Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

Bailey Bear Happenings - November 5th Edition



November 5th Edition

PALS - Canned Food Drive

Hey Bears!  This is a reminder from the PALS that we are doing a Canned Food Drive from November 3rd - November 17th.  You may donate by buying canned good and putting them in the box at the bus loop or the car loop doors.  The B-Day Advisory class that donates the most cans will get a prize.  So make sure to donate as much as you can!  Thank you!

Asthma Information


Asthma is a  condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.

Asthma can be minor or it can interfere with daily activities. In some cases, it may lead to a life-threatening attack.

Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough, and wheezing. The symptoms may sometimes flare-up.

Asthma can usually be managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms and controller inhalers that prevent symptoms. Severe cases may require longer-acting inhalers that keep the airways open, as well as oral steroids.

Asthma attacks can be triggered by strong odors such as perfumes, body sprays or cologne. Please remind your student NOT to wear any perfumes, body sprays or cologne to school as this can severely affect classmates or staff that have Asthma and can cause a severe reaction.

Teri Grossman, BSN, RN

Let's Talk - Beginning The Mental Health Conversation with your Teen/Pre-Teen - November 30th

 Opportunity for Parents—National Alliance on Mental Illness

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)—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.

Shady Hollow 5K Turkety Trot/5K Fun Run

 Dear Neighbors,

Mark your calendars for our 9th Annual Shady Hollow 5k Turkey Trot Fun Run!  This is a family friendly 5K run/walk or 1 mile run/walk in the neighborhood.  Kids and adults of all ages and fitness levels are welcome!  See attached map for the route.

Date: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th

Time: 8:30am - arrive sometime before that to get your 5th grade or younger child(ren) a sticker (to ensure they receive a finisher medal).

What: 3.1 mile run/walk or 1 mile run/walk (The route consists of a series of loops, so don’t be intimidated by the 3.1 miles.  You can do as many or as few loops as you want!)

Who: Anyone of any age, of any place, of any fitness level!

Cost: Free! -- However, there will be a donation jar at the race.  All donations will go directly to a Shady Hollow area family in need (more info on this coming soon)

Where: Race will start and finish at the Gatling Gun Park (11403 Gatling Gun Lane, 78748)

RSVP: RSVP for a free race shirt. You can pre-register HERE - Registration is NOT REQUIRED to race.

Post Race: There will be snacks, drinks and neighborly company afterwards!

Awards: All finishers 5th grade and younger will receive finisher medals. Special prizes will be given to overall 6th grade and older male and female winners in the 5k and 1 mile, as well as overall 5th grade and younger male and female winners for the 5k and 1 mile.  Awards will be announced around 9:15 am.

Sponsorship Info: If you are interested in having your company or business sponsor this event, please fill out this form HERE. All sponsors will have their logo placed on the back of the race shirt. The deadline to fill out the form and pay is Sunday, October 24th, 2021.

Questions?: Email ShadyHollowTurkeyTrot@gmail.com


If you have any questions or concerns about this please let us know.

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


  • 08 - "B" Day
  • 09 - "A" Day - Twilight 3:55-5:15pm
  • 10 - "B" Day 
  • 11 - "A" Day - Veteran's Day Program (8th graders only) - Twilight 3:55-5:15 pm - *Basketball 
  • 12 - "B" Day
  • 13 - Twilight 8:00-11:30 am - *Soccer

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

Helpful Links

2021-2022 AISD School Calendar
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Bailey Counseling Website
School Lunch Menus/Cafe Info
Bailey Athletics Website
AISD Athletics Info (Physical Forms)
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School Bus Route Information
Bailey Athletic Booster Club Facebook Page
Bailey Athletic Booster Club Store
Bailey Middle School Yearbook

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