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Preschool Enrollment for BFA Families

Preschool enrollment is now open for families that have another student currently enrolled in BFA’s kindergarten through eighth grade classes. Current BFA families should complete this form to express interest in the preschool program. Completing this form does not guarantee enrollment into the preschool as it is determined on a first come, first serve basis. […]

Maker Space Providing Creative Opportunities

The Maker Space is NOW OPEN! This terrific space was made possible by your support of the 2018 PTO Fun Run.  Our Maker Space provides different types of opportunities for creativity and hands-on learning. The room is full of all sorts of materials designed to spark students’ imaginations–from crafting supplies to sticker makers, 3D pens, robots, keva […]

BFA Honors Veterans

A message from Principal Simpson…   I have heard so many compliments from our community about the Veterans Day celebration. From the Boy Scouts respectfully carrying out their color guard duties, the Daisy Scouts escorting veterans into the assembly, our fourth graders who did a fantastic job singing the military anthems, the beautiful bagpipe music […]

National Recognition for Beauty and the Beast

Congratulations to the directors and cast of last school year’s production of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.!” The show was nominated by National Youth Arts for SIX awards, and WON TWO awards!   We are all very proud of our directors, performers and crew who entertained us with a fantastic rendition of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Ms. Johnson commented, “I’m so happy that […]

Thanks for a Successful Bash!

Thank you to everyone who registered for and participated in the BENefit Bash. The online auction, main event and after party were huge successes.Congratulations to the winners of the prestigious Ben Franklin Award – Steve and Burgandy Hodge and Paige Brock (pictured with Principal Simpson and PTO President, Mollie Anderson). Special thanks to the main […]

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 […]

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 […]