April 30, 2021
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7
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Thank you Teachers! Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, so let's celebrate them!

Here are a few ideas:

Teachers, we are so grateful for all the love and care you show our students! Thank you for your continued hard work!
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: Voting
Stop Motion Animation: Family
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.
Randall Health Office Seeks Clothing Donations
Athletic pants and leggings.
The Randall Health Office is in need of extra clothing to have available for kids. Specifically, they are seeking donations of athletic pants, sweatpants and leggings in all genders and in sizes youth small, medium, and large (sizes 7/8, 10/12, 14/16).

Donations can be dropped off at Randall, attention: Health Office. Items can be placed in the cabinet outside Door 1 (school main entrance on Regent Street).
Shop Small May 5-9 to Support Franklin-Randall
Up North will be donating 25% of all sales May 5 - 9 to the Franklin-Randall PTO. Located across the street from Franklin Elementary School at 404 W. Lakeside Street, Up North offers local boutique shopping, and May 5 - 9 is perfectly timed for Mother's Day shopping.
Up North is our happy place – where the stars shine brighter and the sun feels warmer. It’s all about shared memories, familiar feelings, and a return to our happiest times. Our handmade jewelry, custom-designed tees, and inspired home goods are designed by two Wisconsin-based sisters. No matter where your Up North is, we’ll help you feel like you’re there. upnorthboutique.com.
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: http://www.cityofmadison.com/HR/employment/JobOpenings.cfm (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: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517
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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.