October 18, 2019
Superintendent Input Sessions
The School Board is searching for the district's next superintendent. You're invited to attend an upcoming input session. Your ideas will help create a unique leadership profile that the board will use to evaluate and make decisions about candidates.

Dates: October 29, 7- 8:30pm at Memorial High School
October 30, 7- 8:30pm at La Follette High School

Interpretation in Spanish & Hmong provided.
Please RSVP to request child care (ages 4+) or transportation by calling 663-1971 or emailing mmsdnews@madison.k12.wi.us.

Find out more at mmsd.org.
Vision and Hearing Screenings
All kindergartners and 4Kers at Franklin will receive routine vision screening on Thursday, October 31st; they will receive routine hearing screening on Wednesday, October 23 rd  OR Wednesday, November 13th.
 
All 3 rd  & 5 th  graders at Randall will receive a routine vision screening at school on Thursday, October 31st. 
 
If you have a child not in those grades, but you would like their vision and/or hearing checked, please let the Health Office know (204-2301 at Franklin or 204-3304 at Randall).  
 
Nurse Amber and volunteers from the UW Madison and Whitewater will conduct the screenings. If any child does not pass, he/she will be retested in a few weeks (to make sure the results were valid) - if that child still does not pass, then Nurse Amber will send home a letter with the results and recommendations. So, if you do not hear from the Health Office by the end of December, that means your 4Ker, Kindergartner, 3 rd  or 5 th  grader passed their screening(s).
 
If you have any questions, please call Nurse Amber at 204-2301 (Franklin) or 204-3304 (Randall).  
Bus Drop-off Procedures
What is the drop-off procedure for students on yellow bus service in five-year-old kindergarten through eighth grade?
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are dropped-off at their assigned bus stop. Estimated drop-off times are provided. It is important that parents understand that these times are only estimates. A variety of conditions including weather and traffic may impact a bus’s arrival time. If a bus arrives at a stop before the posted drop-off time, the driver will allow students to get off the bus. The bus will remain at the stop until the posted drop-off time.

Bus drivers do not verify that a parent or other adult is at the stop waiting for a student. Students will be dropped-off regardless of whether an adult is present. Parents who choose to regularly meet their children at the bus stop should have a safety plan in place for times when the parent is unable to be at the bus stop at the drop-off time. It is important that the student understand the safety plan.

Got Your Vaccinations?
The CDC reports the highest measles outbreak in the United States since 1992. 
Read more  here.   
Franklin-Randall PTO Now Accepting Grant Applications
Hmong Parent Empowerment Group - Date Correction
The Hmong P.E.G. Parent Empowerment Group will meet on Wednesdays at Bayview Community Center. Note the April meeting date has been changed to April 8th, so it is not over spring break.
Contact Tonya Rasmussen, Benjy Moffit or Yeng Her for more information.
Dates:
Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Dec. 4
Feb. 5, Mar 11, April 8
Community Event: Superhero Day

UW Society of Women Engineers invites students and parents to participate in their upcoming event on Nov. 3 from 1 - 4:00 pm: Superhero Day. Participants will be involved in various engineering & STEM activities such as building & racing balloon rockets or making magnetic slime.    Signup closes on October 20th at 5 pm.

If you have questions, please contact Brinda Shivapuja at   bshivapuja@wisc.edu .  
Two Easy Ways to Support Franklin-Randall
Box Tops for Education logo
Box Tops for Education has made earning money for school so much easier – all you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops for Education app, shop as you normally would, then scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your schools’ Box Top's earnings online. 

Twice a year your school will receive a check, and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs.
Amazon Smile logo
AmazonSmile  is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

To support the Franklin-Randall PTO, just use the Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.