April 23rd 2021 Newsletter

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Note from the Principals

Staff Appreciation Week

Yearbook Photos Needed

2021-22 School Enrollment

Free Income Eligible Early Learning Programs Accepting Applications

Library News for our Cheetah Readers

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Family Resources

PTA News

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Note from the Principals

Dear Frank Love Families,

Happy Spring. We hope that you and your families are enjoying the beautiful summer like weather over the last couple of weeks.  It’s amazing how just a little bit of sunshine can have such a positive impact on how one feels.  The smiley eyes (can’t see their actual smiles due to masks) of the students who are on campus also works like magic for uplifting one's soul.

Batch Testing:
This week, the Northshore School District launched the COVID-19 testing program for all students grades 2-12. If you have not already done so, I am asking you to go to this site to provide your consent for your student to participate in batch testing for COVID-19. This consent must be completed in order for your student to be included in the testing program. When you sign up, you will be asked to submit this unique code (ns-franklove), which will allow us to know which students and staff are participating in this important method to help keep COVID-19 cases low and school buildings open. 

As the name “batch” suggests, everyone in a classroom or cohort puts their test samples together in a batch vial with no names or personally identifiable information. 

Here is a video that was shared with students about COVID batch testing.

A few key points to emphasize:

  • Students in Grades 2-12 can test

  • Your child will only be tested if you give your consent at this link. Frank Love’s unique code is: ns-franklove

  • To opt out your child, click on this link.

  • If a student or staff member is opted out of testing, but their classroom or first-period class cohort has a positive COVID test result, they will still be required to quarantine for 14 days.

We have now completed two days of testing and the process continues to go smoothly. Your student’s participation will help us keep transmissions in our school buildings low so we can keep school buildings open. Thank you for your consideration.

Portable Sinks:
Three outdoor portable sinks were delivered for our portables just prior to the school reopening and are being used by our students.  Your advocacy in bringing this matter forward is greatly appreciated.

Efforts to keep all students connected:
We have two all school assemblies planned to keep students connected and school spirit high.  We are still in the planning stages and will share more information as we get closer to the dates. Please mark Wednesday, May 5 and Wednesday, June 2 from 9:15-9:45 on your calendar. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,
Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal

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Staff Appreciation Week

We have a devoted and hardworking staff.  Please consider leaving a short note for them by filling out this form.  Responses will be shared with individual staff at the end of Staff Appreciation Week. 

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Yearbook Photos Needed

We are asking families to upload any fun candid photos that we can potentially include.  Get creative and show us what remote learning looks like for you! 

You can upload a photo by following the instructions on the flyer below.  Don't forget to check out the helpful tips to taking a great yearbook photo. 

FLE Yearbook Photo Submission

Frank Love Elementary yearbook sales are here!  Please see this flyer for pricing information.

Questions? Email Shannon Upchurch at supchurch@nsd.org.

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2021-22 School Enrollment

Enrollment projections are very important in planning for the next school year, but an accurate count is even better! 

Are you moving out of the Frank Love service area?

If your child WILL NOT be returning to Frank Love next year, please fill out this form by Friday, May 7th.

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Free Income Eligible Early Learning Programs Accepting Applications 

The Northshore School District is proud to offer multiple early learning programs that are free of charge for income-eligible families. The three Early Childhood Education Programs include Head Start, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Ready Start. 

Eligibility for our programs is determined by child’s age and family income. Children must turn 3 years of age by August 31st, 2021 to be considered for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact one of our Family Support Specialists with any questions and to start the application process. 

For more information about our programs and to download a copy of our application (in English and Spanish) please follow this link: https://www.nsd.org/schools/programs-services/early-childhood/income-eligible-free-programs

Sheriece Simon (English)
ECEAP Family Support Specialist
ssimon@nsd.org
425-408-6072 

Kendra Rodriguez (Spanish/English)
ECEAP Family Support Specialist
krodriguez2@nsd.org
425-408-5678

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Health Room News

Seasonal Allergies vs. COVID – How to keep your child in school!

As you can see by the CDC graphic above, seasonal allergies and COVID have many of the same symptoms! To keep our student population and staff safe, we send students home who have any one of the symptoms above in the darkened area of the circles.

If your child has known seasonal allergies and you want to avoid having them sent home, you can send in a letter from their healthcare provider documenting their diagnosis along with their expected symptoms. Please reach out to me with questions, thank you! Nurse Shelly 425-408-4606.

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Library News for our Cheetah Readers

*NEW* Book Check-Out Information
All Cheetah Readers are invited to check out books from the library.  Hybrid students will have book bags delivered to their classrooms. Details  were sent home with hybrid  students next week.   Our 100% remote learners can request books for curbside pick-up. Note the *NEW* time and location for curbside pick-up: Tuesdays from 11:30-12:00 in the main Frank Love parking lot.  Remote learners can see more details here

Book Returns
We are asking for your help getting library books returned that are still checked out from last school year.  Please help your students gather any library books and have them bring them to school or bring them to curbside book return on Tuesdays from 11:30-12:00 in the main Frank Love parking lot.  Please email spersyn@nsd.org with questions or to make other arrangements. 

Online Resources
Be sure to visit the Frank Love Library webpage for helpful online resources including eBooks and audiobooks, databases, tutorials and more!

Questions? Comments? Need help?
spersyn@nsd.org

Happy reading!
Steffanie Persyn and Annie Fagundes
Your Frank Love Librarians

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Technology Update 

Ordering Schoology tiles
Students can re-order their Schoology courses so their current Hybrid A/B or Remote course is at the top. This video explains how to do re-order.

Multiple Classes in Seesaw
With Hybrid A/B and Remote beginning, students may have access to both the new Seesaw classes and also maintain access to their previous Seesaw classes. This video will show how to switch Seesaw classes.

Family Tech Support
As Hybrid A/B and Remote learning classes begin if your student experiences technical issues, please contact the NSD Family Support Hotline (425) 408-7669. You can also use this form to get Frank Love level technology support!

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Message from the School Counselor

Dear Frank Love Families,

Lunch Bunch: Mrs. Henne and I are now hosting Lunch Bunch on WEDNESDAYS! Everyone is welcome to attend. Next week’s theme will be jokes & games. Bring a joke or riddle to share if you would like!

Lunch Bunch Schedule on Wednesdays:
K/1 11:00-11:30
2nd 11:30-12:00
3rd 12:00-12:30
4/5 12:30-1:00

Empathy: I will continue to work with students on friendship and problem solving skills as they navigate their new classroom configurations. One important friendship skill is empathy. We practice empathy by considering others feelings and realizing that we all have different perspectives. When we have empathy, we treat others as we would like to be treated. See here for a read aloud about empathy, “A Little Spot of Empathy” by Diane Alber. 

Take care,
Mrs. Weber
sweber@nsd.org
Mrs Weber's website
NSD Virtual Calming Room

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Family Resources

Our school district is committed to connecting families with resources during times of need.

Northshore Schools Foundation, along with other community partners, offer assistance with food, school supplies, clothing, books, and other resources. At Frank Love, we have our own food pantry that distributes food weekly to families in need. Please fill out the form below if you would like to receive an email when community resources are available.

Request to Receive Information About Resources

You may also contact Sherry Weber, School Counselor (sweber@nsd.org) or Patricia Herrera Chavarria, Family Advocate (pherrerachavarria@nsd.org) to ask about resources.

To request a food delivery from our Frank Love Food Pantry, please fill out this form: FLE Food Pantry Request

If you are interested in donating to the pantry, contact Shannon Naugle at snaugle@nsd.org

To contribute  to the FLE Food Pantry,  donations may be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in the donation bin in front of the main doors during school hours. For other donation options or questions, please contact Jenn Chi at jenn@flepta.org or Shannon Naugle at snaugle@nsd.org

Monetary donations can be mailed to:
Frank Love PTA (please note Food Pantry)
2020 Maltby Road Ste 7 PMB 293
Bothell, WA 98021 

Or 

Donate Online Here

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PTA News

Please check out the latest Cheetah Chatter.

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