Sequoia Middle School TGIF

Friday, October 4th, 2019

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates


Mount Diablo Ed Fun Run - Saturday, October 5th

Last Day of the Quarter/Shortened Day (Wednesday Schedule) - Friday, October 11th

CJSF Food Drive Ends - Thursday, October 17th

Sequoia Halloween - Thursday, October 31st


Tea with Honey - Friday, November 1st

Veteran's Day (No School) - Monday, November 11th

80's Prom Auction - Saturday, November 16th

Thanksgiving Break - November 25th - 29th

Cookie Dough Delivery:

Otis Spunkmeyer PICK-UP: October 16. We need parent volunteers to help with our morning and afternoon shifts on pick-up day: Wednesday, October 16. Please sign-up to help here:

All orders must be picked-up on October 16, after school between 1-3pm. We do not have the freezer capacity to store unclaimed items. Please know the name of your child's 2nd or 6th period teacher (whichever teacher was on your order form) to help speedup delivery.

We had a great cookie dough sale, earning over $11,500 for the Sequoia PFC.

Celebrate Sequoia - 80's Prom Auction

Join us on November 16, 2019 for the most fun event of the year! We will be partying with a purpose, 80's style, from 6:30 -11:30 pm at the Heather Farm Lakeside Room. Interested in purchasing tickets? Want to learn how you can win prizes for donating to the auction? Then visit our website: Questions? Email us at:

MDUSD Transfer Window:

The MDUSD Transfer window will be open from October 15th - November 15th. All 8th grade students wishing to transfer away from their "Home" High School, must be in for a transfer. We will send out more details about this process by October 15th.

CJSF Food Drive:

CJSF is having a food drive from September 23rd to October 17th. Food will be donated to needy families. We will collect canned or packaged food in your student’s first-period class. We take things like coffee, tea, cereal, canned ham, peanut butter,

Mt. Diablo Education Foundation 5K:

Don’t forget to register for the Mt. Diablo Education Foundation 5k Run and Walk occurring on October 5, 2019 at Heather Farms Park in Walnut Creek from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. You can “Break a Sweat for Education” and enjoy a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded community members. The Mt. Diablo Education Foundation and “YoursHumanely” have teamed up for this event, and you can register today at the following website. The #MDEDF asks that you go to this link: to sign up for the run. Not only will you be joining the #MDEDFTeam, but the benefit will come right back to the students of Mt. Diablo through the foundation.

Have a great weekend!

Sequoia Updates:

Soccer Team:

Both Teams are 3-0 and playoff bound.

Next game: Monday, October 7th @ El Dorado

Click her for more information about Middle School Sports.

Homework Club:


Monday's - Room A3 with Mrs. Warholic

Tuesday's - Room C3 with Mrs. Sutherland

Thursday's - Room C7 with Mrs. Perlberg

Parent Patrol:

We ask for all families to work one day of Parent Patrol per student per year. We have found that these extra parent eyes on campus help keep our students safe. Click here to sign up if you haven't done so already. Parents are more than welcome to do extra days as well.

Renaissance Schedule - First Quarter

Applications Available For Pick Up

October 18,2019

Applications Due

October 25,2019

Renaissance Rewards Handed Out

October 30, 2019

Gold Card Lunch Permission Slips Due

November 6, 2019

Gold Card Lunch Grade 7

Week of November 18-21

Gold Card Lunch Grade 8

Week of November 18-21

Gold Card Lunch Grade 6

Week of November 18-21

Golden Ticket Drawing (lunch treat)

November 22, 2019

Perfect Attendance Drawing (lunch treat)

November 22, 2019

Character Ed

Character Ed : Time Management

We can all agree, there is an “art” to time management. We want to help our children to manage their time so they can achieve their full potential. Below are some good skills and habits to work on at home.

Good habits to develop for Time Management:

• Prep for school the night BEFORE

Prioritize your projects/activities. Map out the week ahead into categories:

◦ What needs to get done immediately- (look for bottlenecks)

◦ What can wait a bit longer

◦ What you want to do (recreational things- like watching TV, friends, or sports)

• Use a to-do list to break down assignments into smaller tasks so you can more accurately predict how long they will take

• Use agenda/planner, calendar or Apps.**See list of Apps below** Technology can be so useful to avoid procrastination!

Develop homework routines. Do it in same area, same general time everyday

Put limits on electronics—this is the biggest time drain! Self-regulation

Apps to organize and help with routines for teens:

Evernote. Teens can use this visual productivity tool to develop organizational skills as they see how keeping track of information -- everything with a place and everything in its place -- makes learning and living easier.

Remember The Milk. This task-organizing app can help all kids who need visual reminders to remember daily tasks.

Corkulous. This app allows you to collect, organize, and share your ideas. As teens gather information and organize it, they're making decisions and grouping photos, text, contacts, and more according to their own needs. To-Do List, Calendar, Reminders & Tasks. A robust organizer that keeps everything on schedule.

Habitica: Gamified Task Manager. Turns habit-building, habit-breaking, and productivity into a gaming experience.

Streaks. A habit-promoting, goal-tracking app that challenges users to achieve a "streak" of daily actions by tracking the number of consecutive days completed.

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 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 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