February 1, 2019
Picture Book Contest Deadline Extension
Colored pencils lined up in a row.
Given that we may not be in school when the Nettesheim picture books are due, the due date has been extended to Monday, February 4 . Randall picture books should be delivered to Ms. Ishikawa's Randall desk or mailbox by 9:30 Monday morning. 
February is Black History Month
Black Excellence Lecture Series: Tuesday Evenings in February at Middleton’s Kromrey Middle School

Celebrate and learn the truth about Black history during Black history month. Topics include: 

  • Week one: Black Africa Before 1619 and Deconstructing Race 
  • Week Two: Black Resistance from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. 
  • Week Three: Black Resilience in the Era of Jim Crow 
  • Week Four: Afro Futurism and Critical Consciousness

Details, cost and registration info at  www.percybrown.org.
Winter Carnival
The Winter Carnival is a wonderful Franklin-Randall tradition, a fundraiser full of food, fun and friends. This PTO event will take place at Randall on  March 2, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. and is open to ALL Franklin and Randall families.
Carnival raffle packets will be coming home next week. Please take a look at the wonderful prizes available this year – fun school-based prizes and donations made by our generous community!

Ticket stubs can be returned to your child's classroom teacher leading up to the Carnival. Need more tickets? Just contact Justine Hazins jhazins@gmail.com  or text at 608-477-5958. Tickets not used or sold can also be returned to your classroom teacher (we will try to sell them). 
Los paquetes de la rifa del carnaval se enviarán a casa la próxima semana. Por favor, eche un vistazo a los maravillosos premios disponibles este año: ¡divertidos premios escolares y donaciones hechas por nuestra generosa comunidad!
Making candles at the Franklin-Randall Winter Carnival.
Los talones de los boletos pueden ser devueltos al maestro del salón de su hijo antes del Carnaval.

¿Necesitas más entradas? Simplemente comuníquese con Justine Hazins jhazins@gmail.com o envíe un mensaje de texto al 608-477-5958. Los boletos que no se usaron o vendieron también pueden devolverse a su maestro de aula (intentaremos venderlos).
The Winter Carnival is in need of donations to be used as prizes for games. We are looking for small items: erasers, pencils, small toys, books, stickers, tattoos, etc. There will be a box at each of the school's offices labeled Donations for Carnival. If you have questions  please email Justine at  jhazins@gmail.com Your help is greatly appreciated! 
Super Science Saturday - Randall
March 9, 2019
9 a.m. – Noon, Randall School
Hawiian Bobtail Squid
Science Spectaculars!
  • West High Rocket Club
  • SPICE Chemistry Show
  • The Physics Experience

Exploration Stations!
  • Micropipettes
  • Body Parts
  • Metallic Glasses
  • SemiConductors
  • Crystals
  • Slime
  • Microscopes & More!

Want to offer your own Exploration Station? Volunteer to help?
Contact Tom Zinnen at zinnen@biotech.wisc.edu or 608-265-2420 
Randall BookShare
Illustration of a girl sitting on a stack of books, reading a book.
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 1,400 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 Michelle Reis, Randall Library Media Technology Specialist, at 608-204-3310. Thanks for supporting our community of readers.
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.
Support the PTO while you shop!
Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517