thursday, may 23

pta reflections, citizenship essay and safety poster winners

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wednesday, may 22

school supply ordering info

Your child’s supplies will be available in his/her room on the first day of classes. All you have to do is click and order!

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wednesday, may 22

2019-2020 orientation information

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tuesday, may 7

may day at bse!

Don’t miss our May Day events! All parents are welcome to attend. Wear your class shirt and class color and dress for warm weather. Events will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather, no rain date.

Don’t miss our May Day events! All parents are welcome to attend. Wear your class shirt and class color and dress for warm weather. Events will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather, no rain date.

tuesday, may 7

bse pta 2019-2020 proposed slate

We are proud to present our 2019-2020 PTA slate of new Officers and Board Members. We are still looking for VPs of Cultural Arts and Beautification as well as a Secretary. Send an email to for questions or to volunteer! YES you can do this if you work full or part time! YES you will have guidance and support! Come join us! We need YOU to continue to make this the BEST SCHOOL EVER!

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monday, march 25

teacher appreciation week: April 1 - 5

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tuesday, march 19

pta board openings 2019-2020

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The following positions are open on the PTA board for the next school year. If any of the positions interest you, we would love to hear from you. 

Secretary Record minutes of all general and board PTA meetings; email minutes to board members; post minutes at general meetings; prepare welcome packets for new families; distribute general meeting reminders; file records

VP Cultural Arts Establish and work with committees as necessary to conduct national Reflections Contest and Memphis in May event

VP Hospitality Establish and work with a committee to arrange events for Welcome Meet and Greet, Teacher Conference Day Dinners, Bus Drivers' Breakfast, Teacher Breakfast during inservice day, and Staff Appreciation Week (coordinate with Room Parents)

VP Beautification: Organize inside and outside improvement projects – coordinate with Mrs. Tesreau or her appointed faculty representative on project needs.

Assistant Treasurer Assist the Treasurer with counting money, financial record keeping including reconciling bank account monthly, and other things as needed. Coordinate Incentives program, including: Box Tops program, Amazon Smile program, and Kroger incentive program, etc.

Book Fair Chair work with librarian to coordinate annual Scholastic Book Fair

Science Works Chair organize science lab volunteers and experiments to present to classes 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email

sunday, november 25

kiwanis angel tree collection begins

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sunday, november 25

bailey bear boogie sponsors: thank you!

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wednesday, november 14

2018 reflections winners announced

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monday, october 22, 2018

red ribbon week october 22-26

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

health screening help needed!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

bailey bear boogie spirit days & boogie deadline

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Friday, August 4, 2018

registration and orientation day: Tuesday, August 7


open pta positions

The BSE PTA is actively searching for people to join our board for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in learning more about the responsibilities of any vacant position listed below, please contact Meg Macri, Nominating Committee chair at

VP Public Relations

VP Legislation

Lunch Room chair

Ways & Means chair

2017 bailey bear boogie winners announced!

Thanks to everyone for participating and making this year’s BBB a great success!  We were able to raise over $36,000 for our school.  The Bailey Bear Boogie Winners as of October 20, 2017 are:

Overall Grand Prize Winner -most money raised in the school - iPad -Henry Johnson – Baker (2nd grade) 

Grade Level Prize Winners-most money  raised per grade level - Amazon Fire Tablet -K-Eva Bass (Smith), 1st-Nhi Le (Crowder), 2nd-Westin Covey (Jordan), 3rd- Reece Pittman (Newell) , 4th-Ella Jones (Grace), 5th- Emma Covey (Shepherd) 

Raffle  Winners:

Donation Superstar Drawing (Students with $200 or more in donations were eligible for the drawing): Cooper Reese- Barnhart (Pre-K) Get Air gift card for one hour free jump time

$65 or more in Donations Drawing (Students who raised $65 or more were eligible for this drawing, one winner per grade level): 

Pre-K- Marshall Earnheart (Barnhart) - $15.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card, K- Colten Fritschi (Thomas) – $15.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card, 1st- Ali McCalla (Powell)-$15.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card, 2nd-John David Pritchard (Cook)-$15.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card, 3rd-Carmen Cyrus (Flynn)-Gift Card to Get Air for one hour of free jump time, 4th- Anderson Jerge (Brewer) – Gift Card to Get Air for one hour of free jump time, 5th-Colin Sabo (Meluskey) – Gift Card to Get Air for one hour of free jump time

Classroom Grade Level Winners (Smoothie Party) - Classrooms who raised the most money in their grade level as of October 20th, 2017:

K-Ms. Smith-$1325.00, 1st-Ms. Spiker-$980.00, 2nd-Ms. Baker-$1670.00, 3rd-Ms. Newell-$1360.00, 4th-Ms. Shaffer - $1192.35, 5th-Ms. Volner-$945.00

Classrooms who met their classroom goal of $1000 by end of the donation period, October 27th (movie/ popcorn party or donut party)

Kindergarten:            1st Grade:                2nd Grade          3rd grade                    4th Grade

Ms. Smith                   Ms. Spiker               Ms. Baker          Ms. Newell              Ms. Shaffer

Ms. Thomas               Ms. Crowder           Ms. Jordan        Ms. Flynn                 Ms. Grace

Ms. Berry                   Ms. Powell                Ms. Cook         Ms. Neugebauer     Ms. Brewer

Ms. Lane

Ms. Tunnell

Congratulations to all of the winners! 

October 18, 2017

2017-2018 pta safety poster contest begins

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"safety can be fun"

Bailey Bears, show your creativity while teaching us about safety! Create a poster that fits the theme, “Safety can be fun”! 

Bring your poster to the BSE Library by Monday, November 13th. Forms can be downloaded here. 

October 4, 2017

2017-2018 pta citizenship essay contest begins

"the most important thing about america"

Dear Parents and Students, 

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Every year Tennessee PTA sponsors a Citizenship Essay Contest for literature.  “The most important thing about America” is the topic for this year.  Please encourage your student to write an essay which considers what they feel is the most important thing about living in America or what America means to them.  Entries are due Thursday, November 16th in the BSE library. 

Contest Details

-  Essays must reflect on the theme :  “The most important thing about America”.  Be creative!  

-  Awards are given to the top 3 entries in each division.

-  Top winning BSE essays will participate in the Tennessee contest.

Essay Requirements

-  Write essay on standard lined notebook paper in pencil or ink.

-  Leave a space between each line of writing.  

-  Write only on one side of the paper. (student’s name on back of each page)

-  Typing is permitted.  (double-spaced, white paper, one side of paper, page numbered, student’s name on back of each page)

-  If someone other than the student types it, original work must be attached and verified on entry form.

-  Length requirements:   

  • Preschool through Kindergarten –  25+ words

    • Grades 1stand 2nd–  50+ words

    • Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th–  100+ words

-  Entry form must be filled out and signed by a parent or teacher verifying original work of the student. Click here to print out rules and entry form. 

-  The contest starts on Tuesday, Oct. 17th, and the due date is Thursday, Nov. 16th.  Please remember to attach the form to the entry and return to the school library. 

Please contact me with any questions.  


Lauren Johnson, VP Legislation(901) 340-0047   or


October 3, 2017

bailey bear boogie spirit days!

Bailey Bear Boogie Spirit Days!  Let’s team up together and show our school spirit!

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Wednesday, October 18th – wear your favorite BSE t-shirt or school colors (red and blue).  All students will be receiving a red Bailey Bear Boogie (BBB) wristband.

Thursday, October 19th- - wear your favorite sports team apparel (hat, socks, shirt, etc.)

October 3, 2017

author visit with jerry pallotta

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Check your folders for your pre-order form to get your Jerry Pallotta signed books!

The deadline for the pre-order is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.

Mr. Pallotta will be at BSE on November 2 bringing his zany sense of humor. Write a friendly letter to Mr. Pallotta explaining what you love about his books and your name will be entered into a drawing.

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning children's author. His combination of interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations have mesmerized countless children across the United States. You can visit him at


October 3, 2017

library news!

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Welcome to the BSE Birthday Book Club! Families, you can donate a book to the BSE Library in celebration of your child, grandchild, niece or nephew! You will be giving a birthday gift that will be treasured by many, many children for years to come. Donors may write a special message on a donor plate that will be displayed in the front of the book. Books may also be donated in honor or memory of a loved one. When the book arrives, your child will be the first to check it out and we will display their picture. We can't wait to celebrate your child's birthday with a new library book!

To join the Birthday Book Club, please go to: and click DONATE NOW to go to our wish list. 

September 19, 2017

it's bailey bear boogie time!

The BBB is a one-day walk/run-a-thon event, held in the Bus Loop, with prizes based on pledges, school spirit, and participation. Students have 30 minutes to run, walk, or skip around the bus loop.

This is the BSE PTA's biggest fundraiser of the year, with 100% of the funds used towards the new playground fund, technology enhancements and other programs for students and teachers. This year, 10% of classroom funds stay IN THAT CLASSROOM for supplies and classroom needs. Last year, we raised more than $35,000!! What?!

HOW? Go online at and register your child so you can send the link to family friends! It's just that easy! Start racking up those donations! (Accepted between Sept 12- Oct 27)

September 14, 2017

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collierville schools rezoning public meetings announced
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 5
 6:30 PM
Collierville High School Auditorium
Proposed maps to be published in advance of these meetings.

September 13, 2017

growth mindset in the classroom:

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From Principal Tesreau

Last month, in my newsletter, CLICK HERE, we talked a little about what we are doing as a school to support a growth mindset. I discussed how it was so important that we start to dismiss the myths about learning with our students. Too many of our students believe that they are NOT smart! As teachers and parents, we can fall into this type of thinking and make assumptions about a child's ability based on perceived deficits or because of race, low-income status, language acquisition and a variety of other factors. We have to put a stop to this type of thinking because it closes the door for so many students that if given the proper tools and the proper attitude could do anything they put their mind to.

We are reading the book, Growth Mindset In The Classroom by Mary Cay Ricci this year as our book study. One quote from this book sums up what we hope as a faculty we will embrace for every child at BSE. "The focus of a growth mindset is on learning, not looking smart. An educator with a growth mindset believes that with effort and hard work from the learner, all students can demonstrate significant growth and therefore all students deserve opportunities for challenge. Add to this belief an effective teacher armed with instructional tools that differentiate, respond to learner's needs, and nurture critical thinking processes, and you have a recipe for optimum student learning." (Growth Mindset in the Classroom)

We will hold two coffee chats in the month of October for Part I of this study. We hope if you are interested you can attend one of the two offered in October to receive the information from Part I of our study. In order to best serve our parents, we are offering a coffee chat in the morning on one date and the afternoon on another date so that you can pick the time and date that best works for your schedule. The coffee chats will be held on Tuesday, October 17th from 4:45 - 5:45 in the library and Thursday, October 26th from 9:15 - 10:15 in Room 200 on the Blue hallway. We do not have childcare for either of these dates so please find alternate activities for your young children and if school age please do the same for the Tuesday evening meeting. If you would like to purchase the book Mindsets for Parents - Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids, please do so. I will not cover the whole book in our two studies but it is a great resource for parents in helping your children increase their effort, hard work, and perseverance to tackle difficult tasks/subjects. I look forward to working with you!

Our Part II coffee chats on Mindsets will be on Wednesday, November 15th from 9:15 - 10:15 in Room 200 on the Blue hallway and on November 28th from 4:45 - 5:45 in the library.

In order to have an idea of who will be attending the coffee chats so that I am prepared with enough material, I am asking that you sign up on the excel form that is linked below. You only need to sign up for one coffee chat in October for Part I and one coffee chat in November for Part II.

Sign Up for Coffee Chats  - Click the tab at the bottom to choose the correct date(s)

Thank you!

Cindy Tesreau

September 8, 2017

bse bear fair


Don't miss the annual BSE Bear Fair! Dunk your favorite teacher at the ever-popular Dunk Tank! Win a goldfish! (They seriously never die...ask me how I know.) Challenge your Mom & Dad to a mean game of Limbo! Giant slides! Dancing! Loads of fun! NEW this year: Silent Auction! 

Prepay for your punch cards for a discount and to avoid lines. $10/25 punches or $10/20 at the Fair. 

"But we need to eat," you say? We will have 3 food trucks on hand for all the nom noms you want and also, EAT ALL OF THE MEMPOPS!

**All proceeds will go towards a new playground.**
Strollers welcome; all children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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September 6, 2017

2017 reflections applications now open

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September 6, 2017

September 2017 edition of Bear Tracks is ready! New design and format and full of info you need to know.

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September 5, 2017


don't forget your "Go, Jim, Go!" donations this week!

Go Jim Go is a 6-day telethon on wheels featuring Jim Jaggers, WREG News Channel 3 Meteorologist. Jim and the Go Jim Go Cycling Team ride 333 miles throughout the region raising money for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Since its inception, Go Jim Go has raised more than $2 million for Le Bonheur. 

Each day, BSE students will compete to be grade level winners for a prize!

September 5, 2017

3 bse students make tennessee's top 100 readers list

See the story here:

Five young students in Collierville have been chosen among the Top 100 Readers in Tennessee by First Lady Crissy Haslam, and 3 hail from Bailey Station Elementary!

Sunaina Shetty, Grade 1

Sunaina Shetty, Grade 1

The Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition started on June 1st and ended on July 28th. Students in kindergarten to 4th grade were challenged to keep track of how much time they spent reading during their summer vacation and to submit the times to the contest.

Winners attended a Kid’s State Dinner at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville on Friday, August 18. Collierville’s winners include 6-year-old Sunaina S. Shetty (pictured). Sunaina logged 150 hours reading time, or approximately 277 books this summer. She enjoys all kinds of books, but likes fiction the best.

 “We are very happy and proud,” said Sunaina’s mother. “The summer reading program at the Collierville Library motivated her to read more, and the friendly staff and peaceful atmosphere there helped her achieve her goal.”

Sunaina is in the first grade at Bailey Station Elementary School this fall. Besides reading, she enjoys drawing, telling stories and swimming.

Samit Chaubel, 2nd grader, (pictured below) had 75 hours of reading time by the end of the contest. He is 7 years old and in the second grade. Samit particularly likes non-fiction books about nature, the human body and the planets and solar system. He also enjoys biking, Legos and playing chess.

Samit Chaubel, 2nd grader

Samit Chaubel, 2nd grader

Neil Jana, in the fourth grade at Bailey Station Elementary School, was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Readers in Tennessee. 

September 2, 2017

bse run club is back!

click here to register:

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august 31, 2017

Collierville Cares Hurricane Relief

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Please help fill the truck this Labor Day Weekend!

august 29, 2017


race 4 the ville: saturday, october 21

august 28, 2017

reflections contest theme: "within reach"

Bailey Station PTA is proud to continue our participation in the National PTA Reflections Program. The Reflections program is a national arts recognition and achievement program that encourages students to explore their artistic talents.

The Reflections Program provides students from across the state the opportunity to be creative in developing artwork in any (or all) of six art categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Students work on their own to create artwork which best relates their vision of a theme which for 2017-2018 is, “Within Reach.”

The Categories include: Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Photography, Dance Choreography and Film/Video Production. All works of art will be judged by professionals in the respective art areas. Selected works will be advanced.

The BSE PTA is looking forward to having great participation from our talented BSE students this year! The Reflections contest will begin September 5th and ends on October 5th. Questions? Contact Kim McCarter:

Forms will be sent home this week.

august 18, 2017

bailey bear boogie is coming! friday, october 20

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Bailey Station Elementary will host our biggest fundraiser of the year, Bailey Bear Boogie (BBB).  BBB is a PTA sponsored fun run/walk that the students participate in to raise money for our school!  It is a student-favorite and is highly anticipated each year.  More information will be coming home soon.  Along with donations, it takes many parent volunteers to make BBB a success!  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Karen Hoover at or Karen Johnson at .