Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

Bailey Bear Happenings - November 12th Edition



November 12th Edition

Let's Talk! - Beginning the Mental Health Conversation with Your Teen/Pre-Teen at Bailey

Bailey Middle School is partnering with NAMI of Central Texas to host Let’s Talk – Beginning the Mental Health Conversation with Your Teen/Pre-teen – on November 30, 2021 at 6:00. Please use this form to RSVP (must be logged into Gmail account) to RSVP to this in-person event—if you have trouble completing the form, please contact Anna Duke (anna.duke@austinisd.org).

What parents will learn:

· How to talk to your teen about mental health

· The difference between bad behavior and symptoms of mental illness

· Early warning signs of a teen in crisis

More than 40% of teens are not receiving the care and treatment they need–often because they are too embarrassed to talk about mental health or don’t know how to ask for help. Parents don't know how to bring up this difficult subject with their children either. This one-hour presentation empowers parents to talk to their teens about mental health by dispelling mental health myths and providing useful resources and healthy language to use. Also, be sure to visit these awesome community resources--NAMI, Austin Child Guidance Center, Christi Center (grief support for children, teens, and adults) for upcoming classes and workshops and additional resources for parents.

Bailey Theatre Presents...

On Tuesday, November 16th at 7pm, Bailey Theatre will have their public performance of the UIL One-Act-Play, Property Rites by Alan Haehnel. Please join us in the Cafeteria for this final performance! Tickets will be sold at the door for $3 each.


PALS - Canned Goods and "Coats For Kids" Drive

Hey Bears!  This is a reminder from the PALS that we are doing a Canned Food Drive from November 3rd - November 17th and collecting gently used coats for “Coats for Kids”.   You may donate by buying canned good and putting them in the box at the bus loop or the car loop doors.  You may donate your coats at the car loop, in your advisory classes or drop them off in the front office.   The B-Day Advisory class that donates the most cans will get a prize.  Please note that the only cans that will be counted for the Advisory contest will be the ones dropped off with the Advisory teacher.  So make sure to donate as much as you can!  Thank you!

Bailey - Teacher of the Week

The Bailey Cheerleaders are proud to announce our teacher of the week…

From the cheer team we have selected one staff member to earn the teacher of the week award! 

This week's bear and teacher of the week winner goes to Mr Gill. Thank you so much Mr Gil for doing everything you do for the kids and the staff, serving our country as a veteran and making learning fun! Go Mr. Gil and gooooo bears!

AISD Celebrates National Parental Involvement Day

In celebration of National Parental Involvement Day, Austin ISD presents the free 2021 Family Academy Todos Juntos - All Together Virtual Event November 16-18.  

The free academy will feature 12 live Zoom sessions around various topics such as the following: 

  • Greetings from Superintendent Elizalde, Chief Casas, Chief Mays, Dr. Dessynie Edwards, and Alejandro Delgado

  • Mental Health Supports and Building a Community of Care 

  • Early Childhood Strategies 

  • Afghan Women Wellness 

  • Special Education and 504 Supports, including Dyslexia

  • Elementary and Secondary Multilingual Programs 

  • Advanced Academics Supports 

  • Early College Programs 

Please click on the following links to register for this AISD event: 

English https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUMFmo1kjHeXBWtV68mK0ZX2qnCggmht/view  

Spanish https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-NkG1OeZ-TyGKVgVdDXVCf8jaflKrgXZ/view  

Please contact the AISD Parent Engagement Support Office at 512-414-0726 for additional information.

 English Flyer:  Eng-Family Academy Flyer (2).pdf 

Spanish Flyer:  SPA..-Family Academy Flyer (1).pdf 

LASA Showcase, Virtual Come and & Go Open House

COME TO LASA Showcase Nov 2021 ENG.pdf 

COME TO LASA Showcase Nov 2021 SPA.pdf 

Akins Academies

For more information about the Academies that are available at Akins, please visit their website.  

akins academies.pdf 

SWAG - Southwest Austin Girls Lacrosse

SWAG Practice Flyer (1).pdf 

Campus Health and Safety

Click HERE to learn more about our Health and Safety Protocols. It includes information about:

  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
  • Face Coverings
  • Health Screenings
  • Visitors on Campus
  • Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Protocols for Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Physical Environment and Safety Protocols
  • Transitions
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Upcoming Events


  • 15 - "A" Day
  • 16 - "B" Day - CAC
  • 17 - "A" Day - Band Pictures -Theatre Performance - *Girls' Basketball Games
  • 18 - "B" Day - Band Pictures 
  • 19 - "A" Day
  • 20 - *Soccer Games

 * Check Bailey Athletic Site for time and site for games at http://baileyathletics.wixsite.com/bears

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