The Sequiota Scoop

Bi-Weekly School Newsletter - March 18th-29th

Our Mission and Vision


Mission:

Our tribe inspires and challenges students to discover their unique and collective potential in a dynamic world!


Vision:

Teamwork: Be inclusive, Do your part

Respect: Celebrate differences

Innovate: Be Creative

Believe: In yourself

Engage: In the present, Prepare for the future

A Note from Mrs. Wagner

Dear Families,


I sure hope everyone enjoyed the break and spent lots of time as a family. Over the break, Sequiota received a "facelift" to our main entrance. We now have glass doors at the main office entrance that will be left unlocked during office hours (8:00-4:00). This will allow visitors to wait in the foyer (out of the weather) until Mrs. Melba can greet them. Our second set of foyer doors will remain locked at all times and will require a buzz in from the office.


Attendance Update:

Our average attendance percentage from Feb. 25 - Mar. 7 was 94.59%. We are very close to the district goal of 95%, but our site goal would be 97%.


Total tardies for Feb. 25-Mar. 7: 39 tardies (this is higher than it has been previously)



Volunteer Hours:

Please use this link to submit your hours completed at home or after regular school hours so we can honor our amazing volunteers!


Lunch with Students:

  • It's always a treat for students to have their families come to eat lunch with them. As with any treat, we'd like to save them for more special occasions such as birthdays. It's important that students get the chance to socialize with their peers at lunch.
  • Please remember that parents are welcome to eat lunch with their children, but we do ask that they do not bring food for other students or have other students sit with them outside of the APR.

Upcoming weeks at a Glance:

March 18-22

-Mon., Mar. 18

  • 4th Quarter Begins
  • 5th Grade Orchestra


-Tues., Mar. 19


-Wed., Mar. 20

  • 7:50 am Singsations Practice
  • 5th Grade Orchestra
  • 9 am Parents as Teachers Story Time in Sequiota Library


-Thurs., Mar. 21

  • 7:30 am - All Pro Dads
  • Spring Picture Day
  • 3:45-4:45 pm - S.T.E.A.M. Club


-Fri., Mar. 22

  • Box Tops/Best Choice Label Collection Day
  • Grade Cards come home


March 25-29

**SPRING BOOK FAIR**

-Mon., Mar. 25

  • 5th Grade Orchestra


-Tues., Mar. 26



-Wed., Mar. 27

  • Singsations Practice 7:50 am
  • 5th Grade Orchestra
  • Celebration Assembly 9:45am (Time changed due to 4th Grade field trip)
  • 4th Grade Field trip to Little Theater


-Thurs., Mar. 28

  • S.T.E.A.M. Club 3:45-4:45
  • S.T.E.A.M. Night 5:00-6:30 pm (Book Fair will be open)
  • PTA General meeting 6:30 pm


-Fri., Mar. 29

  • 5th Grade Visits Pershing

Make sure your voice is heard April 2

Please remember to vote April 2. On the ballot is an important issue that affects Springfield Public Schools students and staff. Voters will decide on Proposition S, which will fund 39 high-priority projects, including secure entrances at 31 schools, renovation or reconstruction of six schools, and the addition of preschool classrooms.


You are eligible to vote on Proposition S if you are a registered voter and live in the SPS attendance area even if you do not reside within the Springfield city limits. Just remember, if you pay taxes toward SPS you may vote on school issues like school board elections or bond and levy proposals.

Here is how SPS schools will benefit from Proposition SPS:


  • Secure entrances will be built at 31 schools
  • Renovation at Sunshine and Williams elementary schools and Hillcrest High School will address accessibility and security challenges, in addition to other improvements.

  • New schools will be constructed for Boyd and Delaware elementary schools and Jarrett Middle School, fixing all security and accessibility issues.

  • New storm shelters will be added to Boyd, Delaware, Williams, and Sunshine elementary schools, Jarrett Middle School and the southwest early childhood center.

  • Classroom space will be added to expand preschool services in the district.


For more information about Proposition S, visit SPS.org/PropS

It's time to register for Explore!

Sequiota is an Explore site this year. I will not be the principal for Explore at Sequiota because I have already committed to being the Principal at Artworks (Bingham site) for the first two weeks of June.


Mrs. Mercado is our Explore Site Liason if you have any questions you can email her at crmercado@spsmail.org.


Explore Website: https://www.sps.org/explore


Artworks information: https://www.sps.org/Page/2677

Sequiota 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

We would love to have your business participate as a sponsor for the Sequiota 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.


This event will raise money to purchase new book sets and other reading materials for our school book rooms. Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of organizing this event, including the purchase of t-shirts for all race participants, awards, and timing set-up fees. Any additional money received from sponsors will be put toward our fundraising goal.


Any business that donates $100 or more will have their logo placed on the back of the race t-shirt.


If you have any questions regarding this event or if would like to participate as a sponsor, please contact Bobbie Griffin (4th Grade teacher at Sequiota) at blgriffin@spsmail.org or at 417-523-5413.

Sequiota Elementary Calendar

Click on this button to find our Sequiota Elementary Google Calendar

Future Events

April 1-5

-Monday, April 1

  • 5th Grade Orchestra


-Tuesday, April 2


-Wednesday, April 3

  • 7:50 am Singsations Practice
  • 5th Grade Orchestra
  • 3:00 pm Parents as Teachers K-Prep


-Thursday, April 4


-Friday 5

  • Math Club 7:30 am


April 8-12

-Monday, April 8


-Tuesday, April 9

  • Pasta Express Night - 5th Grade competition


-Wednesday 10

  • 7:50 am Singsations Practice
  • 5th Grade Orchestra
  • 3:00 pm Parents as Teachers Story Time


-Thursday 11

  • School Store during Pow Wow 8:20-8:40
  • 5th Grade Music Program


-Friday 12

  • Box Tops/Best choice labels collection
  • 7:30 AM Math Club
  • 5:30 pm Fun Night

Volunteer at Sequiota!

If you're interested in volunteering at Sequiota or attending field trips with your child, you must fill out the volunteer application form first. Click on this button to access the form.

SLIME supplies needed for our Maker Space - Please drop off at the office

All STEAM classes will be making slime toward the end of the school year. If you would like to donate supplies, they are listed below:

  • Elmers glue (liquid school glue; gallon size please)
  • baking soda (large bags)
  • Contact lens saline solution
  • Glitter (any color, any size)
  • Googly eyes (any smaller sizes)
  • Food coloring
  • Borax
MySPS App

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SPARC at Sequiota

Click on this button to find out the current after school options being offered from SPARC