News and Announcements

Calendar

June

  • No PTO Events

July

  • No currently scheduled PTO events - check back later for additions to the schedule

August

  • Prairie Fest Parade (tentative)

  • Back to School Night (tentative)

  • 2020-2021 Planning

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 three years, one of our biggest accomplishments has been raising over $54,000 through our annual Ninja Warrior challenge for the two elementary school playgrounds that were constructed during the summer of 2018 and updated in summers 2019 and 2020.

In 2019-2020, we continued to provide quality experiences and assistance to the schools and families. We hosted our 3rd Annual Ninja Warrior Challenge at both elementary schools in October, as well as continued to provide our usual variety of items. Due to COVID-19, we are not sure what the 2020-2021 school year holds in store, but we will continue to do our best to facilitate 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. We will be holding monthly meetings throughout the school year (day and time to be announced this summer) and encourage all Ballard parents and teachers to attend.

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 and second), Megan Buttz (third), Lora Gibson (bottom)
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2020-2021 PTO Officers

Co-President:

    • Krisdeena Jansen

    • Mary Leimer

Treasurer:

    • Kendra Covington

Secretary:

    • Amanda DeMaris

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