The Lion King is Coming!!! (5/20-5/21) Calling All Kindergarten and First Grade Performers!!!

Would your child like to make a cameo appearance in Ben Franklin’s Drama Club “Lion King” production this May? Sign them up now!

There is no fee to register, however, your child MUST be able to attend all 3 rehearsals on:
Monday May 8th 3:30p–4:30p in the MPR
Monday May 15th 3:30p–4:30p in the MPR
Friday May 19th 4:00p–4:30p at Glenbard South High School

Both performances are at Glenbard SOUTH High School:
Saturday May 20th at 7:00pm
Sunday May 21st at 2:00pm
Your child can perform in one OR both shows.

If your little Superstar would like to join us in the Circle of Life, please contact Gina Corrado at ginabina71@gmail.com or 630 545 0045 to register them by May 6th.

For everyone else–stay tuned for Lion King ticket sales info the end of April! Thank you!!!


Committee Chairs Needed for 2017-2018

We are looking for parent volunteers to lead/ co-lead various committees for next year as well as shadows willing to take over in 2018-2019.  We have openings in:

 Ambassadors Club- (2) fourth grade parents

Book Fair- (2) shadows needed

Chess Club- (1)

Destination Imagination- (1) shadow needed

High Interest Day- (2) shadows needed

Hobby Night- (2)

New Family/ Kindergarten Welcome- (1) co-chair

Open Your Heart Valentine project- (1)

Parents Night Out- (1)

Paper Directory- (1)

Pumpkin Fest-( 2)

Reflections- (2)

Science Night- (2)

Staff Appreciation- (2)

 For more information on these clubs or to volunteer please contact Kristy Feine at klfeine@gmail.com.


Volunteer for High Interest Day!

All 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade parents can sign up here to volunteer for High Interest Day.   You are not expected to lead a class – we just need your help supervising!

Volunteer Spot includes items that need to be donated as well as your time in the classrooms.   Thank you!  Any questions, please contact Alison Overtoom aovertoom@ameritech.net or Lisa Carpenter llcarp@hotmail.com.

All other grades will be contacted through their Room Liaisons.


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!


New Ways to Help Raise Money for Our School!

New to Ben Franklin this year: 

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 – 9/16  Print your coupon now!  Oberweis Fundraiser Coupon
  • Barone’s Pizza – 11/2
  • Chick-fil-A – 11/17 5-8 pm
  • Meatheads – 12/15

For more information, please contact Megan O’Donnell at meganeod8@gmail.com



The Ben Franklin PTA Webstore will open on Monday, Aug. 15th!  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 2016-17 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.


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