Please invite a Veteran to the VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY-November 11th

Ben Franklin will be hosting an all-school Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday, November 11 at 2 pm. All students are encouraged to invite any relatives or friends of the family who have served in the military.More Information and Invitation

ALSO, please consider submitting a picture of your relative or friend for the video montage that will be played during the assembly. We can accept electronic or printed images. All will be returned to the original owner. Please submit pictures to Diane McKinnon at djmckinnon1@gmail.com

If a student would like to honor a loved one who served or is currently serving in the military, click here for a flyer to color. Please write your honoree’s name on the line below the heart and return it to the office.


Please contact the Ambassadors Committee with any questions:

Diane McKinnon djmckinnon@gmail.com

Jackie Wyrick wyricks@sbcglobal.net


Ben Franklin’s Annual Literary Pumpkins

Students (and their families) are invited to showcase a Literary Pumpkin to celebrate Literacy and Halloween!  Simply decorate a smaller-size pumpkin or gourd as your favorite literary character.  Bring your pumpkin to school with completed form (in linked flyer) before school on Monday, October 24th.  Treat bags with a $1-off Book Fair Coupon will be given to all participants.  Please see link below for flyer containing more details!

Volunteers to assist with pumpkin drop off are needed to make this event a success.  Contact Kathy Van Ek (vanek@wideopenwest.com), if you’d like to help out or have questions.



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!


Wrapping Paper Sales Fundraiser has Started!

Back By Popular Demand – Wrapping Paper Sales!

Charleston Wrap catalogs will be sent home on Monday, September 12 with your child.  Please help support the PTA and get ready for the holiday season!  Checks should be made out to the PTA and dropped in the school office.  Thanks!


Order Your Yearbook!


Order your student’s 2016-17 Ben Franklin yearbook directly online at Jostens Yearbook: http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A09861659

Price is $20.00 and increases on 1/3, so order today!


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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