Talley Street Update

March 3, 2022

Report Card Details

Your child’s winter report card will be available to view in the Parent Portal today. Please log into the parent portal to access your student’s report card. You may access the directions here or watch this video. If you need assistance with your login information for the Parent Portal, please contact our School Manager, Eva Parks (eparks@csdecatur.net).

City Schools of Decatur uses standards-based reporting to report K-5 student progress. In standards-based grading, reporting is based upon the progress toward mastery of the standards in each academic domain.

The report card is issued three times per year. The winter report card reports progress for terms 3 and 4. The report card includes meaningful comments from teachers, assessment on the domains, and feedback on IB's Learner Profile and work habits.

If you have any questions regarding report cards or the reporting process, please reach out to your child's teacher or our instructional coach, Dr. Muhlhausen (jmuhlhausen@csdecatur.net).

Lost and Found Purge


The lost and found will be emptied on MONDAY! Please make sure to have your child stop by tomorrow and make sure they haven't lost anything!

CSD Updates

2022-2023 New Student Registration

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens on March 7. Students that are currently enrolled in CSD do not need to register to move to the next grade level or building. Registration information can be found at https://www.csdecatur.net/enrollment.

ESOL Virtual Parent Meeting

The ESOL Team would like to invite you to City Schools of Decatur's upcoming ESOL Virtual Parent Meeting: Interpreting Your Child's ACCESS Test Scores. The meeting will take place via ZOOM on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This meeting will cover:

  • Types of Scores

  • Understanding ACCESS for ELs Scores

  • Using ACCESS for ELs Scores

Additional information about the meeting can be found on the flyer linked here. Please plan to attend to learn important information about ACCESS test scores.

Meeting Link: https://csdecatur.zoom.us/j/96105711050?pwd=bVJyV251ckFyNjhhQXZTU1BTNHFLZz09

If you have any questions, please contact Paris Hardnett at phardnett@csdecatur.net.

We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!

K-5 Saturday School

Please click here to learn more about Saturday School!

CSD Art Show

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the CSD Art Show on April 20-22. Click below to learn more!

Talley Updates

PE News

Wellness is the active process of making choices that lead to a healthy and fulfilling life. Every day, people make decisions about how they spend their time, what they eat, and who they spend time with. These decisions help to create a healthy lifestyle.

Join us at the Tour Decatur on Saturday, March 12th at 8:30 a.m. to celebrate our physical, social, and mental/emotional wellness. Sign up at www.tourdecatur.com. Pick up your bib number and t-shirt Friday from 12 - 5 p.m. at the DEF office at Legacy Park OR from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. on race day at Decatur HS.


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African American Read-In

On Monday we rounded out our first-annual African American Read-In with a virtual visit from DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston. Thank you so much to all of our family and community members who volunteered to make this program a success!

Shawntay Conduah, Iris Lytes, Erica Godfrey, Sonali Saindane, Ted Terry, Carmen Sulton, Ellen Narain, Jennifer Murdoch, Gera Cohen, James Herndon, George Dusenbury, Vanessa Amos, Tiffany Dillard, Jana Johnson-Davis, Catherine Johansson, Lillie Huddleston, Paris Hardnett, Patti Garret, Julie McFaddin, Tony Powers, India Epps, Kristy Beam, Kanika Sims, Juan Soto, Frances Holt, Aichuan Kwong, Eston Melton, Sherry Boston

Spring Book Fair

Save the date for Talley's Spring Book Fair! Get excited to shop for new books from March 21-25. See the flyer below for more details!

Black History Month Doors

During the Month of February, Talley staff and students decorated their doors to celebrate Black excellence for Black History Month. Photos of some are included below. Shout out to Ms. Brewton, Ms. Wright, and Ms. Carter-Cain for organizing this amazing event!

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Congratulations to Claire Camp!

Claire's writing piece "Daydreams" was selected as CSD's 3rd grade winner for the Georgia Young Author's Contest! The regional scoring will conclude on March 24, and then the METRO winners will be submitted to the state for the final level of judging. We are so proud of all of the CSD students who participated. Congratulations again to Claire. You can read her writing below!

Class Photos

Below is the link you can use to pre-pay for class group photos online.

Attached is a flyer for picture day with the QR code.


PTO Corner

PTO Safe Routes to School

SAVE THE DATE! The first Talley Walk N’ Roll of 2022 is coming up tomorrow, Friday, March 4!

This months’ walk will coincide with Georgia’s celebration of National Walk N’ Roll day (or GWalk) during the month of March. As always, we’ll greet our Talley Families & Staff who participate in WNR with coffee at school and have motivational “swag” for kids participating whether walking, biking or bus riding! Coordinate a neighborhood walking group and get out and walk on March 4! Even on non-Walk N’ Roll days consider parking nearby and walking the rest of the way! It’s a fun & healthy way for kids to start their day!


By now you must have seen the flyers in your child's folder, our 2021-2022 Yearbook is available for sale!

You can easily purchase your Talley Yearbook online by following the steps below :

  1. https://memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/
  2. Enter our school code 203291 and click on "Go to your school account log in."
  3. Click on the link below your school name.
  4. Register as a "New User."
  5. Buy your yearbook for $12 by March 25, $15 after March 25 at the PTO store.

Ads for 5th grade families only. Place an ad: $0! Tributes for free to honor outgoing 5th graders - 1/8 ad. Order ads online through March 25!

If you would like to donate a yearbook please choose this option on the website!

We need YOU! Please email the yearbook committee pictures of any Talley event that you or your family have been a part of.

Questions?! Please email yearbook@talleypto.org. Thank you for your support!

Spirit Wear

New Youth & Adult T-shirt Options including a Tigerfest Shirt & Talley Tie Dye! Aluminum Water Bottles, Talley Magnets & Reusable Shopping Totes Available.

Order online before March 20th and receive your items the week of TigerFest via Backpack Mail.

Go to www.TalleyPTO.org/spirit-wear/ today to place your order. All proceeds go directly to the PTO’s efforts to support Talley’s teachers and staff, and to build community among our Talley Tigers and their families.

Questions? Want to sign up to help sell Spirit Wear at Events? Email Ellen & Gina at: Spiritwear@talleypto.org


There are so many ways to get involved in TigerFest!

  • Would you like to be a business sponsor?

  • Are you an artist interested in selling your creations?

  • Do you sing or play music in a band?

  • Are you a vendor wanting to sell your food on site?

  • Are you able to volunteer some time?

  • Would you or someone you know like to donate a good/service/ticket/rental to our silent auction?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please check HERE and sign up today!

As always, thanks so much for your support!

Questions? You can email Kimberly Mohl at: fundraising@talleypto.org

Talley's Staff Lounge Amazon Wishlist

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner (details coming up soon!). If you are looking for ways to show Talley Teachers and Staff appreciation for all their hard work, please consider this Amazon Wish List. Thank you for all your support!

Community Updates

Decatur Education Foundation

You know how you can help Decatur students AND have some family time with your kids? Register to run the Tour deCatur 5K or one-mile Fun Run with your student at www.tourdecatur.com! The March 12th event is also a certified course for the Peachtree Road Race Seeding, so if you’re planning to run the Peachtree on July 4th, this is a no-brainer! Registrations are very low so far this year – your participation is KEY to helping DEF continue all its good work in helping Decatur students learn and thrive. Grab a friend and sign up TODAY!

Did you know that DEF is celebrating its 20th year as an organization? To celebrate, we’re hosting a TREASURE HUNT during the month of March! You can get started right away by uploading the free app “Actionbound” from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, and then scan this QR code:
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Decatur Parents' Network Virtual Parent Chats

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Social Media and Contact Information

Social Media and Contact Information

You can find more information on the following Facebook pages:

Talley Street Principal

Talley Street Upper Elementary School PTO

Talley Street Upper Elementary School Parents

Talley Street Artists

Follow the media center on Twitter:

Talley Media Center

For news from our counselors, check out their website:

Counseling Website

For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/