Talley Street Update

October 26, 2020

CSD Updates

Meal Service to Continue

The CSD Meal Service will continue for the foreseeable future until we hear otherwise. If you would like to sign up for the Meal service, please visit our Nutrition department's webpage where you can order meals for the next week. Meals can be picked up at our TakeOutSpots at Decatur High School, F.AVE, and Talley Street from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

If you choose to have your meals delivered to a local bus stop, we suggest signing up for "Predictable Ryde" through the CSD Transportation Department. Link to website here: Predictable Ryde Bus Tracker App Registration. The app is free, its purpose is to provide notifications as the school bus approaches your stop for meal delivery. For the steps on how to set up your app, please visit https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/4360.

Meal deliveries will continue until December free to all children. However, during the week of October 26-30, there will only be meal deliveries on Monday, October 26, and Wednesday, October 28. On Wednesday, October 28, meal deliveries and pick-ups will also include meals for Friday because there will be no deliveries on Friday, October 30. Meals will be available for pickup and delivery on November 2 even though students will not be in school.

Bus Registration

In anticipation of the eventual opening of in-person school, Transportation will be sending emails in November with your assigned route information and how to register for your child to ride the bus. If you intend for your student to ride the CSD bus to or from school at any time this year, please complete the registration form sent in the email from CSD's Transportation department this November. This will serve as your official CSD bus registration as well as the "Predictable Ryde" registration, once registered you will then need to set up the app which will allow you to track your child's bus.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Transportation, Lowanda Bowman at lbowman@csdecatur.net.

Talley Updates

Title I Event

Title I Presents:

Reviewing Digital Parent Resources and Reading Tips

Thursday, November 12, 2020

10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Meeting (Link Will Be Shared)

Other Updates

Winnona Park PTA Holiday Sale

The Winnona Park PTA is gearing up for its Annual Holiday Tree, Wreath and Candle Sale on December 5, 2020. Buy your item online and have it delivered fresh-cut, right to your door December 4-6. This year's fundraiser will feature Fraser fir trees, wreaths, and Hanukkah candles all delivered directly within a 5-mile radius. Pre-Order your holiday items now to ensure free delivery! https://winnonaparkpta.org/product-category/holiday-sale/

Where do we get our trees from, you ask?

Cool Springs Nursery will deliver freshly cut Frasier fir trees and wreaths direct from their farm in North Carolina. There are several sizes to choose from, with prices ranging from $85 to $120. Wreaths and Candles are also available for $30 and $10 a pack, respectively.

The Fraser Fir tree has a symmetrical shape and very tapered, sometimes described as an upside-down cone. The needles are soft and short, deep green on the top, and a silverfish-blue on the bottom. The branches are strong with a sweet fragrance, and it has excellent needle retention. Due to the branches turning slightly upward, it has somewhat of a compact appearance.

This fundraiser is so important because...

The Winnona Park PTA supports many offerings and initiatives including:

  • Classroom libraries
  • Teacher and parent grants
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers for all students
  • Facility enhancements
  • Various community-building events
  • School community garden
  • Yearbooks
  • Incoming Kindergartener tees

Got questions about the specifics of these areas of support? Reach out to us! We would be happy to share them with you so that you understand the vital importance of the PTA that makes Winnona Park Elementary School so special.


Thank you for your support,

Winnona Park Elementary PTA

Decatur Parents Network Event: Parents Under Pressure

For more information and to register, click here!
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Talley Street Passive Fundraising

Amazon Smile

We're now on Amazon Smile! Log into www.smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon

account, then select Talley Street Upper Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, then save and the PTO will start getting quarterly deposits!

One important tip - you MUST be logged in via smile.amazon.com while shopping for us to

receive any funds.

Kroger Community Rewards

We are set up to receive funds from Kroger. From your account screens, select Community

Rewards and search for “Talley Street Upper Elementary School PTO." Select it and then you

should be all set. Every time you use your Kroger card, the PTO will benefit!

Box Tops

Box Tops have gone digital! Download the app, Box Tops for Education. Enter your

information, select Talley St., scan receipts and done! We will no longer be collecting paper box

tops. If you have any issues using the app, you can submit (via the app) the item not being

recognized on your receipt for credit.

Publix Partners

Looking for an easy way to support Talley Street PTO?

Who knew Passive Fundraising could be SO easy!! You don' need the key chain card anymore.

Follow the easy instructions on the link:


We’re set up as: Talley Street Upper Elementary School – Decatur, GA

Helpful Links

www.csdecatur.net/opening - a repository for all documents, announcements, and communications about how CSD is handling the 2020-2021 school year.

www.csdecatur.net/nutrition - How to order meals

www.csdecatur.net/bustracker - How to sign up for the new Predictable Ryde Bus tracking app used for meal delivery, soon for the Fly-brary, mobile book delivery and when in-person learning resumes to track students on their buses
https://virtual.csdecatur.net/tech-help (how parents and staff can put in a tech support request)

https://virtual.csdecatur.net/students - classroom login information

https://virtual.csdecatur.net/parents - Virtual Learning Handbooks

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

For news in the Media Center and from our school counselors, check out their websites:

Media Center Website

Counseling Website

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