Welcome Back Franklin Eagles!
We are excited to welcome all new and returning families to Ben Franklin for the 2023-2024 school year! The Ben Franklin PTA has been working hard behind-the-scenes to prepare for a great year for all students, staff, and the Franklin community. We're so glad you're here and look forward to meeting you!
The Ben Franklin PTA is looking forward to continuing to support the Franklin community this year. We have many ways that you can get involved - join the PTA, volunteer your time, donate funds, and sign up for our mailing list and Facebook page to stay informed about what the PTA is up to and opportunities for you to get involved.
Thank you for helping us exceed our goal!!! We reached 106% of our $70,000 GOAL coming in at $58,589 before corporate matching and $74,044 including corporate matching! We are so grateful for the outpouring of generosity from our Franklin community, and are excited to be able to fund a variety of learning opportunities and community events this year!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 16, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
We will start the night in the new gym with performances by students and a parade of national costumes and artifacts, then move into the old gym/Commons to explore booths set up by Franklin families highlighting their cultures.
Please consider signing up to help with set up and pack up so the families hosting tables and participating in the parade can focus on these activities. If you sign up to help, you won't miss any of the event: everything is done before the doors open at 5:30pm and after the event ends at 7:30pm. Sign up to help here:
You can also still sign up to host a table (same link above). They need not be elaborate, the aim is just to teach our students a thing or two about the country you are from. The PTA will reimburse up to $50 per country table if you keep your receipts.
General Membership Meetings
Please join us for our General Membership meetings! We'll be voting on grants that directly affect your kids.
September 8, 2023 at 10:00am
December 7, 2023 at 6:30pm
February 22, 2024 at 6:00pm
May 16, 2024 at TBD
Ben Franklin Mural
In 2022, our students and staff had a great time partnering with Urban Artworks to design and paint the beautiful mural on the Ben Franklin campus.
For the longer version of the video please check here.
Ben Franklin PTA Anti-Racism Statement
The Ben Franklin PTA echoes the work of the Lake Washington PTSA to stand in solidarity with our families of Asian descent against the recent rising tide of anti-Asian racism and violence. We stand in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) families and students against the rise in attacks, crimes, and rhetoric against BIPOC communities in our country.
Ben Franklin Elementary PTA will actively support anti-racist policies, programs, and practices to build strong and inclusive communities. We commit to taking a conscious and active role in dismantling systemic and institutional racism by raising awareness through education and advocacy, working with school staff and outside organizations, and supporting our community so that all children feel safe and welcome. [Adapted from the LWPTSA Council Anti-Racism Statement]
The Franklin PTA is looking for a Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Chair for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this role. You will not be on your own, you will be able to join a group of FACE chairs from across our school district, to learn from each other and share ideas.