Holiday Breakfast Thank You

Hello Bailey Families!!

On behalf of the Staff Appreciation Committee, I just want to send out a quick THANK YOU to all who contributed to the staff’s Holiday Breakfast gift bags! The teachers and staff loved their gifts and they had a nice, quiet (it was in the library – so I had to slip that in lol) time together while they enjoyed their breakfast from Sunny Street Cafe, coffee from Tim Horton’s and lots of little goodies to grab before classes started.

Miss Ham was the lucky winner of the raffle prize (a gift basket worth over $200!!) and she just beamed when her name was called!

I also want to send a shout out to Kilwin’s, Dewey’s Pizza, Rebol, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Local Cantina for generously contributing to the raffle prize.

With 2021 almost over, I wish you a happy, healthy and joyous New Year for you and your families.

Much love,

Melissa Hackett

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 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 |

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!

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 ( 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. 


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!

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.

Fall Conference Sign Up – Staff Appreciation

Hello Bailey families! Conferences are coming up soon and we like to help out our teachers by providing a delicious dinner for them while they work so hard. Below is a Signup Genius for sides, drinks and desserts.


Thank you in advance for your help!

Bailey PTO Staff Appreciation

Fun Run Reminder

Join us for Bailey’s largest fundraiser of the year on Friday, October 1st

It is not too late to register for the Fun Run!  The price will slightly increase one more time on Wednesday, September 29th so it is highly recommended to register before the day of the event.  *Please plan on picking up your tshirts/swag either September 29th or 30th for the event, location/date/time/registration are listed here – BAILEY BULLDOG FUN RUN 2021 – Bailey Elementary PTO (

The Golf Ball Drop will take place at 7:05 after the Fun Run.  Balls will be dropped from a firetruck ladder and the balls that land closest to the flag takes home prizes, first place prize is $500 cash!  DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!  Please share with your friends and family members as anyone can purchase to help support the school.  We have sold 424 balls so far (THANK YOU!) our goal is 600 balls!  

Click here for Golf Ball Drop purchase – Balldrop (

Silent Auction is now live online!  Check out some of the items and experiences to purchase to support Bailey. Items will not be at event, they will be sent to you. OnlineAuction will close on October 1st at 8p.m.Bailey Bulldog Fundraiser 2021 (

Come hungry! We will have 3 food trucks at the event: The Tasty Good, El Tuzo and Kona Ice!

We are need of a few more volunteers for the event – click here for the signup genius: Fun Run: Fun Run Volunteer (

Contact Dominique Hoecherl at for questions.

Room Parent Sign Up



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 2021-2022 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

1. Communicate with the teacher about PTO events, activities, etc… 

2. Assist the teacher if he/she needs help with any classroom tasks.

3. Provide information to parents if they have questions about classroom activities.

4. Work in cooperation with a PTO Committee Chair if help is needed specifically for your classroom. Examples from previous years include the pizza party for winners from Bailey at The Bogey and community service projects, such as blanket making.

5. Plan and organize the Harvest Party, Holiday Party and End of Year Party for your classroom.

6. Create a classroom directory IF you choose to do one.

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

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

9. Attend the mandatory room parent meeting (date/time/place TBD).

Further details of these responsibilities will be discussed at the mandatory room parent meeting. If you have any questions about becoming a room parent, please contact Colleen Walsh or Melissa Voeller, PTO Vice Presidents and Room Parent Coordinators.

Colleen Walsh,                          

Melissa Voeller,

Bailey Fun Run Reminder



Friday, October 1st – Bailey Elementary Field

6:15-6:30p.m. – 1 Lap Fun Run (highly recommended for younger children and walkers)

6:30-7:00p.m. – 30 Minute Timed Fun Run

7:05p.m. – Golf Ball Drop from Firetruck

Registration and Details – BAILEY BULLDOG FUN RUN 2021 – Bailey Elementary PTO (

GOLF BALL DROP PRIZES ANNOUNCED (and the list is growing!)

Purchase a golf ball that is assigned a number and we will drop them from the top of a firetruck ladder.  This will happen directly after the Fun Run on October 1st at 7:05p.m.  

  1. $500 cash
  2. $100 cash
  3. Picnic lunch with Mr. Ritter (principal) and a friend – Donatos/Crumbl Cookie
  4. $50 voucher to Sweets by Christa (custom cakes, cookies, macarons)
  5. Columbus Running Company $25 Gift Card and Running Socks
  6. Crumbl Cookie Boxes (3 boxes of 4 in each box)
  7. Crumbl Cookie Boxes (3 boxes of 4 in each box)
  8. Crumbl Cookie Boxes (3 boxes of 4 in each box)
  9. Breakfast with a friend at Sunny Street Cafe (Sawmill) – $25 Gift Card
  10. Nothing Bundt Cakes $25 Gift Card
  11. Bumbles Bake Shop $25 Gift Card
  12. 2 Donatos Large Pizzas
  13. 2 Donatos Large Pizzas
  14. Duck Donuts voucher for 1 dozen donuts

*Golf Ball Drop individual ball purchase – Balldrop (
*Golf Ball packages can also be purchased with Fun Run registrations here – Bailey Bulldog Fundraiser 2021 (

Volunteers needed! Click here to view the signup genius for the event:

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors: 

SHAMROCK GOLD SPONSOR – Bottom Line (CPA) – Bottom Line CPA, LLC | Bottom Line CPA, LLC

SHAMROCK GOLD SPONSOR – Envisage Wealth – Javier Piquero – Financial Advisor in Columbus, OH | Ameriprise Financial (

BAILEY BUDDY SPONSOR – Propello Life – Propello Life – The Best Natural Supplements

BAILEY BUDDY SPONSOR – Minuteman Press – Dublin –


For questions, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities contact Dominique Hoecherl at