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Welcome Letter


Emilie Ortyl

Dear Ballwin Community, 

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on an academic year filled with promise, potential, and endless possibilities.

As the proud principal of Ballwin Elementary School,  I am honored to be part of a community that is committed to providing an exceptional and enriching educational experience for our students. Our dedicated faculty and staff are passionate about fostering a positive learning environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of every child.

At Ballwin Elementary, we believe in the power of education to transform lives. We strive to create a school culture that celebrates diversity, encourages creativity, and instills a love for learning that will last a lifetime. We focus on our core values in all that we do: Safe, Respectful, Peaceful, and Kind. 

Parents, your involvement and support are crucial to the success of our students. We invite you to be active partners in your child's education, working collaboratively with teachers and staff to create a positive and supportive learning environment. Together, we can ensure that every child reaches their fullest potential.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and well-being of your children. Together, let us make this academic year a remarkable chapter in the journey of learning and discovery.

Kind regards,

Dr. Emilie Ortyl


Two Ballwin Students smiling at their desk holding up peace signs
Principal Ortyl smiling as she speaks with a student with his text to speak board.
kindergarten students sitting at a table  working on crafts for fine motor skills