Sequoia Elementary Newsletter

School News and Updates

Principal Message

Dear Sequoia Families,

Happy New Year! We are glad to have all our students back on campus! Teachers and students have jumped right back in and it's been great to get back into the swing of things. This month will be focused on Kindness and we will spend the last week of January participating in the Great Kindness Challenge which is a global event that schools around the world will take part in. Sequoia is going to start 2020 moving in the right direction; kindness!

I wanted to remind you that we have an important SPC meeting next Thursday, Jan. 16th. We would love to have you attend to learn more about the "Taste of Sequoia" beer and wine tasting fundraising event and information about the possible purchase of a back up battery for our school to use on future PSPS days. We meet in the library at 6:30. Child care is available.

We are having a Dine and Donate next Wednesday, January 15th at Ricky's Eastbound from 4:30-8:30. You can bring the flyer (see below), show it on your phone or tell your server you're supporting Sequoia School and a percentage of your bill will go back to our school. We'd love to see you support our school and a local restaurant in Rincon Valley! Hope to see you there!

Mrs. Clark

Kinderbridge and Kindergarten Registration Starts January 21st

Children turning 5 on or before September 1, 2020 register for kindergarten. Children turning 5 September 2 - December 2 register for KinderBridge.

Late Start KinderBridge: Based on enrollment numbers the district will work on a case-by-case basis to extend the ending date for TK enrollment to students who will be turning five between December 3 and February 29, provided there is space in our district's TK classes. Please call Cindy at 707-542-7375 x4118 for more information.

Dine and Donate @ Ricky's Eastbound

Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 4:30-9:30pm

5755 Mountain Hawk Drive

Santa Rosa, CA

Bring the flyer, show it on your phone or tell your server you're supporting Sequoia school! Come in to eat or get take out, they do both!

2020 Lego Club January Sign Up!

Freestyle Building for all grades at Sequoia Elementary.

January 15th & 29th, 2020 - 2:15-3:15pm in the MPR

*Space is limited to 30 spots, please sign up early. We also need parent helpers, so please sign up too!

Here's the link to sign up:

Please contact Dian Ross if you have any questions. or 707-495-9241

Future Chefs Culinary Competition

Friday, Jan. 24th, 3pm

5305 Dupont Drive

Santa Rosa, CA

Calling all "Future Chefs" for our district culinary competition! We are looking for your favorite school lunch meal - reimagined!

Pick up your Recipe Card Entry form in the cafeteria, main office or download it below and turn it in by January 24th!

One lucky winner from the fourth or fifth grade from each school will be chosen as finalists to compete in our contest at Village Elementary School on March 25th. As a bonus, the winner of this even will be entered in a Future Chefs National Competition for some great prizes.

In Search of Yearbook Help!

If you are interested in helping to plan and coordinate our school yearbook, we could use your help! From pictures to layout, it's an exciting process. Even if you don't have a lot of experience, that's ok! We can help teach you what you need to know! Please contact Amy Niesen if you're interested at

Giant Insights Podcast # 2: Resilience in kids and adults

This episode is focused on building resilience in students and the adults who support them. Hope you enjoy the content. Please feel free to email us with feedback or future podcast ideas! or

Dates to Remember

  • January 14th - Boys Bball game @ Sequoia (vs Austin Creek)

  • January 15th - Dine and Donate @ Ricky's Eastbound

  • January 16th - Boys Bball game @ Matanzas

  • January 16th - SPC Meeting in Library @ 6:30pm

  • January 17th - Sequoia School Tour for prospective parents (9:00am)

  • January 20th - No School: MLK Jr Day

  • January 27-31st- Great Kindness Challenge Week

Events and Activities Flyers

Included in this week's flyers are:
  • Kinderbridge and Kindergarten Registration Flyer
  • RVLL 2020 Registration
  • RVEF Winter Enrichment Classes
  • RVMS Mobility (U.S. Airforce Band) Free Concert Flyer