School Snack Survey
Please consider completing this 5 question survey about snacks in school: 

The Franklin-Randall Wellness Council would like to find out how staff and families feel about different snack recommendations and how the snacks are collected. We would like to see what works best for staff and families. The goal is to develop guidelines/suggestions for our schools on how snacks could be handled in a way that promotes nutrition, food allergy awareness, cultural sensitivity, and is realistic/easy for families and staff.  

Advanced Learning
Advisory Committee meeting
The Advanced Learning (AL) department is hosting the next Advanced Learning Advisory Committee meeting at East High school on March 7. All  are welcome -- they would love your input! Dinner and child care provided. Please see the  attached flyer  for more information (in English, Spanish and Hmong).
for the upcoming 5-2-1-0 Challenge  

Please consider helping! It’s not too time consuming and helps a LOT. More info about the 5-2-1-0 Challenge will be in upcoming newsletters.
  • Input points earned by students & staff into Excel spreadsheet (Google doc) after each week of Challenge. **The more volunteers we have for this, the better.**
  • Prepare and deliver fruit kabob snacks to 1-2 winning classes at Franklin & Randall. Could be reimbursed by Wellness Council.
  • Put up a bulletin board (everything’s ready to go) at Franklin & Randall
  • Count handouts needed for each class before the Challenge.  
If you’re interested in helping, please let me, Nurse Lovell know what you’d like to do and I’ll give you more information.
Come Explore & Invent
Super Science Saturday on March 10 
Mark your calendars for Super Science Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to Noon at Randall!

Experience the Physics of Roller Derby with the Mad Rollin' Dolls! 
Launch a rocket with the West High Rocket Club.
Invent the Slide Whistle and the Self-inflating Handy Hat!
Experiment at Exploration Stations in Chemistry, Physics, Biotech and Engineering.

Plus, if you or your child would like to share your science at a hands-on Exploration Station, please contact Tom Zinnen at   or 608-265-2420.

See you on March 10!
Shake Your Tail -- Randall Clothing Web Store Closing Soon
Randall Clothing Web Store:

Raccoons & Raccoon Parents, waste no time...if you want to dress like a Randall Raccoon. Purchase your Randall clothing (fleece, sweatshirts, 3/4 zips, and more) through the Randall Clothing Web Store.   The store is  ONLY open through Feb. 28.   You can either have your items shipped directly to you or you may pick them up at Top Promotions.
From the Equity & Inclusion Committee

February is a month to celebrate and learn more about Black History.
Here is a link to a brief history of Madison's black history:

Needed Items
Chris in the Franklin gym is looking for some small dumb bell weights... especially 2lbs, 3, 4, 5 and 8lbs.
They might look like this:
If you have a pair that you are no longer using and would be ​willing to donate... we'd love to accept them.

Franklin is looking for a gently used electric washer and dryer, newer if possible. If you know of any, please let us know.  
Winter Carnival Shout Outs
Freddy Falcon
A huge thanks to all of the volunteers that helped with the Winter Carnival, all the people who donated prizes for our game, and the PEG groups for providing delicious food. A special thanks to Ms. Zarov for stepping in to face paint and Mr. Wallace for being our emcee for the raffle. 
Randall Raccoon

Hmong Parent Empowerment Group (PEG) parents, Randall alumni and PEG coordinators once again happily showed up early Saturday morning(7am!) to prepare and fry egg rolls for the carnival. 400 egg rolls were made and sold this year! Hmong parents joyfully contribute this expertise and give of their time as a thank you to the PTO for their support of the parent group. It’s a tradition that has been going on for many years and many of the parents have participated for over a decade!

Submitted by Brenda Hamel/Hmong PEG Co-coordinator

Send your Box Tops by Feb 23
Please gather your Box Tops and send them to school no later than Friday, February 23. This is our last chance to earn money for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you!

Box Tops for Education logo
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.
Support the PTO while you shop!
Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: