Welcome to Kindergarten!

Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

To the families of our newest Ballentine Bears,

We are so excited to welcome you to kindergarten at Ballentine Elementary School. Whether this is your first child entering BES or one of several, kindergarten is a magical year! To help prepare you and your family for the upcoming school year, we have compiled some information for you. There will also be opportunities to visit the school, take a tour, and even peek inside c kindergarten classroom.

Kindergarten Orientation

Welcome to Ballentine Elementary School!

The Ballentine Elementary PTO, Kindergarten Teachers, and Administration would like to welcome you to our wonderful school!

To help you get ready, you’re invited to attend a Kindergarten Orientation in the theater on

Thursday, May 12, at 8:15am

Join us for a brief introduction and overview of our school, followed by a tour of Ballentine Elementary and a visit to a kindergarten class. We’ll also have members of our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) set up with BES spirit wear for those who may be interested in purchasing some to have ready for the fall!

We look forward to meeting you and our newest Ballentine Bears!

Online Resources

We will have a special page on our website just for our rising kindergarten students. There you will find a special video tour, links to read alouds by our kindergarten and other BES staff that your child can enjoy, general school information, and a school supply list.

Check Your Address

With the updating of attendance lines last year for LMES, CES, and PWES, it is possible that families who previously attended BES will now return to their zoned school. Unless approved through the hardship or exemption process, students must attend the school for which they are zoned.

Have questions?

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, June 10, between 4:30-5:15. If you are unable to attend the Meet & Greet, you are welcome to drop by the front office Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm during the week of June 10 to pick up the packet of information. If you have any questions, please contact any member of our administration team - we are happy to help!

Our Mission…

The mission of Ballentine Elementary School is to join together community, staff, students, and families to ensure that all students are provided a world-class, rigorous education.

Our Vision…

In partnership with the community, staff, students, and families, Ballentine Elementary School will exemplify excellence in education in a positive, safe and nurturing environment in order to prepare our students to be fully participating citizens and leaders. We will foster the development of creative thinking, encourage curiosity and problem solving, promote respect for individual differences and uphold high ethical standards.