Cathcart Cougar Tracks

An Update on our school community

August 19, 2022

Upcoming Events

Cathcart Business Day

Wednesday, August 24,

Class assignments will be given to parents at our Cathcart Business Day, after parents have completed all beginning of the year paperwork: updating emergency contacts, volunteer paperwork, health records, etc. Class Fees will be $10 per student for the year. We will also have information regarding our Cathcart Parent Organization, WatchDogs, Unicycle Club, Snohomish Aquatic Center and more!

Cathcart Business Day will be held in the gym from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. and 6-7pm.

New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 31

Mr. Anderson, our principal, will be leading a tour of the school and new students will have the opportunity to go on a short school bus ride. Meet at the school gym on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30pm

Teacher Meet & Greet and Cathcart Parent Organization Social

Thursday, September 1

Meet the Teacher will be held in classrooms on from 2-2:30 p.m. Students may bring their school supplies to their classrooms during this time. The Cathcart Parent Organization will have an Root Beer social and open recess on the playground from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This is a fun time for kids to connect and play!

First Day School for grades 1st - 6th grades

Wednesday, September 7

Family Connection Kindergarten Meetings

September 7 – 9

Kindergartener families will sign up for a meeting time while they are at Business Day on August 24th. This is a time for you and your child to meet with your teacher and begin building a home-school partnership.

First Day of School for Kindergarten

Monday, September 12

Be sure to watch your email for more Back-to-School event information!

Cathcart Returning to Normal School Operations for 2022-23

The Center for Disease Control and Snohomish County Health Department and Snohomish School District have published updated health procedures that allow Cathcart Elementary to return to normal school operations this year. We will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines, while returning to two school lunches, parent pick-up on campus, more parent volunteers…

School Buses

We strongly encourage families to have students use school buses to come to school and back home. Our campus has very limited car parking available.

Please be sure to check the Snohomish School District Transportation page for more information about bus routes and schedules.

Parent Morning Drop Off

In the morning, starting at 8:25am, parents can drop students off in the southwest parking lot. Ms. Melinda will continue to supervise student drop off. We ask that parents not park in this lot. If you are walking onto campus please park in the east parking lot and walk across the street. Yes, parents can walk onto the campus this year.

Parent Pick Up End of the School Day

We encourage students to take the school bus as much as possible please. If parents do pick up students it is important to know that we will not continue to have a supervised student pick up in the southwest parking circle like we did the last two years during COVID. We will return to parent pick up on campus.

Beginning at 3:05, we will excuse bus riders when the bus arrives. Our goal is to have school buses leave as close to the end of the school day at 3:15pm as possible. Once students are on buses, the teachers will walk students out to the playground and have them line up on the dots for parents to pick up. We will have several paraeducators and other staff members supervising the line up to help parents pick up their students. If you are picking up your child it is important to be on campus by a little before 3:15pm to safely pick up your student. Parents are responsible for supervising their child upon pick up.

Calling All Cathcart Parent Volunteers

Cathcart and the Cathcart Parent Organization aim to restart as many volunteer opportunities as possible this year. So many of our awesome community events like Science Fair, Plays, BINGO, Art Smart, Watchdogs were put on hold during the Pandemic. We will be doing our best to encourage Cathcart parents to get reconnected. Our first step will be to encourage Cathcart parents to sign up to participate in these events at our Cathcart Business Day on August 24th.

New Cathcart Security Fencing and Community Access to the School

Snohomish School District has upgraded security fencing at Cathcart this year. They will continue to add security gates in order to reduce the number of entrances to the school and allow for better school lockdowns in the event of an emergency. The goal is to have one main community entrance that allow the community to come onto campus from the entrance in front of the office.

School Breakfast and Lunch

Last year all school meals were free for all students. This federal program has ended and students will pay for breakfast and lunch for 2022-23. Of course, families can apply for free or reduced school meals if they qualify.

Back to School Supplies

Back-to-School supply lists were distributed to Cathcart in June. We have also attached the link below for your convenience.

Working together

to help EVERY student become the best they can be

in a safe, friendly, fun community

Cathcart Elementary School


8201 188th Street SE Snohomish, WA 98296

Classroom Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:35 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Early Dismissal every Friday 8:35 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact Us

Main Number 360-563-7075

Attendance Line 360-563-7126

Be sure to check our website for up-to-date information at

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,