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.

Calling all Bakers! 2018 Teacher Cookie Exchange

Its that time of year again. The 2018 Teacher Appreciation Early Release Luncheon & Cookie Exchange. We are looking for volunteers to bake cookies for our Teacher cookie exchange: Learn more and Sign up online



<------ Use our Amazon link when shopping online!

A quick and easy way to reward the PTA for something you already do (online shopping). Use this link! Bookmark it! Share it! over $1100 was earned in 2016-17.


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 holiday 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
    • Shop at Amazon using the link to the right
    • 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!)

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 (Agenda) - 
      • 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

Hospitality

  • 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

Wellness

  • Fun Run - August
  • School Garden Clean Up