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.

It is Bookfair Time!

Bookfair is here! October 16-26. Be on the look out for forms sent home. The bookfair is also open on pumpkin night as a great way to do some family browsing and purchasing. 


Volunteers are needed for this effort - Sign up online.Your time directly impacts the library as proceeds benefit our Media Center and we need PTA volunteers to staff the fair. 

Batik Artist in Residence - Nov. 12th - 20th!

Batik is back and we need Volunteers for this art residency.  Sign up online. You do not need to have a fourth grader to volunteer, and all registered WCPSS volunteers are welcome. Learn more about the artist and Batik


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. 


Triangle Go Play Save **NEW in 2017!**

We have added the Triangle Go Play Save coupon book this year. We will not be sending an order form home with each child, rather the PTA will be selling them at Curriculum Night, PTA meetings or you can Order Online. Be Sure to use our link so the Ballentine PTA can get the credit.


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

Don't forget these two beginning of the year items

  1. Identify one way in which you can volunteer your talents this year. 
    • If you are interested in jumping into a leadership role (Current position vacancies), contact us and let us connect you with the right opportunity. 
    • Donate items of need (ex: Newspapers for 4th Grade Artist in Residence). Collection bin in the Lobby.
    • 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. 

Boosterthon Fun Run

Thank you for all your support! We reached our fundraising goal and exceeded our budget projections.

Staff Appreciation

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

Teacher's Favorites

Your PTA Dollars at Work

Artists in the Schools Program

  • 4th Grade Artist in Residence - Leni Newell: Batik 
    • November 14-17, 2017
  • 4th Grade Writer in Residence - Kelly Starling Lyons
    • February 12-16, 2018 
  • 5th Grade Writer in Residence - Phillip Shabazz
    • Tracks 1 & 3 July 24-28, 2017
    • Track 4 - September 11-15, 2017 
  • Cultural Arts Performances (2-3 a year)
    • TBD

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


Newsletter

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

Reflections Art Program

Spelling Bee

Student Directory

Talent Show

Wellness

  • School Garden Clean Up