Category Archives: Recent News

Volunteering 101

Ben Franklin Academy requires all families to perform 30 approved hours (15 hours for single parents) of volunteer service. More information can be found in the  Volunteer and Visitor Policy. Volunteer hours are approved by the principal and tracked by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) using HelpCounter, a software system that allows you to register for […]

Ways to Stay Informed

BFA uses multiple communication tools to ensure that parents keep track of all the exciting things happening at BFA. Check out the list below for more details about all the ways to stay connected: Principal Simpson’s weekly newsletter is sent out via email every Thursday.  The BFA website is the central hub for news, calendars, policies, teacher webpages, committee […]

State of BFA

A message from Bill Castor, president, BFA Board of Directors…   Regardless of whether you are a founding family or a new member of our school community, I would like to take a few moments of your time to thank you for your support of BFA and, on behalf of your Governing Board, provide you with a […]

Thanks for Supporting DI

The three Global Finals-bound Destination Imagination (DI) teams would like to sincerely thank BFA and all of its families who supported the teams by “BOLTING” one another during the past several weeks and for participating in the Dress of Choice Day and Frozen Treat Sale last month. Although the numbers are not yet official, your generosity helped the DI […]

PTO Year-End Update

Thank you everyone who has served on, volunteered for, and supported the PTO this year! It has been another great year, with many memorable events.   Each year, with the generous donations from our BFA community and our annual sponsors, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides the school with tools, materials, and financial support for […]