Regent Resale: This Saturday Morning!
Saturday, December 8th, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
West High School Cafeteria
Three Easy Ways to Help:

Shop  to support our schools! Many treasures to be found at the Regent Resale this Saturday, December 8th, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the West High School Cafeteria. All proceeds benefit West HS and Franklin/Randall students, teachers, and classrooms.

Donate  your gently used items. Please drop off contributions at West High School. Signs will guide you from Regent Street and Van Hise Avenue. Drop-off continues between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., today through Friday, Dec 7th. 

Volunteer  any amount of your time on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Contact Chloe Lauer ( ) or sign up here:
Franklin Playground Volunteers Still Needed
Kids playing on the Franklin playground in winter.
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 Anne Saracino or fill out the google form  here.  
Are You Ready for the Flu?
Influenza (also known as "the flu") is starting to go around Wisconsin. Symptoms can include a quick onset of fever, fatigue, stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough, among other things. People tend to feel more miserable than with a common cold. Influenza does not cause vomiting (“gastroenteritis” which is sometimes mistakenly called “the stomach  flu ” causes vomiting).  

The best way to reduce a person’s risk of getting the flu is by getting the flu vaccine. The flu shot cannot give you the flu. It's not too late to get the flu vaccine. However, the vaccine takes about 2 weeks to work fully.   

The flu is very contagious. It is spread by droplets in the air or direct contact. Remind your child to cover their mouth (with the inside of an elbow) when they cough or sneeze. Wash hands frequently with liquid sanitizer (use the size of a quarter) or soap and water (scrub for at least 20 seconds = two rounds of the “Happy Birthday” song). Please keep your child home when they're sick with flu symptoms. 

Good luck! Hope you all stay as healthy as possible! 

Cindy   “Nurse Lovell”
Listo para la INFLUENZA?
Influenza, comunmente conocida como gripe, está comenzando a circular por Wisconsin. Algunos de los síntomas son, fiebre, cansancio, congestión, dolor de garganta y toz. La gripe no causa vómito. 

La manera más fácil de evitar que le pegue la gripe es vacunándose contra la gripe. Aún es tiempo. La vacuna toma unas dos semanas para surtir efecto. Para aquellos entre las edades de 2 a 49 años que tienen miedo a las inyecciones, la vacuna por medio de un aerosol nasal puede ser la alternativa. Consulte con su médico.

La gripe es muy contagiosa. Recuérdele a su hijo(a) el cubrirse con su brazo la boca y naríz al tocer y estornudar. Lavarse bien las manos seguido con jabón común o antibacterial o usar gel antibacterial.

Dejen a su hijo(a) en casa cuando presente síntomas de la gripe. Comuníquese a la escuela para avisar.

¡Manténganse sanos!

Cindy  “Enfermera Lovell”
From Chris in the Franklin Gym
Gym shoe
Chris in the Franklin gym would like to remind parents & students that gym shoes are essential for Physical Education class. It is about this time of the year — as the weather gets colder — that we start to see boots of various shapes and sizes show up in the gym! The kids do a lot of running, changing directions and other activities in PE where appropriate shoes (not winter boots) help us to be more successful. If your student wears winter boots to school please pack gym shoes in their backpack or keep a pair in their locker. 

On a related note, if your child outgrows their current gym shoes, we'd be happy to recycle gently used shoes into our "extras" rack... shoes we use for kids who forget theirs. Please send them to Franklin in a bag and drop them off in the gym. We don't need anything larger than 2.
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!
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