Sequoia Elementary Newsletter

School News and Updates

Principal's Message

Next week we will begin a school recycling program at lunch time. We have an eager group of 6th graders that will help at each lunch time so students know what is recyclable or trash. Next year, we will expand our program to include compostable items as well. We are excited to have our Sequoia Giants Go Green!

Our family STEAM Night is next Thursday, April 18th from 5:30-7:30. Please join your child in learning through various Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities on campus. All the activities will be open during this two hour period so you can come and go at anytime. We will also have a food truck available for families who would like to purchase dinner.

Our Sequoia Parents Club is looking for a treasurer for the 2019-2020 school year. There will be support and training for this position so newcomers please feel welcome to reach out. If you are interested in this position, contact Amy Niesen at

Our annual Fine Arts Day is coming up on May 3rd. It is a great day for all our students to take part in various mediums of art. This day requires volunteers throughout the day so if you are interested, please click the link below:

Hope you enjoy the sunny weather this weekend!

Mrs. Clark

Spirit Wear Contest!

Sequoia Parents Club needs your child's help! We need a new logo for the 2019-2020 Spirit Wear. This logo will be printed on t-shirts, hoodies, hats and folders.

The Winner will receive a $50 gift card of their choice and tons of Spirit Wear Swag.

Here's some information to get your child started:

  • Open to all grades.
  • Design must include the words "Sequoia Elementary School" in any form
  • Design must include the school year "2019-2020"
  • Use only ONE color for your design like Black, Dark Grey or Dark Green or draw it in pencil.
  • Optional Items to add to your design: Sequoia Trees, the word “Giants”, “Santa Rosa, CA” or any item that captures the spirit at Sequoia Elementary.

The winning logo will be scanned and digitized for printing. Please contact Dian Ross, if you have any questions.

Clink the link below to download the contest flyer. Good Luck Designers!!!

State Testing Coming Soon...

Our annual state assessments will begin at the end of April. Please make every effort to have your child here each day of their testing week. If possible, make appointments after school or outside of the testing window.

Below are the testing dates for each grade:

3rd-4th grade - April 29th - May 2nd

5th-6th grade - May 6th - May 10th

Parents will receive a letter in your child's backpack explaining the testing process, a web page for you to explore and even sample test questions you can do with your child. I've included the letter below for you to review as well.

Dine and Donate: Amy's Drive Thru

Thursday, April 25th, 10am-10pm

58 Golf Course Drive West

Rohnert Park, CA

Amy's will donate 20% of ALL sales from families and friends for this event back to Sequoia! Show the cashier the flyer below or even a photo of the flyer.

A Spring Orchestra Concert

Monday, May 6th, 5:45pm

Village Elementary School, 900 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Sequoia, Matanzas, and Village

Elementary Schools Performances

Performance Times:

Sequoia Elementary Orchestras


Matanzas Elementary Orchestras


Village Elementary Orchestras


Students need to arrive 15 minutes early to tune.

Concert Dress is black slacks and a white dress shirt or dress to match.

2019 Spring Band and Chorus Concert

Tuesday, May 7th, 6pm

Sequoia MPR

6:00pm in the Sequoia MPR


4th grade Band

5th/6th grade Band

Please remember: Students should arrive 15 minutes early, dressed in “Concert Black and White” (Black pants or skirt, white shirt or blouse).

Dates to Remember

  • April 17th - Earthquake Drill

  • April 18th - STEAM Night, 5:30-7:30pm

  • April 25th - Dine and Donate at Amy's Drive Thru, 10am-10pm

  • May 3rd - Fine Arts Day

  • May 22nd - Open House

  • May 27th - No School (Memorial Day)

  • May 31st - Last Day of School (early release at 1:55pm)

Events and Activities Flyers

Sequoia Elementary School App

Please download our school app! You can buy lunches, report absences, email teachers and more! For android users please go to the Google play store and search Sequoia Elementary School. For iphone users, click on the button below and make sure to follow the directions carefully.