Little Cedars Elementary
Home of the Wolverines - January 6, 2022
Message from the Principal - Mrs. Nielsen
Dear Little Cedars Families,
Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a restful/ relaxing winter break. January is a busy month of concerts, days off, end of a semester and our school Spelling Bee! Check out the important dates below:
Thursday, January 12 - Fourth grade music concert- 6:30 pm
Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 25 - Watch D.O.G.S Event- 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 26 - PTA Spelling Bee- 8:30 am
Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
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Principal, Little Cedars Elementary
Watch D.O.G.S Information Event
We need Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)! If you are a dad, grandfather, step-fathes, uncle and/or other father we would for you to sign up and volunteer. Below are some examples of what to expect in the day of a Watch D.O.G.S. There will be another information meeting held on Wednesday, January 25. Please click here to see the event information: Watch D.O.G.S Event
Volunteer to be a Watch D.O.G.S!
Who can be a Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles and other father-figures.
You must have a background check approved before you are able to volunteer. To fill out a background check please visit this link: Volunteer
Watch D.O.G.S Sample Schedule
Little Cedars will be having a school-wide Spelling Bee on January 26. We are excited about having this again, and there will be some changes. The school-wide Bee will take place during the school day. Each classroom will have a winner that will advance to the school Bee. All 27 classrooms (Kindergarten - 6 Grade) will be represented.
Click this link to view letter regarding changes: Spelling Bee Changes.
Please let Mrs. Nielsen know if you have any questions.
Interested in serving as a substitute teacher and/or substitute paraeducator?
Our district is actively hiring certificated substitute teachers, emergency substitute teachers, and substitute paraeducators. Please visit https://www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs and click on the first link under Employment Opportunities to learn more about these open positions. If you have any questions regarding becoming a substitute, please contact the district's Guest Teacher & Substitute Services Coordinator, Shana Hainzinger, at email@example.com.
2022 LCE Spirit Days
- January 20 - Wild West Days - Dress in Western Wear
- February 10 - Ties and Tutus - Wear a tie or a tutu or both!
- March 24 - Superhero Day
- April 21 - Culture Day - Wear your cultures colors, attire or t-shirt
- May 12 - Sports Day - Wear something that represents your favorite sports team
- June 15 - To be determined
4/5/6 Highly Capable Program - February 3 deadline
Snohomish School District students who will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year 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.
- Thursday, December 15 - 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.
- Elementary 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Application Packet - English (2023-2024 School Year)
- Elementary 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Application Packet - Spanish (2023-204 School Year)
- Elementary 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program Application Packet - Russian (2023-2024 School Year)
- Wednesday, January 18 – There will be a parent/guardian information night held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish).
- Friday, February 3 - Completed referral packet deadline. Completed packets can be turned in at student home schools or the Snohomish School District Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). There is a drop box at the district office. The testing dates and times can be found in the referral packet.
- Saturday, March 4 - CoGAT testing will take place on Saturday, March 4, at the following times:
- From 8-10 a.m. at Central Emerson Elementary (Emerson Campus at 1103 Pine Avenue in Snohomish)
- 3rd graders from Cascade View Elementary, Cathcart Elementary, Central Emerson Elementary (Emerson Campus), Riverview Elementary and Seattle Hill Elementary
- From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Emerson Elementary (Emerson Campus at 1103 Pine Avenue in Snohomish)
- 3rd graders from Dutch Hill Elementary, Little Cedars Elementary, Machias Elementary and Totem Falls Elementary
- From 2-4 p.m. at Central Emerson Elementary (Emerson Campus at 1103 Pine Avenue in Snohomish)
- All 4th and 5th grade students
Next After School Book Club
The next After School Book Club will be Feburary 8 at 2:50-3:50
Students can sign-up on the library canvas page "Afterschool Book Club" button.
A new friend could be sitting right next to you. Joe and Ravi might be from very different places, but they're both stuck in the same place: SCHOOL. Joe had lived in the same town all his life and was doing just fine until his best friends moved away and left him on his own. Ravi's family just moved to America from India, and he's finding it pretty hard to figure out where he fits in. Joe and Ravi don't think they have anything in common -- but soon enough they have a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and a common mission: to take control of their lives over the course of a single crazy week.
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan is a story about the pressures of fitting in, the importance of showing empathy toward others, and the value of true friendship.
What is After School Book Club:
The after school book club is an opportunity for 25 students in grades 4-6 to read the book selection on their own and then meet after school for an hour to discuss the book, play games, have a book related snack and get a chance to win a book in our give away. The book is theirs to keep! There are 4 books selected each year. Each title is a stand alone meeting and students can choose to participate in one or all the after school book clubs if the titles interest them.
Little Cedars is delighted to participate in this grant program along with Sno-Isle library, Totem Falls, Riverview and Seattle Hill.
Kids in the Kitchen
Student Cooking Contest (4-6 grades)
Each year, the Snohomish School District holds the Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Competition, which is sponsored by the Food Service Dept. District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks. The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, February 10, do not have to be original. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the internet, etc. For more information, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/cookingcontest.
Community Language Partners
Little Cedars is a growing and diverse community. As we have more diverse families moving into the area we would like to form a list of people that speak different languages to welcome and make those families feel connected and included in the Little Cedars community. There are multiple ways you can connect with a new family, it could be a quick phone call, meeting for coffee or connecting at school. The meeting/phone does not have to be long. Just long enough to make the other parents feel welcome and supported in their own language.
If you are interested in connecting with new families that speak the same language. Please fill out the below form and send it to Mrs. Nielsen or email her the answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will keep a database of parents that are interested and the languages you speak. We are excited to welcome our new families and have your help/ support!
Inclement Weather Information
As we head into winter, a reminder regarding school closures, delayed starts and limited transportation (snow) routes and schedules. If inclement weather conditions occur, the district office will decide whether to:
- Hold school (regular hours)
- Hold school (delayed start) - All schools will start two hours late
- Close school
- District weather info - www.sno.wednet.edu/weather
- Limited transportation (snow) bus routes & schedules - www.sno.wednet.edu/snowroutes
- FlashAlert - http://www.flashalertseattle.net/closures-cats.html
- Puget Sound Energy outage map - https://pse.com/accoun.../servicealert/pages/outage-map.aspx
- Snohomish County PUD outage map - https://outagemap.snopud.com/
- Snohomish County road closure information - https://snohomishcountywa.gov/518/Road-Closures
- Snohomish County snow and ice response - https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2113/Snow-and-Ice-Response
Partner with us for Healthy Schools
In the last several weeks we have had several students coming to school with symptoms of respiratory and other illness. Because these illnesses spread quickly through the classroom, we are asking you to observe the following guidelines when deciding whether to send your child to school.
Please keep your child home if they have:
- A fever (>100.4 F) or chills. Your child should stay home for 24 hours after the fever is gone, without taking fever-reducing medication (ie.Tylenol/Advil);
- A cough, muscle or body aches, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell;
- Significant congestion or runny nose, sore throat, reddened eyes, green or yellow drainage from the nose;
- Fatigue or headache;
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (24 hours free - before returning to school).
If your child has any of the above symptoms, please reach out to your health care provider. It is encouraged that those with symptoms be tested for COVID-19. If testing positive, please reach out to your school nurse/health room for further guidance.
One of the most effective ways to control the spread of illness in school is to keep your child home when symptoms first appear. Frequent hand washing, covering mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing, wearing masks, socially distancing, and receiving preventable vaccines, help prevent the spread of germs, viruses and illness.
24/7 Access to Free E-Books
Student Online Access at Home
Students are able to access their Hello ID account from their home computer. Being able to access Hello ID at home gives students access at to the prepaid SSD apps. (ex. Britannica, Canvas, Gale databases, Typing Agent, Sora, Windows 365 suite)
Directions on how to access Hello ID:
- Navigate to this website: https://sno.helloid.com This is slightly different than at school.
- USERNAME: email@example.com (student's first and last name.)
- PASSWORD: 9 digit student ID number. This is the same password as the student laptop password from school
- Do you want to find it again? Bookmark it! Add Hello ID to your Bookmarks Bar: 1) click on the star in the upper right corner of the top bar 2) Choose to put it in your Bookmarks Bar
School Module - Immunization Records
Snohomish School District is changing how we manage student immunization records. We are now using the School Module, an online system provided by the Washington State Department of Health. The School Module allows us to quickly and efficiently check if your child has the vaccines required for school. This will save us time on finding and entering vaccination dates and free up time to work with students. Most children born and/or vaccinated in Washington already have their information in the system. You can access your child’s record at any time by signing up for MyIR at https://wa.myir.net/register. As we move to this system, the school nurse may ask you for more information about your child’s vaccination history. If your child is missing vaccines in the system, we may ask for a copy of their immunization record. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school nurse.
Little Cedars PTA News
Stay up to date with your Little Cedars PTA events:
We strive to benefit all students at Little Cedars Elementary in their education, health, safety and welfare as we connect with each other in our community.
2022 - 2023 School Year
Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
Thursday, January 12 - Fourth grade music concert
Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 25 - Watch D.O.G.S Event
Thursday, January 26 - PTA Spelling Bee
Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
Monday, February 27-Friday, March 10 - Apex Fundraising
Thursday, March 2 - Science Fair
Thursday, March 16 - Sixth grade music concert
Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
Friday, April 21 - Festival of Cultures
Monday, April 24-Wednesday, April 26 - Sixth grade camp
Thursday, May 4 - First and Third grade music concert
Thursday, May 18 - Kindergarten and Second grade music concert
Friday, May 19 - PTA Carnival
Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather m
Join our team! Visit www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs or call 360-563-7233 today!
Current high-need school and district openings include:
- Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
- Psychologists, Occupational/Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists
- Elementary and Secondary Teachers
- Administrative Assistants and Office Support
- Maintenance Workers, Plumbers, and Carpenters
- School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Drivers
- Substitute Teachers/Guest Teachers
- Substitute Paraeducators
- Kitchen Staff
- Swim Instructors
Snohomish School District positions
- If you would like to be considered for employment in the Snohomish School District, please login to submit a new application through our Frontline application tool.
- Please feel free to contact us in Human Resource Services at 360-563-7233 with any questions.
Snohomish Aquatic Center positions - If you would like to be considered for employment at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, please click here.
- Please feel free to contact Chris Bensen, Snohomish Aquatic Center Supervisor, at 360-563-1986 or 360-568-8030, with any questions.
Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider) positions - If you would like to be considered for employment with Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider), please click here.
- Please feel free to contact Marty Grasa, Chartwells K-12/Compass Group Manager, at 360-563-7357 with any questions.
Find it Fast
District-approved Community Fliers
District-approved community fliers
- BridgeWhiz for Youth
- Civil Air Patrol
- Civic Ambassadors Recruitment - City of Snohomish
- Climb the Mountain Free Online Speech and Debate Programs
- COVID-19 Study Conducted by UW and the Center for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Northwest - You and your family are invited to join a research study to help understand more about COVID-19. You do not need to be vaccinated to participate. You will receive free weekly COVID-19 PCR tests delivered to and picked up from the convenience of your home. Learn more at cascadiastudy.org.
- Cub Scouts Pack 193 and Calendar
- Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 41623 - Cathcart Elementary
- Girls Snolax Lacrosse Try if for Free! - January 7
- Girls Lacrosse - Try Us Out
- GPHS Swing Dance - January 21
- Seattle Children's Chorus Registration
- Snohomish Community Food Bank
- Strategic Kids Chess at Totem Falls Elementary
- Strategic Kids LEGO at Totem Falls Elementary
Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, email@example.com.