November 8, 2019
PTO Community Meeting Next Tuesday
You are invited!
PTO Community Meeting 
Tuesday 11/12 
Franklin Elementary Library 6:45-8PM

Ever wonder what school safety drills are all about? I.e. how they are introduced at school and ways you can talk to your kids about them at home? Come for a presentation and open discussion with our school social workers Hannah Klusendorf (Franklin) & Katie Larson-Klodd (Randall), followed by a Q&A with our principals Sylla Zarov (Franklin) & John Wallace (Randall).

In addition:
- Hear an update about our schools from the principals
- Meet other Franklin/Randall parents from your child’s grade
- Find out what the PTO Board has been up to
- Dinner done! (Childcare provided and Pizza for all)

All parents of Franklin/Randall students are welcome. No need to preregister or RSVP. Doors open at 6:30PM, presentation starts at 6:45. See you there!
Picture Re-Take Days
Franklin's Picture Re-Take Day scheduled for November 14, 2019 has been CANCELLED.

The lab that is working on our proofs is behind and since we don't have our proofs yet, we are cancelling retake day at this time. 
It will be rescheduled as soon as we have a confirmed date when the proofs arrive and families have time to review them.
Thank you for your patience with this.
Randall's Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20.  

If you want your student’s picture re-taken, please send in their old picture package to give to the photographer. If your student is getting their picture taken for the first time, pictures may be ordered at using the picture code below.

Randall’s picture code is EVTGZWH88.
Save the Date for a Special Afternoon
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 1–3 p.m.

Where: Franklin Elementary

What is this event?: This is an opportunity for your family to visit the “Specials” spaces in Franklin School. In addition to learning more about Welcoming Schools, there will be family activities in Music, Art, Gym, and Wonder Workshop. We will also be hosting the book fair in our library!
Have you Donated Yet?
Fall Fundraising Campaign Needs Your Support
Help us raise $23,000 for our schools. The Fall Fundraising Campaign allows the PTO to fund valuable programs and resources that benefit our students, families, teachers and staff.   No gift is too small. Every dollar makes a difference.

Ways your donation helps:
$5 – buys a book for the school library
$25 – grows the outdoor classroom
$50 – funds important classroom materials 
$250 – provides after-school transportation so children who want can participate in clubs
$1,000 – supports the Franklin-Randall Social Justice Fund, directed by school social workers to assist families with basic needs in times of crisis

Campaign letters and donation envelopes went home in Friday Folders on Oct. 24. If you missed it, it's easy to  make a secure, online donation . Or send your check payable to the Franklin-Randall PTO to school. Find more details about the Fall Fundraising Campaign on the  Franklin-Randall PTO website .

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 is Tomorrow !
Image of the Franklin Falcon and the Randall raccoon dressed for dancing at the Glo-Ball Dance.
Enjoy fun dance music in the light of glow bracelets tomorrow evening Nov. 9th, 5– 7 p.m. in the Franklin Elementary Gymnasium.

! Disfruta de la música de baile divertida a la luz de las pulseras luminosas mañana, el 9 de noviembre de 5–7 p.m. en el gimnasio de Franklin Elementary!

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!
Lost & Found
Our Lost and Found areas are currently containing many "losts." Please check the Lost and Found during your Parent/Teacher Conference on November 21. Any unclaimed items will be donated the week of December 2. Thank you.

Franklin's Lost and Found is located by the office, in the hallway around the corner.

Randall's Lost and Found is outside the main office and currently is located on several tables.
Supply Request for Wonder Workshop
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 items. Thank you!
Stem supplies including toilet paper rolls qtips craft sticks and masking tape.
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Craft sticks
  • Masking tape
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Q-tips
  • Foam Trays
  • Plastic caps (from milk jugs and soda bottles)
Ali Baba and a Few Thieves
Local all-children theatre company, Playtime Productions, will perform Ali Baba and a Few Thieves fifteen times throughout the area in November and December.

Most performances have a $2 per person suggested donation, and some are free.

The schedule can be found here .  Please contact  Donna Wong with questions.
Two Easy Ways to Support Franklin/Randall
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.