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Kinde Soccer Program Spring 2020

Regent SC Kinde program (Spring 2020) is for players currently in kindergarten (4k/5k) AND born in 2013 and 2014.

Our Kinde teams play in a league with other Regent SC and Shorewood teams. The Regent Kinde program is a Spring only program. All teams at this age are co-ed and formed based on a players birth year as well as friend/coach/school request (when possible). While it is not always possible, it is a main objective to honor your requests.

Registration deadline is March 15 to guarantee your desired jersey size. Late registrants will be accepted as space allows and a late fee will apply.

You can register for our Kinde Program here.

Adult volunteers play a vital part in Regent’s In-House League teams. Our players need you to coach and manage their teams. It is what allows us to keep our players playing and we couldn’t do it without you! No soc­cer expe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary to volunteer, all it takes is a click on the ‘volunteer’ box on your players registration. MAYSA also hosts a FREE coaching clinic before the beginning of the season. As always, Regent is available to help and answer any questions you may have. We also send our coaches a weekly training plan for you to use if you like.

Cost per player is $70 which includes

  • Registration with Regent and MAYSA
  • Uniform (blue and white jerseys)
  • Soccer ball for each player
  • Team equipment

Kinde teams typically play 6-8 matches starting in late April/early May and culminating the second week in June with a festival at Reddan Soccer Park. Games are typically on Saturday/Sunday mornings. Teams will practice once a week at a time/location determined by the coach/team (it will be a local park/school in the West High district).

Latino PEG Report – February 2020

After a loooong break, too long for the kids (they kept asking and asking the date of our next meeting!), we had our second Literacy Workshop last Thursday! 16 parents and 3 teachers attended (Ellen, 1st grade, Marissa, Special Ed., and Mr. Mofitt, ESL). Once again, Hector from WSPEI (Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative) came to conduct the presentation, Connection Between Home and School: sharing and learning together.

The workshop started with a question presented to the parents, What do you know about your child as a learner? Parents were reminded they are the experts when it comes to knowing their children! There are some things the teachers won’t know unless parents tell them! Two way communication is crucial! Parents were asked to fill out an information form that will be shared with teachers.

Next, a graph that depicted the Reading achievement gap was explained. Some of the reasons for the progress discrepancy were stated: lack of proper support at schools; parent’s limited formal education, limited economic resources, and limited English proficiency; low expectations; limited community support, etc.

The presentation continued with ideas on how to reduce the achievement gap: strengthen relationships between home and school, parent involvement, community involvement. Hector praised parents for attending the workshops! A step towards closing the achievement gap!

Teachers were then asked to explain how Literacy looks in the classroom. They talked about large group instruction, small differentiated groups, ESL instruction and Special Ed. instruction. Then Hector mentioned the different Literacy exams the students take during the year, PALS and MAP. Ellen was asked to explain what the PALS assessment is. Ideas on how to best prepare the children for evaluations were given to the parents, on the powerpoint and in a handout.

What happens when a student is having difficulty in Literacy? The process of school support and interventions was briefly explained.

To finish with the presentation, parents were advised to discuss test results with teachers, ask for clarification if they don’t understand them, and ask for ideas on how they can help their children. A list of questions parents can ask the teachers was handed out. Parents were reminded how important it is to maintain a good relationship with the teachers! To communicate with them EFFECTIVELY, POSITIVELY, and FREQUENTLY!

At the end of our meeting Hector distributed 65 public education textbooks he was able to obtain from the Mexican Consulate. Parents were delighted to reconnect with some familiar stories and poems from their childhood, and were eager to share them with their children!

Next workshop will be March 26th.

Information about Lice & Nits from Nurse Amber

Please remember to periodically check your student’s head and hair for lice and nits. It is especially important to check after breaks such as after winter or spring break. These break times are when children are more likely to have had sleepovers or visit relatives. Students then return to school, and are identified with lice. The school is not usually the cause of the infestation, but rather the location of identification. Listed below are some common questions:

  • How do I check my child for nits and lice? See recommendations from the CDC website for diagnosing head lice.
  • What do I do if I find nits and lice? If you find lice or nits (the small eggs which lice lay on hair) on your child, please let the Health Office staff know. That way, the staff can check other close contacts of your child at school (such as children who sit close to your child, play often with your child, or with whom they share a locker). This gives us a better chance to prevent more spreading. We do not share your child’s name with other children or families.
  • How do I treat head lice? Call you school health office, call your healthcare provider or go to the CDC website and see treatment for head lice.
  • How do we prevent the spread of head lice? Although nothing can ensure that your child will not be exposed to head lice, there are a few things that can reduce your child’s chances of getting head lice. Your child should:
    • Avoid head-to-head (hair to hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, or camp)
    • Not share items such as hats, scarves, coats, hair ribbons, combs, brushes or towels.
  • Who can I go to in the school for advice about head lice? School nurses are experts at identifying and treating head lice and we welcome any questions.

Just a reminder that we no longer routinely send home letters if a student in your child’s classroom has lice. This is consistent with national recommendations. Sending home letters has been found to not help find more cases of lice, and it can violate a student’s privacy and contribute to bullying.

Please know that we track cases of lice at school and if there is a trend in a certain classroom, we will then send home letters. The good news is that lice is not a bigger problem than usual at Franklin or Randall. The best advice, though, is to periodically check your child, and if you see them itching more than usual or if you have any concerns, let us know & we’re happy to check them.

Nurse Amber

Latino Parent Empowerment Group Report – October 24, 2019



is the one word that captures our Latino PEG kick off meeting!


was the staff attendance!


is the long history of this group of parents dedication and participation!


are all the community members who were present!


was to see so many staff, community members and parents all lined up in a huge circle around Franklin’s LMC!

Over 120 of us (41 Staff, 11 community members, 30 parents and 42 children) gathered last Thursday for the Latino Parent Empowerment Group kick off meeting! The whole month the Latino students had been asking, “when’s the first meeting?!” “When’s the first meeting?!” “How many days until our meeting?!” To say they were excited to be there is an understatement! They couldn’t wait to have pizza, see their friends, say hello to their old teachers, hang out, run around and play!

After the children left the room a question was prompted to the group….

Whose responsibility is it to educate our Latino children?

People were asked to hold that question in their mind as staff proceeded with introductions:

  • 4K, K, 1st & 2nd grade
  • 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
  • Music, LMC, Art, PE
  • ESL
  • Special Education, OT, PT, S&L
  • Social Workers, Psychologist & IRTs
  • Health Office, School Office & Food Services
  • Practicum Students & Student Teachers
  • Principals

It was revealed to the parents that these staff members are some of the people who work with the Latino children at our school. They are the ones who make sure kids are fed, supervised, feel safe, and that they are well physically and emotionally. They make sure students understand, follow the rules, feel valued, and are learning!

Introductions continued as parents stated their name, children(s)’ name(s) and school of attendance. 22 families (with 31 students) are part of the Franklin/Randall Latino Parent Group. 20 of them were in attendance! In an effort of having a better understanding of the sociocultural background, life experiences and culture, parents were asked to show by a raising of hands to answer the following questions:

  • Did your parents ever attend school meetings, conferences, volunteer, or go on field trips? 3
  • Did your parents ever read a book to you? 4
  • Did they ever help you with homework? 3
  • Do you feel you have a good understanding of math and can help your child at home? 4
  • Do you read English and feel you can help your child with reading? 4
  • Is email an effective and reliable way for us to communicate with you? 6

It was noted that it is crucial for school and community to have a better understanding of this group’s assets and needs. We need to find out what it is that they don’t know so we can provide them with that information, help them understand the school system and learn about the U.S. culture. We need to inform them about the things this community has to offer and show them how to navigate school and community…so they can help their children…and this way help us, and ultimately, make the community stronger.

School Community introductions followed. The support of the larger Franklin/Randall community was represented by our two PTO co-presidents. PTO makes these meetings possible! Their financial contribution, along with funds from the OMGE Dept. downtown enables us to offer a space where we can share information with the parents and for them to let us know their thoughts and needs. The PTO was thanked for their generous support!

Parents were informed that we understand that there are many reasons (language, time, lack of skills, etc.) they can’t always help their children at home with homework. We have made connections with community centers so they can help fill that void. We made sure all the Latino children, (2nd grade and up) have a community center they can attend for academic support. Community program coordinators from the Catholic Multicultural Center, Bayview Center, and Neighborhood House introduced themselves.

It was also pointed out to the parents they play a critical role in their students’ success. With much excitement we told them that this year, WSPEI (Wisconsin Statewide Parent Education Initiative) awarded us a grant! A team (Ellen-1st grade, Benjy- BRT, Marissa- Sp. Ed., Berenice- parent, and Yvonne- BRS) will be working with WSPEI to provide 4 Literacy Workshops for the parents. We are the first MMSD school to be doing this! Empowering parents to participate in their student’s education and promoting family literacy is invaluable for personal development and students’ academic achievement. WSPEI representatives introduced themselves and stated they are really looking forward to working with Franklin and Randall.

Community introductions continued. Tomas Coyne, a police officer from the South Madison Police Dept., told parents that he and other members in his office are there to serve the Latino families. Community safety is of great concern for our parents. Having a person they know and trust within the police force is crucial.

The group was brought back to our initial question… so, what do you think?

Who is responsible for the education of our Latino children?

Some parents answered, they are, other said, the teachers! The reality is that …

WE ALL ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE LATINO CHILDREN! We all play an integral role in supporting these students’ success! We are partners in learning! We need to work together, hand in hand, so that we can help these children be the best they can be! Research proves that when school, home and community work together, the students benefit! Students have better attendance, their behavior is more favorable, they get higher grades and are better prepared for college, a career and become better community members! In order for this partnership to work, each one of us has to do their part and COMMUNICATION among these 3 parties IS KEY!

In an effort to overcome language barriers, MMSD has Bilingual Resource Specialists (BRS) on staff. Central office BRSs introduced themselves. They told parents they are stationed at the Doyle building to do district wide translations and to help Latino parents when they need to communicate with MMSD officials downtown. They encouraged parents to listen to the MMSD Spanish radio show on La Movida. The newly hired West High BRS Introduced herself and praised the parents for their incredible attendance. She told them that she hoped they continued with that same level of dedication when their students reach West!

Parents, school and community members were reminded that the school BRS is the communication link. Besides the letters, news and field trip translations, let the school BRS know your needs, your celebrations and your concerns. With dialog and respect we can address any issue, no matter how sensitive this might be! It was emphasized to the parents to read the information sent home!

Parents were assured that the school staff will strive to make parents feel comfortable and welcomed. We want parents to know that their opinions, ideas and concerns matter to us. We want to make families feel that they are a valued member of the Franklin/Randall community!

The introduction session ended with the mention of the Latino PEG meetings objective-

We will work on giving the parents the knowledge to be able to make informed decisions regarding their children’s education, the tools & support necessary to help their children, and the confidence to advocate for their children at school and in the community.

Parents, staff and community members were asked to hold hands and say a cheer for our Latino students!

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The introduction session took longer than planned. Community and staff members left and a short parent meeting followed.

General Information – School

  1. Well Enough to Come to School? doc. reviewed
  2. Call to report tardies and absences
  3. Soft Landing – parents LOVED the new breakfast procedure!
  4. Fall Fundraising Campaign – a couple donations were given on the spot!
  5. UW Football Parking – a thank you to parents for helping 2 weeks ago.
  6. Behavior –
    1. Review definition of bullying. Sometimes your child might be the victim, sometimes the bully. Not every conflict is bullying. Each incident will be investigated and handled.
    2. Randall parents asked to review bus behavior expectations. Green Dot Bus.
    3. Behavior Plan brochures available for parents to take.
  7. Franklin/Randall Dance – flyer handed out and parents encouraged to attend
  8. MMSD School Calendar handed out
  9. Newsletters – important info.: Classroom, Snack Calendar, Field trips, Lice, Early release, Picture Day, etc
  10. Thanksgiving Basket – help parents fill out applications

General Information – District

  1. Referendums – brief explanation. More detailed info. at our December meeting
  2. Search for new Superintendent input session dates
  3. OMGE Programs Evaluation – Parents invited to attend the input sessions on the New ESL Plan recently presented to the Board. More info. at our December meeting

Our next Latino PEG will be November 14th.


indeed the commitment of the staff, community and parents!

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PTO Board Meeting Agenda Sept 2019

Franklin-Randall PTO Board Meeting Agenda
September 10, 2019 – 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School Library Media Center


  • Call to Order
  • Approve May and Summer Meeting Minutes – 2 min.
  • Principal Update (John & Sylla) – 10 min.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Operating Budget and Approval Vote (Sharon) – 20 min.
  • Fundraising Update – Fall Fundraiser and Business Sponsorships (Tasha and Jackie) – 15 min.
  • Volunteer Needs – Open Roles, Parking Volunteers, and Other (Leigh & Katy) – 5 min.
  • Adjourn/Prep for PTO Community Meeting

Wellness Council Update

In 2018-2019, the Franklin-Randall Wellness Council (WC) did not exist in the traditional sense. As mentioned in the 2017-2018 WC summary, although support was present, attendance at meetings was minimal. This year, Nurse Lovell asked for volunteers when needed via the Franklin-Randall PTO newsletter, and she focused on continuing things already started by the WC last year: recess equipment, 5-2-1-0 challenge, equity snack pantries, and wellness opportunities for staff.


In the 2017-18 school year, volunteers from the Franklin-Randall Wellness Council helped obtain (by purchases & donations) and organize playground equipment at both schools.

Challenges re: storage of playground equipment at Randall

Randall’s playground is a city park, therefore we cannot use a big storage shed as Franklin does.

In 2017-18, the WC purchased two large bins to store the equipment inside of Randall. Unfortunately, they were deemed fire hazards by the fire department. One bin is now used in the Randall garden; the other was damaged and thrown away.

This year, a smaller storage bin was purchased using WC funds to keep on a corner of the Randall playground. Unfortunately, the lock component on the bin was broken, and students do not routinely return play items. **A BIG thank you to Randall Nurse Assistant Terri Jaye who was instrumental in coordinating our year trial with this system (in which all students had access to recess toys/equipment).

We will go back to the previous system at Randall of having teachers keep some recess toys/equipment in their rooms for their students to use.

2) 5-2-1-0 CHALLENGE

Nurse Lovell coordinated the 2-week fitness challenge for any student at Franklin and Randall who wanted to participate. Participation was high, so hopefully many healthy habits were reinforced. One child who used to drink only chocolate milk at lunch, switched to white milk during the 5-2-1-0 Challenge; afterwards, they said, “White milk doesn’t taste so bad. I think I’ll drink chocolate milk just once a week as a treat.” Parent volunteers helped in many ways, ranging from counting handouts to putting up bulletin boards to making/donating fruit kabobs for the winning classes at each school. Staff helped a lot too, from encouraging students to earn points, to collecting handouts. No money from the WC budget was used.

3) Equity Snack Pantries

Staff and parent volunteers managed designated areas at each of our schools to keep healthy, non-perishable snacks (and sometimes fresh fruits) available to students who could not afford them. Special thanks to Bilingual-Resource-Specialist Yvonne Wullschleger who did this all by herself for years previously. And, a big thank you to the Franklin-Randall PTO which supplied the funds!

4) Wellness Opportunities for Staff

Staff were alerted via staff news and bulletin boards about various mindful and wellness conferences; the Wellness Council would pay any fees. No staff took us up on this offer.

Latino Parent Meeting Report for April 2019

April 30th, 2019

Children’s Day

Wow! Where has the year gone?! Hard to believe today we had our last Latino Parent meeting! With the exception of a couple parents, pretty much everyone was here! 28 parents and over 40 kids! Do you think this great turn out had something to do with the fact that we were having a party? Children are our best recruiters! 🙂

Sylla and John mingled and talked with parents before the meeting. John shared one of his stories…you know John 🙂 His story made a connection with the parents and showed them his appreciation for their efforts. It touched all of us deeply. John thank the parents once more for sharing their most precious gift with us, their children. He wished everyone a happy Children’s Day.

Like every year, we helped Latino families fill out scholarship applications for the Goodman Pool. Application package will be going out to Madison City Parks. Keep your fingers crossed for their approval! It is truly the highlight of the childrens’ summer, to be able to enjoy such gorgeous facility!

We welcomed our amazing school nurse, Cindy, for the last time, as she is retiring …snif, snif. She did a brief presentation on Germs! She explained how germs spread, and talked about the importance of washing hands! She did a demonstration on how to wash hands correctly. Cindy cleared some of the myths around child illnesses and she talked about vaccinations. At the end Cindy offered assistance getting health and dental services, medications and glasses. We said goodbye to her with a grateful round of applause for all the years of caring for the Latino children and families! We will miss her dearly!

The gym was waiting for us to have our traditional Dia de los Niños celebration! Every year we get better and better at this! Parents know their posts and kids know the drill. We play an exciting game of La Loteria and children pick a prize as they win. Of course the first ones to win have a better selection! All the kids are anxious waiting for the pictures on their card to be the ones called!

Wonderful to close the year of Latino PEG on such a high note! 🙂

Latino Parent Empowerment Group Meeting Report

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Per request of some parents, the meeting was moved 30 minutes earlier. We had a smaller crowd this time. A circle of 16 parents felt intimate, a perfect setting for the night’s main topic, Discipline at Home.

Sylla and John welcomed parents. After dinner children were able to enjoy a fun time playing outside! Meeting started with General Announcements:

  • Spring Break Dates
  • Summer School – New site, Enrollment dates, Enrichment classes for siblings of qualifying students. Parents received enrollment confirmation for qualifying students.

Next, we heard from some of our 10 Latino PEG members who attended the OMGE Parent Input Session last week (Office of Multilingual and Global Education). Researchers from the Center for Applied Linguistics conducted the meeting, and collected parent input for the ELL 3-Year Plan Evaluation. It was a great opportunity for Latino parents to share their experiences and have an impact on the next ELL Plan. Parents were with the researchers without district staff in the room. Some of the comments and recommendations were:

  • All Latino parents gave high marks on Home-School Communication for Franklin and Randall
  • Some parents from other schools were frustrated with the lack of communication, or with schools relying only on electronic communication
  • Latino parents at F/R feel well informed, valued and welcomed
  • Communication at middle and high school levels needs to improve
  • Latino parent meetings/classes should be implemented at middle and high schools
  • Offer computer classes for parents
  • More translator allocation
  • More support with homework
  • More bilingual teachers
  • More bilingual schools
  • More classroom teachers who are ESL certified

Celia Huerta, Bilingual Child & Family Therapist, was our guest speaker. Celia is much respected and well known in the Latino community. Some of the families are already connected with her, and others were eager to meet her. Celia’s presentation kept parents very engaged. Oh My Gosh! Where are the Kleenex boxes when you need them?! Several times during the confidential conversation, the feel became extremely emotional for all! Parents shared some of their childhood experiences and their parent’s form of discipline. We talked about the traumas we experienced as children and as young adults: divorce, growing up in a single parent household, growing up with no parents, child abuse (at home & school), living with an alcoholic parent, domestic violence, community violence, poverty, having to work at very young age, no childhood. We learned the impact all of this has on the way we parent our children. There were many comments and questions about the behavior challenges parents face with their children now. At the end, we learned that the group has much more things in common. Parents found comfort and support in one another. They are eager to learn how to be better parents. They absolutely loved hearing Celia’s opinion and suggestions. She shared helpful handouts and resources, and invited parents to participate in the parent groups she facilitates. An invaluable connection was established!

Hmong PEG and Community Meeting Notes 3.13.19

Hmong PEG Meeting


  • Pizza dinner shared with families
  • Hmong PEG homework collected and prizes distributed, new homework passed out.


  • Eggrolls
    • Thanks to all who helped out with eggrolls for carnival.
    • They sold out quickly……maybe we should make more next year?
  • Randall Forward Testing
    • Next week Tuesday and Wednesday morning
    • After Spring Break
    • Tell children to do their best, get enough rest, and be relaxed
  • OMGE Department Audit
    • Meeting for parents to come to share feedback
    • Share how the language program is going in schools (how are kids doing?, enough support?, etc.)
    • Tuesday, March 19th 5:30-7:00 at Thoreau Elementary
  • Franklin Music Concert on Friday, March 15th
    • Kindergarten at 8:00
    • First Grade at 9:00
    • Second Grade 10:00
  • Randall Talent Show
    • April 18th
    • Students fill out sheet with their talent
  • Bayview Announcements
    • Outside recess everyday
    • Bring coat, snow pants, boots, and extra shoes
    • Homework support only on Mondays
    • Kids can still choose to do homework the other days Tuesday-Friday

Health Presentation: Nurse Lovell

  • Viruses can’t be treated with medicine
  • Bacteria like strep throat or pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics
  • Deadly viruses like measles: vaccines protect us

3 ways germs spread:

  • Air
    • When a person sneezes and doesn’t cover, it goes the length of three elephants through the air
    • Cover with arm not hand
    • Sickness that spread through the air: common cold or flu
  • Touch
    • T-zone (eyes, nose, and mouth)
    • Try not to touch T-zone to stay healthy
    • Wash hands well
    • Experiment with lotion and blacklight to simulate germs and washing hands
    • How to wash your hands: get hands wet, get soap and stay out of the water, rub (soap helps germs slip off), wash hands for 20 seconds (ABC’s two times), spider fingers, bear claws (get under fingernails)
    • Washing hands prevents illnesses
  • Body Fluids
    • Blood (wear gloves, don’t touch other people’s blood)

Overall lesson: Wash hands well and don’t touch the T-zone

Next meeting: April 10, 2019

Hmong PEG and Community Meeting Notes 2.20.19

Adults Present:
Sylla Zarov
John Wallace 
Tonya Rasmussen 
Yeng Her
Brenda Hamel
Allison Gunn

Childcare: Lauren Frazier and Claire VanHandel (student teachers)

8 Adults from Bayview Community and lots of children and family members for pizza dinner

Mr. Wallace explained the district focus on Black Excellence. For some Asian or Hmong families, we sometimes have special help with language, and sometimes we try to explain experiences they have not had. Our Hmong children and other children do better all the time. For some reason our AA children don’t do as well, and we don’t know why. A big part of this year has been the teachers working to get to know the kids better. We know that with our AA children, as with all our children, we need to push them. Just like with your children, when they are close to their teachers, they are willing to work hard. Teachers are working with each other, and with the students to get to know them better This does not take away from what we do with our Hmong children. They still get all that we normally would give them, including the relationships. We want to be sure that you feel good about “Black Excellence”. Just like when we talk about Welcoming Schools, we want to be sure that we meet the needs of all people like we have. We are learning to do a better job and that helps everybody.

Q: Do A-A families have their own group, like the Hmong group?

SZ talked about AAPC getting started at Franklin. JW talked about survey and phone calls to AA parents at Randall, asking about meeting their needs and interest in group. Most said next year with Franklin group.

Thinking about next year, Franklin teachers talk to Randall about the second graders being ready to go to school.

Recapped principals swapping schools on Monday with their hair colored in others’ school colors. They enjoy seeing Randall students who used to be at Franklin, and Mr. Wallace gets to see students who will go to Randall. Passed around photo of SZ with red hair!

SZ: Read Your Heart Out: Celebrates national AA parent involvement in schools. Families will come in to read stories about AA history, or with a positive AA protagonist, or character. There has been a Hmong cultural celebration in the past; we should consider doing again. We will talk again in the Fall, perhaps hear Hmong New Year.

Our schools are also Welcoming Schools, Jennifer Herdina who came to talk to this group. Talked about I am Jazz national reading, also has Introducing Teddy as a book more for the younger students. This will happen next week at Franklin and Randall, and there are more readings at public libraries around Madison.

Friday is the 100th Day of School!

Starting Monday, the elementary students will get home 11 minutes later – don’t worry!

Randall Carnival, 3/2.
Egg Rolls! Discussion of who will shop, prepare, roll, attend carnival. Tonya and 2 parents will shop next Friday night. Many will meet at Randall school at 7:15 am on Saturday to roll and cook the eggrolls.

Brenda – The kids did a great job about bringing the homework back.

Tonya – If they get stuck on reading, there are steps the kids can take (bookmarks given as part of homework and a packet of word work):

  • Write down unknown words, and ask teacher
  • Main Idea, Why did author write this book?
  • Compare books
  • What kind of a book? Pretend/fiction? Real/non-fiction?
  • Write things they learned.
  • Beginning, Middle, End
  • Predictions – what do I think is going to happen?
  • What they specifically do is not important, but if they are reading and writing, that is fine.

Q: Parent talked about struggle with getting their student to do the homework especially
rewriting a story. She felt that teachers have stronger rule at school, but at home the student tries to get away with a little work as possible to be “done.”
Tonya’s advice – ask them to tell their ideas to you first, before they start writing. Also, as long as these conversations are happening then the parents are letting the students know that school is important.

TR: Movie night at Franklin, “Mulan” with popcorn and cider. Parents stay as well.

Saturday, 3/9: Super Science Saturday at Randall.

Randall Book Share – children will probably be bringing books home that they can keep.

5-2-1-0 Challenge for points, Brenda explained.

  • 5 fruits and vegetables
  • <2 hours of sreen
  • 1 point/10 minutes physical activity
  • 5 points if no sugar drinks
  • 1 point for mindful activity

Fill out and bring to their teacher. Classes compete, and if an adult does it too, there
are bonus points if the adult participates as well.