Ben Franklin’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is an integral part of Ben Franklin Academy. Since it began serving BFA, the PTO has raised funds to provide all sorts of items needed by the school, including playground equipment, library books, a climbing wall as well as tools and resources needed by the teachers, staff and administration.
The objectives of the PTO are to serve as a volunteer resource for the school, build strong school spirit, provide our school with great social events and seek resources (materials, funds, and services) that help foster our school community. We are planning some fun events and fundraisers to benefit our school and bring together the entire BFA Community.
If you have questions about the PTO’s various programs, please contact a PTO Officer or Committee Chair for more information: PTO 2017-2018 Contact Information
- PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The September PTO meeting is on Thursday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanders Science Lab. Attendance at meetings are eligible to count toward your family’s volunteer hours. Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend!
- Please click here to view our current Vote list. 2016-2017 PTO Vote List as of 02.05.17
Your new online BFA directory will be coming soon! We are using Directory On Tap, DOT, again this year. We will start going through an opt out period and then you will receive an email in early October from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions about how to access the directory from Directory on Tap, a free app for the iPhone, iPad and Android.
- Our directory contains names, addresses and phone numbers for BFA families. It is a very helpful resource for parents.
Please contact Directory on Tap with any Customer Support questions via email.
Used Uniform Sale
Have your kids had a growth spurt? Or, are you ready to get “new” uniforms for next year? If so, mark your calendars for the semi-annual used uniform sale on Saturday, December 9 from 9-11A.
If you would like to sell your gently used uniforms, please be sure your times are tagged and brought to school with the inventory form no later than Thursday, December 7. Please follow the tagging instructions and complete the inventory form. No items will be held after the sale. Any unsold items will need to be picked up after the sale. More information to come regarding pickup times and locations.
Want to shop at the uniform sale? Please note the we only accept cash or check.
We have uniforms in all sizes and genders, so be sure to check it out!
Meeting 02.23.17 (Cancelled)
November 16th, 2017
November 13th, 2017
As part of the Parent Teacher Organization's Virtue Awareness Program, they are asking kids to create colorful bookmarks highlighting one of Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues. One elementary and one middle sc[...]
BFA participates in a variety of programs that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars crucial to the growth and support of programs that enrich the lives of students and parents alike. For a summary of our Fundraising Programs and what the PTO has been able to give back to BFA please see hour PTO Fundraising Summary from 2014.
Got an idea for a fundraiser to benefit Ben Franklin? We’d love to hear it! Please contact the PTO via email at for attend a monthly meeting with your ideas. All fundraisers must be approved by the Fundraising Committee which is made up of PTO Officers, Board of Directors and Administration. The Fundraising Committee will meet once a month to discuss new programs. Click here to fill out a Fundraising Request Form.
For reimbursement, please submit the following form to the PTO Treasurer: Payment Request Form
Go to our online store for Spiritwear, calendars, car decals and other BFA items that benefit our school. By supporting the PTO, you can show your school spirit!
SCRIP 2017 Gift Card Program
Gift-giving from your class and the school community at Ben Franklin Academy is changing this year. The PTO is implementing the SCRIP gift-giving fundraising program. This program allows families to make a single payment for all of their gift-giving and allows the recipient the chance to select their gift card. The biggest benefit of the SCRIP program is that a percentage of each gift card purchased comes back to the school.
The PTO is excited about the SCRIP gift-giving program and hope you are, too. Additional information will be coming home in the next few weeks explaining in more detail how the program works and what is required of you. In the meantime, if you have questions, please email the SCRIP Coordinator.
Keep Clipping—Don’t Forget the Tyson Labels!
BFA participates in the Tyson Project A+™ program, a fund-raising program sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. Through this program, we can raise up to ,000 for our school every year! The money can go towards supplies, building improvements, school programs, or anything else we choose. It’s an easy way to raise much needed funds by sending Tyson Project A+ labels from products you probably already buy. Here’s how it works: Just clip and collect Tyson Project A+ labels from participating Tyson® product packages and send them to school with your Box Tops. We’ll collect the labels and send them to Tyson Foods, and Tyson Foods will send our school a check. Each label is worth 24¢! It’s such an easy way to raise funds for our school!
If you shop online, start by going to igive.com, click on the store of your choice and pay like you normally would. A percentage of your purchase automatically goes to Ben Franklin Academy.
Safeway and King Soopers Cards!
Keep Loading up Your Cards!
For this school year, BFA has received more than 4,000 from King Soopers and more than 1,500 from Safeway!