Shop for a Cause – December

Shop for a Cause with December’s featured Bailey-family-business owner Katie Gillaugh, Usborne Books!

I am excited and very grateful to be the December Bailey-family-owned business for Bailey’s Shop for a Cause. I have two daughters at Bailey in second grade and kindergarten. I started out as an Usborne Books customer several years ago as I fell in love with their books and activities. As I started to grow our home library and saw how engaging the books were for my girls, I became a consultant. If you have not heard of Usborne and Kane Miller books I hope you take a few minutes to check them out!

Usborne and Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. They are high-quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated, and best of all, they are the books kids love to read. Choose from over 1,800 bright, colorful, and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects. From holiday books, to activity books, to neat fiction series, and internet-linked science and history encyclopedias, Usborne does books better. Kane Miller has published award-winning children’s books from around the world for more than 25 years. They bring to life fantastic fiction stories for older readers and wonderful multicultural picture book stories for younger readers. All of these are stories that will make you smile, think, cry, or laugh ‘til you have tears in your eyes.

It’s a great time to add some new titles to your home library. From books for babies, to early readers to chapter book series for the older readers, we have something for everyone. The puzzles and activity options are top notch. You can search through all of our titles at https://x8208.myubam.com and I’d love to help find the perfect book for any child in your life – don’t hesitate to reach out to me for recommendations or suggestions to find the best title for you!

All orders are shipped directly to your home. I recommend placing any orders needed by Christmas Day NO LATER than Wednesday, December 15. There are some great December customer specials, including the reusable sticker book ‘Good As New’ and ‘Forgotten Fairy Tales of Kindness and Courage.’ Customers can qualify for these discounted prices with every $40 spent and can be found in the ‘Specials’ section online.

As you shop, please remember that I am donating half of the money I earn in commissions from this Usborne Books party (I earn 25% on each order) to the Bailey PTO, so every book you buy helps our school! 

Thank you for your support and I look forward to answering any of your questions!

Katie Gillaugh | katherine.c.felix@gmail.com

PTO Meeting Tonight at 7PM

Join us for our November meeting to learn about what fun things are happening at Bailey!  

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Meeting ID: 885 2725 6333

Passcode: 906685

Holiday Shop – Update

Bailey’s most beloved event “THE HOLIDAY SHOP” is back in-person and right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, December 3rd from 5:00-8:30pm. Students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts for their family during a 30 minutes time slot with the help of our incredible 5th grade elves and visit with Santa! Students will also have the option to shop virtually, if that night doesn’t work for your family.

SIGN UP GENIUS will be emailed to you AND posted on the PTO Facebook page on Thursday, November 18th at 7pm! There will be TWO Sign Up Genius this year. One Sign Up Genius will be for 5th grade elves and parent volunteers. Then, there will be a separate Sign Up Genius for reserving a 30 minute time slot to shop. ** Please sign up EACH of your children for their own 30 minute time slot **

Also, NEW this year, we are looking for volunteers to share about your cultures’ holiday traditions. We have a lot of cultures and traditions that are celebrated within our Bailey community, but we need your help! From Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, Christmas to Chinese New Year, Diwali and more, please reach out to either Kelly or Stacey to discuss how we can best share your traditions with our school community during the event.

Looking forward to a magical event with our Bailey family! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Stacey or Kelly for more information! We are happy to help!!

Stacey Holmes, Event Co-Chair, mrsstaceyholmes@gmail.com

Kelly Cousino, Event Co-Chair, kcousino1123@gmail.com

Food Drive – Starts Monday

Our yearly food drive begins this MONDAY (November 15, 2021) and will end on November 19, 2021. Please see below flyer for all of the details.

Holiday Shop – Coming Soon!

Bailey’s most beloved event “THE HOLIDAY SHOP” is back in-person and right around the corner!

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 3rd from 5:00-8:30pm.

Students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts for their family during a 30 minutes time slot (please look for a Sign-Up Genius in the coming weeks) with the help of our incredible 5th grade elves and visit with Santa! Students will also have the option to shop virtually, if that night doesn’t work for your family.

NEW this year, we are looking for volunteers to share about your cultures’ holiday traditions. We have a lot of cultures and traditions that are celebrated within our Bailey community, but we need your help! From Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, Christmas to Chinese New Year, Diwali and more, please reach out to either Kelly or Stacey to discuss how we can best share your traditions with our school community during the event. More information will be coming in the next couple weeks and a Sign-Up Genius for volunteers, as well as, to sign up for a time slot to shop!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Looking forward to a magical event with our Bailey family!

Kelly Cousino, Event Co-Chair, kcousino1123@gmail.com

Stacey Sternad Holmes, Event Co-Chair, mrsstaceyholmes@gmail.com

Shop for a Cause – November

We are honored to have Sweets By Christa as the November business for Shop For A Cause. Holiday orders are now open (you can order now and pickup next month if you would like). Please use code Bailey2021 at checkout so she knows your order is part of the Shop For A Cause. $5 per cookie kit and $1 per Hot Chocolate Bomb will be donated back to the Bailey PTO. Click the link below to be taken to my website to order. Thank you all for your support and happy shopping! www.sweetsbychrista.com

November Dine Out

The November Bulldogs Dine Out is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT DEWEY’S PIZZA DUBLIN!!

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 4-9pm

Where: Dewey’s Pizza Dublin (6540 Perimeter Drive)

Up to 20% of food sales will be donated back to the Bailey Elementary PTO. Dine in, curbside carry out, online ordering (www.deweyspizza.com) only – not valid with Door Dash.

Mention this flyer in the order notes online at checkout, when calling, or at the location.

Bailey 25th Anniversary Spirit Wear

Did you know Bailey Elementary turned 25 this year

To celebrate, we have created a special 25th anniversary spirit wear collection! Help support your school and show your Bailey pride by purchasing the limited edition items at the following link. 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

Items will be delivered in early December, which is ideal for gifting to your favorite Bulldogs this holiday season! If you want it to be a surprise, select the option to have your order shipped directly to your home. Otherwise, orders will be delivered to your student’s classroom at Bailey. 

Please make sure to list child name and teacher to help with sorting.

This special edition 25th anniversary collection will only be available during this sale, so get them now while you can!  Sale ends Nov. 15!

PIT Food Truck – Staff Appreciation

Our amazing teachers and staff have a long day today with conferences into the evening, so the PTO is treating them to dinner!!  We have arranged for a food truck to be at Bailey TONIGHT (October 20) from 3:45pm until 6:45pm. The PIT BBQ Grille food truck (and restaurants) are owned by D’Andre and Aleah Martin, a new Bailey family. Feel free to stop by to welcome them to the Bailey community and to order some delicious food!

Bailey PTO Staff Appreciation  

Shop for a Cause – October

Shop with Bailey-family-owned business to raise funds for our PTO Bailey’s Shop for a Cause is a way to raise funds for the PTO while also supporting businesses owned by Bailey families. Each month, one Bailey-family-owned business will be featured in exchange for a donation of a percentage of their sales or commissions to the PTO.

CLICK HERE for more information on how to Shop for a Cause and support our school!

The schedule for Bailey’s Shop for a Cause for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:

October: Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick – Beauty Counter, Touchstone Crystal, Fit 4 Good 
November: Christa Aylward – Sweets by Christa 
December: Katie Gillaugh – Usborne Books 
January: Duke and Jen Armstrong – Propello Life 
February: Laura Dean Barbosa – Boston Stoker Coffee Co. 
March: Colleen Speer – Pure Haven 
April: Beth Layman: Stella & Dot / Ever / Keep 
May: This month is open.

To apply to be considered as the featured Bailey business in May 2022, please send a text to Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick, Chair of Bailey’s Shop for a Cause, at 419-206-1289, with your name, business name, and the percentage of sales or commissions you are willing to donate to Bailey in exchange for this opportunity to promote your business to our community.