Little Cedars ElementaryHome of the Wolverines7408 144th Place S.E.Snohomish, WA 98296Office: 360-563-2900Attendance Line : 360-563-2920Lew Dickert, PrincipalSam Hanson, Assistant PrincipalSecretaries:Tiffany SturlaugsonDenise ClevelandJackie Cort fundamental purpose is to create a student-centered learning communitythat welcomes everyone as we educate students to live in a democracy.April 21, 2017Greetings Little Cedars Families!This morning has been a reminder of how gorgeous our area is when the sun is outand the temperature is above 50 degrees! After looking at the forecast for the nextweek.I think I need to appreciate sunny moments. Here’s to April Showers CalendarApril19-21 FPS State25 Bridging the Gap BandConcert VVMS28 ASB Wacky Day !28 Spring Carnival 5:30MayLast week our PTA announced our new board of officers for the 2017/2018 schoolyear. I would like to introduce them to you through this newsletter. Please help mewelcome:President: Tyanna KellyVP of Communications: Andrea VandeheyVP of Fundraising: Emily LyonsVP of Events: Gail Schmidt & Talia BurrellVP of Programs: Emily WalkerTreasurer: Tammy CranwellSecretary: Lindsay McGeeOn behalf of Little Cedars’ staff, students, and families I would like to thank ouroutgoing board for their wonderful work this year!4 Mornings with Mom K-35 Mornings with Mom 4-68-19th SBA Testing Weeks9 Kindergarten Concert 6:3011 2nd Grade Concert 6:3015 LCE Volunteer Appreciation18 Celebration of the Arts 6:3023 ASB Campaigning 3rdrecess24 ASB Elections 8:3025 Science MSP26 ASB Star Wars SPACE ShirtDay29 No School Memorial DayCo Presidents: Kimi Guichard & Jennifer ButlerVP of Fundraising: Tanya JaegelVP of Programs: Emily WalkerVP of Communications: Sarah JohnsonVP of Events: Erika KeatingMembership: Amy MannTreasurer: Tracy KaysSecretary: Lindsay McGeeCome celebrate with us at the PTA Carnival next Friday! 5:30-8:30 pm at LittleCedars.Have a wonderful weekend,Mr. DOffice Number:(360) 563-2900

LCE SCHOOL NEWS!Fun Summer Opportunity!Science & Arts AcademyJuly 5-27thCheck out our website for more info!Save the Date!6th /*The Perks: Small class sizes, shuttles available,breakfast and lunch included, taught bycertificated teachers and more.*Topics may include: Pottery, Science of Candy,Block Printing, Coding, Renewable Energy,Astronomy, Robotics, Aeronautical Engineering,Drama, World Music, CSI Snohomish, Painting,and more.(**Please note this is a switch from theDistrict Calendar)Moms in the MorningThurs, May 4 : K-3 grades 7:40-8:00 amFri, May 5 : 4-6 grades 7:40-8:00 amOr if multiple grades, pick one date thatworks best for your family. Come enjoy atreat with your child before school starts!Thank YouThanks to our Watch DOGSThis Month:Chris Myers, Andy Porter, Pete Keating,Scott Burkart, Frank Poblocki, IsaacWilliams, Brian Hall, Chad Starr, MichaelPedersen, Brian Simmons——Thursday, June 22ndMoredetailscoming.Great community support shown for AnnualJames Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund!SNOHOMISH –Thanks to the generous support of our schools,students, staff, parents and the community, Snohomish EducationFoundation announces another great year of donations for the JamesHanson Memorial Shoe Fund campaign. This campaign ran from Feb 23– March 3. 100% of proceeds raised from this campaign go to theJames Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund. Nearly 10,000.00 was raisedin the schools and from community donors.Committee Chair, Julie Robinett-Smith, commented that,” each year200-225 pairs of new shoes totaling nearly 10,000 are purchased forstudents in grades K-12 in the Snohomish School District who are inneed of shoes. Not only do these shoes provide warmth and comfort,they also provide a boost to self- esteem and help give students theability to concentrate on learning”.Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501 (C)(3) non-profitorganization dedicated to supporting student success. As a community-based organization we rely on donors and volunteers to help carry outthe mission of fostering learning by providing opportunities to studentsof the Snohomish School District.For more information on Snohomish Education programs and ways youcan be involved; please visit the website at

LCE PTA NEWS!Volunteer of the Month!Congratulations to our AprilVolunteer of the Month, DebiDaniels! Debi has a third grader atLittle Cedars and a seventh graderat Valley View (Little Cedarsalum). This year she has helped organize theReflections Contest and is a co-chair for the ArtDocent Program. She has been an activevolunteer in the classroom and around the schoolfor many years and we really appreciate all thetime she puts into our Little CedarsCommunity. Thank you for all that you do and forsharing your positive attitude with our school!Staff Appreciation WeekMay 1st - 5thWe hope you can help make this a special week forthe wonderful LCE staff!Monday, May 1st: Teacher Appreciation Day: Bringyour teacher, Mr. D and Mr. Hanson a handwrittennote of thanks!Tuesday, May 2nd: Office Staff Appreciation Day:Bring a flower for the office staff!Wednesday, May 3rd: Specialist Appreciation Day:A thank you note for specialists: Mr. Wilson, Mrs.Gellar, Mrs. Vanhorn, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Peterson, Ms.Thurston AND school helpers (aides, custodians,kitchen ladies)!Thursday, May 4th: Classroom Supply Day: Bringa classroom supply for your teacher and/or favoriteschool helper (Speech, Reading, Counseling, etc.)!Friday, May 5th: Bus Driver Appreciation Day:Bring a note or treat for your bus driver!We will also be hosting a breakfast for our staff onMonday, a luncheon on Wednesday, and a dessertbar on Friday. Please sign up to help supplywonderful food items for our staff: cestaff1Please feel free to contact our Hospitality Chair,Christine Willems, if you have any [email protected] our 2017-18PTA Board!President: Tyana KelleyTreasurer: Tammy CranwellSecretary: Lindsay McGeeVP of Communications: Andrea VandeheyVP of Fundraising: Emily LyonsVP of Events: Gail Schmidt & Talia BurrellVP of Programs: Emily WalkerGolden Acorn AwardPTA is proud to continue the tradition ofrecognizing a Golden Acorn recipient(s) from ourschool again this year. A Golden Acorn is a veryspecial award given by our PTA for individuals whohave given outstanding volunteer service and showndedication to our children and youth. Candidatesare required to be PTA members, demonstrateservice to all students, and their volunteer servicegenerally extends into the community in addition totheir service through PTA and the schoolenvironment. Each individual chosen to receive thisaward will receive a hand-painted gold pin in theshape of an acorn; a special certificate and acontribution will be made in their name to theWashington State PTA Scholarship Foundation.Please help select this year’s winner by submittingcandidates. Please fill out this ts/LCE golden acorn form 2017.pdf and return itto school or email it to [email protected] May 5, 2017. Our Golden Acorn Awardcommittee will make the final selection.

Spring Carnival and Silent Auction!Little Cedars 2017 Spring CarnivalWhen: Friday, April 28th5:30 pm - 8:00 pmNew Events at the Carnival This Year!! Dunk Tank!! Dunk your favorite Principal & Vice-Principal! ( 1.00/3 throws) Donut eating contest! ( 1.00 to play) Two bounce houses, face painting, a picture booth, and lots of carnivalgames! Food trucks, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, and more! Cupcake & Cookie walk!Price of Admission: 20.00/families up to 4 members and 1.00/additionalperson 3 yrs. and older. Prices do not include food trucks, cotton candy,popcorn, dunk tank, or donut eating contest.Silent AuctionThe LCE Silent Auction is back! Don’t forget to stop by the auction tables to bidon your favorite items (parking spots, front row concert seats, popcorn & icecream for the year) as well as some great gift cards and baskets. Here’s asneak peek at what will be offered: Hyatt House Vacation, YMCA Membership,Essential Oils Gift Basket, LulaRoe Gift Basket, i9 Sports Gift Basket, and manymore! The Silent Auction will be open from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.**We are still looking for donations for services or goods (baskets) for ourauction! Please contact Tanya at [email protected] if you would like todonate.Volunteers Needed!If you would still like to volunteer for this great event, please sign up here

Congratulations to Little Cedars Students:Three of our teams placed at theFuture Problem Solvers State Competition this week!3rd Place Skit Competition:Andrew, Easton, Gina, and Zoey10th Place for their FPS Packet:Angus, Gil, and Maria3rd Place for their FPS PacketElla, Aidan, Julian, and AudreyThanks for making us so proud!