Sequoia Middle School TGIF -
Friday, March 29th, 2019
Calendar of Upcoming Dates
Friday, March 29th - No School Cesar Chavez Birthday Observance
Spring Break - April 1st - April 5th
School Resumes - Monday, April 8th
6th Grade Field Trip - Bay Cruise April 10th
7th Grade Field Trip - Levi's Stadium April 11th
8th Grade End of Year Activities Parent Meeting - Tuesday, April 16th - 6 pm SMS Library
8th Grade Field Trip - Diary of Anne Frank April 18th
Sequoia Spring Festival - Friday, April 26th 5-7 pm
No School on Friday, March 29th
Cesar Chavez Birthday Observance
Contra Costa County Spelling Bee
Congratulations to 8th Grader Stephanie D. for finishing 6th place overall in the Contra Costa County Spelling Bee. Job well done Stephanie!
This last week we had one teacher come down with a bacterial skin infection.
While we do not believe that that the infection come from Sequoia, we are having the learning space deep cleaned today to be on the safe side. The area will ready to go when students return from Spring Break.
8th Grade End of the Year Activities Meeting
8th Grade parents, we are having a meeting to begin planning for our 8th Grade Promotion activities for the class of 2019. We are in need of a great group of parent volunteers to plan the 8th Grade Party, Picnic and support our Promotion event.
Tuesday, April 16th - 6pm in the SMS Library
Sequoia 3rd Quarter Renaissance Schedule
Applications Available for Pick Up March 22
Applications Due March 28
Rewards Handed Out April 10
Gold Lunch Permission Slips Due April 17
Gold Lunches - Sweet Tomatoes April 22 - April 25
Lunch Treats April 26
Gold Ticket, Perfect Attendance Drawing April 26
The Bunny Hop social will be on Friday, April 19th from 3-4pm. This social is for 6th graders only. Enjoy food, egg games, music, and fun. Permission slips are available in the office and in A-2. They are due to room A-2 by Tuesday, April 16th at 3pm. No late permission slips will be accepted. Students must present their ID card with an ASB sticker at the social in order to enter. It will be an egg-celent time!
STEM Camps for Girls and Boys
Calling all 6th and 7th Graders.
If you want to participate in the Robotics Camp at Valley View Middle, check out the flier attached to the TGIF.
Girls Camp is at Valley View Middle - June 10th - 14th.
Boys Camp is at Valley View Middle - June 17th - 21st.
This free camp is sponsored by Marathon.
After School Sports:
Sequoia Middle Girls A Team - District Champs!!! Great job Mr. Dodson and players
Flag football season starts after spring break. Tryouts will be Tuesday March 26th and Thursday March 28th after-school. Permission are available in the office and need to be turned in to the office by Monday March 25th. Practice will start the week after spring break and our first game will be Monday April 15.
Homework club is from 2:50 - 3:50
Monday - A3- with Mrs. Warholic
Tuesday - C3 - with Mrs. Sutherland
Thurday - C7 with Mrs. Perlberg
Updated Immunization Guidelines for 2019-2020 7th Graders
The immunization regulations have changed starting July 1, 2019. Students advancing to 7th grade will need to show proof of
· the standard required immunizations for school
· and 1 dose of Tdap (booster for tetanus; diphtheria; and pertussis, also called whooping cough), given on or after the 7th birthday,
· and 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox), both doses given after 12 months of age, or healthcare provider verified “had disease”.
Without proof of these additional immunizations, your child will not be allowed to attend school. Full letter attached to this email.
Please bring appropriate documentation to Maggie Bowker in the office.
Chicken Wing Dissection in Science 7
Chicken Wing Dissection #2
Taking off the Skin
Chicken Wing Dissection #3
Analyzing Muscle, Tendons and ligaments
Character Ed/Counseling Corner
Character Ed. for March: Courage
Teaching students the concept of courage is important, but teaching them how to develop a courageous sense of self is even more essential. Students face intimidating situations all the time and learning about courage can help them deal with challenging life situations. Students need courage when they stand up to present a report to class, when trying a new activity or when sticking up for their morals and values in the face of peer pressure. We need to equip students with the idea of courage and an understanding of how they can develop it in their own lives.
This month with the help of the Character Ed. leadership committee, Counselors will be hosting several activities for students to strengthen their “courage” muscles. We have games, sticky notes, positive courage dares and much more!