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.




Final PTA meeting - Monday May 20th
The Ballentine PTA Nominating Committee is excited to announce the slate of officers for the 2019-20 School year. The Nominating Committee will present the slate at the Final PTA Meeting of the school year on Monday May 20th at 6pm in the BES Media Center. Per NCPTA Uniform Bylaws, additional nominations will be taken from the floor at that time. If Quorum is not met, a followup meeting will be held on Tuesday May 21st at 745am in the BES Media Center.

At the meeting on Monday May 20th we will take an initial vote on the 2019-20 budget to kick off the new school year with a second vote at the first PTA meeting (TBD) of the 2019-20 school year. 

Also special guests Ms Koban and Mr Ebner will be in attendance to provide updates and information on the Positivity Project

2019-20 Slate of Officers
  • President - Betsy Beaird
  • VP of Programs  - Amy Bailey
  • VP of Fundraising - TJ Willis
  • VP of Communications - open 
  • Secretary - Nicole Guistwite
  • Treasurer - Melody Reed
Nominations are still open for Board of Directors Positions and Chairs for 2019-20. We are looking for all positions so that each committee may have co-chairs. Nominate your self or someone you know.


2018-19 PTA Welcome Packet

  1. Read our Welcome Letter
  2. Submit your Membership & Volunteer Form - You can join/renew online
  3. Send in your Spirit Wear & Firefly Card Form - See the offers online
  4. Start Collecting Box Tops - Print your form in English or Spanish

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Sign ups for event help
  2. Translate Documents - If you are interested in this contact Amy Bailey  
    • We are also looking for parents who can help translate our PTA information and documents into other languages. 
  3. Join (or lead) a Committee
    • Open leadership opportunities or send in a Volunteer Interest Form to join a committee or email our President, TJ Willis
    • Vice President of Programs: Assists with program planning along with chairs of the committees
    • Vice President of Fundraising: Assists with our loyalty programs, spirit nights, spirit wear and other fundraisers

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. Keep an eye on our Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  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. 
2018-19 PTA Meetings
    • Meetings are Mondays 6pm (except October) in the Media Center. Children are welcome. 
      • General Membership Meetings: August 20th, October 24th (Wednesday, 5pm), January 14th, March 18th, May 20th
      • Board Meetings: July 16th, September 17th, November 19th, February 18th, April 15th
      • Officer Transition: June 17, 2019
    • 2018-19 Budget  (Approved with a change from proposed; Playground Expense will occur in 2018-19)
    • May 2018 Presentation: School Safety Basics & Tips (Resource Handout - Printable Handout and Infographic on right side of page)

 

Spirit Wear & Firefly Cards - Ongoing Sales
The 2018-19 Firefly card and spirit wear is available now. Order forms went home in the welcome packet.








     






BOX TOPS - BOX TOPS - BOX TOPS - 10 cents 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.
  2. Get your Firefly Card for $10 and start saving at area businesses. Its good at 20+ locations and a great value. 
  3. 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

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