Vision and Hearing Screen Volunteers - Thursday October 5

We are looking for 15 or more volunteers to help with vision and hearing screening tomorrow, Thursday October 5. Please sign up here. Volunteers should meet at 9:05am outside of the library. The screening will end once all classes are completed with vison and hearing screening. If you can only make it for a portion of the day, we would still love your help. Lunch will be provided for those that can volunteer all day.

Walk to School Day - Thursday October 5

Join us for our annual walk/bike to school day Thursday October 5. We will have firemen from a local station at the school to show us their firetruck. Volunteers and the Bee will be there to congratulate everyone that walks/bikes to school with a healthy snack and prizes. See you there!

Reflections Art Competition 2017-2018

Is your child a budding artist? Enter the REFLECTIONS art competition. The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works, created around a specific theme. The theme this year is WITHIN REACH. The six art categories are: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video and Choreography/Dance. For more information, rules and entry forms, please visit the school library, visit or contact Ben Franklin's Reflections Chair Alison McElroy on 425 891 1221. Please have artwork and forms turned into your teacher by Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by 2pm.

Joining the PTA

Remember, your PTA membership expires every year on June 30th, so you must rejoin each school year. If you haven't yet had a chance to join this year please join online here. Don't forget to update your child's grade and teacher so we can get the student directory up and running online.

Follow us on Facebook

For prompt updates on our events and activities, follow Ben Franklin Elementary PTA on Facebook. 

After-school activities

Some After-School Activities are still available. We are offering Drama, Spanish, Robotics, Coding, Chess, Karate, and Sports. Registration is handled through our online platform 6crickets. If you do not have a 6crickets account, you will need to create one to register. Our VP of After-school Enrichment, Audria Stubna, is available to answer any questions. You can contact Audria at Click here for registration and class details.


School News

Pants Please
The office is running out of pants for kiddos who get wet or muddy. We are accepting pants of all sizes. No other clothing items are needed. Thanks so much!

Donations for The Learning Center
Ms Linnell started at Franklin this year and took over a brand-new Learning Center classroom. She is hoping for some donations to fill her room with the following items to make her students feel welcome. Parents, do you have any of these items? If so, please drop them off at the office.
Books: picture books (appropriate for K-5), graphic novels for kids, beginner reader books, alphabet books, etc.
Gently Used Toys: LEGO, puzzles, kids’ small musical instruments, figurines, hot wheels, playmobile, stacking toys, action figures, blocks, small toys used for "playing store".
For the Quiet Corner: a couple of yoga mats/foam carpets, clean cushions/pillows, bean bag, kids' size tents.
For Circle Time: a gently used rug.

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