The PTO is an integral part of the BFA community, whose mission is to seek resources to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the educational and social experience at Ben Franklin Academy. Since it began serving BFA, the PTO has raised funds to provide all manner of items for the school, including playground equipment, library books, a climbing wall, the outdoor classroom, and the MakerSpace as well as tools and resources needed by the teachers, staff and administration. In addition, we organize multiple social events to bring together the entire BFA community.

Each year, the parent community is asked to vote for open executive officer and committee chair positions. Your vote is important. Voting will be open from Sunday, April 21, through Sunday, April 28. Each family unit is permitted to cast one vote per position. Election results will be announced at the PTO meeting on Sunday, May 5.

Thank you to everyone who accepted a nomination. We have a great slate of candidates! To view the candidate bios, please visit the PTO webpage, and click on PTO Elections.

Thinking about volunteering for the PTO? There’s still time! The following positions are currently open for next year:

Ben’s Brigade Committee Manager

Bulletin Board Committee Manager

Raise Right Committee Manager

Welcoming Committee Manager

Social Media Committee Manager

If you or anyone you know would be a good fit for these positions, please contact PTO Secretary, Kelly Dees, at