Talley Street Update
September 16, 2019
Annual Title I Meeting
Annual Title I Meeting
Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Wilson School Support Center (Formerly CSD Central Office)
125 Electric Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Discussion topics such as:
- What is a Title I school?
- How does our school spend Title I money?
- How does our school participate in the Title I Program?
- Title I Schoolwide Plan and Goals
...and many other topics.
Contact Tiffany Lundy at email@example.com for further information.
Important Information about Gifted Review
Each fall semester the gifted review team looks at existing student data to discuss students’ needs and to determine if further evaluation for possible gifted identification is needed. If you are interested in having the team discuss your child’s needs, you may complete a Recommendation for Review Form (found at the website below) and submit it to the Gifted Specialist at your child’s school by October 9th. No additional information is needed. The Gifted Specialist for Talley is Nicole Fiber and Stephanie Trauner. For more detailed information about the review process and to obtain a copy of the Recommendation for Review Form, please contact the Gifted Specialist for your school at Talley or visit the following website: https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/581.
Lost and Found
Save the Date--School Photos
Talley Street PTO
Little Shop of Stories Book Fair sponsored by Talley Street PTO is this week!
The inaugural Talley book fair is this week from Monday, September 16-Friday, September 20. Our book fair is provided by Little Shop of Stories.
Stop by before or after your child's conference!
Pre-order copies of the new Wings of Fire graphic novel to be released October 15 and on Tuesday we will have copies of the brand new graphic novel Guts by Raina Telgemeier!
Our media center will receive 20% of all non-discounted sales, which we can't wait to use to fill our shelves with more wonderful books for your children! We will have a wish list of books for the Media Center and teachers will create wish lists for their classrooms - please consider purchasing a Media Center or class book as a gift from your family.
Shopping hours are:
- Monday 7:20 am - 3:30 pm
- Tuesday 7:20 am - 6:00 pm (open till the end of Whiz Kids pickup - come shop with your kids!)
- Wednesday 7:20 am - 3:30 pm
- Thursday 7:20 am - 3:30 pm
- Friday 7:20 am - 9:00 am (come before or after the Talley Rally!)
For questions regarding the book fair, please contact the media specialist, Jill Hanson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Book Fair coordinators, Mara Silver at email@example.com and Ginger Schmeltzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk & Roll
Talley Street Walk & Roll events will be held on Fridays. These are the dates for the 2019/2020 school year. Please mark your calendars!
October 4 (International Walk & Roll!)
Box Tops, Publix, and More
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.
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.
From the CSD Department of Special Education
Date: Thursday September 19, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: The Wilson Center (Formally Known as Beacon Hill Central Office)
News from The Decatur Education Foundation
News from The Decatur Education Foundation
DEF serves as a community conduit that brings resources where they’re needed to ensure our students can learn and thrive. There are multiple ways to support DEF:
- As a financial supporter at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/donate
- As a volunteer at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/volunteer
- And as a mentor at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/mentoring
Upcoming DEF Events
Oct 4 8:45 pm – Amplify Presents “Three Perfect Songs” at Eddie’s Attic with Jared & Amber, Kitty Snyder, Total Babe, James Richards, Flock of Eagles and Mike Killeen. Proceeds benefit DEF. Tickets available: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1885230?utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent&utm_source=fbTfly
Oct 5 – There’s still time to register for the Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby! Build your own creatively themed soapbox racer and compete against the clock. Sign up by Sept. 27th. The fee is $30 per driver. This is a fundraiser benefiting Global Village Project (DEF was last year’s co-beneficiary). The event is free for spectators and open to the public. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. For details on competing in the derby, tips to build your racer, volunteering, or making a donation, visit madisonavesoapboxderby.org
Nov 14 6:30-10:30 pm – Supper & Sips We are currently seeking business sponsors and patrons who would like to be a part of our big fall fundraiser, Supper & Sips. Our annual event is a party with a purpose that includes food from some of Decatur's favorite restaurants as well as a competitive auction with amazing prizes. For sponsors, this is a meaningful way to support a local cause while promoting your business to 400+ Decaturites. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Basketball Skills Academy
The Decatur High Basketball Skills Academy is an opportunity for your student athlete to get a head start for this year’s basketball season.
- The sessions will be held on 4 Sundays: September 29th and October 6th, 13th, and 20th
- Sessions will take place in the DHS Gym from 2pm-4pm for Grades 4-8
- The cost is a non-refundable $100 paid upon arrival at the first session via check, money order, or cash made out to Decatur High School Athletics
- If there is a financial need, please contact Coach Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A sports waiver must be signed for your student to participate and we ask that appropriate clothing/attire is worn.
The link to fill out the signup form is: https://forms.gle/ojuRZVTvXV5ykm219
Decatur Strings Orchestra Program
Orchestra is open to all grades (3-5) - still a few open slots!
Intermediate Orchestra is off to a good start and... it's not too late to Sign-up! Any student (grades 3-5) who has taken the Beginning class or has had several months (or years) of private lessons is eligible. The class meets AFTER school on Mondays & Tuesdays each week from 2:50 - 3:30pm. Sign-up here.
Beginning Orchestra will start the first week in October. At this point, we have a bounty of aspiring violin players signed-up. We are now only accepting students who wish to play viola, cello, or bass. The class will meet BEFORE school, two days per week (schedule is still TBD) from 7:00 to 7:35am beginning the first week of October.
The participation fee for either orchestra ensemble is $160 for the full year and the student must supply their instrument. Partial or full need-based scholarships are available to cover the participation fee and instrument rental. For more information on instrument rentals or to sign-up, go to DecaturStrings.com or contact Program Coordinator, Nia Schooler at nia.schooler@DecaturStrings.com.
About Talley Street Upper Elementary School
Social Media and Contact Information
Talley Street Principal
Talley Street Upper Elementary School PTO
Talley Street Upper Elementary School Parents
Talley Street Artists
For more about the Talley Street PTO, visit their website here: https://talleypto.org/