Welcome to the Ballentine Elementary School PTA website. Check back here often for information about upcoming events and to learn about how you can be a contributor.

SAVE THE DATE: Firefly Festival Friday May 4th. Volunteer sign up coming soon! 

Teacher Appreciation Week - Mark Your Calendar May 14-18th 

Thanks to all those who helped and donated for the March 2nd Early Release Luncheon. Mark you Calendar for May 14-18th for Teacher Appreciation Week

Yearbook Update: Orders have been placed! Delivery in Early May.
This year we are piloting a hard cover yearbook! We are piloting this at our soft cover price of $16 each (same price as 2016-17). We wanted to make you aware of that since it is our goal to keep yearbooks low cost and we anticipate next year you will have an option to choose a soft cover OR pay to upgrade to a hard cover.

Thanks to our yearbook coordinators, our fifth grade cover artists, and those of you who took pictures and sent them in. 
Spirit Wear & Firefly Cards - Ongoing Sales
We still have magnets and Tervis cups available. Download the order form and send it in to get yours. 

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2018-19 Officers (President, VP, Secretary & Treasurer). 

All Positions are open and available. Individuals may self-nominate. Email your nomination.

We also have open volunteer opportunities on committees (small and large). Click the About Us tab to learn more about opportunities!

Book Fair was a success

Thanks to all who supported the Bookfair. Through your online, in person and Pumpkin Night purchases, the PTA was able to purchase over $4600 in books and supplies for the Media Center supporting literacy and our Firefly readers!

BOX TOPS - BOX TOPS - BOX TOPS - 10cents adds up!.

Thanks for sending in those Box Tops for our October Collection and Submission. We collect them year round in the PTA BoxTops mailbox in the main lobby. Now is a great time to keep your eyes peeled for Box Tops with Spring and End of year baking and the super BONUS BOX TOPS. Ask a friend or relative to collect for you as well. Every 10cents helps fund programs you love at Ballentine. 

We need your help! There is still time to support your PTA. 

  1. Reward Ballentine PTA for the things you already do. Passive Fundraising brings in over $2000 a year to our budget.
    • EVERY AUGUST: Re-link your Harris Teeter Card at their Customer Service desk, Online in your eVic account or let us help.
    • EVERY AUGUST: Re-link your Lowes Foods card
    • Send in those BoxTops!
  2. Get your Firefly Card for $10 and start saving at area businesses. Its good at 20+ locations and a great value. 
  3. Join us on Memberhub, a free easy-to-use communications and parent engagement tool to help disseminate PTA related information and reminders.
    • Email us and include your child(ren)'s teacher(s) to get a join link.
    • The join link is also in your welcome packet that went home.

  4. Join the PTA. $8 per individual and dues include membership in Ballentine PTA, NCPTA and National PTA. 
    • The goal is 150 members (10 for each year of Ballentine!) - We are 84 members strong as of March 1, 2018

Mark your Calendars and Join us for PTA meetings 6pm-7pm

    • Mondays: 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 1/22, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21
    • Each month in the agenda we rotate between a school service project & relevant topic.
      • July (Agenda) - Service Project: Assemble story kits for use in classrooms and STEM curriculum with Sonia Clark, AIG Teacher
      • August (Presentation & Agenda): Positive Behavioral Interventions & Strategies, with Jennifer Fruend, Music Extension Specialist
      • September (Agenda) - Service Project: Literacy look up via Library Database
      • October (Presentation & Agenda): PossABILITIES: Special Education at BESt
      • November (Agenda) - Service Project: Batik Residency Preparations
      • January (Presentation & Agenda) - Project Based Learning: BlueBird Walk by 5th Grade (T-3 Wall)
      • February (Agenda
      • March  - (Agenda)
      • April (Agenda) -
      • May (Agenda) - Voting Officers and Approval of Budget for July 1st

Don't forget these two items:

  1. Identify one way in which you can volunteer your talents. 
    • If you are interested in jumping into a leadership role (Current position vacancies), contact us and let us connect you with the right opportunity. 
    • Sign up to help in the school, at an event, from home. Active Sign ups can be found on Memberhub. 
    • We are also looking for parents who can help translate our PTA information and documents into other languages. If you are interested in this contact Amy Bailey   

  2. Sign up in the office to be a registered WCPSS volunteer.
    • Takes about 15 minutes for first time registration and less than 5 minutes for renewal.
    • Head over to the Ballentine Elementary School website to learn more about volunteering and the WCPSS requirements. 

Staff Appreciation

Here's a link to our teacher's favorite things:

2017-18 Teacher's Favorites & Top 10 Classroom Wish List

2016-17 Teacher's Favorites

Your PTA Dollars at Work

Artists in the Schools Program

The following 2017-18 programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. Additional support is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources
  1. 4th Grade Residences: Kelly Starling Lyons and Leni Newell
  2. Cultural Arts Performances: Beverly Botsford and Antonio Rocha
Our full line up for 2017-18

Family Engagement

  • 5th Grade Graduation and Picnic
  • Dr. Seuss Week and Birthday Celebration
  • Firefly Festival
  • Pumpkin Night


  • Teacher Kickoff Breakfast
  • Staff Luncheons on Early Release Days
  • Staff Appreciation Gifts/Events
  • Staff Appreciation Week
Instructional Support

PBIS/Glow Patrol
  • Learn more about PBIS from the August 2017 PTA meeting Presentation 

Reflections Art Program

Spelling Bee

Talent Show


  • Fun Run - August
  • School Garden Clean Up