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. 

Summer Play Dates

The PTA will be hosting playdates throughout the summer for all families. Join other Franklin families at the Ben Franklin playground on the first and third Tuesdays in July and August, from 4-6pm. Play dates are listed below. Don't forget your masks! 

  • July 20th
  • August 3rd
  • August 17th


In addition, playdates for incoming Kindergarteners only will be hosted from 4-5pm on the following days:

  • August 11th 
  • August 17th
  • August 25th

Soak up the sunshine while you get to know other Franklin families. Don't forget your masks! 

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 Vandenberg 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 2nd 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 to get more information: 

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

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 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.

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