November 22, 2019
Join Us Tomorrow 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!
It's Time to Celebrate Hmong New Year!

Tonight (Nov. 22), 7 - 11 PM
 UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.

The Hmong American Student Association (HASA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you to their annual Hmong New Year! To celebrate the Hmong New Year, HASA seeks to share, educate and celebrate the Hmong culture through a traditional khi tes (hand tying) ceremony, a ball toss, raffles, free Hmong food, performances, and more! This event is free and open to the public. Traditional or formal wear is highly encouraged! It will be located in the Great Hall (4th floor) of Memorial Union. RSVP is not required but highly encouraged to ensure enough seating. To RSVP and see more details visit hasahmongnewyear20192020.
Nov. 29 & 30, 10 - 4 PM
Alliant Energy Center

The Southern Wisconsin Hmong Association (SWHA) and Hmong Madison Community celebrate their New Year. The daytime programs includes special guest speakers, culture show, food, Flea Market, traditional ball tossing, eating, buying gifts, competitions, and more. The evening programs celebrate the passing of the old year and welcoming of the new with song and dance. Details here:
Supply Request
Franklin students are working on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenges in the Wonder Workshop. If you have any of these items at home we are always accepting donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Craft sticks
  • Masking tape
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Q-tips
  • Foam Trays
  • Plastic caps (from milk jugs and soda bottles)
Stem supplies including toilet paper rolls qtips craft sticks and masking tape.
Only 2 Weeks Left For Fall Fundraising
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 .
Apply for a Franklin-Randall PTO Grant
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. 
Donate Your Gently Used 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.
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.