Parent Teacher Organization


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.

2017 PTO Elections 

Nominees – Please view bios below

Mollie Anderson
Lisa Wantanabe
Rachelle Calahan
Amanda Trenck
Emily Tenhundfeld
Jen Jones
Natalie Lucero
Mikey Dehner
Sara Hope
Jodi Watson

Contact Us

If you have questions about the PTO’s various programs, please contact a PTO Officer or Committee Chair for more information: BFA PTO Contact Information 2016-2017


  • The April PTO meeting is on Thursday, April 20th,  at 6:30 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 online BFA directory is now available! You should have received an email in early October from 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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News and Events

Represent BFA in Fourth of July Parade

Represent BFA in Fourth of July Parade

June 27th, 2017

All BFA Families are welcome to join us in representing BFA in the Highlands Ranch Fourth of July Parade! The parade is tons of fun, and a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July while promoting our[...]

Your Vote Matters!

Your Vote Matters!

April 24th, 2017

The PTO is an integral part of the BFA community. The mission of the PTO is to seek resources to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the educational and social experience at Ben Franklin Academy. [...]

Get Your Momapalooza Tickets, Sign Up to Volunteer!

Get Your Momapalooza Tickets, Sign Up to Volunteer!

April 19th, 2017

Order your tickets today for Momapalooza!  This exciting Mother Son event is from 5:30 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at BFA. You won't want to miss out on this fun night of [...]

February Parking Spot Winner

February Parking Spot Winner

February 2nd, 2017

Since volunteerism is what makes this school so great, the PTO is recognizing families that have met their annual 30-hour volunteer quota (15 hours for single-family households) w[...]

Order the 2016-17 Yearbook Today!

Order the 2016-17 Yearbook Today!

January 30th, 2017

Yearbook orders placed after Jan. 31 are not guaranteed, but the PTO orders a small number of extra books for parents who miss the deadline. The books cancan be purchased on a first come/first serve b[...]

Power of Yet - Get Your Yearbook!

Power of Yet - Get Your Yearbook!

January 19th, 2017

There's still time to order a yearbook and get a deal. Now through February 28, yearbooks are priced at $31.00.  From March 1st until sell out they'll be $36.00 There will be a limited[...]

Bake Sale on Dec. 2nd!

Bake Sale on Dec. 2nd!

November 18th, 2016

There will be a Bake Sale on Friday, Dec. 2, to support the 8th Grade Washington DC trip.  Baked goods will be sold before school (located on main floor and second floor) and during second recess (on [...]

Yearbook Price Increase is Fast Approaching!

Yearbook Price Increase is Fast Approaching!

November 17th, 2016

Order your 2016-17 yearbook by Nov. 30, and pay just $26. Beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, the price will increase to $31. Be sure to order today so that you get the best price! Books will be on sale throu[...]

PTO Meeting on Thursday, Nov 17.

PTO Meeting on Thursday, Nov 17.

November 17th, 2016

The monthly PTO meeting is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month in the Sanders Science Lab.  Please join us tonight.  The agenda is attached here.[...]

Box Top Collection Next Week

Box Top Collection Next Week

November 11th, 2016

In anticipation of the next   Box Top collection date on Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has a few reminders for parents: Please look at the expiration date listed o[...]



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

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!


    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, click on the store of your choice and pay like you normally would. A percentage of your purchase automatically goes to Ben Franklin Academy.


            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 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!