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

Sequoia Updates

Student Holiday

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!

Classroom Update

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

Bunny Hop:

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:


District Playoffs

Sequoia Middle Girls A Team - District Champs!!! Great job Mr. Dodson and players

Flag Football

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:

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.

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!

Club Corner

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