Ninja Warrior is back LIVE!

Thank you for your patience over the past few days.

You can again log-in to Pledgestar and send out emails requesting donations. If you have any problems with your account going forward, please email us at and we will work to get it corrected.

We appreciate your patience during this technical issue. We want to stress again that this was not a data breach. No personal information was shared or in any way mishandled. Pledgestar's server crashed and they took a few days to recover and verify all data. All donations received during this time are safe in our PayPal account and will be corrected to the correct student and classroom. Thank you!

2019 Ninja Warrior Fundraiser

Our links are now live for the 3rd Annual Ninja Warrior Fundraiser and Challenge.

We are challenging the Ballard Community to help us raise $15,000 to support Ballard East and West Elementary programming and the PTO. With your help in the past two years, we've contributed towards the construction of the new playgrounds at both schools and provided funding for the fencing and hard surface painting that the kids are now enjoying. Help us to keep helping our elementary schools by donating towards our Ninja Warrior fundraiser.

Click HERE for more information, links on how to donate or volunteer, and more!

Student Event: September 26 (Ballard West) and 27 (Ballard East)

Upcoming Schedule


  • 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.

Over the past two years, 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 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month during the school year (except November and May which will be held on the 1st Tuesday) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the High School Media Room. Childcare is provided.

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


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    • 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.)