Talley Street Update

October 15, 2019

From the Principal

Dear Talley Street Community,

The first Principal's Coffee Chat of the school year is being rescheduled for November 1st following the Talley Rally. I will share information on the school's Title I Program.

Thank you and have a great week!

School News

School Photos Make-up Day, October 24

Make-up day for school photographs is scheduled for October 24.

Homecoming Week at Talley Street

Attention families! Decatur High School's Homecoming Week is October 21st-25th. We will celebrate at Talley Street with a week of dress-up for our staff and students.

Monday, 10/21 -- Favorite Sports Team

Tuesday, 10/22 -- Hat Day

Wednesday, 10/23 -- Wacky-Tacky Day

Thursday, 10/24 -- Pajama Day

Friday, 10/25 -- Talley PRIDE Day

Please do NOT send toys or props of any kind to school.


EIP Clothing Drive


Are you cleaning out your closets? If you would like to get rid of some clothing, the EIP team at Talley are collecting clean, gently used clothes, shoes and any kind of winter clothing. Please drop off at the front office, we would greatly appreciate it!

Author Raina Telgemeier Visiting Talley Street on October 22

Talley Street Families, Faculty, and Staff,

We are thrilled to announce that best-selling graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier will be visiting our school on Tuesday, October 22, for the On the Same Page program! If you would like to order a copy of her new book Guts, please send in the attached order form to the media center by Wednesday, October 16.

Important note: Raina will not be able to sign any books during her visit due to an injury. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any questions, please email Jill Hanson, Talley Street Media Specialist.

School-Related Photos for Yearbook

Please send photos of any school related events to: talleyyearbookphotos@gmail.com. Contact the yearbook chair for more information:

Kellei Johnstone


From the School Nurse

Dear Parents,

Please return the green health cards as soon as possible to your child's teacher, Ms. Parks at the front desk or myself in the clinic (just down the hall from the front desk)

If your child has asthma, severe allergies or Seizures, please have your pediatrician or specialist complete a new action plan. These have to be updated each school year.

If your child has asthma or allergies requiring epinephrine or albuterol as a rescue, please bring the medications to the clinic so we have life saving medication in case of an emergency. There is a medication authorization form to fill out to accompany these medications. Or if you prefer your child to carry albuterol or epinephrine with them or in their backpacks, please complete the emergency medication form as well so we know where it is stored in case of emergency.

Lastly, if you have any clothing that you no longer need or will be donating, please consider a donation to the clinic. All sizes are needed, particularly shorts and pants.

As always, please feel free to contact me at ebarrington@csdecatur.net if you have any questions or concerns.

Elizabeth Barrington, RN

Talley Street Elementary School

(470)283-7340 ext 3004

Lost and Found

Please ensure that students check the lost and found located at Ms. Parks' desk each day. All items remaining in lost and found at the end of each month will be donated to the local GoodWill store.

Talley Street PTO

PTO Fundraiser at City Barbeque

TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY October 16th is Talley Spirit Day Event at City BBQ on Blackmon Drive. Eat any time, all day at City BBQ and show this flyer (paper or electronic) and the Talley PTO will receive 25% of sales. Thanks for your support!

Update from the October 7th PTO meeting

Thanks to all who were able to attend. For those who could not make it, we want to share with you what was presented. Go HERE to download the presentation. There's a great update on our fundraising successes so far this year! We also want to know how you think we should spend some of that money. Please go HERE to complete a very short survey on project priorities. As always, you can stay up to date on all PTO related information on our website TalleyPTO.org and feel free to email us at Talley.St.PTO@gmail.com.

Box Tops, Publix, and More

Box Tops:

Box Tops have gone digital!! Download the App, Box Tops for Education. Enter your information, select Talley St., scan receipts and done! If you still have hard copy box tops, we will be collecting them behind the front desk. There is a box labeled Box Tops for Education. Have your kiddo bring in box tops and look for the Large Envelope/box near the front desk. They’ll be collected twice a year.

Publix Partners:

Looking for an easy way to support Talley Street PTO?? Who knew Passive Fundraising could be SO easy!! You don't need the key chain card anymore. Follow the easy instructions on the link: http://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners We’re set up as: Talley Street Upper Elementary School – Decatur, GA

Amazon Smile and Kroger are still in process of being set up.

About Talley Street Upper Elementary School

Important Dates

November 5--no school, teacher work day