We strive to enrich the education of every student

The Ben Franklin PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a nonprofit organization that supports our students, teachers, and staff through enrichment programs, events, and financial grants.  We are affiliated with the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) which advocates for the education, health, welfare, and safety of all children in Washington State.

 

Each year we raise funds for events, programs, and financial grants that are not covered by local and state funding. Here’s just a few things covered by the 2019 - 2020 Ben Franklin PTA:   

 

  • Gaga ball pit
  • Field rips
  • Lunchroom table to relieve crowding
  • Computer cart (with charging) for the library
  • Standing desks for 5th graders
  • iPads and durable cases for the learning center
  • Die cuts in the copy room (for bulletin board décor and lettering)
  • Sensory Path in the hallway by the main office
  • Basketball hoop for all abilities
  • A thermometer for the health room
  • Emergency Clothing (underwear) for accidents
  • Clay for art projects
  • Art supplies for the Art Docent program
  • Cold & Flu supplies for classrooms
  • Teacher budgets for classroom supplies (books for classroom libraries, art and posters, a magazine subscription, social studies materials, prizes for students, fidgets, a reading program, reading pillows and book bins, STEM projects, and more)
  • PE Supplies (wagons for transporting gear, dodgeballs, AUX card and new speaker for music, volleyballs)
  • Music supplies (new rug for music room, recorders for 3rd grade, teaching supplies)
  • Communication with Franklin Families (First day packets, PTA website, weekly newsletter)

Please join us and make a difference in the lives of all students at Franklin!