Sequoia Middle School TGIF -

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Welcome to Sequoia Middle's new TGIF format.

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates

December:

Progress Reports Mailed Home (D's and F's) - December 1st

Volleyball Jamboree - Monday, December 4th

Washington DC Trip Student Meeting - December 7th, 2:45 pm C8

ELAC Meeting - December 8th - 8 am SMS Library

Tea with Honey - December 15th - 8 am SMS Library

Last School Day of 2017 - December 22nd

Winter Holiday - December 25th - January 5th


January:

School Resumes - Monday, January 8th

Martin Luther King Day Holiday - Monday, January 15th

Sequoia Updates

Pleasant Hill Hour of Code:

The Pleasant Hill Education Commission is hosting an Hour of Code event in the large community room at City Hall on Friday, December 8 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event is free and open to all students K-12 in Pleasant Hill. Students can sign up for one, two or three hours of coding. Laptops, donated by the Pleasant Hill Library, will be available to all participants during the event. Click here to register


Healthy Kids Survey:

We are asking parents to take the annual "Healthy Kids Survey". This anonymous parent survey provides great feedback for us on your experience here.

Click the link here to be directed to take the survey.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.


Students of the Month:

Congratulations to October Students of the Month

6th Grade: Brody B. and Fiona C.

7th Grade: Damik VF and Jacinta N.

8th Grade: Isabel G and Kristian K.


Homework Club Update:

Starting Monday, November 27th, there will be two homework clubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Monday - A3 (General) and E4 (ELL and General)

Tuesday - C3 (General) and B3 (ELL and General)

Thursday - C7 (General) and D7-Silver Days, C8 - Blue Days (ELL and General)


Middle School Sports:

Boys and Girls Basketball permission slips will be available Monday, November 27th in the office and are due Thursday, December 7th by 3pm. Tryouts will be December 12th and 14th after school in the gym. This is open to all grades.


We are looking for a Boys Basketball Coach for our 6th/7th Grade team. Let Mr. Carman know if you are interested (carmanj@mdusd.org). There is a small stipend for the six week season. Coaches must be finger-printed and TB tested.


Good luck to our Volleyball Team that will be playing in the Volleyball Jamboree on Monday, December 4th at Pleasant Hill Middle School.


Leadership Events:

Spirit Days:

December 13th - Sports Day

Activities:

6th Grade - Cocoa and Cookies December 15th 3-4 pm

7th/8th Grade - Blacklight Blowout December 15th 5 - 6:30 pm

Students must have ASB sticker and signed permission slip to attend.

Permission slips are due December 8th at 3pm and ASB Stickers available in office for $10. (Permission slips are attached below)


Career Day 2018!

On March 14th we will be holding our 5th Annual Career Day, when over 40 presenters will present to Sequoia students on a wide-range of professions. Career Day is a student favorite and a great way to be involved with Sequoia Middle School.


Career Day Presenters: Do you have a job you would be willing to talk about with our students? Perhaps a friend of family member has an interesting career and is great with 11-14 year olds? Open the attached Presenter Letter and Presenter Form to get more details about this fun and rewarding experience. Forms can be turned into the PFC box in the main office. (Attached Below)


Career Day Planning Committee: If you are interested, have questions or would like to be involved in planning Career Day, please join us on Friday, December 15th (right after Tea with Honey) from 9-10 in the library.


President's Volunteer Service Award:

All students are eligible to participate in this program.

Click here for more details.


Yearbook Ads for Yearbook:

8th Grade parents, do you want to purchase an ad in the 2018 yearbook for your student? Click here to find out more. Ads are due by December 23rd.

Counseling Corner

December Character Trait: Caring

It’s December and the perfect month to talk about CARING at Sequoia. During this month we will be providing our students opportunities for personal growth and development. They will be encouraged to step outside themselves and show others they care. From sending CARE-grams, to making chalk murals on the blacktop for all to see, it is our intention to help students become more caring, compassionate, empathetic young people!

Club Corner

Click here for a list of Clubs and Club meeting dates. (Updated November 17th, 2017)

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.