Dear Frank Love Families,
Last week, I shared with you some key factors that contribute to students’ success in school. Partnerships between teachers and families is also a key contributing factor.
Suggestions for Successful Collaboration Between School and Home
November in Northshore School District marks an important opportunity for teachers and families to reach out and continue their essential partnerships through the formalized process of parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences provide the chance for members of a student’s home and school community to come together and share observations, ideas, and strategies for best supporting their child at Frank Love Elementary. These conferences are intended to create a shared responsibility among families and staff through positive, solution-focused discussion addressing the strengths and areas of growth for each of our students. Productive home-school communication directly impacts our ability to improve educational outcomes for our kids.
Harvard Family Research Project and the Harvard Graduate School of Education offer some ideas, suggestions, and tips for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference.
- Work towards two-way conversation where both the parents and teacher are taking time to talk and to listen. Ask whether your child is meeting school and academic expectations. Share what your child is like at home. Be willing to problem-solve with your child’s teacher if challenges arise.
- Be willing to emphasize learning and growth. When we are lifelong learners we never arrive at our final destination, but instead look at where we can grow and develop ourselves next and set goals to get there. What questions do you have about your child’s growth and learning for the teacher? It is a good idea to write questions down prior to your conference.
- Support your child through their opportunities and their challenges by asking what you can do at home to help your child be successful and learn. Similarly, ask about and offer suggestions for how the teacher will both challenge and support your child throughout the school year when they need it.
We look forward to partnering with you throughout the 2021-22 school year and thank you for helping make sure each of our students makes progress towards their learning goals. Together we can achieve great things!
Wednesday is Veterans Day and as a school community we will honor and celebrate Veterans. Be sure to give a thanks to those in your life who have served.
Enjoy the weekend and the extra hour we gain from setting our clocks back!
Katy French, Principal
The Veterans Day online assembly is Wednesday, November 10th at 9:30 AM.
The Veterans Day assembly at Frank Love honors all members of the armed services, past and present.
We encourage your students to invite neighbors and families who are veterans to join us by viewing the assembly online. The link to the assembly will be shared via Blackboard on Tuesday, November 9th.
Veterans can introduce themselves with a Flipgrid video that we can share with our students. Please use this Flipgrid link to add a video https://flipgrid.com/c235e557 Veterans can use FLEguest to access Flipgrid. Students can also use their nsd credentials to Join with Google. Here is an introduction video on how to use Flipgrid https://www.yout-ube.com/watch?v=kR1FxImNPSs Please have veteran videos submitted by Friday, November 5th.
Please contact Julie Hert (firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-408-4685) for any assistance on adding a video.
There will be early release during our Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Parent-Teacher Conferences start Wednesday, November 17th. This day will be 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
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 email@example.com for more information. Thank you for considering!
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.
Questions? Concerns? Want to say hello? You can reach your Frank Love Librarians by phone at 425-408-4612 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Steffanie Persyn) or email@example.com (Kari Hopper).
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.
Online Form: Reporting an Absence at Frank Love
All of this information is available on the Frank Love Website.
FINDING COVID-19 VACCINES for your students age 5-11.
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.”
Washington State Department of Health updated Covid-19 school guidance on October 27th. Some changes were made to guidance for close contacts.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com 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.
We had a great picture day earlier this month. Make-up picture day is scheduled for December 2nd.
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You may also purchase the yearbook on this site for $15 plus tax. Direct shipping is also available.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org