Talley Street Update

November 11, 2019

School News

Report Cards Go Home Today!

Parents, be sure to check those communication folders today. Our Talley Tigers are bringing home their report cards along with a letter explaining the various components of the report card. Report Cards are one way your teacher will communicate student progress. See below for our reporting procedures for each term.

Term 1: Parent/Teacher conferences

Term 2: Report Cards

Term 3: Narrative Reports

Term 4: Report Cards

Term 5: Student-Led Conferences

Term 6: Report Cards


Spanish Update

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns and

thanks for your constant support of the Spanish Program in Decatur!


Sra. Souki - jsouki@csdecatur.net

Sr. Pasek - Lpasek@csdecatur.net

Dra. Roark - Eroark@csdecatur.net

Media Center Updates

Greetings Talley Street Families!

Today overdue book notices are included in communication folders along with a letter about media center policies and activities. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you!

Jill Hanson, 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


Lost and Found

Please ensure that students check the lost and found located at Ms. Parks' desk each day.

Safe Routes to School

Walk & Roll is THIS Friday, November 15, 2019!

Walk or ride with your student to Talley! Enjoy a Banjo hot or cold brew coffee, and spend a few minutes out front for community building, before heading inside for Talley Rally music and fun with the kids! We’re excited to see everyone participating!

**Walking School Buses!**

Our Walking and Biking School buses have been very successful. Please join one for a safe and fun walk to school with friends!

Please go to the Talley PTO website to sign up to lead one or find a location you can join!


Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

Crossing Guard Appreciation Week is NEXT week, November 18-22, 2019! Please show them some love and kindness with cards, signs, or small gifts. Remind your children to always be sure to thank them for keeping them safe.

Do you have a crossing guard you think needs to receive Metro Atlanta Crossing Guard of the year? Nominate them here: http://saferoutesga.org/content/crossing-guard-appreciation-week-november-18-22-2019


For the safety of children walking to Talley, please DO NOT PARK on Shadowmoor Drive
Hilldale Drive, or Derrydown Way.

We have had several near accidents in the Winnona Park neighborhood. There are NO sidewalks on these streets and a lot of dangerous cut through traffic. To help keep these walkers visible, avoid parking on the above streets, particularly on Shadowmoor between Columbia and Derrydown, and Hilldale between Shadowmoor and Winnona.

Please see below for alternate park and walk, or drop off and walk options to Talley Street.
We will reassess and provide updated info when the new signal at Talley Street and S Columbia Drive is functional.

The link below includes additional info on park and walk locations, and designated Safe Routes to School for all our CSD schools. https://www.decaturga.com/activeliving/page/safe-routes-school

Talley’s Park and Walk locations:


Thank you for helping keep our kids and parents safe!

Talley Street PTO

Peace & Pie Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, November 19

Remember how we used to get to know each other before Facebook and Instagram? With potlucks, and dinners, and stories. Well, the PTO Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites you to give it a try on Tuesday, November 19. This is a night for us to share delicious food and meaningful, candid conversations about the life experiences that have shaped who we are.

Bring your favorite sweet or savory pie to share. At best, you'll make new friends, and build some community, maybe hear a fresh jazz tune. And, at worst, you can steal a good pie recipe for the holidays.

Did we mention free childcare? Please register so we can get a headcount.

Volunteer Signup – Talley Street PTO

6:30-8:30pm @ Talley Street School.

RSVP to Kanika M. Sims @ michellewsims@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.

Winnona Park Elementary PTA Holiday Sale

Winnona Park Elementary PTA Holiday Sale

Tree & Candle Sale Set for December 7th! The winter holidays are just around the corner! Start your season off right by pre-ordering your tree. 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 are also available for $30. We are also selling Hanukkah candles for $10 a pack. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. There is a limited quantity of each for pre-order with the added benefit of coming to the lot Friday for an early pick of the tree and free delivery or Saturday free delivery. Take advantage of these NEW opportunities! https://winnonaparkpta.org/product-category/holiday-sale/

SAVE THE DATE for Clairemont Elementary PTA's Annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Café!

Friday, December 13

5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is an event you don’t want to miss. The school transforms into a artist-inspired marketplace featuring more than 100 local and regional artists. Shoppers can browse handmade crafts, art, gifts and more and enter a raffle for a chance to win incredible prizes like Disney Park Hopper passes or tickets and gift cards to local dining and entertaining experiences. Enjoy food from local restaurants, delicious homemade soups and desserts in the café while listening to live local music. All proceeds benefit Clairemont Elementary School’s educational programs funding teacher grants, supporting student field trips and much more. For more information visit decaturholidaymarketplace.com or follow us on social @decaturholidaymarketplace.

SEPTA Meeting

Special Education PTA's (SEPTA) next meeting will be on Monday, November 11th.

Please visit SEPTA's Facebook page for more information and updates


From the District

News from Decatur Farm to School

Save the Date for the Fall Decatur Farm to School Dine Out - November 20, 2019, 5-9 p.m.

Twice a year families eat out at a participating restaurant and a portion of the proceeds are donated back to Decatur Farm to School to support our many programs. The dine out is our main fundraiser that supports CSD scholarships, grants, internships, and so much more! Consider buying a raffle ticket online or at a restaurant for some amazing prizes. For list of restaurants, to purchase raffle tickets, and more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/387747888588902/. Volunteers also needed during the dine out to sell tickets and merchandise. Grab a friend and enjoy the night out! Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fadae29a7fa7-decatur1.

Decatur Education Foundation News

Don’t Miss The Supper!

Hey Parents: You might have heard that some of your school’s teachers have received a DEF Teacher Grant for some innovative equipment, books, instruments or technology. The funds for those grants come from events like our upcoming Supper & Sips on Thursday, November 14th from 6:30-10 pm. Join us for an adult night out featuring food from Calle Latina, Leon’s, Steinbeck’s, and Salaryman, beverage pairings, and some great auction prizes. For tickets, please visit www.defsupper.com If you love your teacher, you can buy them a ticket at a discounted price! We hope to see you there!

About Talley Street Upper Elementary School

Important Dates

November 5--no school, teacher work day

December 18 and 19--chorus performances

December 23-January 6--holiday break