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 is now 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
PTA is more than just a meeting nightCaroline Speirs3/29/20185/31/2018
PTA is more than just a meeting night
Did you know the many benefits that come with being a PTA member? Not only do you get to know other parents and the administrators at your school, here are just a few of the things you will enjoy by being a member of Ben Franklin's PTA: - stay up-to-date on policy and planning activities at the school - learn about upcoming events and activities before anyone else - advocate and make an impact at your child's school - be present at special events - enjoy special discounts at a range of retailers: Great Wolf Lodge, car rentals, Key Arena, ... read full article
Get ready for the Science FairCaroline Speirs2/21/20183/22/2018
Get ready for the Science Fair
Whether your kiddo is required to enter the Science Fair, or your family likes to explore STEM subjects, entering a science project in the fair is a great way to explore the amazing world that surrounds us. Not sure how to come up with an idea? Think about what your son or daughter really enjoys: food, art, animation, sports and start asking questions about what he or she knows about the subject, and what she may not know, and wants to know more about. For lots of research ideas, along with guidelines and rules, please visit our  Science Fair Guidelines ... 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
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
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