February 22, 2019
Franklin Movie Night is Tonight!
Join us for FRANKLIN MOVIE NIGHT tonight, Friday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m., in the  Franklin School Gym. The movie shown will be Mulan . All Franklin and Randall families are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Doors will be open at 6:15 p.m. Come in pajamas if you like. Bring sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows, and cuddle up on the gym mats. Parents must stay at the event with their children — this is not a drop-off event. The whole family is more than welcome to attend! 

Popcorn and cider will be served! This event is FREE thanks to the PTO.
Makeup Snow Days Time
The plan below takes effect Monday, February 25 , 2019. (Please keep in mind that if we
have any more cancelled school days due to weather, we may need to add another school day for students.)

Students (except 4K*) will attend school Monday, March 18. This will be an early release day for elementary school students. (This was previously scheduled as a staff-only day.)

Students (including 4K) will attend school Wednesday, June 12. This will be a full day of school and the last day of school for students. (This was previously scheduled as a staff-only day.)
Effective beginning Monday, February 25, KG–Grade 2 times are:

7:45 a.m.–1:21 p.m. Monday
7:45 a.m.–2:53 p.m. Tuesday–Friday.
Effective beginning Monday, February 25, 4K times are:

AM: 7:35–10:53
PM: 11:34–2:53
PTO Goal – Principal Challenge


Remember that fundraising goal that was set up by PTO? 

100% =
Mr. Wallace with purple hair!
Mrs. Z with red hair!
Principal Challenge
And the results: 
Principal Wallace with purple hair
Principal Z with red hair
Way to go to go Falcons and Raccoons! Our PTO rocks!
I Am Jazz And Friends
School & Community Readings
The National “I Am Jazz” School and Community Readings are an annual event hosted by HRC’s Welcoming Schools in recognition of the first “I Am Jazz” reading in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin on February 28th . Click here for more background (y en espanol ).

Randall's art teacher, Mx. Hemmerich, will be doing the reading at Alicia Ashman library, just one of the many readings across Madison that evening.
When to stay home from school
MMSD Health Services has revised its guidelines so a fever is now considered a temp of 100.5° or higher (100 is no longer the “magic number”). This is consistent with clinics and hospitals around the country. As always, if we check your child at school, we will look at more than just their temperature when we decide if they can stay in school or not.

Here's a link to the revised handout "Deciding if your child should stay home or go to school" in English , Spanish , and  Hmong . Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Hope your children stay healthy!

Thank you! “Nurse Lovell” (Cindy), School Nurse at Franklin & Randall
Winter Carnival
Making candles at the Franklin-Randall Winter Carnival.
Volunteers are needed for the Winter Carnival on March 2 .

We need help with set-up, event stations and clean-up. Most assignments take place during the carnival, with plenty of opportunity for volunteers to enjoy the event with their student(s).  

Sign up here: 
The Franklin Health Office could use new or gently used donations of:
  • child size belts
  • elastic waistband pants sizes 6–10
  • winter boots size 12–13

Thank you!
Athletic pants and leggings.
Upcoming 5-2-1-0 Challenge
VOLUNTEERS Needed
March 4–17
Please consider helping! It’s not too time consuming and it helps me a LOT.
More info about the 5-2-1-0 Challenge will be in upcoming newsletters.

  • Excel-savvy: Input points earned by students & staff into Excel spreadsheet (Google doc) after each week of Challenge. **The more volunteers we have for this, the better.** 
  • Fruit Prep: Prepare and deliver fruit kabob snacks to 1–2 winning classes at Franklin & Randall (could be reimbursed by Wellness Council)
  • One-time Helper: Put up a bulletin board (everything’s ready to go) at Franklin & Randall
  • Good at Counting:Count handouts needed for each class at Franklin and/or Randall before the Challenge.  

If you’re interested in helping, please let me know what you’d like to do ( clovell@madison.k12.wi.us ) and I’ll give you more information.

THANKS for considering!                                   
—“Nurse Lovell” (Cindy), School Nurse at Franklin & Randall
Please check the Franklin Lost and Found
Franklin Lost and Found February 2019
The Franklin Lost and Found is overflowing! 

Please have your child check it if you are missing anything; it is probably there! All items will be donated after the Franklin Music Concerts on Friday, March 15th. Stop in and check out our lost and found! Thank you.
Super Science Saturday
Science Spectaculars!
  • West High Rocket Club
  • SPICE Chemistry Show
  • The Physics Experience
Exploration Stations!
  • Micropipettes
  • Body Parts
  • Metallic Glasses
  • Stem Cells
  • Live Insects
  • SemiConductors
  • Crystals
  • Growing Plants
  • Microscopes
  • Clouds & Condensation
  • Heart Imaging
Parents and students perform experiments at Super Science Saturday.
Super
Science
Saturday!

March 9
9 a.m.–Noon
Randall School
Want to offer your own Exploration Station? Or volunteer to help?
Contact Tom Zinnen at  zinnen@biotech.wisc.edu  or 608-265-2420 
Franklin Concerts
Friday, March 15th
In the Franklin Gym

Kindergarten Concert: 8 a.m.
1st Grade Concert: 9 a.m.
2nd Grade Concert: 10 a.m.
A rainbow of musical notes in a circle
Box Tops for Education
Our final submission for this school year is today! Please have all Box Tops in by TODAY , Friday, February 22. 

Each Box Top you clip and bring in represents 10¢ for our school. There is a collection box in both the Franklin and Randall offices, or you can just send them in with your student.
 
Thank you for your support. 
Regent Soccer banner
Kinde Spring Soccer!

Open to players born in 2012 or 2013
A great way for kids to learn:
  • Teamwork
  • Foot-eye coordination
  • Spatial awareness
  • Increased movement
  • Healthy outdoor activity
  • Social skills

Register by March 1st to be placed on the same team as classmates or friends
Visit  www.regentsoccer.org/kinde for more information & registration.
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