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Sequoia Elementary Home Study Information

Free and Reduced Breakfasts and Lunches available 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  during the week until June 3rd on Monday (Double Mon. & Tues.),  Wednesday (Double Wed. & Thurs.) & Friday

  • Cambridge Elementary
  • Meadow Homes Elementary
  • El Dorado Middle School
  • Foothill Middle School
  • Riverview Middle School
  • Valley View Middle School
  • Mt. Diablo High School
  • Ygnacio Valley High School

Summer Meal service begins Friday, June 5th - , August 12th, following the same pattern of double lunches on Mondays, and Wednesdays and single lunch on Fridays, except for Friday July 3rd. See Grab'n Go Flyer.

 International Baccalaureate

Sequoia Elementary is an (IB) International Baccalaureate  Candidate School. 

KIDS for the BAY Guardian Award 2020

 

Guardian Award

Fourth Grade Teachers, left to right: Lisa Kehr, Heidi Silva, Laura Clack

Fourth Grade Team (Margot Lipkin [STEAM Lab Coordinator], Laura Clack, Lisa Kehr, and Heidi Silva) at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill

KIDS for the BAY is excited to present the Guardian Award 2020 to the fourth grade team at Sequoia Elementary School in Pleasant Hill! Every year STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Lab Coordinator Margot Lipkin and fourth grade teachers Laura Clack, Lisa Kehr and Heidi Silva work together to ensure that every fourth grade student receives a meaningful experience in environmental education. This team of teachers began working with KIDS for the BAY in the Watershed Action Program (WAP) in 2017. Ever since this experience, they have done an amazing job of integrating the WAP into their curriculum. Each year, teachers introduce the benefits of the WAP to their students and parents. Each class completes the four Classroom Lessons and the outdoor Field Trips, and presents the Schoolwide Assembly to their schoolmates. 

4th grade team“The KIDS for the BAY program has become a vital part of the Sequoia Elementary fourth grade curriculum for the past three years. With the support of our Principal Trish Kawahara and fellow teachers, we have also introduced first through third grade students at Sequoia to the KIDS for the BAY program via Schoolwide Assemblies. It is part of our mission to encourage students to become global citizens and stewards of our environment, oceans and more locally, the San Francisco Bay watershed.” — Margot Lipkin, STEAM Lab Coordinator, Sequoia Elementary School, Pleasant Hill

Kids for the Bay

STEAM Lab Coordinator, Margot Lipkin

During trash clean-up Field Trips teachers ensure safety, highlight important points from the lessons and analyze trash collection data with their classes. Sequoia Elementary also champions reducing waste at school. They have recycling bins across campus, and many teachers use compost as well. In addition, teachers repurpose and reuse supplies for many of their activities and encourage students to practice the Five Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Refuse). 

In the 2020-2021 school year the fourth grade team plans to integrate the KIDS for the BAY Watershed Action Program into their International Baccalaureate ‘Water Systems’ unit. The team will continue teaching the WAP lessons, outdoor Field Trips and litter clean-ups. Fourth grade students will continue leading Schoolwide Assemblies to teach younger students how to reduce stormwater pollution.

 “Students are always excited for their KIDS for the BAY lessons! We are honored to be chosen for the Guardian Award.”  — Margot Lipkin, STEAM Lab Coordinator, Sequoia Elementary School, Pleasant Hill

June 4, 2020

For a reading of Mr. Popper's Penguins  by Mrs. Kawahara, click on the Principal's Message

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Meals while school is closed for Summer

Grab' n Go Curbside Meals for Summer

 Note: Breakfast is offered daily from 7:30 am to 8:05 am for $2.00

          Attendance

If you think your child will be absent, please call the main office at (925) 682 8000 ext. 85302 Include your student's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Thank you!