Sequoia Middle School TGIF

Friday, October 27th, 2017

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Welcome to Sequoia Middle's new TGIF format.

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates

October:

Report Cards to Students - Friday, October 27th


November:

Tea with Honey - Friday, November 3rd 8 am - SMS Library

Sequoia Spirit Day - Friday, November 3rd

Renaissance Applications due - Friday, November 3rd, by 3pm.

Celebrate Sequoia - Saturday, November 4th

Walk and Roll to School - Thursday, November 9th

Veteran's Day Observed - Friday, November 10th

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

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

Sequoia Halloween

Sequoia Middle School loves to celebrate Halloween. All students and staff are encouraged to dress-up on on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st.


Halloween Dress-Up Guidelines:

Students must be in dress code

No Full Face Paint or Masks

No Weapons (Swords, Guns, etc)

Have Fun!


Halloween Candy Drive:

Halloween candy donation - Candy donations will be collected in office and sent to US Troops by the Blue Star Moms in care packages. Collected 11/1-11/8 - candy must be wrapped and in a Ziploc bag.


UNICEF:

Trick or Treat for UNICEF (CJSF) - Students collecting for UNICEF 10/30 and 10/31 at lunch. Students interested in trick or treating for UNICEF can pick up a box from D6.

Sequoia Updates

September Students of the Month:

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month

6th Grade - Suhas M, Khushi N

7th Grade - Maddie R, Justin L.

8th Grade - Nicole M., Seth S.


Report Cards:

First Quarter Report Cards were handed-out to students today in their 8th period class.


Sequoia Renaissance Program:

Click here to find out more about the Sequoia Renaissance program.


Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance Awards:

Will be handed out 11/3 (Friday) 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.


Fire Relief:

Thank you to all Sequoia Families who donated to our Fire Relief programs. All donations and supplies are on their way to the impacted areas.


Site Council Election:

Congratulations to Virginia Kelly for joining the Sequoia Middle School Site Council!


SEQUOIA SOCCER

Congratulations to our Sequoia A team that won 4-2 in a shootout vs. Riverview. They advance to the finals on Monday, October 30th at 4:30 vs. Oak Grove.

Kudos to our Sequoia B team that lost in the semi-finals 3-0 in a shootout to Oak Grove. Great Season B 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


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

Sequoia Celebrates Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key, Stay DRUG FREE!

During students lunches this week we had conversations about the importance of staying drug free, making good choices, and how to avoid peer pressure. Students signed a school-wide pledge declaring they will: Think of their future, and stay drug free. Now would be a good time to have follow-up conversations with your student and ask them about their values, goals and future. Ask them how drug could impact or change their dreams.

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.