Help Us Celebrate Our Teachers
As the first semester comes to an end, let's thank our teachers for all they do with a pop-up treat table. Bring a sweet treat on January 24th to school, so we can set up a great spread to put smiles on our teachers' and staff's faces while they finish entering the first half grades! Let's celebrate the best team around. 

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Visit Franklin's Book Fair
Wednesday, January 23rd 5PM - 7PM
Friday, January 25th 8AM - 3PM
(No school for students this day!)

**Note: Classroom teachers are not available during these times. School staff will be engaged in grading/report card work and won’t be available for families. Please do not visit classrooms or lockers during this time. You may enter through Door #1 and join us in the LMC.
Flash Dash Committee Chair Needed
We are looking for a parent volunteer to chair the Flash Dash Committee to help raise money for improvements to the Franklin playground. Interested? Questions?
Contact Alison Stites at .
Save the Date: Franklin Movie Night
Mark your calendars for FRANKLIN  MOVIE  NIGHT on Friday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. , in the Franklin School Gym. (The movie to be shown will be announced in the next newsletter.) All Franklin and Randall families are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Doors will be open at 6:15 p.m. Come in pajamas if you like. Bring sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows, and cuddle up on the gym mats. Parents must stay at the event with their children - this is not a drop-off event. The whole family is more than welcome to attend! 

Popcorn and cider will be served!

This event is FREE thanks to the PTO.

If you have any questions, or if you’d be willing to help out that evening (we are looking for 5-6 volunteers to help set up, make popcorn, serve cider, or clean up), please call, text, or email Bryn Martyna at 650-714-9544 or .
Logo Design Contest
Hankering to show off your design skills? Here is an opportunity to design a logo for the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted 2019 conference! Any and all kids in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit an entry. Click on this link for details, including examples of past winners.

The deadline is midnight, March 15. You are welcome to submit it on your own, but if you get it to  Ms. Ishikawa  before March 7 (electronically or on paper), she can help you to submit your entry. 
Writing Contest - Date Correction
Hear ye all 3rd-5th-grade parents! Here's a friendly reminder about our writing contest due dates, and links to the entry forms in case you lost track of the paper form kids received earlier this year. We look forward to being buried in a pile of great writing!!

Due Jan 16 for feedback; Jan 23 final: Haiku for 4th-grade kids (no entry form needed: 1 to 3 titled haiku on one side of paper; name/teacher/school on back)

Due Jan 23 for feedback; Jan 31 final: Nettesheim contest entry form for 3rd through 5th-grade kids (picture book). 
Randall BookShare
A pile of newly-purchased books.
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.
Winter Gear Donations
Athletic pants and leggings.
The Franklin health office would love gently used donations of:

  • elastic waistband pants in sizes 6–8
  • winter boots sizes 13–2 
  • small gloves and mittens 

Thank you!
Franklin Lunchroom and Playground
Volunteers Needed!
Interested in volunteering at Franklin during the school day?

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–Noon .

Our playground volunteers are a huge help to the teachers and staff and it's a great time outside with kids! If you can help out, please email or fill out the google form.  
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.
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