Category Archives: Recent News

Congratulations Scientists!

Congratulations to all of our third and fifth graders who worked so hard on their science fair projects! There were so many creative and informative projects. We were very impressed with how much science was investigated. From guitars, skittles, and the school water fountains to hamsters, birds, dogs, and everything in between–the students’ personalities came […]

Sign Up NOW for Summer Camps!

BFA newsletter or announcement

Summer is right around the corner! Each year BFA teachers offer different enrichment camps throughout the summer.  There are some terrific academic ‘boot camps’ that help our students get ready for the next school year. In addition, there are incredible STEM camps, sports, performing arts, social, and even crocheting and fashion design camps available. These camps […]

SCFD Grant Wrap Up

Our elementary specials team, Mrs. Bauer, Mrs. Hinkle, Ms. Johnson, and Mrs. Tickle, have worked very hard over the last two years to utilize the SCFD grant that they applied for on our behalf. Here are some fun statistics that reflect their dedication to making the best use of those funds:  During the last two years, our students have participated in 51 […]

STEAM Expo, May 3

The STEM Committee is so excited to announce our upcoming 2024 STEAM Expo is from 9:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at BFA.  We will be hosting STEAM related booths and exhibits from local businesses, organizations and students! As part of this BFA tradition, all of our students will have an hour to explore the Expo during […]

PTO Elections, April 21-28

The BFA PTO is very active, puts on exciting events and raises funds for teachers and the school.

The PTO is an integral part of the BFA community, whose mission is to seek resources to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the educational and social experience at Ben Franklin Academy. Since it began serving BFA, the PTO has raised funds to provide all manner of items for the school, including playground equipment, library books, a climbing wall, […]

Staff Appreciation Collections, April 8-14

PTO virtues logo

The BFA PTO will use RaiseRight for end-of-year staff gifting again this year. Collections will take place NOW through Sunday, April 14 with gift cards being distributed during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 6-10). Each family makes one payment for all of their teacher and staff gifts. At the end of collections, each staff member will receive an […]

Summer Camp Catalog

infor for Summer 2020

Summer is right around the corner! In addition to our summer child care program, each year BFA teachers offer different enrichment camps throughout the summer. We have such a wide variety of camps this year, that we created a catalog of choices. There are camps for all interests and age groups. Please see our Summer Camp Catalog for all the […]

Cast Your Vote for the BFA Board!

The Ben Franklin Academy (BFA) Board of Directors election voting window is now open! Please take a few minutes to cast your vote in the 2024 BFA Board election. To learn more about the candidates, please visit the Board Election webpage or click here to watch the candidate question and answer session from March 26. All Directors are term limited, […]

Mother-Son Event

Getting ready to play LED Golf Game

Calling all BFA moms and their sons! The mother-son social event will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Ben Franklin Academy. This year, we will have a 9-hole LED mini golf course set up at the school. Tickets are on sale NOW through Sunday, April 14, on MySchoolBucks. Tickets are $25 per couple and $5 for each […]

March Board Update

A message from Board President Haley Maglieri… 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 March Board meeting. BOD Updates: Board Succession Voting for the […]

Learn about Board Nominees

The Board nomination period ended earlier this month, and we’re very excited to announce the 2024 Ben Franklin Academy (BFA) Board of Director nominees:  Mette Castor, current BFA Board Director will be seeking re-election. Haley Maglieri, current BFA Board Director will be seeking re-election.  Justin Mayhall, current BFA parent, will be seeking election. This spring, […]