Lunch/Recess Volunteers at Franklin
URGENT: Franklin still needs 6-8 parent helpers at recess or lunch

Do you have an hour around lunchtime when you could help Franklin kids twice a month? (Or once a week, if you prefer.)

Every year, a crew of about 50 parent volunteers helps on the Franklin playground and in the lunchroom. It’s a fun way to connect with your child during their school day, as well as get to know their friends and classmates.

It also provides super-important help to the Franklin staff!

School is now in full swing, but our volunteer schedule still needs 6-8 more parent helpers. Shifts are either weekly or biweekly, and on the playground run 10:50-11:50, while the lunchroom shift runs 11:05-12:15.

If you can join our happy crew of Franklin helpers, please complete the very short form at this  link , or email . Thank you!
A 4k student playing on the Franklin playground
Attendance Webpage
MMSD has a new Attendance Webpage for Parents! Just go on your school's website and look under "For Families" or "Contact Us" to find the new on-line Attendance page.

This page allows parents to report their children's absences on-line. As before, a phone call to the Safe Arrival/Attendance Line (Franklin 608-204-2294; Randall 608-204-3306) remains a way to report a missed day as well. This new page, also, has an electronic version of the Pre-Approved Absence Form that is required to excuse students when they have to miss school for vacations, special events, etc. Again, as before, you will still be able to obtain a paper copy from your school's office. 

The Attendance Webpage for Parents has lots of information about MMSD Attendance/Truancy policies and procedures. In addition, there are several links to even more, helpful information for parents; for example: the Department of Education' s "Absences Add Up" and the national organization "Attendance Works" websites.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority!
Seeking Volunteers to Help Pop Popcorn at Randall

Popcorn poppers are needed at Randall!

Popcorn is offered to all Randall students approximately twice a month. Volunteers are needed on Friday mornings to help pop and bag popcorn (commitment is approximately 7:45-10:45am). Please consider volunteering a few times this school year to help continue this fun Randall tradition.

Please contact Darcy Lee at , if you are interested in volunteering or if you would like more information. Thank you!
Tri 4 Schools Family Mud Run
Tri4Schools... this Saturday, September 23rd is hosting a  Family Mud Run at Festival Park in Verona. This is a GREAT opportunity for Franklin - Randall kids to try a fantastic fun event and... Tri4Schools kicks back almost all of your entry fee's to your child's PE program. That's us in the gym! 

"At Tri4Schools, we believe in encouraging ALL kids to be healthy and active, while supporting schools to do the same. Every dollar of our entry fees funds health and wellness programs in our local schools!"

Obstacles will be safe for children of all ages (no barbed wire, fire, or electric shocks here!). We will also rotate in new obstacles along with some of your favorites for each race. Parents, talk with your children about which obstacles they feel comfortable going through – they can always go around an obstacle and take the “clean track” if they don’t want to get wet/muddy.

Here is a link to the registration page:

If this is too short notice... they also have a Haunted Hustle Kids Run on Saturday, October 21st at 3:30pm.

Don't sit... get fit!

Chris in the Franklin gym
Filing Cabinet Wanted
Randall's health office could use a locked filing cabinet (at least 2 drawers). If you have one to spare, please let Cindy know. Thank you!  -Cindy ("Nurse Lovell")
Volunteers Needed for Game-Day Parking
Kyle Wallace and crew are looking for parent volunteers to help park cars for Wisconsin Badgers Football games this fall. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s fun and and you’ll get done well before game-time. It’s a very important source of funding for the Franklin-Randall PTO. You don't have to drive cars. Come join us! Check out the online sign-up form and pick a shift: 

The next game is coming up on September 30th!
Volunteers help direct traffic and park cars during a Badger game.
Amazon Smile
Don't forget if you are an Amazon shopper to use the Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile shopping link! 0.5% of all your purchases go directly to our PTO fund. Find the  Amazon Smile link  at the bottom of all our PTO newsletters, and set it as your preferred charity under your Amazon Smile account by searching for the "Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization" at the zip code 53715. In addition, save all your "Box Tops for Education" and turn them into either the Franklin or Randall offices. This earns thousands of dollars for the PTO every year!
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: