Last Friday, October 28th, we enjoyed a Pajama themed BINGO night. We had a HUGE turnout! PTA set out 200 chairs and they were all filled with floor seating only! It was another wonderful opportunity for families to make community connections and share a fun activity.
This year 3rd through 5th graders have the opportunity to hold school leadership roles. They will be capturing student voices across the school with the intention of infusing student perspective into Frank Love’s school culture. Today we had our first spirit day, 90’s day! Staff and students donned flannel, bucket hats, overalls, and other fun 90’s era regalia.
As a reminder, daylight saving time ends on Saturday, November 6. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour. Changes in time can interrupt typical sleep routines. For elementary students the CDC recommends 9-12 hours of sleep each night. The lower range is intended for older students while K-2 kiddos do better with the higher end of the range.
Wednesday, November 9th will be our Veterans Day assembly. Our fabulous music teachers, Ms. Murphy and Ms. Barber, have planned to honor veterans and showcase our students. Please join us at 9:45 to celebrate staff and community veterans.
Have a great weekend!
Katy French and Sara Davis
Just a reminder of early release day/times during Conference Week and into the holidays.
November 16th - 2:10pm
November 17th - 12:20pm
November 18th - 12:20pm
November November 21- 23 - 12:20pm
November 24th & 25th - NO SCHOOL!
We have a collection of lost & found glasses in the office. If any of these glasses look familiar, please send your student to the office to collect their glasses.
Frank Love Elementary is participating in Coats for Kids sponsored by Knights of Columbus. If you would like a coat for your student please fill out this form. We will do our best to match the size and then we will send the coat home with your student.
Coats for Kids Overview:
To Provide warmth for children in need during cold winter months. The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.
Reading Plans (formerly called overdue notices)
Next week you will receive an e-mail from the library with a list of books your Cheetah Reader has checked out. The purpose of the e-mail is to keep you informed about the books your reader has borrowed. If your reader needs a little help getting books back to the library, AND you will be coming to Frank Love for Family Conferences, please consider bringing back any books your reader is done with. Of course, you can keep the books that are still being read.
When they bring books back, they get to choose more! Happy Reading!
Seeking Donations - Puzzles!
There are a lot of ways our Cheetah Readers find comfort and belonging in our library. Many of our readers find calm and friendship while working on a puzzle with a classmate.
If you have puzzles (floor puzzles, wooden/foam, or 25 -300 pieces) that you would be willing to donate to the library, we’d LOVE them! We will use them in the library AND many will be made available to students for check out from our NEW Take and Play section in the library.
Library Volunteers Needed
The library is always looking for additional volunteers to assist with check out, shelving and special projects. If you would like to serve as a library helper during your student’s weekly visit, or at some other time, please email Rebecca Wynkoop at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting our 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!
Thank you for all your support during our season. Also, a special thank you to our volunteers; Coach Sam, Coach Melissa and Coach Mary.
If you haven’t already done so, please wash and return the Frank Love jersey as soon as possible.
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.
Today is the LAST DAY to turn in materials for the Veterans Day Assembly.
Frank Love Elementary will be having a short assembly honoring our Veterans on Wednesday, November 9th, at 9:45AM in the school Gym.
We would like to invite relatives of our students who have served in the Armed Forces to attend this program. We would love to have you wear or bring your uniform if possible! We would also love to have the Veteran guests say a few words about who they are and how they served our country. Please print off and return the bottom portion of this invitation to the office by Friday, November 4th to be included in the assembly.
We will be putting together a slideshow for ALL Veteran relatives of our students and staff to show at the assembly. Please open the example slide, edit, and send it to Mrs. Murphy by Friday, November 4th to have your slides included in the assembly presentation.
Caryssa Murphy & Caty Barber
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING continues for students who were absent or failed the first hearing screening.
You will only be notified of screening results if your student did NOT pass the second screening.
Students who do not pass a screening will receive written notification in the form of a referral. Please take this referral form to your student’s health care provider for a professional exam and return results to the school.
Please send the results of the professional exam to the school nurse or call with results.
If you do not have insurance coverage for eye exams or glasses or need assistance, the nurses can assist with resources.
It’s time for Flu Shots and COVID boosters:
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including those pregnant and nursing. Bivalent (COVID-19) boosters are approved for persons aged 12 and older. For specific recommendations regarding the COVID vaccine and boosters, please go here. In most cases, both vaccinations can be given together. Please speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.
To locate vaccines, contact your health care provider or check this website:
Learn more about flu shots and why it’s important for children to get a yearly flu shot:
COVID SYMPTOMS? Consult the flowchart for school attendance guidelines Covid Symptom/Exposure Flowchart
If you have questions, please contact the school nurse, Thank you for helping to keep Frank Love Elementary healthy and safe.
Find all information on when to stay home and when to return to school here.
If you have questions, please contact the school nurse. Thank you for helping to keep Frank Love Elementary healthy and safe.
Shelly Sehmel, RN and Susan Monette Czarnecki, RN
Families can submit a technology support helpdesk ticket with link http://go.nsd.org/studenttechhelp
Emotion Regulation: I often work with students on emotional regulation and dealing with strong feelings. My goal is for students to learn tools to help regulate their own emotions. We use these tools to help us calm down when we are feeling out of control. Here are some of the tools that I teach students that you may find helpful to practice at home.
Take a deep breath (increased oxygen helps the brain to calm down)
Count to 10
Take a break
Take a walk
Squeeze a fidget ball or stuffed animal
Think happy thoughts (think of your favorite person, place or thing, or something you are looking forward to)
Take control of your self-talk (Tell yourself “You can do it” or “It’s ok”)
Think about the size of the problem (“It’s not that big of deal”)
Talk to an adult
Here is the November SEL calendar for fun SEL activities at home.
Family Resources: Please check out Clothes For Kids for a free clothing resource for Northshore families.
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.
Frank Love Families!
Purchase your holiday pies from our 5th Graders! All proceeds go towards end of year events and a gift to leave the school from the class of 2023! For all information and to place your order click here.
Our PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday November 8th at 6:30pm. Join us in Portable 3 at the school or online on google meets. You can find the link on our website.
To grab your PTA Membership, check out upcoming events and all things PTA click here.
Sincerely, Frank Love PTA