Sequoia Middle School TGIF

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Welcome to Sequoia Middle's new TGIF format.

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates


Veteran's Day Observed - School Closed - Friday, November 10th

Tutu Tuesday - Tuesday, November 14th

Site Council Meeting - Tuesday, November 14th 3pm SMS Library

PFC Meeting - Tuesday, November 14th, 7pm SMS Library

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

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


Progress Reports Mailed Home (D's and F's) - December 1st

Volleyball Jamboree - Monday, December 4th

Sequoia Updates

Turkey Trot:

Big thanks to our PE teachers for hosting our 10th Annual Turkey Trot. We had over 900 Students and 23 staff members run for the Turkey. Congratulations to our student winners including Lev A. who ran a 4:51 (New Course and School Record). Staff winners were Ms. Stewart and Mr. Gregory. Click here for a quick video of the run.

Celebrate Sequoia

Thank you to Jen Cazeres and Connie Anderson for chairing our Celebrate Sequoia Auction last week, and thanks to the many volunteers who helped put on a great event. We raised over $20,000 that will be spent on supporting school programs.


Awards will be handed out today, November 9th. Lunch permission slips are due November 16th. Gold Card lunches will be November 28th, 29th and 30th.

Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Awards:

Magnetic holders for bumper stickers will be sold by CJSF ($3) in the office.

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.

After School Sports Volleyball:

All students (6th, 7th and 8th grades) are invited to play in the MDUSD Volleyball Jamboree at Pleasant Hill Middle School on Monday, December 4th. Interested students need to see Ms. Chase for a permission slip. There are only room for 15 players. First 15 players that turn them in make the team.

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

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 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 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