Category Archives: Recent News

Board Meeting Summary

In partnership with Principal Simpson, the BFA Board of Directors is proud to work for the students, parents and patrons of BFA in promoting the mission and vision of the school. The following summarizes action taken during our November Board meeting. Thank you to our student tech support for this month’s meeting: JD Kim (5th grade)! BOD Updates: […]

Say Thanks with Raise Right

Again, this year, we will be using the RaiseRight staff gifting program to recognize staff for the holidays. Families will be able to place RaiseRight orders via MySchoolBucks and pay by credit card. You may designate how much you would like to give to each teacher/staff member in one-dollar increments. Collections will take place Nov. 27 – Dec. […]

DI Kick-Off Meeting Wednesday

Destination Imagination (DI) is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic DI challenges in the fields of STEAM, fine arts and service learning. There will be a BFA DI Kick-Off Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Sanders Science Lab. If you are a new […]

Advanced/Gifted Student Screening

Ben Franklin Academy

DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in second grade (February) and fifth grade–the student’s final year of elementary school (November). 5th/6th Grade Universal Screen As part of this process, ALL students in fifth grade […]

Directory Now Available

The 2023-24 BFA online directory, DirectorySpot is ready! To access the directory, you will need to download the free DirectorySpot app available through the App Store and Google Play. You should have received an email from DirectorySpot with your one-time password, which will allow you to log-on. If you have questions, please contact Alissa Motazedi, PTO vice-president.

Get Ready to Celebrate our Veterans

We are proud to honor our Veterans and current service members each year at our Veterans Day celebration. If you have a special Veteran or service member you would like to invite, please read the invitation for more information and RSVP. Veterans Video – Deadline: Friday, Oct. 13 During our ceremonies we play a tribute video that features […]

Franklin Fest – Please Volunteer

The Franklin Fest is from 3 – 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 30 at BFA, and we can’t make this event happen without YOU! Volunteers are needed to help with setup and tear down, inflatables, food, and check-in. We’re also in need of more cakes for the ever-popular cake walk! We hope you’ll consider volunteering to help staff the event or donating a cake for […]

Stress Management Seminar

Mr. Redford, our licensed school psychologist, will host a parent seminar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 20, in the Middle School Commons. The topic of discussion is Stress Management for our children. In the seminar, Mr. Redford will discuss how to identify stressors, what type of stressors may potentially be impacting our children (social media, post pandemic issues, suicide), […]

BFA Directory: Do You Need to Take Action?

Now that school is underway, it is time to update and add new families to the BFA directory!  Again this year, the BFA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be using DirectorySpot for the online school directory. It’s an incredibly handy resource that contains each family’s class roster(s) and contact information, as well as the entire BFA directory.   […]