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Prospective Families

Information to help you decide if TALK is right for you.

 

FALL 2019 REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT. 3!

(returning students priority registration August 20-30)

FALL 2019 SESSION

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


Lucia's class build a model cityTALK classes are offered at Birch Lane, Korematsu, North Davis, Patwin, Pioneer and Saint James Elementary Schools and the Davis Arts Center.

Children at North Davis Elementary also take French classes at the Davis Arts Center or American Sign Language at Saint James School, after which they are walked to school with a teacher.  

Why these schools?  Because TALK is run by parent volunteers, and we work with interested parents to set up and help manage classes where interest arises.

And remember, all TALK classes are open to all elementary-age children in Davis!

 

For a glimpse into the day-to-day of our classroom lives, check out our Teacher Blog.

 

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.  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:

 

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.


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