Dear Frank Love Families,
This first week of December has been an adventure! We saw our first snow of the year and had our first snow day. Students shared exciting stories about fun activities they did in the snow. Through big smiles we heard stories about snowballs, snow angels and cold, wet hands and feet. As much as they can be an interruption in our schedules, snow days often provide an opportunity for us to slow down and have some unplanned fun.
You may remember this month at Frank Love we are focusing on empowerment as a school wide value. Teaching empowerment to our students helps them advocate for themselves and others, and set and meet goals. As we move into the final two weeks of school for 2022 we will help students stay focused on their goals to finish the year strong.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Katy French and Sara Davis
Going into the wet season we want to remind parents to send their students with an extra pair of clothes in their backpack. Our health room has limited items available in the event of an emergency. We are unable to hand out a change of clothes for choices made during recess.
At Frank Love we reserve parking during drop off and pick up for our students who have FSA level supports. These spots are referred to as 'Cheetah Pass' parking. We have recently made changes to these to better accommodate the needs of our families and students who have FSA levels of support.
See the Map below for details.
Drop Off and Pick Up Parking Spaces
Handicap Only Spots: We will now have 2 spots designated for those students who have wheelchair access needs. Please only park in these spots if you have a child using a wheelchair.
Cheetah Pass Spots (See map for reference)
3 handicap spaces in front of the school will remain available for families who have the Cheetah Pass.
We will relocate 1 of the 2 spots on the east side of the parking lot and add 3 more spots directly across from the front entrance of the school.
We will be working on getting some permanent signage and painted "walk/caution" areas. Please be sure to use the crosswalk to assist your child across the parking lot.
Food Drive will be Nov.14- Dec.14
Collecting: Healthy Grab and Go Meals and Snacks w/Protein & Personal items
Protein shakes (Can be stored at room temperature)
Beef jerky or beef sticks
Dried fruit (individually wrapped)
Peanut butter pouches
Gluten and nut free bars
Individually packaged snacks
(Goldfish, Made Goods, etc.)
Mac and cheese
We also need socks
NO EXPIRED FOOD
Drop off located in Frank Love’s Main Lobby
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!
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.
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!
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
What, Where, and When:
The Small Part of the World Concert will be performed at Frank Love Elementary School in the Gym on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 at 6:30PM.
This concert is made up of all the 4th grade students!
What to Wear:
Students can dress in bright colored shirts and jeans/pants/skirts/dresses with closed-toe shoes, or traditional clothing from their cultural background if desired. If you have any questions about what students should wear at the concert, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Your students can find the practice materials at www.franklovemusic.com under the 4th grade tab if they want to practice at home!
We look forward to seeing you at the concert!
The Holiday Season is not the only thing in the air these days. It is also the time of year we start to see an uptick in cases of seasonal flu, colds, and RSV, in addition to ongoing COVID-19. How do you tell the difference? Often, it is very difficult to distinguish between the symptoms of a common cold virus from these illnesses without confirmatory testing.
If you are concerned your student has any of these symptoms, you are encouraged to reach out to your doctor to see if testing is recommended. If you think your child is having trouble breathing, is unresponsive, or is unable to eat or drink, seek immediate medical care.
There are many measures we can take to help protect ourselves for the months ahead. These include getting flu or COVID vaccines, staying home when sick, voluntary masking, or washing hands frequently.
Shelly Sehmel, RN and Susan Monette Czarnecki, RN
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
Here is the December SEL Calendar for fun SEL activities at home.
Family Resources: We have access to tickets for the Rotary Santa Breakfast on December 10 for families in need. If you would like to request tickets for your family, please fill out the form below or contact me directly. If you have already requested tickets, they will be sent home next week.
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
This Tuesday, December 7th we are hosting a shopping night at SnapDoodle Toys & Games in Kenmore from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Mention Frank Love PTA when checking out and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Frank Love PTA! <3 Support a local business, support the PTA and get your shopping done, that’s what we call a win win win!!
If you would like to donate any of your purchases, we will be collecting new toys at the store for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Watch for the flyer coming home in your student’s backpacks
Stay up to date with all things PTA by checking out the Cheetah Chatter!
Sincerely, Frank Love PTA