Author Archives: carriekeen

Congratulations Champions!

Congratulations to BOTH of our LEAGUE CHAMPION TEAMS–girls volleyball and boys soccer! In girls volleyball, both the A team, coached by Mrs. Haufschild, and the B team, coached by Mrs. Murphy, had a terrific season and made it into the playoffs. The A team had a winning season, only losing two matches all fall–Coach Haufschild said they were an AWESOME group […]

STEAM Expo Wrap-Up

The 2019 STEAM Expo is in the books! Last Friday, 53 volunteers joined the STEM committee and outside vendors to put on a special day for all of the students at Ben Franklin Academy. Highlights included: gold-panning, target practice, actual dinosaur bones from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, impromptu jam sessions facilitated by the Swallow Hill instrument […]

Election Resources

A message from Principal Simpson…   There is an election around the corner. In addition to two important state-wide propositions (see Colorado’s 2019 Blue Book), there are three Douglas County Board of Education Director positions on the ballot. Elections matter and I want to personally encourage every Ben Franklin Academy parent to do your research, get involved […]

Parent Teacher Conferences, Ending at 6:30 p.m.

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled again tonight, Oct. 10; but due to the weather conditions, we plan to END CONFERENCES at 6:30 p.m.  Parents of kids in grades K-4 have been sent a sign up by their teacher, and should have chosen a time to meet with their student’s teacher. Please show up on time, and do your best […]

Spirit Week

The Student Council has organized a fantastic Spirit Week, Sept. 30- Oct. 4! The whole school is welcome to participate in Spirit Week, but please follow Dress of Choice guidelines. If students do not want to dress up in the theme for the day, then they should wear their uniforms. We hope you’ll join us in showing our […]

Goodies with Grandparents Huge Success!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered to make Goodies for Grandparents a huge success! We had more than 30 volunteers assist with both setup last night as well as hosting our grandparents Thursday morning. We could not have done it without your support! There were almost 500 attendees at the event this morning–they enjoyed delicious cinnamon rolls, fruit, Starbucks […]

Thanks Harvest Festival Volunteers

Another successful Harvest Festival is in the books with more than 1000 people enjoying the PTO’s 9th Annual Harvest Festival last Saturday! Thank you to everyone who worked before, during and after the Harvest Festival to ensure its success. This event is an excellent example of the BFA community working together to create an amazing evening for our […]