The Smart Talk

Special Event - Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - REGISTRATION DEADLINE Fri 2/3 at 5 p.m.

RE: The Smart Talk (with a PIZZA dinner)


Dear Bailey Elementary Families and Staff,


Please join the Bailey PTA for The Smart Talk (with a pizza dinner).  This event is not a fundraiser but instead an opportunity we’ve been given to enjoy dinner as a PTA community and learn about The Smart Talk for our children (more information below).  We will be one of 20 schools in the nation hosting an event like this.


Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families. That’s why we are inviting you to join the Bailey PTA on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to enjoy dinner and celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017, which promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones among children and young people.


We will have a guest speaker at our event - Paul Torguson who is a detective/Computer Forensic Examiner with the Woodbury Police Department.  After his presentation, you’ll learn about the Smart Talk, an interactive website created by National PTA and LifeLock to help families and kids talk about using digital devices responsibly and decide a few important questions together, like: What are they allowed to post on social media? What should their privacy settings be and what apps can they download? How much screen time is ok? Once those questions have been answered, a custom agreement is created, which can be printed and signed so that all of the ground rules are easily remembered by everyone.  (And it’s free!)  In addition, for Bailey families who provide ATTEND the meeting and PROVIDE proof of completing a custom agreement by February 24 at noon (sending a picture of the agreement to my email below or sending a copy in an envelope marked “Anne Miller – Bailey PTA”), your family will be entered in a drawing for a gift card!  You can enter once for each child you complete an agreement for.


With so many kids receiving new smartphones and tablets for holiday presents, it’s important for us to set some smart ground rules for technology use. Let’s kick off the New Year right by having “The Smart Talk” with our kids Feb. 7!  Please RSVP here:  - you MUST RSVP to attend this event!


This is an adult only seminar.  SCHOOL-AGED Childcare will be provided but you must RSVP to secure a spot for childcare and dinner.  We will start the evening with dinner and then the children will go to another room - but remember, RSVP's are needed!  Registration deadline is on Friday, February 3 at 5 p.m.


After our Smart Talk seminar, we will do our regular PTA business meeting (in a faster format) from 7:10-7:30 p.m.


We hope you are excited to learn more about how you can help guide your children in this digital age and hope to see you at this special event!  Questions? Email Anne Miller at



Anne Miller


Bailey PTA President