October 16, 2020
We're Six Weeks In - Way to Go!
Hi Caregivers!

We are six weeks into virtual schooling this year. How are you? You are rocking it, especially on the days it doesn't feel like you are. I know our family has had many victories and many tears. Please keep lifting each other up and remember that you are doing an amazing job!

One way I'm enjoying lifting each other up is by sending Shout-outs to our incredible staff and teachers. You can send them to Franklin staff here and Randall staff here.

Also, please reach out to your Class Coordinators to build the community you and your children need to make this year full of victories and successes. Community-building events, activities, and plans for connecting caregivers to support one another are rolling out soon! If you don't know who your Class Coordinator is, you can email frcc.program@gmail.com 

Congratulations on making it through the first six weeks of a totally new way of schooling!

Coral Conant Gilles, 1st Grade parent
PTO Board - at large, Community Engagement
2020 PTO Fall Fundraiser - Help us Reach Our Goal by October 31
Thank you to the families and individuals who have already donated to the PTO Fall Fundraiser! In the first two weeks we’ve already raised just over $7,000. We still have $18,000 left to reach our goal. Help fund valuable programs and resources that benefit the children, families, teachers and staff of Franklin-Randall.

  • Donating securely online through our PayPal account*
  • Mailing a check (made out to: Franklin-Randall PTO) to school.
  • Asking your employer to match your donation to double your impact.

No gift is too small and every dollar makes a difference! Gifts are tax-deductible, and your donation supports community building efforts like the Parent Empowerment Groups, teacher recognition efforts, instructional materials for the classrooms, the Social Justice Fund to assist families with basic needs in times of crisis, and more.

Together, we can make an impact and support our school community!

*Donations made to the PTO's PayPal account during the 2020 Fall Fundraiser will go to the Franklin-Randall PTO. For families interested in donating to the West High Area Food Collaborative during this time, donations can be made directly through the Collaborative's website.
Join the Equity Book Club
Interested in issues of equity and inclusion in our school community? Please join us for an Equity and Inclusion Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30pm, followed by our monthly discussion at 7pm.

October's discussion will focus on the podcast, Nice White Parents. Click here for the Zoom link
Which PTO Communications are Best for You?
Looking to stay connected with the Franklin-Randall PTO? Check out the list below or click here to see what current communication channels the PTO uses and for what purposes. If you have ideas and feedback on how the PTO can enhance communications, please email: Board@franklinrandallpto.org. The Board will be discussing future communications at the Nov. 10th PTO meetings. 
*Topics should be focused on PTO news, updates from Franklin-Randall faculty and staff, calls for volunteers for PTO-sponsored events, reminders about upcoming school events, and announcements about activities and groups open to kids.
**Friday folders have been used in the past for physical handouts and flyers from the PTO.
To support the Franklin-Randall PTO while shopping on Amazon, use the Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517
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Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.