November 12th 2021 Newsletter

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Letter from the Principal

Batch Testing and Pop Keeney Testing Updates

Latino Parents Meeting

Conference Schedule

Library News

Reporting Student Absences

Health Room News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Substitute Employment in NSD

Yearbook Photos

Frank Love PTA


Letter from the Principal

Dear Frank Love Families,

I hope you had a chance to watch the virtual Veterans Day Assembly. I am so proud of our students who contributed their voices to the assembly. We had classes singing songs, students who read information about each of the branches of the armed forces, and a Boy Scouts troop who presented the Colors! Some students introduced us to special Veterans in their lives. These kinds of events always showcase and highlight just how talented and special our students are. Their perspectives and the way they make sense of the world is always a great reminder of how much love and optimism there is to be had in the world.

As you prepare to meet with your child’s teacher for conferences, I encourage you to have conversations with your child about goal setting. A couple of questions to get the conversation going are; “What is something you do really well at school?  What is something you want to improve?” Help your child think of one small thing they can do each day or each week to meet their goals.  Happy conferencing!

Sincerely,

Katy French, Principal

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Batch Testing and Pop Keeney Testing Updates 

Due to the shortened week, Frank Love will not be performing batch testing the week of 11/22-11/24. Please continue to follow the COVID protocols at home including monitoring your students for symptoms and letting us know if they will be home due to symptoms. 

PCR testing at Pop Keeney Stadium will have adjusted hours for the week of 11/22-11/24. Testing for close contact, symptomatic staff and students will be available M, T, and W 11/22-11/24 between 12 and 2 pm.

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Latino Parents Meeting

We acknowledge the diversity of our Frank Love community and we want to invite parents to connect with our Spanish speaking group every second Tuesday of the month. This is an opportunity for parents to get involved in school, create community with other parents at Frank Love and partner with the school to support our students to thrive in their future education. 

The meeting is: November 16th 10:30am and 6:30pm via Zoom

https://nsd.zoom.us/j/88457517156?pwd=VDBpcmpjMU8wdXlDKzVLeCs5WkdHZz09

We welcome any Frank Love parent who is interested in participating. Please contact Patricia Herrera if you have any question. 425-408-6034; pherrera@nsd.org.

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Conference Schedule

There will be early release during our Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences start Wednesday, November 17th. The 17th will be a normal Wednesday dismissal of 2:10pm. November 18th - 24th will be early dismissal of 12:20pm. 

The times are posted on our school calendar here: https://franklove.nsd.org/our-school/calendar

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Library News

Follow Us!
The Frank Love Library is on Instagram (franklovelibrary)! 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! 

Library Volunteers Needed
The library is looking for volunteers to assist with check out, shelving and special programs.  If you would like to serve as a library helper during your student’s weekly visit or at some other time, please contact Steffanie Persyn at spersyn@nsd.org for more information. Thank you for considering!

Online Resources
Be sure to visit the Frank Love Library website for helpful online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, databases and more!  Some of these resources require passwords when accessing from home. Password information is here. 

Contact us:
Questions? Concerns? Want to say hello? You can reach your Frank Love Librarians by phone at 425-408-4612 or by email at spersyn@nsd.org (Steffanie Persyn) or khopper@nsd.org (Kari Hopper).

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Reporting Student Absences

Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day.  However, we ask that students stay home if they are sick. It is important that you contact the office whenever your student will be absent from school. If ill, please report all symptoms, the day symptoms started, and if a Covid-19 test has been scheduled or done. Please notify us If your student has been a close contact of someone with Covid-19 during their contagious period at home or outside of school.

Phone: 425-408-4610

Email: frankloveattendance@nsd.org

Online Form: Reporting an Absence at Frank Love

All of this information is available on the Frank Love Website.

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Health Room News

FINDING COVID-19 VACCINES for your students age 5-11.

https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/

You can also check the Northshore School District website for vaccination opportunities for those who are interested. Many of the spots have been filled but cancellations may open some additional spots. Per Dr. Reid “we are actively searching for additional options for vaccine clinics in Northshore, but there are also pharmacies, doctors and other community organizations providing the vaccine.”

https://www.nsd.org/covid19/vaccinations/covid-19-vaccination-clinics-5-11

Updates

Washington State Department of Health updated Covid-19 school guidance on October 27th. Some changes were made to guidance for close contacts. 

"What to do if a Person is Symptomatic at School"

Reminder! Students who have even mild symptoms of illness cannot come to school until certain conditions have been met:

If your student is not feeling well on any school day, please keep them home and notify the attendance office of the reason for absence.

The following are possible symptoms of Covid-19 and your student must stay home if even one of these symptoms are present. Contact the school for guidance for returning to school: nasal congestion or runny nose,  cough (new, changed, or worsening), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, sore throat. Fever > 100.4, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell

Where to send Covid-19 test results: frankloveattendance@nsd.org

Negative test results may come from district testing sites (Pop Keeney), a health care provider, local health jurisdiction, pharmacy, or other community-based test sites. School Batch Tests are a screening tool and do not qualify. Proof of a negative Covid-19 test includes the original, a copy, or a photo of a document or other communication from the test provider or laboratory that shows:

  •  The first and last names of the individual tested.
  • The type of test performed (must be molecular or antigen).

  • The date the specimen was collected (must be on or after day 5 post-exposure). 

  • A negative result.

 

FLU SEASON IS HERE!

A seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages six months and older who does not have a contraindication (a medical reason you should not receive an influenza vaccine).  

A flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to get your immune system ready for flu season. An army of antibodies will be on guard to protect you from the inside when the flu virus threatens on the outside. 

Flu vaccination can reduce symptoms that may be confused with COVID. It is now more important than ever to keep healthcare systems from being overwhelmed.

Find flu vaccines near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

Masks at school

Please remember to send your student to school with a mask and a backup. Our district supplies are currently strained to provide students with masks at this time.

Change of Clothes

All Students need a change of clothes in a plastic bag in their backpacks. Wet or soiled clothes can happen any day, at any age. Due to Covid precautions, we are asking families not to rely on the health room backup supply of clothes. 

Used, Clean, Clothing Donations are still needed for the Health Room in the following sizes:

Boys Pants sizes 6 - 16 elastic waist is best
Girls Pants sizes 6 -  16 elastic waist is best
Underwear sizes 6 - 14

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Technology Update

2nd-5th grade families - It is important for students to restart the Chromebook at least once a week. This will keep it running better and update it.    Students should get in the habit of charging their Chromebook every school night so it has a full battery each school day.

If students or families need assistance with technology issues, please use this link to let us know http://go.nsd.org/studenttechhelp.  You can also contact Julie Hert at jhert@nsd.org.

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Message from the School Counselor

Hello Families,

We have found that our transition back from remote and hybrid learning has presented challenges for all. Students and teachers are working hard to get back in the rhythm of “normal” school days. You may find your student exhausted and cranky when they return home from school. Kids may hold it together for the whole day and then release their true emotions when they get to their safe place at home. There is a name for this phenomenon, “after school restraint collapse”. If this sounds familiar, see this article for more information and ways to deal with it 

Family Resources: Please fill out this form to find out about resources in our community for families in need, and we will contact you when we hear about available resources.  

Request to Receive Information about Resources. Solicitud Para Recibir Información de Recursos

Recess Volunteers: We are welcoming parents/guardians to volunteer to be additional adult support at recess. This is a fun opportunity to interact with the kids and help monitor. Please contact me if you are interested!

Take care,

Sherry Weber
School Counselor
sweber@nsd.org
Mrs. Weber's Website

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Substitute Employment in NSD

NSD is hiring for both classified and certificated substitutes. Those that are interested can apply online through the NSD website.

NSD is also hiring for substitute nurses and permanent school nurse positions. Those that are interested can apply online through the NSD website.

Additionally, we are hiring emergency classroom substitute teachers for Frank Love. This position requires a desire to work with children, a willingness to step in and manage a classroom last minute, and a 4 year degree, however it doesn’t have to be in education. If you wish to become an emergency classroom sub for Frank Love, please reach out to Shannon Upchurch, Office Manager at supchurch@nsd.org or 425-408-4601.

After we have your information and Mrs. French attaches her recommendation, the sub office will reach out to you with next steps.

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Yearbook Photos

Picture day was October 1st. Make-up picture day is scheduled for December 2nd. 

Please submit some fun pictures of your own by visiting www.ybkpix.com.

Search for Frank Love in Bothell WA

You will need to create an account.

We are looking for pictures from Cross-country, classroom celebrations, first day of school, etc...

You may also purchase the yearbook on this site for $15 plus tax.  Direct shipping is also available.

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Frank Love PTA

“Together we can!” Many hands make light work. Come join us as we support the Frank Love Elementary students and staff. 

Art docent volunteers are needed for each classroom! No art background or experience is required. We provide the lessons and supplies, the volunteer provides an hour each month, and the students provide smiles (they love it when a parent helps in the classroom)! If you know of any parents that are eager to volunteer please have them reach out to jen@flepta.org

Frank Love PTA

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