November 1, 2019
Donate Your Kids' Outgrown Winter Clothes
Winter weather means both Franklin are in need of clothing donations. Below are the specific items each school's health office has requested:

  • boots
  • snowpants
  • warm gloves or mittens 

  • children's pants (specifically elastic waistband pants, like athletic pants or leggings) 
  • socks
  • gym shoes. 
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: . 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: . We cannot wait to celebrate a musical evening together! 

Explora esta lista de canciones de fiesta: . 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: . ¡No podemos esperar para celebrar una velada musical juntos!
Seasonal reminders
Beware of Lice

It's hat season! Please remind your children not to share hats, combs, or hair accessories.This is how lice is spread and is not something that we want to share with our friends!
Please check your child's head frequently at home.
Dress Warmly

Please don't forget to send your child with snowpants, boots, warm gloves, and hats in this wintry weather and to LABEL THEM! If you need any help securing these items let your teacher know.  
Latino Parent Empowerment Group Report
Photo from a Latino Parent Empowerment Group Meeting
The Latino Parent Empowerment Group held its first meeting to kick off the new school year on October 24. More than 120 people attended, including staff, community members, parents, and children!

Second Harvest Food/Fund Drive
Franklin is, again, teaming up with the Second Harvest Foodbank. It is the time of year when Second Harvest, NBC, and Madison Schools team up to fill the Foodbank.  

The food drive will start  Monday, November 4th  and run until Tuesday, December 3rd. In addition to food items, non-food items like bar soap, laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, shampoo, and toothpaste can also be donated. More information can be found at  second harvest . We have an amazing and giving community; we cannot wait to see it in action. If you want to donate to the virtual food drive, our team name is  Franklin Elementary School (in MMSD) . Every $1= 3 meals and 1.2 pounds of food = 1 meal.

D í a de los Muertos Fundraiser
The 5th Annual Día de los Muertos Fundraiser at East High School will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, 4-8 p.m. at Madison East High School, 2222 E Washington Ave.

East High School’s Raza United (formerly known as Latinx Student Union) will be hosting this fun, musical and nostalgic event for the 5th year at East High’s state of the art Theater.

Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.