November 15, 2019
Franklin and Randall staff lunch
Help show Franklin and Randall staff how much we appreciate them!
On Thursday, November 21st, Franklin and Randall staffers will be at the schools for conferences. The PTO is coordinating lunch for these hard working teams and could use a bit of help with a few simple items (e.g. drinks, napkins, etc).

Please check out this sign-up page for details on how you can help.
Need a break from making dinner?

Join us at Joon restaurant (1835 Monroe Street)  Monday, November 18th and Tuesday, November 19th from 4–9 p.m. for their famous Persian fried chicken dinner with kid-friendly sides. Other menu items and vegetarian options available. $15/adults and $6/kids with 50% of sales going to the PTO. Dine in or carry out. No reservations needed.
Randall Picture Re-Take Day
Randall's Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20.  

If you want your student’s picture re-taken, please send in their old picture package to give to the photographer. If your student is getting their picture taken for the first time, pictures may be ordered at using the picture code EVTGZWH88.
Franklin-Randall PTO Now Accepting Grant Applications
The Franklin-Randall PTO 2019–2020 grant application process is open now  through November 29th.  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.  New this year, all grants must show evidence of approval from the Franklin or Randall school principal. This can be in the form of a letter or email of support.
Read more about the  program and past funded projects  on our website. Please E-mail Sarah Jung if you are interested in serving on the grants committee. 
Only 3 Weeks Left – We Need Your Help to Meet the Fall Fundraising Goal
We are grateful to share that the Fall Fundraising Campaign has raised $8,400 to date. Thank you to all who made a gift so far. But we have a long way to go to reach our $23,000 goal. We need your help.
Giving through the Fall Fundraising Campaign supports essential programs that rely on funds from the PTO. It is also an easy and efficient way to give, saving you from multiple sales-based fundraising activities. Giving to the fall fundraiser:
  • saves your kids from having to sell wrapping paper door-to-door
  • means not having to ask extended family to buy tubs of cookie dough
  • prevents you from having to hawk candy and gift items your friends don’t need or want
  • allows you to make a one-time donation each year, saving you time, hassle and guilt 
Most importantly, it helps you to be part of making a difference in supporting our school community.
Ways to give:
Find more details about the Fall Fundraising Campaign on the  Franklin-Randall PTO website .
Save the Date for a Special Afternoon
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 1–3 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 Wonder Workshop. We will also be hosting the book fair in our library!
Randall BookShare
Stacks of books
Randall will again be hosting a BookShare (in late February) 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 Michelle Reis at 608-204-3310 . Thanks for supporting our community of readers.
Lost & Found
Our Lost and Found areas are overflowing!  

Please check the Lost and Found during your Parent/Teacher Conference on November 21. Any unclaimed items will be donated the week of December 2. Thank you!

Franklin's Lost and Found is located by the office, in the hallway around the corner.

Randall's Lost and Found is outside the main office and currently is located on several tables.
Madison West Dance Team Holiday Shop & Bop
Trying to find time to get all that holiday shopping done? You can SHOP while your kids BOP!

Madison West Dance Team invites you to drop your kiddos off with us for a day of dancing, holiday crafts and fun!

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 14th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Location: Madison West High School
  • Cost: $45 per student. *Sibling discount subtract $5 per registration

For more information, see the online registration or contact coach Jen Bootz at 608-628-7879 or
Thank you G l o w B a l l Volunteers !
Image of the Franklin Falcon and the Randall raccoon dressed for dancing at the Glo-Ball Dance.
Last weekend's Glow Ball was a huge success with hundreds of Franklin-Randall community members dancing, limbo-ing, glowing, and wiggling the night away. And it wouldn't have been possible without volunteers!

A big thanks to the Glow Ball Committee: Charlotte Koschik, Katie Hoerz, Kat Nichols, Karie Cherwin, Sarah Sparks, Michelle Kwasny, Tori Zimmerman, and Committee Chair Lindsay Rogers.

Volunteers also helped with set-up, concessions and tickets, sewing, clean-up and more! Thank you Megan Knoflicek, Sashi Gregory, Rebecca and Violetta Mouw, Elliot Culp, Gene Hazins, Susan Stockinger, Mike Andrie, James and Lily Baetz, Fiona Russell, Karen Dreyfuss and family, Sarah and Josiah Redford, Beth O'Callaghan, Ellen Boyle, Tonya Rasumussen, Amy Turkowski, Leigh and Rowan Leudtke, Katie Johnson, Maria Yelle, Soraya and Marc Willems-Neal, Amy Gannaway, Jim and Mary Jo Henkel, Luke Courtois, Katy Hanzlik, and Karen Rayshel.
Two Easy Ways to Support Franklin/Randall
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.