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Information for current TALK families

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Ready for TALK?

Please register and pay fees, and print out your TALK calendar.

Please read this page in its entirety to familiarize yourself with the entire program.  We promise it won't go on and on!

 

WINTER/SPRING SESSION now through MAY 26, 2017

Winter/Spring Session is a continuation of classes from Fall session, however, 

new students are welcome.  

 
 
 

Registration

Though TALK is an independent parent-run non-profit, we are partnered with the Davis Arts Center for all registration needs. You can register through the DAC online, over the phone at (530) 756-4100, or in person at 1919 F Street (corner of Covell and F). 

Please note DAC charges $10 more for non-members, so DAC members should log-in first if registering online.  If registering after the semester start date, please register by phone or in person at DAC -- online registration is not available after classes have begun.

 

Cost

Fees for the Winter/Spring 2017 session (January 30 - May 26 2017) are:

  • $320 + $15 materials fee for Birch Lane, Korematsu, North Davis, Patwin and Pioneer (Monday-Thursday program)
  • $390 + $15 materials fee for Davis Arts Center and St James (Monday-Friday program)
Please note DAC charges another $10 for non-members.
 

 

What does that tuition pay for?

TALK is led by a group of volunteer parents who work to create and sustain language classes at various sites, usually because they have a child or children they would like to take those classes. We then collect tuition to cover hiring, payroll and tax withholding for our teachers, space rental for the classes, plus insurance and supplies. We pay our teachers $14/hour for the time they spend teaching, preparing classes, and undergoing teacher training. Our agreement with the Arts Center means that they get 15-25% of our income in order to cover space usage and the logistics of advertising and registration.

 

TALK Schedules / Calendars 

 

  BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Location:  Patwin Elementary (Beginning ASL only)     Grades: K-6

Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am

Class Dates: Jan. 30 - May 25     No class:  2/13, 2/20, 3/27-30

 

Location:  St. James School  (followed by supervised walk to North Davis Elementary)    Grades: K-8            

Day & Time: Monday-Friday, 7:40-8:10 am

Class Dates: Jan. 30 - May 26      No class:  2/13, 2/20, 3/3, 3/27-31, 4/14-21 

 

  BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE FRENCH

Location:  Davis Arts Center (followed by supervised walk to North Davis Elementary)     Grades: K-6

Day & Time: Monday-Friday, 7:40-8:10 am

Class Dates: Jan. 30 - May 26      No class: 2/13, 2/20, 3/27-31

 

  BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Location:  Birch LaneKorematsuNorth DavisPatwinPioneer Elementary     Grades: K-6

Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am

Class Dates: Jan. 30 - May 25      No class:  2/13, 2/20, 3/27-30

 

 

2016-17 Site-Specific Calendars

The official TALK calendar for your school site will give you key information about the TALK school year :

TALK Calendar 2016-17 - Birch Lane / Korematsu / North Davis / Patwin / Pioneer Elementary

TALK Calendar 2016-17 - Davis Arts Center

 

TALK sets a new calendar each year. While the calendar mostly follows the Davis Joint Unified School District calendar, please note that our classes start two weeks after the beginning of the school year, to allow time for kids to get back into their rhythm, to give us extra time to advertise the program, and to match better with the UC Davis academic year.

 

 

Parent E-mail List

When you register your child in TALK, you will be added to the e-mail list. However, if you would like to add another e-mail to the list or otherwise manage your subscription, please see our e-mail list subscription page.

 

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Blog

Teachers communicate with parents in a variety of ways, verbally before class, or via e-mail. They can also describe classroom life in the TALK Teacher Blog, with tips on vocabulary, activities, and themes.

 

Scholarships

For families in financial need, but for whom learning a second language is very important, TALK offers a few full or partial scholarships each year.  To apply, please use the TALK Scholarship Application. Applications should be returned in person or by mail to TALK, c/o Davis Arts Center, PO Box 4340, Davis CA 95617.  Each semester, scholarship applications must be received by the Thursday prior to the start of classes.  Parents must reapply for scholarships each semester.

 

Board Meetings

Each site has an appointed parent volunteer to provide liaison between parents and the Board of Directors. However, if you would like to bring anything to the attention of the Board of Directors, each meeting begins with a ten-minute open-comment period for just such matters. We welcome your input.

Board meetings are held monthly, typically in the evenings, and usually at the Davis Arts Center.  Contact us at talkprogram@hotmail.com for more information.

TALK is an independent parent-run non-profit organization. 100% of tuition goes toward teacher salaries, facilities rentals, registration and liability coverage, and classroom supplies. We manage all this by having an all-volunteer parent Board of Directors. And we always welcome volunteers!

Several Board members have expressed a desire to step down but are concerned there are no new parents willing to replace them. If you are a stay at home parent planning to on-ramp back into a professional career later, Board membership is a great way to build up your résumé.

 


This site provided with the assistance of the Davis Community Network.