Regent Resale This Saturday
December 2nd, 8am - 1pm

Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the Franklin/Randall/West PTO Resale this weekend. Continue to donate items until this Friday evening at 6:00pm. Drop off contributions under the overhang outside the West High Cafeteria Entrance located off the staff parking lot. Signs will guide you from Regent Street and Van Hise Avenue. Drop-off is between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm.

Volunteers are still needed to set-up and work the sale. Visit  https://tinyurl.com/yd5r5h3y  to see where you can contribute a bit of time. Thank you!  
Advanced Learning
The Advanced Learning (AL) Advisory Committee is still seeking parents to join. There are three meetings this year. The first session will be repeated at 2 locations (choose the most convenient one for you):
11/29 AL Advisory Committee Session 1 (6:00-8:00) @ East HS
12/6  AL Advisory Committee Session 1 (6:00-8:00) @ West HS
Whether or not you participate in the AL Advisory Committee, here is another invitation from the AL department regarding an upcoming Strategic Framework Engagement Session:

Dear Parents of students with Advanced Learning (AL) needs and community AL advocates,

We would like to invite you to a Strategic Framework engagement session on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30 PM at Lincoln Elementary School (909 Sequoia Trail).

This meeting will be an opportunity to hear from Superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Cheatham about the MMSD Strategic Framework and to share your feedback and ideas with her and other families. It is critical that we hear from you about your experiences, and all of your hopes and dreams for MMSD!

Childcare will be available (ages 4-11). We hope to see you there!
Franklin/Randall Parent Workshop Series:
Developing Minds to Think Creatively
SPECIAL TOPIC - Inclusion, Community, and Creativity
 
GOAL:  This workshop series was created to help parents analyze and develop formal and informal learning experiences to increase the opportunities for creative thinking in their children. Research has shown that creative thinking improves cognitive function, emotional health, social connection,
and sense of belonging to a community.
 
December 11, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:  The Roman Candle Pizzeria – Come early to order food and socialize!
2636 Monroe St
 
Presented by:  Heather vonOesen Dean
M.Ed., NBPT (MC-Gen), B.A. in Studio Art/Art History, ESOL and Gifted Endorsement
Randall Yearbooks
Randall yearbooks are available for purchase online:  YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM
The cost is $10 and the order ID code is 11286518. If you wish to purchase your yearbook by check, we have extra flyers in the available in the office.
Magazine Donations Needed for Franklin Art Room

Greetings!

The Franklin Art room is accepting donations of kid appropriate magazines to add to the collage center. Thank YOU! 

Heart Safe Schools
Franklin and Randall have been designated as "Heart Safe Schools" - look for the banners! Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory) WI, an initiative of the Children's Hospital of WI honored us with this distinction. Our schools are recognized for "successful implementation of a quality program of awareness, training and effective cardiac emergency response to promote a heart safe environment for all students, visitors, and staff." 
Personal Care Drive for the Homeless

Cub Scout Pack 302 is working on an important community service project that could use your help. We are putting together  Blessing Bags  for those experiencing homelessness. 
Items needed....
-travel size shampoos, lotions, soap 
-toothpaste
-toothbrushes
-new socks
-new or used mittens
-new or used hats
 (NO mouthwash or hand sanitizer needed)

There is a donation box near the school office to collect items now through  December 7th . Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Basic needs - soap, toothbrush and paste, socks, comb, hat.
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