Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has made a donation of $14,000
to Bailly Elementary School for the purchase of technology. Along with
monies from Duneland School Corporation, this money will go towards two
The first project
will complete the installation of ceiling mounted projectors and sound
systems, or Room Pros, in each classroom. Currently, half the building had
these installed through previous PTO money and corporation money. Combined
with previously purchased document projectors, laptop computers, and iPads,
these units can project any object, work, or online item for students to see
and interact with. Teachers also have the ability to stream video and
student projects with sound.
The second project
will be ordering iPad minis for all classrooms primarily for student use.
Eight iPad Miniís will be bought for each grade level to enhance and
supplement instruction. Bailly hopes to double that amount in the following
school year as well as upgrade their current computer labs and capabilities.
Along with the
current donation, Bailly PTO has donated over $12,000 for school needs this
year. This money has gone towards staff disbursements for supplies, books
for classrooms, student scholarships, Christmas for Kids, t-shirts for all
students, items for registration, and to supplement other activities
throughout the year. The money raised has come through a variety of
fundraisers including whole school fundraisers, spirit wear sales, Scrip
purchases, restaurant nights, book fairs, and other special events.
the Bailly PTO also sponsors free events for the school community and has an
extensive network of parent volunteers who work in the school on a daily
Those interested in
assisting the Bailly PTO and school with their efforts are encouraged to
call Bailly Elementary School at any time to make connections or attend
Bailly PTO meetings on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.