Parent Teacher Organization

pto-logo_0Ben Franklin’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is an integral part of Ben Franklin Academy. Since it began serving BFA, the PTO has raised funds to provide all sorts of items needed by the school, including playground equipment, library books, a climbing wall as well as tools and resources needed by the teachers, staff and administration.

The objectives of the PTO are to serve as a volunteer resource for the school, build strong school spirit, provide our school with great social events and seek resources (materials, funds, and services) that help foster our school community. We are planning some fun events and fundraisers to benefit our school and bring together the entire BFA Community.

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome your input, time, and/or talents to help make Ben Franklin Academy incredible and the best place for our children to grow and learn. If you have questions about the PTO’s programs or would like to get involved, please contact a PTO Officer or Committee Chair for more information: 2018-2019 PTO Contact list. Whether you’re looking to get a little or a lot involved, we’ve got a role for you!

Meetings

PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  The next PTO meeting is on Wednesday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanders Science Lab. Attendance at meetings are eligible to count toward your family’s volunteer hours. Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend! All open comments must be submitted to the PTO Secretary prior to the meeting.

Please click here to view our current vote list.

Looking to Rent the Rock?

Beginning this August, you can rent the rock for $15/day to help celebrate a birthday, cheer on a sports team, or give someone a friendly shout out.

Click HERE for more information and to make your reservation.

BFA Store

School Directory

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  • We use Directory On Tap, DOT, as our online school directory. The directory contains names, addresses and phone numbers for BFA families. It is a very helpful resource for parents.
  • Beginning in late August, we will start going through an opt out period. In mid- to late September, expect to receive an email from directoryontap[@]gmail.com with instructions about how to access the directory from Directory on Tap, a free app for the iPhone, iPad and Android.

Please contact Directory on Tap with any Customer Support questions, including password resets, via email.

SCRIP Gift Card Program

Say THANKS! Holiday staff gift giving with SCRIP is back.

The BFA community will be using the SCRIP gift-giving program again this spring to gift our incredible teachers and staff. SCRIP streamlines the gifting process by allowing each family to consolidate all their gifts by sending in just one order form and payment. Order forms will be available after Thanksgiving break.

NEW THIS YEAR – Families will be able to place SCRIP orders online via the BFA Store and pay by credit card. Paper forms with check payment will continue to be available as well. With either option, you may designate how much you would like to give to each staff member in dollar increments. Collections will take place December 1-7. The gift cards will be distributed to staff on May 11, the last day of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.

BFA receives fundraising dollars from SCRIP in the form of a rebate, ranging from 2-21% per gift card. This rebate is a result of buying the gift cards in bulk and does not affect the staff gifts.

The SCRIP gift-giving program replaces any other class gift/collection. Room parents will not be collecting money for class gifts nor will they be collecting SCRIP order forms. Participation is voluntary and you are still welcome to gift staff members outside of the SCRIP program.

The PTO hopes you’ll remember all those staff members who go the extra mile and help make our school such a wonderful community. Every $1 donation adds up. If you have questions, please email the SCRIP Coordinator.

Uniform Buyback Sale

Have your kids had a growth spurt? Or, are you ready to get “new” uniforms for next year? If so, mark your calendars for the semi-annual uniform buyback sale! Used Uniform Sale from 9 – 11 am on Saturday, December 8th in the Lightning Gym. 

If you would like to sell your gently used uniforms, please be sure your items are tagged and brought to the front office with the inventory form no later than Thursday, December 7th.  Please follow the tagging instructions and complete the NEW AND IMPROVED inventory form. No items will be held after the sale. Any unsold items will need to be picked up after the sale. Any unsold items will need to be picked up between 12-1 pm after the sale on December 8th.

Want to shop at the uniform sale? Please note the we only accept cash or check. We have uniforms in all sizes and genders, so be sure to check it out! If you would like to volunteer to help with the sale please visit the SignUpGenius HERE.

Virtues Awareness Bookmark Contest

The Virtues Awareness Bookmark Contest is back again this year! As part of the our Virtue Awareness Program, we are asking students to create colorful bookmarks highlighting one of Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues. One elementary and one middle school winner will be chosen and the winners will have their design professionally printed as either a bookmark or poster. Using the attached entry form, enter the contest TODAY! One elementary and one middle school winner will be selected for each category. All entries are to be submitted to the collection box in the Shelly Dana Library by October 15. Please email Rachel Clouse with any questions.

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Agendas / Minutes

 

News and Events

Uniform Buyback Sale

Uniform Buyback Sale

November 15th, 2018

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Online Auction

Online Auction

November 15th, 2018

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SCRIP Winter 2018

SCRIP Winter 2018

November 15th, 2018

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Yearbook Dedication Order Info
Yearbook Respect 4 Sales
Modern Market Spirit Night
Chick-Fil-A October Spirit Night
Moms' Night Out!

Moms' Night Out!

October 4th, 2018

Ladies - Take the night and come out with us. Join us for Moms' Night Out on Thursday, October 18. [...]

BFA Fun Run 2018 Coming Soon! October 25th
Announcing this year's PTO Virtues Awareness Bookmark Contest

Announcing this year's PTO Virtues Awareness Bookmark Contest

September 30th, 2018

Does your student like to draw? Now is his or her chance to create a piece of art based on one of BFA's 13 Virtues. Please see the attached entry form for more details. Good luck! [...]

Fundraising

Fundraising

BFA participates in a variety of programs that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars crucial to the growth and support of programs that enrich the lives of students and parents alike. For a summary of our Fundraising Programs and what the PTO has been able to give back to BFA please see hour PTO Fundraising Summary from  2014.

Got an idea for a fundraiser to benefit Ben Franklin?  We’d love to hear it!  Please contact the PTO via email at for attend a monthly meeting with your ideas.  All fundraisers must be approved by the Fundraising Committee which is made up of PTO Officers, Board of Directors and Administration.  The Fundraising Committee will meet once a month to discuss new programs.  Click here to fill out a Fundraising Request Form.

Reimbursement

For reimbursement, please submit the following form to the PTO Treasurer: Payment Request Form

BFA Store

Go to our online store for Spiritwear, calendars, car decals and other BFA items that benefit our school.  By supporting the PTO, you can show your school spirit!

Programs

    Keep Clipping—Don’t Forget the Tyson Labels!

    BFA participates in the Tyson Project A+™ program, a fund-raising program sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. Through this program, we can raise up to ,000 for our school every year! The money can go towards supplies, building improvements, school programs, or anything else we choose. It’s an easy way to raise much needed funds by sending Tyson Project A+ labels from products you probably already buy. Here’s how it works: Just clip and collect Tyson Project A+ labels from participating Tyson® product packages and send them to school with your Box Tops. We’ll collect the labels and send them to Tyson Foods, and Tyson Foods will send our school a check. Each label is worth 24¢! It’s such an easy way to raise funds for our school!

        iGive

        If you shop online, start by going to igive.com, click on the store of your choice and pay like you normally would. A percentage of your purchase automatically goes to Ben Franklin Academy.

            Mamapedia

            Register with Mampedia here to get Daily deals from local businesses.  Select Ben Franklin as your school, and we will receive a % of every purchase.

                Box Tops

                Keep Clipping—Your Efforts Make a Difference!
                Thanks to everyone for sending in their Box Tops! Because of your diligence we received ,700 this year from Box Tops for Education. Remember each one is worth 10 cents to BFA. Summer collection sheets were sent home in Thursday folders so keep collecting over the nice, long break. The winning classrooms for April are: Ms. Walton’s kindergarten and Ms. Gibson’s 7th grade.

                    Safeway and King Soopers Cards!

                    Keep Loading up Your Cards!

                    The BFA Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to remind you how our grocery card programs offer a simple yet effective – and such an effortless – way to earn money for BFA. We are not kidding when we say shopping at these places earns money for BFA that is as easy as 1-2- 3. Plus, using the cards over the summer gives BFA a head start for the next school year! King Soopers and Safeway: The King Soopers and Safeway fundraising programs donate 5%of your purchases back to the school. All you have to do is load your King Soopers and/or Safeway gift card at customer service or the register before you scan your first item. You can use the gift cards for groceries and at King Soopers/Safeway Fuel Centers.

                    For this school year, BFA has received more than 4,000 from King Soopers and more than 1,500 from Safeway!

                    To purchase a BFA King Soopers and/or Safeway card(s), please go to the BFA Store or click here. Purchases continue to accumulate even while school is out over the summer, so you can financially support BFA all year long. For questions or more information, email Amy Sunahara, Grocery Card coordinator.

                        Coke is It!

                        BFA is a participant in the MyCokeRewards.com program that allows Coke drinkers to enter 75 points each week to raise money for their school.  Codes from 12-packs are worth 10 points, while codes from bottle tops are worth 3 points. For every three points entered, BFA can earn %content%.05 for BFA. If you go online and select our school—just click the MCR for Schools and donate your points to us. In the past, this task was performed by our Box Top volunteers, but Coke has recently changed the program and we are now limited to how many points each person can enter per
                        week. Therefore, it would help tremendously if families could enter their own codes. Please remember to log into your account at least once every 90 days or the points will be lost.  Thanks so much for your support!

                            Brick Program

                            More to come soon!