Talley Street Update
This week's news from Talley Street Upper Elementary
January 18, 2024
Rising 6th Grade Family Information
Beacon Hill has put together information for rising 6th grade families regarding course selection. See the newsletter below for more information!
Important Upcoming Dates
- Early Release: January 31 @ 12:15
- February Break: February 12-16
- Brave+Kind Spirit Night: March 15
Early Release Dates: Dismissal at 12:15 on these Wednesdays: January 31, February 28, March 27, April 24
Talley Rally: The schedule as it currently stands can be found on our school calendar!
STEM Lab Needs
We are in need of some items for the STEM lab that you may have hanging around your house! Please send in any of the following:
- toilet paper or paper towel rolls
- wine corks
These items will help greatly in projects for all grade levels. We also have some items that you may not have readily available. If you want to help out our lab, check out our Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3NINPT45ZP9ZV?ref_=wl_share
Girls on the Run - Coaches and Participants Needed!
Hello Talley Community!
We are in need of more coaches in order to make the Spring 2024 Season of Girls on the Run happen at our school. Please reach out to email@example.com if you are interested or have any questions. If we do not get enough coaches, we will have to cancel teams. We have availability for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. girlsontherunatlanta.org/coach
We also need a minimum of 8 participants on the Monday/Wednesday team, and right now we only have 5. Visit girlsontherunatlanta.org/programs for more information and to register.
Volunteer Opportunity - Talley's African American Read-In
We are so excited to announce that our African American Read-In is coming up in February! According to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE),
The National African American Read-In (AARI) is a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering African American books and authors. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.
At Talley, this looks like a month of community volunteers (family members, community leaders, etc.) coming into classrooms, talking about the importance of Black History Month, and sharing stories written by Black authors/illustrators.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking volunteers of all backgrounds to come into classrooms, and share a book written by a Black author with students! If you need help choosing a book, I’ll have some available in the library. However, if there’s a book you have a special connection with, those are always the most meaningful!
Please fill out the form below to indicate your availability by Thursday, January 25 if you are interested in volunteering! I’ll reach out with final volunteer placements and dates during the week of January 29. Please let me know if you have any questions! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After School Club at Talley - Witzzle Pro
When: Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 (parent pickup at 3:30)
Start Date: 2/20/24
End Date: 3/26/24
Deadline to sign up: Friday, February 9, 2024
How do I sign up: Fill out the form Witzzle Pro sign-up sheet
Who can sign up: Any student who currently attends Talley (max 50 students). No charge.
What is Witzzle Pro: Witzzle Pro is a super fun game that can be played as a single, small group, or large group. It helps to enhance problem solving skills, order of operations, and has up to 7 different levels of difficulty - so it is a game for any age 6 and up. If you love to play games and like math - this Club is for you! We will have a fun tournament on our last meeting day.
Feel free to also email one of us if you have any questions:
SPIRIT NIGHT: Mark your calendars to dine out at Raging Burrito on Jan. 31st to support the PTO.
2024-25 Pre-K Registration
Registration for “New Families” to College Heights begins February 1, 2024. Child must be four (4) years of age on September 1, 2024 to be eligible. Children five years of age prior to September 1, 2024 must register for kindergarten.
2024-25 K-12 Registration
K-12 Registration opens March 4, 2024.
Early Release Day Reminder
City Schools of Decatur's upcoming Early Release Day is Wednesday, January 31.
Pre-K - 12:15 PM
Lower Elementary - 12:50 PM
Upper Elementary - 12:15 PM
Middle School - 1:45 PM
High School - 1:35 PM
College Heights' infant through preschool program will remain on its normal schedule.
The remaining schedule of Early Release Days includes the following dates:
Wednesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 27
Wednesday, April 24
Schools will communicate more specific details related to the schedule for the day, dismissal, and extracurricular activities.
Get Involved with Decatur Education Foundation’s Community Impact Teams — Meet & Greet Next Week!
Calling all members of CSD’s PTAs, PTOs, PTSAs, SLTs, superstar parents & interested community members:
The Decatur Education Foundation is kicking off a new initiative next week — Community Impact Teams. Our Community Impact Teams are similar to advisory committees for our Programs, Governance, Equity & Inclusion, and External Relations. We'd love for you to be involved!
We're hosting two "meet-and-greet" sessions if you'd like to learn more:
Informational Meet-and-Greet — Tuesday, January 23, from 6:00-7:00 PM at the DEF Offices at Legacy Park in Decatur
Virtual Information Session — Wednesday, January 24, from 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom
To reserve your spot or for more information, please email Ricky Hyde (Executive Director) at Ricky@DecaturEducationFoundation.org. Thanks!
Run With the Dogs 5K (RWTD5K)
Sign Up Now for Run With the Dogs 5K and One-Mile Pup Trot
RWTD5K is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and a fundraiser for Decatur Bulldog Boosters. All proceeds go to support athletics at DHS and BHMS. Be sure to grab your friends and join us for this great community event on January 27. Find out all the details about the 5K and free, one-mile Pup Trot HERE and register soon to secure your coveted t-shirt!
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Ava's Grilled Flatbread Crisps (Primary Sponsor)
Amy Widener (Presenting Sponsor)
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar (Associate Sponsor)
Chad and Christina Carter Real Estate (Associate Sponsor)
Chick-fil-A North Decatur (Associate Sponsor)
Dynamo Swim Club (Associate Sponsor)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Decatur (Associate Sponsor)
Call for BASH Donations
On March 9, 2024, Decatur Bulldog Boosters (DBB) will host our annual Bulldog Bash at Legacy Park to support athletics at DHS and BHMS. The adult-only fundraising event features food trucks, bands and a silent auction – all to raise money for Decatur Athletics.
Please save the date and look for more information to come. In the meantime, we are looking for donations for the silent auction. Donated items are tax-deductible and can include anything from gift cards and art to products, services, trips and experiences. This is a great way to market your business while supporting Decatur Boosters.
Click HERE to make a donation and follow us on Instagram
Decatur Lunar New Year
Join the CSD DEI committees in celebrating Decatur’s Lunar New Year Festival February 3rd from 1-5 pm at the Ebster Courtyard.
Social Media and Contact Information
You can find more information on the following Facebook pages:
Talley Street PE
And these Instagrams:
For news from our counselors, check out their website:
For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/.