Talley Street Update
August 25, 2022
December 8, 2022
Dear Talley Community,
I hope everyone is having a great week. We need your help ensuring that the hundreds of students who arrive and depart Talley via the carline each day do so safely and efficiently.
Please abide by the following procedures:
Pull forward as far as possible instead of stopping by the door to drop off/pick up your child.
Please have your child prepare to get out of the car as you are pulling into the parking lot (backpack ready, goodbyes said, etc.).
Please do not get out of your car. Let a staff member know if you need help.
Please allow your child to exit the vehicle independently on the right (sidewalk) side of your vehicle after you have come to a full stop. A staff member will assist if help carrying a project, etc. is needed.
Encourage your child to promptly head into the building. You may pull into a parking space if they need more time. Thank you for helping us ensure an efficient and smooth car rider line!
Thank you to the parents who have completed the Georgia Parent Survey. Even with the completed surveys, we need to get the participation rate higher. Low participation can impact the school’s CCRPI score. The survey was developed to measure parent perceptions of school climate at their child’s school. We value your input and all responses are confidential. The link to the survey is below.
Have a great afternoon!
Lost and Found Purge
The lost and found is overflowing! Please have your child check to see if anything is theirs. We will purge the lost and found TOMORROW (Friday, December 9)!
DHS Cheer Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser
The DHS Cheerleaders are hosting a Parent's Night Out to raise funds to support the DHS cheer program.
If your child is in grades Pre-K - 5 and you would like a few hours to have dinner, shop, and/or meet with friends, let us help! Sign up today for the parent’s night out!
Night Out date: December 16, 2022, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: DHS Media Center, Commerce Drive entrance/Bus Loop
Drop-off begins at 4:50 pm
Pick-Up is from 7:45 - 8:00 pm
Payment Information (we apologize for the inconvenience, but we are unable to accept credit cards):
Option 1: Please bring cash, check, or money order to the Wilson Center (125 Electric Avenue) Thursday, December 1st - Monday, December 12th, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Option 2: Drive up option. Please bring cash, check, or money order to DHS (driveway under the spaceship on McDonough St.) on December 8 from 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm.
Click here to sign up. Please contact Ashaki Stinson (email@example.com) or Saadia Foy (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Good Troublemaker Award
The late Congressman John Lewis was known for his famous plea to all humans fighting for social justice. “Speak up, speak out, get in the way. Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.” Who in this district, or in your building, has actions that speak louder than their words when it comes to being a good troublemaker for equity? Honor them by telling us more about their actions as champions for equitable educational outcomes in CSD.
Nominate someone else or yourself for the Good Equity Troublemaker Award here by Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Contact Anthony Downer at email@example.com with any questions or for more info.
Library Volunteers Needed
Scroll to the bottom to see the openings between now and winter break. Thank you in advance for your support!
Nukumori Service Project
Please help support house Nukumori with their first community service project. Starting November 14th through December 16th House Nukumori will be collecting the following items and donating them to a local food bank D.E.A.M. Nukumori house will be recording the amount of items each grade level and class brings in and keeping a record for the month. At the end of our food drive, prizes will be awarded.
canned baked beans
canned lima beans
canned black eyed peas
hamburger helper or pasta sides packets
chunky soup of any kind
grape or strawberry jelly
canned fruit (pineapple, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges)
Adult diapers in size M and XL for women
sizes 5 and 6, and sizes 3T-4T, 4T-5T baby diapers
individual or small packets of wet wipes (for our unhoused clients)
We accept non-expired canned goods and non-perishable foods, as well as toiletries. We do not accept clothing.
Houses Leading Talley Rally
Calling all Talley Families!!
We would like to extend another invitation for you to join us for Talley Rally when YOUR CHILD’S HOUSE is leading.. If you have children that belong to different Houses, feel free to come to any Talley Rally that your children are leading.
Each House will be leading on the following dates:
12/9 - Nukumori Leads Talley Rally - Nukumori families are invited
1/13 - Isibindi Leads Talley Rally -Isibindi families are invited
1/20 - Amistad Leads Talley Rally - Amistad families are invited
1/27 - Altruismo Leads Talley Rally - Altruismo families are invited
2/3 - Onraka Leads Talley Rally - Onraka families are invited
2/24 - Revêur Leads Talley Rally - Revêur families are invited
3/3 - Nukumori Leads Talley Rally - Nukumori families are invited
**Talley Rally begins at 7:45.
Be prepared for the noise! Talley Rally is a fun time, but it is LOUD!
Make sure that you stay in the GREEN along the edge of the gym.
Please dress in your House colors and/or bring a sign to rep your House!
December Snack Cart
Please help show your appreciation for our wonderful Talley Teachers and Staff!
Our 4th Grade families are kindly being asked to sponsor our Snack Cart for the month of December. The Snack Cart rolls out every other Friday. Everything must be individually wrapped.
If the sign up is full, consider donating anyway!! All Items are appreciated and enjoyed
Any questions, please contact Courtney Sollie at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to order online for delivery:
Talley Snack Cart
2617 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Save the Date for TREAT!
Beginning in January, the Talley administrators and PTO will begin recruiting parent volunteers for TREAT (Tigers Relieving Educators At Talley). Volunteers will serve as lunch, recess, or Tiger Time monitors once a week. This will allow teachers to have additional time for duty-free lunch, to plan or to schedule meetings. Stay tuned for more details!
Calling all Sponsors!
The Talley PTO is looking for sponsors for TigerFest 2023 which will be held on April 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM.
TigerFest is a family friendly spring festival that will be held on school grounds with 500+ attendees. If you own your own business and are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out the attached flyer.
If you know a business owner who might be interested in supporting our school community, please pass this information along. We have 2 levels of sponsorship, and at either level, businesses gain access to the event and are able to interact on site with our school community. Plus, the Talley PTO is a 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible!
Talley Street Garden
If you have compost now credits and would like to donate to us we are found in the garden partners under DeKalb county schools. If you would prefer to order them to be delivered at your house just email Jen (email@example.com) and she will come pick it up.
Bagged leaves will be still welcomed! If you have bags of just leaves just email Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will come pick them up. Thank you to those who have donated their leaves already.
Decatur Farm to School
Are you interested in growing your school garden program or improving student access to fresh fruits and vegetables? The Decatur Farm to School Committee is accepting new members for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. In addition to general volunteers, the committee is specifically looking for "School Garden Liaisons" from each CSD school. If this sounds like you or someone you know, learn more and sign-up here.
FAVE Summer Camp Exposition
The F.Ave PTO is excited to announce our first ever Summer Camp Exposition!
Join us Saturday, December 10th from 10a-2p in the Multipurpose room at F.Ave to learn about the summer camps offered from several vendors in the Decatur area. Featured camps include options for kids from Pre-K through 12th Grade!
This event is free for the public. There will be a raffle for some fun camp prizes and a digital Summer Camp Planning Guide will also be available for families.
Decatur Education Foundation
If you have a K-5th grade student, you likely saw our flyer last week that shows all the ways in which a donation to DEF can help Decatur students. We are not only working to solve the problems that our kids face, we’re also in the business of creating possibilities for students to reach their full potential. We cannot do that without the support of the community. You can help us with a year-end contribution in any amount (every dollar counts), at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/donate. Together we can make a difference for #OurKids! Thank you for your support.
Another way to give: You can donate to our Lighten the Load program which keeps the snack pantry stocked at Beacon Hill Middle School. For those families in our community experiencing food insecurity, we also have a weekend backpack program. Both have unique Amazon wish lists that are updated monthly. You can donate directly to them using these links:
Beacon Hill Middle Snack Program: /a.co/d0HJHTr
Weekend Backpack Program: https://a.co/6Etc74W
Run with the Dogs
Register TODAY for Run With the Dogs (RWTD) 2023!
Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023, for Run With the Dogs, a Decatur tradition now in its 19th year.
We’re back at Beacon Hill Middle School for the 5K and Pup Trot, and we are pleased to announce that this year’s race is an official qualifying event for the Peachtree Road Race!
We are also pleased to announce that our Face of the Race winner is Tuck the Pug! Thank you to everyone who submitted your dogs for the contest, and thanks for voting. Register TODAY to make sure you get a long-sleeved T-shirt with this adorable little guy.
Run With the Dogs is an annual fundraiser of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters and supports the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Beacon Hill Middle School. For more information and to register for the race, click here.
Social Media and Contact Information
You can find more information on the following Facebook pages:
Talley Street Upper Elementary School PTO
Talley Street Upper Elementary School Parents
Talley Street PE
And these Instagrams:
Follow the media center on Twitter:
For news from our counselors, check out their website:
For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/