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Bailey Elementary School 4630 Gallagher Road Dover, Florida 33527

Vision: Bailey Elementary will build lifelong learners who will lead us into the future.

Phone: 813-707 75 31 Fax: 813-707-7535

Amy Zilbar, Principal Carol A. Mayo, Asst. Principal


Mission: Bailey Community will build a learning environment by providing students with the essential skills and tools that will motivate them to be empowered leaders.

Dates to Remember Bailey Elementary “Talking Box” BE A

BULL NOT A bully

The Talking Box is a school-wide anti-bullying program whereby students can have a safe, confidential way to voice any concerns that they might have. It’s a box created and designed by students at Bailey Elementary and is placed in the Media Center. When a student feels bullied they fill out the form next to the Talking Box, then place it in. Three times a day a designated staff number will check the box and deliver the forms to the staff member requested. No other personnel are allowed to access the box other than the select few designated to do so. We found that most children who do not have a safe outlet to express themselves end up resenting school and feel insignificant. We have embraced a zero tolerance on bullying and are providing opportunities for students to have control of their safety. (An online bullying reporting system is available on the SDHC website and forms are available in the main office)


Book Fair in Media Center




4:45PM-6:45PM Baileys First Open House


7:15am-7:45am Grandparents Breakfast (kg) 1:15pm Early Release Day!


7:15am-7:45pm Grandparents Breakfast (1st)


7:15am-7:45am Grandparents Breakfast (2nd/3rd)


7:15am-7:45pm Grandparents Breakfast (4th/5th)


1:15pm Early Release Day!


Bailey Writes (2nd-5th)




Hat Day for Relay for Life 1:15pm Early Release Day!

Monday, September 12 Media Center OPEN-Book Check Out available to all students 7:30am1:45pm Week of September 19th Battle of the Books The 100-Year-Old Secret for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students Week of September 26th Net Smartz Internet Safety with 2nd Grade

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Week of September 26th Battle of the Books The Magic Half for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students *Tuesday, September 27th Hispanic

Heritage Family Night-FREE for ALL Families--Guest Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater presents Mariposa Martinez and More Tales from Latin America a Shadow Puppet Show @ 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Come enjoy some tasty chips and salsa! The primary (K-2) and intermediate (3-5) classes with the highest in attendance will receive a special surprise during the week!!!!

Hillsborough County Public Schools, in compliance with 2008 Florida Statue— 1006.147~adopted its own anti-bullying and harassment policy in December, 2008. It is the policy of Hillsborough County Public Schools that all of its students and school employees have an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from harassment and bullying of any kind. The district will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any type. Conduct that constitutes bullying or harassment, as defined in the policy, is prohibited. All Hillsborough County students and employees will receive updated information at the beginning of the school year. Information is also in the Student and Teacher Handbooks. The Hillsborough County Public Schools district expects students and school employees to conduct themselves appropriately for their levels of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities, with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students and school staff, the educational purpose underlying all school activities, and the care of school facilities and equipment. Ask your child about Bailey’s Talking Box our anti-bullying program. “At Bailey Elementary we are Bulls, not Bullies.”

We now have our List Serve up and running. If you would like to receive things via email, please sign up at http:// We are going to be sending the newsletter out

Students are encouraged to begin arriving at school at 7:30-7:50 to provide time for children to get settled in their classroom and attend breakfast. Did you know that participation: ~Increases attendance ~Decreases discipline issues ~Increases attentiveness ~Increases student achievement ~1/3 of our daily nutrients come from breakfast? ~Children that eat breakfast may proceed straight to the cafeteria upon arrival and get their engines roaring and ensure their Bailey learning day is off to a great start! We encourage each and every student to participate everyday in our FREE breakfast program.


For information on sexual predators and offenders in the Bailey area, please logon to This website provides you with a database which contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex– related crime and /or a specified crime against children. This information is made available to interested citizens to help them educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities. The placement of information abut an offender in this database is not intended to indicate that any judgment has been made about the level of risk a particular offender may present to others. This information is made available to assist interested persons in forming their own risk assessments based on the offender’s personal circumstances and conviction history. FDLE tries to assure that the information is accurate and current. Although FDLE updates this site on a regular basis, the information can change quickly. You are cautioned that it is possible that information provided on this site may not reflect the current residence, status or other information regarding an individual. FDLE has also established a toll-free number (1-888-FL PREDATOR) or (1888-357-7332) that allows the public to request information about Sexual Predators and Sex Offenders living in their communities and around the state. Requests may e made between the hours of 8am and 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Although only one step, it is encouraged to use these resources to increase awareness of sexual predators and of-

Vol 3 Issue 1 Sept 2011  

School Newsletter

Vol 3 Issue 1 Sept 2011  

School Newsletter