Sequoia Middle School TGIF -

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Welcome to Sequoia Middle's new TGIF format.

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates

February:

Tea with Honey - February 2nd, 8-9 am

Sequoia Spirit Day - Friday, February 2nd

Basketball vs. Oak Grove - Monday, February 5th 3:30, 4:30, 5:30

Gold Card Lunches - February 5th - 9th

ELAC Meeting - Friday, February 9th, 8-9 am SMS Library

3rd Quarter Progress Report Window ends, February 9th.

Staff Development Day - February 12th (No School for Students)

8th Grade Exploratorium Field Trip - February 13th

Progress reports mailed February 16th.

President's Day Holiday - February 19th (School closed)

Sequoia Updates

I-Ready Testing:

We had a great two weeks of I-Ready testing. Our preliminary results show big gains across all three grade levels. Great job by students and staff.


Greetings from 511 Contra Costa and Street Smarts Diablo,

February 1 – March 31, 2018:

We are offering a second round of SchoolPool, our popular Free Bus Pass program for students in grades 6-12. Families can apply at www.schoolpool.org/bus between February 1 and March 31, 2018 for 20 free rides on County Connection. Offer is available for up to three students per household. Funding for SchoolPool is provided by 511 Contra Costa, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. (See Attachment Below)


Gold Card Lunch Schedule:

Monday - All 7th Grade

Tuesday - 8th Grade Last Names A-L

Wednesday - 8th Grade Last Names M-Z

Thursday - 6th Grade Last Names A-L

Friday - 6th Grade Last Names M-Z


Transfers:

District Lottery - Thursday, February 8th. Notifications by March 30th


8th Grade Parent Ad in 2018 Yearbook-

There are several ad spaces left in the 2018 Yearbook for 8th grade parents to commemorate their child’s last year at Sequoia. The cost of the color ad is $35 and includes a photo or photos and a message from the parents. If interested, please contact Mrs. Amerson as soon as possible at 682-8000 ext. 5675 or via email at amersonl@mdusd.org


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)

Counseling/Character Education

February= Kindness

There will be a little extra Kindness in the air this month!

We have several students, and clubs on campus that we call the “Kindness Warriors”. These are students and staff committed to helping our school be a positive place where everyone feels valued. They are instrumental in helping our school participate in National Kindness Week on Feb. 13-16.

Many fun activities are planned that range from: kindness chalk art on the blacktop, a “kind” scavenger hunt, a “kindness challenge”, kindness circles, promoting kindness inspired social media usage, and “kindness-grams” (on Valentine’s day) to freely share during lunch.

We are creating a culture of kindness at Sequoia Middle! Let’s keep it going!!!!

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.