Talley Street Update

February 24, 2022

Dear Talley Street Community,

I hope everyone is having a great week. Report cards will be available next Thursday, March 3rd. Parents may access the report cards via Infinite Campus. Our lost and found is full again. Please have your children look to see if any item is theirs. After Monday, the items left will be donated. Have a great afternoon!


Report Card Details

Your child’s winter report card will be available to view in the Parent Portal on Thursday, March 3rd. Please log into the parent portal to access your student’s report card. You may access the directions here or watch this video. If you need assistance with your login information for the Parent Portal, please contact our School Manager, Eva Parks (eparks@csdecatur.net).

City Schools of Decatur uses standards-based reporting to report K-2 student progress. In standards-based grading, reporting is based upon the progress toward mastery of the standards in each academic domain.

The report card is issued three times per year. The winter report card reports progress for terms 3 and 4. The report card includes meaningful comments from teachers, assessment on the domains, and feedback on IB's Learner Profile and work habits.

If you have any questions regarding report cards or the reporting process, please reach out to your child's teacher or our instructional coach, Dr. Muhlhausen (jmuhlhausen@csdecatur.net).

CSD Updates

ESOL & Federal Programs Department and the Parent Advisory Council Town Hall

Attention Parents!! The ESOL & Federal Programs Department and its' Parent Advisory Council (PAC) invite you to attend our first department PAC Town Hall on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

At this town hall, you will learn more about how the PAC can help you stay informed and enhance parent home-school connections!

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Parent Town Hall

Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Link: https://csdecatur.zoom.us/j/93731088035?pwd=Wmk0K3IvVmhWcStUU1BuSEJRcHg1dz09

Decatur Student Center Parent Education Program

The Decatur Student Center will be offering a 6-week parent education program on Family Meetings. For more information on the program and registration information, please see this flyer.

Talley Updates

PE News

Wellness is an active process of making choices that lead to a healthy and fulfilling life. Every day, people make choices about how they spend their time, what they eat, and who they spend time with. These decisions create a healthy lifestyle.

This week as a family, walk and talk, or have a conversation at dinner about MENTAL/EMOTIONAL WELLNESS. Mental/emotional wellness refers to liking and accepting yourself, expressing and processing emotions, coping with the demands of daily life, and managing stress. What mental/emotional wellness habits does your family already have? Name a mental/emotional wellness habit your family would like to start or continue doing (ie. naming emotions, pause and breath breaks, having only one after school activity during the week).

Join the Decatur community on March 12th at the Decatur Education Foundation Tour Decatur fun run. (www.tourdecatur.com) Feel free to contact Coach Nichols and Coach Johns with questions regarding iRUN or Tour Decatur scholarships at knichols@csdecatur.net & njohns@csdecatur.net.

PTO Corner


We are currently in search of artists who would like to sell their original, family friendly arts and crafts at TigerFest.


If you are interested in having a booth at TigerFest, please complete our online Artist Application Form and submit the application fee via the TigerFest Square Store. For more information about artist booths refer to the artist application form or contact the TigerFest Artist Committee: atlarge5th@talleypto.org.

The PTO is in need of volunteers to serve on TigerFest Committees to make sure our event is a roaring success. If you are interested in helping, please complete and submit this TigerFest Volunteer Form. As always, thanks so much for your support!

Questions? You can also reach out to Kimberly Mohl at: Fundraising@talleypto.org

PTO Safe Routes to School

SAVE THE DATE! The first Talley Walk N’ Roll of 2022 is coming up Friday, March 4!

This months’ walk will coincide with Georgia’s celebration of National Walk N’ Roll day (or GWalk) during the month of March. As always, we’ll greet our Talley Families & Staff who participate in WNR with coffee at school and have motivational “swag” for kids participating whether walking, biking or bus riding! Coordinate a neighborhood walking group and get out and walk on March 4! Even on non-Walk N’ Roll days consider parking nearby and walking the rest of the way! It’s a fun & healthy way for kids to start their day!

Talley's Staff Lounge Amazon Wishlist

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner (details coming up soon!). If you are looking for ways to show Talley Teachers and Staff appreciation for all their hard work, please consider this Amazon Wish List. Thank you for all your support!

Community Updates

Decatur Education Foundation

Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade is THIS Saturday! This fun community event benefits music and theatre grants for City Schools of Decatur. If you’re not marching with your school, we hope you’ll come to Oakhurst and watch the parade march from F.AVE through the village down Mead Road to the Imperial. Sponsors The Imperial, Spectre Brewery and Ford’s BBQ will be offering Mardi Gras specials all day.

The 20th Tour deCatur is Saturday, March 12th and is now a certified course for Peachtree Road Race seeding! Register soon at www.tourdecatur.com. After 2-28, race shirts are no longer guaranteed.

DEF also has several ways in which you can donate your time:

  • As a Virtual Pals tutor -- we need tutors to be paired with a 2nd- 8th grade Decatur student for a one-hour weekly session. Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/LoiZxoi6WvSe6WEr6
  • As a Virtual Pals Coordinator -- we need one person who checks in with the tutor pairs on a weekly basis. Time commitment is 1 hour per week. Email muslimo@decatureducationfoundation.org to apply.
  • As an AIM Mentor -- we need adult male and female mentors to be paired with a third-grader to have new experiences and find their passions. The time commitment is just 2-4 hours per month.
  • As a REACH Mentor – we need just one more adult male to mentor an 8th-grade student who has been nominated by his teachers for the REACH GA program. REACH mentors help their mentees through the rigors of high school and college applications. Time commitment is just 2-4 hours per month.
If you've got a little extra time to share your life wisdom with a Decatur student, we've got opportunities! Please visit www.decatureducationfoundation.org/mentoring to learn more and apply.

Decatur Parents' Network Virtual Parent Chats

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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/