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.


Drama Tickets Available for Sale

The Ben Franklin Superstars Drama Club proudly presents

“When You Wish Upon a Superstar”

a salute to many fabulous Disney shows including Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, Frozen, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney Princesses!

Come out and support our talented cast in a fun-filled show for the whole family!!

Tickets are only $5 each and the shows will be at Glenbard South High School on Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 5th at 7:00pm.

Tickets are available on the webstore.


High Interest Day Volunteers Needed

High Interest Day is April 27th and we need Volunteers!!

All 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade parents can sign up here to volunteer for High Interest Day.

Volunteer Signup includes items that need to be donated as well as your time in the classrooms.

You are not expected to lead a class – we just need your help supervising!

If you have any questions please contact Lisa Carpenter or Alison Overtoom.


Staff Appreciation by the PTA

The PTA will celebrate Staff Appreciation Week April 30-May 4th to thank our wonderful Ben Franklin staff for all that they do!

We will provide breakfasts, lunches, and more Monday-Thursday and end the week with a bang on Friday with a catered lunch and a few more surprises!

Signup here to contribute items for the week or make a Staff Appreciation Donation on webstore.


Muffins with Moms

On Friday, April 20th from 7:40-8:10 a.m. Moms and kids are invited to school for a special breakfast!

If mom is unavailable any adult chaperone is welcome to attend.

At 8:10 a.m. Moms should escort their children to their assigned outdoor entrances for supervision before the children re-enter the school for the day.

Please sign up to attend in the webstore for $5 per family by Wednesday, April 18th.

**Important:  Please do not park in the teacher’s lot – those spots are reserved for faculty and staff.  Please use street parking instead.


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