Sequoia Middle School TGIF -

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Calendar of Upcoming Dates

March

Monday, March 11th - No School, Teacher In-Service Day

Thursday, March 14th - Parent Ed Night 7 pm (LIKE) See details below

Friday, March 15th - End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 15th - Tea with Honey - (Like) See Details below

Wednesday, March 20th - Career Day

Friday, March 29th - No School Cesar Chavez Birthday Observation


April

Spring Break - April 1st - April 5th

Sequoia Updates

Parent Education Night - March 14th PM, March 15th AM


Sequoia Middle PFC and Sequoia Middle School are proud to sponsor

"LIKE"

A documentary about the impact of Social Media on on our lives.

LIKE was created to explore the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of

technology on the brain. The filmmakers believe there is power, empathy, and

self-reflection in watching as a community. Watching together can spark change, help us

understand our habits, and give us permission to talk about important issues. The film is

47 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with Mrs. Stewart (Counselor) and Mr. Honey (Principal). This is designed to be an Adult-only event, we are working on how we can share this with our students.


We will be having two viewing sessions:

  • Thursday, March 14th at 7 pm in the SMS Library
  • Friday, March 15th at 8 am in the SMS Library (Tea with Honey)


We look forward to seeing you for a thought provoking event, as we work together to best manage the role of social media in our student's lives. Space is limited, Please RSVP below.


Click here for Trailer

RSVP Here


Sequoia School Wide Climate Survey

Each year 7th grade students and all parents are invited to take the California Healthy Kids Survey. Please take a moment to click on the parent survey, so we can receive your valuable feedback. The survey data is used to evaluate our Single Plan for Student Achievement goals as well as help our counselors/administrators in supporting our student's social/emotional needs. Thank you in advance for your time.


Click here for Survey


Course Cards

Administrators will start meeting with all 6th and 7th graders next week to discuss scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will need to fill out course cards with their top 8 elective choices for next year. We will include a PDF next week of our course cards or families can check the SMS Website next week.


Girls Camp

Calling all 6th and 7th Grade girls. If you want to participate in the Robotics Camp at Valley View Middle, check out the flier attached to the TGIF. Girls Camp is at Valley View Middle - June 10th - 14th. This free camp is sponsored by Marathon.


8th Grader High School Course Cards

All course cards given to 8th graders must be returned to the Office. This is for Mount Diablo, College Park and Ygnacio Valley. Concord High School Course Cards will be distributed on Tuesday to students.


Updated Immunization Guidelines for 2019-2020 7th Graders

The immunization regulations have changed starting July 1, 2019. Students advancing to 7th grade will need to show proof of

· the standard required immunizations for school

· and 1 dose of Tdap (booster for tetanus; diphtheria; and pertussis, also called whooping cough), given on or after the 7th birthday,

· and 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox), both doses given after 12 months of age, or healthcare provider verified “had disease”.

Without proof of these additional immunizations, your child will not be allowed to attend school. Full letter attached to this email.

Please bring appropriate documentation to Maggie Bowker in the office.


CAREER DAY is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (a silver day) and planning is well under way.

We are very excited because we have plenty of presenters.

We are still looking for PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to make our 2019 Career Day run smoothly. You may volunteer your time on the day of the event and/or donate food and beverage items for the Presenter Luncheon. Click here to sign up for volunteer and donation options. Please contact Jen White at sms.pfc.careerday@gmail.com with questions. Thank you, Sequoia Families, for making our school an amazing learning environment for our students!


After School Sports:

Basketball

District Playoffs

Monday, March 18th

Girls A 4:30 vs. Foothill at Foohill

Boys A 4:30 vs Foothill at Foothil


Homework Club:

Homework club is from 2:50 - 3:50

Monday - A3- with Mrs. Warholic

Tuesday - C3 - with Mrs. Sutherland

Thurday - C7 with Mrs. Perlberg

Character Ed/Counseling Corner

Character Ed. for March: Courage


Teaching students the concept of courage is important, but teaching them how to develop a courageous sense of self is even more essential. Students face intimidating situations all the time and learning about courage can help them deal with challenging life situations. Students need courage when they stand up to present a report to class, when trying a new activity or when sticking up for their morals and values in the face of peer pressure. We need to equip students with the idea of courage and an understanding of how they can develop it in their own lives.


This month with the help of the Character Ed. leadership committee, Counselors will be hosting several activities for students to strengthen their “courage” muscles. We have games, sticky notes, positive courage dares and much more!

Club Corner

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, 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, Michael A. Jimenez, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at jimenezma@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX employee issues, please contact the Executive Director of Personnel, Lisa Murphy Oates, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at murphyoatesl@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.