80s Night Volunteers Needed!

80’s Night is around the corner on Friday, January 26th from 7-9pm. As always we appreciate all of our parent volunteers, we could not provide these totally rad events without you!  Please consider signing up today and ask a friend to sign up with you!

And if you haven’t signed your family up for the event, save yourself time at the door and sign up in advance through the PTA web store!

We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp: http://signup.com/go/QhCFjue

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password onSignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, or have any questions or difficulty signing up, please contact Hope Rodine at hope_gerhard@hotmail.com / 773.960.9650


Chicago Wolves – Read to Succeed

The Read to Succeed program will be kicking off in January.

Students who read 400 minutes in 30 days will receive a free ticket to see the Chicago Wolves play the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena on Sunday, March 11th at 3pm.

Reading logs will be distributed the week of January 8th and will be due on February 15th.

Additional tickets will be available for purchase through the PTA web store for $21 per ticket.

For more information, please contact Larissa Skubic.


Yearbook Orders Due

Order your yearbook before winter break at a discounted price of $20 on the webstore.

Prices increase after December 22.


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 meganeod8@gmail.com


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