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  • Summer Time Programs at Manatee Public Library

    Prevent the Summer Slide!! Have you heard of the summer slide? Unfortunately, it is not a fun slide you’ll find at a park. This slide is one no parent or guardian wants their child on. The summer slide is a decline in reading and other academic skills that can happen over the summer while students are on their break. This may not apply to all students, but the general idea applies that in order to learn a skill, one must keep practicing to become proficient at it. For example, if your child is learning to play an instrument but stops playing for a couple months, their skills would decline more than a child who continues to practice over the summer. How can the summer slide be prevented? Keep learning all summer long! See the attached file for programs at the Manatee Public Library by clicking on the column heading.

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  • Kindergarten Readiness Bag

    Do you have a student that is ready to start Kindergarten next year? There is a resource available called the Kindergarten Readiness Bag. Come to the front office to pick up your bag when you register your student. Click on the column heading to learn how to use your bag with your student.

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  • Ballard's 100th Birthday Party

    All Ballard alumni and friends, on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 please attend a special celebration for Ballard's 100 years of academic excellence. You must RSVP to attend!! Please click on the words above "Ballard's 100th Birthday Party" to view the flyer for more details. There will be a different special event planned for our current students during the school day in May.

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  • Ballard Newsletter

    Hello Ballard Families. It is hard to believe we are already halfway through the third quarter! What a great second quarter we had at Ballard. Lots of exciting events and activities took place, including celebrating our students’ academic success with a pancake party, pizza party, and BBQ. Please visit our Newsletter page and read our School Newsletters by clicking on Ballard Newsletter heading above.

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  • Click for COVID-19 Protocols. | Haga clic en para Protocolos COVID-19.

    Find the most current information about COVID-19 protocols for the School District of Manatee County.
    Encuentre la información más actualizada sobre los protocolos COVID-19 para el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Manatee.

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Welcome to Ballard Elementary School

  • Mission Statement: 
    We believe that all students are important and valuable. We believe that challenge does not break us, but is the foundation for our success We believe that our dreams and goals will be reached through hard work and effort. We believe that effort is the key to our success. We believe that all students will be successful everyday who work hard and try.

    Vision Statement: 
    Ballard will be a collaborative learning community of students, families, and staff aspiring to create leaders and positive role models who will serve as anchors for the global community of our future. We will empower all students to achieve their highest level of academic excellence and we will work cooperatively to establish a respectful and supportive learning environment.


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