Book Swap is Coming Soon!

Ben Franklin’s Annual Book Swap will take place in the library on Wednesday, May 30th.

This is a fun event for the students as they get the chance to pick out their own books!

Please set aside some books for your child to swap and bring them to the library before school on May 23rd, 24th and 25th.

We will mark down the number of books your child brings in and on the day of the book swap, your child can select that number of books to bring home. You may bring in as many books as you like but you can only take home 10.


Skate into Summer with Ben Franklin Friends

Families are invited to enjoy a fun night celebrating the end of the school year at Lombard Roller Rink, 201 22nd St, Lombard, on Thursday, May 24 from 6-8 pm.

Admission cost is free; skate rental is $4 per person and paid that night.

There is a $10 minimum on all credit card transactions, and no outside food or drinks are allowed into the building.

Personal skates and roller blades are allowed but must pass inspection, and you skate at your own risk.

This is not a drop-off event; each attendee must have a responsible adult on site.


Order 2018-19 School Supplies!

2018-19 school supply sale is underway and the EPI Website is open.

Click Here and enter school code is BEN153


Ben Franklin Inaugural Olympic Day

The Ben Franklin PE teachers are planning our first Olympic Day and they need volunteers to help make the games a success! Please sign up here for a shift on Wednesday, May 30th and you will receive more details next month.


Ben Franklin Art Show

Students will be creating original works of art during school that will be on display for the first Ben Franklin Art Show on May 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm.

Student art work will be professionally framed for this special event and available to purchase for $25.

Proceeds from the sale of the art work will go to our Art Program.

There is no obligation to purchase the framed art and any art not purchased will be returned to the students.

In preparation of the Art Show, volunteers are requested to prepare the art work before the show and we are in need of parent volunteers for the evening of the show. Please sign up here.


Board Members Needed!

The PTA is looking to fill a few open Board positions for the 2018-2020 term.

Please contact Tara Hoster if you are interested in learning more about the available opportunities.



The Ben Franklin PTA Webstore will open on Monday, Aug. 7th!  Access the Webstore  Register for fun PTA activities, clubs and events throughout the year.  Great volunteer opportunities are also available for sign-up.  Don’t forget to renew your PTA membership for the 2017-18 school year!  Many activities start soon, so please visit the Webstore this week!

** Please Note: If you’ve forgotten your password, click the “Forgot Password” button when logging onto Webstore.  Next, enter your email address into the “Username” box.  This will generate an email to you with a new password.


Yearbook Photos Needed!

Yearbook Pictures Needed!  Easy to add with ReplayIt
There is an easy way to get your kiddos smiling faces in the yearbook.  Download the free ReplayIt app.  This works directly with our Jostens yearbook creation site. 
The yearbook team can pull photos you add directly from the app.  It is quick and easy.  Snap, select and hit send. 
Please join in and help us get all our children in the yearbook!


Sign Up to Receive Weekly Eblast!

If you currently do not receive a weekly eblast from the Ben Franklin PTA, sign up here!


Ways to Help Raise Money for Our School!

Dine-out Events – At various times throughout the year, Ben Franklin families and friends will have the opportunity to earn money for our school by dining at local restaurants that will donate a percentage of sales back to Ben Franklin School.  Mark your calendars and take a night off from cooking dinner!

Oberweis – 9/15/17

Barone’s Pizza – 10/18/17

Chick fil A – 11/16/17

Meatheads – 12/14/17


For more information, please contact Megan O’Donnell at