Sequoia Elementary Newsletter

School News and Updates

Principal's Message

Last week was memorable in many ways! Thank you to all of our staff, parents and greater Sequoia community for helping us pull off several events and activities last week. Walk and Roll had a record number of student and family participants this year. We saw students excited to eat more fruits and vegetables all week long, not just on Thursday, Healthy Lunch Day. And our amazing Sequoia Safari Walk-a-Thon was an absolute success! We can't make events like these happen without your time and effort and I am so grateful for how our community comes together to support students and families. I am proud to be a Sequoia Giant.

Tomorrow we will participate in the Great California Shakeout. Schools and businesses across California are all practicing their safety plans in case of an earthquake. These drills are to make us feel safe and prepared, and are not to scare anyone. We will practice our duck and cover and evacuation procedures. I will prepare a few scenarios with "injured" or "missing" staff or students so that our search and rescue teams can practice searching our campus and making sure protocols are in place properly. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to be in touch.

Lastly, our garden is in need of some TLC! We are going to have a Garden Work Party this Sunday, October 21st from 9am-12pm. We need help to weed, prune, trim and clear out garden boxes. On Friday, Oct.19th we will have a large debris box delivered to Sequoia and placed on Dupont Dr. near the garden gate.The debris box will be picked up promptly on Monday, but parking will be impacted during that time. Students, parents, grandparents, all are welcome! Even an hour of time would be helpful. Please look below for more details!


Mrs. Clark

Garden Work Party

Sunday, Oct. 21st, 9am-12pm

Sequoia Garden

Please join us on Sunday, October 21st from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a garden work party.

We have limited supplies so please bring any of the following:

  • hoes
  • shears (large and small)
  • rakes
  • gloves
  • (3-4) wheel barrel
  • (1-2) lawn mower
  • (1-2) weed eater/trimmer
  • (4-6) 55 gallon plastic trash cans and/or old tarps to transport yard waste to the debris box
  • Please label what you bring

We will be working on irrigation repairs.

If anyone has experience with this, we can use a few extra helpers.

Sixth graders, this counts for community service hours (remember to bring your form).

Please bring water, hat and sunscreen. We will have a large water cooler to refill water bottles.

Halloween Carnival

Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2-5pm

Sequoia Elementary MPR

Join us for a SPC sponsored Halloween Carnival!

Arts and Crafts, haunted stage, entertainment, and refreshments! Costumes encouraged.

Email Jeremy De La Torre to help set up, run and clean up the event.


  • Remember dogs and other animals are not allowed on campus before, during or after school hours.

  • Check out the lost and found for jackets, sweatshirts, lunch boxes and water bottles.

  • For safety purposes, please make sure you check in at the office whenever you are on campus during school hours. Even if you volunteer regularly, we'd like you to get a visitors badge at the office.

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 21st - Garden Work Party

  • Oct. 28th - Halloween Carnival

  • Nov. 2nd - Non Student Day

  • Nov. 12th - No School: Veterans Day

Events and Activities Flyers

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