Franklin Movie Night - Tonight!
Today,  Friday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m., in the Franklin School Gym, we will be showing 
A Bug's Life.

Doors will be open at 6:15 p.m. Come in pajamas if you like. Bring sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows, and cuddle up on the gym mats. 

Popcorn and cider will be served!

This event is free to all Franklin-Randall families thanks to the PTO.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to help out (we are still looking for volunteers), please call, text, or email Bryn Martyna  (

See you there!
Mark Your Calendar - PTO Meeting Feb 13
PTO membership meeting 
February 13
Franklin Elementary **Note the new location**
PTO Board Meeting will be from 5:15-6:15
Membership Meeting 6:30-8:00

Have you heard about the new math curriculum your student is learning this year in their school? Do you want to know the PTO board's recommendation for Football Parking Funds? Or get the latest school year updates from your school’s principal? If any of these topics interest you or you just want to engage with Franklin-Randall Principals, teachers and parents then please join us for the next PTO meeting on February 13 at Franklin School (Please note the new location).
Agenda for the membership meeting:
  • Principal updates
  • Review Board Recommendations for Parking Fund allocation
  • Learn about the new Bridges math curriculum with speaker Teri Hedges from the MMSD curriculum office. Plus, demo new Bridges math lessons that are happening in your child's classroom this year.
Childcare and Pizza will be provided.
Winter Carnival
The Winter Carnival is a wonderful Franklin-Randall tradition, a fundraiser full of food, fun and friends.This PTO event will take place at Randall Elementary on  February 17, 2018 from 11:30-3  but is open to ALL Franklin and Randall families. 

Carnival raffle packets will be coming home. Please take a look at the wonderful prizes available this year - fun school-based prizes and donations made by our generous community!

Ticket stubs can be returned to your child's classroom teacher leading up to the Carnival. Need more tickets? Just contact Justine Hazins  or text at 608-477-5958. Tickets not used or sold can also be returned to your classroom teacher (we will try to sell them).

Volunteers are still needed for the day of the carnival, February 17.

Randall School Clothing

Check it out! Randall has an apparel  web store  for a  limited time.  Items may be ordered now through February 28 and will either be shipped to you or you may pick them up at Top Promotions. Clothing samples will be available at Randall's Student Academic Success Night on February 8.
Bookshare at Randall
Instead of having a Book Fair at Randall this year, we are having a BookShare, where all Randall students will get to choose 2 or 3 books for free!
This event will take place during the school day in the Randall Library, from Tuesday, February 27 through Thursday, March 1.

We need help with set-up, assisting students in book choices, restocking the BookShare, and finally with take-down at the end of the week.

Thank you so much for supporting literacy (and recycling) at Randall!
A stack of kids' books with a child's cup on top.
We are also still collecting gently used children's books now for the Bookshare. 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.
Franklin Lost and Found
The lost and found at Franklin is getting quite full as children shed their gloves and hats during recess and take off long-sleeved shirts at gym class. Please take a look through both locations of lost and found at Franklin—one large area near the school office and two bins outside the gym in the kindergarten hallway.
Items Needed for Franklin's Clothing Closet
Franklin’s clothing closet is in need of the following items:
  • Children’s pants, sizes 4-10. Pants with elastic waistbands and gender-neutral styles are preferred but anything your child has outgrown will be appreciated as we have very little stock at the moment. Pants are important to have on hand at school for children who may have accidents during the day or get wet from playing outside.
  • Snow pants, heavy or waterproof mittens/gloves and snow boots. If your child has outgrown any of these items, consider donating them to the clothing closet for children in need at school.
From the Equity & Inclusion Committee
Black Voices-Black History Wednesdays will start on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S. Park St. Suite 200. Come spend the night living, feeling and reliving the words of historical black poetry known as “Black Voices.” From Love to Civil Rights, enjoy inspiring performed poetry of Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou and more!

Children are encouraged to attend. Food will be served.
Playtime Productions Spring Play Auditions
Playtime Productions will hold spring play auditions for an original musical production of “The Reluctant Dragon” on Wednesday, February 7 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Monona Public Library. Playtime Productions is an educational theater experience for kids in grades 3-12. There is no audition fee. Please plan to attend the entire audition timeslot. There will be about 16 performances throughout the Dane County Area in April and early May. First-time auditioners are encouraged to call Renaye Leach for more information about auditions, rehearsal schedules, and tuition at  (608) 437-4217 . Franklin Randall parents can also contact parent Donna Wong at
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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