This Is A Busy Time Of Year!
Happenings in a nutshell-- see details below.

  • Ongoing and Happening NOW:
  • PTO Fall Fundraiser-- support our programing!
  • Still looking for Franklin Playground Volunteers.
  • Playtime Productions' The Prince and the Pauper

  • November 4th:
  • PTO Grants Applications Due!
  • Specials Afternoon 1-4 Franking Gym.
  • Randall Garden Crew meeting 1-3. Bring a rake.

  • Next Week:
  • Glo-Ball! Join the Fun and Volunteer!

  • Upcoming:
  • Info on Fall Conferences, including teacher appreciation potluck lunch!
  • Regent Resale
2018 Fall Fundraiser

The Fall Fundraiser is underway! A letter and donation envelope were included in your child's Friday folder last week (which went home on Thursday, October 25).

Please consider making your donation today to help support many important causes, such as:

  • Cultural arts and enrichment
  • Equity and inclusion programs
  • Safety patrol

You can donate by check (made out to Franklin-Randall PTO) or online at Some employers will match donations, so consider checking if that is an available option. Thank you for all your consideration and support of our public schools!
Last Chance To Submit Franklin-Randall PTO Grant Applications!
The Franklin-Randall PTO 2018–2019 grant application process is open now through November 4th. One of the ways our Parent Teacher Organization encourages creativity and innovation in our community is through financial grants. Once each year we invite all teachers, parents, staff and students to submit ideas for projects that could make a difference to our school community.

Read more about the  program and past funded projects on our website. Please E-mail Sarah Sullivan at , if you are interested in serving on the grants committee. 
It's Almost Glow Time... Join the Fun!!
A falcon and a raccoon dancing under a disco ball.
There's still time to shine at the Glow Ball! Sign up for a volunteer shift with a friend, and help make Franklin/Randall's annual Glow Ball the best one yet!

  • The Glow  Ball will take place at Franklin Elementary on Saturday, November 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We need volunteers to help set up, monitor halls, make popcorn, sell tickets and clean up. 

  • Please sign up to volunteer at  Most shifts are only part of the evening, so everyone has a chance to enjoy the fun with their kids! 

  • New this year, we invite requests for songs. Please email your favorite group dancing tunes to Katy Hanzlik at You are also welcome to explore this  playlist of kids party songs. Some of the music videos show the dance moves that go with the songs. Have fun practicing these dance moves with your loved ones! We cannot wait to celebrate a musical evening together! 

Fall Conference Potluck Lunch
Fall conference day is a long day for our teachers! Let's help support them by providing a yummy lunch of soup, bread and a sweet treat! Please bring all donations to the Franklin or Randall office by 10:30 on November 15.

Direct all questions to Beth Ross  or (503)260-0166.

Conference With
Advanced Learning Specialist at Franklin
Franklin Families!

Over the course of the school year, I have been working alongside teachers to provide appropriately challenging learning opportunities for students as the Advanced Learning Specialist. If your child has participated in these opportunities, I will have a letter with an update for you during your conference time with your child’s classroom teacher along with any work samples I may have.

I will be available for drop in conferencing in room 1, on the first floor with the flower window door across from the gym, on Thursday, November 15 from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm. If this time frame does not work for you, but you would like to meet, please let me know and we will do our best to find another time to meet or conference over the phone.

Thank You!
Estimadas familias de Franklin

Soy la maestra especialista en Educación Avanzada y durante el transcurso del año, he estado trabajando junto con los maestros para proveer oportunidades de reto apropiadas para los alumnos. Si su hijo/a ha participado en estas oportunidades, tendré lista para ustedes una carta informativa cuando venga a la conferencia de su hijo/a. Le mostraré también algunos trabajos de su hijo/a. 

Estaré disponible en el salón #1, de las 8:00 am a las 7:00 pm., ese día de conferencias, el jueves, 15 de noviembre, por si quieren hablar conmigo o tienen cualquier pregunta respecto al programa. Avísenme si este horario no se les acomoda bien y podemos ponernos de acuerdo para una cita o conferencia telefónica.

Franklin cov yim neeg!

Nyob rau hauv lub xyoo kawm no, kuv tau nrog tsoom xib hwb ua hauj lwm ua ke nrhiav cov kev kawm kom dhos rau tsoom me nyuam kawm ntawv. Yog tias koj tus me nyuam tau koom kawm hauv qhov tau hais no, kuv yov muaj ib daig ntawv sau piav kev kawm rau koj thaum koj tuaj nrog xib hwb sib tham thiab yov muaj tej yam peb tau qhia los lawm rau koj saib.

Kuv yov muaj caij tham me ntsis nyob rau hauv chav 1, nyob rau theem ib uas muaj daim duab paj ntoo rau sab qhov rai uas nyob ze rau ntawm chav gym, hnub Thursday, lub 11 hlis tim 15 pib 8:00 am txog rau 7:00 pm. Yog lub caij hais no tsis dhos rau koj, tab sis koj xav ntsib kuv, ces thov hais qhia rau kuv es kuv mam nrhiav ib lub caij hu nrog koj sib tham saum xov tooj.

Ua koj tsaug!
Genevieve Imhoff
Advanced Learning Specialist @ Franklin
From Chris in the Franklin Gym:
We are rapidly approaching the parent / teacher conferences here at Franklin. I will again have videos of your kids working in the gym, trying to improve their skills. These videos are great to watch
before or after your conference. I will also have them available in the gym.

You will need to have a QR code app downloaded onto your fancy
phone. It is an app that reads those black and white square we now
see all over the place. You can download a QR code reader app for
free from the app store. Once you have it... test it out on the QR code below.

See you soon at Franklin!
Regent Resale: Donate, Volunteer, & Shop to Support Our Schools
Saturday, December 8th 8:00AM - 1:00PM
West High School Cafeteria
Regent Neighborhood Association, West High, and Franklin/Randall Elementary Schools will host the Regent Resale on December 8th in support of our school community. All proceeds benefit West High and Franklin/Randall students, teachers, and classrooms.

Volunteers (December 7 & 8) and Donations (in November) needed! Detailed information coming soon.  If you would like to help with the  Resale, please contact Chloe Lauer (  )
Randall Garden News
Join the Randall garden crew to help with some fall projects! 

We will be meeting the next two Sundays, 11/4 and 11/ 11 from 1-3 to rake, cut back perennials and clear the beds. 

Snacks and hot cider will be served.

Bring your rakes. 
Specials Afternoon Is THIS SUNDAY!
When : Sunday, November 4th, 1–4 p.m.

Where : Franklin Elementary

What is this event? : This is an opportunity for your family to visit the “Specials” spaces in Franklin School. In addition to learning more about Welcoming Schools, there will be family activities in Music, Art, Gym, and the LMC.
Playtime Productions’
The Prince & the Pauper
Playtime Productions will perform The Prince & the Pauper 14 times throughout the area in November and December, with two performances occurring within the Franklin Randall attendance area. 

Most performances have a $2 per person suggested donation and some are free.

The  schedule can be found here .  Please  contact  Donna Wong   with questions.
Franklin Playground Volunteers Still Needed
A student having fun on the Franklin playground.
We still need a few more volunteers to help out on the Franklin playground during recess. We have openings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:55-12. Our playground volunteers are a huge help to the teachers and staff and it's a great time to spend an hour outside with kids! If you can help out, please email   or fill out the google form  here.  
Support the PTO while you shop!
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