General Information

  • 2019-2020 Supply Lists!!! Click HERE
    Congratulations to our Wingman Poetry Contest Winners!  
    Nishka Patel- 3rd Place Poetry/Free Verse
    Matthew Shallis- 3rd Place Short Story
    Nina Stalenjy- 1st Place Poetry/Free Verse
    Free Summer Library Program for all!  Click here
    Please click HERE for important FIELD DAY INFO!  
    Attention all 5th Graders!  Click HERE for required 6th Grade Summer Reading! 
    Fun STEM Day presented by the JPS HS Chemistry Club on June 1!  Click HERE for more information! 
    We thank Mr. Neil Yaris for our new addition to the office! 
    Welcome Home Ben!
    The Orchestra, Band, and Chorus put on a great show last night!  Congratulations on a job well done!
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    The 2nd Grade is collecting donations for the Edison Animal Shelter!  Please click HERE for ways you can help! 
    We hope you had fun at our 22nd Annual Pajama Party to celebrate Read Across America!  See you next year!
    It's a great day at BEN when the MAN HIMSELF pays us a visit!  Thanks to Gene Baretta and Ben for coming by!   ben
    Our students from 2nd grade were among almost 32,000 participants in Math Kangaroo 2019 in USA.  Math kangaroo is an annual mathematical competition that tests students in logical capabilities and not just pure knowledge of formulas.
    Welcome Mrs. Fenton, our new Assistant Principal!  We are so glad you are here! Check out the Administration link to find out more about Mrs. Fenton!


    Click HERE for information on Gifted and Talented Parent Night!


     Tanvi Pentela won Second place in 2019 Northeast Regional Girls and Women’s Championship Under 1000 Category. Congrats Tanvi!



    Hot off the Presses!  Click here for THE BOLT TIMES EDITION 2!


    Congratulations to our BF Minute Champs!

    Alex Poon and Kiara McKay

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    What an amazing week full of KINDNESS, LOVE, and READING!

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    Congrats Avanti!  You are a WONDERFUL representative of BFES!  



    Click HERE for The Bolt Times December Edition!





    Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Babst! 



    Please click HERE for important info about our Food Drive!  


    Please click HERE for a letter from Mr. Preville about assigned seating on the busses!  



    Breakfast with Santa!  


    Please click HERE for an update on our BENefactor Initiative!  

    Attention Parents of 5th Graders who went to Camp Bernie! 
    All pictures have been uploaded to an app called ENTOURAGE YEARBOOK.  It can be downloaded onto an apple or android device.  Once downloaded, click register, and find school.  Make sure to click the Ben Franklin School that is NOT in Lawrenceville.  It should be the third one.  Once registered, you should be able to view the Camp Bernie folder!  Enjoy!
    ATTENTION:  Please remember that students SHOULD NOT be dropped off at school prior to 8:45.  The Bell rings at 8:55 and all doors will close.  Please remind your child not to run or use unsafe behaviors while coming into the building.  Thank you for your cooperation.   
    The New York Jets are honoring students across the New York New Jersey area for being good character students that stand up against bullying!Representing Ben Franklin Elementary School are Leyla Dixon, Alex Poon and Anthony Bienvenue!
    A HUGE Thank You to NY Jets Doug Middleton and Brandon Copeland for such an exciting visit!  Thanks also to the NFL Play 60 Organization!
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    These amazing kids held a Garage Sale in their community and donated all proceeds to Hurricane Florence Relief in NC and SC!  What an awesome bunch of Ben Franklin kids! 
    Love Ben Franklin School?  Love the NY Jets?  Click HERE for special tickets to benefit OUR school!
    Please click HERE for an 


    important BACK TO SCHOOL


    letter from Mr. Preville.  




     2018-2019 School Supply List


    for all grades!  



    CLICK HERE!   



School News


  • Congrats to Sai Raval in Mrs. Nuzzo's class for being chosen by the Department of Transportation as a winner in their Kids Safety Art Contest!  Way to go Sai!

    Check out our amazing Ben Franklin Minute to Win It!
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    Such a beautiful day for a visit from the Edison Fire Department!  Thanks for spending the day with the BF Kindergarten Crew!
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    FireFighter Phil was AMAZING!  Thanks so much for coming!
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Principal's Message


    “Good character attracts the trust and respect of others,” is the motto our kindergarten through fifth grade students are encouraged to live by.  At Ben Franklin, we are dedicated to developing 21st century citizens with good character. Our rigorous curriculum, aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Language Arts, Math, and Science, provides students with opportunities to connect and apply their learning to real world problems.

    All students in grades two through five are equipped with their own chromebook, while our Kindergarten and first grade students are using their own iPad. These devices are theirs to complete work in school and at home. Students are using Google Apps for Education, a variety of district offered programs, and adaptive technology to learn and explore. Through these platforms, our classrooms are becoming blended learning environments where students can dive into Future Ready skills.

    Our kindergarten, first and second graders are developing a great conceptual understanding of number sense and Math through the hands- on approach of Math in Focus. Concepts are mastered by stages: concrete (hands -on), pictorial, and abstract. Our third through fifth graders are using the interactive program TenMarks as their primary Math resource. Teachers are providing students with opportunities for all learners to grow.

    Our students have many opportunities beyond the academic curriculum to become well -rounded individuals. We offer many related arts programs, such as Art Club, Chorus, Band, and Orchestra.  Our Student Council and Safety Patrol programs provide leadership opportunities for our fifth grade students. Beyond the scheduled hours, our students may choose to participate in clubs, such as THE BOLT Newspaper, Dance Fitness, and Theater Arts. Our BenTech Team gives students an opportunity to showcase their tech skills with the world. Our L.A.C.E.S. which stands for Ladies Achieving Cardiovascular Endurance & Self-Esteem, promotes healthy active lifestyle for young ladies. This year, we launched a series of new clubs including: Game Time where students will learn good sportsmanship habits through games, Student Book Club, and TED-Ed.

    Benjamin Franklin School enjoys a solid base of community support through our PTA. This organization provides many additional resources and activities to our students and families. We value the importance that families play in the success of their children’s education as we build a strong connection whenever possible.

    Steven Preville                                732-650-5300

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