Regent Resale
** Volunteers & Donations Needed **
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Support Our Schools
Saturday, December 8th 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
West High School Cafeteria
 
Regent Neighborhood Association, West High, and Franklin/Randall Elementary Schools will host the Regent Resale on December 8th in support of our school community. All proceeds benefit West High and Franklin/Randall students, teachers, and classrooms.

What makes a great sale? Great donations! Please set aside gently-used, clean, working items that no longer serve a need in your household as donations for the Fall Regent Resale. Best sellers include; winter coats, clothing for all ages, sports equipment, bikes, books and board games, video games and systems, toys, stereo equipment, collectible knickknacks, cooking equipment, tableware, and furniture.

Please drop off contributions at West High School. Signs will guide you from Regent Street and Van Hise Avenue. Drop-off continues between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday, now through Friday, Dec 7th.

If you'd like to help with the Resale, please contact  Chloe Lauer  or sign-up here:   tinyurl.com/y9u3u6pk
2018 Fall Fundraiser
Wow! Are we ever thankful to have nearly 100 families donate in the first two weeks of the fundraiser!
During this giving time of year, we sincerely appreciate any amount you can give to help support the PTO and worthy causes such as these (to name a few):

  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology

Please consider donating today with whatever amount suits you. Donations can be made by check (made out to Franklin-Randall PTO) or online at  www.franklinrandallpto.org . Some employers match contributions too. We appreciate all you do to support our public schools!
Hmong PEG Meeting Notes
Hmong PEG group met at Bayview on 10/24/18 and 11/7/18. Parents, families, and staff all enjoyed a pizza and salad dinner together. Many of the younger children stayed on for the daycare that was provided during the parent meeting. Updates were provided on dental care at Franklin, Glow Ball, and the PEG football parking morning. Parents shared clothing and textile that will be put on display at Hmong New Year table in LMC at Randall. Main topic of the two meetings was on the importance of reading and how reading can be supported at home. Parents requested special reading homework to be assigned via the PEG group. At the second meeting, homework folders were distributed with a variety of written prompts to be completed after reading. Notebooks, and a pencil case with supplies was given to all the families. Completed work will be due at each meeting and prizes will be awarded to the students who complete the challenge. Next meeting will be December 5th and the topic will be Welcoming Schools. Submitted by Brenda Hamel.

November is Native American Heritage Month  
To officially recognize November as Native American Heritage Month, the MMSD Native American Program created    this newsletter to promote Native American awareness on the following issues: 
  • Act 31 Wisconsin History including an outline of all 12 tribes in the area; 
  • Historical Trauma and how it remains a huge impact on today's generation; 
  • Wisconsin Indian heroes and icons, past and present; 
  • Suggested reading material by Native American authors as well as a link to a website with additional book reviews; 
  • and some common questions about Native Americans.
Madison Hmong New Year Celebration 
November 23 and 24
Alliant Energy Center

The event will include a cultural show, traditional and modern games and activities, Miss Hmong Madison Pageant, traditional singing competition, traditional dance competition, guest speakers, night entertainment, traditional food, and much more! The evening programs celebrate the passing of the old year and welcoming of the new with song and dance. Admission is $2 (free for children under 10 and adults over 65)
Visit the facebook event for a schedule and more details.
Franklin Playground Volunteers Still Needed
A student having fun on the Franklin playground.
We still need a few more volunteers to help out on the Franklin playground during recess. We have openings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:55–Noon. Our playground volunteers are a huge help to the teachers and staff and it's a great time to spend an hour outside with kids! If you can help out, please email  anne.l.saracino@gmail.com  or fill out the google form  here.  
Thanks For Making the Glow Ball Great!
We would like to send a HUGE thank you to Katy Hanzlik for coordinating an amazing Glow Ball last weekend. Families had a great time dancing the night away! 

Thank you to the Glow Ball committee members Lindsay Porto, Sarah Sparks and Kat Nichols, and to our many volunteers who made the event awesome: Charlotte Koshick, Justine Hazins, Dave Hanzlik, Roosevelt Porto, Rebecca Mouw, Eli Orani, Joe Grande, Pedro Rodriguez, Karen Dreyfuss, Susan Stockinger, Mike Andrie, Kristin Isaac, Meii Yen, Josiah Redford, Tony Dreyfuss, Beth O'Callaghan, Allison and Scott Espeseth, Sara Redford, Sashi Gregory, Amy Gannaway, JJ Chritton, Cathy Johnston, Russell Pietz, Jim and Mary Jo Henkel, Lydia Rodriguez, Crysta Johnson, Abe and Ari Rabinowitz, Gayle Worland and Aster and Meko Primozic, Leigh and Jim Luedtke, and Shawn and Katie Johnson. Thanks to staff members Diane Kopan, Shari Joslin, Sylla Zarov, Amy Turkowski, Tonya Rasmussen, Ellen Boyle, and custodians Paul Donohue and
Jason Handel.
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