January 15th 2021 Newsletter

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Note from the Principals

Report Cards

Chinese Language Program

PACE at Lockwood

Accelerated Models and Programs (HiCap/EAP)

Library News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Family Resources

Cheetah Spotlight

Index for Previous FL Newsletter Topics


Note from the Principals

Dear Frank Love Families,

You may recall that one of our school goals is to support students in strengthening their skills in math and also learning the ever important life skill of goal setting. Your student’s teacher will be having goal setting conversations to help them set realistic and reasonable goals to increase their math skills.  

There are a variety of strategies for meeting goals. Your student may choose to…

  • up the frequency of practice  (ie.  practice 5 x a week)

  • increase the duration of time spent on practice (ie. 20 min/3 days a week over 4 weeks)

  • increase the intensity of the focused practice (ie.small group, one on one practice)

  • or do a combination of all of the above

Asking them about their goals and supporting them with follow through are good ways to cheer on your student. Thank you for your partnership and support.

On Monday, we pause to honor the important and significant work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who advocated for and led non-violent, peaceful protests to fight racial injustice. We encourage you to talk with your child about their understanding of Dr. King’s work and how they might help to realize The Dream.

Sincerely, 
Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal

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Report Cards

Report cards will be mailed home on Monday, February 1. The report cards have been streamlined to ensure that we are communicating the information that we think you will find most valuable. The district’s steering committee worked on the report card so that you will be able to see the main areas for grading with the elimination of some behaviors that are hard to assess during this remote learning environment. Specialists will be utilizing C, O, S, R, or N (Consistently, Often, Sometimes, Rarely, Not Observed) to reflect student participation. Report cards will also be visible through ParentVue.

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Chinese Language Program

The Chinese Language Program at Sunrise Elementary will be having a Virtual Parent Information night.  For information, please see this flyer.

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PACE at Lockwood

PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education), a choice educational enrichment program offered through the Northshore School District, is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. All applications are due prior to the February 5th PACE lottery drawing deadline, and a virtual tour is required prior to application.

The hallmarks of PACE include an enhanced educational experience due to high parent involvement, enrichment activities, encouragement for students to become self-motivated learners and a strong sense of community among families. Families commit to a minimum number of volunteer hours per year of program support. PACE is located at three elementary school sites in the district with feeder patterns from all Northshore elementary schools. 

A tour is required prior to applying to the PACE program. To register for a virtual tour hosted by PACE at Lockwood Elementary, please email membership@paceatlockwood.org.

For more information about the PACE program, please visit http://www.nsd.org/PACE

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Accelerated Models & Programs (HiCap/EAP)

Grade 5 Update 
Students in 5th grade who have not previously qualified for Highly Capable will be assessed using the NNAT3 between February 1st-12th. We will be distributing devices in the coming weeks, if you do not have a district computer or did not receive an email from us asking you to sign up to get one, please contact jhert@nsd.org. Following the NNAT3, we will invite students to take the Iowa test if they score above 85%. If you have any questions regarding the Highly Capable program, please contact hicap@nsd.org.

Students in grades K-4 
We are still working on the highly capable screening and assessment schedule for grades K-4. Our department will update families when we can safely test. 

-Accelerated Models and Programs Department

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Library News

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 January 
The librarians are hosting some fun online gatherings for the month of January.  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. January 20th from 10:00-10:30 on Wednesdays. 

  • Fantasy Book Club (4th-5th grade) Join Ms. Fagundes for a monthly book club. This is a great way to connect with one another over our shared love of books!  This month's genre is realistic fiction.  Book Club will meet on January 28 at 11:15-11:45.

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

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Technology Update 

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!

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Message from the School Counselor

Dear Frank Love Families,

Lunch Bunch: Next week’s theme is “Winter Snowflakes”. Bring some paper and scissors and we will make some snowflakes together! All students are welcome to join us for some socializing and fun!

Weekly Schedule:
Mondays 11:30-12:00 Kindergarten
Tuesdays 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 

My zoom link was sent in the newsletter email.
We look forward to connecting with the students! 

Self-Care for Parents: Committee for Children, the company that provides our SEL curriculum “Second Step” created a video series for parents: Winter Well-Being. This week’s video focuses on “Making Time for Joy”. “If you feel like you can’t even spare a minute for yourself, then what you really need is a whole hour.” Taking time for joy can make you feel more relaxed, connected and happy and can make you more productive and a better parent. I hope you take time for joy this week!

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

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Cheetah Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on fourth grader Josie and fifth grader Pranav.

Josie’s teacher writes: Josie is consistently on time at each live Zoom class everyday. She is actively engaged in learning by asking questions and responding to others' ideas. When in breakout rooms, she solicits information from others that might be hesitant to share. She actively listens during mini lessons and applies the information she has learned into her daily work. She always turns each of her four assignments a day in on time, putting her best effort forward. She follows two of our class mottos, "Quality not quantity," and "Work hard, play hard!"  An example of her hard work is the personal narrative below.  Great work Josie! 

Josie’s Personal Narrative

Pranav’s teacher writes: Pranav is  present for all our live lessons and working hard on learning new challenging skills during distance learning all while completing optional activities as well!  An example of one of the optional activities is the turkey below.  Way to go Pranav!

 

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