Welcome to Ballard Elementary School!
"Where every day counts...1-180"
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Congratulations Ballard School...
2016 California Gold Ribbon School!

2014 California Distinguished School!

Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

November 2018 School Board Election

The Ballard School District will have two board member positions on the ballot in the November 2018 election. These positions are for four year terms.

The candidate filing period opens July 16, 2018 and closes at 5:00 pm August 10, 2018
(EXCEPTION: If an incumbent has not filed by that deadline, the filing period is extended to
5:00 pm August 15, 2018 for anyone other than the incumbent.)

Candidates may obtain nomination documents during regular business hours from the following county
clerk-recorder office locations:

Santa Barbara Elections Office
4400-A Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-696-8957

Santa Maria Elections Office
511 East Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: 805-346-8374

Website Address: www.SBCVOTE.com

Please do not hesitate to contact Superintendent/Principal, Allan Pelletier, in the Ballard School office if you have questions and/or need more information. Thank you!

(805) 688-4812 apelletier@ballardschool.org


Posted On : Friday, July 8, 2016

Upcoming School Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Ballard School District will take place at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the school library.

The agenda for this meeting will be available on the school bulletin board and this website ('Best of Ballard').

The meeting will be held in the Ballard School Libray.


Posted On : Sunday, December 3, 2017

Ballard School Information
Enrollment: 130 students

Telephone: 805-688-4812
Fax: 805-688-7325

2425 School Street
Solvang, CA 93463

Superintendent/Principal: Allan Pelletier
apelletier@ballardschool.org
(You may also click on the word 'email' to your right.)

Administrative Assistant: Gina Floyd
gfloyd@sbceo.org

Board of Trustees
- Sandra Knight (President)
- Chris Kazali (Clerk)
- Tracey Cassidy

Posted On : Monday, January 4, 2016

Thought for the Day
“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.” ~J. Burroughs


Posted On : Monday, October 15, 2018

Upcoming
For Student and School Safety...

We do not list off campus student events, including field trips, on this page. Please call the school office (688-4812) with questions.

October Character Trait = Responsibility

Fri (10/19)
• Ballard Spirit – Crazy Socks Day!!
• Garden: 6th (8:30), 5th (9:00 & 9:30), 2nd (10:20)
• Music (Mr. Schick): 6th (11:30), 5th (12:45), 4th (1:30), 3rd (2:15)
• PE: K (11:30), 1st/2nd (12:50 – 1:25), 5th/6th (1:35 – 2:10)
• Library: 5th (11:15), 1st (11:45), 2nd (12:45), 3rd (1:30), 4th (2:00)
• Arts Outreach: 1st (10:20), 4th (2:15)

Character Counts / Red Ribbon Week

Mon (10/22)
• Music (Mrs. Woodruff): 5th (11:30), 2nd (12:45), 3rd (1:30), 1st (2:15)
• Library: K (8:30), 6th (12:45)
• Arts Outreach: 2nd (8:45)
• Valley Glee: 3:00 – 4:00 (Music room)
• Homework Club: 3:00 – 4:00 (Library)

Tues (10/23)
• Character Counts / Red Ribbon Week Flyover: 1:10
• Garden: 3rd (8:30), 1st (10:20)
• Music (Mr. Schick): 5th (11:30), 6th (12:45), 4th (1:30), 3rd (2:15)
• PE: K (11:30), 3rd/4th (12:50 – 1:25), 1st/2nd (1:35 – 2:10), 5th/6th (2:20 – 2:55)
• Yoga Enrichment: 3:00 – 4:00 (Music room)
• Homework Club: 3:00 – 4:00 (Library)

- 2018/2019 School Calendar
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 10/17/18
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 9/12/18
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 8/8/18


Posted On : Monday, October 15, 2018

What's on the Website??
You can find a school district boundary map, monthly calendars, board meeting agendas and minutes, and more in the 'Best of Ballard' section of this website.

Others...
- 2016/2017 School Calendar ('Calendar' or 'Best of Ballard')
- Email & Class Website Information ('Faculty')

Please do not hesitate to call (688-4812) or email (apelletier@ballardschool.org) if you cannot find what you are looking for.
Posted On : Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Weekly Calendar of Events
Do you need to know when you have music or library? There are always a lot of great things going on at Ballard School! Click on the 'Upcoming Events' tab for the latest information!
Posted On : Friday, May 22, 2009

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Ballard School is located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley on the central coast of California in Santa Barbara County. This public school teaches students from kindergarten to 6th grade. In the early days, since the schoolhouse was the only public building in the valley, it was often used for church services, weddings, funerals and the meeting place of the Good Templar Lodge and the Farmer's Alliance. It also has served as the site for lectures, social entertainment, lively debates, singing and Saturday night dances.

If you have a great story to tell about Ballard School or old time photos you would like to share, please email us and we can include it on our website. We want to preserve the history of our fabulous school.

Phone: 805-688-4812    Fax: 805-688-7325


Ballard Elementary School
School Accountability Report Card
http://www.AxiomAdvisors.net/livesarc/Presentation/MainPortal.aspx?CDS=42691046045256&LanguageID=1&Preview=False


Education Links Education Links
 
Teacher Resources
 
General K-5
  • SBCEO Portal - Santa Barbara County Education Office site that provides academic resources for researching, language arts, math, science, history, and much more.
  • Kahn Academy - With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 150 practice exercises to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
  • http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/draw - Drawing Program.
  • http://www.sbplibrary.org - Santa Barbara Public Library.
 
Kindergarten
  • Starfall - Kindergarten games, letters, sounds, reading, and more.
  • Kinderweb - Letters, adding, subtracting, telling time, shapes, currency, and much more.
  • PBS Math Games (K) - Time, geometry, measuring, money.
 
First Grade
 
Second Grade
  • Synonyms - Game to practice words that are similar.
  • Tooth Tally (synonyms) - Practice words that have similar meanings.
  • Squanky the Tooth Taker (antonyms) - Help the tooth fairy find pairs of words with opposite meanings.
  • Frearless Frieda (spelling) - Help Frieda surf as you spell words.
  • Academic Skill Builders - Learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
  • Fun Brain - Arcade with math and reading games.
  • Contractions - Game to help learn contraction words.
  • PBS Math Games (2nd) - Time, geometry, measuring, money.
  • Wordshake - Make as many words in three minutes with 16 letters. How many points can you get?
 
Third Grade
 
Fourth Grade
 
Fifth Grade
 
Sixth Grade