Ben 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!
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
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
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.
Meeting 02.23.17 (Cancelled)
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! [...]
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.
For reimbursement, please submit the following form to the PTO Treasurer: Payment Request Form
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!
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!
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.
Safeway and King Soopers Cards!
Keep Loading up Your Cards!
For this school year, BFA has received more than 4,000 from King Soopers and more than 1,500 from Safeway!