Career Day at SMS
Hello Parents. We are planning our 2nd annual Career Day for our school on Wed., March 12th. We will have professionals from various careers give presentations to our students about what they do and how they got there. It’s a fun way to get our students thinking about their own interests and abilities and what steps they can take to pursue their dreams for the future. In the next few weeks, kids will choose two careers that they would like to learn about on Career Day. Included here is a link to a fun, online “Career Aptitude Test”. This might help them focus on their own interests.
We will be in need of parent volunteers the day of the event. If interested and available, please click HERE to sign up.
6th Grade Ice Cream Social
All 6th Graders are invited to the MultiUse Room after school this Friday, March 14, from 3-4:30 PM for an ice cream social. Tickets may be purchased for $3 or $2 with an ASB sticker. Get your ticket at the Student Store on Silver days in front of the school on Blue days. Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some frozen goodies.
National History Bee
The National History Bee was a success for Sequoia Middle. We were lucky enough to host the National History Bee Regionals sponsored by the Discovery Channel. The regional area covers most of northern California and two of our students will go to the national finals. The Sequoia champions are Liam O. and Hasib H. Our other participants, Gracie G. and Kyle E., did well in their rounds. Congratulations to all of our team and to a great experience for our school!
Children's Books Needed
The Library Club is celebrating “Read Across America Day” by collecting children’s books for Oakland’s Children’s Hospital. If you’ve been thinking of clearing off those book shelves then now’s a great time to do it. Books can be brought to the library on any Wednesday or Thursday in March.
Support Your Library
This is the last week of our Add-A-Day Campaign. MDUSD pays for only ONE day of library each week at Sequoia Middle. For the last four school years the PFC has fund raised to keep our school library open for an additional half-day each week. Click HERE to see a video about our library.
We are concluding our month-long effort to raise $15,000 for library time in the 2014-15 school year. Papers with MDUSD must be signed in March to let them know that we will contract for the additional half-day of library time next year.
Please consider donating what you can towards the Library Add-A-Day Campaign. A flyer will be sent home or you can click HERE for a copy. Thank you in advance for your support.
Homework Club is now available every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in Room C-3 from 2:45 – 3:45 pm. In Homework Club, students can get help in ANY subject for free!
Make Amazon Purchases Through SMS
Sequoia Middle School has partnered with Amazon.Com through a program called Amazon Associates. Sequoia is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
CLICK HERE to sign up.
Check below for Parent Patrol dates:
Mar. 12 - Career Day
Mar. 14 - 6th Grade Social 3-4:30 PM in the Multi-Use Room
Mar. 20 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture
Mar. 22 - Saturday School
Mar. 28 - End of 3rd Quarter
April 4 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards sent home
April 21-25 - Spring Break