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

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, November 14, 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
(You may also click on the word 'email' to your right.)

Administrative Assistant: Gina Floyd

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

Posted On : Monday, January 4, 2016

Thought for the Day
“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
~A. Einstein

Posted On : Monday, November 12, 2018

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.

November Character Trait = Respect

Thurs (11/15)
• Garden: 3rd (8:30), 4th (9:00 & 9:30), 1st (10:20)
• Arts Outreach: 3rd (10:30)
• K – 6th Dismissal: 1:00
• Arts Outreach Enrichment: 1:00 – 2:00 (Music room)
• Teachers’ Meeting: 1:30 (Staff room)

Fri (11/16)
• No Music or PE today
• Garden: 6th (8:30), 2nd (10:20)
• Thanksgiving Feast: 12:00 (School dismissed after the Feast)
• Report Cards mailed home

Other Upcoming:
• Thanksgiving Holiday (Mon, 11/19 – Fri, 11/23)
• School Resumes (Mon, 11/26)

- 2018/2019 School Calendar
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 11/14/18
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 10/17/18
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 9/12/18

Posted On : Monday, November 12, 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.

- 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

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