The BENefit Bash Procurement Team has been working hard on donation items for the online, mobile and live auctions. The online auction is NOW OPEN and closes at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Closing times for the online auction are staggered with the first category closing at 8 p.m. and the last category closing at 9 p.m.
 
Participation in the online auction is free to anyone who registers at https://bfacademy.ptapal.comThis year, the PTO’s goal is to raise enough funds to make enhancements to the outdoor classroom, such as adding a privacy fence and replacing the ground cover with artificial turf. Further, they hope to be able to continue to support BFA’s programs such as Lexia and iReady, licensing for musical productions, performance costumes, as well as fulfill teacher and staff requests.
Additionally, the PTO is happy to announce that included in this year’s online auction will be the option to contribute to eighth graders attending the Washington, D.C. trip. The funds collected through this online option will benefit all eighth grade students registered to participate in the trip in May of 2020. Anyone can register for the online auction including members outside of the BFA community. 
 
When you’re looking at items in the online auction, be sure to note that the Pathway To Learning Bricks are BACK! In fact, the PTO will be offering opportunities during ALL of the electronic BENefit Bash auctions (online, mobile and last chance) for families to purchase a commemorative brick for placement in front of the school alongside the existing bricks. This is a great way to leave a lasting memory of your time at our school. Purchased bricks are scheduled to be installed Spring 2020 prior to the last day of school. To purchase, simply login/register at https://bfacademy.ptapal.com.
 
As you make your purchases, please keep in mind that auction item distribution will take place from 4:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the BFA Middle School Commons.