Welcome to Ballard Elementary School!
"Where every day counts...1-180"
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Ballard School Summer Schedule
Thursday, August 18
- School Board Meeting: 5:30 (MP room)

Wednesday, August 24
- 1st Day of the 2016/2017 School Year!!

Posted On : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Congratulations Ballard School...
2016 California Gold Ribbon School!

2014 California Distinguished School!

Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

November, 2016 School Board Election
November, 2016 School Board Election

The Ballard School District will have one board member position on the ballot in the November, 2016 election. This position is for a four year term.

The candidate filing period opens July 18, 2016 and closes at 5:00 pm August 12, 2016.

(EXCEPTION: If the incumbent has not filed by that deadline, the filing period is extended to 5:00 pm August 17, 2016 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 Meetings
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Ballard School District will take place on:

Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 5:30 PM
Ballard School Library
2425 School Street
Solvang, CA 93463

Please see the notice posted in the 'Best of Ballard' section on this website.

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 MP room.
Posted On : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ballard School Information
Enrollment: 123 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
- David Watkins (President)
- Sandra Knight (Clerk)
- Chris Kazali
Posted On : Monday, January 4, 2016

Thought for the Day
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
~G. Eliot


Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming
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.

June Character Trait = Integrity

Mon (6/27)
- School Board Meeting: 5:30 (MP room)

Upcoming
• Teacher work days (Mon, 8/22 & Tues, 8/23)
• 1st Day of School (Wed, 8/24)

Please click on the 'Best of Ballard' and 'PTA' tabs for more up to date information. Including...

- 2015/16 School Calendar (Best of Ballard)
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 6/27/16 (Beat of Ballard)
- School Board Meeting Agenda: 6/23/16 (Best of Ballard)
- Special School Board Meeting Agenda for Student Recognition: 6/1/16 (Best of Ballard)






Posted On : Friday, June 24, 2016

Ballard Shines on the API!
Ballard Students Shine on API (953)!!
Last spring, all students in grades 2 – 6 took the California STAR assessment. As usual, Ballard students impressed with their performance! The students' individual scores are combined to yield one school score called the Academic Performance Index (API). You may recall that the API is one measure of a school’s success on the California. The API range is 200 – 1000, with a ‘target’ of 800.

Ballard's score of 953 is…

- the highest API in Santa Barbara County!
- the highest API of all schools in the Santa Ynez Valley!
- one of the highest API scores in the state of California!

Congratulations to all of our students, families, and staff!
This continues to show that hard work...works!!
Posted On : Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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