It's  G l o w  Time... Join the Fun Tomorrow ! !
A falcon and a raccoon dancing under a disco ball.
There is still time to shine at the Glow Ball. Sign up for a volunteer shift, and make Franklin/Randall’s annual Glow Ball the best one yet.

  • The Glow Ball Dance is this Saturday, November 10th, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Franklin Elementary Gymnasium

  • You can still volunteer! Sign up at: need volunteers to help set up, monitor halls, make popcorn, sell tickets, and clean up. Shifts are only part of the evening, so everyone has a chance to enjoy the fun with their kids!  

  • New this year, we invite requests for songs. Please email your favorite group dancing tunes to Katy Hanzlik at You are also welcome to explore this playlist of kids party songs. Some music videos show the dance moves that go with the songs. Have fun practicing the moves with your loved ones! We cannot wait to celebrate a musical evening together this Saturday!
¡Todavía hay tiempo para brillar en el Baile de Glow Ball! Regístrese para un turno de voluntarios, y haz que el Glow Ball anual de Franklin / Randall sea el mejor hasta ahora.

  • El Baile Glow Ball es este sábado, 10 de noviembre a las 5:30–7:30 p.m. en el gimnasio Franklin Elementary. 

  • ¡Todavía puedes ser voluntario! Regístrate voluntarios para ayudar a instalar, monitorear pasillos, hacer palomitas de maíz, vender boletos y limpiar. Los turnos son solo parte de la noche, ¡así que todos tienen la oportunidad de disfrutar de la diversión con sus hijos!

  • Novedad este año, invitamos solicitudes de canciones. Por favor, envíe por correo electrónico sus canciones de baile de grupo favoritas, email para Katy Hanzlik También puedes explorar esta lista de reproducción de canciones para fiestas infantiles: — nuestra lista de reproducción de canciones de fiesta para niños. Algunos videos musicales muestran los movimientos de baile que van con las canciones. ¡Diviértete practicando los movimientos con tus seres queridos! ¡No podemos esperar para celebrar una noche musical juntos este sábado!
Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting

The Equity and Inclusion committee will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 6 p.m. at Franklin School, just before the larger PTO meeting.

All are welcome!

If you’re interested or have questions, please contact Karen Dreyfuss .
Fall Conference Potluck Lunch
We need just a few more volunteers in each school for our fall conference day lunch for our staff. Please consider a yummy soup, dessert or help with clean up at Franklin.

Let's support them through their long day of conferences! Please bring all donations to the Franklin or Randall office by 10:30 a.m. on November 15 .

Direct all questions to Beth Ross or (503) 260-0166.
Franklin and Randall Picture Re-Take Day—Volunteers Needed
Franklin and Randall's Picture Re-Take Day is scheduled for Friday, November 16 .  

Franklin needs one volunteer to help students from 9:30 a.m.–Noon. If you are interested, please contact Diane at .

Randall needs one volunteer to help students from 9 a.m.–10:30 ish. If you are interested, please contact Shari at .
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  or fill out the google form  here.  
Vision and Hearing Screening
Examenes de la Vista y los Oidos
Check Xyuas Kev Hnovlus &Pomkev
All kindergartners and 4Kers at Franklin received their routine vision screening on Wednesday, October 24; they will receive routine hearing screening on Thursday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 13 .
All 3 rd  & 5 th  graders at Randall will receive a routine vision screening at school on  Monday, November 12
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 Lovell and volunteers from the UW School of Nursing 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 Lovell 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). Thanks!
Al igual que todos los años, se les hará el examen de vista a todos los alumnos de kinder de Franklin el 24 de octobre. Al igual que todos los años, se les hará el examen de oidos a todos los alumnos de kinder de Franklin el 8 de noviembre y el 13 de noviembre.
Todos los alumnos de 3ro y 5to grado de Randall tendrán examen de vistaen la escuela el 12 de noviembre. 
Si acaso usted tiene un hijo(a) en cualquier otro grado aquí en la escuela Franklin/Randall y quiere que se le revise la vista y los oídos, por favor avísenos para incluirlo (204-2301 Franklin o 204-3304 Randall o comuníquese con Yvonne).  
La enfermera, Nurse Lovell junto con alumnos de la escuela de enfermería de la Universidad de UW-Masison harán los exámenes. Si su hijo(a) no pasa el examen, se le pondrá otro en unas cuantas semanas. Si acaso no pasa esta segunda prueba, la enfermera le notificará y le hará recomendaciones por medio de una carta antes de diciembre. Si no recibe carta quiere decir que todo ha salido bien con los exámenes de vista y oídos de alumnos de kinder, 3ro y 5to grado.
Si tiene preguntas o comentarios comuníquese a la escuela con la enfermera, Cindy al 204-2301 (Franklin) o 204-3304 (Randall) o con Yvonne 204-2263 o 204-3328. ¡Gracias!
Tag nrho kindergartners hauv Franklin yuav tau check qhov hnovlus thiab pomkev rau lub October 24, November 8, November 13.
Tag nrho qib 3rd & 5th hauv Randall yuav tau check xyuas kev hnovlus thiab pomkev rau lub November 12.
Yog koj muaj ib tug menyuam tsis nyob rau cov qib hais no, tiam sis koj xav kom check nws saib puas pom kev thiab hnovlus, thov koj hut au rau hauv Health Office tam sij no ntawm (204-2301 hauv Franklin, los 204-3304 hauv Randall).
Nurse Lovell thiab nursing students tuaj UW-Madison tuaj ua cov ntsuam xyua. Yog tus menyuam twg tsis dhau qhov check xyuas no, nws yuav tau check dua li ntawm ib-ob weeks tom ntej kom paub meej — yog tus menyuam ntawd tsis dhau qhov check xyuas zaum ob, tus Nurse Lovell yuav xa ib tsab ntawv qhia vim li cas thiab yuav qhia rau paub tias koj yuav ua li cas mus. Yog koj tsis hnov dab tsi los ntawm Health Office thaum lub 12 hlis nos tas, qhia tau tias cov Kindergartner, qib 3rd los 5th tsis muaj teeb meem ntawm kev ntsuam xyuas no.
Yog koj muaj lus nug thov hu rau tus Nurse Lovell 204-2301 (Franklin) los 204-3304 (Randall). Ua tsaug!
If you have any questions, please call Nurse Lovell at 204-2301 (Franklin) or 204-3304 (Randall).
2018 Fall Fundraiser
We are incredibly grateful for the response and support received in the first couple weeks of our Fall Fundraiser!
We've made good progress towards achieving our goal of $22,500. We are confident that you will help us cross the finish line with whatever dollar amount you're able to contribute. Every dollar counts  to helping sustain causes, such as:

  • Books for ESL
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Scholarships
  • Social Justice Programs

If you're interested in participating at whatever amount is comfortable for you, please donate by check (made out to Franklin-Randall PTO) or online at . Remember to check for any potential employer donation matches too. Thanks for all you do to support our public schools!
Franklin and Randall's Lost & Found 
Our lost and founds are currently containing many "losts."  Please check the Lost and Found during your Parent/Teacher Conference on November 15. Any unclaimed items will be donated the week of November 19.

Franklin's Lost and Found is located by the office, in the hallway around the corner.

Randall's Lost and Found is outside the main office and currently is located on several tables.
Regent Resale: Donate, Volunteer & Shop to Support Our School
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.

Volunteers (December 7 & 8) and Donations (in November) needed! Detailed information coming soon. If you would like to help with the Resale, please contact Chloe Lauer .
A large barrel stands ready to receive food donations for Second Harvest.
Second Harvest Food/Fund Drive

Franklin is again teaming up with the Second Harvest Foodbank. A barrel is located in the main hallway of Franklin School near the Lost and Found. Learn more about  Second Harvest online. With every $1 donated, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin can provide 3 meals. For every 1.2 pounds of food donated, Second Harvest can provide one meal.  

MTI Cares, MMSD, and AFSCME are joining together with Madison families to support the Second Harvest and NBC15 Share Your Holidays Food Drive. 

Families and staff are asked to send in non-perishable food and/or self-care items. (NO GLASS). Participants can also make monetary donations with a check payable to Second Harvest  or directly on the Second Harvest site under  Donate . Please note “ MTI Cares Food Drive and “ Franklin Elementary School (MMSD)in your donation.
Randall BookShare
Greetings Franklin/Randall Community!

Randall will again be hosting a BookShare (most likely in February or March) where all Randall students will be invited to choose a few free books. Our goal is to collect 1400 books, and we need your help. We need gently used books that appeal to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

You can drop off your books in the Randall Library, between now and mid February.  

Questions? Please stop by the Randall Library or contact me as listed below. Thanks for supporting our community of readers.

Michelle Reis , Randall Library Media Technology Specialist, 608-204-3310
Support the PTO while you shop!
Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: