Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - November 19th

Message from the Principals

Dear Little Cedars Families,


The November Fun Day will be Fall Colors Day. Wear your favorite fall color, red, yellow, orange or green on Wednesday November 24th.


The winter holidays are just around the corner. We are going to have a month of spirit. Look below for specifics for each day!


Reminder: 1/2 day early release (11:20 am) on November 24th. No School on November 25th and 26th.


Anne Nielsen and Ryan Painter

Principal and Assistant Principal

Spirit Days for December!

Clothes needed for our health room

Our health room could use the following items donated:

*boys sweatpants (small and medium)

*girls leggings (all sizes)

After school book club

Afterschool book club 8 copies left


Our LC Afterschool Book Club sponsors 4 books a year. Each book is a stand-alone meeting and students can choose to participate in 1 or all the titles based on interest and their schedule. Interested students can sign up on the LC library Canvas page. https://sno.instructure.com

The students who complete the online form receive a copy of the book to read, we meet and discuss the book, have an activity, sometimes meet the author, and give away read-alike books. The books are theirs to keep. This is a grant program sponsored by SEF.


Our next title, Red: The (Fairly) True Tale of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff is about Red, a young girl who takes after her grandmother and possesses powerful magic. Except…she refuses to use it. When she was young, everything she tried to do with her magic always went wrong, such as growing flowers that ended up blooming right out of her nose. RED: THE TRUE STORY OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Liesl Shurtliff

Counselor's Corner

Greetings, little Cedars families:

I hope this newsletter finds you anticipating a somewhat more “normal” Thanksgiving than last year! Naturally, there is an increased focus on gratitude at this time of year. Many of us, myself included, make a mental note around Thanksgiving to increase our gratitude practice throughout the year.

In recent years, there has been more and more research showing the mental and physical health benefits associated with an “attitude of gratitude”; these include better sleep, lower anxiety levels, improved immune system, increased empathy, and lower depression rates. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude

See the following link for some ideas for gratitude activities you can do with your children. I chose this site’s suggestion activities because it also has other valuable information on mindfulness and positive psychology concepts, geared towards children. https://blissfulkids.com/5-awesome-mindful-gratitude-activities-for-kids/

I am so grateful for this dedicated, supportive, and all-round amazing school community we have here at Little Cedars!

Volunteers to begin on December 6th

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 vaccination 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


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.

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:


  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release at 11:20
  • 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)

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.