October 24, 2019
Fall Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off
Your Support Is Vital

Did you know that the Fall Fundraising Campaign allows the PTO to fund valuable programs and resources that benefit our students, families, teachers and staff? Help us raise $23,000 for our schools. We would love to have 100% participation. No gift is too small. Every dollar makes a difference, supporting important causes such as:

  • providing a snack pantry and milk fund
  • making transportation available for those in need to participate in after-school activities
  • supplying funds to purchase innovative classroom materials 

Please look in your child's Friday Folder that came home on Oct. 24 for a letter about the campaign and how you can help. It includes details on ways to conveniently donate online or using the provided envelope to send donations to school. The campaign runs Oct. 24–Dec. 6.

Thank you in advance for helping us reach our goal. Together, we can make an impact and support our school community. 
The Franklin-Randall G l o w B a l l D a n c e 2 0 1 9 !
Image of the Franklin Falcon and the Randall raccoon dressed for dancing at the Glo-Ball Dance.
Save the date, and start practicing your dance moves! The Glow Ball Dance will take place on  Saturday, November 9th, 5– 7 p.m.  in the Franklin Elementary Gymnasium . Enjoy fun dance music in the light of glow bracelets.

¡Reserva la fecha y comienza a practicar tus movimientos de baile! El baile Glow Ball será el sábado 9 de noviembre de 5–7 p.m.  en el gimnasio de Franklin Elementary . Disfruta de la música de baile divertida a la luz de las pulseras luminosas.

Explore this playlist of party songs: http://bit.ly/glowballdance . Some of the music videos show the dance moves that go with the songs. Have fun practicing these dance moves with your loved ones! You can also sign up to volunteer: http://bit.ly/glowballvolunteer . We cannot wait to celebrate a musical evening together! 

Explora esta lista de canciones de fiesta: http://bit.ly/glowballdance . Algunos de los videos musicales muestran los movimientos de baile que van con las canciones. ¡Diviértete practicando estos movimientos de baile con tus seres queridos! También puede inscribirse para ser voluntario: http://bit.ly/glowballvolunteer . ¡No podemos esperar para celebrar una velada musical juntos!
 School Directory Volunteers Needed!
A keyboard with the word help on a key.
Would you love to help our school communication in a big way? We are looking for two tech-savvy volunteers to take over compiling the Franklin-Randall directory. Our current parent volunteers would love for volunteers to shadow the process this year and take it over next year. 

Volunteers must have experience with Excel spreadsheets. Additionally, experience with Python 3 scripting language, Bash scripting (UNIX, Mac OS have this natively, also available with extra software on Windows), LaTeX type setting (free and open source, and available for many different platforms), git version control (e.g., github.com ) and Dropbox is also helpful. 

If this job sounds like the right fit for you or if you have any questions, please email Leigh at  jimandleigh@gmail.com . Thanks for considering!  
Supply Request
Stem supplies including toilet paper rolls qtips craft sticks and masking tape.
Franklin students are working on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenges in the Wonder Workshop. If you have any of these items at home we are always accepting donations of the following:

  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Craft sticks
  • Masking tape
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Q-tips
  • Foam Trays
  • Plastic caps (from milk jugs and soda bottles)​

Thank you!
Two Easy Ways to Support Franklin-Randall
Take note!
Monday, October 28 is the last day to turn in traditional box tops.
Box Tops for Education logo
Box Tops for Education has made earning money for school so much easier – all you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops for Education app, shop as you normally would, then scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your schools’ Box Top's earnings online. 

Twice a year your school will receive a check, and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs.
Amazon Smile logo
AmazonSmile  is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

To support the Franklin-Randall PTO, just use the Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.