Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - September 9, 2022

Message from the Principal - Mrs. Nielsen

Dear Little Cedars Families,

What a wonderful first three days! It was so incredible to have our 1st- 6th graders back in the building. I saw laughter, learning, and sheer happiness from students and staff. This is going to be a great year!

We are excited to welcome our kindergartners on Monday! There is an amazing group starting at Little Cedars! I am looking forward to working with them for the next seven years!

I hope you have a great weekend! I will be spending time with my three dogs (pictured above)! Enjoy the sunshine- we need to while it lasts!

Anne Nielsen

Principal, Little Cedars Elementary

Do you like gardening?

We are looking for a parent that would like to help with our garden. Ms. Moshier did a wonderful job taking care of this with students in the past! We are looking for someone that would be able to come once or twice a week (during the day) to help plant, weed, and take care of it with student helpers. Please let Anne Nielsen know if you are interested:

Vision and Hearing Sreening

  • Vision screening for grades 1-3 and 5 will be Monday, September 12.
  • Vision screening for Kindergarten will be Tuesday, September 13.

  • Hearing screening for Kindergarten, grades 1-3 and 5 will be Tuesday, September 20.

*** This this a change in date; there will be just one day of hearing screening.

Picture Days for 22/23 School Year

Grizzly Cubs sign-ups – September 1-30

Grizzly Cubs sign-ups are open from September 1-30. Grizzly Cubs is a mentoring program between Glacier Peak High School students and students from the four elementary schools that feed into Glacier Peak High School: Cathcart Elementary, Little Cedars Elementary, Seattle Hill Elementary and Totem Falls Elementary. Learn more and sign up at

Bus Transportation

Traversa Ride 360

  • New for 2022-2023 school year - Snohomish School District is now using Traversa Ride 360!

    Traversa Ride 360 provides secure access to student routing information. Traversa Ride 360 provides quick access to your child's routing information, which can include the bus stop, route, and bus number. This is accessible on mobile devices, and confidential and secure. This program can be accessed via the web or mobile app and is free to download and use. The user guide can be downloaded by clicking one of the links below:

    Parents/guardians will still need to use their student ID# and student date of birth to add their student to the app.

    Traversa Ride 360 website -

    Posted bus routes and pick-up and drop-off times are approximate. Please remember that traffic, weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause some routes to be early or delayed. Also, as students choose not to ride or to ride the bus during the school year, pick-up and drop-off times are adjusted. For example, the elimination of just one bus stop (because students no longer ride or are absent from stop on a particular day) can affect a route by 2-3 minutes. It is recommended that parents and students arrive at their bus stops at least five (5) minutes prior to the published times.

    It is our district’s practice that kindergarteners will not be let off the bus unless the student’s parent/guardian (or designated adult) is at the bus stop at the time of student drop-off. Kindergarteners whose parents are not at the bus stop will be returned to the student’s elementary school where the parent/guardian (or emergency contact) will be called for student pick-up.

    If you see an issue with your child’s transportation information, parent transportation assistance is currently available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 360-563-3525 or emailing

    Note: Parents/guardians of students on choice transfer/variance or in-district transfer will be responsible for providing student transportation to and from school. Bus passes will be approved on space availability and we will not be reviewed until four (4) weeks after school starts.

After school parent pick-up form

If you plan to pick up your child from school every day we ask that you fill out an After School Pick up form and return it to the office.

We ask that if there are any changes to the way your child will be going home after school to please call the office at 360-563-2900 and let us know as soon as you know of the change.

Also, please make sure that you have the sheet of paper with your child's name and grade in the dashboard so that we can quickly bring your child to you.

Attendance Reminders

Please call the school office 360-563-2920 daily to inform staff of your child’s absence. Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school. For our students’ safety and for their parents’ peace of mind, a Call Alert Program has been set up to notify parents if their child does not arrive at school. The program operates as follows:

If a student is going to be absent or tardy from school, the parent should call the school’s absentee message line (360-563-2920) before 8:10 a.m. in the morning. Messages may be left on this message line at any time night or day. If we have not heard from you, we will attempt to call you to verify your student’s safety. This takes a great deal of staff time because of our large enrollment, so please try to notify the office before school starts in the morning. Also, for safety reasons, no student may leave the school campus during the school day without being signed out in person by his/her guardian or a designated adult.

According to Snohomish School District policy, absences due to illness or a health condition; a religious observance when requested by the student’s parents; a school approved activity; a family emergency; a school disciplinary action or short-term suspension as required by state law, are excused. When a student returns to school after an absence, according to state law, they must bring a note from their parent(s) verifying the reason for the absence.

If an absence is excused, the student can make up all missed assignments outside of class under reasonable conditions and time limits established by his/her teacher(s), except that in participation-type classes, a student’s grade may be affected because of the student’s inability to make up activities conducted during a class period.

Classes start promptly at 8:10 a.m. Students arriving between 8:10 -10:10 a.m. will be marked tardy. Students arriving after 10:10 a.m. will be marked as half-day absent. Any student arriving after 8:10 a.m. should sign in at the office before proceeding to class.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Law requires all parents to have their children enrolled and attending school full time in the district in which they reside. Washington State Law requires us to schedule a conference with the parents of any child with two unexcused absences in a month. After the fifth unexcused absence, we are required to meet with you and establish an agreement for attendance. At the seventh unexcused absence in a month or the tenth unexcused absence in the school year, we are required to file a petition for a hearing in juvenile court.

Medication at School

:Medication is defined as all drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter. The school is authorized to administer oral medication by RCW 28A.210.260 and 28A.210.270 to students during school hours or while students are in the custody of the school only when necessary to permit the student to attend school. The staff does NOT administer medication by injection at school. Neither can they administer over the counter medication without the approved paperwork from your child’s healthcare provider (doctor).

Oral medication will be administered only when the school office is in receipt of a current, written request from a Licensed Health Care Provider and parent/legal guardian. Medication request forms are available in the school office and must be completely filled out. Medication must arrive at school in the original pharmacy container and delivered by an adult.

For more information please contact our Nurse Rose Flaherty

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Note – All school websites include Food Service info. Info is located:

  • Front page – There is a Menu icon.
  • Quicklinks on front page – There is a quicklink for Food Service (Including Free and Reduced Meal Information).
  • Departments & Programs channel – There is a section noted as Food Service.

Food Service

Important Food Service Links -

Free/Reduced Meal Applications

Each student household in the Snohomish School District will receive a free and reduced-price meal application in the mail in August. Forms can be found at your child's school or online at

Who should fill out an application?
Fill out the application if:

  • Total household income is the same or less than the amount on the chart.
  • You receive Basic Food, take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for your children.
  • You are applying for foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court.


Turn in the application to Snohomish School District, Attn: Meal Applications, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Be sure to submit only one application per household. We will notify you if the application is approved or denied. If any child you are applying for is homeless (McKinney-Vento), or migrant, check the appropriate box.

What counts as income? Who is considered a member of my household?
Look at the income chart below. Find your household size. Find your total household income. If members in the household are paid at different times during the month and you are unsure if your household is eligible, fill out an application and we will determine your income eligibility for you. The information you give will be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.

Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals regardless of personal use income. If you have questions about applying for meal benefits for foster children, please contact us at 360-563-7314.

USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines

  • Household is defined as all persons, including parents, children, grandparents, and all people related or unrelated who live in your home and share living expenses. If applying for a household with a foster child, you may include the foster child in the total household size.
  • Household income is considered to be the income each household member received before taxes. This includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. If including a foster child as part of the household, you must also include the foster child’s personal income. Do not report foster payments as income.

Little Cedars PTA News

Stay up to date with your Little Cedars PTA events by checking out their weekly newsletter:

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.

Please see our website for more information.

2022-2023 School Year

  • Monday, September 12 - Frist day of school for Kindergarten

  • Monday, September 12 - Vision screening grades 1-3 and 5

  • Tuesday, September 13 - Vision screening Kindergarten

  • Tuesday, September 13 - Hearing screening grades 1-3 and 5

  • Tuesday, September 20 - Hearing screening Kindergarten

  • Wednesday, September 21 - Picture Day

  • Thursday, September 22 - Open House

  • Friday, September 30 - Afterschool Book Club

  • Friday, October 14 - PTA BINGO

  • Friday, Octover 14 - 28 - Read-a-thon

  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)

  • Wednesday, November 2 - PTA Sponsored virtual even with author Aron Nels Steinke

  • Thursday, November 3 - Fifth grade music concert

  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day

  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release

  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break

  • Friday, December 9 - PTA Dance

  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release

  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break

  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break

  • Thursday, January 12 - Fourth grade music concert

  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day

  • 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

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Join our team!

Join our team! Visit 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
  • Custodians
  • Maintenance Workers, Plumbers, and Carpenters
  • School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Drivers
  • Substitute Teachers/Guest Teachers
  • Substitute Paraeducators
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Swim Instructors
  • Lifeguards

Snohomish School District positions

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.

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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,