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, an outdoor classroom, and the MakerSpace 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. For the 2019-2020 school year, these events include:

  • BENefit Bash – 10/26/2019
  • Ben Franklin’s birthday celebration
  • Ben’s Brigade facility work days
  • Box top collections
  • Elementary holiday parties (Halloween, Winter holiday, and Valentine’s)
  • Field day
  • Harvest Festival
  • Mom’s and Dad’s Nights Out
  • Rent the rock – BFA Rocks!
  • Restaurant and spirit nights
  • SCRIP gift card program for staff holiday and end of year gifting
  • Spirit wear sales at registration, Fall parent-teacher conferences, and through our online store
  • Sweetheart Ball (formerly known as the Father-Daughter Event)
  • Spring Social (formerly known as the Mother-Son Event)
  • Teacher and staff appreciation
  • Uniform buyback sale
  • Virtues awareness
  • Volunteer recognition

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO consists of a board of seven voting officers as well as approximately thirty named committee managers and chairs. However, to successfully run all our programs, we cannot do it without your help. 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. Click here to view our current contact list: 2019-2020 Contact List.

Whether you’re looking to get a little or a lot involved, we’ve got a role for you!


PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  The next PTO meeting is on Wednesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanders Science Lab and is our FINAL PTO meeting of the school year. Attendance at meetings is 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.

FUNdraising at BFA

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. To get an overall idea of the various fundraising efforts at BFA, please view our summary of our PTO Fundraising Programs PDF.

    Shop With Scrip

    One Payment For All Staff Gifts

    Beginning in December 2017, BFA began using SCRIP for holiday and end of year staff gifting. In December 2018, our SCRIP program went online and has been successful in collecting for staff gifts. The SCRIP program allows families to make one payment for all staff gifts. Staff are then notified of their total gift from the BFA community and can select and order gift cards of their choice up to the amount of the total gift. Because the gift cards are  purchased in bulk, BFA receives money back in the form of a rebate.

        Tyson Labels

        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 12,000 dollars 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!

            Box Tops

            Every Box Top Makes a Difference!

            Thanks to everyone for continuing to send in Box Tops! Because of your diligence, we earned over 21,000 dollars from Box Tops for Education since the inception of our Box Tops program. Remember each one is worth 10 cents to BFA.

                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.

                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 Allie Warner, our Spirit Wear Coordinator.

                    Brick Program

                    Buy a Brick

                    More information to come soon on the re-opening of our Pathways to Learning commemorative brick purchase program.

                      Got an idea for a fundraiser to benefit Ben Franklin?

                      We’d love to hear it! Please contact the PTO’s Fundraising Coordinator via email with your idea. All school fundraisers must be approved first by the PTO Board and then by BFA’s Fundraising Committee which is made up of PTO Officers, Board of Directors, and Administration representatives.  The Fundraising Committee meets once a month to discuss new and existing programs.  Click here to fill out a Fundraising Request Form.

                      PTO News & Events

                      Important Forms Agendas & Minutes







                      Sponsorship Information

                      If you are interested in sponsoring our school – either for a particular event or being one of our school sponsors, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator via email.  For more information about sponsorship levels, please see our sponsorship brochure below. We value your support of our school!

                      Sponsorship Brochure and Pricing

                      2018-2019 Sponsor Listing

                      Platinum Plus





                      Raising Cane Sponsor

                      2018-2019 Winning Bookmark Contest Entries

                      2019 Sweetheart Ball

                      Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 PTO Elections. We’re happy to introduce our 2019-2020 Ben Franklin Academy Parent Teacher Organization team