September 16th 2022 Newsletter

Table of Contents

Letter from the Principal

Say Cheese! Picture Day is coming

Cross Country for Grades 3-5

Choir for 4th & 5th Graders

Food and Nutrition in NSD

Technology Devices

Health Room News

Note from our School Counselor

Reminders from the FL Office

Frank Love PTA


Letter from the Principal

Dear Frank Love Families,

We have finished our first full week for the 2022-23 school year!  Kindergarteners are settling in, and our routines are running smoothly. Teachers are spending quality time getting to know their students, and students are enjoying reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. 

We have some exciting activities starting next week. 3rd through 5th graders will begin cross country practices with official meets starting on October 4th. 5th graders will begin attending their music class of choice;  they will join orchestra for string instruments, band for woodwinds and horns, or general music for ukulele and drums. They have spent the last three weeks exploring all three and are excited to jump into learning new instruments. 

Curriculum Night: A night for connections
You are invited to our reimagined version of Frank Love Curriculum Night. This year we will focus on making community connections between classroom teachers and families. We also hope to foster relationships among families and strengthen community bonds. 

As an exciting addition to our event, our librarians will be hosting a book fair during this time. You will be able to browse and/or shop for books from 5:00-8:00pm. You will find more information in the “Note from Ms. Wyncoop” below. 

Please join us on Tuesday, September 27th as we kick off the year together. See a schedule of events below, and look for more information from your child’s teachers as the day gets closer. 

When: Tuesday, September 27th 2022
Where: Frank Love Elementary
Schedule of Events

Time

K- Ms. Balzotti, Ms. Campbell, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Sympson
1st- Ms. Bollinger, Ms. Hien, Ms. Park, Ms. Ressler, Ms. Ziefle
2nd- Ms. Nicholas, Ms. Sawyer, Ms. Scharke

K-3 - Ms. Burke and Ms. Cordova
3-5 - Ms. Woods and Ms. Kaskel

5:00

Meet in your child’s classroom for a community building activity

Ms. Burke, Ms. Cordova, Ms. Woods, and Ms. Kaskel’s classes will meet in foyer in front of rooms 14 and 15

5:15

Short Teacher Presentation and Questions

5:45

Come mingle in the courtyard!

  • Pick up your FL Passport
  • Learn more about our programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Complete any yearly “to dos”
  • Join our PTA and volunteer to help with an event/activity
  • Meet our PE and Music Teachers, Principals, and other Support Staff

Receive a Cheetah Charm for visiting each station in the courtyard.

Donation Opportunity:  We are in need of new water bottles, Adult sized small and medium t-shirts (new or gently used) and fidgets.  Thank your for considering making a donation to FL students.

6:00-8:00

Book Fair Open

Time

3rd- Ms. Iorg, Ms. Mossing, Ms. Stanford, Ms. Stern
4th- Ms. Barber, Ms. Benedetti, Ms. Jessica, Ms. McCrum
5th- Ms. Persinger, Ms. Ramic, Mr. Wirtala

5:00-6:00

Book Fair Open

6:00

Come mingle in the courtyard!

  • Pick up your FL Passport
  • Learn more about our programs and volunteer opportunities
  • Complete any yearly “to dos”
  • Join our PTA and volunteer to help with an event/activity
  • Meet our PE and Music Teachers, Principals, and other Support Staff
  • Receive a Cheetah Charm for visiting each station in the courtyard.

Donation Opportunity:  We are in need of new water bottles, Adult sized small and medium t-shirts (new or gently used) and fidgets.  Thank your for considering making a donation to FL students.

6:15

Meet in your child’s classroom for a community building activity

6:30

Short Teacher Presentation and Questions

7:00- 8:00

Book Fair Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


It’s time for Book Fair!!

Mark your calendars, it is time for our Fall Book Fair!
September 26-30
There are many ways our Cheetah Readers can purchase books from the fair.  They will visit with their classes AND we will have morning hours Tuesday - Friday 8:15-9:00am.  

Families can also shop at the book fair at Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 27th from 5:00-8:00pm.

To purchase books you can use cash, card or set up an e-wallet at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/franklovelibrary

*If you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, please contact Ms. Wynkoop at rwynkoop@nsd.org.

Cheetah Pass Parking Spots
You may have seen our cheetah pass parking signs on several parking spots. We have designated these spots for families who are unloading their students with disabilities. We ask that you leave them open for those families and leave space behind cars that are parked there to ease the traffic flow through the car loop. 

Left Hand Turns from Parking Lot
For safety reasons we ask that cars make right turns only when leaving the drop off and pick up car loop. Students and families who are crossing by the Frank Love sign on 224th can be hard to see as there are often long lines of drivers turning into, and out of, our parking lot. 

Arrival
We are always excited to welcome our students to school each day! As a reminder please arrive at Frank Love no earlier than 8:55am. Walkers and bus riders will wait under the covered area until they are invited to go to their classrooms at 9:00am. Our playground is closed in the morning. Students with a supervising adult are welcome to play after school. Drop-off students are invited to exit their cars at 8:55 and will wait in the sidewalk area until 9:00 am. 

Thank you for your partnership, 

Sincerely,
Katy French

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Say Cheese! Picture Day is coming! 

Start practicing those smiles! Friday Sept. 30th is individual student picture day. 

You can purchase you picture package online or picture envelopes will also be sent home in backpacks "kid mail".

Volunteers are needed!  We need 1 more volunteer to help us run the day smoothly. All school volunteers need to apply with through the NSD volunteer background check - as it needs to be renewed every year.  Once complete, please email supchurch@nsd.org to reserve your volunteer spot.

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Cross Country for Grades 3-5

Does your student love to run? Cross Country is open to students in grades 3-5.  The participation fee is $35.00.  Free and Reduced Lunch program qualifiers pay $0.00.
Information on how to register is available on the district website
For information specific to Frank Love Elementary’s team, including practice days, times and meet schedules read more here.

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Choir for 4th & 5th Graders

Hello! My name is Mrs. Murphy, and I will be the choir director this year! Choir is open to all 4th and 5th grade students! We will meet before school every Tuesday at 8:10 am in the choir room starting October 4th. Click this LINK for more information about choir, and how to sign up!

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Food and Nutrition in NSD

Please ensure you are prepared for the new school year by adding money to your student's meal account or by applying for Free or Reduced-price Meal Benefits.

To create a meal account or check the balance on your account, please follow this link

Breakfast and lunch meal prices can be found here

To find the menu at our school, go here, then select Frank Love Elementary and the meal you would like to view. 

For more questions, go to the NSD Food & Nutrition website.           

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Technology Devices

K-1st grade students use iPads that remain at school.

2nd-5th grade students: Chromebooks travel with students from school to home each school day.  Please review Chromebook care with your students. 

Please contact jhert@nsd.org with student device questions.

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Health Room News

NEW: VISION AND HEARING SCREENING AT Frank Love Elementary
Each year in Northshore schools, students in grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 receive hearing and vision screenings. We are currently scheduled for vision and hearing screenings on October 6th. If you would like to exempt your child from either of these health screenings, please contact the school nurse at franklovenurse@nsd.org or 425-408-4606. 

It is important to understand that these are basic screenings and are designed to identify students who may require further testing. They are not intended to replace regular exams by qualified health care providers. A student who does not pass any screening will be rechecked in a few weeks, and you will be notified only if there are concerns after the second screening.

Vision screening uses the PlusOptix.The PlusOptix is an auto-refractor that takes a measurement of the refraction of the eyes. The results are a baseline refraction measurement. The illumination technique used by Plusoptix, is totally harmless to the child's eyes. If your child wears glasses or contact lenses for distance or near vision, please be sure they have them on the screening day.

If your child has a hearing loss and is being followed by a healthcare provider or specialist and you do not wish for them to participate in the screening, please let the school nurse know.

Volunteers Needed! We need 5 volunteers to help us run the day smoothly. There are a variety of important jobs that parents do, including assisting the team with getting students, record keeping and “crowd control”. Please consider this opportunity to work with us,

You will need to complete the volunteer background check - as it needs to be renewed every year.  Once complete, please email franklovenurse@nsd.org to reserve your volunteer spot.

Staying Home When Sick
Students with one or more potential COVID symptoms (fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose) are required to stay home and test for COVID-19.  Home antigen tests are recommended.  Students with one or more symptoms need a negative COVID test AND a significant improvement in symptoms prior to returning to school. You do not need to report negative tests to the school nurse. 

Please see the Department of Health’s COVID Symptom and Exposure Flowchart for Schools at the following link for more information about steps to follow for symptoms or exposures: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/820-229-SymptomExposureFlowchartK12SchoolsChildCare.pdf 

If you do not have COVID tests at home, please contact the school nurse 425-408-4606  or franklovenurse@nsd.org to arrange to pick-up a test kit. Families can order free COVID-19 tests from the state.  

If your child has recently tested positive for COVID on ANY test (antigen or PCR), please notify school nurses, Shelly and Susan at franklovenurse@nsd.org to report the positive test.  Please include the date of the positive test and the date of the onset of symptoms, if present.  The school nurse will respond via email with information about the duration of isolation, a return to school plan, and isolation learning support. 

If your child is sick with an illness other than COVID, please make sure they do not return to school until symptoms have subsided. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. 

If you have questions, please contact the school nurse,  Thank you for helping to keep Frank Love Elementary healthy and safe. 

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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Note from our School Counselor

Hello Families,

This week I was able to meet all of our students who are new to Frank Love. In grades 1-5 we met at lunchtime and were able to hear any questions they might have about Frank Love. I also invited a couple of veteran students to attend each lunch and help make our new students feel welcome. 

I visited all of our kindergarten classrooms and introduced myself and let the students know that a school counselor is someone who helps them feel safe and comfortable at school and helps them to do their best. I introduced the Zones of Regulation, which is a curriculum that I use to teach emotion management. 

I plan to visit all of the classrooms by the end of the month to re-introduce myself and to begin our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) work together.

Family Resources: Part of my role is to help connect families with 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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Reminders from the FL Office

Please remember to send your student with a water bottle to school every day. Our paper cup supply is limited, and we know our cheetahs are working and playing hard!

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Frank Love PTA

Frank Love Families! 

This week's Cheetah Chatter is hot off the press! 

Sincerely, Frank Love PTA

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