May 7, 2021
Last PTO and Board Meetings: May 11
Please join us for the last PTO meeting of the
2020-21 school year next Tuesday, May 11th at 6:45 p.m.

We'll hold the PTO Board election for 2021/2022 followed by updates from the principals and board. Prior to this, there will be a PTO Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend! (Zoom link)

Here are the nominees for the 2021/2022 PTO Board:

  • President: Sarah Jung
  • Vice President: JulieAnn Stawicki
  • Treasurer: Ann Sydnor
  • Secretary: Open
  • At Large - Fundraising: Tasha Moxley
  • At Large - Fundraising: Regan Botsford
  • At Large - Volunteer Coordination: Mary Rihani
  • At Large Volunteer Coordination: Open
  • At Large - Community Building: Coral Conant Gilles
  • At Large - Community Building: Open

May Equity and Inclusion Meeting: Randall Student Videos Address Inequality
Randall students have been working hard to create stop-motion animation videos -- over 1,000 of them total! Each video addresses inequalities including racism, transphobia, homophobia, and ableism within six topics of interest of Randall students: family, voting, Covid-19, climate change, sports, and entertainment. Two videos will be featured each week in this newsletter. Click the images below to view this week's videos.
Stop Motion Animation: COVID-19
Stop Motion Animation: Sports
We encourage all Franklin/Randall families to...

  1. Watch the videos with your children (Randall students have been completing reflection activities as they are watched in art class) 
  2. Join our virtual discussion on May 18 at 6:30 with the whole family! Click here to join the meeting via Zoom.
A Message from the Latino PEG
A wise person said... 'the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members'.  

March 13, 2020 will go down as a historical date for all of us! It marked the beginning of an unimaginable period!

In a matter of hours, school staff mobilized to organize and deliver school materials, food and other essentials to our most needy families!

In a matter of days, parents who had never before utilized technology were assisted and learned how to connect with their children's school!  

In a matter of weeks, most of our Latino families were receiving food deliveries from the West High Area Collaborative!

Month after month, families in need were supported with school materials, food, utilities & rent assistance, winter gear, Christmas gifts, and more!

It was a challenging year for all of us, a year of many losses! And unquestionably, the one thing that was never lost, was the sense of fellowship! As we begin to ease back into the normal, one thing is evident... this community never left its most needy families behind! They were lifted along the way with much care and the utmost respect. 

Thank you Franklin/Randall staff, PTO representatives, and community members in general!

In the name of the Latino PEG we say, MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODOS!

Ellen Boyle and Yvonne Wullschleger
Latino PEG Coordinators
City of Madison Needs Crossing Guards
Are you, or someone you know, looking for part-time work of 10-15 hours per week? As a crossing guard, you will be providing a great service as a friendly face and kind presence to students each morning and afternoon. Are you responsible, dependable, enjoy kids and the outdoors? Then we want you providing for the safety of our school children for the 2021-2022 school year.
Starting pay is $17.91/hour (appx. $700+/month) plus regular raises and earned sick leave. Work is Monday - Friday (no nights or holidays and enjoy summer/school breaks off). Flexibility is required for early release dates (including early release every Monday afternoon). This is a great job for the retiree, grandparent, or stay-at-home parent.
Beginning in late June/early July, a job description and application will be available at: (search “hourly” positions for crossing guard link). Please be sure to list on your application any experience you have directing/controlling children (including your own children or grandchildren). Interviews are scheduled to begin Monday, August 16, 2021; employment begins approximately Wednesday, August 25, 2021. For information, contact the City of Madison Crossing Guard Supervisors at 266-4703.
The salary is good but the rewards of being a Madison Crossing Guard are priceless!
To support the Franklin-Randall PTO while shopping on Amazon, use the Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link:
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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.