Sequoia Middle School TGIF -

Friday, October 5th, 2018

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates

October:


October 9th - PFC Meeting 7pm SMS Library

October 11th - Walk and Roll to School

October 12th - End of first Quarter, Shortened Day, 1 pm release

October 1st - 18th - Food Drive. All cans to 1st period class

October 17th - Cookie Dough Pick-Up - SMS Multi-Use Room

October 19th - Make up Photo Day

Sequoia Updates

School Transfers for 2019-2020:

Intradistrict Transfer Information Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school. The online Google application will be available October 15, 2018 - November 15, 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call x4069 for more information. The link will be found in the Student Services Department page or the Parent and Community Portal. We will post the link when it goes live.


Walk and Roll to School:

This Thursday, October 11th is Walk & Roll to School Day at Sequoia

This community event encourages walking and biking to school on October 11th in the front of the school starting at 7:15 am!

It’s fun, it’s healthy, it reduces traffic, and it’s pollution-free! Students can enjoy free slushies, receive prizes, and enter a free raffle drawing. Helmets will be available, as needed, before school for students on wheels. Live too far to walk or bike? Try getting dropped off a few blocks from school and walking the rest of the way!

Stay Safe with Street Smarts:

Ø Use crosswalks

Ø Make eye contact with drivers

Ø Wear helmets on bikes, skateboards, and scooters

Ø Bike on the right side of the road, go the same direction as cars

Ø Use lights and wear reflective clothing

Ø Parents: Drive with Street Smarts in the 25 MPH school zone.

FYI- Former PH Mayor Michael Harris and Officers from PHPD are planning to participate with us as well!



CJSF Food Drive:

The CJSF Food Drive is happening now! Until October 18, non-perishable food items may be donated to your student's 1st period class. The class that brings in the most donations will win a party!


Parent Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Parent Advisory Committe (PAC)

The PAC is an Board advisory group hosted by the Superintendent that meets monthly to share information on school programs, hear updates from district staff, and to provide input on ways to improve programs and opportunities for Mt. Diablo students. Each school is required to have a representative from their School Site Council or parent group to bring the information back to their site. Please let Mr. Honey know if you are interested by email at -honeyk@mdusd.org

  • Site Council:

We are looking for one more parent to serve on the Sequoia Site Council. Please email Mr. Honey at honeyk@mdusd.org if you are interested. Our next meeting is November 13th at 3 pm in the Sequoia Library

  • Parent Patrol:

We are always happy to have parents participate in parent patrol. Click here to sign-up.


Sequoia Soccer:

Congrats to our B team who was a 2- 1 winner over Foothill Middle on Monday. Our last Regular season game is Monday, October 8th at Riverview Middle School. Go Giants!


Homework Club:

Homework club is from 2:50 - 3:50

Monday - A3- with Mrs. Warholic

Tuesday - C3 - with Mrs. Sutherland

Thurday - C7 with Mrs. Perlberg

Character Ed/Counseling Corner

Sequoia Strong in Character—October Punctuality

Punctuality shows a person's respect for people and time. A large portion of punctuality is good time management. This month students are learning to use their time responsibly and manage daily priorities. Below are some ways to support these essential skills:

Prep for school the night BEFORE

Prioritize your projects/activities. Map out the week ahead into categories:

· What needs to get done (immediately-look for bottlenecks)

· Would like to get done (Can wait a bit longer)

· Want to do (Recreational things like watching TV)

Use a to-do list to break down assignments into smaller tasks so you can more accurately predict how long they will take

Use planner, calendar or Apps.* Technology can be a useful tool to and help avoid procrastination

Develop homework routines. Do it in same area, same general time everyday.

Put limits on electronics—this is the biggest time drain! Self-regulation

Have a place for everything to help minimize stress

Club Corner

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX student issues, please contact the Title IX Compliance Officer, Chris Holleran, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at holleranc@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX employee issues, please contact the Executive Director of Personnel, Leyla Benson, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at bensonl@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact the Equity Compliance Officer, Jennifer Sachs, Executive Director of Instructional Support, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at sachsj@mdusd.org.