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Seussical Jr. Earns National Recognition

  The BFA families at last spring’s “Seussical Jr.” production weren’t the only ones who left smiling and singing silly Dr. Seuss-inspired songs; representatives from National Youth Arts enjoyed it as well and recently surprised us with FOUR AWARDS and SEVEN NOMINATIONS for our rendition of “Seussical Jr.!”   Last week, National Youth Arts announced their 13th Annual National Youth Arts nominations and […]

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Want to Know More about DI?

If you missed the Destination Imagination (DI) information meeting but are still interested in info and/or participating, please click one or more of the following: BFA DI Frequently Asked Questions or the DI Informational Presentation.   If you are interested in participating in DI, please fill out the following form: BFA DI Interest Form and email to Jason Sunahara, BFA DI Coordinator, by Monday, Oct. 1. You also […]

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September Virtues

A message from Principal Simpson…   One of the qualities that differentiates us from other schools is our focus on Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues. Our teachers focus on one or two virtues each month by emphasizing these virtues in classroom discussions and activities. In addition, teachers recognize students who live out these virtues in their daily lives. […]

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Register NOW for BASE during Break

During  BFA’s fall break, Oct. 8-12, the BFA BASE program will offer a Fall Break Camp. It will be similar to the Summer Camp program, with a field trip, activities, movies and fun the entire week! We need at least 15 families to sign up for the program otherwise it may be cancelled. The camp will be open from 7 a.m. until […]

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Harvest Festival Saturday

Join us for a night of family fun at the eighth annual Harvest Festival from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at BFA.   There are so many fun activities for families at the Harvest Festival, including: carnival games, inflatables, outdoor field games, face painting, balloon twisting and of course, the CAKE WALK! Tickets at […]

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DCL Recognizes BFA Students

A message from Principal Simpson… Literacy is a fundamental part of all K-8 education, but at BFA we place a special emphasis on encouraging our students to excel at reading. As part of our mission to encourage students to be ‘well read’ we offer elementary students time each week in the library to listen to […]

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Tell Your Student about the Buddy Bench

The PTO is excited to announce that this summer, BFA installed its very own buddy bench. A buddy bench is special place on the playground where a child can go when they want someone to talk to or play with. This year’s Fun Run organizer, Boosterthon, purchased the bench on our behalf.Working together with Mrs. Simpson, the PTO added an […]

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Let’s Work Together to Keep Kids Safe

At BFA, keeping students safe is our top priority. Each year, we ask for your help with this effort in a number of different ways, but one of the primary ways you can help keep our kids safe is by being extremely cautious when you are driving both on our campus AND on Plaza Drive. […]

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The Necessity of Volunteerism

A message from Bryan Molen, secretary, BFA board of directors…   Volunteerism is a powerful and necessary endeavor. When one is called to give of themselves and of their time for the benefit of an individual, a group, an organization, and/or a community, it is imperative that we meet that call.   Ben Franklin Academy […]

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Don’t Miss Spirit Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28

Looking for a great way to CELEBRATE the start of a new school year? Or, do you need a fun way to cool off after carpool? Maybe you’d like to meet up with some new school friends! If so, please join us for BFA’s first SPIRIT NIGHT from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at BAHAMA BUCKS! […]

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