Friends of Ben Franklin
Introducing Friends of Ben Franklin!
The Ben Franklin Middle School PTA sponsors students’ field trips, special events, teacher appreciation items, and special classroom needs requested by teachers and staff. In order to support these needs, we must raise funds annually. Normally, we sell magazines or other goods, and the BFMS PTA gets part of the money raised, while the rest of the funds go to the fundraising organization. This year, we decided to take a more direct approach and ask for direct donations through this new link on SchoolPay. By donating to Friends of Ben Franklin, you send money directly to the BFMS PTA to be used at Ben Franklin or for programs supported by the school and its PTA. There is no “middle man” – no third-party fundraising organization to pay. All of your donated money stays with the school!
The BFMS PTA is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and your donations are tax deductible. Check with your employer to see if they match non-profit donations to double the benefit of your donation.
Donations to Friends of Ben Franklin will be accepted at any time throughout the year, and anyone can donate! You can find the links at the bottom of this page. The suggested donation amount is $10 per student, but please give as you are able. The small additional transaction fee at checkout comes from SchoolPay. Thank you for your help with this new program. Go, Wildcats!
These funds cover:
- Field trips
- Team-building activities, such as the 6-2 trip to the NDSU Sudent Union Rec Center
- All-school trip to a Red Hawks game
- Student of the Week tshirts
- Wildcat water bottles
“The Ben Franklin PTA paid for three original compositions written by local composers, to be performed at our 8th grade holiday concert. These pieces were written for band, choir and orchestra so our performing music groups could collaborate and perform a piece together to end the concert. We are so grateful to our PTA for their support!"
-Ben Franklin Music Department
“PTA funding has allowed our students to travel the world through the stories of author, photographer, and world traveler; Bruce Junek, who with his wife, Tass Thacker, have created “Images of the World,” a slide show presentation which documents their global travels while also matching our middle level curriculum. Our sixth graders, who study world religions, enjoy “Mummies and Mosques.” Our seventh graders, who study world geography, are enlightened through the “World Bicycle Tour.” Eighth graders learn about “Volcanoes of the World” which matches their earth science curriculum. Without PTA funding, our students would not hear the inspiring stories of these world travelers!”
Thank you again for donating as Friends of Ben Franklin!