We are looking for individuals to volunteer their talents for many of the programs that are part of the Ballentine culture. We have both leadership and committee volunteer positions available. Check the Get Involved page for more information. 

PTA mini-grants ***NEW for 2018-19***

Applications are online and now being accepted.. 


Fun Run - August

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  In 2017, we met our goal of $18,000.
We need 20 volunteers for each day to assist with distributing water to the children running! Come cheer on the runners, help them hydrate and help raise money for the PTA. 
  • Tracks 2 & 4: Dates TBA
  • Tracks 1 & 3: Dates TBA 

Cultural Arts - Assemblies & Residencies

We are currently reviewing potential opportunities for performances and residencies, as we schedule them, you can find them on Memberhub. 

  • 5th Grade Writer in Residence - Phillip Shabazz
    • Fall 2017
  • 4th Grade Write in Residence - Kelly Starling Lyons
    • February 12-16, 2018
    • This program is 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.

  • 4th Grade Artist in Residence - Leni Newell: Batik (Nov 2017)
    • This program is 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.
    • Two ways to help:
      1. We also need volunteers to assist with our student artists. You do not need to have a four grader to help and descriptions of the day's activity can be found on the sign up on Memberhub
      2. Save your old newspapers (no color inserts) and send them in. We are collecting and have a bin in the lobby. We need a lot!
  • Cultural Arts Performances (at least two a year)
    • Beverly Botsford - Dancing Drums 9/6/17
      • This program is 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.
    • Antonio Rocha - Cross Roads 11/29/17
      • This program is 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.
    • The Science and Math of Harp Music 2/27/18
    • Charles Pettee - Bluegrass Stomp - TBD

    Pumpkin Night - October

    A great night for community and family engagement. Bring a pumpkin to decorate or carve and then show it off in the pumpkin parade. Get your face painted or take a picture with our photo wall. Food available for purchase. Be sure and stop by the Bookfair for those last minute purchases or early holiday shopping. 


    Bookfair - October

    2017 was a success! 563 purchases earning us close to $4,700 in Scholastic Dollars to purchase books and supplies for our Media Center.

    • We will need volunteers to help our students make wish lists (preview days) and purchase (both selection and working the register). Volunteers are essential in this, the more volunteers, the more we can keep the fair open for our GLOWING READERS and parents to make selections. 
    • Bookfair is also open during Pumpkin Night.
    • Bookfair (10/16-10/26)

    Yearbook - Year-round

    Help with production, photography at events and in classes, or with marketing, sales and distribution. This team works year round to document Firefly memories.