Talley Street Update

November 4, 2021

CSD Updates

CSD Federal & Title Programs Coat Drive!

From the ESOL and Federal Programs Department

As the colder months are approaching, and as we are moving into the holiday season, the CSD Federal & Title Programs Department is kicking off a Coat Drive during November and December to help our families in need stay warm this winter!


We will have a drop-off bin at each CSD school and at the Elizabeth Wilson School Support Center to collect coats and will collect coats beginning Monday, November 15 - Monday, December 13, 2021. We ask that all donations be NEW items to help us maintain the integrity of our families.

ATTENTION! Upcoming Changes to Bus Routes!

The Transportation Department is making changes to our routes beginning on 11/8/21. We are combating a driver shortage that is affecting transportation departments nationwide. All families need to download the Bus Planner app to receive updates. Be on the lookout for alerts regarding any route changes!

Talley Updates

Save the Dates: Talley Spirit Days

We can't wait to see you show some Talley pride during the week leading up to our next break!
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School Pictures

Cannon photography will keep the link to order photos open until Monday to allow for ordering. Enter your email and child's lunch number. You have to enter the site separately for each child.


Picture make-up day is slated for Thursday, November 11th at 1:00 PM.

PTO Corner

Reading Rally

Thank you again to all who participated in and contributed to the success of the Talley Reading Rally. We have raised over $16,600!!!!


Please be sure to follow up with any remaining sponsors. We will be accepting donations through Friday, November 5th. The Reading Rally page of the PTO Website will close this weekend.


Questions? Please contact fundraising@talleypto.org.

November Snack Cart

hank you to our fourth grade families who made the October Snack Cart a success! Our teachers and staff appreciated the goodies and the kind cards!


This month, our fifth grade families are asked to donate snacks, beverages or thank you notes throughout the month that will be distributed on November 5th and November 19th. Please sign up HERE. Items can be dropped off at the front desk or you may want to check Amazon or Walmart for delivery to the school.

November Snack Cart

Thank you to our fourth grade families who made the October Snack Cart a success! Our teachers and staff appreciated the goodies and the kind cards!


This month, our fifth grade families are asked to donate snacks, beverages or thank you notes throughout the month that will be distributed on November 5th and November 19th. Please sign up HERE. Items can be dropped off at the front desk or you may want to check Amazon or Walmart for delivery to the school.

Peace and Picnic

Talley’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee invites you to “Peace and Picnic”. An evening of conversation, connection and community on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:30p.m. Please sign up HERE.

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Passive Fundraising

Go to www.minted.com to purchase cards, gifts, and more! Use code FUNDRAISETALLEY at checkout to get 20% off (some exclusions apply), and 15% of sales will be donated to the Talley Street PTO.


Happy shopping!

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Safe Routes to School

Save the date! Next Walk and Roll is November 19th and it's also Crossing Guard Week! Bring your Crossing Guard a card, flowers, a hug, etc. to show your appreciation!

Amazon Wishlist

Please help the PTO stock the Teacher Lounges. This Amazon Wishlist contains a range of items Talley staff can use.

Community Updates

Decatur Education Foundation

Come Enjoy Live Music for a Great Cause! DEF and the DHS Songwriter’s Club are hosting the first No Ordinary Joe, a coffeehouse music series on Thursday, November 18th from 7-10 pm at the Decatur Student Center at Decatur High School. The evening’s emcee is internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Caroline Herring, who will play in addition to five of our DHS student musicians. Tickets are $50 a piece and proceeds benefit DEF’s behavioral health fund, Joe’s Fund. Join us for an evening of great music, coffee and desserts.


Could you be a mentor? We have two mentoring programs for which we’re seeking 15 women and 15 men volunteers to serve as mentors. Our AIM Scholars mentoring program pairs third-grade students with an adult mentor who help them by supporting their Academics and explore their Interests; Mentors also help their students connect to educational and enrichment opportunities. Our REACH Georgia program pairs five 8th graders with mentors to help navigate high school and preparation for college. Right now we just need one more male REACH mentor. In just 2-4 hours per month, you can have a meaningful impact in the life of a student. For more information, please visit www.decatureducationfoundation.org/mentoring

Winnona Park Tree and Candle Sale

The annual Winnona Park Elementary School Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Candle Sale has begun! We source our beautiful and fresh Fraiser Firs from the Cool Springs Nursery in NC. Our Premium Hanukkah candles are hand-dipped from the Rite Lite brand and can be picked up locally prior to Nov 29. Trees can be delivered within 3 miles of the school for a small fee or can be picked up at the school Friday December 3 late afternoon, or December 4.

https://winnona-park-es-pta.square.site


There is an expected tree shortage this year, so do not delay!

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Social Media and Contact Information

Social Media and Contact Information

You can find more information on the following Facebook pages:

Talley Street Principal

Talley Street Upper Elementary School PTO

Talley Street Upper Elementary School Parents

Talley Street Artists


Follow the media center on Twitter:

Talley Media Center


For news from our counselors, check out their website:

Counseling Website


For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/