Pancake Breakfast - Friday, June 8, 7.30-8.30am
Our Annual School Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Friday, June 8 from 7.30-8.30am and it's free for everyone. DADS - we need you to throw on your aprons, help mix up batter and cook up some pancakes and sausages. If anyone can help volunteer for the breakfast please register here. Thanks so much!

Franklin Field Day - Tuesday, June 12
Please help us by volunteering at our annual Field Day on Tuesday, June 12. It's a day of fun and frivolity to finish up the school year. Please sign up here.

PTA Board for 2018-19
The general membership meeting last week voted for the following 2018-19 Ben Franklin PTA board:
President - Siri Pannell
Secretary - Maryam Hakimian
Co-Treasurers - Jane Kucur and Emily Sorensen
Co-VPs of Education - Sreeprasidha Raja and Aarti Mutagi
Co-VPs of Health & Wellness - Susan Cockrell and Alex Geddes
Co-VPs of Communication - Caroline Speirs and Tamara Joyce
Co-VPs of Fundraising - Missy Britton-Simmons and Emily Brown
Co-VPs of Special Events - Saffron Hodgson and Kari Lusso
Co-VPs of After School Enrichment - Audria Stubna and Gabrielle Wagner

Would you like to get more involved?
The PTA is currently filling positions for next year. If you are interested in any of the below positions, or just finding out more information about them, please contact our Nominating Committee

OPEN POSITIONS for 2018-2019
Art Docent Lead
Cultural Liaison Lead
Bulletin Board Chairperson
Reader Board Chairperson
Volunteer Coordinator
Yearbook Chairperson
Running Club Chairperson
Spirit Wear Chairperson
Walk-to-School Week Chairperson

5th Grade Gardening Club looking for parent volunteers
Several 5th grade students have formed a gardening club and are looking for parent volunteers to work with them during their 2.20pm recess on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the school year. The goal is to improve the Franklin Garden area for fellow and future students to enjoy. You must be an approved volunteer to participate. To volunteer, please email

You can now order your School Supplies for the 2018-19 school year
Our PTA is offering the option to order next year's school supplies online through School Toolbox. They will be delivered to the school in time for Meet & Greet in August. All supplies are name brand and offered at a 10% discount with no cost for shipping. Supplies will come assembled in a kit with your child's name on it. All orders are due by Friday, June 22. This is an optional service; you may continue to purchase your supplies independently if you prefer. 

Step-by-step ordering instructions:
1.  Go to
2.  Enter 98033 as the zip code to find "Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Kirkland, WA"
3.  Select a box based on the grade your child will enter in the fall
4.  You can checkout without creating an account
5.  Be sure to click "Place My Order" before exiting the site 

School News
Book Fair starts today at Franklin Library - June 6-8
Come get books for summer reading and support our Library. Check out our Book Fair website to:

  • See Book Fair sale hours
  • Discover Online Ordering Information (May 30-June 8)
  • Sign up for volunteering

See you at the book fair!

We need some spare pants for the Health Room
The health room is running low on pants for the younger grades. We would love pants that your kids have outgrown – sizes 4-7 only. Please don’t send in jeggings or skinny pants.

Community News
Parent information Night on Child Internet Safety - 7pmtomorrow at Juanita Elementary
Juanita Elementary PTA is hosting a free parent education night on Child Internet Safety with Stefanie Thomas. All are welcome to attend this Internet Safety Talk on Thursday, June 7 at 7pm. The talk will be held in the Juanita Elementary School gym and is geared towards parents. The address is 9635 NE 132nd St, Kirkland.