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, 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

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.

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!

 

News and Events

2017 Holiday Gift Giving Program
Uniform Consignment Sale
Ultimate Spirit Night Holiday Edition
BFA 2017 Holiday Gift Giving Program
Save the Date for BFA's Ultimate Spirit Night Holiday Edition
Participate in Virtue Awareness Bookmark Competition, Deadline Extended to Nov. 17

Participate in Virtue Awareness Bookmark Competition, Deadline Extended to Nov. 17

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[...]

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2017 BENefit Bash Catalog is HERE

November 9th, 2017

The BENefit Bash team has been working long and hard to get the catalog ready for you. So, without further ado, we present the 2017 BENefit Bash Catalog. We hope you enjoy all the offerings our team h[...]

Announcing the BFA Bookmark Contest

Announcing the BFA Bookmark Contest

November 6th, 2017

Now is your chance to design a bookmark using the theme of BFA's 13 Virtues. Enter the bookmark contest for a chance to have your artwork printed and distributed to all students. All entries may be su[...]

Feeling Lucky?

Feeling Lucky?

October 25th, 2017

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Friends, Food, Shopping!

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!

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.

Ben Franklin Academy SCRIP 2017 Form – Family

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!