Enroll NOW for After School Activities
Winter 2018 after-school enrichment programs A new eight-week after-school program will include  basketball, karate, drama, robotics, coding and Spanish. The eight-week session extends from January 29 (the week after conferences) to March 30 (right before Spring Break). Check the After school Enrichment section here on our PTA website  for an updated listing of classes being offered as well as updated class and chaperone policies. Registration will soon be available on  6crickets.com  under "Enrichment for your School". **NEW** Monday's classes (Drama and Robotics) will be 1.5 hours long (5.15pm dismissal on Mondays). ... read full article
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Caroline Speirs 
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12/6/2017-1/26/2018

Launch of Online Directory
Need to get in touch with one of your child's classmates? Everyone who has signed up on our PTA website and who chose to provide their family's information can be searched via our new Online Directory . It's the same directory as in previous years, but now it's online.  Visit the  Directory to look up contact info via Teacher's name or Child or Parent's name. It's also accessible via the main menu buttons at left. If you never signed up for our PTA website, please do so now and make your information available to other parents. NOTE : only Ben ... read full article
Author:
Caroline Speirs 
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10/16/2017-12/15/2017

Weekly Update - Dec 6
New laptops for the library from the PTA Thank you to everyone who attended the General Membership meeting last week. We voted on how to spend our additional funds raised through the Warrior Run. The membership voted unanimously to purchase 10 new laptops for the school library, which benefits each and every student at Ben Franklin. We also voted to endorse and support the upcoming Bond and Levy Measures. We will send out more information about this in the new year. Ben Franklin Yearbook art competition entries due December 10 - Harry Potter theme Would your child like their artwork featured ... read full article
Author:
Caroline Speirs 
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12/6/2017-12/20/2017

Weekly Update - Nov 29
PTA General Membership Meeting - Tomorrow 6-6.30pm in the school library Associate Superintendent Mike VanOrden and School Board Member Siri Bliesner will be at our General Membership meeting tomorrow night, Thursday 30 November at 6pm, to explain the Bond and Levy Measures that will be on the ballot in February. This will be a great time to ask questions. We will vote on whether Ben Franklin PTA wishes to endorse and support the bond and levies. We will also be voting on three EZ Grants. With the additional funds raised during our Warrior Run, we have additional funds to spend ... read full article
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Caroline Speirs 
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12/2/2017-12/13/2017
Weekly Update - Nov 22Caroline Speirs11/22/201712/5/2017
Weekly Update - Nov 22
Community News Calling all 5th grade parents & anyone who likes pizza and football! Casey and Dave Griner are hosting a 5th Grade Camp Fundraiser this Sunday, November 26 at 12.30pm at Pizza Coop in Woodinville. Mac & Jack Brewery has generously offered to donate proceeds from their sales to our 5th grade camp fund, along with donating t-shirts, glassware, hats, etc for a raffle. If you would also like to donate anything for the raffle, please contact  Casey Griner .  Come at 12.30pm, have some pizza and Mac & Jacks, purchase raffle tickets and stay for the Seahawks' game ... read full article
Enroll NOW for After School ActivitiesCaroline Speirs12/6/20171/26/2018
Enroll NOW for After School Activities
Winter 2018 after-school enrichment programs A new eight-week after-school program will include  basketball, karate, drama, robotics, coding and Spanish. The eight-week session extends from January 29 (the week after conferences) to March 30 (right before Spring Break). Check the After school Enrichment section here on our PTA website  for an updated listing of classes being offered as well as updated class and chaperone policies. Registration will soon be available on  6crickets.com  under "Enrichment for your School". **NEW** Monday's classes (Drama and Robotics) will be 1.5 hours long (5.15pm dismissal on Mondays). ... read full article
Launch of Online DirectoryCaroline Speirs10/16/201712/15/2017
Launch of Online Directory
Need to get in touch with one of your child's classmates? Everyone who has signed up on our PTA website and who chose to provide their family's information can be searched via our new Online Directory . It's the same directory as in previous years, but now it's online.  Visit the  Directory to look up contact info via Teacher's name or Child or Parent's name. It's also accessible via the main menu buttons at left. If you never signed up for our PTA website, please do so now and make your information available to other parents. NOTE : only Ben ... read full article
Weekly Update - Dec 6Caroline Speirs12/6/201712/20/2017
Weekly Update - Dec 6
New laptops for the library from the PTA Thank you to everyone who attended the General Membership meeting last week. We voted on how to spend our additional funds raised through the Warrior Run. The membership voted unanimously to purchase 10 new laptops for the school library, which benefits each and every student at Ben Franklin. We also voted to endorse and support the upcoming Bond and Levy Measures. We will send out more information about this in the new year. Ben Franklin Yearbook art competition entries due December 10 - Harry Potter theme Would your child like their artwork featured ... read full article
Weekly Update - Nov 29Caroline Speirs12/2/201712/13/2017
Weekly Update - Nov 29
PTA General Membership Meeting - Tomorrow 6-6.30pm in the school library Associate Superintendent Mike VanOrden and School Board Member Siri Bliesner will be at our General Membership meeting tomorrow night, Thursday 30 November at 6pm, to explain the Bond and Levy Measures that will be on the ballot in February. This will be a great time to ask questions. We will vote on whether Ben Franklin PTA wishes to endorse and support the bond and levies. We will also be voting on three EZ Grants. With the additional funds raised during our Warrior Run, we have additional funds to spend ... read full article
Weekly Update - Nov 15Caroline Speirs11/15/201711/29/2017
Weekly Update - Nov 15
International Night - Tomorrow night at 6.30-8pm International Night is on tomorrow, Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6.30-8pm. It's a night to come together as one and learn about the many cultures of our school through dancing, singing, eating and playing. Please join us at school tomorrow night to embrace the different cultures we're so lucky to share at Ben Franklin. Volunteers urgently needed for photo retakes - Today 8.30-11am It's School Picture retake day today, Wednesday 15 November, but we don't have any volunteers to help get kids to the photographer. Please help us out and volunteer this morning so ... read full article
Weekly Update - Nov 8Caroline Speirs11/8/201711/21/2017
Weekly Update - Nov 8
Reflections Art Celebration - Join us tomorrow at 6.30pm in the Commons A huge congratulations to all our incredibly talented artists at Ben Franklin! This year we had 33 student art pieces entered into the National PTA Reflections Art competition. Eleven of the 33 are finalists and moving onto the council level of judging! Finalists moving on are; Benjamin Raff, Rashika Raja, Elizaveta Vorobeva, Sofiia Cherepanova, Madeline Edgar, Sarah Williams, Julia Prieto, Eric Marcu, Payton Knauss, Sadie Klinkenberg and Ophelia Geddes. Please join us in celebrating all our artists tomorrow, Thursday, November 9 at 6.30pm in the Commons. There will ... read full article
Weekly Update - Nov 1Caroline Speirs11/1/201711/15/2017
Weekly Update - Nov 1
Candy Buy Back Program - this Friday, November 3 Want to get rid of all that unwanted Halloween candy? There is a way! Just send it to school with your student on Friday morning, November 3. The PTA will be collecting Halloween candy for the Candy Buy Back program with Dr Neal from Neal Smiles Orthodontics. Neal Smiles Orthodontics will be buying back Halloween candy and donating it to Northwest Harvest for the holiday season. Proceeds from the "Candy Buy Back" program will be split between Ben Franklin and the PTA. International Night - Thursday November 16 Would you like ... read full article
Weekly Update - Oct 25Caroline Speirs10/25/201711/8/2017
Weekly Update - Oct 25
Save a tooth, treat someone in need! Dr Neal from Neal Smile Orthodontics will be buying back our Halloween candy and donating it to Northwest Harvest for the holiday season. To help raise money for our school and support families in need, please send in your Halloween candy on Friday, November 3. Mr Cho and Mr Scott will be "trick or treating" in each classroom to collect the candy. Proceeds from the "Candy Buy Back" program will be split between Ben Franklin and the PTA. International Night - Thursday November 16 Ben Franklin PTA proudly presents our yearly culturally-diverse International ... read full article
Weekly Update - Oct 18Caroline Speirs10/24/201711/7/2017
Weekly Update - Oct 18
International Night -  Thursday November 16 Ben Franklin PTA proudly presents our yearly culturally-diverse International Night on  Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6.30-8pm . International night is a night to come together as one and learn about the many cultures of our school through dancing, singing, eating and playing. However, to make this an amazing event we need your help! We would love for you all to share your culture with our community. Traditionally, we have tables set up according to the country a family wants to educate us on. On these tables, there can be food, games, maps, pictures or specific items that are traditional ... read full article
Schedule change this week!!Caroline Speirs10/15/201710/22/2017
Schedule change this week!!
Just a reminder that school ends at 12 noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of this week to accommodate parent meetings with teachers. No After School activities. LEAP Day on Friday which means no school. ... read full article
Weekly Update - Oct 11Caroline Speirs10/11/201710/24/2017
Weekly Update - Oct 11
Fall Staff Appreciation Lunch - Tuesday October 17 We are mixing things up this year and spreading the appreciation for our amazing Ben Franklin Staff throughout the year rather than for just one week. Show your appreciation by  signing up  to bring something delicious to add to our Fall Soup and Sandwich spread for the staff. Thanks so much! International Night - Thursday November 16 Ben Franklin PTA proudly presents our yearly culturally diverse International Night on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6.30-8pm. International night is a night to come together as one and learn about the many cultures of our ... read full article
Weekly Update - Oct 4Caroline Speirs10/5/201710/19/2017
Weekly Update - Oct 4
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 ... read full article
Weekly Update - Sept 27Caroline Speirs9/27/201710/10/2017
Weekly Update - Sept 27
Weekly Update                         . Fall Family Night - tomorrow night 6-7.30pm It’s time for Ben Franklin's annual Fall Family Night this Thursday! This is a great opportunity to welcome new friends to the Ben Franklin community and catch up with old friends while enjoying a barbecue. And the best part - dinner is provided for your whole family. The theme this year is everything Hawaiian so please wear your lei and hula skirt. To make this night a success, we need some help with salad preparation, serving the food, ... read full article
Weekly Update - Sept 21Caroline Speirs9/21/201710/4/2017
Weekly Update - Sept 21
After-school activities Registration for After-School Activities is now open. 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. Spots in each class are limited, so please be sure to register early. Classes begin the week of October 2nd. Our VP of After-school Enrichment, Audria Stubna, is available to answer any questions. You can contact Audria afterschool@mybenfranklinpta.org . Click here for registration and class details. Fall Family Night - Thursday September 28 It’s time ... read full article
Weekly Update - Sept 13Caroline Speirs9/14/20179/26/2017
Weekly Update - Sept 13
3rd-5th Grade Choir It's not too late to sign up for Intermediate Choir. Choir began yesterday, but there's still room for more students. Class meets Tuesday mornings at 8am in the music room with Mrs Sandstrom. Registration is open until September 19th and handled through our online platform 6crickets. If you do not have a 6crickets account, you will need to create one to register. If you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who would like to join, please click here for registration and all the details. After-school activities Registration for After-School Activities is now open. We will be ... read full article
Weekly Update TEMPLATECaroline Speirs9/3/20179/3/2017
Weekly Update TEMPLATE
Subscribe HERE!      Dates to  Remember March 3, Community Coffee & Chat 2.30-3.30pm March 10, LEAP Day, No School March 22, No early release, School ends at 3.30pm March 23, Science Fair 6.30-8pm March 23, PTA General Membership Meeting 7.30pm April 3-7, Spring Break, No School April 12, No early release, School ends at 3.30pm April 20, International Night 6.30-8pm May 1-5, Staff Appreciation Week May 3, No early release, School ends at 3.30pm May 18, PTA General Membership Meeting 6-6.30pm May 25, Volunteer Tea 9-10am May 29, Memorial Day, No School For more dates and events, check out the ... read full article
Join the PTA today!Caroline Speirs8/21/201710/11/2017
Join the PTA today!
Join the PTA, it's a great way to get more involved in your school. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students. Plus, you'll meet other parents in your neighborhood. Don't forget to add your spouse or partner's name if signing up for a Family Membership. PLUS, check to see if your company will do corporate matching of your PTA membership dues. Join now! ... read full article
Franklin Spirit WearCaroline Speirs8/21/201710/16/2017
Franklin Spirit Wear
If you bought Franklin Spirit Wear online, you should be receiving your article very soon. We expect to have all of the orders delivered in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for an update on when your hoodie or T-shirts will arrive at the school!  NOTE: Deadline to order was Oct 1, 2017 ... read full article