Bailey at the Bogey – Auction

We are so excited to take Bailey at the Bogey bidding online this year. While bidding will not open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, we are very excited to announce that the website is live now.


We have begun loading items and packages onto the website and will be adding more each week. Please visit the website to preview some of the items that will be available in the silent auction and start making your wish list now. You can even go ahead and register as a bidder and be ready to start bidding the night of the event.

When the auction goes live on Oct. 4, you will be able to place bids through this website from your laptop, tablet, phone, etc. You will also receive email updates and text messages when you have been outbid. The website also offers proxy bidding which allows you to enter a maximum bid for each item or package and follow-up bids will be placed automatically for you when you are outbid until you reach your maximum bid. When the auction is complete, you will receive an invoice for your items and check out online then pick up your goodies. Unable to attend and bidding off site? We’ll set up a couple of times you can pick your items up from Bailey the week after our event.

Remember, Bailey at the Bogey raises funds for Classroom Innovation Grants at Bailey, and it’s a FUN night for our students and families. If you have any questions or want to donate a bottle of wine to our wine pull or find out how you can support our silent auction or kids’ basket raffle, please contact one of our Bailey at the Bogey Co-Chairs, Shakila Ali at 407-463-8749 or; or Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick at 419-206-1289 or

Spirit Jewelry For a Cause

Purchase jeweled spirit wear, help raise funds for Classroom Innovation Grants!!!

Bailey Mom and Bailey at the Bogey Co-Chair Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick was looking for a way to increase the bottom line for Bailey at the Bogey, which raises funds for Classroom Innovation Grants at our school. She saw a couple of Touchstone Crystals by Swarovski necklaces that looked like perfect spirit wear pieces – the “Paws Off” and “Luck of the Irish” necklaces. So she signed up to be a TC consultant and is holding an online party through which anyone can order these necklaces (or any other item that catches their eye), and Maria will donate 100% of her commission – roughly 25% of sales – to Bailey as part of the Bailey at the Bogey total funds raised. The same will apply if any Bailey parent would like to host an in-person party this month.


Paws Off
Luck of the Irish

Spirit Week is Next Week!!!

Bailey will be celebrating Spirit Week next week, Sept. 9-13!!! Please join us for fun themed days every day, culminating in Bailey Spirit Day next Friday!

  • Monday: Wacky, mismatched clothes and crazy sock day.
  • Tuesday: Fan fanatic, favorite team day.
  • Wednesday: Crazy hair day.
  • Thursday: Tropical paradise, pirate, or cruise ship passenger day.
  • Friday: Bailey Spirit Day (school colors)

Bailey at the Bogey – Details

The Bailey at the Bogey is just over one month away and we would like to share some key details about this year’s annual fundraising and social event!!!

Mobile Bidding: We are excited to announce that our silent auction has moved online for the first time in this event’s history. You will be able to read descriptions, view pictures, and bid on items from an auction website on your phone or computer. You will receive emails and text messages whenever you have been outbid, and those who cannot attend the event in person can participate from anywhere. Keep an eye out for the launch of our auction website, which is coming soon!

Wine Pull: We will have wrapped bottles of wine arranged and ready for you to try your luck. All of the wine will be valued between $20 and $100. Purchase a ticket for $20 during the event and see if you get your money’s worth or score a much pricier bottle!

Raffles: We will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets for $5 per ticket (cash or credit cards accepted) with the winner taking home 50% of the money raised from the ticket sales. We will also have a fun kid’s raffle with $1 tickets so the kids could have a chance to win cool prizes!

Activities: We’ve expanded the entertainment options for our kids and are excited to share that we’ll have a video game truck, bounce house, face painter, and balloon artist this year!!!

Food: Food will be available for purchase during the event via dinner buffet tickets that will be available in advance or at the door.

We are continuing to accept donations for the silent auction, kid’s raffle, and wine pull as well as day-of-event volunteers.  Please contact Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick (419-206-1289, or Shakila Ali (407-463-8749, to arrange to donate an item or volunteer for the event.

Donut Social

Come join us for donuts and refreshments before school on Friday, September 6, between 8:15am and 9:00am. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet fellow classmates and families!!!

Room Parent Sign Up

The Bailey Elementary Room Parent SignUp Genius link is now live!!!


Please sign up for your child’s classroom. If both spots are filled and you are wanting to be placed on a Room Parent Interest list, please email Christa Aylward, Room Parent Coordinator, at with the below information.

Subject: Room Parent Interest List

Name of your child’s teacher
Your name with your phone number and email address

I will then put you on a Room Parent list for your child’s classroom. The list will be made in the order that I receive the emails. If there is a need in the classroom for more than 2 room parents or if a room parent cannot fulfill the room parent responsibilities for the remainder of the year, I will contact the names on this list.

Any questions please email Christa Aylward at

P.E.R.C. Programming

The Bailey PTO is pleased to share the below P.E.R.C. programs that will be available this autumn. If you have any questions or would like to discuss P.E.R.C. programming, please contact our P.E.R.C. liaison, Linda Killworth, at

August 27th – Syntero Health and Wellness Event

Sept. 19th – Snaps, Sexts and Social Media

Sept. 24th – Book Talk – How to Raise an Adult  (RSVP only event)

Oct. 23rd – How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Boys in the Digital Era

Additional information below…

Destination Imagination

Interested in a fun, innovative, team-building experience?

Destination Imagination teams are beginning to form for the winter/spring DI season. This program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem-solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at the local tournament on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Circleville, OH. If you are interested in learning more about DI, check out this site:


Email Kristina at of your interest. Kristina will try to match you with same grade peers. Don’t forget each team needs at least one team manager (parent volunteer).

Starting a new team or have an existing team?

Email Kristina with the name of your team manager, list of team member names and grades. This information is needed for administrative and insurance purposes.  If you want to use a room at Bailey after school, please contact Kristina for instructions.

Spirit Wear Forms

Help your Bailey Bulldog sport school spirit with a piece of our new spirit wear clothing! Check out the bright colors, wide selection of performance fabrics, updated hoodies, and so much more!!!


Orders are due by Friday, Aug. 23, and can be sent in to your child’s classroom or dropped at the Bailey office. We are now taking PayPal along with credit cards for your convenience (payment required at time of order).

Items will be delivered to your classes by Friday, September 6, just in time for Bailey Spirit Week!

Any questions about spirit wear? Please contact our amazing chairs Lesley Morris ( or Kelly Kim (

New Calendar Available

A newly updated PTO calendar is currently available for the 2019-2020 school year!!!

CLICK HERE to view/download it now or click the Calendar option in the main menu at anytime.