Talley Street Update
August 25, 2022
November 17, 2022
Use the link below to view and order the pictures of your child from picture day! After you click on the link and enter you email address, you will then use the child's student ID number as the password. The link will expire on November 20.
The Nutrition Department is in the process of reaching out to parents about student negative meal balances. These efforts to send the low-balance communications will continue weekly through the automated infinite campus messenger or a personal phone call. Some accounts may have had outstanding balances prior to being approved for free or reduced meal benefits. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nekee Mathis at email@example.com. or (470) 237- 0368 ext 7607.
Note: A free and reduced lunch application can be completed anytime during the school year. Currently, the district policy allows students to receive meals, not extra items, for example, i.e. bag of chips. However, a child's negative meal balance will continue to incur debt as they receive meals. Click on the links below if you need help adding a reminder to your school email account, adding a low balance alert on your nutrition meal account, and/or adding funds to your school nutrition account.
Extended Day Tutoring
Thursday, November 17, is the last day of Extended Day Tutoring for Session 1. Session 2 will begin in February 2023. Eligible students will receive an invitation letter.
Personal Safety Counseling Lessons
In accordance with Georgia state law, school counselors Mrs. Weaver and Mr. Alan will soon begin teaching personal safety lessons to 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade between 12/5-12/16. These lessons are designed to help prevent sexual abuse through the development of awareness and prevention strategies. CSD utilizes the Think First & Stay Safe™ program to deliver these lessons. You can learn more about the program at www.childluresprevention.com. A preview of the program will also be offered to interested guardians at the following times: 11/29 at 12:00 PM or 11/29 at 6:00 PM. If you would like to attend a curriculum preview please fill out this interest form. If you are interested in a preview but cannot attend either scheduled session, please email Alan Pendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would not like your student to participate in our personal safety lessons, you must send written notice via email to your student's counselor: Kimberly Weaver at email@example.com or Alan Pendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Grade Family Movie Night
The Diversity Activities Committee is hosting a family movie night for 3rd graders! The event will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5:30-8:30. To sign up your child, please return the flyer linked below!
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
We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us for Talley Rally when YOUR CHILD’S HOUSE is leading Talley Rally. If you have children that belong to different houses feel free to come to any Talley Rally that your children are leading. Talley Rally runs from 7:50-8:25.
Each House will be leading on the following dates:
10/28 - Amistad Leads Talley Rally- Amistad families are invited
11/4 Isibindi Leads Talley Rally-Isibindi families are invited
11/11 Onraka Leads Talley Rally- Onraka families are invited
11/18 Altruismo Leads Talley Rally-Altruismo families are invited
12/2 Revêur Leads Talley Rally- Revêur families are invited
12/9 Nukumori Leads Talley Rally- Nukumori families are invited
November 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 November. The Snack Cart rolls out every other Friday. Please drop off donations (labeled Snack Cart) to the school by Thursday, December 1. Thank you!
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 email@example.com
If you'd like to order online for delivery:
Talley Snack Cart
2617 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Safe Routes to School
Our next Walk n' Roll is CANCELED (Nov 11.)
It’s CROSSING GUARD APPRECIATION WEEK!
Help us in celebrating our awesome crossing guards, by bringing your homemade cards, signs, hugs and "Thank-you's" to your favorite crossing guard all week long!
Because of many families' kind donations, we will be giving goodie bags to our 15 crossing guards who support Talley!
Still want to donate? Click "here" to pledge a donation and drop off at the school by next Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Thanks all involved for bringing this together to support our Crossing guards! Should be a fun Walk n Roll!
THE TIGERFEST PLANNING COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP
TigerFest will take place this year on April 22, 2023 from 10 to 2 PM. For those new to Talley, TigerFest is the PTO's largest fundraising event. It is a time where Talley families can come together to eat, shop, play, and socialize. This year, we are planning to have live music, food trucks, an artist market, bake sale, carnival games & prizes, bounce houses, and more. We are in desperate need of planning assistance, particularly from parents of our 4th and 3rd graders. Many members of the planning team will be leaving Talley next year, and we would like to pass on the torch so TigerFest can continue for years to come. If you would like to volunteer to help plan TigerFest, please click the link below. ADDED BONUS: If you serve as a CHAIR/CO-CHAIR on the TigerFest planning committee (artists, music, volunteers, food, site transition, silent auction, communication, carnival games, carnival prizes), your family will be admitted to TigerFest for FREE.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will come pick it up.
Bagged leaves will be still welcomed! If you have bags of just leaves just email Jen (email@example.com) and she will come pick them up. Thank you to those who have donated their leaves already.
Decatur Prevention Initiative
The Decatur Parents Network is collaborating with DHS staff and the Student Center to offer an evening for parents and caregivers on November 17 @ 6:30 at the Student Center. For more information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/DecaturParentsNetworkNov17.
Decatur Education Foundation
Giving Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, and is a global day of generosity – a day to support the causes that are meaningful to you and your community. With a donation to DEF, you are helping us support Decatur’s kids. It’s our mission to help EVERY student in Decatur learn and thrive. Every kid learns differently; every kid has different needs. We help students through our programs that address racial and economic inequity, opportunity gaps, food insecurity, and behavioral health needs.
Please consider making a donation of any amount (every dollar counts) at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/donate. Together we make a difference for our kids.
Are you great at math, science or languages? Your skills could help a Decatur student in just one hour per week as a Virtual Pal Tutor! We pair 2nd-8th grade students with upper high school or adult tutors to help with homework, organization and motivation. It’s an easy way to give back to your community in a meaningful way (and for high school students to earn volunteer hours).
Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/VJuyncb7qce6R7Jq5
Can’t volunteer but want to help out? 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: https://a.co/d0HJHTr
Weekend Backpack Program: https://a.co/6Etc74W
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!
The nomination period for the Face of the Race has closed, and the race committee will narrow down the adorable candidates to four finalists. Make sure to check our website (rwtd5K.com) beginning on November 11 to cast your vote for this year's winner. One vote per email address will be accepted during the voting window, which ends at 11:59 pm on November 16. The 2023 Face of the Race winner will be announced on the race website and social media on November 18.
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. All race participants will receive the coveted long-sleeved T-shirt designed by local artist Adam Pinsley.
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For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/