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Heart Challenge Update

We are three weeks into our Heart Challenge and so far we have raised $3,600 for the American Heart Association. If you would still like to register, click here and then search for our school. All envelopes and donations are due by Monday, Feb. 25.   The kids are doing a great job meeting the Heart […]

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Call for Nominations, BFA Board of Directors

The Succession Committee of the BFA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the BFA Board of Directors (‘Board’) is now open.   The BFA Board consists of seven (7) members: four (4) are regularly elected by the Parent Voting Group, and three (3) are appointed by the Board. Service on the BFA Board […]

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Take 10 for BFA!

A message from Principal Simpson…   Every year, the Board and Admin team task the School Accountability Committee (SAC) with crafting a parent survey to help us gauge how we’re doing from a parent perspective. While we’re always talking to parents and we hope that you’ve already addressed any major issues/concerns with your student’s teacher […]

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Let’s All Get Heart Healthy!

Ben Franklin Academy’s Heart Challenge will take place during the next few weeks. Last year, BFA gained recognition for being among the top six schools in Colorado to raise money for the American Heart Association. This year, we lowered our monetary donation goal to $10,000, as our primary objective this year is to encourage our students to make […]

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National School Choice Week

It’s National School Choice Week–and we’re happy that you chose BFA! National School Choice Week celebrates our ability to choose effective education options for our kids, from traditional public schools, to public charter schools, private schools and homeschooling.   We’re fortunate to live in Colorado where there are so many wonderful education choices for our students. […]

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Congratulations Spelling and Geo Bee Winners!

Last week, BFA hosted our annual Spelling Bee. There were LOTS of terrific spellers–in fact, the competition was so fierce that the Spelling Bee ran long! Congratulations to the winners Matthew LaSelle (fifth grade) and Evan Roper (sixth grade). They will be representing BFA at the district finals on Feb. 2 at Castle Rock Middle School. […]

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Impact of Additional Funding

A message from Principal Simpson…   BFA’s virtue for January is resolution. Our definition of this virtue–completing tasks on time and being prepared–aptly describes our Board, especially as it relates to fiscal responsibility. Our Board of Directors has always resolved to be good stewards of the money that the school receives, and, in conjunction with […]

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Preschool Enrollment

Are you interested in a preschool that uses the Core Knowledge Sequence and offers a nurturing environment and individualized instruction to ensure your little one is ready for Kindergarten? If so, please click here for more information. Preschool enrollment is now open. To enroll, please complete the Intent to Enroll form by Feb. 1. Please note that preschool slots are […]

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New Payment Processing System

As of Jan. 1, BFA has moved to a new payment processing system for our field trips, sports and after school activities (such as music classes and summer camp). This new system is called My School Bucks, which probably sounds familiar as many of you already use this system for school lunch payments. This system will replace RevTrak. The change […]

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