Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - December 3rd

Message from the Principals

Dear Little Cedars Families,


We are so excited to welcome volunteers into our building starting on December 6th! If you have not had a chance to learn about the requirements, please read below! We look forward to seeing you soon!


We kicked off our Spirit Days for December! It has been fun seeing all the clever ideas for the students to show their spirit. Below is the calendar for the remaining 10 days before winter break.


Reminder: 1/2 day early release (11:20 am) on December 17th.


Anne Nielsen and Ryan Painter

Principal and Assistant Principal

Spirit Days for December!

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.

Toy Drive

The holidays are near! If you want to help a family in need this season and bring a smile to a child’s face, please donate a new, unwrapped toy to our toy drive. The toy drive is going on now through December 17th.

Hour of Code

Hour of Code!

Log on to the library canvas page, click the “Coding” button and continue with the Hour of Code! Or click here for a direct link. https://hourofcode.com/us/learn The Hour of Code is Here

What is Creativity? (with Bill Gates, Malala, Rosario Dawson, Lisa Loeb and Susan Wojcicki)

Test to Stay Program

The Snohomish School District, the Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recognize the importance of students remaining in school after potential exposure to COVID-19 at school but are not showing any signs or symptoms of the virus. The Snohomish School District is participating in the DOH Test to Stay Program. The program will be implemented in our schools beginning Monday, December 6.


The state’s Test to Stay Program was introduced to keep exposed students in school after showing a negative test result to the COVID-19 virus. Students who are exposed at school would be tested with parental/guardian consent using rapid antigen tests administered by trained school personnel. A negative test result would allow students to stay in school.


In order to administer the rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the testing process, parents/guardians of students must enroll in the online registration tool at this link www.sno.wednet.edu/covidtestingregistration prior to testing. Students ages 18 and older can complete the registration process on their own. This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or students (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.


Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate for 10 days. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District.


Participation Guidelines - DOH Test to Stay Program:

  • Parent/guardian consent and registration of student is required.
  • Students may attend school but may not participate in extra or co-curricular activities. Students must remain in modified quarantine outside of school for 7 days.
  • Test #1 will be performed at school following recognition of exposure, and a second test will be collected 5-7 days after last exposure.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, they must isolate themselves at home and follow DOH isolation guidance.
  • Fully vaccinated students who meet the definition of close contact and remain asymptomatic are not required to quarantine or participate in the DOH Test to Stay Program. However, they are welcome to participate and are encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after their exposure date.
  • Students exposed to COVID-19 outside of school or as household contacts are not eligible to participate in this program, per the DOH.
  • Students not meeting guidelines will return to out-of-school quarantine process.
  • Students meeting the above guidelines may stay in school if they show negative results and show no symptoms of the virus.


The Snohomish School District is committed to keeping our schools safe and students healthy. Please join us by registering your child today. Please direct questions to your school principal or David Greene, COVID-19 Administrator, at 360-563-7245.


Important resources:

PTA Virtual Winter Event

Join us December 10, 2021, 7 p.m. on Zoom for a free virtual family event! We will build gingerbread houses, drink hot cocoa, and hear a winter story!

Please register by Friday, December 3rd at https://littlecedarspta.org/Packet/WinterEvent. Zoom link will be sent to registered participants next week. Supplies will be sent home from school with students. A big thank you to Smith Brothers Farms for donating new, empty milk cartons to us for using in our craft project!

E-mail events@littlecedarspta.org with any questions.

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:


  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release at 11:20 AM
  • 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.