February 14, 2020
Winter Carnival Raffle Tickets
Coming Home Today
The 2020 Winter Carnival is coming up in three weeks on Saturday, March 7th from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Randall School. A highlight of the Carnival is the PTO Raffle drawing! As always, the principals, parents and friends of Franklin-Randall, as well as supportive area businesses, have donated many fabulous prizes. Be sure to check out your child's Friday folder today for raffle tickets and more details. Thanks for your support!

Winter Carnival volunteers are still needed. Sign up today! -->   SignUp Genius
Good Mather-ternoon this Sunday, Feb. 16
Get ready to solve puzzles, build cup towers, construct 3D models and more at this year's Good Math-ternoon! Good Math-ternoon is set for Sunday, February 16, from 12–2 p.m. in the Franklin gym. Join your Franklin and Randall friends for a family-friendly afternoon of self-guided exploration, games and puzzles celebrating math. If you have questions about this event or if you would be willing to help with set up, please email Leigh Luedtke at jimandleigh@gmail.com.
Unused Valentines Needed
Looking forward to the post Valentine's Day sales? Please consider picking up a discounted box of valentines for kids to use next year! We like to have a collection for kids to use if their families are unable to purchase them on their own. Valentines will be made available to all Franklin classrooms. Please drop them off at the Franklin office or send to school with your child. Thanks in advance for helping all kids enjoy our Valentines/Friendship Day Celebrations.
The Randall GSA Believes "Words Matter"

Our Message: Use names and pronouns correctly. Gender and sexuality are a part of our identity, not put-downs. Words have history, especially with regard to race and ability/disability. Think before you speak. Choose kind. Be an ally.

Please enjoy our video to hear more about why words matter. Thanks to the brave 5th graders who come to the GSA and helped bring our message to life! 
I Am Jazz And Friends
School & Community Readings
The I am Jazz community readings are happening again this year. Mx. Hemmerich, art and REACH teacher at Randall, will be reading at the Sequoya branch Library. Feedback and info about last year's event is available here .
The Flu!
Influenza (also known as "the flu") continues to be at high levels in Wisconsin. Symptoms can include a quick onset of fever, fatigue, stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough, among other things. People tend to feel more miserable than with a common cold. Influenza does not cause vomiting (“gastroenteritis” which is sometimes mistakenly called “the stomach flu” causes vomiting).   

The best way to reduce a person’s risk of getting the flu is by getting the flu vaccine. The flu shot cannot give you the flu . It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine; however, the vaccine takes about 2 weeks to work fully.    

The flu is very contagious. It is spread by droplets in the air or direct contact. Remind your child to cover their mouth (with the inside of an elbow) when they cough or sneeze. Wash hands frequently with liquid sanitizer (use the size of a quarter) or soap and water (scrub for at least 20 seconds = two rounds of the “Happy Birthday” song).  Please keep your child home if they have symptoms of the flu .

Deciding if your child should stay home or go to school
I hope you all stay as healthy as possible!   Nurse Amber
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is an after-school program like no other! Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls and children who identify as non-binary, gender fluid or transgender, will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring volunteer coaches lead 3rd - 5th graders through interactive lessons and running activities.

Practices will be held Tu/Th from 3–4:30 p.m.
Spring program begins Tuesday, March 24
The 5K event will take place on Saturday, June 6

Lottery registration opens February 17th!

For more information and to register visit www.girlsontherunscwi.org/Program-Registration or call 608-831-4687. Financial assistance is available.
Want to make a real difference in the lives of girls? Become a Girls on the Run Coach! We are looking for energetic coaches at Randall. The team meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30. The season starts on
March 24 and ends Saturday June 6th. You can inspire girls to activate their limitless potential through our amazing program. Apply today!

Donate Your Gently Used Books
Randall will again be hosting a BookShare (in late February) where all Randall students will be invited to choose a few free books. Our goal is to collect 1400 books, and we need your help!

We need gently used books that appeal to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

You can drop off your books in the Randall Library, between now and mid February.  

Questions? Please stop by the Randall Library or contact Michelle Reis at  mmreis@madison.k12.wi.us  or 608-204-3310. Thanks for supporting our community of readers.
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.