November 20th 2020 Newsletter

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Note from the Principals

Progress Reports

Individual School Picture Update

Hi-Cap Screening

Science Olympiad

Frank Love Logo Contest

School Absences

Library News

Technology Update

Message from the School Counselor

Family Resources

Cheetah Spotlight

PTA News

Index for Previous FL Newsletter Topics


Note from the Principals

Dear Families,

As parents, we have to acknowledge the complexity of friendships right now and understand that they may look drastically different than we would like.  You can read about helping your students with their friendships here:  https://culturesofdignity.com/friendships-in-covid-19/  

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s a reminder for all of us to stop and reflect on what we are thankful for.  The Frank Love staff are so grateful for the partnership we have with you and for the support you show us each day.  Thank you for working diligently to support your student in logging on for Zoom lessons and for helping them complete their work.  We are also thankful for our students who share positive comments, smiles, and for their continued interest in learning.  The joy that students inherently find in the learning process and in their relationships with their teacher and peers, helps us all push through these challenging times. We wish you and your family all of the best and hope that you can feel the admiration and care we have for each of you.

Sincerely, 
Katy French, Principal
Denise Waters, Assistant Principal

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Progress Reports

Progress reports will be available this coming week. Teachers will either send via email or communicate that they are available in ParentVue for you to access by Wednesday, November 25. If you do not have access to ParentVue you can request it by clicking here.  Please look for communication from your teacher about how they will provide the progress report to you.  Please use the link below to access ParentVue.

ParentVue Login

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Individual School Picture Update

If you placed an order for pictures for your student and they had their picture taken with Dorian in October, your packets are in!

If your teacher is scheduling a materials pickup day, we will work to place your photo package with those supplies.   Packets will be available for pick up in the Main Office lobby on:
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am-12pm
Wednesday, December 9th 4pm-6pm

Please remember that masks must be worn by anyone on campus. Do not attend if you have symptoms or any exposure to Covid-19 and Maintain social distance when at all possible.

If those times do not work, please email frankloveattendance@nsd.org to arrange an appointment to pick up the picture packets.

The picture retakes previously scheduled for December 9th have now been postponed until February.  Details will be shared as we get closer to the date.  Thank you for your patience.

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Hi-Cap Screening

The Accelerated Models and Programs Department is working on the 2020-2021 testing plan for students with highly capable needs.

For Students in grades K-5
We are still working on the highly capable screening and assessment schedule for grades K-5.  Our department will update families when we can test.

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Science Olympiad

Fourth and fifth grade families are invited to attend a virtual information session to learn about the Elementary Science Olympiad on Nov. 20.  For details please visit the NSD website about Science Olympiad.

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Frank Love Logo Contest

We are having a Frank Love Logo Design Contest!  To find out how to submit a design, please follow the link below.

FL Logo Contest Details

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School Absences

If you know your student is going to be absent in advance, please download this FL Pre-Arranged Absence Form to your computer or phone, complete the form, save it and email it to frankloveattendance@nsd.org.

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Library News

Thank You!
Thanks to all who shopped at our online Scholastic Book Fair!  We appreciate your support of our literacy efforts.  Thanks to PTA volunteer, Jenn Chi, for helping to organize this effort.  Happy reading!

Books on the Bus!
Important reminder about library book check-out:  there will be no book delivery next week.  We invite you to place your orders now for book delivery/pick-up on Tuesday, December 1st.  For all the details about how to check out books from the Frank Love Library, see here.  All are welcome to borrow books!

New Online Library Clubs and Gatherings
The librarians are hosting some fun online gatherings for the month of November.  Students are invited to join us for these optional virtual activities via Zoom. Look for complete details in Schoology.  Hope to see you there!

  • Lunch with the Librarian (kindergarten-1st grade) Students are invited to have lunch with Ms. Persyn and Mr. Cheetah. The focus will be on fun and connecting with one another socially. Thursdays beginning November 12. Kindergarten will meet from 11:15-11:45. First grade from 11:45-12:15.

  • Maker Mondays (2nd-3rd grade)  Join Ms. Persyn as we focus on hands-on activities and challenges that encourage students to think creatively while having fun. There will also be time for sharing and socializing. Meets every Monday, beginning on November 9th.  Second grade will meet from 11:15-11:45. Third grade will meet from 11:45-12:15. 

  • First Chapter Fridays (2nd-3rd) Students are invited to join Ms. Persyn as she shares the first chapter of some new exciting or old favorite novels. Join us as we connect over our shared love of books and socialize.  Students are welcome to bring their lunches.  First meeting on Friday, November 20. Second grade will meet from 11:15-11:45. Third grade will meet from 11:45-12:15. 

  • Fantasy Book Club (4th-5th grade)  Join Ms. Fagundes for a monthly book club. This is a great way to connect with one another over our shared love of books!  This month's genre is fantasy.  Begins Friday, November 20 from 12:15-12:45. 

Online Resources
Be sure to visit the Frank Love Library webpage for helpful online resources including eBooks and audiobooks, databases, tutorials and more!

Questions? Comments? Need help?
spersyn@nsd.org 

Happy reading!
Steffanie Persyn and Annie Fagundes

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Technology Update 

Please remember to shut devices all the way off at least once per week.

For additional technical support you can call the district technology support at (425) 408-7669, check out our Frank Love Northshore Learns 3.0 website,  or submit this form to get Frank Love level technology support!

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Message from the School Counselor

Dear Frank Love Families,

Lunch Bunch: This week’s theme is “Art and Games”. Students may share their artwork and we can draw together so have a pencil/pen and paper nearby.  All students are welcome to join us for Lunch Bunch! 

Weekly Schedule:
Mondays 11:30-12:00 Kindergarten
Tuesdays 11:30-12:00 First grade
Wednesdays 11:00-11:30 Second grade 
Wednesdays 11:30-12:00 Third grade 
Thursdays 11:30-12:00 Fourth grade (NO LUNCH BUNCH THANKSGIVING)
Fridays 11:30-12:00 Fifth grade (NO LUNCH BUNCH THANKSGIVING)
My zoom link was sent in the newsletter email.
We look forward to connecting with the students! 

Self-Talk: I have been teaching the students about self-talk during our Cheetah Coalition. This week I am teaching about “Gratitude”. Thinking about what you are grateful or thankful for is a type of self-talk that can positively affect our well-being. People who practice gratitude regularly report physical, psychological, and social benefits. You can cultivate gratitude in your family by talking about what you are grateful for on a regular basis or keeping a “Gratitude Journal”. Find out more about Why Gratitude is Good.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Take care,

Mrs. Weber
sweber@nsd.org
Mrs Weber's website
NSD Virtual Calming Room

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Family Resources

Our school district is committed to connecting families with resources during times of need.

Northshore Schools Foundation, along with other community partners, offer assistance with food, school supplies, clothing, books, and other resources. At Frank Love, we have our own food pantry that distributes food weekly to families in need. Please fill out the form below if you would like to receive an email when community resources are available.

Request to Receive Information About Resources

You may also contact Sherry Weber, School Counselor (sweber@nsd.org) or Patricia Herrera Chavarria, Family Advocate (pherrerachavarria@nsd.org) to ask about resources.

To request a food delivery from our Frank Love Food Pantry, please fill out this form: FLE Food Pantry Request

If you are interested in donating to the pantry, contact Shannon Naugle at snaugle@nsd.org

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Cheetah Spotlight

This week the spotlight is on kindergartener, Clara. 

Her teacher writes: Clara and her sister Olivia have been creating their own teaching assignments using Seesaw and posting them for me to solve. They are demonstrating collaboration and creativity! Clara also shows her very best kindergarten work in her Seesaw assignments.  Clara does a fabulous job demonstrating how to play the syllable sorting game (from Lucy Calkins Phonics Units of Study).

Clara’s Syllable Sorting Game

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PTA News

The Frank Love PTA has events coming up. Click here for more information.

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