2017–2018 PTO Grants
This year with the help of our fall fundraiser the Franklin-Randall PTO Grant committee awarded 10 grants (5 at Franklin and 5 at Randall) for a total of $6,530. Over the next few weeks we will highlight the grants and how they are impacting your child's classroom. As always, thank you for all of your support during our Fall Fundraiser and throughout the year!
Grant Spotlight:
Third Grade Differentiation Materials
by Kristen Beshay, Randall

This grant allowed for the class to purchase the RAZ Kids reading program. This program gives the class Quality ebooks at reading level. With RAZ, teachers can monitor students’ reading and comprehension and allows them to access daily as part of their literacy work.
Third grade kids working with Differentiation Materials awarded in a grant to Kristen Beshay.
Third grade kids working with Differentiation Materials awarded in a grant to Kristen Beshay.
Third grade kids working with Differentiation Materials awarded in a grant to Kristen Beshay.
Library books due TODAY
A stack of kids' books with a child's cup on top.
All materials checked out from the Franklin and Randall libraries are due on Friday, May 25 . We appreciate your assistance in helping your child return items to the libraries. Please let us know if you have questions!

—Shelley Block, Franklin Library Media Technology Specialist
PTO Reimbursements
Don't forget, all reimbursement requests for the 17/18 school year must be received by June 12th! To expedite payment, please completely fill out the Expense Reimbursement Form, which can be found on the Finances page of the PTO website: http://www.franklinrandallpto.org/finances/  

If you aren't sure which PTO Account to charge, you can reference the budget categories in the 2017–18 Final Budget (also linked from the Finances page) Any other questions? Contact Assistant Treasurer, Chris Benish at  frPTOtreasurer@gmail.com.
A Message from the Velma Hamilton PTO
Hello 5th Grade Families, 

As you plan for next year, keep in mind: involvement in the PTO is a great way to be involved in your child’s middle school experience!

Our next election for the VHMS PTO board is coming up soon, and many of our board members are moving on to high school. Consider adding your name to the ballot, or signing up for possible future volunteer opportunities. Go to  https://goo.gl/v7oq9N  and share your contact information with us!

Questions? Contact Shahanna McKinney-Baldon, VHMS PTO Co-President, at  smbaldon@gmail.com .
Randall Yearbooks
Yearbooks will be given out in a less than two weeks. If you haven't already purchased a yearbook for your student, there are a few extra for sale in the office. The cost is $10 and checks should be made out to Randall School.
Girls on the Run Bake Sale
Girls on the Run logo
The Randall Girls on the Run W/F group is having a bake sale this Friday, May 25 , immediately after school. Treats can be purchased for 50¢ each and proceeds will be donated to World Wildlife Fund (the charity of the girls' choosing). Girls on the Run wraps up next Saturday, June 2 with a 5K run at Middleton High School — all are welcome to run, cheer, or volunteer: https://www.girlsontherunscwi.org/5K
Panera Fundraiser for The Wagon Drive May 31 from 4–8 p.m.

Help support The Wagon Drive at 3416 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 on Thursday May 31.

Print out and bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and we'll donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase.
A big THANK YOU...
to the Preston Family (Burt, Daniel, Liz, & William) for their help with recess equipment and storage at Franklin!!! As part of the Wellness Council, they did everything from asking staff what play things were needed, to making new shelves for the storage shed.  
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