Ballard School District Fundraising Calendar

PTO, along with several other organizations, has created a large-scale fundraising calendar for the Ballard School District 2019-2020 school year. Click here to see the calendar or go to the below link - it was created to help our community be more aware and able to plan for the school district's fundraising needs.

Ballard School District Large-Scale Fundraising Calendar:

School Supply Packets

PTO is now offering online school supply ordering through Yubbler. Go to our School Supplies page for more information or straight to our Yubbler page to order.

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Schedule


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


  • 10: PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm, High School Media Room
  • 11-Oct 2: Ninja Warrior Fundraiser Open
  • 26 : Ninja Warrior Challenge, Ballard West
  • 27: Ninja Warrior Challenge, Ballard East


  • 7-11: Box Tops Collection Week
  • 8: PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm, High School Media Room
  • 25: Fall Movie Night, West Elementary Gymnasium

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 a 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 2017-2019, our biggest accomplishment has been raising over $38,000 through our Ninja Warrior challenge for the two elementary school playgrounds that were constructed during the summer of 2018 and had additional updates added in 2019.

In 2018-2019, we continued 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, as well as continued to provide our usual variety of items. 2019-2020 looks to be another great year filled with fun activities!

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 once per month during the school year, - date, time and location are still being finalized.

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)

2019-2020 PTO Officers


    • Lora Gibson
    • Katie Sterk


    • Vacant


    • 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.)