Bailey Winter News

Kinder Key Caroling

Fa la la la la!! Please join us at the time and date of your choice between December 1 and December 21, for a special holiday tradition, Kinder Key Caroling! This community-wide effort collects monetary donations to benefit the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Bailey needs caroling team leaders and carolers! Each caroling group / group leader will choose the caroling date that works best for them, any time between December 1 and December 21 (weekday, weekend, evening, during the day – choose the time and date that work for you). If your child is interested in participating and/or you are interested in leading a caroling team, please e-mail Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick at: or call or text her at 419-206-1289.

Holiday Shoppe 2019

Tis the season for our beloved Holiday Shoppe, set for Friday, December 6th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, in the Bailey Commons! Children should bring their shopping lists and money, to buy small gifts for family and friends. No peeking parents – only elves and children in the shoppe!

Other activities planned:

  • Visit with Santa- Stop at the “write your letter to Santa” table and then hand-deliver it!
  • Face painting!
  • Free raffle!
  • Cookies & hot cocoa!

We are in need of volunteers to make the night a magical success! We are especially excited to have our 5th graders be ELVES! Please sign up at the link below.


Holiday Shoppe – Tomorrow!!!!

It’s the most magical time of year!! Bailey’s most beloved event “THE HOLIDAY SHOPPE” is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, December 6th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts for their family with the help of our incredible 5th grade elves and visit with Santa! We will have face painting, hot chocolate, & cookies as well as a raffle for a brand new bike! Please be on the look out for more information in the coming weeks and a Sign Up Genius for volunteers to make the night a huge success!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask our event chair, Kelly Cousino (

Watch D.O.G.S. – Sign Up Now

I have attached the link to the google sign up form for the Watch D.O.G.S. program.  I have also outlined the changes to the program within the form.


Please remember that in order to volunteer for this program, you must complete a background check and be approved by Central Office prior to coming in and volunteering.  Background checks are good for five years so if you recently had one completed, you should be good to go! 


Important pointers about the program:

  • The program will run from November through the end of March.
  • Watch D.O.G.S. are permitted to volunteer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Volunteer time in the classroom is limited to 40 minutes (It was previously 60 min.).
  • We ask that you coordinate your time with your child’s lunch/recess, meaning you can volunteer in the classroom and then go to lunch/recess with your child or come in for lunch/recess with your child and then volunteer in the classroom.
  • Please email your child’s teacher two days prior to volunteering to setup your schedule.

Event Co-Chairs Needed

We are currently seeking co-chairs for this year’s Family Bingo Night and Mini Course Night. These are fun events and you would be trained by the existing chairs in an effort to learn and help with these events in the future. It is truly a great opportunity to get involved!!!

If interested, please email the existing chairs below.

Mini Course Night: Jodi O’Sullivan (

Family Bingo Night: Jennifer McHale (

For any other volunteering opportunities or general PTO and event questions, please contact Emily Marshall at

Bailey Bulldog 5K and Kids Dash

We are proud to announce that information and details for this year’s Bailey Bulldog 5K and Kids Dash will be available soon. Please check back periodically or subscribe to the PTO website to receive email notifications when new posts are added to the website.

Attention Volunteers!

If you have any interest in volunteering at Bailey Elementary then you must complete the background check process. It is simple, free, and takes less than 5 minutes!

Click Here to Get Started Right Now

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.

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.

Yellowbird – Build A Box!

We are proud to announce some new and exciting news from Yellowbird! You now have the ability to build your own box and have farm fresh produce, meat, dairy and pantry items delivered to Bailey! The Bailey PTO will continue to recieve 5% of the proceeds on all purchases delivered to Bailey, including ALL STORE ITEM PURCHASES! Simply add your weekly groceries to the cart ($20 minimum) and choose Bailey as your pick up location.

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📦 Build-A-Box 📦 is NOW available!