Talley Street Update

November 4, 2019

School News

Title I Presents: Literacy Family Night

Talley Street Upper Elementary Title I Presents: Literacy Family Night on Wednesday, November 13th, 5:00p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Talley Street Upper Elementary, Room # 208

Please come and join us for:

  • Make and Take Activities
  • Snacks Provided
  • 1 Free Book Per Student

What to do with your costume AFTER Halloween?

Renfroe GS Troop #13565 is collecting costumes to donate to the S.T.A.R. After School Program for Halloween 2020. THANK YOU to everyone who donated last year, we were able to collect over 80 costumes! We delivered them this month to S.T.A.R. and the looks on the children’s faces were priceless! So we are doing it again this year. Don’t waste valuable closet space holding on to those “too small” costumes for another year. Bring them to the collection box by the Talley Street Elementary front office.

  • The collection box will be available November 4th through 8th
  • We are in need of all sizes as we have a wide range of ages to fit
  • Accessories like hats, wigs, gloves, etc. are also helpful so the children can make up their own costume

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. All items remaining in lost and found at the end of this week will be purged and donated to the local GoodWill store.

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/

From City Schools of Decatur Special Education PTA

Community Updates

Special Education PTA's (SEPTA) next meeting will be on Monday, November 11th. Please visit SEPTA's Facebook page for more information and updates


This month, we celebrate the many exceptional students in our community with ADHD, Down syndrome, Dyslexia, OCD and Spina Bifida. Please visit the CSD SEPTA!

From the District

News from Decatur Farm to School

Save the date for the fall Dine Out - November 20, 2019, 5-9 p.m.

Twice a year, families eat out at one of 20 participating restaurants 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 scholarships, grants, internships, and so much more. https://www.facebook.com/events/387747888588902/

If you are a local business owner who would like to contribute a raffle prize, please contact stephanie@wyldecenter.org.

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