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Bailey Elementary | October 8, 2021

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A Note from Mr. Ritter

On behalf of the Bailey Elementary PTO we wanted to thank you and your family for participating in our first annual Bailey Bulldog Fun Run/Golf Ball Drop Social! We are extremely happy with the participation and how much your support will support our innovative grants for the school. We had over 400 runners participate and sold just over 600 balls, AMAZING!

Congratulations to all or our Golf Ball Drop Prize Winners!

1. $500 cash - Maddie Stieg BALL #147

2. $100 cash - Christine Smith BALL #425

3. Picnic lunch with Mr. Ritter and a friend - Ethan Taylor BALL #268

4. $50 voucher to Sweets by Christa -Julia Mahlstedt BALL #416

5. Columbus Running Company -Bree McBrayer BALL #467

6. Crumbl Cookie Boxes (3 boxes)- Colin Kirkpatrick BALL #353

7. Crumbl Cookie Boxes (3 boxes) -Monica Venere BALL #166

8. Crumbl Cookie Boxes (3 boxes)- Sydney Waugh BALL #87

9. Breakfast at Sunny Street Cafe - Monica Venere BALL #167

10. Nothing Bundt Cakes $25 Gift Card-Russell Hilinski BALL #123

11. Bumbles Bake Shop $25 Gift Card- Sunny Schultheis BALL #585

12. 2 Donatos Large Pizzas - Dusty Geese BALL #349

13. 2 Donatos Large Pizzas - Adam Elkins BALL #68

14. Duck Donuts voucher for 1 dozen donuts - Erin Claibourne BALL #108


Dominique Hoecherl - Bailey Bulldog Fun Run 2021

BNN - 10/6/2021

Check out the latest episode here!

Upcoming Events:

October 11-22 - Bailey Book Fair

October 14 - PT Conferences (Virtual)

October 15 - No School, Staff Professional Development

October 20 - PT Conferences (Virtual)

October 26-27 - 3rd Grade Reading OST

October 29 - Classroom Harvest Parties, 2:45pm-3:30pm

Bulldogs Dine Out!

Bulldogs Dine Out is back in October at Bailey family owned 101 Beer Kitchen!! Take a break from making dinner and easily support your PTO with delicious food from 101 Beer Kitchen!

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Where: 101 Beer Kitchen (7509 Sawmill Road, Dublin)

20% of the food bill goes to the Bailey Elementary PTO!

Dine in or carry out.

Show this flyer when ordering on your phone or printed.

Online orders ( and

enter promo code “schoolspirit” prior to check out.

Fall Harvest Parties

We are excited to be able to host classroom parties this year! To mitigate the spread of COVID, we will be following the guidelines that are outlined below:

The Fall Harvest Party celebration will not include the costume parade. There are several reasons behind this decision. The first is that students change into their costumes at school and we cannot guarantee safe distancing during this process. Secondly, students typically switch classrooms and/or use the restrooms to change into their costumes. This process would impede our ability to conduct accurate contact tracing should we have a positive case in the building. We understand that this information may be disappointing to hear, but our focus must remain on mitigating risk in any way possible to keep students safe and in school.

Please note that classroom parties will still take place but food will not be consumed during parties. Some goody bags may be sent home, depending on the planning done by room parents. Food will be selected according to reported allergies in the classroom.

Limited volunteers will support the parties if requested by the classroom teacher. In most cases, the volunteers will be the room parents. We asking all volunteers who come into the building to please wear a mask.

Scholastic Book Fair Returns 10/11!

The Scholastic Bookfair will be at Bailey from October 11-22. Students will be able to shop throughout different parts of the day. You can send in cash or check (Made payable to DLA with your child If you are more comfortable with your child not bringing in cash/check to school, you can add money to their eWallet through the link below. You may also donate a book to your classroom teacher. For each donated book to your classroom teacher you will get your name entered into a raffle to win a basket of books! One winner will be drawn K-2 and one for 3-5!

Bailey Book Club

When you join Bailey Book Club, you get to select and donate a new book to the Library to celebrate your birthday! To acknowledge your donation your child's name is placed on a bookplate in the front of the book for all to see! Their picture will also be taken for the Bailey Book Club Wall of Fame! It is easy to join! Simply complete the yellow form that comes home around the month of your child's birthday and send in a check for $10.00 made payable to 'Bailey Elementary PTO' with 'Bailey Book Club' marked in the memo section. Send the form back in with your child to give to Mrs. Dziedzicki in the media center! Your child will then be able to select a new book specially purchased for Bailey Book Club members! It's fun, it's easy and it's a great way to add to our wonderful library!

Butter Braids Fundraiser!

The annual Butter Braid sale takes place from October 5-19. This is our only fundraiser for the 5th grade class. Money earned from this sale will go toward the 5th grade graduation and end of year celebration. Please support our 5th graders and purchase some tasty treats. Purchases can be made through our 5th grade students and their families. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Cistone

Little Rocks Wrestling is Back!

Come join one of Ohio’s premiere wrestling programs!

WHO: 1st thru 6 th graders (wrestlers will be grouped by age, size, and experience). 5th and 6th graders...get a jump on your middle school competition!

WHERE: Dublin Coffman Wrestling Room (attached to Coffman football stadium)

SIGN-UPS: Monday Oct. 25th and Thursday Nov. 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Coffman wrestling room (located in the athletic facility by the football stadium). The cost if $100 and half off for siblings. Make all checks payable to Dublin Wrestling Club. If you can not make registration @ Coffman, please mail registration and fee to Coach Bill Lawrensen at : Bill Lawrensen, 6057 Dublinshire Drive Dublin, Oh 43017 (postmarked by Nov. 15th).

COMPETITION PHILOSOPHY- The club’s goals are to teach the basic fundamentals of wrestling, listening skills, perseverance, building self confidence and physical fitness. All are important in the quest to be successful. Competitions are optional but encouraged to those who are ready. Beginning in January, we’ll provide a list of weekend open tournaments. From there, parents and coaches can decide if and which tournaments best suit your child. Most tournaments offer a novice/rookie division for beginners. PRACTICE STARTS: Thursday Nov. 18th and runs every Monday & Thursday (except Thanksgiving) 5:30-7:00 until Feb. 3rd. For more information, contact Coffman H.S. Head Coach Chance Van Gundy @ or (614) 264-1690. You can also visit our high school page on facebook, instagram, or twitter @DCHSwrestling.

Bailey PTO Update!

PTO Committee Chair Volunteers Needed!

The PTO is looking for volunteers to co-chair the Bailey Bash and Teacher Time Raffle.

The Bailey Bash is our school carnival event slated for April 29th this year. This position will entail coordinating sub-committees, which in the past has included ticket sales, games, prize redemption, cake walk, spa experience, decoration & clean-up, and vendor management. Teacher Time Raffle runs January 24-28th and includes coordinating a raffle done during the lunch hours to win special experiences for the student and a friend with their favorite teacher.

Anyone interested in helping coordinate the Bailey Bash or Teacher Time Raffle, please reach out to Stephanie Piquero at

Support the PTO through Amazon, Kroger, and Box Tops!

You can help raise money for the PTO each time you shop at Kroger, order from Amazon, or buy Box Tops products—it’s easy and only takes a few minutes to set up:

Amazon Smile: Select “Bailey Elementary School PTO”; instructions on how to add/change a charity in your browser at this link: Amazon link

Instructions on how to add/change a charity in your Amazon app here: Amazon app link

Kroger Community Rewards: Select “Bailey Elem. School PTO”; instructions at this link: Kroger link

Box Tops Rewards has gone digital! No clipping required. Download the Box Tops app and use it to scan your receipts for qualifying purchases. Choose "Mary Emma Bailey Elementary" starting at this link: Box Tops link

District News

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COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.

Reminder: No School Oct. 15

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday Oct. 15 due to a professional development day for staff.

Raising Mentally Healthy Kids on Oct. 20

Join PERC and Dr. Parker Huston for “Raising Mentally Healthy Kids:” at 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Dublin Rec Center.

Message from food services

Do you or your student have food allergies or special dietary needs? Contact our dietitian at with any questions you may have to ensure a safe dining experience for your student at Dublin City Schools. Additionally, supply chain challenges may result in the changes of nutrition and allergen content of select menu items. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Dublin City Schools?

If you would like to learn more about the diversity, equity and inclusion work taking place in Dublin City Schools, you can watch this brief presentation from new DEI Director Dr. Bennyce Hamilton.

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