Category Archives: Recent News

Goodies with Grandparents Oct. 8

The Community Events Committee (CEC) is excited to host students and their grandparents at BFA’s annual Goodies with Grandparents, from 7-8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at BFA. Students and their grandparents can spend quality time together while enjoying light morning treats, activities, games, and photo opportunities starting in the Lightening/small gym   We ask that you please arrive early, […]

Get Involved in STEM!

The Ben Franklin Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Committee invites you to join their next meeting, at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 16, via this Zoom link. The STEM Committee is seeking creative minds with STEM experience or interest to join their team of parent volunteers. Everyone is welcome to join their first […]

Check Out Books with Overdrive

BFA is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to continue a free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive.    Why OverDrive? The OverDrive collection is an extension of Ben Franklin Academy’s physical library; kids have online access to eBooks and audiobooks. It’s a convenient way for students […]

Absence Reporting

Absences can be reported via the form on the BFA app or by emailing All absences and tardies must be reported by 8:30 a.m. The name of the person reporting the absence/tardy, the student’s name, the teacher’s name, and the reason for the absence/tardy should be reported. Absences and tardies must be reported via the […]

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 webpages […]

BASE for 2021-22

If you are a returning parent or family and have registered and/or used the Before/After School Enrichment (BASE) program last year, you will only need to login to your Early Learning Ventures account and update any information as well as make sure that your billing info is up to date.   If you are a […]

Food Truck Social

Bring your blankets and chairs and get ready to mingle! The Community Events Committee (CEC) is excited to kick off the new school year with our annual Back to School Event.   Students and their families are invited to attend the first ever BFA Food Truck Social that will take place during and after the Teacher Meet and […]

Middle School Electives

It’s time to start thinking about electives! Middle school electives run on an A/B schedule, meaning that they rotate every other day. Students will register for two electives (one A and one B). The registration process will be online in MySchoolBucks on a seniority basis with eighth graders registering first, seventh graders registering second, and sixth graders […]

June Update

A message from Principal Simpson…   I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Yesterday, the Governing Board and I spent all day at our yearly retreat developing plans and goals for the 21-22 school year. I wanted to share two very exciting highlights of our meeting with you.   The first highlight […]

Vaccine Resources

This information is being provided as a courtesy from DCSD so that our families who are interested in accessing the COVID vaccination are aware of opportunities in our community.   VACCINATION CLINICS FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS (AGES 12 AND UP) Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the […]

PTO Year-End Wrap Up

Thank you everyone who has served on, volunteered for, and supported the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) this year! And, special thanks from the BFA community to our outgoing PTO President, Mollie Anderson!   Each year, with the generous donations from our BFA community and our annual sponsors, the PTO provides the school with tools, materials, […]