The Sequiota Scoop
A weekly glance at what's happening at Sequiota Elementary
Thank you for making fun night a huge success!! Our students appreciate your hard work and efforts!!
Next Monday we will have a drawing for a K-2 & a 3-5 $100 VISA Card!! Every student who returns an EXPLORE form will be entered in the drawing!!
A Glimpse At Next Year!
Parent input forms will go home this week in Friday folders. As I do not take teacher requests, it is important to share learning style or anything else you would like us to know when placing your child for next year. Forms will be due back by Friday, April 22nd. We appreciate your input! Teacher/Grade level assignments are always based on student enrollment. Right now what we plan for next year is listed below. Of course, if numbers change-placements may change as well. Please join me in welcoming 3 new staff members next year!!
Michelle Slominsky & Kathy Roman
Jessica Ridder & Laura Snelson
First/Second Grade Split:
Laura Mullins & Sheri Wadsworth
Bobbie Griffin, Katie Rinkoski & Traci Zay
Traci Nelson & Sarah Schofield
Brenda Popp, Krissi Kilburn & Mandy Collins
Introducing Jessica ridder! First Grade Teacher 2016-2017 School Year!
My name is Jessica Ridder! I graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2015. I began my first year of teaching in the East Newton School District at Granby Elementary teaching kindergarten. I am VERY excited to begin my journey teaching first grade at Sequiota!
As a part time job through high school and college, I worked as a gymnastics coach. Little did I know that this would have such an impact on my life. Through coaching, I realized my love for children and I learned how natural teaching came to me. Coaching gymnastics is what led me to my career choice of becoming an Early Childhood Educator.
As a child, I was lucky to have amazing teachers who I still reflect on today. Those teachers influenced my love of learning and helped to shape me into the educator that I have become. It is my goal to have that same impact on my students.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my family. My husband Brandon and I were married in June of 2015. We live in Springfield with our CRAZY and fun Labradoodle, Baymax. In my free time I love being outside, traveling, drinking Starbucks, reading and crocheting!
Introducing Laura Snelson! First Grade Teacher 2016-2017 School Year!
My name is Laura Snelson. I am very excited to be joining the Sequiota Elementary family! I was born and raised in Springfield, MO. I graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. While earning my degree, I student taught in a first grade class at Sequiota, 6 years ago. For the past 5 years, I have taught kindergarten at Weaver Elementary, in Springfield. I am thrilled to be joining the Sequiota tribe once again!
I am married to my wonderful husband, Noah and we have two boys. My boys are 5 and 2, they keep us very busy! When I am not at school, I enjoy playing with my boys, crafting, spending time with my extended family, and watching movies.
My passion is teaching young students. I love seeing how much children grow academically and individually, in one year. However, my favorite part of teaching is helping students track their goals and achievements and watching their faces light up as they see how much they have learned and grown. I am excited to begin this new journey at Sequiota!
Introducing Ann Lawyer! Special Education Teacher 2016-2017 School Year
Sequiota Night at the Springfield Cardinals! Tickets $11.00-On Sale Now
Thursday, April 28th, 7pm
955 East Trafficway Street
What's Happening @ Sequiota This Week? Read Below!
Monday 4th: Tickets for Sequiota Night at the Cardinals Game go on sale!!!
4th & 5th grade MAP test all week
5th grade band testing night @ Pershing 6-7:30
All Pro Dad Breakfast @ 7:30 a.m.
PTA Board Meeting @ 6:00
No School for Students
3rd grade MAP testing all week
Storytime w/Angel for Future Indians 2:15-3:15
PTA General Meeting @ 6:00
Kindergarten Preview Day 9:00-12:00
Student of the Month Breakfast @ 9:00
Retirement party for Mrs. Pawlowski, Mrs. Dougherty & Mrs. Keyes
Secretary's Day! Help us celebrate Melba!
Sequiota day to volunteer at the Clothing Bank
Singsations perform @ the Cardinals game
Celebration Assembly @ 10:00
4th grade Chat and Chew
WANT TO STAY CONNECTED AT SEQUIOTA? THE THREE BUTTONS BELOW WILL HELP YOU STAY INFORMED SO YOU WON'T MISS A THING!
Sequiota is a hidden treasure on the southeast side of Springfield! Over the last 50 years, Sequiota has changed in appearance but the values remain the same. We recently gathered to celebrate 50 years of education, success, community and family! Sequiota is a school where students come first and are at the heart of every decision made. Sequiota is home to some of the BEST families in Springfield! Sequiota would not have the ability to do all that it does without the support of our PTA. The Sequiota PTA truly has the students best interest at heart and serves as a huge foundation of Sequiota Elementary School. If you are looking for a school with a small community feel, you have come to the right place. At Sequiota, we are not just a school, we are a family that supports one another and collaborates to provide the BEST education possible for our students.