The Sequiota Scoop

Monthly School Newsletter - May 2023

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A Note from Mrs. Wagner

Dear Families,

May always sneaks up on us, but once it's here it is jam-packed full of end-of-year testing and Fun! Please ensure you're reading your child's teacher's newsletters each week. They include details about when your child will be MAP testing and completing our Galileo tests, Field trips, and end-of-year activities.

We kick off two very important things next week:

1. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Please take the time to send a note or gift to your child's teachers to share how much you appreciate them. Please remember the awesome additional staff we have as well. Here's the link to the staff favorites list.

2. We kick off our biggest fundraiser of the year. Our Boosterthon Fun Run!! Your child already has a flyer in their Friday folder explaining how to register. Our goal is to raise $19,000 to put towards creating additional learning spaces around our building and continuing the amazing support provided by our PTA each year for Field trips, parties, school supplies, etc.

Since this is my last newsletter for the year I wish you all the best Summer, and look forward to seeing the kids return next Fall. If you're aware your child won't be returning to Sequiota next school year, please notify your child's teacher or front office.

-Mrs. Wagner

Sequiota Principal

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Upcoming Events

May 1st-12th:
  • 3-5th MAP Testing

**Please ensure your children are well rested, have eaten a good breakfast, and are here on time these weeks**

May 3-7: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Please send a note or gift to your child's teacher(s) to share how much you appreciate them

-Staff Favorites listed here

May 11:

  • Boosterthon Fun Run
  • 2 pm PTA Board meeting

May 12: School-wide - Reading Day! (more details to come from your child's teacher)

May 19th: Field Day (volunteers needed)

May 25th:

  • 5th Grade Promotion 8:30 am at Sequiota
  • Last Day of School (Two-Hour early release 12:20 pm)

Summer Dates:

-Explore: June 5-30 and July 5-31

-Kindergarten Orientation: August 10th: 5:30 pm

2023-2024 SPS Calendar

Sequiota Elementary Calendar

Click on this button to find our Sequiota Elementary Google Calendar

Click Image below to enroll your child for Explore!

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Memberships and MORE at this link!


Sequiota Behavior Expectations


This document outlines our behavior expectations for every area of the building.

Teachers will begin teaching these expectations to our students during the first week of school and will continue to reteach these expectations throughout the school year.

Feel free to review these expectations with your children to help reinforce positive choices at school.

Breakfast and Lunch Updates

If your child is eating breakfast at school please arrive no later than 7:00 am so they have plenty of time to eat breakfast in the cafeteria.

Students may pack a lunch but microwaves will not be available.

If you have not yet submitted your application for free/reduced lunches, please click HERE


  • Reduced Price Breakfast $0.30

  • Full Price Breakfast $1.60

  • Reduced Price Lunch $0.40

  • Full Price Lunch $2.95

  • Ala Carte Milk $0.65

Menus and how to add money to your student's account can be found here

Please do not send sodas with your child for lunch.

Visitors & Volunteers

In order to be in the building as a visitor during school hours, you must register with our visitor management system in the front office. This requires a driver's license.

If volunteering for the school during school hours we ask that you complete the volunteer application and background check.

For more information please visit this website: OR contact Sara Atkinson our school secretary and volunteer coordinator in the front office.

Lunch Visitors

Families are allowed to eat lunch with their child again - BUT we're asking for the following protocols to be followed:

  1. All visitors must sign in through the hall pass visitor system. This requires a photo i.d. the first time you sign-in.
  2. Please limit the number of visitors who come for lunch to two adults. Non-SPS siblings should not attend with the visitors.
  3. Please save these visits for special occasions - students need to interact with their peers at lunch.
  4. Families must sit at the visitor tables with their child only (other students will not be allowed to sit with you). There are two designated tables to sit at (look for the signs that say "Visitor Table"). Please do not bring food for other students either.
  5. Please do not wander around the lunch room interacting with all students. This is a connection for you and your child.
  6. Once we start dumping trash for your child's grade level please say your goodbyes and have them return to their class tables.
  7. Please show up on time. It's hard for students to watch their peers eat while waiting.
  8. Please refrain from taking pictures with other students in the background. Some of our students are on a media block and we do not want to dishonor their parent's wishes.
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