Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 5-10

Thank you to all of our community sponsors who donated treats for our teachers and staff during appreciation week. The Ballard Community is amazing!!

And thank you to our Ballard parents who donated chips and dips and volunteered to pick up and deliver other treats!

Upcoming Schedule

July

  • 4: Slater 4th of July Parade

August

  • 24: Huxley Prairie Fest Parade
  • TBD: Back to School Night

Click here to see our full calendar.

About Us

The Ballard Elementary PTO is a group of parents, legal guardians, teachers and staff that provides assistance to teachers in the classroom, holds fundraisers for supplemental educational materials and experiences, and promotes school and family social interaction.

We provide for aa variety of needs and fun for both Ballard West and Ballard East Elementary Schools including: Brain Pop (educational computer program), conference meals for teachers, Movie Nights, Dollars for Scholars scholarships, indoor and outdoor recess supplies, Reading Challenges, Literacy Luau, funding for Spring Opera or Play, teacher gifts and teacher appreciation week.

In 2017-2018, our biggest accomplishment was raising over $23,000 through our Ninja Warrior challenge for the two elementary school playgrounds that were constructed during the summer of 2018.

In 2018-2019, we continue to provide quality experiences and assistance to the schools and families. We hosted our 2nd Annual Ninja Warrior Challenge at both elementary schools in October, raising over $15,000, as well as continued to provide our usual variety of items.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved with Ballard schools and with the PTO. We are always looking for a caring and helping hand. Our meetings will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Middle School Teacher's Lounge.

Please 'Like' us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with what is happening and feel free to email us with any questions or concerns. We are here for the school, the students, the district and the families.

Photo Credit: Katie Sterk (top), Megan Buttz (middle), Lora Gibson (bottom)

2018-2019 PTO Officers

Co-President:

    • Lora Gibson
    • Katie Sterk

Treasurer:

    • Vacant

Secretary:

    • Missy Snyder

2019-2020 PTO Officers

Co-President:

    • Lora Gibson
    • Katie Sterk

Treasurer:

    • Vacant

Secretary:

    • Vacant

Ballard Gear

Purchase Ballard gear through QB Studios in Ankeny. A portion of all proceeds goes to support the PTO. (Go to "Products" menu at top of page and click "View All Products" to see everything offered.)

qbstudios.com/ballard_pto