Franklin-Randall Gallery Night

Join us tonight in the Randall School Gym, 5–7:30 p.m., for Gallery Night! All first and second grade students from Franklin have one piece in the show, and kindergartners worked to create a collaborative piece.
2017–2018 PTO Grants
This year with the help of our fall fundraiser the Franklin-Randall PTO Grant committee awarded 10 grants (5 at Franklin and 5 at Randall) for a total of $6,530. Over the next few weeks we will highlight the grants and how they are impacting your child's classroom. As always, thank you for all of your support during our Fall Fundraiser and throughout the year!

Grant Spotlight:
Patricia Polacco for Common Literacy Experiences from Teacher Tina Sugar

  • Used in ALL 5th grade classes to foster shared learning experiences
  • Lead towards reading and writing standards with rich, vibrant, wonderful texts
  • Has facilitated team collaboration and sharing with parents 
Student and parents exploring the texts of Patricia Polacco.
PTO Reimbursements
Have a reimbursement request sitting in your To Do box? Don't wait until the last minute... submit it now! The end of the year is always a busy time, so beat the rush and submit all your outstanding reimbursement requests now. To expedite payment, please completely fill out the Expense Reimbursement Form, which can be found on the Finances page of the PTO website:  

If you aren't sure which PTO Account to charge, you can reference the budget categories in the 2017–18 Final Budget (also linked from the Finances page). Any other questions? Contact Assistant Treasurer, Chris Benish, at . Please note that all reimbursement requests for the 17/18 school year must be received by June 12th

Franklin Flash Dash
Freddy Falcon in his Fun Run running shirt.
​​ ​​ What is the Franklin Flash Dash?

  • A K–2 event on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in which students and staff participate. (Rain date: Friday, May 18th, 2018)

Second Grade: 8–8:50
First Grade: 9–9:50
Kindergarten: 10–10:50

  • A new approach to fundraising where students are encouraged to get pledges and run laps to raise money.

What are the goals of the Franklin Flash Dash?
  • To fund Franklin’s Unified Arts program (Music, Art, PE, Library/Reach) which touch all students at Franklin.
  • To include the Franklin community in a fun and healthy activity.

What do students do for the Franklin Flash Dash?
  • Use the online pledge system and/or the pledge envelope to collect sponsors.
  • Run/walk a looped track on the school blacktop.

What do parents/guardians do for the Franklin Flash Dash?
  • Help your student get sponsors before the Franklin Flash Dash and collect pledges after the race.
  • If possible, volunteer the day of the Franklin Flash Dash.

What about pledges?
  • Sponsors can pledge an amount per lap or a set amount.
  • Franklin is a 501(3)c organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Athletic pants and leggings.

The Randall Health Office is in need of clothing donations; especially pants (athletic and leggings) and short-sleeved shirts. All sizes are needed. Thank you!
Spring Regent Resale
Donate, Volunteer, & Shop to Support Our Schools
Saturday, May 12th 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
West High School Cafeteria

Regent Neighborhood Association, West High, and Franklin/Randall Elementary Schools will join together to host the Regent Resale 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, newer CDs and DVDs, collectible knickknacks, cooking equipment, tableware, and furniture.

Please drop off contributions under the overhang outside the West High cafeteria entrance located off the staff parking lot. 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, May 11th.
If you'd like to help with the Resale, please contact Chloe Lauer ( ) or sign-up here:
Many thanks to all of those who helped make the Randall Appreciation dinner a big success last Thursday! The spread was beautiful and the teachers appreciated having a sit down dinner provided during their long evening of conferences. 

Thank you to the following people who contributed to the event:  Amy Bares, Melissa Schultz, Rei Park, Amy Gannaway, Arin Bergson, Erika Triechel, Erica Taft, Lisa Hempstead, Natalie Blonien, Lisa Geraghty, Liz Preston, Kim Anacker, Michelle Flath, Stephanie Breiby, Lisa Beneker, Leigh Luedtke, Sojin Chi, Sarah Bahauddin, Annie and Tom Isenbarger, Katie Kalscheur, Eli Orani, Amy Coad, Juliane Stair, Lyn McMurray, Katie Ginder-Vogel, Sara Campbell, Nicole Novak, and Beth Pulvermacher.

And a special shout out to Roman Candle for their delicious pizza donation and Barriques for their wonderful sandwiches and ice tea! We are very fortunate to have their support each year.

Our Franklin Staff Appreciation Lunch needs just a couple more volunteers, particularly for the "clean-up" spot. Please take a moment to see if you can help with this awesome event on Monday, April 30th . Thank you!
Claiming Free Tickets
By participating in the Read-a-Thon Day on April 13th, all Franklin students  earned 2 free tickets to a Madison Mallards Baseball game. One ticket is for the child and the other one is for a parent to accompany the child to the game. The tickets are good for an evening game on Tuesday, June 19th – Franklin Family Fun Night. (If your child was absent on Friday, April 13th, s/he can still earn 2 free tickets by reading every day in his/her classroom.)

More information was sent home last week, Friday, April 13th, about purchasing additional tickets at $9 apiece so that other family members may also attend the June 19th Franklin Family Fun Night. In order to get the FREE tickets, families must send the completed order form back to school by Wednesday, April 25th .
Playtime Productions’
The Reluctant Dragon
Playtime Productions will perform The Reluctant Dragon 16 times throughout the area in April and May. 

Most performances have a $2 per person suggested donation, and some are free.

The  schedule can be found here . Please contact Donna Wong with questions.
The Reluctant Dragon from Playtime Productions.
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.
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