Sequoia Middle School TGIF -
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Calendar of Upcoming Dates
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
Spring Break - April 1st - April 5th
Parent Education Night - March 14th PM, March 15th AM
Sequoia Middle PFC and Sequoia Middle School are proud to sponsor
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Thank you, Sequoia Families, for making our school an amazing learning environment for our students!
After School Sports:
Monday, March 18th
Girls A 4:30 vs. Foothill at Foohill
Boys A 4:30 vs Foothill at Foothil
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!