Talley Street Update

September 8, 2020

Update from the Principal

Dear Talley Street Community,

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! With the short week, we will not have Wellness Wednesday. The students will follow the Tuesday schedule. We need your feedback on how things are going with virtual learning. We value your input. Below is a link to a Google Form. I would appreciate you taking the time to complete it. Have a great week!

Talley Street Virtual Learning Check-In


Billy Heaton


Talley Updates

Art Newsletter

Use this link to access the Talley Street Art Newsletter!

Title I Input Meeting

Please join us to help revise the 2020-2021 Title I documents!

When: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 9:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M.


Flybrary Reminders

  • It's not too late to sign up! If you are interested in using the Talley Flybrary, please fill out this form.
  • Bus Pickup is on Tuesdays.
  • Talley pickup is on Wednesdays from 10-1.
  • Double check your holds to make sure they are ready before you come to pick them up! Instructions for how to do that are linked here.
  • Office Hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:15 if your child needs help putting books on hold, navigating Destiny, or finding books that they will like!

Original Flybrary CommunicationFlybrary FAQs and Best PracticesMedia Center Website

After School Activities

Intermediate Orchestra classes start next week!

Intermediate Orchestra is open to all students (3rd, 4th, and 5th) with 6+ months of playing experience. Classes will meet on Monday and Tuesday afternoons each week at 2:45p. Start date is Monday, September 14th. NEW THIS YEAR - an extra class day for students with 2+ years of playing experience and who are highly motivated with their practicing. You may register your child here: Orchestra Registration.

Beginning Orchestra is open to all students (3rd, 4th, and 5th) who wish to learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Classes will meet twice per week BEFORE the school day from 7:15 - 7:45 AM. (Day of the week depends on the instrument your child chooses.) Start date is October 5th. A parent information session will be held on Wednesday, Sept 16th @ 7:00pm. Contact the Program Coordinator (Nia.Schooler@DecaturStrings.com) for a link to the Zoom call.

The fee for the full year of orchestra classes is $200. Need-based scholarships and/or instrument rentals are available.
For more information about classes, instrument rentals, or to register your child for orchestra, please visit www.DecaturStrings.com.

If you have further questions, please contact the Program Coordinator (Nia.Schooler@DecaturStrings.com).

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We have four amazing virtual Girls on the Run teams ready to begin this week! Didn't get a chance to register before the lottery window closed? You are in luck! We have a couple spots on each team available! We have 2 teams that practice on Mon/Wed and their first practice will be Wednesday, September 9th. We also have 2 teams that practice on Tues/Thurs and their first practice will be Tuesday, September 8th. Registration will be open until September 16th, or until the rosters are filled! Use this link if you still want to register your daughter: https://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/program-registration

PTO Updates

Fundraising 2020

Click here to read a note about this year's fundraising efforts from the Talley PTO Fundraising Chairs!

Talley Street Spirit Wear on Sale Now!

Our Talley Street spirit wear store is open for business! Please check it out at https://talleypto.org/view/store/ and get into the Talley Tiger spirit. There's something for everyone in the family!

Register for the Talley Street Directory!

Please take a minute to update your information in the Talley Street directory, or register for a new account if you don't already have one. Go to talleypto.org and click on "My Info/Sign In" to register and update or add your information. If you are creating an account for the first time, the school password is TalleyTigers (case sensitive and no spaces). Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register. Please email communications@talleypto.org with any questions.

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