Talley Street Update
August 25, 2022
September 15, 2022
Dear Talley Street Community,
If you were unable to attend last night’s grading presentation, the presentation has been posted to the school’s website. If you have specific questions, you may submit a question using this link Grading Questions. Third grade residency verification letters will be coming home in this afternoon’s communication folders. Parents are asked to submit the documentation as outlined in the verification letters by September 30, 2022. Verifications are completed during transition years (3rd, 6th, 9th). Also, the District will be communicating with families who have expired leases/unknown lease statuses; Lease verification letters will be coming soon.
Tomorrow night is Talley Street spirit night at the DHS football game. They will be competing against South Gwinnett. All students wearing a Talley Street shirt will get in free with a paying adult. Parents may purchase tickets using this link DHS football tickets. The link is specific to Talley Street.
We will have an early release at 12:15 for students tomorrow as well.
Please have your child look through the lost and found before going home tomorrow. I hope everyone has a wonderful fall break!
Special Education Department
Community Spotlight Meeting- Threshold Community Program
Mr. Dave Nelson, Executive Administrative Director of Threshold Community Program, will share an overview of supports provided by this program.
Services include but are not limited to:
Individual and group counseling
College and career support
Social skills building
Academic tutoring and support for middle, high school, and college students
Target Audience: Parents of students ages 14-18 with an IEP.
Date: September 29
Location: Virtual (Register Here)
ESOL Parent Meeting and Title I Annual Parent Meeting
Attention all ESOL & Federal Programs Parents and Families!!!
Please Save the Date for our ESOL Parent Meeting and Title I Annual Parent Meeting hosted on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wilson Center Central Office,125 Electric Avenue Decatur, GA 30030.
Come learn about our ESOL & Title I Programs in CSD and the support your student will receive this year. We will have treats, music, games, and Vegan S'mores for the whole family to enjoy.
Additional Information about the meeting can be found on the flyer linked here.
This meeting will be recorded.
Superintendent Search Community Conversation
Thank you to everyone that attended the input session facilitated by GSBA on the 14th. We will have another session on the 28th.
Although it is not required to attend, we are asking for anyone wishing to attend one of the in-person sessions to please register via this form. Registering ahead of time will help us better plan the events and breakout sessions.
Session Two: Wednesday, September 28, from 6-7:30 pm in the Decatur High School cafeteria.
If you can not attend the next session, you can still provide input by participating in the survey linked here.
¡Feliz mes de la herencia Hispana/Latina!
Week of September 26 and October 3 - ¡Vamos a comer! Tastings of authentic Hispanic/Latino cuisine will be served to the Talley Community. If you would like to prepare or donate a traditional dish that serves bite size portions please sign up using the link below! If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
October 13 (Thurs) - Hispanic/Latino Heroes, Leaders and Changemakers Wax Museum - Students will portray notable Hispanic/Latino leaders who have made important contributions to American history, society and culture. The Google Sign Up Form will be available starting next week.
Library Volunteers Needed!
We could use an extra hand in the library to keep it organized and get books shelved. If you're interested in donating 30 minutes of your time, sign up using the link below!
Final day for book orders!
John Patrick Green (author and illustrator of the hit InvestiGators series) will be visiting Talley's 3rd graders in-person on Friday, September 30. The final day to place an order for a book is tomorrow, Friday, September 16. Please contact Mrs. Long (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Recorders Needed for Music
New Music Specials coming soon. Time to dust off your recorder (or find it) and have it in your backpack as we change our specials rotation in about two weeks. If you do not have a recorder please contact Ms. Jessup, email@example.com or go to this link and order. 4th and 5th graders only. 3rd graders will not begin recorders until 4th term
Important Information about Gifted Review
Each fall semester the gifted review team looks at existing student data to discuss students’ needs and determine if further evaluation for gifted identification is needed. If you are interested in having the team discuss your child’s needs, you may complete a Recommendation for Review Form (found at the website below) and turn it in to the Gifted & Talented Specialist at your child’s school before October 5th. No additional information is needed. The Gifted & Talented Specialists for Talley are Nicole Fiber (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Stephanie Trauner (email@example.com). For more detailed information about the review process and to obtain a copy of the Recommendation for Review Form, please contact the Gifted & Talented Specialist for your school or visit the following website: https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/581.
Talley's Class Fund PayPal Pool
The Class Fund Pool is not a donation to the PTO. It is still open until September 30!
In years past, Room Parents have collected and managed an individual class fund to cover the cost of teacher gifts and extra supplies for the classroom. There was a broad range of participation across classes and the amount of money in each fund varied a great deal from class to class. In order to make the funds equitable, the Room Parent Coordinators (RPCs) will collect one Class Fund Pool to be divided equally among all Homeroom and Specials teachers. The RPCs will distribute funds for each teacher to one of their Room Parents (RPs) via PayPal.
Contributions to the Class Fund Pool can be made by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Class Fund Pool is open August 15 - September 30. We ask that anyone wishing to participate in the Pool please make contributions for the year during this time so that money can be distributed one time to all RPs.
The Class Fund Pool is not a donation to the PTO. These funds go directly to supporting teachers by providing equal funds for teacher birthday, holiday, teacher appreciation and end of year gifts. The class funds can also be used to purchase additional or special classroom supplies that may be needed throughout the year. RPs will continue to be responsible for how their individual class fund is budgeted and for reporting to their class how money is spent.
New sweatshirts in youth AND adult sizes representing Talley’s Houses!
Talley Tiger pride T-shirts, aluminum water bottles, magnets, scarves and more also available at our store!
Order online before September 16th! Have your items delivered mid October via backpack. All proceeds go to the PTO’s efforts to support the Teachers and Staff at Talley and to build community among our Talley Tigers and families.
Questions?! Please email Ellen and Gina at Spiritwear@TalleyPTO.org.
Thank you for your support!
PTO's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Please join us for the first ever Talley Family Book Club! We will read, talk, snack, craft and play together!
A big Thank You to the Talley DEI Committee and Jambo Books for sponsoring this event!
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
City of Decatur
Attention!! All teachers and instructors who are Artists, Actors, Chefs, Scientists, Engineers, and Designers! If you are looking for a Summer opportunity that engages kids and aids in the exploration of kids' interests, look no further. E Camps Summer program will offer a variety of interest each week. Camps are presented in four categories: Cooking, Theatre, STEAM, and Explorations.
If you would like to share your expertise and talents with our participants by facilitating an enrichment camp please use the link below to apply.
Here is the link for the 2022-2023 E-Camp Summer Application: https://decaturga.seamlessdocs.com/f/ECamp2023.
Decatur Education Foundation
Would you like to help a high schooler meet their post-secondary goals? It’s not too late to volunteer as a FOCUS Coach, and we need just a few more volunteers. Click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/DCP6xpRJeV6LcmMn9.
We currently have 28 2nd- 8th grade CSD students who have requested a tutor, but only 20 tutors – could you donate one hour per week to tutor a CSD student? Sometimes there is a specific need, and other times, the students need help with homework, organization, or motivation. If that sounds like a great way to give back to your community, click here to sign up: https://forms.gle/w5jbpvWnpkVFYnN48.
PS – Upper high schoolers make GREAT tutors, and many need volunteer hours!
Our friends at Gathered & Grounded are offering a group session just for teens called Unwind Sundays during the month of October. Sessions are from 8-9 pm on October 2, 9, 30 and November 6 and are designed to provide a safe place for teens to prepare for their week. To sign up go to www.GatheredAndGrounded.com. DEF is providing scholarships for families for which the attendance cost is prohibitive.
Madison Soap Box Derby
MADISON AVE DERBY - REGISTRATION OPEN
Don't miss your chance to be a part of one of Decatur's most iconic neighborhood events! Driver registration is now open for the 11th Annual Madison Avenue Derby, the non-motorized racing event where amateur racers of all ages design and build human-powered soapbox cars to compete against the clock in a downhill race!
Join the excitement as a racer or spectator on October 15, 2022, for a day of family-friendly fun - proceeds from the event this year go to support the Friends of Refugees! REGISTER TO RACE NOW
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