Talley Street Update
August 25, 2022
November 30, 2023
Dear Talley Families,
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. Thank you to all of the parents that have completed the 2023-2024 Georgia Parent Survey. We are still short of the required participation. Please use the link below to complete the survey. We value your input and would really appreciate it. Have a great day!
Lost and Found Reminder
Reminder to families. We will clean out our lost and found on Dec. 8 and Dec. 20.
Also, remind your students to check for lost items after lunch.
Finally, we do our best to return those items with first and last names.
Important Upcoming Dates
- Winter MAP: December 4, 6
- Chorus Performance/Bonfire/Marshmallow Roast: December 14 @ 5:30 in Decatur Square
- Orchestra Winter Concert: December 19 @ 6 in Talley Gym
- Early Release: December 20
- Winter Break: December 21-January 3
Early Release Dates: Dismissal at 12:15 on these Wednesdays: November 29, December 20, January 31, February 2, March 27, April 24
Talley Rally: All Talley Rally dates as they stand currently can be found on the school calendar.
School-Wide Service Project
Talley is putting together dignity boxes for people in need. Each house is encouraged to bring in the following items by December 13:
- Altruismo: Shampoo, conditioner
- Amistad: Body wash, soap
- Isibindi: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash
- Nukumori: Hand sanitizer, cleansing wipes
- Onraka: Lotion, deodorant
- Reveur: Socks, gallon ziplock bags
The house with the most items donated will win 50 house points! For more information, see this presentation.
Talley Orchestra's Winter Performance
Please join us for the Talley Street Orchestra's Winter Performance on Tuesday, December 19 at 6 PM in the gym!
Help Shelve Books at the Library!
We have a new sign-up to volunteer at the library for November and December. We would love to have you join us! Thank you for being generous with your time!
- Our last Walk N Roll of the calendar year is coming up on Dec. 8th.
- Join us at the last PTO meeting of 2023 at 6 pm on Dec. 14th.
- YEARBOOK PRESALES: Secure yours at the early bird rate of $20 until Dec 31. On Jan. 1, the price rises to $25. Don't miss out! Order at yearbookordercenter.com with code 25231
- Save the date for TigerFest coming Saturday, March 23rd from 11-3.
2025-2026 Academic Calendar Feedback Needed
CSD is currently soliciting stakeholder input for the 2025-2026 academic calendar. Your feedback is important and appreciated. To access the survey, please click on the link: https://tinyurl.com/CSDCalendar25-26. The survey will remain open through November 30, 2023.
IEP 101: Decoding the IEP Process
The CSD Special Education team will give an in depth look at key sections of the IEP document. The Special Education team members will give clear examples to help families with understanding the IEP. This is a great way for families new to this process to learn about the IEP or for families who may need more clarity.
Our special education staff members look forward to connecting with you and guiding families through the document.
IEP 101: Decoding the IEP Process
Date: November 30, 2023
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: 125 Electric Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Decatur Performs: Once Upon a Mattress
Rating Warning: This show is rated PG.
Decatur Performs is pleased to announce tickets to the Decatur High School production of "Once Upon a Mattress" are available online for purchase.
Check out showtimes and purchase your tickets now at www.decaturperforms.org.
Holiday Marketplace + Café
Spread cheer with Clairemont Elementary at the Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Café! Doors open Friday, December 8th at 5:30 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. The Marketplace will reopen on Saturday, December 9th, at 10 a.m. and will wrap up for the season at 5 p.m. This historic two-day event will feature 80+ vendors, plus live music and food! ❄
Unleash Your Creativity with DEF's Student Challenge Series!
Educators & Parents — The Decatur Education Foundation challenges YOUR ARTISTIC SUPERSTARS to design the next iconic sticker that screams Decatur pride! Introducing DEF’s Student Challenge Series, kicking off this month with our first Sticker Design Contest. Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
Capture the essence of Decatur schools' uniqueness.
Splash it with color, make it eye-catching and crazy fun!
Squeeze your masterpiece into a 3" by 5" space (the size of an index card).
Don't forget to incorporate "Decatur Education Foundation" into your design!
Submit your artistic brilliance in PDF or JPG form to email@example.com by Friday, December 15. Winners will snag professionally printed stickers, a local arts & crafts store gift card, and the spotlight on our social media platforms. For full contest details, you can visit decatureducationfoundation.org/DEFstickercontes or click on the QR code below. Let’s showcase what makes Decatur schools extraordinary! 🎉 #DEFStudentChallenge #DecaturCreativityUnleashed #ForOurKids
Run with the Dogs
The Decatur Bulldog Boosters are pleased to announce that registration for the 20th Annual Run With The Dogs 5K is now open! The race is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, and includes a one-mile "Pup Trot" beginning at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K race at 9:00 a.m. Runners of all ages are invited to participate, and dogs are also welcome on the course. All runners who register before January 15 will receive a coveted Run With the Dogs 5K long-sleeved t-shirt featuring original "Face of the Race" artwork by Decatur Artist Adam Pinsley.
Don't forget to vote for this year’s Face of the Race! Please vote for one dog you would like to see represented on the 2024 Run With the Dogs 5K t-shirts, posters, and outreach. Voting closes at Noon on Wednesday, December 6.
The Run With the Dogs 5K is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Race proceeds benefit the Decatur Bulldog Boosters, supporting youth athletics at Decatur High School and Beacon High Middle School. Register today at http://www.rwtd5k.com. Woof!
Atlanta Hawks’ City Schools of Decatur Night
BONUS! BHMS Chorus will perform the National Anthem!
Start the new year off at the Atlanta Hawks' City Schools of Decatur Night at State Farm Arena on Saturday, January 13, 2024! As a bonus, you can support the BHMS Chorus, which will perform the national anthem. The City Schools of Decatur ticket offer includes a $10 food and beverage credit and through this offer, a portion of each ticket purchased will benefit City Schools of Decatur. Click here to purchase tickets.
Beacon Hill Coffee Chat: Mental Health
Do you have questions about mental health in kids? Do you know the signs? How do you support mental health in your students? What resources does CSD have to support student's mental health? Beacon Hill invites all CSD parents to our upcoming coffee chat on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 9:30 in the BHMS Media Center to have these questions answered by school level counselors and our district support team. Hope to see you there.
Decatur Parks and Rec Lacrosse
We are having a FREE CLINIC for boys and girls, grades 1st -8th at the Decatur HS field.
Social Media and Contact Information
You can find more information on the following Facebook pages:
Talley Street PE
And these Instagrams:
For news from our counselors, check out their website:
For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/.