Dear Frank Love Families,
February is Black History month! When we recognize and honor our individual stories, our differences, and the things we have in common, we enrich our individual and collective experiences. What this means to me and the staff is that we are working to be intentional in sharing and elevating the stories of individuals and of communities of color whose stories have not been shared. It’s our duty to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of all individuals while cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment where students can thrive and learn how to show love and empathy. To us, these are ways to show our care, our love and how to combat racism. Choices that both enrich our own lives and the lives of our students.
If you are looking for resources to share with your student, please see below.
Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal
Resources gathered for Hillsborough City School District by Kim Oliff, APG President | June 2020.
READ: “Start by telling our kids that yes – we do see skin color and racial identities. For folks who were never given space to talk about racism and discrimination as kids (or even racial diversity), it’s scary to start.” Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race A wonderful online resource for conversation starters, kid-friendly language, & great book suggestions.
Here are some great young child friendly read-alouds of books by authors of color, that focus on skin color in authentic, positive ways.
The Skin You Live In
The Skin Again
Let’s Talk About Race
All The Colors We Are (The science of skin color, which pairs beautifully with this Ted Talk: The Science of Skin Color - Angela Koine Flynn, also very kid-friendly (elementary or middle).
WATCH:Sesame Street hosted a 60 minute Town Hall for kids and families on June 6th on CNN. This was a fantastic conversation and will answer so many questions your children may have. Watch it here Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism.
RESOURCE: The National Museum of African American History & Culture Talking About Race. You will find incredible resources and tools to learn, reflect, and affect positive change within yourself and your community. Resources are easily separated into categories like Bias, Being Antiracist, Community Building, etc.
We plan to have an individual photo retake day Wednesday March 10th 2-3 pm. Please sign up for a timed appointment here for your in-person make up photo. More details will come as we get closer.
We understand not everyone is able to come in for a photo and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to be in the yearbook.
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.
We are also 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!
If you are in 5th grade, we have something fun planned and are also asking for a preschool, kindergarten, or first grade photo.
Questions email Shannon Upchurch at email@example.com.
We can't wait to see your smiling faces!
Books on the Bus and an additional pick-up option on Wednesdays! Ring in the new year with some new books to read from your Frank Love Library! Books can be picked up at Frank Love on Tuesdays from 11:15-12:15 or Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 or from one of five convenient bus stops on Tuesdays. Be sure to request books by Wednesday of each week for delivery and pick-up on the following week. For all the details, see here!
Library Clubs and Gatherings for the Month of February
The librarians are hosting some fun online gatherings for the month of February. Students are invited to join us for these optional virtual activities via Zoom. Look for complete details in Schoology. Hope to see you there!
Lunch with the Librarian (kindergarten-1st grade) Students are invited to have lunch with Ms. Persyn and Mr. Cheetah. The focus will be on fun and connecting with one another socially. Live Zoom every Thursday for kindergarteners from 11:15-11:45 and first grade from 11:45-12:15.
Maker Mondays (2nd-3rd grade) Join Ms. Persyn as we focus on hands-on activities and challenges that encourage students to think creatively while having fun. There will also be time for sharing and socializing. Meets every Monday, second grade at 11:15-11:45 and third grade from 11:45-12:15.
We Read Wednesdays (4th-5th grade) Join Ms. Fagundes twice a month to connect and socialize over books! Come get some recommendations and share your favorites with others. Wednesdays, February 3 and 24 from 10:00-10:30.
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?
Steffanie Persyn and Annie Fagundes
Student iPads: Please make sure your student iPad has updated to IOS 14.4 (Settings -> General -> Software Update. If it didn't automatically update, you can install it by clicking the "Download and Install" button.)
Student Chromebooks: Please refer to troubleshooting and best practices on student chromebooks. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yY-k26QAm0RCm-_UBN8Yll94PLQOXXLe/view?usp=sharing
Technical Issues: If your student is having technical difficulties, please use this form to report.
Please remember to shut devices all the way off at least once per week.
For additional technical support you can call the district technology support at (425) 408-7669, check out our Frank Love Northshore Learns 3.0 website, or submit this form to get Frank Love level technology support!
Dear Frank Love Families,
Lunch Bunch: Next week’s theme is “Mystery Photo Game”. This is a popular game where I show photos zoomed in and then students try to guess what the object could be. Students have also been having fun teaching each other new games, origami or how to draw. All students are welcome to join us for some socializing and fun!
Next Week’s Schedule:
Monday 11:30-12:00 Kindergarten
Tuesday 11:30-12:00 First grade
Wednesdays 11:00-11:30 Second grade
Wednesdays 11:30-12:00 Third grade
Thursdays 11:30-12:00 Fourth grade
Fridays 11:30-12:00 Fifth grade
You can find more info and my Zoom link in my Schoology course.
We look forward to connecting with the students!
All in For All Students: This first week of February has been National School Counseling Week: All in for All Students. This week of advocacy is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association to highlight the important role that school counselors have in school success for all students. I am proud to be a part of our elementary counseling team here in Northshore and also enjoy working with our K-12 counselor group to build an excellent school counseling program for our students. For more information about the role of school counselors read Who Are School Counselors and Why We Need Elementary Counselors.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contribute to the FLE Food Pantry, you can drop off donations Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM. For other donation options or questions, please contact Jenn Chi at email@example.com or Shannon Naugle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monetary donations can be mailed to:
Frank Love PTA (please note Food Pantry)
2020 Maltby Road Ste 7 PMB 293
Bothell, WA 98021
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