• Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Nominee Rotation

    Posted by Frank Kleyn at 9/18/2017

    Each year, the LFP PTA supports the library’s purchase of the 20 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Nominees (WCCPBA). Thank you LFP PTA!  The nominees are selected by a panel of elementary teacher-librarians.  Each year, over 100,000 students have participated in voting for their favorite.  Last year’s winner was “Mummy Cat.”   Fifteen of the nominees will be read by LFP's K-6 classroom teachers and five of the books will be read in the library.  We hope our teachers and students enjoy this year's nominees. 

    If you'd like to learn more about this year's nominees, you can read their summaries here. 

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  • Starting the Year With Great Books

    Posted by Frank Kleyn at 9/13/2017


    Lake Forest Park students have started the year finding and reading great books.  Remember to bring them home, read them, and bring them back on library day.  If you'd like to keep them longer than two weeks, bring them to the library and we'll renew them.  

    Managing your library books so that your books are returned on time will keep you reading!


    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  

    - Dr. Seuss

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  • What Do Students Learn In the Library?

    Posted by Frank Kleyn at 9/6/2017 4:00:00 PM



    The new year has begun at Lake Forest Park and it has been exciting to greet all of the new students in their new classrooms as they visit the library.  Each week, students in K-6 visit the library to build their information literacy skills through a Shoreline Information Literacy Skills curriculum that spans K-12.  

    The mission of the Lake Forest Park library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users and creators of ideas and information. Lake Forest Park students follow an inquiry based process in seeking knowledge, applying critical thinking skills, and sharing new understandings.

    Over the course of their seven years in the library, students will build their independent reading skills, knowledge of literature, research and presentation skills, as well as their use of technology and awareness of internet safety.

    Teaching our students library skills is a collaborative effort involving the library staff, classroom teachers, support staff, and parents.  Parents are welcome to have their own Lake Forest Park library account and check out books to read with their students.  We LOVE having parent volunteers and if you’re interested, please call 206-393-4134, email frank.kleyn@shorelineschools.org, or stop by.  

    I look forward to working with your children this year and wish everyone a terrific year of reading and learning.


    Frank Kleyn


    Lake Forest Park Elementary

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  • Summer Reader Ready for School

    Posted by Frank Kleyn at 9/6/2017

    summer reader

    On the first day of school, Carter carried his supplies in his snappy KCLS Summer Reader backpack.  He read books all summer and participated in the KCLS Summer Reading program.  All of that reading made his brain ready for a new year of learning.  Way to go, Carter!

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  • Summer Learning

    Posted by Frank Kleyn at 6/23/2017

    Lake Forest Park teachers encourage our students to participate in summer reading programs found at the KCLS (Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Richmond Beach) Libraries.

    One of the benefits of visiting your public library over the summer is that it helps readers avoid "summer learning loss."  Students who read and learn over the summer continue to make academic progress and have a strong start their new school year.   

    Visit your library's website to place holds on books.  The Librarians will find your books and put them aside for you.  When you visit the Library, the books will be waiting for you to check out. It's easy!

    The links below are my recommendations for summer reading and learning.  You'll find
    more ideas on our PTA's website.


    Frank Kleyn
    Lake Forest Park Elementary School



    King County (Lake Forest Park) Public Library - Summer Learning Opportunities




    Keyboarding Practice

    To practice keyboarding skills, students in grades 3-6 can login to typingclub.com using their district Google account.  This free online keyboarding program will teach them how to type and track their progress.  It is recommended that students spend just 10 minutes a day working on keyboarding.  

    Click here for instructions on logging in to typingclub.com using a district Google account.

    Computer Programming/Coding





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