Sequoia Middle School TGIF

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

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Welcome to Sequoia Middle's new TGIF format.

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates

November:

Celebrate Sequoia - Saturday, November 4th

Walk and Roll to School - Thursday, November 9th

Veteran's Day Observed - Friday, November 10th

Tutu Tuesday - Tuesday, November 14th

Intra-District Transfer Window Closes - Thursday, November 17th

Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 20th - Friday, November 24th

Sequoia Updates

Celebrate Sequoia

We are looking forward to a great night tomorrow night. Thank you to all the families that have donated items, worked on the event or are attending.

Click here for the updated Auction Catalog.


Renaissance:

Awards will be handed out November 9th. Permission slips are due November 16th. Gold Card lunch will be November 28th, 29th and 30th.


Walk and Roll to School:

Thursday, November 9th is Walk and Roll to School Day! Free bike helmets for students who them and travel to school on wheels. Raffle tickets for anyone who walks/bikes to school. Raffles will be held for $5 Cold Stone Gift Cards.


Halloween Candy Donations:

Candy donations will be collected in the main office and set to US Troops by the Blue Star Moms in care packages. We will collect candy through November 8th. Candy must be wrapped and in a Ziploc bag.


Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Awards:

Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Awards were handed out today during 4th period. Honor Roll bumper stickers as well. Magnetic holders for bumper stickers will be sold by CJSF ($3).


President's Volunteer Service Award:

All students are eligible to participate in this program.

Click here for more details.


Yearbook Ads for Yearbook:

8th Grade parents, do you want to purchase an ad in the 2018 yearbook for your student? Click here to find out more. Ads are due by December 23rd.


SEQUOIA SOCCER

Our A Soccer team finished in 2nd place after a 1-0 loss to Oak Grove Middle in the district championship game. Congratulations to our team on a great season.

Message from the Principal

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 until November 17th. All transfers must be completed online.

See attachment below for 3 Step Process


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.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions: Honeyk@mdusd.org

Counseling Corner

November Character Trait: GRATITUDE

The result of numerous studies suggest that gratitude not only helps young people form, maintain, and strengthen supportive relationships, but it also helps them feel connected to a caring community.

Due to this, throughout the month of November, Sequoia Middle will be celebrating GRATITUDE in multiple ways. Next week we will start our “Wall of Gratitude”. This is an opportunity for students to write on post-its what or whom they are grateful towards. This is a powerful, reflective, visual that remains up during the entire month. Several students and clubs are also participating in Random Acts of Kindness to share their gratitiude. This year they choose to focus on their teachers. (Shhhh…teachers don’t know!)

Having a sense of purpose and gratitude for life gives youth a compass for creating a meaningful life. As adults, it’s our job to help our kids discover their passions and to find a path to purpose that resonates with them— with their values, interests, and dreams.

Click for copy of Gratitude Flyer below

Club Corner

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

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX student issues, please contact the Title IX Compliance Officer, Chris Holleran, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at holleranc@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX employee issues, please contact the Executive Director of Personnel, Leyla Benson, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at bensonl@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact the Equity Compliance Officer, Jennifer Sachs, Executive Director of Instructional Support, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at sachsj@mdusd.org.