Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - November 5th

Message from the Principals

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Our school Community Service Project will be a Food Drive supporting our local Snohomish Food Bank. It will begin Monday November 8th and run through Thursday November 18th. They are asking for specific items; Boxed Tea, stuffing, soup, cornbread mix, & cranberry sauce. Although we are sure they will accept any donations.


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


Anne Nielsen and Ryan Painter

Principal and Assistant Principal

Book Fair Online

Book trailers and links are on the library canvas page.

The book fair will be virtual this fall.

Students will view the book trailers during library and bring home the flyer the week of 11/1. You can purchase online anytime between 11/1 -11/14. Your purchases will be sent to your home. The shipping is free on purchases over $25.00.

Shopping is open 11/1 until 11/14 at the link below

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=littlecedarselementary

Here are a couple of key things to remember about your online book fair:

1. All orders are shipped directly to the student/family’s home.

2. The standard delivery time is approximately 7 to 10 after the order is submitted.

3. Over 6000 items are available online

4. Free shipping is available for book-only orders greater than $25

Click the link to take a virtual book fair tour

https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6206818915001

Conferences

Reminder: Students will be dismissed from school at 11:20 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of next week. There is no school on Thursday, November 11th.


Class Zoom Link for Fall Conferences


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1st




2nd




3rd


4th

Meeting ID: 511 664 7082

Passcode: 397122


5th

Meeting ID: 939 9010 2774

Passcode: 631878

Meeting ID: 936 1598 7614

Passcode: 408623

Meeting ID: 930 0024 1559

Passcode: 583962


6th


HC

Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians

Spanish-speaking parents/guardians throughout the Snohomish School District are invited to our first Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians on Monday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Middle School (14308 Broadway Ave SE in Snohomish). Come learn more about how to use:

  • Skyward and Canvas, the software applications used in the school district
  • Translation tools
  • Apps to learn and practice English

Click here to download the flier. Reserve your spot today! Space is limited to 50 participants. Unfortunately, due the current situation of COVID-19, small children are not permitted at the event. Sponsored by the migrant education program of the Snohomish School District. For more information or to register by text/phone/email, please contact Tami Lentz (habla español/Spanish-speaking) at 206-579-2800 or at tami.lentz@sno.wednet.edu.

Afterschool Book Club 4-6 grade

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. The selections are typically the first in a series and a vary by interest & genre. Titles are recommended for 4-6 grade, and we have 25 copies of each title to give away. 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

Covid allowing, we are hoping for in-person after school book club on Dec. 10 from 12:50-1:45.

Counselor's Corner

Greetings, families! Here it is Nov. already, and conferences are next week. Please remember, I am also available for a family conference, if you’d like one. Sometimes, I am invited to join the parent-teacher conference, but if you need additional time to discuss counseling-related issues, we can schedule our own separate time. To do so, please email or call me directly, as I am not on the sign-up schedule. Libbie.moshier@sno.wednet.edu, 360 563-2906.

For both parents and teachers, it’s sometimes a bit tricky at this time to find the balance between bringing to light areas of difficulty, and also striving to remain positive. This can be a challenging process, especially with students who tend to be down on themselves. Because of that, I thought this was a good time to share the following article on helping children who tend to be self-critical. https://childmind.org/article/how-to-help-kids-who-are-too-hard-on-themselves/

Needless to say, these past months have been challenging, and some of your children may be in need of counseling support beyond what I am able to offer here at school. Washington state has a mental health referral service, managed through Children’s Hospital. The link below explains the process and has both phone and online options to request assistance. https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/washington-mental-health-referral-service/family/

Finally, these darker days usher in a season of many holiday traditions from around the world. I want to note two of them happening in November.

The first is Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), occurring Nov. 1 and 2; this originated in Mexico, but is now celebrated throughout Latin America, as well https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/How-Do-You-Honor-Your-Ancestors Second, yesterday was the start of the Diwali holiday, an important holiday originating in India. Diwali - Festival of Lights | National Geographic

Let’s remember that we have students at Little Cedars who celebrate many different holidays. If any of you would like to share information about your families’ holiday traditions , please let me know!

Take care, Libbie

Little Cedars counselor

Volunteer Application

We are hoping in the near future to be able to have volunteers on campus again. 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

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:

  • Monday, November 8-Friday, November 12, 2021 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day (no school)
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • 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.