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BFA Kids have Mad Math Skills!

A message from Principal Simpson…   Last week we highlighted Destination Imagination, which focuses on the S (science) and E (engineering) in STEAM. This week, I’d like to focus on the M (math).    Our daily math curriculum is the rigorous Saxon math, which is a spiraling curriculum that focuses on building skills through repetition and […]

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Summer Camp Calendars Now Available

Ben Franklin Academy is happy to announce that we will offer an exciting Summer Camp program again this year. In fact, the 2018 summer camp calendars are finished and ready for parents to view (see below for details).   Do you need full-time daycare for the summer? Or perhaps you want to schedule something fun for your […]

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Let the Bolting Begin

The THREE Destination Imagination (DI) teams headed to Global Finals have started their fun Ben Franklin Bolting Fundraiser, and Bolts are “striking” all over yards in the BFA community!   Breaking News: The grade with the highest percentage of participants in bolting will win a Crazy Hat Day later in May. Congrats to fourth grade, who is currently in the […]

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Get Your Tickets to the Mother Son Event

The BFA PTO is proud to present a Mother Son night of bowling fun from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at AMF Littleton Lanes (2530 E. County Line Road, 80126). Tickets are $25 ($10 for each additional son) and are on sale TODAY through the BFA Store. Your ticket includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda, cupcakes and […]

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Start Thinking about Summer Camp!

Ben Franklin Academy is happy to announce that we will offer an exciting Summer Camp program again this year. In fact, the 2018 summer camp calendars are finished and ready for parents to view (see below for details).   Do you need full-time daycare for the summer? Or perhaps you want to schedule something fun for your […]

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Congratulations Math Olympiads!

The Math Olympiad problem solving event between Platte River Academy (PRA) and BFA was completed last week, with 24 participating fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Eleven students represented PRA and 13 were from BFA. Awards and certificates were provided to the first and second highest scoring students for each grade. Recognitions were provided as […]

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The Importance of Testing

A message from Principal Simpson…   I know that we are all looking forward to our spring break next week. This is a great time to recharge our batteries, spend time with family and friends and get ready to come back and have a strong finish for the 2017-18 school year.   When we return from break, […]

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BFA Celebrates Pi Day!

Middle school teachers are always looking for a fun way to teach concepts, and yesterday, March 14, provided an excellent occasion because, as they’ll tell you, it’s Pi Day! In this case, Pi Day is not some strange made up holiday like World Nutella Day or Lima Bean Respect Day, rather it is an AWESOME way to remember the ratio of a […]

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Congratulations DI Teams!

Congratulations to all of the BFA teams that competed in the Destination Imagination (DI) South Metro tournament last Saturday. For the first time in BFA history, FIVE BFA teams are moving forward to the State Competition on April 7! (Photos of teams that were unavailable for the last issue of the newsletter are included below.) The teams advancing are as follows:  First […]

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