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.

Beginning of the Year PTA Check-list

  1. 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.

  2. 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!)

  3. Mark your Calendar and join us for PTA meetings, 6pm-7pm.
    • Mondays: 7/17 (Agenda), 8/21, 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: Assemble story kits for use in classrooms and STEM curriculum with Sonia Clark, AIG Teacher
      • August: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Strategies (ex: GLOW Patrol, Character education, etc), with Jennifer Fruend, Music Extension Specialist

  4. Stop by and visit us at Curriculum Night, 6:30p-7:45p.
    • July 25th for Tracks 1 & 2 (Thanks for those who stopped by!)
    • August 22nd for Tracks 3 & 4

  5. 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   

  6. Sign up in the office or at Curriculum Night 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

Mark you calendars. Boosterton is back next month. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. 

We are looking for 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. Sign up can be found on Memberhub.
    • Tracks 2 & 4: August 18th, 9:30a-10:30a
    • Tracks 1 & 3: August 29th, 9:30a-10:30a 

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 Nights, PTA meetings or you can Order Online. Be Sure to use our link so the Ballentine PTA can get the credit..


Staff Appreciation Week

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

Reflections Art Program

Spelling Bee

Student Directory

Talent Show

Wellness

  • School Garden Clean Up