Gale-Bailey ROARing Updates


We are GOING FOR THE GOLD in 2022!!!

Dear Gale-Bailey Pride,

And just like that, Monday we will be in May. Time sure is flying. I guess because we are so busy.

I want to take the time to recognize my teachers and staff. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so blessed to have exceptional teachers at Gale-Bailey who are devoted and genuinely passionate about serving our families and scholars. Thank you, teachers, for all you do! Thank you to the families that have brought in an abundant amount of snacks requested by PTO to ensure that teachers had a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week.

Lastly, I want to mention that we began MCAP testing for third through fifth-grade scholars this week. MCAP testing is completed based on the Maryland State Standards. It is one way that indicates scholars' progress and compares students throughout the state. State testing should not cause stress (because our scholars are just showing what they know), but it should be taken seriously. Please talk to your child about the seriousness of MCAP and ensure that they are well-rested. Self-confidence, taking their time, perseverance, good attendance, and rest is very important for state testing.

Thank you, PTO, for hosting the food truck, and thank you to everyone that came out to support!

Educationally yours,

Tangie Scales

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Save the Dates

Families, to keep you updated as to what is occurring at Gale-Bailey, please refer to the dates listed below:

May Dates


May 2nd

Spring Picture Day (9:30-2:00. Each class has a certain time slot)

May 4th

Two-Hour Early Dismissal: Students begin dismissing at 1:30 PM

May 6th

Gale-Bailey Career Day 10:00- 1:00 PM

May 9th

Quarter 4 Interims Issued

May 10th

Parent Night (Math/Reading) at the Family Dollar (4:30 pm-6:30 pm)

May 11th

National School Nurse Day

Spring Concert 6:30 PM

May 12th

Just Say No Club Meeting 3:40-4:45 PM

May 18th

Two-Hour Early Dismissal: Students begin dismissing at 1:30 PM

May 26th

Just Say No Club Meeting 3:40-4:45 PM

May 30th

Memorial Day: Schools/Offices Closed

June 10th- Field Day

June 13th- Staff VS Fifth Grade Kickball

June 14th- 5th Grade Celebration

School-Wide PTO Meetings

5/17 – PTO elections

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Career Day! We Need Your Help! Click Here for the form.

Do you have an interesting career or know someone who does? Are you or they willing to present at Gale-Bailey? Bring your business card, your talent, and freebies. Our children need to see and hear about all the career paths they can take.

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Congratulations to Ms. Todd and Ms. Morin Kindergarten and - Ms. E. Thomas' 3rd Grade Class!
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Gale-Bailey ROAR

Gale-Bailey ROARing Postive Behavior Interventions!

Worlds Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

Just a friendly reminder that the funds from this fundraiser are now overdue. Please turn in all proceeds at this time to clear up any unpaid balances for boxes sold. Thanks!

Computer Return and Hotspot Device Return

All students must bring their computers back to school to be inventoried, this also includes any Hot Spot devices.

Attendance and Notes

Regular attendance is critical to your child’s education. Conversely, disruptions to your child’s school attendance can significantly impact their academic performance.

Scholars should attend school consistently and be absent only for illness or emergencies. Please refrain from scheduling extended family vacations during school time.

Please provide Ms.L. Jones ( with a note from your physician releasing your child to return to school. Please ensure all notes have your child's first and last name and date for the excused absence.

Gale-Bailey Families,

Prekindergarten and kindergarten registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year.

Effective with the start of the 2022-2023 school year, CCPS will offer a full-day prekindergarten program at all 22 elementary schools. To enter prekindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, a child must be four years old by September 1, 2022. To enter kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, a child must be five years old by September 1, 2022. Please visit Register Your Child for School - Charles County Public Schools ( to begin the registration process.

Please share this information with friends and family who have rising prekindergarten or kindergarten children.

Shout out to Ms. Herbert, Ms.Cecala, Ms. Busey and Ms. Viering for cleanest primary classroom and to Ms. Brannon for the cleanest classroom!!!!

Gale-Bailey Yearbook

Get your yearbook today!

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Thank you GBPTO for hosting the food truck fundraiser and all who participated!

Gale-Bailey Elementary School

Gale-Bailey is the school where the pride ROARs. We are a loving and caring community where children come first! A place of teaching, learning, equity, and love.

We are in this Together!