The Franklin PTA Welcomes You

We are so glad you're here! The Ben Franklin PTA is here to provide continued support to the Franklin community. 


School Supply Orders

Yearbooks Are In!

Don’t forget to order your school supplies for next year! Franklin has a longstanding partnership with School Toolbox.  That means you can get your student’s school supplies sent ahead to their classroom next September.  
 
If you want to avoid scrambling for school supplies in August, head over to www.schooltoolbox.com and order your kiddo's box. The cost is around $25-35 per box, and there are no charges for the convenience of them being shipped to the school.
 
This promo ends July 4th!  (After that, you can still order supplies, but they will be sent to your home for a shipping fee.) 
 
For questions, contact the PTA at connect@mybenfranklinpta.org. 
For more information: Schooltoolbox.com
(Choose: Kirkland WA and Ben Franklin Elementary to get the right box for your child)

Monday, June 14th & Tuesday, June 15th, Teachers will receive yearbooks for those students who ordered one and will distribute to in-person students.

  • Wednesday, June 16th, remote students may pickup their yearbook during technology/book return from 1pm-3pm. 
  • Thursday, June 17th, remote students may pickup their yearbook during technology/book return from 9am-11am.

The PTA also has a limited number of extra copies for sale for $20 each. For all queries about yearbooks, including sales, please email yearbook@mybenfranklinpta.org


And the Award Goes To...

The 2020-2021 PTA awards were given out last week! Congratulations to all. The winners list is:

  • Golden Acorns to Heather Vandenburg and Alex Geddes
  • Golden Eagle to Tamara Joyce,
  • Dedicated Service to Emily Sorensen, Heather Conniff, and Susan Weston
  • And, Outstanding Educator of the year was awarded to 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Jacobson

2021 - 2022 PTA Chair Positions Available

The PTA is looking for people to chair events and activities next year. PTA activities are all volunteer-led, and if we can't find enough volunteers, some of your favorite activities may not run. These are not board positions; you can work on them in your own time, with a friend/s to share the workload, and we can connect you with people who've done the role in the past for guidance. If any of these sound interesting, please reach out to connect@mybenfranklinpta.org to get more information: 

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Dance Night
  • STEM Symposium
  • Enrichment clubs (chess, lego, etc)
  • After-school enrichment program in conjunction with 6Crickets
  • Cultural liaison/welcome committee

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 Susan, Kathleen and Sophie at nomcom@mybenfranklinpta.org if you are interested in volunteering.  


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