Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 12. Any students that were absent the first picture day or who are new to the school since October 16 will need to take their photo for the yearbook. We will begin promptly at 8:00.
Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach on the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm early Wednesday afternoon on Oct. 10, 2018. The storm’s heavy rain, high winds, and extreme storm surges caused massive destruction. Hurricane Michael was the first Category 4 storm in recorded history to make landfall in the northeast Gulf Coast. Join Sequoyah Elementary 3rd graders in gathering items to deliver to Hank’s Furniture Store to aid in the disaster relief. Together, we can all make a difference. We will collect October 29th- November 2nd at Sequoyah.
We are getting close to our book fair goal!! Remember online shopping is open until Oct. 31st! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3883418&direct=Y
Thank you for supporting our fundraiser. Please pick up items today 2-6! All students are encouraged to dress up in 50's attire Fri. We hope you will join us for the award assemblies Fri 1:15 (k/1) & 2:00 (gr 2-4). We hope to see you at the Sock Hop Fri. night 5:30-7:30
The library is in need of volunteers for the book fair on Monday, Oct. 22nd from 2-6:00 p.m. You can work as little or as long as you like!! We need help ringing up sales and totally receipts. If you can help, email Carmen Freeman at email@example.com
Reminders: Tomorrow is Fall Picture Day. These photos will go in the yearbook. The flu clinic will Wednesday a.m. All consent forms need to be turned in by then. Fri. night is Seq/CVE night @ the RSD football game. Student participants should be there by 6:45. Go Cyclones!
Tuesday is our Fall Picture Day! Please be on time as these pictures will be in the yearbook. Wednesday is our Flu Clinic. Students who turned in consent forms will be given their flu shots in the morning. If you would like for your child to receive their flu shot at school, all consent forms need to be turned in by Wednesday morning.. No flu shots will be given to children who have not turned in a consent form.
The kindergarten field trip to the pumpkin patch has been cancelled due to weather. We are hoping to possibly reschedule this!
Reminder: Tomorrow all students and staff are encouraged to participate in our Pajama Day in celebration of reaching our fundraiser goal. Wear your favorite pair of pj's!
Great Seq. Camp Out: Tues Oct 2nd @ 5:30. Join us for s'mores, fire safety, and a story teller! Students can wear camping gear that day. After GSCO, we will host Gettin' Down for Grice at 7:00 on upper playground. This fundraiser is in honor of our own Mrs. Grice.
Reminder: For your child's safety, morning car riders may NOT be dropped off before the 7:30 AM bell. A staff member does not go on duty until that time. We appreciate your help with this matter.
The schedule for tomorrow's bicycle rodeo is: 9:00-9:40 a.m.-- LaCour & Hay 9:45-10:25 a.m.-- Reese & Loop 10:30-11:10 a.m.-- Leavell & Cantu 12:30-1:10 p.m.-- Worley & Henderson 1:15-1:55 p.m.-- Charton & Dove **Bikes and helmets can be dropped off at school beginning at 7:30 a.m. Please have all bikes and helmets picked up by the end of the school day Also, it is super helpful for staff if bikes and helmets are labeled with your child's name**
Grandparent's Day lunches are this week!! Also, grandparents may purchase gift certificates for the upcoming book fair in October! They will be for sale before and after lunch. Our book fair is kind of a big deal!! Below you will also find the amended lunch schedules for this week. Monday: 4th Grade Grandparents at 12:00 p.m. 2nd grade will eat at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday: 3rd Grade Grandparents at 12:00 p.m. 2nd grade will eat at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday: 2nd grade grandparents at 12:00 p.m. Thursday: 1st Grade grandparents at 12:00 p.m. 2nd grade will eat at 10:55 a.m. Friday: Kindergarten grandparents at 12:00 p.m. 2nd grade will eat at 11:20 a.m.
Reminder: T-Shirt order forms are due Wed 9/5 for K-4 students. These shirts are worn on field trips and other special events. We need a form returned for every student. Additional forms are available in the office.
Seq. Robotics Mtg: Thurs., Aug. 30th at 5:30 in Seq. cafeteria, we will hold a robotics informational meeting. If your 3rd/4th grade child is interested in being apart of the Seq robotics team, you are encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there.
Parents-Sequoyah will begin using a new system called Peachjar to send home letters and information. The "September Dates to Remember" was sent out this morning via Peachjar. If you did not receive an email from Peachjar this morning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nicki will get you added to the email list.
Parent Information Dates and Times: Tuesday, Aug. 14th Kindergarten- 5:30 p.m. 2nd Grade- 6:15 p.m. 4th Grade- 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16th Smith/Blaylock- 5:30 p.m. 1st Grade- 5:30 p.m. 3rd Grade- 6:15 p.m. **Childcare will be provide in the library**
Seq. will celebrate our 50th year on May 24th! We are offering a special t-shirt to recognize this event. Order forms are due Friday, April 27th. If you have questions, please call the office.
Parents of 3rd graders please take note: Next week students in grades 3-4 will be taking the ACT Aspire tests Monday-Friday. 3rd graders will be coming in from their morning recess early. If your child will be eating breakfast at school, they must arrive by 7:40. Students will come into the building around 7:45 and breakfast will be served then.
Due to poor weather conditions expected on Friday, Apr. 13th, the Recess Rockers final mile has been cancelled. It has bee rescheduled for Tues., Apr. 17th at 1:30 p.m. We welcome you to come cheer on our runners!
Russellville School District is now accepting referrals for student placement in the Gifted and Talented (G/T) Program for the 2018-2019 school year. The G/T program is designed to serve high potential/high performing students who demonstrate above average intellectual ability, high task commitment, and above average creativity. If you have a 2nd-11th-grade student you feel should be considered for placement in this program, you may pick up a referral form from any Russellville elementary school office or the GT/AP Office at Russellville High School. The completed form must be returned to your child's school by Friday, April 13, 2018. For additional information call Dana Sumter, GT/AP Coordinator, at 479.968.3106 or email email@example.com
Russellville School District will host a Student Art Exhibition featuring artwork from 25 students in grades kindergarten-5th from each RSD elementary school. The Exhibition will take place Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at The Center for the Arts. The Student Art Exhibition will showcase the strongest fine art pieces from each school and students will be presented with award certificates after the show. Parents and community members can view the Exhibition until April 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Center for the Arts.
RSD Announces Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19 School Year RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 2, 2018) -- Russellville School District will hold kindergarten registration on April 16-17, 2018, from 6-7 p.m. Registration for Crawford, Dwight, and Sequoyah elementary schools will be on April 16, and registration for Center Valley, London, and Oakland Heights elementary schools will be on April 17. State law requires children be five years of age on or before August 1, 2018, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Children should be registered in the attendance zone in which they live and should bring the following information to registration: an official copy of child’s birth certificate; guardianship papers, if you have been court-appointed as a legal guardian; immunization record; record of current physical examination by physician (children are required to have a physical exam before entering school); Social Security card; and ARKids First/Medicaid card (if applicable). For more information about the kindergarten registration process, please contact Dr. Chris Barnes at (479) 968-5216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to make strategic, data-driven decisions, Russellville School District has partnered with Hanover Research to conduct research projects for our district for one year. The 2018 School Climate Survey is the first survey Hanover will be conducting for our district. The district is requesting participation from parents and community members in this 10-minute anonymous survey. The results of the survey will be used to guide our improvement planning process, and we need your participation in our improvement endeavors. The survey link will be available via this link: https://hanoverresearch.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40zEfTzt8VSGurP and on the RSD Facebook page from March 28th-April 11th. Parents will also be receiving a letter with the web link and a QR code this week. Thank you very much for your continued support of the Russellville School District. Working together, we make a positive difference in the future of our children.
Parents, don't forget to turn in your Square 1 Art fundraiser forms! We have extended the deadline for orders until Friday, March 30th!!! You can order online or by bringing your form to school. Online orders can be ordered at www.square1art.com.
All RSD schools will dismiss 90 minutes early Monday, February 19th. Late bus riders, car riders, and walkers will be dismissed at 1:40. Early bus riders, Boys & Girls Club, and daycare van riders will be dismissed shortly before 1:40.
RSD will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. for RMS and on Tuesday, February 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. for Kindergarten-5th grades. RHS and RJHS will hold Student Success/College and Career Readiness Conferences on Monday, Feb 12 from 1-7 p.m. There will be no school on Monday, Feb 12 and Tuesday, Feb 13 due to teacher professional development and P/T Conferences. Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 14.
It's here!! The Scholastic Book Fair will be open for business on Thursday, Feb. 8th. The book fair will be open daily from 8:00 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 13th, the book fair will be open from 1:00-7:00 p.m. during parent conferences. The selection is fantastic! The book fair will close on Friday, Feb. 16th at 1:00 p.m.
Parent teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Please use the link below to sign up for your child's conference. You may also call the office at 968-2134 https://ptcfast.com/schools/Sequoyah_Elementary
Russellville School District invites parents and the community to a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Showcase on Wednesday, January 31, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Center for the Arts. Those interested in attending can register online at http://bit.ly/RSDPLTW, or contact Judy Pennington, secondary curriculum director, at email@example.com or 479-967-6051.
January is School Board Member Recognition Month, and RSD would like to thank the seven school board members who advocate and shape the direction of our school district. Members of the RSD School Board include Morgan Barrett, Chris Cloud, Breanne Davis, Allan George, Jami Mullen, Jeff Phillips, and Wesley White.
Tues. evening is Computer Science Family Night at Seq. from 6:00-7:30. A note was sent Fri. with session details. Please select your sessions and arrive a few minutes early for session tickets.
Reminder: Nov. 28th is 3rd grade field trip to the Museum of Discovery. Permission slips, student($4) and chaperone($9) fees are due tomorrow.
Parents, please check the lost and found this week! We will be donating what is left on Monday.
Lunch schedule changes today only due to k-2 field trip. Lunch schedule : 10:55 (1st), 11:05 (k), 11:20 (2nd), 11:30 (4th), 11:45 (3rd). We apologize for last minute changes.
Friday, Oct. 27th is Sequoyah Elem. Night at the Cyclones football game. Students and staff will start lining up at 6:40 to lead players onto the field. Parents of younger students are asked to meet your child at the far end of the home bleachers. Dress warm and we hope to see you there.
Don't forget that this month is "Socktober." Bring a pair of new socks to donate to the Joseph House and get to wear your socks without shoes on Tuesday October 31!
No G/T this week for 3rd & 4th grade. The 3rd Grade Kickball Tournament has been rescheduled to Thursday due to Friday's forecast. 4th grade field trip to Crystal Bridges Friday is still on!
Parents- don't forget to be sending in your amazing photos for the yearbook! We have already had grandparent days, field trips, the sock hop, and more. Ashley Bryan will accept the photos through email. Photos can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please label photos with grade and teacher name.
Don't forget to join us tonight at the Sock Hop from 5:30-7:30!
Parents this Thursday is the Wild West Book Fair kickoff. Students may dress in western attire. Friday from 5:30-7:30 is the annual Sock Hop. There will be door prizes for students in 50's style dress, pizza, games, and the Sock Hop itself! We are so excited about all the events and hope to see you and your family this Friday!
Fundraising items may be picked up Friday from 2:30-5:30 at school. Items must be signed for & cannot be sent home with students. On behalf of PTO & Seq, thank you for your support!
Sequoyah t-shirts have arrived and everyone will be receiving them before their scheduled field trips. 2nd graders will get theirs Friday morning before leaving for Petit Jean.
Parents don't forget we are using PTCFast.com to make signups for Parent Teacher Conferences as convenient as possible. We hope to have 100% participation in conferences. Conferences are scheduled for Oct. 23 between 1 and 7. Please go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Sequoyah_Elementary to register and schedule a conference.
Can't wait to celebrate students excellent fundraising efforts with our Egg-Sell-It assembly @ 2:25 this afternoon! So much fun!
We use PTCFast.com to make signups for Parent Teacher Conferences as convenient as possible. Please remember we have no school Oct. 23 & 24. Conferences are scheduled for Oct. 23 between 1 and 7. Please go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Sequoyah_Elementary to register and schedule a conference.
Dr. Gotcher will host a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 6:30-8 p.m. on the social media platform Twitter. During the town hall, participants will have the opportunity to give feedback on three questions: what does RSD need to start doing, what does RSD need to stop doing, and what does RSD need to continue doing. The three questions will be released at different times throughout the evening on Dr. Gotcher’s Twitter account @mlgotcher. Participants are asked to use the hashtag #RSDListens when responding to the questions.
Great Seq Campout is Thurs at 5:45! We also invite you to the Cool Cafe foodtasting/book swap event that starts at 5:00 in the cafeteria. Students may dress in their favorite camping gear tomorrow.
Don't forget that tomorrow night is the Great Sequoyah Campout! The fun starts at 5:45 and ends at 7:45.
During the afternoon of Monday October 16th, the Russellville School District, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), is providing the flu vaccine to students and staff. Flu packets will be sent home with students over the next several weeks. Please read, complete, and sign the ADH consent form (front and back) and the RSD FERPA form. Both forms must be returned to the school nurse in order for your child to receive the flu vaccine at the school flu clinic. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have any questions.
The Child Nutrition Department would like to remind parents that a new application must be filled out each year to qualify for free and reduced meals. If you have not filled one out for the 2017-18 school year please fill one out as soon as possible. You can complete an application online at http://russellvillesd.nlappscloud.com or obtain a paper copy from your child's school.
Reminder: Fundraiser forms should be returned Monday morning, September 17th. Thanks to all who participated.
Tues, Sept. 5th PTO Mtg/Reort to Patrons 6:00 in cafeteria. Please join us!
3rd and 4th grade parents-We will have a mandatory meeting for all those wanting to sign up for the Sequoyah Robotics club. It will be this Thursday at 4:30. There we will discuss the requirements of the club and the application process Feel free to bring your student. Hope to see you there.
Please notify your teacher in writing by Fri if you are joining us for Mon's eclipse or if you do NOT wish for your child to participate. Reminder all guests should provide own eclipse glasses.
Parent Night Mtgs Tues k 5:30, 2nd 6:15, 4th 7:00; Thurs 1st 5:30, 3rd 6:15. Look for transportation letter sent today; eclipse letter home tomorrow. Ensure child's address/contact info is updated
Here are the times for our upcoming Parent Nights: Tuesday, August 15 K 5:30 2nd 6:15 4th 7:00 Thursday, August 17 1st 5:30 3rd 6:15
K/1st EOY Award Assembly is Fri at 8:30. Grades 2-4 EOY Award Assembly is Fri at 9:30. The last day of school is Tues May 30th and we will dismiss 1 hour early. Please pay all lunch charges by Fri.
The Sequoyah K-4 student body will be at the Center for the Arts from approximately 9:30 to 10:45 on Wed., May 17th for the Kindergarten End of Year Program.
May 10th birthday lunch rescheduled for May 25th. May, June and July birthdays celebrated 5-25-17.
4th completes ACTASPIRE testing this Tues. 3rd tests Wed and Thurs. Testing may create last minute changes to lunch schedule. If eating with child, call after 10:30 to inquire if time changed.
Square1 Art orders are due tomorrow! Go to square1art.com to place your order. Proceeds go to support learning in the art classroom (past purchases were kiln, slab roller).
Reminder: No school Mon. or Tues. Please schedule your Parent/Teacher Conference TODAY, if you haven't, @ https://ptcfast.com/schools/Sequoyah_Elementary or call the school office.
Seq. celebrates the 100th day of school Mon., Jan. 30th! 1st graders will be dressing up as 100 year old citizens and K students are asked to decorate and wear 100 day hats and their Seq. t-shirts.
Seq Group Picture Day Wed, Jan. 18th beginning at 8 a.m. Please look for today's note regarding our school messenger system. Your feedback is important.
2nd quarter Award's Ceremony will be held this Friday 1:30 for k/1 and 2:00 for 2-4. Hope to see you there!