Randall Movie Night TONIGHT!
We are pleased to announce that the Randall Movie Night will be tonight -  Friday September 28th at 7 p.m. in the Randall Cafeteria.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m. We will be showing "Night at the Museum", a film from 2006.

Night at the Museum is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hour and 48 minutes. Movie synopsis: “A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc  ” For the  IMDb listing  for more information.

Please note that movie night is not a drop-off event-please plan to stay and provide supervision for your children. We will be serving lemonade and popcorn. See you there!

If you have any questions, please contact  Derek Gebler or Joel Anacker
Randall Student Success Night
Come join us on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for an evening of learning and fun! Visit the classroom to see what our students are doing in the new math curriculum, Bridges. Get your picture taken at the photo booth to help us create a Randall community board. 

Classroom visits from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, with pizza and treats from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Parents should bring a dessert to share. We prefer desserts to be dropped off prior to the event. 

Thanks to Roman Candle Pizza for partnering with Randall to provide pizza and salads for this event!
Hmong PEG Meeting
First Hmong Parent Empowerment Group (PEG) Meeting is October 3rd at Bayview Community Center from 5:30 - 7:00. We will set the agenda and dates for the upcoming meetings this year. Translation, pizza dinner and childcare (if needed) will be provided.  

Please contact Mr. Her, Ms. Hamel (Randall) or Tonya Rasmussen (Franklin) with questions. If you need transportation by taxi to Bayview, please contact Mr. Her or the school secretaries.
Welcoming Schools
Welcoming Schools is a national program being used in MMSD to create more respectful and supportive schools for all students, staff and families. Curriculum, books, inclusive language and professional development for teachers are provided around family diversity, gender and LGTBTQ+ inclusion and preventing bias-based bullying .

  • We are talking about equity.
  • We are talking about safety.
  • We are talking about respect.
  • We are talking about belonging.
  • We are talking about all types of diversity.
  • We are talking about families.
  • We are talking about social emotional learning.
  • We are working on preventing bullying.
  • We are not teaching our own beliefs or trying to change others’ beliefs.

Every educator has a professional responsibility, regardless of personal values and beliefs, to provide a safe and accepting learning environment for all students.

For more information read the MMSD Welcoming Schools Guidance.
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Programa de escuelas acogedoras “Welcoming Schools”

Escuelas acogedoras ‘Welcoming Schools’ es un programa nacional de desarrollo profesional que ofrece preparación y recursos al personal escolar para que puedan crear entornos de aprendizaje inclusivos y seguros en los cuales todas las personas sean apreciadas, valoradas y respetadas.

  • Estamos hablando sobre la equidad.
  • Estamos hablando sobre la seguridad.
  • Estamos hablando sobre el respeto.
  • Estamos hablando sobre el sentido de pertenencia.
  • Estamos hablando sobre todos los tipos de diversidad.
  • Estamos hablando sobre las familias.
  • Estamos hablando sobre el aprendizaje socioemocional.
  • Estamos tratando de prevenir el acoso escolar.
  • No estamos enseñando nuestras creencias ni tratando de que usted cambie las suyas

Todos los educadores tienen una responsabilidad profesional de proporcionar un entorno de aprendizaje acogedor y seguro para todos los estudiantes.

Si quiere más información lea la 'Guía al programa de escuelas acogedoras de MMSD'. Inglés    Español   Hmong

Si quiere más información visite el sitio web de Escuelas acogedoras para las familias:
(La información está disponible solo en inglés)
Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting
Interested in issues of equity and inclusion? Want to learn more about Welcoming Schools and the FR vision for all families?
Please join us! All are welcome.

Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 11th
6:30pm @ Franklin LMC
Children welcome.
Snacks will be provided.

If you have questions or interest, please email Karen Dreyfuss,   karendreyfuss@gmail.com
Franklin-Randall PTO Now Accepting Grant Applications
The Franklin-Randall PTO 2018–2019 grant application process is open now through November 4th. One of the ways our Parent Teacher Organization encourages creativity and innovation in our community is through financial grants. Once each year we invite all teachers, parents, staff and students to submit ideas for projects that could make a difference to our school community.

Read more about the  program and past f unded projects  on our website. Please E-mail Sarah Sullivan at sasullivan2@wisc.edu   if you are interested in serving on the grants committee. 

Volunteers Still Needed
Franklin Lunch & Playground

Interested in volunteering at Franklin during the school day?

We need parents and care givers to help in the lunchroom and/or the playground. This is a great place to see your child during the school day and is a big help for the staff.

If you are interested in helping out, please email  anne.l.saracino@gmail.com or fill out the google form. We still need help weekly or bi-weekly on the playground and as needed to fill sub requests for both playground and lunchroom. 
Randall Popcorn Poppers

Popcorn is offered to all Randall students approximately twice a month. Volunteers are needed on Friday and a few Thursday mornings to help pop and bag popcorn (commitment is approximately 7:45am-10:45am). Please consider volunteering a few times this school year to help continue this fun Randall tradition.

Please contact Darcy Lee at  darcylee1805@gmail.com , if you are interested in volunteering or if you would like more information. Thank you!
2018-2019 Parent Workshop Series:
Developing Minds to Think Creatively!
GOAL:  This workshop series was created to help parents analyze and develop formal and informal learning experiences to increase the opportunities for creative thinking in their children. Research has shown that creative thinking improves cognitive function, emotional health, social connection, and sense of belonging to a community.


October 8 : Questioning Techniques
January 14 : Process vs Product
March 11 : Feedback and Logical Consequences
May 13 : Challenge, Skills, and Failure
June 3 : Happiness and Creativity

*This is a workshop series; however each workshop stands alone as its own topic. 

Come to one or come to all!  We hope to see you there!

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Where:  The Roman Candle Pizzeria – Come early to order food and socialize!
2636 Monroe St.

Presented by:  Heather vonOesen Dean
M.Ed., NBPT (MC-Gen), B.A. in Studio Art/Art History, ESOL and Gifted Endorsement
Franklin-Randall Directory
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.
The Franklin-Randall Directory is a wonderful tool in building our community. The Directory helps parents connect for playdates, birthday parties, class activities, and more. But it is only as strong as its content. 

The F-R Directory is comprised of information released by MMSD based on permissions granted during online enrollment. If you are unsure if you opted-in to the Franklin-Randall directory, fear not. You can go back into your enrollment file and make updates. Just go to  mmsd.org/enroll . Click on Disclosures and Permissions to find the opt-in options.  Please be sure to do so by the end of this month.

The School Use and Release of Student Names section asks for your general permission to release student  directory data (name, age, class, contact information) in accordance to School Board policies. You may opt in, opt out, or specify which specific information you would be comfortable sharing. 

The Lists of Students and Contact Information in a Class or School Address Book/ Directory gives you an opportunity to  opt-into the Franklin-Randall  directory while still opting out of the general release above.

Please note: No electronic copies of the directory are distributed , and copies are delivered only to Franklin-Randall families. If you have questions regarding the Franklin-Randall directory, please feel free to email Sara Rostolder Mandell .
Crayon-drawn picture of five kids, and a dog in a wagon.
Unleash Strong! Be a Girl Scout or a Girl Scout Volunteer!
Did you know Girl Scouts is the best leadership development organization for girls in the world? It is!...and troops are forming with girls from our school.
Interested? Go to  gsbadgerland.org  for more information. If you have questions you can contact Girl Scouts –  info@gsbadgerland.org  or 608-236-2710 – or connect me, Sarah Kissel troop8156@gmail.com or 608-233-5236. I am a Girl Scouts Troop Co-Leader and love it! I can talk more about my experience and answer your questions.
Support the PTO while you shop!
Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517