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Letter from the Principal
Dear Frank Love Families,
Happy Friday! We hope you drop by this evening to attend the Festival Of Cultures between 5:30 and 7:00 this evening. We are excited to enjoy the “Me I Want the World to See” projects that focus on the unique and special gifts each of our students contribute to our community. You’ll be dazzled by the variety of ways the students have chosen to share about themselves. It promises to be a fun evening of getting to know each other and celebrating the diversity that enriches our school community.
Enjoy the weekend!
Katy French and Sara Davis
As we begin the class placement process, if you have input for your child's classroom placement for next year, please fill out the form below to share your input. The completion of this form is optional. All students will be given careful consideration whether or not family input is provided.
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Student learning and success at Frank Love Elementary is greatly enhanced by the many volunteers who work tirelessly to support our children.
To honor your important contributions, you are invited to our Volunteer Tea as a “thank you” for sharing your gifts with our learning community.
Outstanding Volunteer (Golden Acorn), Outstanding Educator (Golden Apple) and Outstanding Advocate awards will be presented at the tea by the Frank Love PTA.
When: May 23 from 8:15am-8:45am
Where: Frank Love Elementary School Library
Childcare will be available in the gym
Please RSVP to your child’s teacher
Festival of Cultures
Tonight is Frank Love's Festival of Cultures!
Doors open to all at 5:30 - 7:00 pm
**Sensory Friendly Time: 4:30 - 5:15 pm (see below for more details)
The Me I Want the World to See
The Festival of Cultures is an all-inclusive family experience. We have made accommodations to make this event inclusive for attendees with sensory sensitivities. Here are just a few of the ways we are making this event sensory-friendly:
- Sensory kits are available for checkout in the main office foyer throughout the event. Kits contain noise reduction headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, a communication deck, and sanitizer and are first come, first serve.
- A separate calming space* for breaks will be available in Room 2 near the Library (*an adult guardian must remain with their student in the calming space at all times)
- Families desiring a less sensory-stimulating experience may view grade level projects displayed in the class pods and/or in the Frank Love Courtyard from 4:30-5:15 pm. *Please note that the gym and performances will not be available for viewing during this sensory-sensitive time.
Have questions? Contact Andrea Schneider @ firstname.lastname@example.org
2023-24 Kindergarten enrollment is open!! Register online. You do not need to have all the documents ready to submit registration. You can turn them into the office later.
To enroll in Kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2023. When registering, please have your student’s birth certificate, proof of residency and immunization records.
We are happy to be hosting a Getting School Ready event on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 5:00-6:00 pm. The purpose of this event is for your kindergartner and you to explore the campus by going on a Scavenger hunt; you will visit the kindergarten classrooms, see the library and gym, and, of course, enjoy the playground and a school bus.
Each month for the remainder of the year we will be running a supply drive for popular used items.
We are looking for the kitchen sink!
- Manilla file folders
- post its
- zip-top plastic bags
You can bring donations to the Frank Love main office. Thank you to those who have already dropped things off.
Go ahead, read s’more!
Summer Library Check Out and Summer Library Days!!
We are SO excited to announce that Cheetah Readers have 2 NEW ways that they can continue to read throughout the summer months.
- 1) ALL cheetah readers can check out and keep 10 books at home for the summer. Book can be returned in September OR during our Summer Library Days!
2) We will have 2!! Summer library days. Our Frank Love Library will be open to our cheetah readers and their families for books, activities and board games.
Mark your calendar for Fridays July 21 and August 11, 2023 from 10am-2pm
Join us, the s’more the merrier!
Humanae Project by Angelica Dass
Throughout the month of May, our Cheetah Readers, Kindergarten through 5th grade, will be learning about Angelica Dass, her Humanae Project and completing a self portrait to hang in their library.
Dass is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanæ Project—a collection of portraits that reveal the diverse beauty of humanity. Her work goes beyond photography, it is a tool for social change, which promotes dialogue and challenges cultural prejudices.
Dass is hoping to virtually catalog every human skin tone in the form of Pantone referenced portraits. She wants to underline the notion that skin color and race are far more complex than assumed.
To support our thinking, students are reading Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole Doyon. After reading the book, students will complete a self portrait to hang in their library.
Spring Book Fair!!
Mark your calendars, our book fair will return this Spring June 5-10. This will be an excellent opportunity to build a reading pile for your summer Cheetah Readers and support our library at the same time. 50% of proceeds directly support the purchase of books for Frank Love Cheetah Readers.
The Frank Love Library (@franklovelibrary) is on Instagram! Follow us to see the exciting learning that takes place as we connect, create and come together through story. You might find some new book recommendations, too!
Health Room News
Hot Weather, Cold Water Public Service Announcement
With the anticipated warmer weather this weekend, cooling off in lakes and rivers will be quite appealing but can be potentially dangerous until the waters have had a chance to warm up. See the notice from King County Public Health.
Be safe! Nurse Shelly
With the weekend forecast predicting temperatures nearing 80 degrees, King County officials are urging caution to anyone visiting lakes, rivers, or Puget Sound where open water is still dangerously cold.
Warmer air temperatures don't equate to warmer water temperatures. Most rivers and lakes have temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s while Puget Sound’s water temperature is in the mid-40s, making cold-water shock a real concern for swimmers of all abilities.
Officials at multiple King County agencies – Public Health, Sheriff’s Office, and Natural Resources and Parks – encourage kayakers, boaters, rafters, and swimmers to be cautious and to always wear a life jacket in open water.
The Department of Health Covid Guidelines Decision Tree
Covid Symptom and Exposure Decision Tree
Even minor illness symptoms may indicate a Covid infection. A covid test is recommended. Regardless of results, students need to stay home until symptoms have greatly improved, and no fever, vomiting, or diarrhea within 24 hours of returning to school, without the use of medication to control those symptoms.
Susan Monette Czarnecki, RN and Shelly Sehmel, RN
End of school year iPad & Chromebook preparation:
For current Kindergarten and 1st Grade families:
Families of students currently in grades K and 1 who wish to check out an iPad for summer learning need to indicate so by completing the form at http://go.nsd.org/techoptin by Friday, June 9th. Students and families are expected to care for the device and use it only for learning purposes. The device must be returned to school on or before the first day of the 2023-24 school year. If the form is not completed an iPad will not be sent home for the summer.
For current 2nd-5th Grade families:
2nd-5th Grade students will keep their assigned devices over the summer for use next school year (including students shifting to middle school). Students and families are expected to care for the device and use it only for learning purposes. The device must be returned to school on or before the first day of the 2023-24 school year.
Families may not need or want to take their student’s device home over the summer. Families who wish to opt out of keeping their student’s assigned device will need to indicate that they are “opting out” by completing the form at https://go.nsd.org/optout by Friday, June 9th. When students return to school in the Fall, any student who does not have an assigned device will be assigned one for school year learning.
For Northshore School District Withdrawing families:
Families who are withdrawing from Northshore are expected to return any technology devices assigned to their student, including computers, tablets, hotspots and all accessories such as bags and chargers. Our school will be collecting devices on Monday, June 12th. A classroom device will be available for student use during the last week of school. Withdrawing students who do not return their devices and accessories will be issued a fine for replacement.
Julie Hert/School Technology Specialist
Frank Love PTA
The PTA is already moving full steam ahead to plan another incredible school year! We are holding our Calendar & Budget Meeting for the 2023-2024 school year next week and we invite anybody to join us. This calendar and budget will be voted on at our June meeting.
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Where: Portable 3 at Frank Love Elementary
If you are not able to attend but would like to offer some feedback for next year events/budget please feel free to email Michelle Vea (President) at email@example.com
Check out this month's Cheetah Chatter.
Sincerely, Frank Love PTA
How students start and end their day is just as important as their experience during the school day. There are many opportunities within our community for parents who need support for their children either before and/or after school. Champions is one of many care options, and is located on Frank Love Elementary campus. Champions has space in both before school and after school programs for this school year and next school year.
If you are concerned about the financial burden of childcare, there are resources for that. You may qualify for tuition assistance.
Reach out to Frank Love Champions Site Director, Aubrie Seek, to learn more.