November 18th 2022 Newsletter

Table of Contents 

Letter from the Principal

Conference Week - Early Release 

Food Drive

Picture Retakes

Library News

Reminder from PE

Grade Level Music Concerts

Choir Concert December 8th

Health Room News

Technology News

Note from our School Counselor 

Frank Love PTA


Letter from the Principal 

Dear Frank Love Families, 

This week many of you may have met with your child’s teacher and were able to learn about their progress and the brilliance they bring to their classroom and Frank Love. Understanding their progress and setting goals is an important part of empowering students to have agency in their education. We will continue to focus on empowerment as a school wide value through December, and beyond. Below are some suggested strategies if you would like to support this at home: 

  1. Help your child find their passion

  2. Recognize when your child participates and shares their thoughts

  3. Encourage debate and expression of ideas and opinions

  4. Help your child problem solve, analyze and research issues and ideas

We have seen an uptick in student illnesses and absences in the last few weeks. This would be considered normal for the start of cold and flu season, but the numbers that are being reported are much higher than typical. Please remember to keep your students home if they are having cold or flu symptoms and report to our attendance line or email Charlotte Salus at frankloveattendance@nsd.org

Stay well and have a wonderful weekend. 

In Partnership, 

Katy French and Sara Davis

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Mark your Calendar

Conference Week - Early Dismissal  

Just a reminder of early release day/times during Conference Week and into the holidays.

November November 21st through 23rd - 12:20pm 

November 24th & 25th - NO SCHOOL! 

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Grocery bag filled with food.

Food Drive

Food Drive will be Nov.14- Dec.14

Collecting: Healthy Grab and Go Meals and Snacks w/Protein & Personal items

  • Protein bars 

  • Protein shakes (Can be stored at room temperature)

  • Beef jerky or beef sticks

  • Dried fruit (individually wrapped) 

  • Peanut butter pouches

  • Nuts

  • Gluten and nut free bars

  • Individually packaged snacks

(Goldfish, Made Goods, etc.) 

  • Chili 

  • Mac and cheese

  • Top Ramen

  • We also need socks

NO EXPIRED FOOD

Drop off located in Frank Love’s Main Lobby

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Picture Retakes

 

If you missed picture day, your student will get their picture taken on Dec. 1st. Please have your student bring in their order envelope, or order online if you choose. 

If you ordered pictures on the first picture day, your student’s picture packets were sent home.

If you need to try again, and want to participate in picture retakes on December 1st, your student must bring their picture packet back with them that day.

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Clipart stack of 5 books.

Library News  

Library Books and our Holiday Break

Due to the longer holiday break, our #cheetahreaders may be coming home with more library books than usual.  We are excited to be able to support your eager readers when they are away from school for a longer period of time.  

Public Library Conference Programs!!

Take a look at the afternoon programs being offered by the Mill Creek Branch of KCLS Libraries.  

Follow us! 

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! 

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Reminder from PE  

Please remember to wear tennis shoes on scheduled P.E. days.  If your child is sick or can not participate in P.E., please send us a note or an email.

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Grade Level Music Concerts 

Please mark your calendars for the Frank Love grade level concerts this year!

4th Grade- February 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  in the Gym

Kindergarten- March 16th at 6:00 p.m in the Gym

1st Grade- March 16th at 6:45 p.m. in the Gym

2nd Grade- March 23rd at 6:00 p.m in the Gym

3rd Grade- March 23rd at 6:45 p.m in the Gym

5th Grade Band and Strings concerts TBD

Head to www.franklovemusic.com to check out the latest music news for every grade level and the 4th/5th grade choir!

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Choir Concert December 8th

Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Time for Students: Choir students need to be in the music room by 6:15 to find riser spots. 

Concert Start Time: Concert starts at 6:30PM. Doors will open to the public at 6:00PM

What Do Choir Kids Wear: Choir students should come in Frank Love Gear, Frank Love Colors, or black clothing. Please have students wear pants and closed toe shoes.

How Long Will the Concert Last: The concert should be about 30 minutes long, so should be finished by 7:00PM

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Health Room News 

We are experiencing high rates of illness at Frank Love Elementary and across Western Washington.

Snohomish County has issued a Health Advisory: INCREASED RESPIRATORY VIRUS ACTIVITY IMPACTING CHILDREN AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

November 8, 2022

https://www.snohd.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=730

We have consulted our Snohomish Health District Contact for advice on how we can help our school community get through this season of high illness rates:

“Advice I have been giving other schools is to make sure to do extra cleanings, send messaging to parents to keep sick kids home, make sure everyone got their flu shots, and if possible, have the kids do increased handwashing and mask to reduce respiratory droplet transmission.” 

We will be doing additional cleaning of high touch surfaces at school. We ask our families to keep ill students home, test for Covid for any new onset of illness symptoms, and do not send ill students back to school until symptoms are significantly improved. Students should be free of  fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours prior to return, without the use of fever-reducing medication. Masks are also recommended if your student is still having respiratory symptoms during recovery. Masks can also help your child prevent illness at this time of high circulation of respiratory viruses.

 When our illness rates are higher than 10%, we are required to report the symptoms and diagnosed illnesses to the health department so please provide that information when you report your student’s absence.

Below are some wellness resources from the Snohomish Health District:

WASH YOUR HANDS

Teaching kids to wash their hands well is one of the best ways to reduce germs, especially with all of the messes little hands get into. Washing your hands might seem like a simple thing, but remember that it is a skill and it has to be learned. Hands are an ideal place for germs to hitch a ride, so teaching kids to wash their hands is one of the best ways to keep them healthy. It may take time, patience and reinforcement to teach them well. Find what works for your kids, and stick with it.

  • Interactive: Activities to do with children, teens and young adults

COVID AND FLU VACCINES

COVID-19 vaccination is now available for children ages 5 and older, and vaccines are expected to become available for younger children in the future. Vaccination greatly reduces the likelihood of severe illness from a COVID infection. There is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Learn more on our COVID-19 Vaccine page.

Annual flu shots are available for children ages 6 months and older, and are recommended before or during flu season. It’s a good idea to get your flu shot and your child’s flu shot by the end of October.

    Learn more on our Flu page.

Handwashing activity: English and Spanish

Thank you,
Shelly Sehmel, RN and Susan Monette Czarnecki, RN
franklovenurse@nsd.org
Phone: 425-408-4606
Fax: 425-408-4602

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Technology Devices (ipads and chromebooks) 

Please remind 2nd-5th grade students to power off and restart their NSD chromebooks at least once a week.

Families can submit a technology support helpdesk ticket with link http://go.nsd.org/studenttechhelp

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Note from our School Counselor  

Family Resources: Please check out Clothes For Kids for a free clothing resource for Northshore families. Please see Northshore School District’s  Resource Assistance page for links to resources in our community for those in financial need. Hopelink is a great place to start when connecting with community 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

 

Take care,

Sherry Weber

School Counselor

sweber@nsd.org

Mrs. Weber's Website

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Frank Love PTA 

Take the night off from dinner on Saturday night and grab some Chipotle for dinner! Between 4:00pm - 8:00pm 33% of your dinner order will be donated to Frank Love PTA. When ordering online use online code: EXX42JQ

FLEPTA Holiday Market is BACK and looking for vendors!

Date & Time: Friday December 9th from 6:00-8:30 pm

$50 per table + a donation to the raffle or

$55 per table with electricity + a donation to the raffle

Please complete this Holiday Market Vendor Interest form.

We will be sending a payment link separately from this form

 

Stay up to date with all things PTA by checking out the Cheetah Chatter!  

Sincerely, Frank Love PTA

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