Welcome to the Bailey Elementary PTA website!
This site is your one stop for all information related to our Bailey PTA’s events, volunteer opportunities, budget…everything PTA. Take a few minutes to check out the links to the left especially what the Bailey PTA provides and ways to get involved.
We try our best to keep this site current, and it is updated frequently. Be sure to bookmark our page and come back often!
If you have comments regarding PTA matters, feel free to email any of the board members via the Contact Information link.
If you have any comments or suggestions relating to this website, please email the Bailey PTA webmaster.
Bailey PTA Upcoming Events, News & Link Highlights:
PTA Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2018
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2018. We can’t wait to #ThankATeacher with you!
This year’s theme, from the National PTA, is: V.I.T. -- VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER.
Teachers provide so much to our students—inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures.
From May 7-11, 2018, we would like to celebrate teachers (and staff) and like to show our thanks and gratitude to them. Teachers and school staff change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Join us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they deliver to our nation’s children.
Here are the Bailey PTA plans for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week as well as some ideas for your family:
GIFT CARDS: We would like to raffle off gift cards to the teachers/staff from various local establishments to say Thank you for everything that they do. If you would like to donate a gift card it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount and any business is welcome. Just drop off your gift card donation in the office with either Pam or Heather.
CASH DONATION: Cash or check donations are also welcome. Please put your donation in an envelope – ATTN: Anne Miller, Staff Appreciation. We’ll use 100% of that money for teacher/staff gift cards and/or small treats for the teachers/staff during the appreciation week.
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON: On Thursday, May 10, we are going to provide a Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon. The PTA will pay for the meat and rice from Acapulco Restaurant in Woodbury. We are looking to our Bailey families to donate the “fixings”, etc. For more information and to sign up, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0445aaaf2cabfb6-teacherstaff
APPRECIATION CERTIFICATES: Have your child sign and present a ready-made (by the National PTA) appreciation certificate to the teachers in your life during the week of May 7-11. See here:
WRITING A PERSONAL THANK YOU: We’ve attached a letter format that you can print and have your child write and sign a personal thank you to a teacher or staff member to present the week of May 7-11. See here:
A few more ideas from the National PTA:
- Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
- On Thursday, May 10, upload a #TBT of you and your favorite teacher and thank them using the official hashtag #ThankATeacher.
Thanks for your support of our Apex Fun Run! It was a great event!
CLICK HERE for our Bailey Apex page: APEX PAGE LINK
Ordering a Bailey Yearbook Online
Our next Culver's Night is May 8! (Last one of the year)
For more information, go to: COMMUNITY EVENTS
Congratulations to Bailey for being a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School
Ms. Hofstad and Mrs. Peterson traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Awards Ceremony for schools that were the recipients of the 2017 National Blue Ribbon School Award.
On behalf of the Bailey PTA, congratulations! Bailey sure is a great place to be!
Information about Bailey Fundraising: The Bailey PTA raises important funds for the school, to be used for our students and classrooms. We have a variety of ways to fund raise. Here are our fundraising options for 2017-2018 – you don’t have to participate in all of them, but I’d really encourage every family to be sure to participate in at least some of them since the funds are important for our school and help pay for the approved PTA expenses for classroom and building uses:
- Fall Fundraiser: Cherrydale/Chip Shoppe Fundraiser (wrapping paper, gifts, food items). We’ve done this fundraiser for a number of years and it’s quite successful. (makes up about 20% of our income budget). Last year, the average raised per participant in the Fall Fundraiser was about $50 for our school.
- Spring Fundraiser: Apex Fun Run (makes up about 35% of our income budget). Last year, the average raised per participant in the Spring Fundraiser was also about $50
- Smaller fundraisers through the year:
- Book Fairs
- Community Events (Wendy’s Night, Culver’s Night, etc, where a portion of the sales go directly to the Bailey PTA)
- Amazon Smile – shop via this LINK (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1710568) and a percentage of sales goes directly to the Bailey PTA
- Direct Donations: If you’d prefer to not participate in the other fundraiser or just want to supplement your fundraising efforts, you are always welcome to give a direct donation to the Bailey PTA. That way, 100% of your dollars will go directly to our Bailey PTA income budget and 100% will be used on our approved budgeted expenses.
2017-2018 PTA Important Information - emailed 8/21
Dear Bailey Parents,
Happy Summer! I thought it was a good time to send out some important information from the PTA, before things get too crazy with all the Back-to-School hype/fall-with-so-many-things-to-do craziness begins (or maybe it's already started!).
My youngest child will be starting 5th grade this year, so my time at Bailey is limited. I really see this upcoming school year as an important TRANSITION year, so I can transition/recruit for the positions that keep PTA running.
If you are new to Bailey – or haven’t been very involved with the PTA – or are looking for a way to step up in your child’s educational experience, I’d highly encourage you to get involved with the PTA. There are many ways to get involved, and we have many large gaps that we need to fill ASAP.
Please see here for how you can help: LINK
2017-2018 Volunteer Opportunities
To sign up to be part of our "pool" of volunteers, click here: SIGN UP
When volunteer opportunities arise, we'll email our pool of volunteers to see who can help.
Here is our list of specific volunteers we're looking for right now (but please, also, consider signing up for our "pool" with the link above - those will be the volunteers I email when we have other needs through the year to see if you're interested/available): SPECIFIC NEEDS
Want to be part of our Bailey PTA email group? We'll email you re: things going on with the PTA, opportunities to help, etc.
We won't share your email with anyone else and emails will be sent "BCC" so others don't see your email address.
Name and email is all we need - this survey will take you less than one minute!
Sign up here: EMAIL CONTACT LINK
Wendy's and Culvers are the participating restaurants for this year. These are restaurants who give back to Bailey on specific nights. Check out details here: LINK
Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you could get all the same great benefits Amazon offers and raise money for our school?
Every time you shop on Amazon (via the Amazon Smile site), Amazon Smile will give 0.5% of your purchase back to our school…same products, same prices and same shopping options. Amazon Prime
members are eligible too!
No need to register - just use this link (or the link on the box below) every time you shop on Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1710568
This link is a direct link to benefit Bailey (which shows up as “PTA Minnesota Congress”, but the link has our Tax ID number so we know it's for Bailey.
Please check out our "Donations & Membership" page for how to join the Bailey PTA. We look forward to having you be a part of our Bailey PTA community!
For more details and other upcoming events, please see our Events Calendar page.