Join the 2018-19 PTO Board
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Would you like to get more involved in our wonderful schools? Do you have an interest in learning more about the PTO and how we support our schools? Great news Franklin-Randall community in that many of our amazing PTO Board members are returning next year (thank you Board!), but we do have a handful of positions open. We'd love for you to join us! Its a fun way to get more involved in our community and work with really great people. If you'd like to learn more or are interested in joining the Board, please email us at  President@franklinrandallpto.org  and we'd be more than happy to talk to you about positions that we have open. Come join us in supporting our schools! 
Franklin Concerts - Friday, April 6 th
8 a.m.  – Kindergarten
9 a.m.  – 2nd Grade
10 a.m.  – 1st Grade

Volunteer(s) needed to videotape the Franklin concerts. If interested, please contact Megan Moran ( mhamm@madison.k12.wi.us ). 
2017 Franklin Kindergarten Concert
Volunteer Needed for Supply Box Program
The SchoolKidz supply box program gives parents the option to purchase grade-specific supply kits online at a great price. A volunteer (or two) is needed to help coordinate it  this year. Staples does most of the work- you will help make sure that the supply lists are accurate. Please contact   Russell Pietz   (he will guide you through the process)!
Staff Appreciation Meals
Let your love shine through by contributing to our annual staff appreciation luncheons. There are a variety of ways you can help including a donation of a fruit or green salad, dessert, flowers/plant or by helping with set-up and clean up. Dinner includes donated pizzas from Roman Candle and sandwiches from Barriques.  

For more info, please contact Beth Ross,  annelizabethross@yahoo.com.
Randall:  Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. (please note that this is an evening event)
  
Franklin:  Monday, April 30 at 1 p.m.
  

From the Equity and Inclusion Committee
Equity and Inclusion symbol depicting six differently colored figures with extended arms to form a circle.
Check out the   Welcoming Schools book list  for Great Books For Your School, Library or Home that reflect the diversity of classrooms and the world.

You’ll find books 
  • for LGBTQ-Inclusive Schools
  • to Embrace Family Diversity
  • to Prevent Bias-Based Bullying
  • that Look at Gender and Support Transgender and Non-Binary Students
Interested in Girl Scouts?
A number of parents have expressed their first grade daughters' interest in joining or forming a Girl Scout Troop. If your daughter is not currently in a troop but is interested—first grade or otherwise—please contact Megan Pollock (phone 800.236.2710 ext. 1144), New Membership Development Specialist at Girl Scouts of Wisconsin–Badgerland.
Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.
Support the PTO while you shop!
Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0572517