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Fun Run for a Makerspace!

The PTO’s main fundraising event this year is the Ben Franklin Academy Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally for students on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Pledging is NOW OPEN for the BFA FUN RUN!    What can you do right now? Register your student(s) at FUNRUN.com Reach out to donors and share […]

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8th Grade Parents-Please Sign Up for Carpool!

EIGHTH GRADE FAMILIES–you know how it’s done! To help fill crucial carpool volunteer roles, we’re asking parents in each grade level to make a special effort to volunteer one month of the school year. In October, we’d like our eighth grade families to sign up for open volunteer spots in carpool. If you don’t have an eighth grade […]

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Parents Preparing for High School

As you prepare for your eighth grader’s high school enrollment, you may need to request transcripts and/or other records. If that’s the case, please email our registrar, Colleen Bobbin, and let her know exactly what the high school requires. (They should specify which records are needed, and understanding their exact requirements will eliminate delays in processing.)   […]

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Outdoor Classroom Progressing

In addition to fulfilling teacher requests, last year’s BENefit Bash funds were raised to help construct an outdoor classroom for our students. The classroom will be built in the small courtyard between middle school and the STEAM wing of BFA.    It may not look like it, but work is underway on the new outdoor classroom! The PTO is […]

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Parent Teacher Conferences, Oct. 4

We look forward to seeing you at Parent Teacher Conferences, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4.       Parents of kids in grades K-4 were sent a sign up by their teacher and should have scheduled a time to meet with their student’s teacher. Please show up on time, and do your best to stay within […]

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Get Your Spirit Wear Tonight

The PTO will be selling spirit wear from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. tonight at parent teacher conferences, so come ready to make your purchases; cash, check and credit accepted. You also can purchase spirit wear online at the BFA Store. Purchases made online will be delivered to the classroom and sent home with your student.   Now’s the […]

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Bake Sale Tomorrow!

Raid your piggy bank and make plans to buy a treat to support the Middle School Social Committee at their bake sale from 7:45 – 8:05 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 4, at BFA. The Middle School Social Committee plans parties for the entire middle school student body and this is their only fundraising opportunity for the year, so please support […]

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Enchanted Forest Book Fair this Week

BFA’s Enchanted Forest Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Oct. 4, in conjunction with Parent Teacher conferences. This is also the week before fall break, so whether you’re traveling or staying home, be sure to pick up something fun for your student to read! The fair will be open as follows: Monday, Oct. […]

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It’s Pink Week!

Oct. 1 – 4, is Cancer Awareness Week at BFA. Although there are various months and colors associated with showing support for those fighting/surviving different types of cancers, we’ve chosen to show our love and solidarity with our family, friends and neighbors who have been affected by cancer by wearing pink accessories next week. Students may wear […]

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STEAM Expo

BFA’s STEM Committee can’t wait for your student(s) to attend the annual STEAM Expo on Friday, Sept. 28! The Expo is a wonderful opportunity to expose BFA’s more than 900 K-8 students to a wide variety of STEAM-oriented activities and presentations. There will be representatives from all sorts of STEAM organizations, including Lockheed Martin, the National Park […]

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