Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - October 29th

Message from the Principals

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Next week your child will be bringing home stars for your family to fill out for Veteran's Day. We are not able to have a Veteran's Assembly this year, but we would still like to honor our Veterans. Please take a moment to fill out a star/ stars and send them back with your child by November 8th. We will then hang the stars throughout our hallways. Thank you for your help with this project!



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 and Virtual Book Fair

Conferences will be held on November 8th, 9th, and 10th. Students will be released at 11:20 on those three days and also on November 12th. Remember there will be no school on November 11th. These conferences will all be Zoom conferences. If you have not signed up yet, please click on your child's teacher below to be directed to their class sign-up sheet.


Kindergarten:

Ms. Carr

Mrs. Gates

Mrs. McMaster

Miss Johnson


1st Grade:

Mrs. Bielski

Ms. Leck

Mrs. Spinner


2nd Grade:

Mrs. Dearmon

Mrs. Graves

Mrs. Ingram-Bate

Mrs. Halvorson/ Mrs. Nermo


3rd Grade:

Mrs. Leo

Ms. McCormack

Mrs. Pederson

Mrs. Vaule



4th Grade:

Mrs. Habib

Mrs. Hubbard

Mrs. Petruzzi-Benson



5th Grade:

Ms. Collins

Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Pladsen


6th Grade:

Mrs. Divito

Mr. Pickett

Mr. Rogers


4th, 5th and 6th Grade:

Mrs. Winter



We will also be having a Virtual Book Fair. More info. will come as we get closer. Our fair will be open Nov. 1st - Nov, 14th. Here is a link for more information:

https://youtu.be/4u8e9BRm6Bw

Masks

Please make sure to pack extra masks in your student's backpack. Students are needing a spare mask when theirs gets wet or dirty.

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.

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.

PTA Communication



Sign Up for Lego Club

LEGO Club is starting out virtual this fall! In LEGO Club, students are presented with building challenges and themes as well as opportunities for free-form building and playing with friends. We’ll have activities geared for all age groups (K-6th), and there’s no need for kids to have their own LEGOs (a kit will be supplied to students).

Sign up on the PTA Website (until slots are full) at https://littlecedarspta.org/Packet/LEGOClub/FamilyInfoSignedInPacketPage/0.

Meeting Dates: Meets every other Wednesday after school, starting via Zoom call. In-person club meetings will start as soon as allowed, and will be right after school for one hour. Please see sign-up link for more info.

Dues: $25 donation per student. Scholarships are available for families in need.


Yearbook Photos

6th grade families – We need a baby photo of your 6th Grader for their very LAST elementary school yearbook! Please submit a photo, even if you don’t plan to purchase a yearbook this year. Photos due November 5. E-mail photos to our Yearbook Committee at Yearbook@littlecedarspta.org. Make sure to attach the full-sized, high-quality images, not smaller versions from Facebook posts or messages. Please include your child's name and grade. Or, upload them directly at https://images.memoryebooks.com. Enter User ID 416445989 .


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.



Student Directory Opt-Out

Every year, the Little Cedars PTA publishes a student directory with contact information for parents and staff. One printed student directory will be provided per family, free of charge.


All students will appear in the directory in an alphabetized class list, sorted by grade. Being included is optional, and you may opt out of having all or some of your information included. The school district will also remove family info that is marked "do not share" or "confidential" in its records.


To opt out or change your info, please print this form (https://littlecedarspta.org/Doc/First%20Day%20Packet/Directory%20Opt%20Out%20Form%202021-22.pdf ) and return it to school by November 12.



Sign-Up to bring Teacher Conference Week Meals

Conference Week means long days for our teachers! This year we get to resume our PTA tradition of providing food for our teachers -- so they have time to eat a warm meal between parent conferences!

Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aa4aa2ea6fc1-fall9 ! There are items that are easy to drop off in the morning before school, hot dishes that can be dropped off in a slow-cooker, and short volunteer shifts in the morning, afternoon and evening.


Whether you would like to make your favorite dish or provide a store-bought item (Costco is great as they have larger portions for our many teachers) -- we welcome your contributions!

Please e-mail president@littlecedarspta.org with any questions or ideas.


Sponsor our Staff Members

Little Cedars families, this fall you've already sponsored PTA memberships for ALL our K-6 classroom teachers and more than half our staff! Way to go!


To sponsor a staff member through the PTA website, go to http://littlecedarspta.org/Packet/Join and choose the "Sponsor a Teacher" option for $10. Thank you!

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.