Shop For A Cause – September

Shop for a Cause with Bailey-family-owned businesses to support our school

Bailey’s Shop for a Cause is a program that allows us to raise funds for the PTO while also supporting businesses owned by Bailey families. This program, returning in 2022-23 for its third year, allows you to shop mostly online and occasionally in person to help generate funds for our PTO-sponsored activities.

Beginning this month, one local business, roughly every month or two, will be featured on mybaileypto.com, the Bailey Facebook page and in the Bailey News and will donate a portion of its profits or commissions to our PTO.

Meet September’s Bailey-family-business owners: Tim Kirkpatrick and Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick

Tim Kirkpatrick and Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick are parents to two Bailey alumni one current student. Their oldest son, Aidan, is now a freshman at Coffman; and Colin is a 6th grader at Grizzell, while daughter, Alana, is in 4th grade here at Bailey.

Tim is a physician with Mid-Ohio Emergency Services, which staffs many of Central Ohio’s Ohio Health Emergency Departments.

Maria has a journalism degree and a former career in healthcare communications along with multiple fitness certifications and a great deal of experience teaching group fitness classes and personal training. She currently teaches Fit 4 Good classes, does a little bit of freelance writing and editing and spends a substantial amount of time volunteering with an organization that serves people who are homeless / houseless / unsheltered in addition to selling jewelry from Touchstone Crystal, beauty products from BeautyCounter and fitness and nutrition products from Beachbody, all as a means to raise funds for various charitable causes. She has been very involved at Bailey since 2014. She has served as a room mom many times over, co-chaired Bailey at the Bogey in 2019, has chaired Kinder Key Caroling several times, Chaired the 5th Grade Service Project twice and hopes to do so again next year, and she currently is chairing Bailey’s Shop for a Cause for the third year.

Maria runs four businesses / ongoing fundraising efforts and will donate funds raised through these efforts during the month of October to the Bailey PTO. *****Note that Maria will be posting an event to RSVP for through the PTO Facebook page – if you would like to see the products she sells in person and / or chat with her in person about Fit 4 Good or Beachbody, you can join her for a Shop for a Cause party on her porch from 4 to 6 p.m. this coming Sunday, Sept. 25 (event location: 4450 Dunleary Drive) ***

Touchstone Crystal

Each piece of Touchstone Crystal jewelry is uniquely designed with first quality Swarovski crystals and innovations and is sold exclusively through its Independent Sales Consultants.

*Tim and Maria earn a 25% commission on the sale of Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski and donate 100% of that, after expenses such as party prizes / customer incentives, to various charitable causes. Shop with their Shop for a Cause: Buy Touchstone Crystal to Support Bailey’s PTO  now through Sept. 29, and Bailey will receive 25% of your order total, before tax and shipping. Visit https://www.touchstonecrystal.com/4D0RKPOS to shop for Touchstone Crystal with Maria and Tim. *Note that while Maria will be your main contact for Touchstone shopping, the business is in Tim’s name (long story) so you will not see her name on the party page.

BeautyCounter

Clean Beauty that works! BeautyCounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals found in many common household items, including makeup and skincare products.

Since its launch in 2013, BeautyCounter has set the highest bar for safety in the beauty industry. It starts with BC’s Never List: 1,800 questionable ingredients you will never find in its formulations. Then, BC goes above and beyond to screen and assess every ingredient it does use against its strict safety standards. What’s left is an ever-evolving toolbox of clean, sustainable ingredients used to create innovative formulas that deliver results – safely.

Maria also earns a 25% commission on her BeautyCounter sales, and she will donate her entire commission (minus any expenses) from the BC portion of her Shop BeautyCounter with Bailey’s Shop for a Cause Fall 2022 party this month to the Bailey PTO as well. Visit https://www.beautycounter.com/…/TImWTNQsFyTVbq1rwTp0 to shop for BeautyCounter with Maria.

Fit 4 Good

Maria has nearly two decades of experience as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She has taught at several gyms and fitness centers since 2004, most recently the Dublin Community Recreation Center, where she taught from 2013 to 2020. She currently teaches fitness classes in her home gym as well as via Zoom to raise funds for various charitable causes. Since the weather is currently beautiful, she has been teaching outdoor in-person workouts in her driveway and also streams those classes over Zoom for those who cannot be there in person. She aims to provide safe, effective and fun workouts for all ages, shapes and fitness experience levels.

She calls her classes Fit 4 Good for two reasons:

  1. She wants her classes to be accessible to everyone regardless of their ability to pay for them, so she is happy to donate her services. For those with the means to do so, in lieu of paying a class fee, she asks her students to help her do some good for others. She shares information about some of the charitable causes she supports and asks that students consider donating to these efforts if they are able. As an alternative to making a monetary donation, she asks that they simply “pay it forward” and express gratitude for “free” access to her classes by committing acts of kindness to benefit others.
  2. Maria focuses on long term health and wellness and is not interested in potentially risky quick fixes. She guides her students in working out in a way that is sustainable and will support their efforts to get and stay fit – for good!


As part of Bailey’s Shop for a Cause, Maria will ask her Fit 4 Good students to make a donation (suggested donation amount is $10-20 per class) to the Bailey PTO if possible. For those for whom doing so would be a financial challenge, she encourages folx to consider volunteering for a PTO committee or PTO-sponsored event in lieu of making a monetary donation. Request to join her private Facebook group, Fit 4 Good Fitness Classes with Maria, to see information about her upcoming classes. You can also contact her at 419-206-1289 request to be included in text updates about her classes.

For Shop for a Cause, Maria also is offering the option to schedule a one-on-one training session or private class for yourself and your friends – send her a PM through FB or text her at 419-206-1289 to schedule or for more information.

Finally, Maria is a longtime Beachbody coach, so if you would like to purchase Shakeology or other nutrition products through her or purchase a Beachbody on Demand subscription or other BB product(s), contact her via Facebook PM or text so she can help make sure you get the just-right-for you product or program and at the best possible deal. She also earns a 25% commission on sales for BB and will donate her entire commission from each order to the Bailey PTO.

If you have any questions at all about Touchstone Crystal, BeautyCounter, Beachbody and / or Fit 4 Good, please contact Maria at 419-206-1289 or via Facebook PM.

Room Parent Sign Up

ROOM PARENT SIGN UPS ARE NOW LIVE FOR 2022-2023

CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP GENIUS

Getting involved in your child’s class as a room parent is a fun experience, a huge help to the teacher, and a vital link between the PTO and the classroom. For the 2022-2023 school year, there will be a maximum of 3 room parents per classroom. Please read below for some of the responsibilities shared by the room parents.

Room Parent Responsibilities

Point person in your child’s classroom that the teacher will go to about happenings with the PTO. This includes making sure that the classroom receives any communication from the PTO about PTO events and happenings. We would strongly encourage at least 1 room parent to attend the quarterly General PTO meetings as a way to adequately communicate with your classrooms.

2. Are the person that the teacher will go to if they need help or assistance with any classroom task.

3. Be the person that other parents can contact if they have any questions about classroom activities.

4. Be the first to be called by a PTO Committee Chair if help is needed specifically for your classroom. Example: help plan the pizza party won from a PTO sponsored event.

5. Be in charge of planning and organizing the Harvest Party, Holiday Party and End of Year Party for your classroom.

6. Be tasked to create a classroom directory.

7. Be responsible for collecting money for the teacher’s birthday, holiday and end of year gifts or any other special event gift, such as a baby or bridal gift.

8. Provide any other assistance as needed throughout the school year.

9. You must attend the mandatory room parent meeting on Monday, October 3rd at 9:30 a.m.

If you have any questions about becoming a room parent, please contact Erin Claibourne at eclaibourne@gmail.com or Tamara Cistone at tamara.seipel@yahoo.com.

Room Parent – Announcement

On Sunday, September 18, at 8pm, there will be a Signup Genius link on this website where you can sign up for Room Parent for your child’s classroom. The PTO is looking for energetic parents that want to help assist the teacher and also provide a vital link between the PTO and school. For this school year, there will be three room parents per classroom. Please read below for some of the tasks that will be shared between the room parents.

1. Point person in your child’s classroom that the teacher will go to about happenings with the PTO. This includes making sure that the classroom receives any communication from the PTO about PTO events and happenings. We would strongly encourage at least 1 room parent to attend the quarterly General PTO meetings as a way to adequately communicate with your classrooms.

2. Are the person that the teacher will go to if they need help or assistance with any classroom task.

3. Be the person that other parents can contact if they have any questions about classroom activities.

4. Be the first to be called by a PTO Committee Chair if help is needed specifically for your classroom. Example: help plan the pizza party won from a PTO sponsored event.

5. Be in charge of planning and organizing the Harvest Party, Holiday Party and End of Year Party for your classroom.

6. Be tasked to create a classroom directory.

7. Be responsible for collecting money for the teacher’s birthday, holiday and end of year gifts or any other special event gift, such as a baby or bridal gift.

8. Provide any other assistance as needed throughout the school year.

9. You must attend the mandatory room parent meeting on Monday, October 3rd at 9:30 a.m.

Further details of these responsibilities will be discussed at the mandatory room parent meeting in October. If you have any questions about becoming a room parent, please contact Erin Claibourne at eclaibourne@gmail.com or Tamara Cistone at tamara.seipel@yahoo.com.

Bailey Fun Run – Registration Open!!!

Registration for the 2nd annual Bailey Bulldog Fun Run is NOW OPEN!! Register using the below link before Sept 9th in order to *guarantee race t-shirt* and beat the price increase.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

The Fun Run is one of our biggest fundraisers and school social events. All family members are encouraged to register and join in the fun!

5:30-DJ starts! Two food trucks and Kona Ice open for business

6:20-Kids Dash (one lap for kids 5 and below)

6:30-20 minute timed Fun Run

7:00-Golf Ball Prize Drop from DFD

SO many PRIZES, including CASH

(You don’t have to be present to win)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR GOLF BALLS

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and Bailey families. The event was an incredible success last year. We can’t wait to do it again.

Please reach out with any questions or if you are interested in volunteer opportunities!

Kristen.frystak@gmail.com

Jlarmstring21@yahoo.com

Thank you so much!

5th Grade Farewell Committees

Attention 5th Grade Families!

It is time to celebrate our 5th graders with a year full of FUN! All activities are solely funded from the sales of our Butterbraid Fundraiser that will take place shortly after the start of this school year. We need MANY volunteers to make this a special last year at Bailey. Please use the below signup genius link to see the various opportunities to chair and volunteer for this year’s events. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SIGNUP GENIUS

Fun Run 2022

BAILEY BULLDOG FUN RUN 2022!!!

Registration begins August 19, 2022

Join us for our one of our school’s largest fundraising events the year!  On Friday, September 23rd, we will be hosting a Fun Run and Ball drop to bring our Bailey Community together.  Families will be able to enjoy food trucks, being social and some fun events for all to participate in.

WHAT: Bailey Bulldog Fun Run – Fun Run, DJ, Golf Ball Drop and Food Trucks
WHEN: Friday, September 23, 2022 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Bailey Elementary School

For questions, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities contact Jennifer Armstrong at jlarmstrong21@yahoo.com.

Sign Up Genius is Live – Fifth Grade Farewell Steering Committee

If you are a parent of a rising fifth grader, please click the below link to access the Sign Up Genius for the Fifth Grade Farewell Steering Committee.

CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP GENIUS

Fifth Grade Farewell Steering Committee

ATTENTION RISING FIFTH GRADE PARENTS:

We are looking for 4 parent volunteers to form the Fifth Grade Farewell Steering Committee for the 2022/23 school year. This is a year-long commitment where the Steering Committee will lead and support around 24 additional volunteers who will Chair/Co-Chair the sub-committees that make up Bailey’s fifth grade celebrations. These sub-committees have historically included: Fundraising, Fun Day, Spirit Wear, Handprint Wall, School Gift, Fifth Grade Service Project, Memory Book, Awards Day, and Graduation After-Party. Sign Up Genius for sub-committee chairs will go out later this summer once the Steering Committee has been formed and has had an opportunity to meet and plan next steps.

If you are interested in volunteering to be part of the Fifth Grade Farewell Steering Committee, you can sign up at the link that will go live here on the Bailey PTO website, on Monday, June 27at 8:00pm.

Please reach out to Dusty Geese at dustygeese@yahoo.com with any questions.