Welcome to Ballard Elementary School!
"Where every day counts...1-180"
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HeadLine HeadLine
Congratulations Ballard School...
2016 California Gold Ribbon School! 2014 California Distinguished School!
Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming School Board Meeting
Please Note: The next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Ballard School District will take place at 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 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 : Monday, March 18, 2019

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 - Chris Kazali (President) - Tracey Cassidy (Clerk) - Rick Jacobs
Posted On : Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thought for the Day
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~G. Greene
Posted On : Monday, May 20, 2019

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. May Character Trait = Compassion/Empathy Fri (5/24) • Smarter Balanced Testing Make-ups (as needed) • World of Oceans Assembly: 9:00 (MP room) • Music (Mr. Schick): 5th (12:45), 4th (1:30), 3rd (2:15) • PE: K (11:30 – 12:00), 3rd/4th (12:50 – 1:25), 1st/2nd (1:35 – 2:10), 5th/6th (2:20 – 2:55) • Library: 6th (11:30), 5th (11:15), 1st (11:45), 2nd (12:45), 3rd (1:30), 4th (2:30) • Garden: 6th (8:30), 5th (9:00 & 9:20), 2nd (10:20) Mon (5/27) Memorial Day!! Tues (5/28) • Smarter Balanced Testing: Make-ups if needed • 5th Rehearsal in MP room: 8:30 – 10:00 • 3nd Rehearsal in MP room: 12:45 - 3:00 • Music in classrooms (Mr. Schick): 5th (11:30), 6th (12:45), 4th (1:30), 3rd (2:15) • PE: K (11:30 – 12:00), 3rd/4th (12:50 – 1:25), 1st/2nd (1:35 – 2:10), 5th/6th (2:20 – 2:55) • Garden: 3rd (8:30), 1st (10:20) • HW Club: 3:00 – 4:00 (Library) You may find the documents listed below (and many more) under the 'Best of Ballard' tab. - 2018/2019 School Calendar - School Board Agenda: 5/16/19 - School Board Agenda: 4/25/19 - School Board Agenda: 3/14/19
Posted On : Monday, May 20, 2019

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... - 2018/2019 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 Board Meeting Agenda: 5/16/19
Local Control Accountability Plan 2018/2019
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Santa Ynez Valley Special Education Consortium

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.
  • 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