Sequoia Middle School TGIF

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Welcome to Sequoia Middle's new TGIF format.

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates


Disney Day - Wednesday, October 4th

Sequoia Spirit Day - Friday, October 6th

Tea with Honey - Friday, October 6th 8 am - 9 am

Tie dye Day - Wednesday, October 18th

Quarter 1 End - Friday, October 20th

Picture Day Make-Up - Friday, October 20th

Report Cards to Students - Friday, October 27th

Early Release Day - Friday, October 27th

Celebrate Sequoia - Saturday, November 4th

Sequoia Updates

Cookie Dough Fundraiser:

Cookie Dough pick-up is Wednesday, October 18th, in the Sequoia Multi-Use room from 12:45 - 3:30 pm. We do not have space to store frozen cookie dough overnight, so please make arrangements to pick-up on October 18th.

After School Safety Concerns:

Over the past two weeks, I have had several parents contact me about unsafe behavior after school. Several of our students have been reported running in the streets, crossing against a red light and even lying down in the roadway. While we have good supervision on campus, school officials can not monitor the downtown Pleasant Hill area after school. If your student is meeting downtown for their ride home, please review safety procedures with them. We don't want any of our students getting hurt!

Celebrate Sequoia Auction:

The excitement is building for Sequoia Middle School’s “Sock Hop” dinner, dance & auction – Saturday, November 4th, 2017 — at the Concord Hilton. Are you ready?

  1. Have you bought your tickets? Go to to buy them NOW! Search "“Celebrate Sequoia Auction”.
  2. Can you help us with donation acquisition? Here is the DONATION FORM:2017 Donation Form JC_form.
  3. Do you have something that you’d like to RE-GIFT? Fill out a donation form (print out form above) & drop off your donation and form in the office.
  4. Are you a baker and can donate a cake, cookies, pie etc.? Email Jen Knuckles at

This year’s theme is the Fabulous 50’s Sock Hop – all guests are invited to dress in 50’s themed attire, so dust off your dancing shoes, leather jackets and your poodle skirts and get ready to party with a purpose!


Sequoia Soccer keeps undefeated record as both A and B team beat Foothill Middle. Both teams are 3 -0. Next up is the playoffs starting Monday, October 16th. Go Sequoia Giants!

Picture Day Make-ups

Picture day make ups will be held October 20th. Please mark your calendars!


Please join the Sequoia Leadership class to flight Cancer and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Click here to donate


CJSF is having a food drive as one of our service projects. We are having our food drive from September 25th to October 19th. Food will be collected in period 5 classes and the Period 5 class with the most items will win a party. Food will be given to the families we adopt and to the Contra Costa Food Bank. Flyers will be posted in their classroom to give students ideas of what to bring. Start right away bringing food to your fifth period class. If you have any questions. Please see Mrs. Montoya.

Message from the Principal

Community Meetings:

Please join us Wednesday, October 11th at Valley View Middle School for our Pleasant Hill Community Meeting. Representatives from the School District and Principals will be on hand to solicit feedback from parents and community members. The event runs from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

Transfer Policy for 2018-2018 School Year:

8th grade parents, if you are looking to transfer within the Mount Diablo Unified School District for next school year, take a look at the link below. The transfer window is open from October 19th - November 17th. All transfers must be completed online.


Click below for information on Ygnacio Valley High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Community Speaker Series:

Mark your calendars for Simone Marean's talk on"Raising Resilient Girls". Hosted at Pleasant Hill MIddle School on November 8th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. See flyer below for more details.

Site Council:

We are looking for on additional Site Council member for the the 2017-2018 school year. Terms are for two years and meeting are held every other month. Please contact Mr. Honey - if you are interested or want to learn more about serving on Site Council.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions:

Counseling Corner

Sequoia Strong Character Education for October: Responsibility

Responsibility is taking ownership of thoughts, words, and actions. This trait is essential for becoming a healthy, happy, and productive person. Responsibility begins with “little things” like taking care of your belongings, working with a good attitude, resolving conflicts peacefully, and owning up to mistakes. Taking responsibility in these “little things” prepares students for greater opportunities in the future. We are responsible for ourselves, others, and our community at Sequoia!

Club Corner

Click here for a list of Clubs and Club meeting dates.