November 16 Conference Events
Randall/Franklin Advanced Learning Specialists Conference Sign-up

Parents are invited to sign up for conference times on Thursday, November 16.
  • Kimi Ishikawa is scheduling 15-minute conferences at Randall from 2:00-7:00 p.m
  • Nora Montgomery is scheduling 15 minute conferences at Franklin from 3:30-7:00 p.m.

If unscheduled, Kimi and Nora will post times in the office when they are available for "drop-in" Advanced Learning Q&A (general information only; no individual student conversations).

Please email them directly with requested times by Monday November 13. They will return your email with their availability.
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)
Randall's Picture Retake Day: November 16
Randall School's Picture Retake Day will be on Thursday, November 16 beginning at 8:00 am.

Franklin's Picture Retake Day: November 29

Franklin Elementary's Picture Retake Day will be on Wednesday, November 29 beginning at 10:00 am.
Fall Fundraiser
Thank you, again, to all of the families and friends who have contributed to our Fall Fundraiser! We are just over 1/4 of the way to reach our goal so the next three weeks are very important to exceed $22,500 from at least 235 families by November 30.
Every dollar donated goes directly to Franklin and Randall Elementary Schools. For example:
  • $5 buys a book for a classroom library
  • $25 pays for plants in the outdoor classroom
  • $50 funds classroom materials above and beyond what the school can provide
  • $200 exhibits our students’ artwork at Randall’s Gallery Night
  • $500 supports each school’s Social Justice Fund, directed by school social workers
  • $1,000 pays for the cultural arts programming at Franklin or Randall

You can donate online here: Donate Now
Please share this letter with friends and extended families of Franklin-Randall:

Also, a reminder that some employers provide matching funds so please check with yours!
Thank you for supporting our schools!
Questions? Please email  Amanda Veith.
Randall Movie Night
Image of a frog holding popcorn and a lemonade.
The Randall Movie Night will be on  Friday November 17 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.
Regent Resale: 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 help set up or work the sale, please contact Chloe Lauer or sign up here: .
Day of the Dead at Randall

Latino PEG families set up a Day of the Dead display in Randall’s Library this week. They shared with us this wonderful tradition and helped us learn about the foods and festivities around this colorful and joyous holiday! On November 2, the Mexican culture honors its loved ones that have passed away. It is a time to remember all the beautiful moments shared together. It’s a day of celebration! A day to let them know they will always hold a special place in our heart and will never be forgotten.
Franklin's Wonder Workshop

Now that the Franklin Elementary Wonder Workshop construction project is complete, we are looking to add a few essential elements before it is officially open! If you would be willing to volunteer your time and/or talent to any of these small projects, please add your email next to project. All necessary materials/expenses will be provided. Please take a look at the project descriptions and links below. We are incredibly grateful for your consideration!

Sign up to volunteer  here .  
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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