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Franklin Elementary School

PTSA Ben Franklin
Welcome to the Ben Franklin Neighborhood PTSA.

We are so happy to have so many new families join our school community this year.

The PTSA serves a very important role in the life of the school and your involvement is vital. We have many different ways to get each family involved in the PTSA:

Committed Involvment (five hours each month): 
Attend montly meetings
Serve a term on the Board (vice principal and treasurer positions currently open)
Chair a committee: Fundraiser (fall), Bingo (winter), Family Fun Night (spring), Spiritwear Clothing Sales
Volunteer for events: Daytime volunteer hours (Book Fair, staff appreciation events), Evening Volunteer hours (Fundraising Pick-Up Night, Bingo, Family Fun Night)


Active Involvment (two-three hours each month): 
Attend montly meetings
Assist on a committee: Fundraiser (fall), Bingo (winter), Family Fun Night (spring) Spiritwear Clothing Sales
Volunteer for events: Daytime volunteer hours (Book Fair, staff appreciation events), Evening Volunteer hours (Fundraising Pick-Up Night, Bingo, Family Fun Night)


Casual Involvment (one hour each month): 
Attend montly meetings
Volunteer for events: Daytime volunteer hours (Book Fair, staff appreciation events), Evening Volunteer hours (Fundraising Pick-Up Night, Bingo, Family Fun Night)

Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the media center. You don't have to be a member to attend the meetings. We would love to have you! 

What we give back to the school is even more important. Each year the PTS funds many activities:
Class field trips 
First grade to como zoo, 
Fourth grade bowling trip, 
Fifth grade to the science museum

Supplies for Students 
Buys every student 3 books a year through RIF (Reading is Fundamental). 
Send crossing guards to White Water State Park for training. 
MCA treats: a snack and water on testing days.
Buy assignment planners for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
Provide sleds and other playground toys for outside

Teacher Support 
Teacher's Fund is used to supplement supplies for creative lesson plans, and student incentives in the classroom.
Provide hospitality during conferences

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