Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - December 17th

Message from the Principal

Dear Little Cedars Families,

December was such a fun month with the holiday spirit days! It was great to see the holiday cheer!

I wanted to let you know that the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have all moved inside to eat lunch. We started this two weeks ago. We will continue to eat inside until the weather turns warmer again. We are very thankful for the flexibility of our students and families while we are trying to keep the students safe during lunch time.

I want to thank all of you for the warm holiday wishes and gifts that were given to me this week. Little Cedars is such a special place and I am so lucky to lead this amazing school. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and I look forward to a continued partnership with you all. Happy holidays and I will see you in January!

Anne Nielsen


2022 Little Cedars Fun Days

  • January 28th - Disney Day - Wear something to represent a Disney character
  • February 25th - Sports Day - Wear your favorite team gear or colors
  • March 25th - Harry Potter Day - Wear something to represent a Harry Potter character
  • May 4th - May the 4th be with you - Wear something to represent a Star Wars character
  • April 29th - Wacky Day - Dress Wacky

What a Sweet Night!

Thank you for joining us on last week's Virtual Winter Event! We hope you and your kids had fun building gingerbread houses and seeing other LCE families!

The Yearbook committee would love to have some photos of your kids as they built their gingerbread houses. For possible inclusion in the yearbook, please submit photos to

January 4th PTA Meeting and Snohomish 2022 Levy Info

Join us at our PTA meeting on January 4th via Zoom! We will have guest speakers to present information about the Snohomish School District's levy measures that will be on the February 2022 ballot.

All Little Cedars families, staff and community members are welcome to attend! Our LCE principal team will be on hand to give school updates and answer questions as well.

Little Cedars PTA Membership Meeting
January 4, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Click to Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 6188 6429
Passcode: 625293

Student Art Contest Submissions Due Jan. 3

Little Cedars Reflections entries will be due January 3, 2022. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas above. Only original works of art are accepted. Entry forms and rulesavailable on our website.

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life. Students create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2021-2022 program year is "I Will Change the World By ..."

Please e-mail with questions, or if you can volunteer to help with judging!

February Book Club - Front Desk by Kelly Yang

In partnership with Sno-Isle , Totem Falls, Seattle Hill and Riverview we will zoom with the author Kelly Yang!

Friday the 11th at 2:00 for a Zoom Virtual Book Club. Sign up on the Library Canvas

Loosely based on Kelly Yang's experience growing up as an immigrant in America, this powerful, moving tale highlights the importance of tolerance and diversity, making it a must-read for kids. Front Desk takes place in the early '90s, but many of the heartbreaking stories mentioned in the book are still a reality for immigrants and minorities today.

Yang doesn't shy away from tough topics such as racism, fraud, bullying and poverty, and manages to present them in a way that's easy for kids to understand. As Mia's grasp of the English language grows and she uses her love of writing to change people's lives, kids will see that you're never too young to fight for what's right and make a difference.

Book Fair Orders

We received information from Scholastic that unfortunately some orders are still processing. Parents should get a shipping notification soon. Scholastics is sorry for the delay. You can check on your orders by calling 1/800-770-4662.


We are now able to welcome back volunteers on a limited basis.

Please take the time to fill our our volunteer application:

Info is available here on your school website -

Little Cedars Volunteer Guidelines

First and foremost, thank you for your willingness to support staff and students at Little Cedars. It means so much to your children to see you making a commitment to school.

All volunteers will be required to:

*complete and pass the background application

*present a valid state COVID-19 vaccination card

*present a valid state ID card

*sign-in at the school’s front desk

*wear a proper fitting mask/ face covering

*follow the school’s COVID-19 protocols.

*wear a visitor’s badge

*stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Characteristics of a great parent volunteer

Dependable, flexible, patient, positive, want to help staff and students, stay busy, be a model parent and volunteer in how you conduct yourself. We appreciate your time and energy!

Entering the building:

Anytime you want to enter our building, you must enter through the main doors at the front of school AND register at the front office.

When working with children-

You may see or hear something that concerns you. Confidentiality is a critical expectation. What you see here should be kept to yourself and shared with the teacher or principal should you be worried about their welfare.

Toy Drive

The Toy Drive is closed. Thank you to all who donated! We had a great turn out that will benefit many families in our community.

4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Information

Snohomish School District students who will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year and are invited to participate in the district’s 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program which provides learning opportunities around depth, complexity, and acceleration. If interested, the below dates and information are important. Students currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program do not need to complete the referral process.

  • Tuesday, December 14 - Referral packets for the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program will be available at all elementary schools, online and at the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish) in English, Spanish and Russian. Referral packets can be downloaded from the district website.

Questions can be directed to Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258 or

Test to Stay Program

The Snohomish School District, the Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognize the importance of students remaining in school after potential exposure to COVID-19 at school but are not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus. The Snohomish School District is participating in the DOH Test to Stay Program. The program will be implemented in our schools beginning Monday, December 6.

The state’s Test to Stay Program was introduced to keep exposed students in school after showing a negative test result to the COVID-19 virus. Students who are exposed at school would be tested with parental/guardian consent using rapid antigen tests administered by trained school personnel. A negative test result would allow students to stay in school.

In order to administer the rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the testing process, parents/guardians of students must enroll in the online registration tool at this link prior to testing. Students ages 18 and older can complete the registration process on their own. This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or students (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.

Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate for 10 days. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District.

Participation Guidelines - DOH Test to Stay Program:

  • Parent/guardian consent and registration of student is required.
  • Students may attend school but may not participate in extra or co-curricular activities. Students must remain in modified quarantine outside of school for 7 days.
  • Test #1 will be performed at school following recognition of exposure, and a second test will be collected 5-7 days after last exposure.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, they must isolate themselves at home and follow DOH isolation guidance.
  • Fully vaccinated students who meet the definition of close contact and remain asymptomatic are not required to quarantine or participate in the DOH Test to Stay Program. However, they are welcome to participate and are encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after their exposure date.
  • Students exposed to COVID-19 outside of school or as household contacts are not eligible to participate in this program, per the DOH.
  • Students not meeting guidelines will return to out-of-school quarantine process.
  • Students meeting the above guidelines may stay in school if they show negative results and show no symptoms of the virus.

The Snohomish School District is committed to keeping our schools safe and students healthy. Please join us by registering your child today. Please direct questions to your school principal or David Greene, COVID-19 Administrator, at 360-563-7245.

Important resources:

Pre-order your yearbook!

Don't forget to pre-order your yearbook at for $17! Yearbooks are distributed the last week of the school year. Scholarships are available for families in financial need.

Upcoming important dates:

  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release at 11:20 AM
  • Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 - Non-Student Day (no school)
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)

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,