Franklin Flash Dash - Today!
Franklin Flash Dash will be today, Friday, May 18 with sunnier skies and warmer temperatures. You can still make pledges online  here !
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!
Kindergarten Early Readers
Grant Spotlight:
Kindergarten Early Readers
by Beth Loheide , Franklin

With the PTO Grant Ms. Loheide was able to purchase sets of leveled readers with characters diverse and loved by all the children. They were able to use these books for reading group and kids’ book boxes.
Kindergarten Early Readers
Kindergarten Early Readers
Panera Fundraiser for The Wagon Drive
May 31 from 4:00-8:00 pm
Help support The Wagon Drive at 3416 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 on Thursday May 31.

Library Reminder
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 by then. Please let us know if you have questions!

Shelley Block (Franklin Library Media Technology Specialist)

Michelle Reis (Randall Library Media Technology Specialist)
DNR's Aerial Suppression Spray for Gypsy Moths 
Potentially Tuesday, May 22
Please Note:   The spray itself isn’t typically a problem for people with asthma. However, a low flying plane can cause anxiety in some people. The DNR plans to spray in the area of Regent to Kendall, and N Allen to Spooner,on Tues, May 22. However, the date could change based on caterpillar development and weather.  They will try to start spraying at dawn, weather permitting.    

Wisconsin Cooperative Gypsy Moth Information Line 1-800-642-6684  
WHEN : Spraying is expected during the week of May 21-25, 2018. At present, the treatments are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday May 22.  However, treatments could occur on other dates, depending on weather and caterpillar development.
WHERE : Seven sites in Dane County, in the cities of Madison and Sun Prairie. Maps of spray sites can be viewed online .
WHY : The spraying is necessary to suppress populations of gypsy moth, a destructive and invasive pest that feeds on the leaves of oaks, maples, crabapple, birch and many other species of trees and shrubs.
Celebrate Asian American History Month and Hmong American Day
Learn about Hmong culture on this   Gompers Elementary Library webpage

Attend the Hmong American Day Celebration with students, families and community member performances at the Doyle Administration Building on Saturday, May 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Cheer on our student spellers at the MMSD Spanish Spelling Bee  
Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Doyle Administration Building (545 W. Dayton St.) Students in grades 4-8 will showcase their spelling skills. Schools across the district are holding their own spelling bees and the winners and runners-up will participate in the district-wide event. Come for the spelling bee and stay for cake and punch. 
Regent Resale Success
Thank you to all of the Regent Resale donors in April/May, volunteers on Friday and Saturday, and shoppers on Saturday morning. We had another very successful sale! The funds generated will directly benefit teachers, students, and classrooms at Franklin, Randall, and West HS.

We'll see you again in the Fall!
PTO Reimbursements
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:

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   
Gym Shoes Reminder
Gym shoe
Chris in the Franklin gym would like to remind parents and students that gym shoes are essential for Physical Education class. Right now, he is starting to see various forms of sandals, flip-flops and keens in Physical Education. We are in a bowling unit - using heavy bowling balls. A ball dropped on a foot with sandals on will really hurt!
In this warm weather... please remember to put gym shoes in the kids' backpack!
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: