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.

Fifth Grade Service Project – Ends Soon!

Bailey has collected a lot of school supplies for School Rocks Party Box but still needs more, collection ending soon!

Bailey’s 5th graders have been leading the school in collection school supplies for students at fellow 5th graders at Beatty Park, Forest Park and North Linden Elementary. The 5th grade classes would like to thank everyone who has sent in or ordered school supplies to equip each of the 5th grade students served by School Rocks Party Box with a backpack filled with the supplies they will need for 6th grade as a 5th grade graduation gift.

Collection Goal
300  NEW pocket folders with prongs any color
300 NEW wide-ruled spiral notebooks
1,200 NEW No. 2 pencils
300 NEW pens with blue or black ink
120 NEW or VERY GENTLY USED backpacks for middle schoolers
150 NEW or GENTLY USED rulers
150 NEW or GENTLY USED basic calculators
300 NEW boxes of colored pencils

If you have not yet sent any supplies in and would like to do so, you may drop them off during tonight’s Bailey Bash or send them to or drop them off at Bailey on Monday. Our 5th graders have been sorting, counting and organizing supplies as they have come in this week and plan to start packing the supply kits next Monday and Tuesday.

If you would find it easiest to make a monetary contribution to help purchase remaining items for the school supply kits you can do so here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=EJE88SVVVVSNE

About School Rocks Party Box

School Rocks Party Box founder Tia Gannon started the organization in 2016 with the idea to provide holiday parties to a single classroom in a disadvantaged school. Today, School Rocks Party Box has grown to serving four elementary schools with over 1,200 children in the Columbus area.  After discovering the lack of funding for school-wide programs, the inability of families to provide basic necessities due to financial circumstances, and that these schools did not have PTOs and had limited parent participation, she set forth a goal for these children to have school experiences similar to those of her own children, who are attending schools in Dublin (Her boys are Bailey alumni).  

From that day forward, the mission became providing students with the necessary items and programs to support their educational and social emotional needs, making school a more positive and rewarding experience. Today, School Rocks Party Box, 501c3, provides all 1,200 students served with things they otherwise would not have – their own school supply kit, basic personal hygiene items, access to books at home, classroom activities and holiday parties, as well as funding and supporting the school’s programs that support positive behavior, attendance and being a good school citizen. This support also includes providing the teachers and administration with the supplies they need for their students and classroom as well as celebrating them throughout the year and during Teacher Appreciation Week.

You can learn more about School Rocks Party Box at schoolrockspartybox.org

If you have any questions about the 5th Grade Service Project, please contact Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick via text at 419-206-1289.

5th Grade Service Project

Bailey 5th Graders Seek Support for Service Project to Collect School Supplies for Students in Need

Every year, the Bailey Elementary School 5th Graders complete a Service Project. This year, our 5th graders will LEAD, but they invite our entire school to participate, in a project through which they will collect school supplies and backpacks for fellow 5th graders at Beatty Park, Forest Park and North Linden Elementary. The students at these schools come from families with very limited financial means, and they have received school supplies for the past five years from School Rocks Party Box but will be moving on to schools not served by that organization. So, as they graduate and head on to middle school, we will provide them with the supplies they need for 6th grade.

Providing backpacks filled with school supplies for 150 students is a tall order, so our 5th graders are asking the entire school to help. We are also holding a low-key (because state testing is ongoing) but fun spirit week in conjunction with this collection with some themed dress days.

We’d love for as many families as possible to participate. Please note that we have designated certain items to be brought in each day, but if you forget to send them in on their official day, please feel free to send them in another day. Our 5th graders will be collecting and sorting all week!

Monday: Kicking off a Week of Kindness and Compassion: there is no need to wear anything special today, so parents have nothing extra to do on this first day back after the weekend! Instead, teachers will have their students write notes of congratulations and / or encouragement that we can include with the folders in the school supply kits.

On Monday, we are collecting:

  • NEW pocket folders with prongs any color (collection goal: 300)
  • NEW wide-ruled spiral notebooks, any color (collection goal: 300)

Tuesday: Wear Purple Day, and bring in:

  • NEW No. 2 pencils (collection goal 1,200)
  • NEW pens with blue or black ink (collection goal 300)

Wednesday: Wear Something that is Multi-colored and /or Tie Dyed and bring in a:

  • NEW box of colored pencils (collection goal: 300) 

Thursday: Wear Blue Day, and bring in

  • NEW or VERY GENTLY USED backpacks for middle schoolers (so something an 11-12 year old would be happy to carry) (collection goal 120)

Friday: Wear Red Day, and bring in:

  • NEW or GENTLY USED basic rulers and calculators (collection goal: 150 of each)

Tell your students to look for and drop their donation into the collection boxes in the main hallway.

If you prefer to order supplies directly through Amazon, you can use this Amazon wish list:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CHLGLAT42MVZ?ref_=wl_share

And if you would find it easiest to make a monetary contribution to help purchase items for the school supply kits you can do so here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=EJE88SVVVVSNE

About School Rocks Party Box

School Rocks Party Box founder Tia Gannon started the organization in 2016 with the idea to provide holiday parties to a single classroom in a disadvantaged school. Today, School Rocks Party Box has grown to serving four elementary schools with over 1,200 children in the Columbus area.  After discovering the lack of funding for school-wide programs, the inability of families to provide basic necessities due to financial circumstances, and that these schools did not have PTOs and had limited parent participation, she set forth a goal for these children to have school experiences similar to those of her own children, who are attending schools in Dublin (Her boys are Bailey alumni).  

From that day forward, the mission became providing students with the necessary items and programs to support their educational and social emotional needs, making school a more positive and rewarding experience. Today, School Rocks Party Box, 501c3, provides all 1,200 students served with things they otherwise would not have – their own school supply kit, basic personal hygiene items, access to books at home, classroom activities and holiday parties, as well as funding and supporting the school’s programs that support positive behavior, attendance and being a good school citizen. This support also includes providing the teachers and administration with the supplies they need for their students and classroom as well as celebrating them throughout the year and during Teacher Appreciation Week.

You can learn more about School Rocks Party Box at schoolrockspartybox.org

If you have any questions about the 5th Grade Service Project, please contact Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick via text at 419-206-1289.

March Shop for a Cause

Spring is almost here, which means it’s the PERFECT time to spring into healthier living with Pure Haven!

Hi! I’m Colleen Speer, a long-time Bailey mom and proud sponsor of the March Shop for a Cause event. My oldest son, Aidan, is a Bailey alum and currently a 6th grader at Grizzell. I also have two current Bailey students (Elias is a third grader and Isaac is a first grader) and my daughter Zoe (2.5) will be a Bulldog in a few years.

I want to thank Maria Cramer-Kirkpatrick for organizing the Shop for a Cause fundraiser and for giving me the opportunity to share this important message with the Bailey community.

Pure Haven has made such a difference in my family’s life, and I can’t wait to share all this non-toxic goodness with each of you. Perhaps you’ve never really thought about what’s IN the products you use for your family (I mean, it’s on the shelf so it’s got to be safe…right?) Or maybe you already use “organic” or “all-natural” products (nearly all of which are “greenwashed” or don’t really work). But there’s SOOOO much more to the story…

In a few days, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about why Pure Haven is hands down, simply the best way to protect your Bailey family from harmful toxins. I’ll be going live, sharing products and giving you the information you need to make safer, informed choices for your family. Whether you’re looking for younger, healthier skin, safer sun care protection or toxin-free home cleaning solutions, there’s something for you (and I promise to make it fun!)

To get all the details and learn more about my non-toxic journey, join this year’s private Bailey Shops Nontoxic group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/baileyshopsnontoxic2022/

And if you can’t wait (or just want to get shopping), go to www.purehaven.com/colleenspeer and use party ID #297405. I’ll be donating 50% of all commissions from March sales back to the Bailey PTO and you’ll be removing toxins from your home – it’s a win win!

To healthier living this spring!

-Colleen McCarthy Speer

Pure Haven Consultant and Bailey Mom x4

PTO Meeting – 3/16

PTO Meeting:  Wednesday, March 16th at 7pm via Zoom

Join us tomorrow night to hear what is happening at Bailey, and what we have planned for the rest of the year!  

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81335559505?pwd=V1lYdHcwamk5QWVhN2MrdE5lL2VRQT09

Teacher Time Raffle!!!

What : Purchase raffle tickets for chances to win time with your favorite Bailey teachers and staff!
When : Friday, March 11 – Midnight Thursday, March 24
How : https://baileyteachertime.raffle.school/
Winners will be announced at school on Friday, March 25 and in the Bailey Newsletter.
Check out the website with your children and have them take a look at the display in the commons for all the prize details!
Some important details to please note:
The raffle website goes live on Friday 3/11/22 and ends at midnight on Thursday 3/24/22.
Please enter your child’s name in the billing details section of the checkout page.
Please complete one credit card transaction per student.
Thank you for your support of this fun event!
The Bailey PTO,
Melissa Hackett, Mike and Melissa Voeller – event chairs

Bulldogs Dine Out – Chipotle (3/8)

March 8th Bulldogs Dine Out!!!
Where: Chipotle at 6776 Perimeter Loop Rd., Dublin
When: 4-8pm
How: Online ordering code is 2NTWYAH
Dine in, carry out, use the app order ahead of time and pick up!! Use the code so we receive 33% of the proceeds!