Talley Street Update
August 25, 2022
September 14, 2023
Important Upcoming Dates
- Fall Break: 9/18- 9/22 (Monday- Friday)
- Early Release Dates: Dismissal at 12:15 on these Wednesdays: September 27, October 25, November 29, December 20, January 31, February 2, March 27, April 24
- Latin American Festival: Friday, October 13 from 5-7 PM
- Talley Rally: All Talley Rally dates as they stand currently can be found on the school calendar
Latin American Cultural Celebrations
Food Tasting Event
On October 10 during the school day, students will have the opportunity to try foods from Latin American countries!
Latin American Festival
Mark your calendars - Talley's Latin American festival is coming up on Friday, October 13, from 5-7 PM!
Important Information about Gifted Review
Each fall semester the gifted review team looks at existing student data to discuss students’ needs and determine if further evaluation for gifted identification is needed. If you are interested in having the team discuss your child’s needs, you may complete a Recommendation for Review Form (found at the website below) and turn it into the Gifted & Talented Specialists at your child’s school before October 4th. No additional information is needed. The Gifted & Talented Specialists for Talley Street Upper Elementary are Lindsey Combs, Nicole Fiber, and Ashley Forman. For more detailed information about the review process and to obtain a copy of the Recommendation for Review Form, please contact the Gifted & Talented Specialist for your school at one of the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the following website: https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/581.
4th and 5th Recorder Players
It's that time, dust off your recorder or let Ms. Jessup know you'll need to purchase one. In music class, we will resume our recorder fun after September break. We will learn how to play a recorder duet and in a recorder ensemble.
PE News - Fitnessgram is coming soon!
Encouraging our youth to be physically active is more important than ever before. Increasing a child’s level of physical activity is not only important for improving their health, but recent studies also indicate that physical fitness levels are associated with academic performance, school attendance, and discipline. As a part of your child’s Physical Education program, their class will be participating in the FitnessGram assessment which measures only those areas of fitness related to the health of students. This includes: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
Official Code of Georgia 20-2-777 requires each local school district to conduct an annual fitness assessment program for all students in grades 1st - 12th. What does that mean for your child in City Schools of Decatur? 1st -12th grade students will have their height and weight privately measured. Parents/guardians have the option to report height and weight via a confidential google form provided by their child’s PE teacher. 1st –3rd grade students will be introduced to the following skills: PACER, push-ups, curl-ups, and back saver sit and reach. These skills will be formally assessed in grades 4th - 12th. Starting in 4th grade a confidential FitnessGram report will be provided to parents/guardians of each student via email at the end of the school year. This report will include your child’s scores and information about whether or not they achieved the FitnessGram Healthy Fitness Zone. The Healthy Fitness Zone represents the level of fitness needed for good health. The information on this private report will not be displayed or made public.
Information about FitnessGram and the requirements can be found at: www.fitnessgram.net, Georgia Department of Education FitnessGram Information, FitnessGram Safe Environment.
Talley Street Upper Elementary Reporting Form for Height and Weight Due by: September 21, 2023
If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact Nicole Johns at email@example.com
Author Visit: October 5
Talley is hosting author Lisa McMann for ALL GRADES on Thursday, October 5! Forms to purchase signed books went home in last week's communication folders. They are due back after fall break on September 26! This is our only author visit for the fall! 20% of proceeds support our library's programs! We really appreciate your generosity!
TREAT Volunteers Needed
The Sept. 30th deadline to chip in for the teacher fund is approaching! This supports all teachers with gifts throughout the year. *This is a gift to teachers, not a PTO donation.* Donate at PayPal.me/TalleyTeacherFund
Reading Rally Book Swap
Is your child interested in STEAM? Sign them up for Super Saturday today! CSD teachers & staff will guide K-5 students through STEAM inspired lessons at no charge to families. The time is from 9a - 12p at Beacon Hill Middle School.To register for Super Saturdays for Grades K-5, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/zjMdPEStxanx47wh8
Fall Break Soccer Camp
The Wylde Center Decatur Farm to School Mini Grants Now Available
Do you have plans for a new garden or class project? Fantastic ideas on how to incorporate farm-to-school principles into a teaching unit? Or maybe you need funds for a "green" field trip?
The Wylde Center Decatur Farm to School Committee invites you to apply for a grant for 2023-24. Teachers, administrators, PTA members, and parent volunteers can apply on behalf of their CSD school. Please get your applications in before September 22, 2023. (Link here and on the Wylde Center website > Education > Farm to School)
Social Media and Contact Information
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For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/.