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  •  School Supply list for 2023-2024 school year

    2023-2024 School Supply List

    When it is time to buy the school supplies for next year, check out this page to see the list for each grade level list.

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  •  2023 First Baptist Sports Camp

    2023 Kids Sport Camp

    Free Kids Sports Camp is being held at First Baptist Church of Bradenton! June 12th-16th Ages 4-12 Mon.-Fri., 9:00am-12:15pm. $50 Registration fee will be waived if you use promo code Ballard Register with QR code or call (941) 746-2149 with any questions.

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  •  2023 Manatee Public Library Summer Program

    Manatee Public Library Summer Program

    Free events daily system wide. Engaging and educational to help prevent the summer slide! Prizes for every 4 hours of reading and grand prizes at 20 hours read! Plus a special program for teens! Click on the words "Manatee Public Library Summer Program" to learn more.

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  • Growing Our Ballard Readers

    We are intentional at Ballard about knowing your child as a reader. Along with daily reading instruction, interventions, and assessments we want to see the growth in their reading abilities! Please take a look at the Next Step Guided Reading Assessment data that is checked three times a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Also remember to have them access their Literacy Footprints Digital account to continue their love of reading at home!

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    Extended Day Enrichment Program (Before/After Care)

    Click here to view EDEP Information and Forms-After school care hours are 7:00am to 7:55 am and 3:15pm to 6:00pm. Download and complete the registration form, terms and conditions, parent handbook acknowledgment, and return to the front office. Forms are also available at the front office.

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  • Our Mission 
    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.

    Our Vision
    We 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.