Dates to Remember
  • Sept 15, Curriculum Night 6-7.30pm
  • Sept 19-23, Book Fair 3.30-6pm
  • Sept 21, Fall Family Night 6-8pm
  • Sept 29, PTA General Membership Meeting 6-6.30pm
For more dates and events, check out the Franklin El Peach Jar.
Join Us: 
Join the Ben Franklin PTA
Contact Us:
Emily Brown

Maryam Hakimian
Liz Kane
Special Events:
Alison McElroy & Aarti Mutagi
Wise Chou & Jennifer Imhof Karel
Afterschool Activities:
Jill Pierson
Health & Wellness:
Monica Rodriguez & Lindsay Sckorohod
Siri Pannell & Sharon Dawson
Dave Griner

Hello and Welcome Back!

We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Ben Franklin! The PTA has already begun working closely with Mr Cho and the entire Franklin staff to help enrich the education of every student.  For an extensive list of everything the PTA funds, please click here.

What? No Jogathon?
In response to feedback and the generosity of our community, we are making some changes this year. We have moved to a passive fundraising format. Instead of holding the Jogathon, we are simply asking you to go to to make a donation. We ask that you please donate according to your means. A suggested donation of $100 (1 Ben Franklin) per student would ensure that we maintain our budget to fund these valuable programs, activities, events, grants, etc. Please donate today!

Don't miss Fall Family Night on Wednesday, September 21st 6-8pm
Please join us for Fall Family Night on September 21 in the school playground, to enjoy Saffron’s famous BBQ.  Spend time with family and friends and see a hoola hooping exhibition from 6.30pm. Festivities start at 6pm and food will be served from 6.30-7.30pm. This event is free of charge to all of our Ben Franklin families and staff. For more information please click here. To volunteer for this event, please click here .  Central Park Tennis Club is graciously allowing us to park on their grounds for this event.  If you choose to park at CPTC, you are personally liable for any damage or theft to your vehicle.

A call for Volunteers

We are still in need of many volunteers to help with events throughout the year. If you have not had a chance to complete your blue volunteer sheet, you can sign-up online here.

Fall After-School Enrichment Classes
Registration for our Fall After-School Enrichment Classes will be available, Thursday September 15th. Classes will begin the first week of October with the exception of Coding with Kids, which will begin on September 26th. For the Fall Session, we are offering Jump Rope, Speak Easy (public speaking), Drawing, Coding with Kids, Chess for Life and Spanish.  Please click here for more information and to register.

Show your school spirit
Order your 2016 Ben Franklin t-shirts and hoodies today. Order forms were sent home with students this week and must be returned by October 1. Checks can be made payable to Ben Franklin PTA. Sample sizes are available will be available at the Fall Family BBQ. Order forms are also available here.

Art Competition
It’s that time of year again for the National Reflections Art Competition. This is a great opportunity to show your creative/artistic side related to this year’s theme “What Is Your Story?”  Student entries are due by Friday November 4th. For more information please visit

School News

Recess Volunteers Wanted
Parents/community members are allowed on the playground only in the capacity of a recess volunteer. If you’re interested, we’d love to have you join our team! Please email Lori Neumann and Dawn Sundene to schedule training.

Recess schedule this year:
Morning recess - 10:20-10:35am - Grades K, 1, 2
                           10:35-10:50am - Grades 3, 4, 5
Afternoon recess - 2:05-2:20pm - Grades K, 1, 2
                               2:20-2:35pm - Grades 3, 4, 5

Further Weekly Update Details:

If you would like to submit information to be included in the e-packet, please visit for instructions and deadlines!