Franklin-Randall PTO Now Accepting 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. 
Two Free Community Events for
Families this Weekend
A Celebration of Voting 
Saturday, October 27
2-3:30 (brief program at 2:30 p.m.)
Urban League Community Room
2222 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53713

Come register to vote, get information about where and how to vote, vote next door at the library if you want, hear UW Odyssey Project students read their winning "Why Vote?" essays, meet special guests, share refreshments, and win door prizes. There will also be activities for children.
A colorful Day of the Dead skull
Día de los Muertos and Live Mural / Day of the Dead y Mural en Vivo
Saturday, October 27, Noon–2 p.m. 
Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716  

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Araceli Esparza

Learn how to make an altar, talk about the elements of an altar, and hear a Dia de los Muertos story. Make your own papel picado and taste pan de muerto. And, join local artist Rodrigo Carapia as he creates a painting on canvas related to Día de los Muertos. 

Aprende a hacer un altar, habla de los elementos de un altar, y escucha una historia de dia de los muertos. Haz tu propio papel picado y saborea el pan de muerto. Y, únase al artista local Rodrigo Carapia mientras crea una pintura sobre lienzo relacionada con el día de los muertos.
Clothes Needed at Randall
Athletic pants and leggings.
If you are cleaning out closets, Randall health office would really appreciate pants, specifically leggings and athletic pants, ages 8–12 . We would also love athletic shoes, all sizes . Thank you!
Save the Date for a Special Afternoon
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.
Randall BookShare
Greetings Franklin/Randall Community!
Randall will again be hosting a BookShare (most likely in February or March) where all Randall students will be invited to choose a few free books. Our goal is to collect 1400 books, and we need your help. We need gently used books that appeal to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

You can drop off your books in the Randall Library, between now and mid February.  

Questions? Please stop by the Randall Library or contact me as listed below. Thanks for supporting our community of readers.

Michelle Reis , Randall Library Media Technology Specialist, 608-204-3310
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