Vol. 7, Iss. 25
September 7, 2017

Dear Parents,
 
Last spring BFA's Board of Directors approved naming the BFA Library after one of our school's founding family members who's service and dedication to the school is unparalleled. The BFA Library will now be known as the Shelly Dana Library to recognize Shelly Dana's extraordinary impact at BFA. 
 
As a founding family member, ensuring the success of BFA became Shelly Dana's personal mission. She was a community builder and leader who inspired and encouraged others to commit their time and energy to BFA. BFA's founder Jason Sanders commented, "Her leadership during the formative and early years was key to the establishment of the school. Over and over again, Shelly took the lead organizing committees, activities and parents meetings--all successfully...without her...our vibrant community would not be as strong."
 
Thanks to her inspiration, tireless work and leadership, volunteers rallied around her and put together the first BENefit Bash to raise funds for much needed items, such as books for the library, before we even had a building. Shelly felt strongly that every child at BFA should have access to a robust library and took action to make sure that became a reality.  
 
Shelly Dana was president of BFA's first Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and created an independent 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting the school. She volunteered hundreds of hours and led efforts that raised more than $600,000 for the school. Much of the funds during the school's early years were spent on important literacy, technology, outdoor (playground/signage) and building improvements, arts, physical education and science purchases. BFA Board member and former employee Burgandy Hodge commented, "There aren't many places around the school that you could look and not see Shelly's hand. Whether it is the marquee outside of the building, the playground, the BFA sign on the back wall of the main office, or resources in a classroom--it's easy to see evidence of Shelly's hard work and dedication. This honor recognizes all her efforts on behalf of our staff, students and the entire BFA community." 
 
Shelly spearheaded many of the traditions we value today such as the Harvest Festival, Ben Franklin's Birthday and Field Day. She also oversaw the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son events when those transitioned to the PTO. These traditions are essential to the vibrant sense of community that BFA students, parents and staff still enjoy today. 
 
Shelly's impact also can be seen in our robust volunteer community. She not only led the PTO for years but, more importantly, she inspired and encouraged volunteers and made volunteering rewarding and fun. The vast volunteer network that Shelly helped to organize is still visible and active today throughout the school. Families in need, students trying to raise money through a bake sale, and teachers who want a hot meal in the midst of conferences still benefit from the PTO Baking Committee; and our Room Parent network serves as an essential part of communication, staff appreciation and community building. Shelly firmly believed that recognizing volunteers was essential and started the tradition of rewarding families who met their volunteer quota with a free community event, generally held at Pirates Cove.  
 
What makes Shelly's contributions extraordinary is her leadership, creativity, talent for motivating volunteers and willingness to take on whatever the school needed to fulfill its Mission and Vision.  Her influence can be felt, not only in the infrastructure of the school, its library and in the technology we use, but also in the culture and spirit of our community. 
 
A dedication ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Library. If you have any questions, please email Pam Betts.
 
Sincerely,

Diana Simpson 

PLAN TO ATTEND THE BENEFIT BASH MEETING TONIGHT  
 
This year's BENefit Bash is shaping up to be the bee's knees, but we are still in need of volunteers and donations to make it perfectly swanky.
 
Want to help?
Join us at 7 p.m. TONIGHT, Sept. 7, in the Sanders Science Lab for our next BENefit Bash meeting. Come learn what the Bash is all about, get plugged in, earn volunteer hours, have a few laughs, and enter our drawing for a chance to walk away with something that's the cat's meow.
 
Can't attend the meeting but have an item you would like to donate?
We are in need of large and small items, such as trips, condos for beach or mountain getaways, holiday gifts, unique experiences, electronics, wine for the Wine Wall, growlers for the Growler Grab, and baskets for displaying donations. If you can help, please email Shele Steel, BENefit Bash Procurement Committee Manager.

 BRONCO DAY FRIDAY
 
Tomorrow, Sept 8, is Bronco Jersey Day at BFA! Students get to celebrate the beginning of the Bronco football season by wearing their favorite Bronco T-shirt or jersey. Students also can elect to wear a different football team's T-shirt/jersey.
 
If your student prefers, they may also wear a Spirit Day shirt. Please keep in mind, field day T-shirts from a prior year can be worn on Spirit Day.  Regardless of whether your student wears a Bronco shirt or a Spirit Day shirt, your student should wear regular uniform bottoms. 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT FUNDRAISER  
 
The first Parents' Night Out fundraiser is from 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 8, in the Lightning Gym. W e must sign up 30 children to host the event, so
sign up by midnight tonight to help ensure the event is not cancelled. 
Click  here to sign up  and please remember to register each child attending.
 
All BFA students are welcome--even preschoolers (potty trained please). The cost is $10 per child, with proceeds benefiting the eighth graders going on the Washington, D.C. trip.
 
It's going to be a fun night with STEM-themed activities and the movie "Meet the Robinsons."  Popcorn and water will be provided and concessions will be sold at the start of the evening.

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SPIRIT WEEK BEGINS MONDAY  
 
Is your student ready to show their school spirit? Spirit Week begins  Monday, Sept. 11, and runs through Friday, Sept. 15.
 
Each day will be filled with FUN. Students are encouraged to participate, and arrive at school dressed according to the theme assigned to each day of the week; however, if a student chooses not to participate, s/he must come dressed in his/her school uniform.    
 
Following are the BFA Spirit Week themes assigned to each day of the week:
  • Monday, Sept. 11:  USA Day -  Show your American pride!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12: Twin Day - Dress identically to one or more of your friends.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13:  Superhero Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 14:  Athletes vs. Mathletes Day
  • Friday, Sept. 15:  Movie Day - Dress as your favorite movie character.
We look forward to celebrating our students and showing off our school spirit!    

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COME LEARN ALL ABOUT DESTINATION IMAGINATION! 
 
Have you heard about Destination Imagination (DI)? The organization's vision is " to teach students the creative process and empower them with the skills needed to succeed in an ever changing world." Annually, DI offers seven new academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts, service learning and early learning. In solving a challenge, students learn the creative process from imagination to innovation and the skills needed to thrive in school, their careers and beyond.
 
If this sounds like something that would interest your student and you as a parent volunteer (a variety of roles are available, but Team Managers are always needed), please attend an informational/kick-off meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, in the Sanders Science Lab (first floor science lab, room 145) to learn more about this amazing program. We encourage you to bring your student if s/he is new to DI.
 
Last year, BFA's DI teams had two teams make it to the state competition and one of the teams advanced to Global Finals. We are looking forward to another great year! If you are interested in joining a team or being a team manager, please email Jason Sunahara, BFA DI coordinator.

PURCHASE HARVEST FESTIVAL TICKETS BY SEPT. 12   
 
Join us for a night of family fun from 4 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at BFA. 
Purchase your tickets before Sept. 12, and take advantage of the family discount. Tickets  are $10 per child or max $25 for a family (siblings only), with advance purchase. Adults and children under three are FREE! Tickets at the door will be $10 per child; the family discount will not be available.  Purchase your advance tickets now through Tuesday, Sept. 12 , through the BFA Store, under the 'Events' tab. Wristbands for those  who prepay will be sent home with the oldest child before the event.     
Families who have completed their 30 hours (15 hours for single family households) of volunteer service for the current school year, and have  logged them by today, Sept. 7, will be given  FREE admittance to the event!
 
We hope to see you on Saturday, Sept. 16, for games, food and FUN! Popcorn, baked goods and refreshments are included with your admission fee. And, we're excited to announce that The Rolling Italian , Mikes 2 Kitchen , Costa Vida and Kona Ice will be on site offering food for sale. Click here to see the Harvest Festival flier. 
 
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please sign up  today if you're interested in volunteering. And, click here  if you'd like to sign up to bring baked goods for the event and/or cakes for the cake walk. 

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SPREAD THE WORD - PROSPECTIVE PARENTS TOUR BFA 
 
Parents interested in joining the BFA family are welcome to tour the school Wednesdays in September, October and November. Tours begin at 9 a.m. each Wednesday (except Oct. 11 and Nov. 22) and will be lead by Principal Simpson. New families--all adults should bring your driver's license and check in a few minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin.  

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCE FAIR
 
Douglas County Schools is offering a free parent resource fair on recognizing signs of youth drug and/or alcohol use. The resource fair is being held from 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Douglas County High School. Click here for a flier with more information.  

STEM
SAVE THE DATE FOR STEAM EXPO
 
BFA's annual STEAM Expo is quickly approaching! The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Lightning Gym. Students look forward to this event each year, as they get to experience exciting activities and demonstrations related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. There will be external vendors, including HawkQuest Birds of Prey, and Colorado Code Club, to name a few, as well as volunteer-led activities such as making duck tape key chains and experimenting with liquid nitrogen.
 
Parents, consider joining us for the day as a volunteer. It's a great way to see your kids experience the expo and get your volunteer hours in. Watch for sign up genius coming soon!

CHUCKING FRUIT IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE 
 
Once again, the STEAM Fruit Toss Club is making science, technology, engineering and math FUN! Students who join this club will design and construct a 6-foot trebuchet while learning practical application of physics, mechanics and engineering. They will learn to apply the mathematics of arc, angles, force and torque while using a trebuchet to chuck fruit!  
 
This after school club is open to students in grades 4-8. They will meet from 4 - 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 12. The cost is $30 for a four week session and includes participation in the October 6-8 Punkin Chunkin Colorado event. Sign up t oday! Please see
this flier for additional information or email Tobi Foss with questions.  

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STEM CLUB BEGINS NEXT WEEK - SIGN UP TODAY  
 
This year Mrs. Lewicki is sponsoring two STEM Club after school sessions for third through fifth graders!

Students will work in teams to perform experiments, discover the principles behind the experiment, innovate a new design with their team, and perform the experiment again. The first session, Phony Physics, begins Sept. 11; and the second session, Chemistry Chaos, begins Oct. 16.

Each session will be held from 4 - 5 p.m. and is only $60. Register today!   

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SEND IN BOX TOPS NEXT WEDNESDAY  
 
The next Box Tops collection day is Wednesday, September 13. Thanks to your diligent clipping, BFA has earned $19,584.00 since we began the Box Tops program! In 2016-17 alone, we earned $2,287.90. Considering each clipped Box Top is worth 10 cents, we've clipped a ton. Thank you and please keep clipping!
 
Not sure how to submit? It's easy! Each classroom will have a tub to collect Box Tops. You can send them inside a sealed baggie, or you can use one of the collection sheets from the box tops website. The website is a great source for participating products, collection sheets and to see how our school compares to other schools in the area.     
 
If you have any questions or would like to help with Box Tops, please email Jen Jones, Box Tops Committee Chair.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR GOODIES WITH GRANDPARENTS
 
BFA is honored to host students and their grandparents from 7-8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Lightning Gym for juice and light morning treats. This event is popular so please arrive early and park in the upper/overflow lot as to not disrupt carpool. Classes for students will begin at the usual time, so students should be in their classrooms by 8:10 a.m. Grandparents must remain with their grandchildren in the gym until at least 7:45 a.m. At that time, grandparents may walk their grandchildren to their classroom for a quick visit.
 
If you are able to help with greeting grandparents, photography, or serving coffee/treats, please sign up today!

COLD STONE SPIRIT NIGHT 
 
I scream, you scream, we all scream for.... Cold Stone Spirit Night!
 
Come enjoy some yummy ice cream, scooped by our wonderful BFA teachers, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Cold Stone Creamery in the Highlands Ranch Town Center (9338 Dorchester St., Suite A-101).  

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IMPORTANT OFFICE REMINDERS  
 
Please  remember your driver's license the first time you come to the
school to volunteer or attend a meeting. For safety reasons, every person who enters the school needs to have their driver's license scanned each school year. Please keep in mind, this is also a requirement for any friends or relatives who would like to enter the school.

In addition, please note that the office hours have changed this school year. T he office will be open from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.; and, similar to past years, the office will close from 3 p.m. until 'all call' for carpool.   

OverDrive
CHECKING OUT BOOKS IS EASY WITH OVERDRIVE!  
 
Ben Franklin Academy is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to continue a free reading service that provides digital books through OverDrive.
 
Why OverDrive?
The OverDrive collection is an extension of Ben Franklin Academy's physical library; only it's online with 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. It's convenient for students to check out titles at home, on the weekends or during school breaks with no worry about misplacing a book or running up fees - these digital titles automatically return themselves at the end of the lending period!
 
OverDrive can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners as well as gifted readers can all benefit from this service. Specifically, this benefits students by:
  • Enriching vocabulary and improving comprehension and pronunciation,
  • Introducing students to books above their reading level,
  • Teaching critical listening skills, and,
  • Helping busy kids find time to check out books and read.
How does it work?
To use OverDrive, students browse our secure, custom website, borrow with their Google Single Sign On and enjoy books anytime and anywhere--their computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader.
 
One you click on the website, use the following information to login:
Username: Student's last name beginning with a capital letter, then first initial and middle initial
Password: Dcsd (capital D) followed by student ID number
 
Example:
Username: Smithbk
Password: Dcsd123456
 
If you have a younger student, they may benefit from using a simple login. Use the simple login 'read' for quick and easy access to elementary titles. This feature allows students to read and listen to digital titles, which are automatically returned after two hours. See this flier for additional details.

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YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE AT INTRODUCTORY PRICE  
 
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If you did not purchase your yearbook during registration, you can still get yours today at  Yearbook Forever  for the introductory price of $26! Hurry before the price goes up!  
 
Photographers Needed
We are in need of photographers for Harvest Fest from  4-7 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 16.
If you are interested, please email Alissa Motazedi, PTO Yearbook Committee Chair.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE SAVINGS 
 
The eighth graders are selling an AMAZING coupon book this year! The books are $35 and contain coupons to many local restaurants and businesses, including: Pierre Michel French Bakery, Indulge, Mici, Cuba Cuba, Fujiyama, Lil'Ricci's, Casa Caliente, Costa Vida, Coldstone Creamery, Rita's, Anthony's Pizza, Honey Baked Ham, Gigi's Cupcakes, Rocket Fizz, Big Tool Box, Julie's Hallmark, TIMBUK TOYS, Spavia, The Palms Tanning, Floyds 99, Vogue Nails, Pirates Cove, Dart Warz, Arts on Fire, Jungle Quest, and College Drive Prep
 
The paper coupons can be used once, and with the app, you get the discount AGAIN with duplicate coupons. Also, this year your purchase includes a small card for multiple uses at five businesses: Grease Monkey, Freddy's, Rocket Fizz, Saj, and Bowlero. (This can be used with the app as well.)
 
To purchase, contact your friendly eighth grader and ask if they are selling books, or email Erin Fierro, D.C. Fundraising Committee Manager. 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BASE FAMILIES
 
A Bit About BASE
BASE, Before/After School Enrichment , is a 'pay as you use' system. We do not require you to sign up in advance, just be sure to complete the necessary application forms before you use BASE for the first time. The day or days you need to use the BASE program, you will need to email your child's teacher (you can also email Mrs. Savoy) to let him/her know that you will need your child to go to BASE after school. For before school care, feel free to just bring them in for drop off.

New Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures 
The procedures for BASE drop off and pick up are now a bit different than in years past. You will need to drop off and pick up your BASE student(s) on the northwest side of the building.

Specifically, go to the double doors for the Lightning (small) gym located in the back (northwest) side of the building. The easiest way for you to get there is to park in the preschool
lot, which has the basketball hoops, walk up to the doors and ring the BASE doorbell.
The doorbell is located on the north side window of the foyer on the silver panel. Ring the bell
and someone will come to the door to let you in. If you have trouble or have questions, please email BASE.
 
On another note...
Once you have completed the necessary paperwork and are registered in the BASE program  
for the 2017-18 school year, you will be able to set up your MyProcare account.
 
Please note, if your registration is not complete, you will be denied access to MyProcare. BASE billing will be processed on a weekly basis. If you are enrolled in Tuition Express, your BASE tuition due will be paid automatically from your account. You can review charges and payments anytime in your MyProcare account.
 
For those families not yet enrolled in Tuition Express, you will receive an email with instructions on how to make payment once billing is complete. Please note, currently it is optional enroll in Tuition Express. As of Jan 1, 2018, we will be moving to mandatory automated payments for all BASE accounts. Please complete your Tuition Express Authorization form today.
 

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GOT SPIRIT WEAR?  
 
If you haven't gotten your spirit wear yet, go to the BFA Store today to purchase spirit wear items (shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, calendars, and car magnets). The store will be open until Oct. 31, after which it will close until the spring.

BIRTHDAY BAGS ARE BACK! 
 
Make Their Day with a Birthday Bag!
Celebrating birthdays at BFA just got more fun! Order your child a Birthday Bag for just $10, and s/he will receive:  
  • A bag full of goodies such as erasers, pencils, bouncy balls, etc. (no food or candy will be in the bags);
  • A birthday certificate good for a free bake sale item at the next bake sale;
  • A personalized note from you, if requested; and
  • A 'Happy Birthday' serenade by the eighth graders who deliver the bag to your student's classroom.
Did your child already celebrate their birthday or do they have a summer birthday?   
We also will deliver "Un-birthday Bags" for students who have already celebrated their birthday, and "Half-birthday Bags" for summer birthdays.
 
You can purchase Birthday Bags online through the BFA Store.

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PRIVATE VOICE, ACTING AND PIANO LESSONS AT BFA  
 
BFA offers private voice, acting lessons and piano on campus. Lessons are after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning September 6 in the Music Room. The pricing is $30 for 30 minutes and $60 for an hour.

The instructor is Sydney Harper a performer and teacher from Denver. She has soloed with esteemed organizations such as the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Philharmonic. She has been directing professional and amateur children's theatre for 11 years and has a private studio of more than 50 students. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. 
 
For more questions email Sydney or contact Ms. Johnson. Click here to register; be sure to select one of the BFA offerings.

DCEF
DOUGLAS COUNTY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION EVENTS  
 
Click here for a flier with upcoming DCEF events.
 
Community Night with the Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas 
Saturday, Oct. 7 , at 7 p.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Tickets $24 (reg. $32 - $65); Click here for a flier with more information. 
Students eighth grade and under who purchase tickets will be given the opportunity to participate in the Halftime High 5 Squad and receive a FREE Rapids T-Shirt! 
 
Community Events with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts 
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex
Enter promo code: DCSDFUND
The Snowy Day - September 21 through November 18; Tickets $15  
From the joys of a first snowfall and learning how to whistle to thrilling encounters delivering a precious invitation, the delightful moments of childhood are perfectly captured in this medley of simple, sweet stories. The production kicks off the new Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances especially tailored for youth audiences. Bring your little ones to their first theatre experience and relive the moments of your childhood through their eyes.
   
 
The Parent Teacher Organization highlights a volunteer each month who has gone above and beyond in his/her contributions to the school. This volunteer receives recognition in the school newsletter and on the school website. S/he also has the privilege or parking in the reserved volunteer of the month parking space.

For the month of September, the PTO has chosen Mindy Green as our volunteer of the month. Mindy is being recognized for her countless hours of work at the school over the summer helping Monte Brook get the school ready for everyone's return in August. Mindy and her husband, Tim, have four kids - Harry, Hans, Ansley, and Anya. Harry and Hans are in third grade and Ansley and Anya are in first grade. Mindy says, "We love spending time with friends and family...and LOVE cheering on the Broncos!! We're going on our fourth year at BFA and have enjoyed our time here. Our teachers have been amazing with our kids and been so great about making sure each one gets exactly what they need. We feel truly blessed!!"
 
Congratulations, Mindy! Thank you for all you do for our school.
Thursday, Sept. 7
BENEFIT BASH COMMITTEE MEETING  
   
The BENefit Bash Committee is meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Sanders Science Lab. Come learn what the Bash is all about, get plugged in, earn volunteer hours, have a few laughs, and enter a drawing for a chance to walk away with a cool prize.
Friday, Sept. 8
SPIRIT DAY/BRONCO DAY   
   
Friday, Sept. 8, students can either wear their favorite Broncos (or another football team) jersey or T-shirt, or they can choose to wear a Spirit Day shirt. Please keep in mind, field day T-shirts from a prior year can be worn on Spirit Day.
 
Regardless of whether your student wears a Bronco shirt or a Spirit Day shirt, your student should wear regular uniform bottoms. 
PARENTS NIGHT OUT    
   
Parents' Night Out fundraiser is from 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 8, in the Lightning Gym.  All BFA students are welcome--even preschoolers (potty trained please). The cost is $10 per child, with proceeds benefiting the eighth graders going on the Washington, D.C. trip. 
Monday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 15
Spirit Week
SPIRIT WEEK      
   
Next week is Spirit Week! Following are the BFA Spirit Week themes assigned to each day of the week:
  • Monday, Sept. 11:  USA Day -  Show your American pride!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12: Twin Day - Dress identically to one or more of your friends.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13:  Superhero Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 14:  Athletes vs. Mathletes Day
  • Friday, Sept. 15:  Movie Day - Dress as your favorite movie character.
Monday, Sept. 11
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DESTINATION IMAGINATION MEETING     
   
There is a Destination Imagination informational/kick-off meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, in the Sanders Science Lab (first floor science lab, room 145) to learn more about this amazing program. We encourage you to bring your student if s/he is new to DI. 
Tuesday, Sept. 12
EIGHTH GRADE WASHINGTON, D.C. MEETING      
   
There is a eighth grade Washington, D.C. meeting from 6 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Middle School Commons.  
 
Wednesday, Sept. 13
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BOX TOP COLLECTION DAY       
   
The next Box Tops collection day is Wednesday, September 13. Each classroom will have a tub to collect Box Tops. You can send them inside a sealed baggie, or you can use one of the collection sheets from the box tops website.
Thursday, Sept. 14
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FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING       
   
The Finance Committee is meeting from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the BFA Conference Room.  
DEDICATION FOR THE SHELLY DANA LIBRARY        
   
There is a ceremony for the Library Dedication from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the BFA Library.   
Saturday, Sept. 16
HARVEST FESTIVAL        
   
The Harvest Festival is from   4 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at BFA. 
Purchase your advance tickets now through Tuesday, Sept. 12 , through the BFA Store, under the 'Events' tab.
Additional Upcoming Events: BFA Calendar
Middle School:  Athletics 
CONTACT US:
Ben Franklin Academy
2270 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Main Office: (720) 383-4519 info@bfacademy.org 
Attendance: (720) 432-9239 attendance@bfacademy.org 
Fax: (303) 974-1738
Our mission is to create young adults with character like America's founding Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin: well-read, scientifically curious, and civically engaged.
Our students will excel academically through a challenging, sequenced curriculum that emphasizes math, science, and literacy. We will be a data driven institution, focusing on individual students. Our students, teachers, parents, staff, and leaders will be held accountable for the success of our school. Finally, we recognize that an education is incomplete without fostering the arts, sports, nature, and character.
Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Purity and Humility.