Save the Date
"Community Days" Celebration & Fundraiser
Roman Candle Pizza on Monroe Street
May 22nd and 23rd

We invite all Franklin-Randall families, friends and neighbors to enjoy dine in, take out, delivery (consider lunch catering at your place of business!) on these days. Roman Candle will generously donate a % of sales back to the PTO to continue to support the important needs of our teachers, programs and schools.  

Stay tuned for details on surprise guest appearances, dough tossing contests and deliveries from the Principals, teachers and staff! This will be a great opportunity for all to celebrate the end of an amazing school year...
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:
Art Room Boost – Teacher Marissa Prater, Franklin Elementary

This grant helped make the art room space more usable for students with Ikea shelving to help store artwork and giving more work space. Ed Emberly drawing books and clay accessories were also purchased to help with the art class curriculum.
Thank you!
Latino Parent Group Meeting Report - March 2018
TOPIC:   But Really, How is My Child Doing in School?
Excellent attendance! Only 4 families were not able to come to the meeting.

We reviewed and helped parents understand their child’s individual…
ACCESS Scores (English Language Proficiency)
Report Card
MAP Math Scores
MAP Reading Scores
Mondo Level
Progress charts and graphs

We explained the different tools used to measure progress, and the things teachers consider when filling out Report Cards. We also reviewed support systems at school, support outside of school and home/parent supports.

We know that together, US school, YOU parents, and the COMMUNITY, we can make sure the Latino children are successful! Those were the words that ended the meeting.
Incoming 3 rd Grade Parent/Guardian Q & A
with Principal John Wallace
Tuesday, May 15 from 6–7 p.m.
Randall School Cafeteria
  • Informal presentation and Q & A with John Wallace
  • Please call the Randall School Office at 204.3300 if you need transportation assistance. 
  • The playground will be open for parking.
  • Childcare will not be provided.
MSCR Westside Super Showcase
TONIGHT! Memorial High School, 6 - 8 p.m.

A night of FREE family fun for all ages!

MSCR is holding a family night with a variety of family activities and entertainment. Learn more about youth programs in your area. All activities including dinner are free. Click here to view the flyer.
From the Equity & Inclusion Committee
May 5, 2018, 11:00-7:00 p.m. at Redsten Gymnasium

An event where Native people gather for dancing, singing, visiting with friends and relatives, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Most important, it is a time to think of the old ways and to preserve centuries old heritage.

$5.00 Admission (includes dinner). Free admission for Elders 55 and over and Children 5 and under. 
Franklin Staff Appreciation Lunch
Next Monday is Franklin's Staff Appreciation Luncheon! We still have spots left for contributions. Please take a moment to see if you can help out with this fun event. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Ross at,
Franklin Appreciation Lunch 2018
Spring Regent Resale
Donate, Volunteer, & Shop to Support Our Schools
Saturday, May 12th 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
West High School Cafeteria
Helping with the resale is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Drop off gently used items at West High School from 6am-6pm, today through Friday, May 11.
  2. Volunteer for just a few hours on May 11 or May 12 - sign up
  3. Shop the sale on Saturday, May 12, 8am-1pm. Bring your friends!

The Regent Resale generates funds for our PTO, which supports our teachers, students, and classrooms. 
Tri 4 Schools
Hey F/R families,

May I take a moment to promote Tri 4 Schools:

Tri 4 Schools is a non-profit in Dane County, WI that gets kids active through swimming, biking and running events that benefit school wellness initiatives! Each year several Franklin & Randall kids participate in these locally organized triathlon events, but I would love to see the number of participants increase. As a THREE time IronMan Wisconsin finisher, I completely understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and as a PE teacher I strive to help kids understand those same aspects too. 

I am promoting Tri 4 Schools because kids love it, AND... they return 75% of the entry fee back to the PE department of the participants school. Everybody wins!

Doing exercise is proven to help kids do better in school, sleep better, live healthier, lose weight, have stronger bones and muscles, decreases symptoms of depression and anxiety and increases self esteem. How cool is that!

Please check out the Tri 4 schools web page for their calendar of events. I will be out there volunteering - I hope to see some or our kids participating.

Chris, Franklin PE Teacher

PTO Reimbursements
Have a reimbursement request sitting in your To Do box? Don't wait until the last minute... submit it now! The end of the year is always a busy time, so beat the rush and submit all your outstanding reimbursement requests now. 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 . Please note that all reimbursement requests for the 17/18 school year must be received by June 12th

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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