Talley Street PTO

The Talley Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Fundraising Committees in partnership with Mathnasium of Decatur are excited to announce the first ever Black History Month Math-a-thon Fundraiser February 22-26. Our theme this year is Celebrating Black Excellence. Students will be logging minutes in I-Ready, finding sponsors, participating in fun learning activities celebrating Black innovators in STEAM, and hearing from local business owners who use math everyday to run their businesses. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Mathnasium who is offering a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student a 2-month tutoring scholarship that will be awarded via teacher nomination.  We also want to send a shout out to all our Math-a-thon donors including Diamond Dust Cupcakes, Cooking and Canvas CreationsBrave and Kind Books, and Chick-fil-A

Be sure to register for the PTO site if you have not done so, and head to the Math-a-thon Tab to add a new campaign or edit your existing reading rally campaign if you participated in the fall

Pre-Order Your Yearbooks Today!

You can now pre-order your Talley yearbooks. See this flyer for more information about ordering online or sending payment to school.  

Fifth grade families, you should also use the ordering link to submit your Fifth Grade Dedication. The dedications are free. You do not have to purchase a yearbook to submit the dedication.

There is also an option to add a 'gift' yearbook to provide one for families that will not be able to purchase one themselves.

The Talley school code for online orders and submitting 5th Grade Dedications is 203291.

Submit Yearbook Pictures

Student portraits and candid pictures can be uploaded directly to Memorybook.  If you are redirected from the direct import page and asked to enter a user ID, it is 416174201.  Please submit portraits by February 28.  Please submit candid pictures by March 20.

Join the Talley PTO Board!

The Talley PTO Executive Board currently has a vacant co-vice president position as a result of a recent resignation. The Board intends to fill the position for the remainder of the former member's term, which will end on June 1, 2021. The co-vice president's role is to assist the presidents with coordination of the work of the Board. They are also responsible for overseeing several Talley PTO committees. If you are interested in serving as co-vice president of the Talley PTO, please send your statement of interest to the following email address: general@talleypto.org.

Reminder to Register for and/or Update the Talley Directory

As we gear up for our spring events, just a reminder that all parents are automatically enrolled in the Talley PTO. If you haven't already done so, register for the PTO website by selecting clicking "My Info/Sign In" above, and then selecting "New User," to create your account.  

Once signed in, you can update your child's homeroom teacher assignment if necessary by clicking the "My Info" heading at the top and then "Edit My Info" on the right hand side of the page.  

Keep an eye on this space and the PTO website for upcoming events and announcements!

Talley PTO Equity Series

The Talley Street PTO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is sponsoring a series for parents and faculty entitled: The Myths of Racism and Beyond: Personal and Community Reflections. 

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 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.

The series will include time for independent individual reflections through a personal journal and time for community reflections during group discussions once a month. Community Reflections will be Thursdays 8-9pm on Zoom on the following dates: October 29, November 19, January 21, February 25, March 18, April 22, and May 13.

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

To join, please fill out this Google form. Email CSD parent and co-facilitator Charlie Copp (charlesdcopp@gmail.com) with any questions.

Thank You to our sponsors: