March 22, 2019
Join the PTO Board
Are you interested in getting more involved in Franklin & Randall schools? Do you want to know more about what happens there then the typical “fine” and “nothing” answers to questions from your kids? Would you like to get to know and work with other wonderful Franklin/Randall parents & staff? If so- please consider joining our PTO Board for the 2019/2020 school year. We have a number of Officer and At-Large positions available to match different levels of availability! Please send an email to  if you’re interested or have questions. We’d love to have you join us!
Randall Appreciation Dinner
Our annual Randall Staff Appreciation dinner is right around the corner (after we return from Spring Break)! On Thursday, April 11, we will celebrate our wonderful staff with a delicious meal. Pizza and sandwiches will be donated by Roman Candle and Barriques. Please consider contributing with set-up or clean up help, a salad or a dessert, or some utensils. Thank you!
Safe Arrival Line
Your child's safety at Franklin and Randall is our first priority. Please use the Franklin and Randall Safe Arrival phone line to report your child’s absence or if your child will be coming to school late that morning. If we have not heard from you, “safe arrival” phone calls are made each morning to check on students who are reported absent by their teacher. Attendance checks are made each morning to ensure that absent students are safe.

For your convenience, there is also an online attendance link on the Franklin or Randall school home page under “Contact Us”. 

To ensure timely communication with your student, please use the Safe Arrival line ONLY for absences and late students. Any communication after 8:30 a.m. regarding your child should be made to the school main phone number.

Franklin Safe Arrival: (608) 204-2294
Franklin Main Office: (608) 204-2292
Randall Safe Arrival: (608) 204-3306
Randall Main Office: (608) 204-3300
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity
We are asking for your help! Do you, a family member or a close friend own a business that would be interested in providing a sponsorship? Do you work for a company that has been known to provide sponsorship?

We will be holding our Franklin Flash Dash on the morning of May 17th. The purpose of this fundraiser is to establish a sense of school community, promote healthy and active lifestyle choices, and raise funds to support Franklin’s Playground renovation.

What about sponsorships?
  • Franklin is a 501(3)c organization and donations are tax-deductible.
  • Sponsorships benefit the event as a whole and are not credited to a specific student.
  • We will work with you and your company to provide proper recognition for donations.

There are four levels of sponsorship:
GOLD $250
BRONZE <$100

Please contact us via email at with questions. If you decide to contribute send an email with the address to send your tax deductible donation form.
Randall's Lost & Found
Please check out Randall's Lost and Found. It is displayed on tables across from the office. 

Any unclaimed items will be donated on
Friday, April 12. 
5-2-1-0 Challenge
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 5-2-1-0 Challenge!! Students (with the help of supportive families and teachers) and staff earned points over the last 2 weeks by making healthy eating and activity choices.   
Congratulations to Angela Dominguez’s class who earned the most points at Franklin! 
Congratulations to Phil Watters’s class who earned the most points at Randall!
Everybody who participated, though, is a winner!
  • Parent VOLUNTEERS for helping with counting handouts, putting up bulletin boards, tallying points, and supplying fruit kebabs. We couldn’t have done the 5210 Challenge without you!
  • Sara and Terri, Nurse Assistants, for helping with a little bit of everything! 
  • Healthy Kids Dane for lending us the 5210 “feather flags” to put up at Randall and Franklin.
Good job everybody! Keep exercising and making good nutrition choices! 

5-2-1-0 Challenge / Reto
Felicitaciones a todos los que participaron en el evento de ejercicio y buena nutrición llamado 5-2-1-0 Challenge / Reto. Durante dos semanas, los alumnos, con la ayuda de padres y maestros, juntaron puntos por comer comida nutritiva y hacer ejercicio.  
La clase de Angela Dominguez obtenido los mas puntos en Franklin!
La clase de Phil Watters obtenido los mas puntos en Randall!

Todos los que participan son ganadores!   

Este reto no hubiera sido posible sin el apoyo de nuestros directores, familias, dedicados maestros, entusiasmados alumnos y MUCHOS voluntarios. Gracias a:
  • Padres voluntarios que contaron puntos, solicitaron premios y coordinaron su distribucion. 
  • Sara yTerri, Asistentes de la enfermera, para ayudar con un poco de todo. 
  • Personal de Healthy Kids Collaborative of Dane County 
¡Buen trabajo a todos! ¡Sigan haciendo ejercicio y comiendo bien!  
Hamilton Middle School Spirit Wear
Support the VHMS scholarship fund for this year's 8th grade Washington,D.C. trip! The 2019 Hamilton Middle School Spirit Wear (designed by a student) is now for sale! Place your order online, with delivery around April 30th.

To order, go to the following link:   2019 Hamilton Shirt Sale .  
The actual url is:   
The access code is HAWKS (ALL CAPS).
Deadline is April 7. 
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: