Parent Teacher Organization

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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.

Contact Us

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

Meetings

  • PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  The September PTO meeting is on Thursday, September 21,  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

School Directory

  • 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 directoryontap@gmail.com 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.

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Please contact Directory on Tap with any Customer Support questions via email.

Order your 2017 BENefit Bash tickets here.

 

News and Events

BFA Moms Night Out

BFA Moms Night Out

October 2nd, 2017

All BFA Moms are cordially invited to attend the PTO-hosted Mom's Night Out from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.18, at C.B. & Potts (43 West Centennial Blvd., Highlands Ranch[...]

Put Away the Crockpot and Join Us for Dinner

Put Away the Crockpot and Join Us for Dinner

October 2nd, 2017

Make dinner a selfless act, and join us for a fundraiser to support Ben Franklin Academy. The BFA PTO's next Spirit Night will be held from 5 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Chipotle (2209 W Wildcat [...]

LAST CALL FOR SPIRIT WEAR--GET YOUR BFA SWEATSHIRTS AND CALENDARS NOW!

LAST CALL FOR SPIRIT WEAR--GET YOUR BFA SWEATSHIRTS AND CALENDARS NOW!

October 2nd, 2017

The PTO will be selling spirit wear, including the desktop calendars, from 4-8 p.m. on both evenings of parent teacher conferences. After Oct. 31, the online store will be closed until the spring. So.[...]

Middle School Bake Sale - Next week

Middle School Bake Sale - Next week

September 28th, 2017

The Middle School Social Committee is hosting their annual bake sale from 7:30-8:10 a.m. and during second recess on Thursday, October 5. Send in your quarters to help them fund their social events fo[...]

Order your 2017-2018 yearbook

Order your 2017-2018 yearbook

September 21st, 2017

Order your 2017-2018 yearbook and purchase personal ads for your student(s) at yearbookforever.com. [...]

Our online directory - Directory on Tap (DoT) - is coming!

Our online directory - Directory on Tap (DoT) - is coming!

September 21st, 2017

The online directory, Directoy on Tap (DoT), is coming. DoT is available through a mobile app and is incredibly easy to use and handy. Please update your family's information, or opt out, please do so[...]

Advertise in the 2017 Silent Auction catalog

Advertise in the 2017 Silent Auction catalog

September 21st, 2017

Want to advertise your business in the Ben Franklin Academy Silent Auction Catalog? Here's how! [...]

BENefit Bash Spectacular Socials

BENefit Bash Spectacular Socials

September 21st, 2017

Help make the 2017 BENefit Bash a success by donating a Spectacular Social! [...]

DON'T MISS THE 7TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL

DON'T MISS THE 7TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL

August 28th, 2017

Join us for a night of family fun from 4 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at BFA. The Harvest Festival is a tradition at BFA because its fun for kids and adults. Festival activities include: carnival g[...]

Fundraising

Fundraising

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.

Reimbursement

For reimbursement, please submit the following form to the PTO Treasurer: Payment Request Form

BFA Store

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!

Programs

    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!

        iGive

        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.

            Mamapedia

            Register with Mampedia here to get Daily deals from local businesses.  Select Ben Franklin as your school, and we will receive a % of every purchase.

                Box Tops

                Keep Clipping—Your Efforts Make a Difference!
                Thanks to everyone for sending in their Box Tops! Because of your diligence we received ,700 this year from Box Tops for Education. Remember each one is worth 10 cents to BFA. Summer collection sheets were sent home in Thursday folders so keep collecting over the nice, long break. The winning classrooms for April are: Ms. Walton’s kindergarten and Ms. Gibson’s 7th grade.

                    Safeway and King Soopers Cards!

                    Keep Loading up Your Cards!

                    The BFA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to remind you how our grocery card programs offer a simple yet effective – and such an effortless – way to earn money for BFA. We are not kidding when we say shopping at these places earns money for BFA that is as easy as 1-2- 3. Plus, using the cards over the summer gives BFA a head start for the next school year! King Soopers and Safeway: The King Soopers and Safeway fundraising programs donate 5%of your purchases back to the school. All you have to do is load your King Soopers and/or Safeway gift card at customer service or the register before you scan your first item. You can use the gift cards for groceries and at King Soopers/Safeway Fuel Centers.

                    For this school year, BFA has received more than 4,000 from King Soopers and more than 1,500 from Safeway!

                    To purchase a BFA King Soopers and/or Safeway card(s), please go to the BFA Store or click here. Purchases continue to accumulate even while school is out over the summer, so you can financially support BFA all year long. For questions or more information, email Amy Sunahara, Grocery Card coordinator.

                        Coke is It!

                        BFA is a participant in the MyCokeRewards.com program that allows Coke drinkers to enter 75 points each week to raise money for their school.  Codes from 12-packs are worth 10 points, while codes from bottle tops are worth 3 points. For every three points entered, BFA can earn %content%.05 for BFA. If you go online and select our school—just click the MCR for Schools and donate your points to us. In the past, this task was performed by our Box Top volunteers, but Coke has recently changed the program and we are now limited to how many points each person can enter per
                        week. Therefore, it would help tremendously if families could enter their own codes. Please remember to log into your account at least once every 90 days or the points will be lost.  Thanks so much for your support!

                            Brick Program

                            More to come soon!