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Current Students

Information for current TALK families


FALL 2019 REGISTRATION

Returning Students Priority Registration August 20-30


Registration Opens to All September 3

 
 

FALL 2019 SESSION DATES

September 23, 2019 to January 30, 2020

 

French & Spanish Classes Open to K - 6th Grade 

Patwin ASL Classes Open to K - 8th Grade

St. James ASL Classes Open to TK - 8th Grade

 

Sentimientos del Dia

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!

 
 

Registration

Though TALK is an independent parent-run non-profit, we are partnered with the Davis Arts Center (DAC) for all registration needs. You can register through 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.  

Early, priority registration for returning students must be done in-person or over the phone to verify eligibility.  Once registration opens to the public, online registration is open to all.   If registering after the session start date, please register by phone or in person at DAC -- online registration is not available after classes have begun.

If your class is full, call DAC and ask to be added to the waitlist.  There is often movement between classes the first week of class, so additional spots may open up.

 

Cost

Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am
Fee:  $375 DAC member ($385  non-DAC member)

 
 

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 collect tuition to cover hiring, payroll and tax withholding for our teachers, space rental for the classes, plus insurance and supplies.  

 

Scholarships

For families in financial need, but for whom learning a second language is very important, TALK offers a few partial scholarships each semester. To apply, please use the TALK Scholarship Application.  Applications should be returned in person or by mail to TALK, PO Box 757, 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.   

  

 
 

TALK Schedules / Calendars


BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Location:  Patwin Elementary
Grades: K-8
Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am 

Class Dates: Sept. 23 - Jan. 30              No class: 11/11, 11/25-28, 12/16-1/2, 1/20


Location:  St. James School (with supervised walk to North Davis Elementary)
Grades: TK-8
Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am 
Class Dates: Sept. 23 - Jan. 30              No class: 11/11, 11/25-28, 12/16-1/2, 1/20

 


BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 

Location:  Davis Arts Center (with supervised walk to North Davis Elementary)
Grades: K-6 
Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am 
Class Dates: Sept. 23 - Jan. 30             No class: 11/11, 11/25-12/5, 12/16-1/2, 1/20

 


BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Location:  Birch Lane, Korematsu, North Davis, Patwin, Pioneer Elementary
Grades: K-6
Day & Time: Monday-Thursday 7:40-8:10 am 

Class Dates: Sept. 23 - Jan. 30             No class: 11/11, 11/25-28, 12/16-1/2, 1/20

 

 

 

2019-20 Site-Specific Calendars

2019-20 Info Coming Soon!

Old Calendars for Reference:

 TALK Calendar 2018-19 - Birch Lane / Korematsu / North Davis / Patwin / Pioneer Elementary

 TALK Calendar 2018-19 - Davis Arts Center
 
 TALK Calendar 2018-19 - St. James School
 

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 a few 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.

 

Ropa

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 partial scholarships each year.  To apply, please use the TALK Scholarship Application.  Applications should be returned in person or by mail to TALK, PO Box 757, 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.


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