Message from Principal McDonald May 13th
Hello Bailey Friends and Families!!
Our BOGO Bookfair is back and in-person this year!! The Book Fair will be in the commons from May 16th - 20th with a preview day this Friday the 13th. Diaries, Books, accessories, and more are included!! Please note: tax is included for all items. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign your student up online for E-Wallet. Teachers have signed up for times to come shop the book fair. An e-wallet allows families to have money available for their student at any time. This eliminates the stress of remembering when to send money, losing cash and it allows others (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) to contribute to your student's personal library! BONUS: students who sign up for E-Wallet will get a prize from our media center!
Bailey PTA is also looking for volunteers to help make this fair a success. If you can volunteer, please click the link to find a day and time that works for you! Remember, all volunteers are required to have a cleared background check.
Volunteer Signup link:
Any questions please contact our PTA President, Christine Roban at:
News from our Health Office:
We are seeing an uptick in positive Covid cases this week, as well as influenza and other illnesses. Please continue to keep sick students home until symptoms are improved and student is fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. We do have home Covid test kits available upon request. Masking remains optional but highly recommended.
News from Community Education:
The registration deadline for SOAR, SoWashCo’s Summer Online Academic Resource is May 27th. Follow this link to register for SOAR Math or SOAR Reading Please register for the grade level the student will be in this fall.
Skoolie Family Fun Nights are back! Free food, produce, books and activities will be offered M-Th from 5-6:30 pm beginning June 6th. Mondays at Royal Oaks in Woodbury, Tuesdays at Newport Elementary in Newport, Wednesdays at Pullman in St Paul Park and Thursdays at Armstrong.
Community Ed is offering many fun camps and classes for all ages this summer. To see the catalog with all of the activities, please follow this link. Community Ed Summer Catalog. Or visit commed.sowashco.org.
Over the next 10 years, more than 3,500 potential new K-12 students are expected to move into SoWashCo Schools. To accommodate this growth, SoWashCo Schools has unveiled a 10-year facility package. See how the plan will impact our school and learn more at sowashco.org/facilityplanning.
Volunteering at Bailey
For 3rd trimester, we may be looking at the possibility of scheduling a field trip or potential in classroom volunteers. For volunteer possibilities please connect directly with your child's teacher. All volunteers must complete an application, and most will need to complete an updated background check. All volunteers at SoWashCo Schools must now apply online. You can create your new SoWashCo Schools volunteer profile online here and complete an updated background check.
Filling volunteer opportunities must be done with a pre-arranged appointment. All volunteers are expected to sign-in using the school visitor management system (Raptor™) upon arriving. For more information about district volunteer handbook, please visit: https://www.sowashco.org/get-involved/volunteer
As we move into 3rd trimester, though we are relaxing protocols within the school, we are still continuing to monitor the amount of visitors on a daily basis. If you have a pre-arranged appointment with a staff member or you need to stop by the office, we welcome you into the building. However at this time, we do not have availability for family members to eat lunch with their child or walk their child to class.
Bailey PTA Opportunity
**Bailey PTA is searching for a new PTA president for the 23/24 school year...reach out if interested!
Are you interested in joining the Bailey PTA? Please consider joining! We are always looking for parents to get more involved!!
Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday May 24 at 5:00 via zoom.
Here is the link to join as a member!
For more information please visit https://www.baileypta.com/
Bailey Elementary Facebook Page
Did you know that Bailey Elementary has a Facebook page? Just another way to stay connected to your child's school.
Mark Your Calendars!
May 16: Bailey Night at Culver's
May 30: No School
June 1: Last day of School for K-5