November 19th 2021 Newsletter

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Letter from the Principal

Batch Testing and Pop Keeney Testing Updates

Conference Schedule

Library News

Reporting Student Absences

Health Room News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Dismissal Reminder

Substitute Employment in NSD

Yearbook Photos

Frank Love PTA


Letter from the Principal

Dear Frank Love Families,

For many, this is the time of year when we take time to pause and reflect on what we are grateful for.  While the last 20 months have been challenging to say the least, the ways in which we, as a school community, chose to face adversity matters a great deal for the health of our school. What I am grateful for is the ways in which we can express our gratitude and care for each other through respectful discourse and with a problem solving spirit. There are many things for which we have no control; what we do have control over is the ways in which we treat each other, hold each other up and show empathy and kindness.

National Educational Support Professionals Day

On November 17th we celebrated our support professionals with notes of gratitude and treats.  Approximately 50% of our staff hold these supporting roles in our school and boy are we LUCKY to have these individuals come alongside the students and the rest of the staff each day to help create a loving, supportive  and enriching environment for learning.  One way you can honor them is to ask your child about the “other” teachers who help and support them each day.  Our recess teachers, para educators, 1:1 staff, cooks, custodians, office staff and nurses make our school GREAT!!

Thank you for your partnership and for trusting us with your children. We cherish them and love them and it brings us great joy each day to have the great responsibility of educating them.

Katy French, Principal

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Batch Testing and Pop Keeney Testing Updates 

Due to the shortened week, Frank Love will not be performing batch testing the week of 11/22-11/24. Please continue to follow the COVID protocols at home including monitoring your students for symptoms and letting us know if they will be home due to symptoms. 

PCR testing at Pop Keeney Stadium will have adjusted hours for the week of 11/22-11/24. Testing for close contact, symptomatic staff and students will be available M, T, and W 11/22-11/24 between 12 and 2 pm.

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Conference Schedule

There will be early release during our Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

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

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Library News

Save the Date!
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our  library from Friday, December 10th to Thursday, December 16th.  Stay tuned for more information.

Follow Us!
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! 

Library Volunteers Needed
The library is looking for a few 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 express your interest here or email Steffanie Persyn at spersyn@nsd.org. Thank you for considering!

Online Resources
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. 

Contact us:
Questions? Concerns? Want to say hello? You can reach your Frank Love Librarians by phone at 425-408-4612 or by email at spersyn@nsd.org (Steffanie Persyn) or khopper@nsd.org (Kari Hopper).

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Reporting Student Absences

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.

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

FINDING COVID-19 VACCINES for your students age 5-11.

https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/

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.”

https://www.nsd.org/covid19/vaccinations/covid-19-vaccination-clinics-5-11

Updates

Washington State Department of Health updated Covid-19 school guidance on October 27th. Some changes were made to guidance for close contacts. 

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

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: frankloveattendance@nsd.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.

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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,

Often this time of year we think about gratitude. To practice gratitude, you can start a gratitude journal or joy jar with your child! You can get a blank notebook or empty jar and work together to design and decorate it to make it fun. Each night, spend time together adding the things you are thankful for to your journal or jar. It is wonderful to review your list or slips every so often to see all of the things you have to be grateful for! Focusing on our struggles and dwelling on what we don’t have can quickly become overwhelming. However, choosing to intentionally take time each day to recognize your achievements and think about what you are thankful for and the people you appreciate will have a tremendous impact on your mood! 

Here are some talking points to help you talk about gratitude with your child:

  • What do you think gratitude means, and why is it important?

  • How do you think being grateful for what you have can affect your attitude? 

  • What are some big things you are thankful for? What are some small things?

  • What are some things you can do at home and at school to remember to be more thankful?

 

Family Resources: If you are in need of resources for the holidays, please see this list Holiday Assistance/Asistencia para las Festividades 2021.
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


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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Dismissal Reminder

Remember that after the bell, students should promptly return home. We do not have staff supervision after school hours. Additionally, our facilities team works to clean up and lock gates. The playground is available for public use, but the school buildings and facilities are closed. 

Students must be supervised by a parent/guardian if they want to stay after school to play on the playground. 

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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

Picture day was October 1st. 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. 

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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