October 29th 2021 Newsletter

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Letter from the Principal

Veterans Day Assembly

Reporting Student Absences

Health Room News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Drop Off Reminders

Substitute Employment in NSD

Yearbook Photos

Frank Love PTA


Letter from the Principal

Dear Frank Love Families,

Time flies! I can’t believe it’s already November!  Soon you will be able to connect with your children’s teachers during conference week and should have a good idea of how they are doing academically and socially.  The staff at Frank Love is dedicated to supporting our students and helping them form habits that will help them be lifelong learners.  

Key factors for academic success:


Grit
Did you know that a key factor that contributes to students’ success in school has to do with something called “grit”?  Grit is persistence over time to overcome challenges and to attain goals.  Adults can help students build their “grit” by helping children to:

  • identify goals and help them plan steps to accomplish their goals.

  • practice persistance.  Help them to stay motivated to complete even the most difficult tasks.

  • practice self-control and avoid being distracted.

  • have a positive mindset by embracing challenges and be okay with not “getting it” right away.

When we help children learn how to extend effort to overcome challenges, we help them become more confident learners.

Sleep
While putting effort into learning is a key factor of school success, so is being well rested.  Did you know children need the following amount of sleep each night?  Enough sleep helps children regulate their mood and behavior and helps them to learn. Try getting in at least a half an hour more sleep each night. You’ll notice the difference!

Age Hours of Sleep
3-5 years 11-13
5-12 years 10-11


Sincerely,We see you as important partners in the work we do to help students be successful learners. The staff and I are delighted to be spending our days with your children.

Katy French, Principal


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A US flag flying in the wind.

Veterans Day Assembly

The Veterans Day online assembly will be on Wednesday, November 10th at 9:30.  

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 (jhert@nsd.org or 425-408-4685) for any assistance on adding a video.

 

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Reporting Student Absences

Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day.  However, right now we are asking that students stay home if they are sick. It is important that you contact the office whenever your student will be absent from school.  To report an absence, please contact us in one of the following ways listed below with your student's name, classroom teacher, and reason for absence. 

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

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/

 

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 - 8 

 

Washington State Department of Health updated Covid-19 school guidance so you may notice some changes to the return-to-school guidance if your student has illness symptoms, close contact with a positive Covid-19 case, or has a positive Covid-19 test result. 

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

 

Reminders that everyone needs to follow:

First and foremost, if your student is not feeling well on any school day, please keep them home. Some signs that your student should stay home include fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, runny nose or congestion, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain or body aches, unusual fatigue.

Second, if your student is well, make a reminder about wearing a mask and observing a 3-foot distance from all others while on campus. 

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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,

November SEL Calendar: Practice SEL skills at home using this November Calendar.

Family Resources: Is your family experiencing any financial barriers to accessing what your children need? Please contact me or Patricia Herrera, Family Advocate  pherrera@nsd.org and we will connect you with our community 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!

Take care,

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

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Drop Off Reminders

We want to remind our Cheetah family that there are no left-turns allowed when entering the school. Drivers trying to turn left into the school pose a hazard to our patrol students as well as walking families. Please exit right only when exiting the parking lot. 

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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

 

We had a great picture day earlier this month.  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. 

Reflections submissions are due by November 1, 2021, and the theme this year is “I will change the world by…” Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Online submissions need to be emailed to info@flepta.org

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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