an assembly by OmegaMan! OmegaMan bent steel bars, ripped phone books in half and more. But his real message to students was about being a Dream Maker not a Dream Breaker. He spoke about how positive choices in life will turn students into Dream Makers for themselves and others. He focused on the idea that it's never to late to make a positive change and how students treat and value themselves and others makes a difference! This assembly was a great way to end kindness week in January and move into February with a powerful message that students can truly be Dream Makers!

Rincon Valley Union School District is taking part in a new and exciting opportunity for all our students. We are partnering with Sonoma County Library to offer students a Student One Card.

With a Sonoma County Library Student One Card, RVUSD students can ...

• Access electronic resources 24/7 via the SCL website.

• Receive FREE online one-on-one homework tutoring in English and Spanish

in all major subjects.

• Use public library computers at any of the 14 public library locations.

• Borrow up to 10 items from any Sonoma County Library location with no fines.

... and it’s all FREE!

Your student will automatically be enrolled in the Student One Card program in March 2019. If you would prefer your child NOT take part in this program, please fill out the OPT-OUT form going home this week and return it to your classroom teacher.

Don't forget we have an SPC meeting tonight at 6:30 in the library. Childcare is available. If you can't make it tonight, come tomorrow morning for an SPC meeting recap with coffee in the MPR.

Mrs. Clark

Family Bingo Night at Sequoia

Friday, Feb. 8th, 5:30-8pm

Sequoia MPR

Kids bring your parents, parents bring you kids! It is sure to be a fun family night at Sequoia.

Doors open at 5:30pm and bingo will begin at 6:00pm .

You will get a packet of 10 sheets of 3 bingo games for a total of 30 games!

Costco pizza and concessions available for purchase while supplies last.

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help run Family Bingo Night from 5:30-8:30. Please email Jeremy De La Torre for more details:

Yearbook Dedications

Yearbook dedications are a great way for parents, families and friends

to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

If you would like to include a dedication for your student in this year's

yearbook, please submit no more than 25 words to the yearbook

staff @

The cost is $5, payable by check to the SPC including a print out of the

dedication emailed to yearbook staff. Space is

limited so please turn them into the office by Friday, March 4th.

Dedications will be included on a first-come first-served basis.

Email with any questions.

Sequoia Soiree

Saturday, March 2nd, 5:30-10:30pm

600 Acacia Lane

Santa Rosa, CA

The Sequoia Parents Club invites you to the Sequoia Spring Soiree. All proceeds help support Sequoia field trips, assemblies, the garden and our science lab.

Join the Sequoia Community for a night of dinner and dancing. There will be a raffle, silent auction, and decadent dessert dash. This is an adult only event.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd

Where: Scottish Rite Center (600 Acacia Lane, Santa Rosa)

Time: 5:30 - 10:30 PM

Click the link below for tickets!

Need some Sequoia Spirit Wear?

Now's your chance! Spirit Wear is available again until February 7th. Use the order form below!

Dates to Remember

  • Feb. 8th - Family Bingo Night sponsored by SPC

  • Feb. 11th - No School: Lincoln's Birthday

  • Feb. 12th - Read-a-Thon Fundraiser information will go home

  • Feb. 18th - No School: Presidents Day

Sequoia Elementary School App

Please download our school app! You can buy lunches, report absences, email teachers and more! For android users please go to the Google play store and search Sequoia Elementary School. For iphone users, click on the button below and make sure to follow the directions carefully.