Category Archives: Recent News

Holiday Spirit Week

Student Council wants to spread a little joy before the Winter Break so they’ve received permission to organize a mini Spirit Week beginning on Monday, Dec. 13. Students should wear their regular uniform Monday through Thursday and can add the holiday accessories listed below if they choose; Dress of Choice is next Friday, Dec. 17. Monday: Holiday Hats – Bring a hat that shows holiday spirit. […]

Apple Award Nominations Accepted Through Sunday

Each year the Foundation for Douglas County Schools asks parents and students throughout the district to nominate teachers and support staff for the coveted Apple Awards. Nominees receive a certificate and recognition at the school level. Then, we choose two of the nominees to represent the school at the District awards ceremony, where they have the opportunity to […]

Author Visit Friday

We are very excited that BFA’s own children’s book author, Cara Brzezicki, is coming for a visit with kindergarten, first and second grade students at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the small gym.   Parents are welcome to pre-order books before the event. Click here to learn more about the book, and click here to order a book signed by Mrs. Brzezicki. While parents […]

Preschool Intent to Enroll Open NOW

Current BFA families can express interest in the preschool program for the three-year-old and four-year-old classes via the Intent to Enroll form on the preschool webpage. The Intent to Enroll form for the 2022-23 school year is now active.   Preschool enrollment for new BFA families is on a first come, first served basis, so it”s a good idea to complete […]

Thank You Sponsors!

Each year, PTO sponsorships allow BFA to continue to grow and to meet the needs of our school, as well as our teachers, staff, and students. We’d like to thank the 2021-22 PTO sponsors:   Cherry Creek Mortgage – Jimmy Kinley Groove Automotive Blue Sky Pediatric Dentistry Moody Insurance – Troy Moody Schomp Automotive Hinds Financial – Jon Kelley […]

Halloween Fun

In lieu of the costume parade, the PTO is hosting TRUNK OR TREAT tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 29! It’s going to be a FUN day for ALL preschool through eighth grade BFA students! Students can wear their costumes to school all day–but remember, costumes should be appropriate for school (no revealing/offensive clothing, costumes with pretend blood/gore, or […]

Parent Teacher Conferences

We’re looking forward to Parent Teacher Conferences this week! You should have received all the information about conferences from your student’s teacher(s). If you’d also like to speak with anyone on the Administration team and/or our Specials teachers see below for the virtual conference sign-up link.    Administration Team:  Mrs. Simpson, Principal Mr. Gomez, Asst. Principal […]

Spirit Week, Oct 4-8

We are looking forward to a FUN spirit week for all students from October 4-8. Student Council decided upon the following themes: Monday – PJ day, start the week off in comfort! Tuesday – Beach Day, good vibes only today! Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday, outrageous outfit? crazy hair? don’t care! Thursday – Dress Up Day, dress to impress in your fanciest clothes! (And, send […]

Math Masters Sessions

The STEM committee is organizing two virtual Math Masters Sessions at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.7. One session will focus on students in grades 3-5, and the other session is for students in grades 6-8. Students can improve mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills by trying their hand at a series of age-appropriate math problems.   […]

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 […]

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 […]