Talley Street Update

April 12, 2021

CSD Updates

News from CSD Nutrition

CSD School Nutrition has several important updates for our community. Meals remain FREE until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. All students will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per week. We currently have 4 CSD TakeOutSpot locations to better serve our students. Please email us at meals@csdecatur.net with questions about our meal service plan.

Elementary In-Person Meal Service UPDATE

We are continuing to offer daily take-home meals (1 breakfast & 1 lunch) to our in-person K-5 students. We do not require any order forms to be filled out IF your child wants meals with no special considerations. If your child is vegetarian or has a special dietary need, please see that section of our update for online forms to fill out. Please encourage your kids to take meals, as it helps us function financially and shows support for what we do.

Elementary Virtual Meal Pick-Up UPDATE

We are still offering DAILY meal pick-up for K-5 elementary school students at Fifth Avenue and Talley Street from 11:40 AM - 12:15 PM. This will allow our K-5 virtual students to receive meals and help support our nutrition program. This will continue after Spring Break.

Virtual Siblings Meal Pick-up UPDATE

We are continuing to allow our in-person siblings to pick up meals for their virtual siblings. Note that this service is only for meals without special considerations. (If you have a virtual student who is a vegetarian or has a special dietary need, see that section of our updates.) Please fill out this form to help us know what school site to send extra meals to https://forms.gle/WurGn6iSJYFaYjfb7

Vegetarian & Special Diet UPDATE

If your child is a vegetarian or has a special dietary need, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/BM7ArRokp13i9seX8.

We ask that our virtual students pick up their meals at one of our 4 CSD TakeOutSpots instead of receiving meals via their in-person siblings to protect their health & safety. Vegetarian students should fill out the google form, and no further action is required. Students with special dietary needs should fill out the google form, have a healthcare provider fill out the paperwork "Medical Statement for Accommodating Disabilities," and contact sblack@csdecatur.net for further assistance. Please see the Special Diets tab on our webpage for more details.

Talley Updates

Student-Led Conferences

Just before Spring Break, we ended our Term 5 grading period. As a way to encourage student agency, student-led conferences will take place during the week of April 12th outside of the school day. Student led conferences will be done at home. Students will complete this school-created Google Form alongside the parent that focuses on self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses as a learner in Term 5 as well as the IB Learner Profile. Students and parents will work together to write a goal for Term 6, which is the last portion of the Google Form.

Next SLT Meeting

Monday, 4/12/21

6 pm

Meet Link:


Title I Program Informational Session

Save the Date Parent and Families!

The Title I Team Presents:

Title Programs Informational Session

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Meeting

(Link will be shared)

We hope you can join us!

Virtual Book Fair

Talley's spring virtual book fair is coming up! It will be held from April 19-23. More information about how to make your purchase count will be available as we get closer to our start date!
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Don't Forget to Order a Yearbook!

You can still pre-order a Talley yearbook online at the early bird price of $10. (Talley's school code is 203291.) Online sales via the Memorybook site will close on April 12. We still have a dropbox for cash and check payments at the Talley front desk by the check-in table. Send payments in an envelope with your student's name and teacher. Questions? Email yearbook@talleypto.org.

PTO Updates

Talley School Supplies 2021-22

The Talley PTO is partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to offer an online shopping option for purchasing your school supplies. You can buy everything on the lists with just a few clicks and the supplies will be delivered to your home over the summer. Visit 1st Day and order through June 15. You will also have the option to donate a kit to make sure each student has access to individual supplies.

The 2021-22 Talley School Supply Lists can be found here for your reference.

Spirit Wear Sale

The Talley Spirit Wear store is open now through April 30th! Pick up some new items for spring, or shop for your rising Talley Tiger for the fall, and help support our teachers and school with your purchase.

Place your orders through the Store tab on the PTO website at www.talleypto.org. Items will be sent home with in-person students on 4/23 and 5/7. Items will be available for porch pick up (location TBD) on 4/24 and 5/1.

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Talley Street PTO & Committee Chair Positions

The Talley Street PTO Board needs your help for the 2021-22 school year to support our students and staff! Please consider joining the PTO Board or chairing one of our committees.

To view a description of the open Board and Committee positions and to submit your interest, please follow this link:

Talley Street PTO & Committee Chair Nominations

Nominations are due by Friday, April 23

The Nominating Committee needs 1-2 more volunteers to help recruit, vet, and slate nominees. Please e-mail India Epps at nomination@talleypto.org if you would like to help the committee or have any questions.

The Myths of Racism and Beyond: Personal and Community Reflections

Please join us in January for the next The Myths of Racism and Beyond: Personal and Community Reflections, sponsored by the DEI Committee.

Whether you are a social justice champion or wrestling with these topics for the first time, this workshop will help all of us deepen our understanding of racism and strengthen our commitment to action.

Through independent individual reflections in a personal journal and group sessions reflecting as a community once a month, our Talley Street Upper Elementary community will examine the power of race and discuss its impact across racial lines. Everyone is invited to provide their voice, perspective, and experiences with the power of race.

The series will cover the article “The 10 Myths White People Believe About Racism,” with a paired bite-sized reading and short racial equity video assigned each month. It will include time for independent individual reflections through a personal journal and time for community reflections during group discussions once a month.

The remaining Community Reflections will be Thursdays from8-9 PM on Zoom on the following dates:

Apr 22

May 13

If you are unable to attend all sessions, you can work through the personal reflections asynchronously and join the community reflections as you can.

To participate, please fill out this google form. Email Charlie Copp with any questions. Charlie is a CSD parent and will help facilitate the series along with fellow Talley parent Elliott Robinson.

Community Updates

Decatur Education Foundation

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Run Where You Are Tour deCatur 5K and Fun Run! We would like to thank all of our event sponsors, especially our presenting sponsor, Mathnasium of Decatur, and our platinum sponsors Beth Ann Clanin Intown Realtor and Townley Kenton. Winners of the 5K will be listed at tourdecatur.com later in the week.

Decatur Farm to School


Wednesday, April 21st, will be Decatur Farm to School’s Spring Take Out! Order from participating restaurants during their open hours and a portion of your order total will go to DF2S! You can get food from Arepa Mia, Brick Store Pub, Butter & Cream, Farm Burger, Folk Art, Kimball House, Leon’s Full Service, Marlay House, My Parents’ Basement, Oakhurst Market, Raging Burrito, Sapori Di Napoli, Steinbeck’s, The Imperial, or Universal Joint! Proceeds from the Spring Take Out support our DF2S programs. Give yourself a break, eat a delicious meal, and support a wonderful cause.

Talley Street Passive Fundraising

Amazon Smile

We're now on Amazon Smile! Log into www.smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon

account, then select Talley Street Upper Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, then save and the PTO will start getting quarterly deposits!

One important tip - you MUST be logged in via smile.amazon.com while shopping for us to

receive any funds.

Kroger Community Rewards

We are set up to receive funds from Kroger. From your account screens, select Community

Rewards and search for “Talley Street Upper Elementary School PTO." Select it and then you

should be all set. Every time you use your Kroger card, the PTO will benefit!

Box Tops

Box Tops have gone digital! Download the app, Box Tops for Education. Enter your

information, select Talley St., scan receipts and done! We will no longer be collecting paper box

tops. If you have any issues using the app, you can submit (via the app) the item not being

recognized on your receipt for credit.

Publix Partners

Looking for an easy way to support Talley Street PTO?

Who knew Passive Fundraising could be SO easy!! You don' need the key chain card anymore.

Follow the easy instructions on the link:


We’re set up as: Talley Street Upper Elementary School – Decatur, GA

Helpful Links

www.csdecatur.net/opening - a repository for all documents, announcements, and communications about how CSD is handling the 2020-2021 school year.

www.csdecatur.net/nutrition - How to order meals

www.csdecatur.net/bustracker - How to sign up for the new Predictable Ryde Bus tracking app used for meal delivery, soon for the Fly-brary, mobile book delivery and when in-person learning resumes to track students on their buses
https://virtual.csdecatur.net/tech-help (how parents and staff can put in a tech support request)

https://virtual.csdecatur.net/students - classroom login information

https://virtual.csdecatur.net/parents - Virtual Learning Handbooks

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

For news in the Media Center and from our school counselors, check out their websites:

Media Center Website

Counseling Website

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