Welcome to Ballard Elementary School!
"Where every day counts...1-180"
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2020-21 Distance Learning
Ballard School must begin the 2020-21 school year in distance learning because of California and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department guidelines. Students/Parents have materials pick-up appointments scheduled for Wed, 8/12 through Fri, 8/14. Thursday, August 13th is the first day of the 2020-21 school year!
Posted On : Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Congratulations Ballard School...
2016 California Gold Ribbon School! 2014 California Distinguished School!
Posted On : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upcoming School Board Meeting
Unless otherwise announced, the next regular Board meeting is scheduled take place on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM via Zoom. The agenda for the meeting will be available on the school bulletin board and this website ('Best of Ballard').
Posted On : Friday, January 17, 2020

Ballard School Information
Enrollment: 143 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
"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark." ~Barbara Hall
Posted On : Monday, June 1, 2020

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. • Materials pick-up appointments (Wed, 8/12 - Fri, 8/14) • 1st Day of School! (Thurs, 8/13/20) • School Board Meeting (Thurs, 8/20/20) You may find the documents listed below (and many more) under the 'Best of Ballard' tab. - 2019/2020 School Calendar - School Board Meeting Agenda: 5/25/20 - School Board Meeting Agenda: 5/21/20 - School Board Meeting Minutes: 3/18/20 - School Board Meeting Minutes: 2/13/20
Posted On : Monday, August 3, 2020

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: 6/25/2020
http://ballardschool.org/Library/document/Board%20Agenda%206.25.20.pdf
Local Control Accountability Plan
http://ballardschool.org/Library/document/2019.2020%20LCAP.pdf
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
https://www.axiomanalytix.com/SARC/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=School&C=42691046045256&L=1
Santa Ynez Valley Special Education Consortium
http://www.syvsec.org

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