We’ve been talking with you about how to manage distance learning in our weekly newsletter and with the indication that more social distancing requirements may be announced by the Governor on Monday, we wanted to share with you some resources about how to talk to your family about some ways to manage and honor these restrictions. We all want to get back to school, so the quicker we can have these numbers go down the better. Check out this information for tips to talk to your family about social distancing.
Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal
Our second parent Q & A Zoom Session is scheduled for this Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 pm. At this session, you will have the opportunity to ask our principals questions. The link for the session will be sent in an additional email.
Choir begins Tuesday November 17th.
See you there!
We are having a Frank Love Logo Design Contest! To find out how to submit a design, please follow the link below.
Please read the following links for health news and resources from our school nurse.
New Online Library Clubs and Gatherings
The librarians are hosting some fun online gatherings for the month of November. 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. Thursdays beginning November 12. Kindergarten will meet from 11:15-11:45. 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, beginning on November 9th. Second grade will meet from 11:15-11:45. Third grade will meet from 11:45-12:15.
First Chapter Fridays (2nd-3rd) Students are invited to join Ms. Persyn as she shares the first chapter of some new exciting or old favorite novels. Join us as we connect over our shared love of books and socialize. Students are welcome to bring their lunches. First meeting on Friday, November 20. Second grade will meet from 11:15-11:45. Third grade will meet from 11:45-12:15.
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 fantasy. Begins Friday, November 20 from 12:15-12:45.
Fall Book Fair!
Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair ends Sunday! You can shop online and have books delivered to your directly to your doorstep. Here is the online catalog if you wish to browse ahead of time. Each book purchased benefits our library by earning credits for new books for our library collection. Thank you for supporting our literacy efforts!
Books on the Bus!
Books are available for check-out from your Frank Love Library. Be sure to request books by Wednesday of each week for delivery and pick-up on the following Tuesday. For all the details, see here.
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?
Steffanie Persyn and Annie Fagundes,
Your Frank Love Librarians
iPad Updates for K and 1st Grade Families
The ipad IOS 14 update will be pushed out to student iPads on the evening of Friday, November 13. After school ends on Friday, we are asking families to make sure that the student ipad is turned on and plugged in.
On Saturday, November 14, you can check to see if your student's iPad has updated by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If it didn't automatically update, you can install it by clicking the "Download and Install" button.
If you have any issues with the update, please complete this google form so that we can provide assistance when we return on Monday. https://forms.gle/mUYVhBCAYbwoM8Ne7
Also, if your student isn’t using a district device, they are available upon request. Interested families should make a device request with this form. https://form.jotform.com/202085825509053
Washington’s K-12 Internet Access Program
Having reliable connectivity to the internet is critical for your student’s success during distance learning. The state recognizes this need, and has partnered with Ziply Fiber and Comcast/Xfinity to create Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program, which gives eligible families free internet access so your student can connect to online learning from home. This internet access opportunity will provide you with faster, stronger and more reliable connectivity than hotspots or tethering to mobile devices, which will better support your student. More information can be found on the district website: https://www.nsd.org/freeinternet
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!
Dear Frank Love Families,
Lunch Bunch: This week’s theme is “Science and Games”. I will share a science experiment and ask students if there is any science they would like to share. All students are welcome to join us for Lunch Bunch!
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-Talk: I have been teaching the students about self-talk during our Cheetah Coalition. I teach students that they have the power to change negative self-talk to positive self-talk. For example, if they are having trouble with an assignment they may start having negative self-talk like, “I can’t do this”. This kind of self-talk will not help with the assignment and just produce uncomfortable feelings. If we teach the students to switch this self-talk to something positive like, “I can do this” or “I can ask for help if I need it” it will produce more positive results and comfortable feelings. Another type of self-talk I am teaching about is our choice to turn our self-talk from thinking about worry or sadness to think about something happy. I encourage students to have a “happy thought” that they can have ready when they want to switch their brain from an uncomfortable place to a happier one. At home, you can make a journal of happy thoughts: people, places, things, memories and things we are looking forward to. Students can refer to this journal when they need a boost of happiness!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
This week the spotlight is on Third Graders, Emma and Sawyer who are nominated by their classroom teacher.
Their teacher writes:
Emma is new to our school and she has grit and determination to learn. Sawyer is putting a lot of effort in learning too. I am so impressed by these students.
The Frank Love PTA has events coming up. Click here for more information.
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.