Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - September 17th

Message from the Principals

Dear Little Cedars Families,

What a wonderful five day week! It has been amazing getting to know each of the students!

I wanted to let you know that we have welcomed some new staff members to the Little Cedars family:

Tiffany Sells- Administrative Assistant in the office (

Angie Theaker- music teacher

Elizabeth Roller- Resource Room EA

Allen Forbus- nighttime custodian

Anne Nielsen and Ryan Painter

Principal and Assistant Principal

Zones of Regulation

This year we will be teaching students the Zones of Regulation to manage and respond to emotions. The purpose of the Zones of Regulation is to teach students to:

· Identify their feelings and levels of alertness

· Understand their feelings in context

· Use effective regulation tools

· Identify how and when to use tools

· Problem solve positive solutions

· Understand how their behaviors influence others’ thoughts and feelings

There are 4 zones, which are identified by the colors:

Blue Zone: Used to describe a low state of alertness. The Blue Zone is used to describe when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.

Green Zone: Used to describe the ideal state of alertness. A person may be described as calm, happy, focused, or content when he or she is in the Green Zone. The student feels a strong sense of internal control when in the Green Zone.

Yellow Zone: Used to describe a heightened state of alertness. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, or fear when in the Yellow Zone. The student’s energy is elevated yet he or she feels some sense of internal control in the Yellow Zone.

Red Zone: Used to describe an extremely heightened state of alertness. A person may be experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, panic, extreme grief, terror, or elation when in the Red Zone and feels a loss of control.

The Zones could be compared to traffic signs:

When given a green light, one is “good to go”. A yellow sign means be aware or take caution. A red light or sign means stop. The Blue Zone can be compared to rest area signs where one goes to rest or re-energize.

The classrooms are discussing that all emotions are okay. There are no bad emotions. All emotions can be experienced at different times. The Zones of Regulation help students label emotions and identify how they are feeling.

Thank you to our Second Grade team for this wonderful information!

Volunteer Application

We are hoping in the near future to be able to have volunteers on campus again. Please take the time to fill our our volunteer application:

Info is available here on your school website -

Virtual Bingo coming soon!

Save the Date: Virtual Family Bingo Night! Friday, Oct. 15th, 2021 via Zoom!

All families welcome at our free fall evening event! Zoom link and details coming soon!

Picture Days for 21/22

Upcoming important dates:

  • Monday, November 8-Friday, November 12, 2021 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day (no school)
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • 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)

First PTA Meeting of the year!

First PTA Meeting of the Year: Sept. 30th, 7 p.m. on Zoom

All families, teachers and staff are welcome!

On the Agenda:

  • Special Topic: Social-Emotional Learning with Mrs. Leese and Mrs. Spinner
  • School news and Q&A with Mrs. Nielsen and Mr. Painter
  • PTA Business: Approve annual PTA budget, goals and standing rules changes. Elect Co-VPs of Fundraising Lauren Waltzing & Danielle Gadek

Click to join Zoom Meeting, or enter the meeting info below:

Meeting ID: 884 9857 6954

Passcode: 001088

Join the PTA

Join the Little Cedars PTA! Joining the PTA shows your support for the school, gives you a vote at PTA meetings, and helps fund all our Little Cedars programs and scholarships. There is no obligation to volunteer or come to meetings – we are grateful for however you choose to be involved!

Individual Membership: $15

Family Membership (2 Adults): $25

Sponsor a Teacher: $10

The Little Cedars PTA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to benefit all students at Little Cedars Elementary in their education, health, safety and welfare as we connect with each other in our community. Together we plan, implement and provide funding for academic, social and community service activities throughout the school year.

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,