Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - March 11th

Message from the Principal

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Thank you so much to the Little Cedars community for an incredible APEX Fun Run. We all had an amazing time running and we were happy for a sunny day! The Little Cedars staff is so thankful for all of the donations from families near and far! We surpassed our goal and we are appreciative of your generosity!


On Monday, March 14th, the students earned to turn Mr. Painter and me into human sundaes! The top earner in each class gets to put ice cream and toppings on top of our heads! We will send out a video of this next week! Once again, thank you so much for your support!


Attention: please read through the district communication that came up today about the updates about mask mandates. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me:

anne.nielsen@sno.wednet.edu


Anne Nielsen

Principal

Spring Into Kindergarten Event - March 16th

Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2022-2023 kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m. at district elementary schools. Families should complete and return their kindergarten registration paperwork that day. Each school will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more)

More event information and registration materials will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten.

“The Future Begins in Middle School:” - A special night for Spanish-speaking families

Spanish-speaking families with students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are invited to a special night at Valley View Middle School to help their child begin planning for the future. Come learn about the importance of early planning, student career pathways, registration for next year’s school year and how to pick courses with your child. College scholarships available to middle school students will also be discussed. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to support your child now to help them prepare for their future career!

  • Where: Valley View Middle School - 14308 Broadway Avenue SE in Snohomish
  • Date: Monday, March 14
  • Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.
  • Sign-up here to register: https://tinyurl.com/yckwp5xx
  • Questions? Contact Tami Lentz at 360.563.7290 (Spanish-speaking) or tami.lentz@sno.wednet.edu

Spring Conference Sign-up

Conferences will be held on March 29th, 30th and 31st. Students will be released at 11:20 on those three days as well as Friday, April 1st. You will have the option to have the conference in person or via Zoom. If you choose Zoom, a link to the Zoom conference will be sent to you closer to the date you scheduled. Please click on the link below to sign up with your student's teacher.


Kindergarten:

Miss. Johnson - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-miss

Mrs. Gates - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs23

Mrs. McMaster - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs24

Ms. Carr - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mscarr


First Grade:

Mrs. Bielski - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs25

Mrs. Spinner - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs26

Ms. Leck - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-msleck


Second Grade:

Mrs. Dearmon - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs27

Mrs. Graves - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs28

Mrs. Halvorson/ Mrs. Nermo: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs29

Mrs. Ingram-Bates: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs30


Third Grade:

Mrs. Leo - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs31

Mrs. Pederson - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs32

Mrs. Vaule - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs33

Ms. McCormack - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-msmccormack


Fourth Grade:

Mrs. Habib - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs34

Mrs. Hubbard - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs35

Mrs. Petruzzi-Benson - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs36


Fifth Grade:

Mrs. Jones - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs38

Mrs. Pladsen - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs39

Ms. Collins - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mscollins


Sixth Grade:

Mr. Pickett - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrpickett1

Mr. Rogers - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrrogers1

Mrs. Divito/ Miss. Lierman - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs37


4th/5th/6th:

Ms. Winter - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A4AF2FA0FAC61-mrs40

Book Fair Coming Soon!

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/littlecedarselementary



The Scholastic book fair will be 3/21-3/25

during your child’s regular library time!


Want your student to buy books, but don’t want to send your student to school with money? Consider setting up an eWallet account for the book fair.


  • Students can purchase with cash or eWallet

  • Don’t forget to include tax when you are estimating. The tax rate is 9.2 %

  • Students take the books home with them on their library day.

Book Gifting Program

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.

After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world.

https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/

https://imaginationlibrary.com/news-resources/parent-resources/

Extra Clothing Needed for Health Room

Our health room is in need of girls leggings sizes 7-8. If you have any girls leggings that you can donate, please drop them off at the office.

Class Photos on March 24th

Dorian will be here to take class photos on Thursday, March 24th. There is no purchase necessary for receiving a class photo. Dorian will supply each class with enough class photos for every student.


A purchase form from Dorian will be going home with your student for "Personality" individual photos which are optional. The personality photos will only be taken if you decide to purchase them. The individual personality photos will not be used in the Yearbook. Please look for an order form coming home with your student soon.

Little Cedars Pet Food Drive

Accepting donations March 14th - March 25th


Donation wish list:

  • Canned & Dry Food – Preferred brands Instinct, Wellness, Purina Fancy Feast, Blue Buffalo, Royal Canin, Lams Proactive Health, Merrick. Pate food for cats and kittens, no seafood.
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Rabbit & Guinea Pig Food
  • Pill Pockets

  • Cat Scratchers

  • Nylon Leashes 6ft

  • New Towels & Blankets

  • Dog, Puppy, Cats & Kitten Toys


LC meet up at Willis Tucker Dog Park on Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 am. BRING YOUR PUP!

PTA's Weekly Wolverine Newsletter

Keep up to date with Little Cedar's PTA by viewing their Weekly Wolverine Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ddb8a5ec1484/lceoctober-21-8858989?e=[UNIQID]


Highlights:

  • Science Fair: March 18th, 2022, 6 - 8 p.m. on Zoom. Cost is Free! Participants and Audience Members, please register online by March 14th.
  • Apex Fun Run Success!

After School Book Club - April 27th

Little Cedars library, together with the Snohomish public library, is hosting Space Case by

Stuart Gibbs for our book club!


It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called “a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller.”

Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.

And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games.

Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep... Goodreads, August 2017


Students wanting to participate need to commit to reading Space Case. Our group will meet only once, on April 27th at 2:50-3:45 pm. Students who have read the book will enjoy discussion and activities hosted by Little Cedars and Snohomish library staff.

To participate, please fill out the information on the electronic form on library canvas under After-school book club. Students who make this commitment and sign- up will receive a free copy of the book. The book will be theirs to keep! Limited copies are available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email. Corrin Richter 360-563-2939. Corrin.richter@sno.wednet.edu

National Reading Month!

NRAA | Rally To Read

Host: Orion Jean - TIME's 2021 'Kid of the Year' 11-year-old Orion Jean of Mansfield,Texas is the master of ceremonies for our reading celebration. As the leader of a national kindness challenge, Orion’s Race to Kindness has donated thousands of toys, books, and meals to those in need across the country. https://www.rallytoread.org/readacrossamerica

2022 Little Cedars Fun Days


  • 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

Counselors Corner

Greetings, Little Cedars’ families!

Here we are just about 2 years into the Covid-19 era, and we are now preparing for a big new development in our state and school’s protocol.

As you know, starting Monday, masks will no longer be required in our schools. This change will be met with a wide variety of emotions and responses. We expect to see quite a mix of choices among both our students and staff regarding if and when they “mask up,” and we understand that those choices may change at any time.

Please know that we are taking a strong stance of respecting everyone’s decisions in this matter, and that we will be reinforcing that expectation often to our students. That respectful approach to this delicate subject includes a policy that we don’t comment on others’ masked or unmasked status, and do not ask questions regarding people's reasons for their choice. People are curious, of course, and kids especially so; because of this, we ask that you please remind your children to not question others or make comments, and to role model this by refraining from doing so yourself while in their earshot.

Some children and/or their family members may be nervous about their children’s proximity to unmasked classmates and teachers. A good way to approach this situation is to remind your kids that, just like any other time they feel that someone is too close (in their “bubble,” as we phrase it), they can easily move away into their comfort zone.

Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns, and let me know if you would like me to check in with any of your children.

Take care, Libbie Moshier

360 563-2906 Libbie.moshier@sno.wednet.edu

Welcome back Volunteers

Please take the time to fill our our volunteer application:

Info is available here on your school website - https://www.sno.wednet.edu/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3455


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.

SNO-ISLE Libraries Student Access

Welcome to your student account!


sno-isle.org/studentaccount


Use SN + your student I.D. number to:

(Password/PIN is 1234)

  • Check out 10 physical items at any library location
  • Download 30 digital items (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
  • Access online homework help and streaming content
  • Use remote printing and pick up your prints at any library

SNO-ISLE Virtual Event

Check out the attached link for virtual events put on by Sno-Isle Libraries.

Pre-order your yearbook!

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

Upcoming important dates:


  • Tuesday, March 29th- Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences- 11:20 release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Monday, June 20th - 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, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.