Talley Street Update
August 25, 2022
January 5, 2023
Dear Talley Community,
I hope everyone had a great holiday! We will administer the Tripod Survey right after Winter Break. The Tripod student surveys gather data from students about themselves, their classrooms, and their schools. Classroom-level measures offer insight into teaching effectiveness, peer dynamics, student engagement, and the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) culture. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. You can review the Tripod Survey questions and the Tripod DEI questions at the links provided. All student survey data is anonymous and self-reported. The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) gives you the right to opt your child out of participating in the survey. The survey will be given to all students. If you do NOT wish for your child to participate in the Tripod Survey, please complete this google form by February 3rd to opt out. Have a great afternoon.
Good Troublemaker Award
The late Congressman John Lewis was known for his famous plea to all humans fighting for social justice. “Speak up, speak out, get in the way. Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.” Who in this district, or in your building, has actions that speak louder than their words when it comes to being a good troublemaker for equity? Honor them by telling us more about their actions as champions for equitable educational outcomes in CSD.
Nominate someone else or yourself for the Good Equity Troublemaker Award here by Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Contact Anthony Downer at email@example.com with any questions or for more info.
K-12 Winter Break Intersession
Winter Break Intersession will be February 13-15, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Students will be invited from their school by January 6, 2023. See flyer below for more information.
Lunar New Year T-Shirt Orders
Talley Street’s Lunar New Year Parade
January 17, 2023 8:30 AM
In 2023 for Lunar New Year, most of Asia celebrates the Year of the Rabbit. However, Vietnam celebrates the Year of the Cat. If you would like to order a Lunar New Year T-Shirt, please click on the link and fill out form below.
Volunteer at the Library
Do you have any extra time to spare to help shelve books at the library? Sign up below! Thanks in advance for being generous with your time!
UPDATED DATES - Houses Leading Talley Rally
Hi Tigers! We’ve made some scheduling changes for upcoming Talley Rallies. You are invited to YOUR CHILD’S Talley Rally (for instance, if your child is in Amistad, you may attend on 1/27). If you have children in more than 1 House, you’re welcome to attend each of their rallies. If you have questions, please email Jillian Farley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alicia Reno (email@example.com). Talley Rally begins at 7:45. Thank you!
1/13 Isibindi Leads Talley Rally
1/27 Amistad Leads Tally Rally
2/24 Altruismo Leads Talley Rally
3/17 Onraka Leads Talley Rally
3/24 Rêveur Leads Talley Rally
4/14 Nukumori Leads Talley Rally
FitnessGram is Approaching (end of January)
Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, official Code of Georgia 20-2-777 requires each local school district to conduct an annual fitness assessment program for all students in grades K-12. What does that mean for your child in City Schools of Decatur? K–3rd grade students will be introduced to the following skills: PACER, push-ups, curl-ups, and back saver sit and reach. K-12 students will also have their height and weight measured. The skills will be formally assessed in grades 4-12. FitnessGram was selected because it measures only those areas of fitness related to the health of students. This includes: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
If you would like to submit your child’s height and weight confidentially, please use this google form. Deadline to submit is February 10, 2023. If you have any questions contact Nicole Johns (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Quonisha Jackson (email@example.com)
Information about FitnessGram and the new requirements can be found at:
Georgia Department of Education-Physical Education
January Snack Cart (3rd Grade Families)
Please help show your appreciation for our wonderful Talley Teachers and Staff!
Our 3rd Grade families are kindly being asked to sponsor our Snack Cart for the month of January. The Snack Cart rolls out every other Friday. Please drop off donations (labeled Snack Cart) to the school by Thursday, January 5. Thank you!
Everything must be individually wrapped.
If the sign up is full, consider donating anyway!! All Items are appreciated and enjoyed
Any questions, please contact Courtney Sollie at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to order online for delivery:
Talley Snack Cart
2617 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030
!!! THANK YOU !!!
CALLING ALL SPONSORS!
The Talley PTO is looking for sponsors for TigerFest 2023 which will be held on April 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM.
TigerFest is a family friendly spring festival that will be held on school grounds with 500+ attendees. If you own your own business and are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out the attached flyer.
If you know a business owner who might be interested in supporting our school community, please pass this information along. We have 2 levels of sponsorship, and at either level, businesses gain access to the event and are able to interact on site with our school community. Plus, the Talley PTO is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible!
Talley's 2022-2023 Yearbook
Talley Families, we need your help! We need pictures from events from the first semester. That would include walk and roll, nights out, sorting ceremony, etc. anything and everything! Please email these pictures to email@example.com with the name of the event in the subject line.
Talley School Diversity Activity Committee
The Talley School Diversity Activities Committee has been hard at work this year expanding programs for students to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, the Lunar New Year Parade and Black History Month. The Talley PTO is working with the teachers to raise money for more student activities through the end of the school year. All donations made to the PTO between January 5-19 will be earmarked for this amazing committee.
Thank you for your support!
Tigers Relieving Educators At Talley (TREAT) is a wonderful opportunity to extend extra time during the school day to teachers so that they can plan, enjoy duty-free lunch, and schedule meetings. TREAT Volunteers will supervise a class for approximately one hour during recess and lunch or Tiger Time and lunch. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to find out more information, please complete this brief form.
Decatur Education Foundation
Happy New Year! As we begin the second half of the 2022-23 school year, we are excited for what’s ahead! Mark your calendars: There’s Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade coming up very soon on Saturday, February 4, 2023, which is a FUN family event that raises money for music grants for City Schools of Decatur. Your family can march with your school in the parade, or you can organize a community krewe. Details at meadrdmardigras.org. Then on Saturday, March 11, 2023, there’s the Tour deCatur 5K and one-mile fun run, which is DEF’s biggest fundraiser. Registration begins soon, stay tuned.
At the beginning of each month, our BHMS snack pantry and weekend backpack lists are depleted and need to be replenished. You can help by donating directly to them using these links:
Beacon Hill Middle Snack Program: /a.co/d0HJHTr
Weekend Backpack Program: https://a.co/6Etc74W
Together, we make a difference for our kids!
Decatur Farm to School
Are you interested in growing your school garden program or improving student access to fresh fruits and vegetables? The Decatur Farm to School Committee is accepting new members for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. In addition to general volunteers, the committee is specifically looking for "School Garden Liaisons" from each CSD school. If this sounds like you or someone you know, learn more and sign-up here.
Run with the Dogs
Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023, for Run With the Dogs, a Decatur tradition now in its 19th year.
The race is back at Beacon Hill Middle School for the 5K and Pup Trot, and the 5K race is an official qualifying event for the Peachtree Road Race! Register by January 15, 2023 to make sure you receive the coveted long-sleeved race T-shirt featuring Tuck the Pug.
Run With the Dogs is an annual fundraiser of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters to support the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Beacon Hill Middle School. For more information and to register for the race, click here.
Social Media and Contact Information
You can find more information on the following Facebook pages:
Talley Street PE
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For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/