Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - September 23, 2022

Message from the Principal - Mrs. Nielsen

Dear Little Cedars Families,

It was so wonderful to see so many families last night at Open House/ Curriculum Night. We hope you learned about your child's classroom and enjoyed the evening.

Also yesterday, we had our first fire drill. I worked with the fire department on the best route for us to take to evacuate. We learned that going to Glacier Peak is the best place. We were all uncertain how it would go, but it was amazing! The students did an excellent job and had zero voice levels the entire time. I think it was the best drill we have ever had at Little Cedars! Great job Wolverines!

Well- I am off to take my son to University of Oregon. I will have both my children in college. I am looking forward to Monday seeing the beautiful smiles on all my LCE students. They bring me so much joy- thank you for sharing them with me.

Anne Nielsen

Principal, Little Cedars Elementary

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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

Kids in Motion Running Club

Little Cedars Kids in Motion is a running/walking club held every Tuesday during lunch recess for 1st – 6th graders and first recess for Kindergartners. The purpose of the club is to give students a positive activity to do at recess and to promote physical fitness.

Students will walk or run around the designated area on the school grounds. Each time they complete a lap, they will get a dot on their hand. For every 40 laps or five miles they run, the students will receive a paw charm. With their first paw they will receive a chain bracelet.

Any student running 40 or more laps this year will receive a ribbon for their accomplishment.

There will be a celebration at the end of the year for the students who accomplish the following:

Kindergarteners 150 laps

1st, 2nd & 3rd 200 laps

4th, 5th & 6th 250 laps

The top three overall runners and the top three runners in each grade will be awarded special prizes at the end of the year.

We decided that as a school we will earn balls to contribute to the ball cart by collectively running. A new ball will be added every 5000 total laps. This should equal two or three balls added per month.

All Little Cedars students are welcome to participate

Scholastic Book Order


If your child’s teacher does not use Scholastic book orders and you want to order, you are welcome use the library online account. The information is also on the library canvas page.

Class Order Due Date: 09/26/22

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Backpacks of Hope Donation Event

District classified (PSE) employees will be holding a food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, that will benefit Hope Creek Charitable Foundation. The food drive will be held at the Silver Firs Safeway (5802 134th Place SE in Everett). Proceeds will benefit the Hope Creek Charitable Foundation Backpacks of Hope, which provides healthy food over the weekends for local students impacted by food insecurity.

Individual items needed to support Backpacks Of Hope include:

  • Juice boxes
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast
  • Individual oatmeal packages
  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Individual size Chef Boyardee
  • Individual apple sauce cups
  • Individual diced fruit cups
  • Individual servings of peanut butter
  • Individual servings of jam
  • Granola bars
  • Individual bags of popcorn
  • Individual packages of crackers
  • Go-Go Squeeze veggies
  • Individual packages of chips


When: Oct 14-Oct 28th

Why: To encourage READING and to raise money for books & promoting reading at Little Cedars.

Where does the money students raise go? Seventy-five percent of the money stays at our school for books and to promote reading. Fifteen percent of what each student raises can be spent by that student at the online store as a reward. The student selects their prizes and the Read a Thon company mails the prizes at the end of our fundraiser. Previously, we kept 25% of the profit from our previous bookfair fundraiser. The company has had supply issues and recently added additional fuel charges to the book fair.

There will be both whole class and individual student rewards for reading minutes and donations.

Want a chance to win a trip to go to Disneyland? Find out how (Links to an external site.)

Promote your business? Little Cedars family, do you own or manage a business you would like to introduce to the families of our school? If so, we have something for you, an opportunity to promote your business while championing literacy at our school.

Our Read-A-Thon website will receive tens of thousands of page views. That's thousands of people looking at your brand over and over again! We will also print a copy of your ad to put in the hands of every family at our school.

One more thing. We will allow one business to be our Literacy Champion. That business will get to promote their brand on our Read-A-Thon bookmark that is given to every student in the school.

There are a limited number of spots, and they will sell out fast!

Click here (Links to an external site.) to reserve your spot today.

It would be so exciting to partner with you!

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.

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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.

K-3 highly capable program information

If your student is currently in grades K-3 and you are interested in your student receiving highly capable services to include learning opportunities with more depth, complexity, and acceleration in the classroom please be aware of the following information. Students currently identified for highly capable K-3 services do not need to go through the K-3 referral process.

Referral packets for the K-3 highly capable program are available in all elementary schools, and on the Snohomish School District websites in English, Spanish and Russian. The completed referral packet is due Wednesday, October 27 and can be turned in at your home school or the Snohomish School District office (drop box located by the main entrance) located at 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions, you may contact Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or email and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258.

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.
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2022-2023 School Year

  • Friday, October 14 - PTA BINGO

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

  • Friday, October 21 - Afterschool Book Club

  • 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.

District-approved community fliers

District-approved community fliers

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,