Little Cedars Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - May 20th

Message from the Principal

Dear Little Cedars Families,


Please make sure you have these dates on your calendar! We have a busy couple of weeks left and some fun activities planned. Here are a couple of dates to keep on your calendar:



May 24th - 5th Science SBA

May 30th- No School- Memorial Day

May 31st- Glacier Peak Wind Ensemble 4th- 6th- 1:00 pm

May 31 – 1st grade concert, 6 pm


June:
June 1 – Kindy concert, 6 pm
2nd grade concert, 7 pm
June 1 – Online Silent Auction begins

June 1st- 6th grade to Valley View

June 3rd- Spring Carnival

June 10th- library books due

June13th, 14th, 15th- Willis Tucker field trips for 2nd- 6th grades

June 17th- 6th grade celebration 8:30 am (parents only) school serpentine afterwards

June 20th- last day of school parade


Anne Nielsen

Principal

SBA testing dates


Our students in grades 3rd - 6th started the Smarter Balance Assessment this week. Please check the remaining dates and try to make sure that your child is here for each of those days. It is difficult for the students to make- up the tests in a different location. It is always best to test in their classroom with their teacher! We will be administering our tests on the following days:



Little Cedars SBA dates:

  • Tuesday, May 24th- 5th Science

Healthroom News

Since the mask mandate was lifted, we are seeing an increase of student absence and illnesses (cold and flu virus as well as COVID -19). With the increase of illnesses we are recommending for your students to continue to wear masks but not mandated. If your student is showing any symptoms of illness please do not send them to school and consult with your healthcare provider. If you are concerned about COVID, please register your child in our Test To Stay program online through below link. This will give us consult to test your child at anytime they come to the health room with symptoms of COVID. If you have had your child tested outside of school and results are positive, please email Nurse Rose at rose.flaherty@sno.wednet.edu


https://www.simplereport.gov/app/register/7X3HQ

AquaSox Hit a Homerun Reading Challenge

It is time to get ready for baseball season with some fun reading! Our school is participating in a month-long program presented by the Everett AquaSox & Sound Transit that will motivate your child to become a Home Run Reader. Each classroom and student will have weekly reading goals. They will receive various prizes as they reach those goals. The students will be reading “around the bases” to reach home plate and will receive prizes for completing the program. One of the prizes will be a free ticket to an Everett AquaSox baseball game! We will be celebrating the end of the school year in style with a great night at the ballpark. With your support and encouragement, your child will have a positive attitude toward reading and their reading skills will improve. Good reading habits will carry your child through spring and into summer!

Parents, help your child use the tracking sheet to record the minutes your child has read each night. We have indicated your child’s weekly goal of 75 + minutes of reading and/or listening to books. Return the tracking sheet to the library each Monday so that we can track your reading & prizes. Thank you for your involvement and enthusiasm in producing a HOME RUN READER!!

Read 75+ minutes at home. Complete the form and return it to the library each Monday am for 4 consecutive weeks.

Each Monday morning the tracking sheet (Links to an external site.) is due to the library to get the prize.

Prizes are:

· Bookmark (distributed after the completion of week one)

· A Voucher for a free mystery FUNKO POP.

· A coupon for a Port of Subs $ 2.00 Kids meal deal

· A ticket to an AquaSox Game. (Distributed after the completion of week 4 for their home run in reading)

Transportation for 2022 - 2023 School Year



Please complete Student Transportation Input Form

So that we can better plan student transportation needs and routes/schedules for the 2022—2023 school year, we have implemented an online Student Transportation Input Form at https://www.sno.wednet.edu/Page/5342. Between now and through early summer, we are asking all parents/guardians of 2022-2023 students to please complete this form. The form only needs to be completed once per student.

Once Upon A Mattress -Snohomish High School

Snohomish High School student theatre presents Once Upon A Mattress. The kingdom is under a curse! Queen Aggravain has decreed that no one shall be able to wed until her sweet, beautiful, special boy, Prince Dauntless, gets married. The problem is, no potential princess can pass the queen’s eligibility test. But maybe the unconventional Princess Winnifred can beat the test and undo the curse. Based loosely on the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea,” this family-friendly musical has been delighting audiences for over 60 years!

Performances will be held May 6, May 7, May 13, May 14, May 20, and May 21 at Snohomish High School (1316 Fifth Street in Snohomish). Evening performances each day at 7 p.m., Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15/adults and $10 student/senior citizens (over 65)/military. Tickets are available for purchase at showtix4u.com/events/shstheatre or at the door with cash only.

This musical has a recommended age rating of PG for mild sexual humor and alcohol.

Win a bike!

Students can enter the drawing to win a bike!

Return all your books to the library by 6/10 & receive an entry form.

2 winners will be drawn to get a bike!

Make sure your child's immunizations are up to date!

It is important to make sure your child goes to their regularly scheduled wellness appointments, which often include immunizations. The summer months are a great time to get your child caught up with immunization requirements before the 2022-2023 school year. Schedule your appointments early, as health care providers’ schedules quickly fill up in August and September. Make sure to turn in your updated immunization paperwork to the school by Wednesday, September 7.

This reminder is especially important if your child is transitioning to preschool, kindergarten, or 7h grade, as each of these grades has additional immunization requirements.

Every student enrolled/registered in school or childcare in the state of Washington must have medically verified up-to-date immunization records on file with the school in which they are enrolled/registering before the first day of school 2022-2023. Medically verified immunization records include one or more of the following:

Reminder: Tdap Immunization Requirement for 7th grade

Dear Parent or Guardian,

As of August 1, 2020 the required Tdap vaccine has changed to 7th grade to better align with the updated 2019 national immunization schedule (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html). In the past, the Tdap booster was required for all 6th grade students, unless they have a provider-signed exemption form.

For the 2022-2023 school year, all students attending grades 7 through 12 must have one dose of Tdap vaccine, before starting school.

• For students in 7th grade, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 10 to be accepted for school entry.

• For students in 8th to 12th grades, the Tdap vaccine must be given at or after age 7 to be accepted for school entry.

To update your child's Tdap immunization record at the school, you will need to turn in a medically verified immunization record. Your child's health care provider can print this for you, or you can print it from MylR, which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.

To find out more about this change, or the updated August 1, 2020 law, please visit the Washington State Department of Health's website at www.doh.wa.gov/schoolimms2020.

I highly recommend parents schedule an appointment for your 6th grade student to receive this vaccine ASAP, if they haven’t already received it. Please bring confirmation, as outlined above, to middle school (VVMS- RN) registration, scheduled for August 24, 10am-1pm & 4-7pm. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Nurse Rose (Flaherty)

School Nurse, Little Cedars Elementary

360-658-2910

$30 affordable connectivity program plans for families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is offering eligible households high speed internet (100Mbps download) for $30 a month with no additional out of pocket costs.

There are three ways families can qualify:

  • Income of 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines
  • Program participation (such as Free Reduced Lunch Program eligible, or SNAP, etc.), or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program

What families need to know about this new ACP opportunity:

For those that meet the eligibility requirements:

  • $30 guaranteed plan download speed of 100 Mbps
  • 20 providers to choose from
  • New or existing internet plans
  • Three ways to qualify

Click here to apply and for further details about the federal program.

FAQs

If I am approved for ACP and currently on an internet service plan with a provider, can I switch to a different internet service plan of that provider, including to that provider’s low-cost plan, and receive the ACP benefit?

  • Yes. The ACP benefit can be applied to any internet service offering, and providers cannot restrict you from switching service offerings or subject you to mandatory waiting periods. Sometimes providers prohibit existing customers from switching to low-cost internet service plans; however, consumers receiving the ACP benefit are not subject to these “existing customer” restrictions.

What happens if my provider has eligibility requirements for an internet service plan that conflict with ACP rules? (e.g. My provider requires that I pay off my past debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan)

  • ACP rules override the rules of participating providers in the context of an ACP consumer. For instance, a provider may generally require that consumers pay off past or present debts before signing up for XYZ internet service plan. However, consumers who are approved to receive ACP benefits are not subject to that requirement (since the ACP rules prohibit providers from declining to enroll ACP consumers based on past or present debts).

Note: The ACP rules clearly allow ACP consumers to apply their benefit to any internet service offering that is generally available (i.e. not a grandfathered/legacy plan) and prohibit mandatory waiting periods (47 CFR 54.1808(e)(6)(iii)) and restrictions on switching plans (Para. 166 of the Report and Order).

PTA's Wolverine Weekly Newsletter

Keep up to date with Little Cedar's PTA by viewing their Weekly Wolverine Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/5cf3e57366d6/lceoctober-21-8988349?e=f2381ac4a0


Highlights:

  • Auction Information
  • Spring Carnival - June 3rd

Volunteers- we love having you here!

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 COVID-19 vaccination card

*present a valid state ID card

*sign-in at the school’s front desk

*mask/ face covering are optional

*follow the school’s COVID-19 protocols.

*wear a visitor’s badge

*stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms


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.

SNO-ISLE Libraries Student Access

Welcome to your student account!


sno-isle.org/studentaccount


Use SN + your student I.D. number to:

(Password/PIN is 1234)

  • Check out 10 physical items at any library location
  • Download 30 digital items (eBooks and eAudiobooks)
  • Access online homework help and streaming content
  • Use remote printing and pick up your prints at any library

Upcoming important dates:


  • May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • June 3rd- PTA Carnival
  • June 20th - Last Day of School


2022-2023 School Year

  • Wednesday, September 7 - First day of school

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

  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day

  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release

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

  • 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

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

  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day

  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break

  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)

  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break

  • 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 make-up days

District-approved community fliers


Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.

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.