Join Us for ‘Lip Sync for Schools’, Tonight!
Do you love our Adopt-a-School partners, M3 Insurance and UW Athletics and all the support they provide for Franklin and Randall schools? If so, please join me in attending Lip Sync for Schools , an annual fundraiser for the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools (FMPS) on Nov. 3rd.  

FMPS supports our Adopt-a-School partnerships, provides school and classroom-based grants, and manages school endowment funds for each of the 50 public schools in Madison. You can learn more about FMPS by visiting .  

Please contact Beth O'Callaghan , FMPS Board Member and Franklin, Randall (and Hamilton) parent, with any questions.
Lip Sync for Schools
Marvelous Math Morning = Saturday, November 11, 2017
Coming soon…the PTO’s Marvelous Math Morning on Saturday, November 11 (11/11), from 10 a.m. to Noon, at Franklin School for all students, families, and friends of Franklin-Randall. Come explore over 50 marvelous math activities, puzzles, and games for all ages. Can’t wait to start playing? Look for your official Marvelous Math Morning Fortune Teller in this week’s Friday folder.

Interested in helping out with Marvelous Math Morning? Share your game or activity, run a station on the day of the event, or help with set up or clean up. Please contact Mary Saecker ( for more information.
Fall Fundraiser

Thank you to all of the families and friends who have already supported our 2017 Franklin-Randall Fall Fundraiser! We can't tell you how much we appreciate your participation as every single dollar counts to support our schools, teachers, programs and students.

Students should have received our information in their Friday folders over the last two weeks, but if you have not, here are the details:

This year we have also created an opportunity for extended friends and family to support our schools. You can share this information with this link:

Employers often offer matching programs for school donations so please make sure to see if your employer might participate.

We can't thank you enough for supporting our Fall Fundraiser! 

Please send tax-deductible donations made out to "Franklin-Randall PTO":
Franklin Elementary School
PTO Fall Fundraiser
305 W. Lakeside St, Madison, WI 53715
Randall Elementary School
PTO Fall Fundraiser
1802 Regent St, Madison, WI 53726
To donate online:  
From Nurse Lovell:

Lice: What we do at school
Teachers try to encourage children not to share hats, combs, etc and to have children avoid head-to-head contact. If a teacher suspects a student has lice (itching head lots, nits seen in hair—about the size & shape of a sesame seed that don’t just brush off), the teacher sends the student to the Health Office for a check.

If you find lice on your child at home, please let the health office know so that close school playmates and locker partners can be checked. If we in the Health Office find lice (or nits/eggs) OR hear from a parent/guardian that a student was treated at home, we follow the school district guidelines »

  Piojos: Lo que hacemos en la escuela
Los maestros les dicen a los alumnos que no usen el gorro o cepillo o peine de otro alumno y que traten de evitar el contacto de cabeza con cabeza entre compañeros. Si un maestro sospecha que alguno de los alumnos tiene piojos (se rasca mucho la cabeza), lo manda a la enfermería a que lo revisen.

Si usted encuentra piojos en su hijo/a, por favor avise a la escuela para así nosotros tener el cuidado necesario. Si nosotros encontramos piojos en algún alumno o si algún padre nos avisa que su hijo/a tiene piojos, nosotros seguimos el procedimiento del distrito escolar »

Ntshauv: Peb ua cas tim tsev kawm ntawv
Tsoom xib hwb tau qhia kom me nyuam txhob sib qiv kaus mom, zuag, thiab lwm yam thiab tsis txhob pub tob hau sib twb. Yog thaum xib hwb ntshais tias tsam tus me nyuam twg muaj ntshauv vim (khaus tob hau heev, pom muaj qe ntsauv—luaj li thiab zoo li lub noob hnav, yov ntsis tsis tawm), xib hwb yov kom tus me nyuam ntawd mus tshuaj hauv chav tshuaj mob/Health Office.

Yog koj pom me nyuam muaj ntshauv, thov koj qhia mus rau kws tshuaj mob hauv tsev kawm ntawv es lawv yov tshuaj xyuas nws cov phooj ywg los yog cov lawv cia khoom ua ke. Yog thaum kws tshuaj pom tias me nyuam muaj ntshauv (los yog muaj qe ntshauv) LOS YOG hnov niam txiv/tus tswj hwm qhia tias nws twb tu ntsauv hauv tsev lawm, peb yov siv cheeb tsam tsev kawm ntawv tus txheej li nram no »  
Randall LMC Events
Overdrive Orientation

Who : Randall families

When : Thursday, November 16, 2017 during Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.)

Where : Randall LMC

What : Stop by the LMC to learn how to use MMSD’s Overdrive for audiobooks and ebooks. Bring your own device (iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android Phone, MP3Player, Nook or Kindle, or other tablet), or just stop by to get written instructions for Overdrive, or to have Ms. Reis show you how to access Overdrive.

Why : Load Overdrive App so that your student can read or listen to books through our MMSD OverDrive-powered website.

Questions : Contact Ms. Reis (Randall Library Media Technology Specialist at )

The Randall LMC will host a Bookshare later this winter and at that time, all Randall students will be able to choose books for free! We are collecting gently used children's books between now and February. Please drop them off in the Randall library.

We ask that the books be ones that appeal to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, and that don't show lots of wear and tear.

Thank you so much for supporting literacy (and recycling) at Randall!!
Randall Movie Night
Image of a frog holding popcorn and a lemonade.
We are pleased to announce that the Randall Movie Night will be on  Friday November 17th at 7 p.m. in the Randall Cafeteria. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. We will be showing "Kubo and the Two Strings", a film from 2016. 
Kubo and the Two Strings is rated PG and has a running time of 101 minutes. Movie synopsis: “Kubo mesmerizes the people of a local fishing village, with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.” For the  IMDb listing  for more information.
Please note that movie night is not a drop-off event-please plan to stay and provide supervision for your children. We will be serving lemonade and popcorn. See you there!
For volunteer opportunities, please contact Derek Gebler or Joel Anacker . We will need some assistance setting up chairs and mats and then taking them down at the end of the movie.
Save the Date: Saturday, December 2
West High School, 30 Ash Street
A collection of sale items.
Franklin/Randall PTO, West High PTSO, and the Regent Neighborhood will once again partner for a Resale on Saturday, December 2 . Please contribute your time and clutter, and then shop the sale to benefit our great schools.

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 is between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday, now until December 1.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Chloe Lauer at .
Second Harvest Food/Fund Drive
Logo for Second Harvest Foodbank
Franklin is, again, teaming up with the Second Harvest Foodbank. It is the time of year when Second Harvest, NBC, and Madison Schools team up to fill the Foodbank. In 2015, Franklin families did an amazing job with collecting 582 pounds of food and $370 which translates to 1,595 meals donated. Because of your efforts, Franklin was one of the top five schools in all of Dane County.

The food drive started  Wednesday, November 1st  and will run until Tuesday, November 28 th . In addition to food items, non-food items like bar soap, laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, shampoo, and toothpaste can also be donated. We have an amazing and giving community; we cannot wait to see it in action. If you want to donate to the virtual food drive, our team name is Franklin Elementary School (in MMSD) Here is direct link to our page. 
A variety of cookies.
Girls on the Run Bake Sale

Girls on the Run will be selling baked goods TODAY , Friday, Nov. 3, outside Randall after school to raise money for a book drive. Baked goods will be $.50/piece or you can donate a book for a baked good. Proceeds will go to the Literacy Network or the Children's Hospital.  
Cub Scout Pack 302
Pack 302 November Meeting
Who: Grades 1–5 who are interested in joining the Cub Scout Pack 
What: Troop 104 is coming to help the scouts with Scout skills. (Pitching a tent, Flag Etiquette, knot tying, orienteering and more)
When: November 16th at 6 p.m.
Where: St. James School

Welcome Cub Scouts
Basic Needs Drive
Basic needs - soap, toothbrush and paste, socks, comb, hat.
Help our Cub Scout Pack 302 with a community service project! The Pack is collecting personal care items for Scouts to assemble into care packages and distribute to homeless individuals this winter. Donations of travel size toiletries (no mouthwash or hand sanitizer), toothbrushes, new socks, and new or used hats and mittens can be placed in collection boxes at the Franklin and Randall offices through December 7. Thank you for your consideration! 

See our PDF for specific personal care items we are collecting.

Playtime Productions’
The Little Match Girl
Playtime Productions will perform The Little Match Girl 16 times throughout the area in November and December. 

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.
Ad for The Little Match Girl, presented by PlayTime Production
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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