January 22nd 2021 Newsletter

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Family Mindframes

Accelerated Models and Programs (HiCap/EAP)

Library News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Family Resources

Cheetah Spotlight

Chinese Language Program

Index for Previous FL Newsletter Topics


Family Mindframes

We are continuing to share information on Family Mindframes discussed in The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents. The author lists these mindframes:

  1. I am an evaluator of my impact on my children’s learning. 
    In the video shared on 12/4 Mrs. Waters shares about how you can ask questions of your student, encourage their goals and model your own learning.

  2. I see the power of collaborating with others in parenting our children.
    In the video shared on 12/11 week’s video Mrs. Waters shares the idea of it taking a village to raise a child is valuable and powerful for stability and security; working alongside teachers helps your student see that we are in this together!

  3. I value what my child brings to the family and world.
    In this week’s video, Mrs. Water shares the value of honoring what each child contributes to our society.  

  4. I understand the centrality of my child.

  5. I have appropriately high expectations.

  6. I listen, build trust, and know how to gradually release responsibility.

  7. I know the balancing act between developing autonomy, relatedness, and competence.

  8. I appreciate the power of feedback and the place for praise as well as errors.

  9. I know how to work with the school.

I am a parent, not a schoolteacher.

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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,

Counselor’s Schoology Course: You may have noticed a new course on your student’s Schoology dashboard. I now have a “speciality” course for each grade level. This will be another way for students and families to access my content and for me to communicate with all of the students. It is a work in progress, be on the lookout for more content.

Lunch Bunch: Next week’s theme is “Kids’ Choice Games”. 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! 

Kindness Challenge: We have been talking about kindness during our Cheetah Coalition this month. Next week students across the country will be participating in the “Great Kindness Challenge”. If your family is interested please checkout this Checklist. You can also record your acts of kindness on our FLE Flipgrid.

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 “Listening to Understand” , especially how it relates to mending the political divide in our country. “You don’t have to agree to understand.”

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 first grader Brayden.

Brayden’s teacher writes: Brayden comes to class each week ready to learn. He is hardworking in our sessions and completes his Seesaw activities every week. He is kind to his class partner and is always excited to share his latest drawing - often of airplanes! 🙂  Awesome job, Brayden!

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Chinese Language Program

Parent Information Night is Wed. Jan 27th 5-6pm.  See your newsletter email for the meeting link. 

First page of the PDF file: CLPFlier_January2021

 

Chinese Language Program Website

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Index for Previous FL Newsletter Topics


We have created a new index with topics covered in previous newsletters list in alphabetical order.  Please see the link below to access our new index.

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