Welcome to a new school year!  We hope everyone is excited and grateful to start a new year, even if it is a little different than anyone could have anticipated.  This month's newsletter will feature important resources, upcoming events, and information about GT services for PGP and SPIRAL students. 

Distance Learning Toolkit

Be sure to check out our video from the Digital Toolkit to get an overview of K-5 GT services and see below for more specific information.

See all resources in the Digital Toolkit here.

Distance Learning Round 2: 
Advice from Educators for Parents of Gifted Children

Over the spring of 2020, educators of gifted students from schools and programs across the country gathered in virtual weekly meetings with staff from the Gifted Development Center. Their initial goal was to support each other as they tackled the many challenges facing them during the move to distance learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The question of how to support families became a frequent topic of conversation. Click here to read more.

Click here for the latest Parent TIP sheet from NAGC: Supporting Your Gifted Child During COVID-19

August 25-27; 9am & 1pm

This week parents of 3rd-5th grade GT students have the opportunity to meet the SPIRAL teachers, get an overview about the amazing curriculum they have developed, and ask questions about how SPIRAL services will look this Fall.  Below are Zoom links for each meeting, please choose one to attend:

Passcode: SPIRAL

September 15, 6:00-7:30
Know Someone Who Wants to Refer Their Child for GT?

The GT Referral window will be open September 21-November 19.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about characteristics and needs of gifted students and what the evaluation process involves, please attend this meeting.  Disponible en Español

September 15, 6:30

Life can feel overwhelming, especially in today's world of pandemic illness, school disruptions, and other anxieties our children are facing. This workshop provides parents with real-world tools and strategies to help children thrive in spite of the overwhelming current events. 

Registration required, click here.