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.
PTO Elections and Volunteer Opportunities
We are happy to announce the
If you have questions about the PTO’s various programs, or would like to nominate someone, including yourself, for an open position, 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 next PTO meeting is on Thursday, May 17, 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
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.
If you would like to sell your gently used uniforms, please be sure to use the current inventory form and tag your items according to the instructions. Please follow the tagging instructions and complete the NEW AND IMPROVED 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.
We are currently accepting items for the Spring sale. All items must be delivered to the front office with the completed new inventory form and tagged appropriately by Thursday, May 17, in order to be included in the Spring sale.
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!
SCRIP Gift Card Program
The BFA community will be using the SCRIP gift-giving program again this spring to gift our incredible teachers and staff. SCRIP streamlines the gifting process by allowing each family to consolidate all their gifts by sending in just one order form and payment. Order forms can be found HERE.
If you would like to participate in the SCRIP gift-giving program, please complete the order form and return it along with your payment to the red lockbox in the front office. OR, you may turn it in to one of the PTO collection volunteers during afternoon carpool on April 3, 4, and 6. All order forms and payments must be received by Friday, April 6. The gift cards will be distributed to staff on May 11, the last day of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.
BFA receives fundraising dollars from SCRIP in the form of a rebate, ranging from 2-21% per gift card. This rebate is a result of buying the gift cards in bulk and does not affect the staff gifts.
The SCRIP gift-giving program replaces any other class gift/collection. Room parents will not be collecting money for class gifts nor will they be collecting SCRIP order forms. Participation is voluntary and you are still welcome to gift staff members outside of the SCRIP program.
The PTO hopes you’ll remember all those staff members who go the extra mile and help make our school such a wonderful community. Every $1 donation adds up. If you have questions, please email the SCRIP Coordinator.
Meeting 02.23.17 (Cancelled)
March 29th, 2018
The PTO is excited to announce we will be using the SCRIP gift giving program for year end teachers and staff gifts. Find your order form HERE. All order forms and payments are due by Friday, April 6,[...]
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!
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!