January 29th 2021 Newsletter

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Note from the Principals

Woodin Elementary's Dual-Language Immersion Program

Library News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

News from the Health Room

Food Pantry Update

Family Resources

Index for Previous FL Newsletter Topics


Note from the Principals

Dear Frank Love Families,

Report cards will be mailed to families on February 1st. Please take time to review the information on the report card with your student. Celebrate the successes and have an open discussion around the areas where your student has the opportunity to grow. Your guidance and support is needed in order to help your student focus on tangible ways to tackle the challenges and see them as growth opportunities. You are your student’s best cheerleader! That is one of your many super powers. 

Sincerely, 

Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal

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 the video shared on 1/22, Mrs. Waters shares the value of honoring what each child contributes to our society.  

  4. I understand the centrality of my child.  In this week’s video, Mrs. Waters shares the idea that a child’s success is their own and that parents are there to guide, console, celebrate, and accept them. That’s your superpower!

  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.

  10. I am a parent, not a schoolteacher. 

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Woodin Elementary's Dual-Language Immersion Program

NSD Kindergarten-2nd grade families have the opportunity to hear about this program on February 9th, 2021.   Please click on the links below to learn more.

Woodin Elementary’s Dual-Language Immersion Program-English.

Woodin Elementary’s Dual-Language Immersion Program-Spanish

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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 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. 

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 

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!

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Message from the School Counselor

Dear Frank Love Families,

Lunch Bunch: Next week’s theme is “Jokes and Riddles”. Bring a joke or riddle to share with the group! All students are welcome to join us for some socializing and fun!

Next Week’s  Schedule:
Monday 11:30-12:00 Kindergarten and 1st grade
Tuesday 11:30-12:00 No Lunch Bunch (see below)
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 

*This week both K and 1st grade are invited to lunch bunch on Monday so that 1st grade is free to attend the optional NSD Black Life Matters at School Elementary Read Aloud on Tuesday at 11:30. See email from the Racial and Educational Justice Department for more info.

You can find more info and my Zoom link in my Schoology course.

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 was the last video in the series and focuses on “Expressing Gratitude”. Do you ever feel like everything is going wrong? That is because of “negativity bias”. As a survival mechanism, our brains are hardwired to pay more attention to negative events. One way to combat negativity bias is expressing gratitude and acknowledging the positive. One suggestion is to make a “gratitude jar” with your family full of notes of appreciation.

Take care,

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

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News from the Health Room

Please use the link below to learn more about COVID 19 Vaccines.

COVID 19 Vaccines:    * WHAT*WHO*HOW*WHERE  

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Nurse Shelly
ssehmel@nsd.org
425-408-4606

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Food Pantry Update

Our Frank Love Food Pantry needs our help!  In order to continue to help our community, we need to restock the shelves.

Items we can always use:
Soups
Microwaveable meals
Dinner in a box type meals (Hamburger Helper, etc)
Shelf stable sides like Rice-a-Roni, pasta kits, etc
Canned fruits, canned veggies, applesauce, fruit cups
Pasta and pasta sauce
Canned beans, chili
Chips, crackers, popcorn 
Granola bars, fruit bars, oatmeal, cereal
Condiments
Pantry stables like sugar, flour, cooking oil, etc 

Food donations can be made at Frank Love on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30 PM. 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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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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Index for Previous FL Newsletter Topics


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