Mrs. Packer

Gifted Education News for February 2016

3rd-5th Grade Pull Outs

Young Scientist Roundtable

Your FREE participation in each month’s Young Scientist Roundtable is funded by Gifted Education 279.

West Suburban Summer School Information

The West Suburban Summer School brochure is available to preview online beginning February 17th at:

Registration begins February 24, 2016. West Suburban Summer School is a program of Intermediate District 287's Gifted Education Services. The program serves identified Gifted and Talented in our district as well as others. Instructors design classes in their area of expertise to provide gifted students with unique experiences to challenge their abilities. Classes are held for one week (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at 2 different sites.

Access to the brochure requires a code printed on a postcard. I sent home the postcards with identified gifted education students. The URL to access the brochure online, plus directions for registration, are included on the postcard. Returning registrants will not need a postcard.

Summer Sessions for 2016: June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, & July 25-29

Minnesota Institute for the Talented & Gifted – MITY

Grades 1-4 Spring Classes for MITY are now open for registration. Classes are held on Saturdays: 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, & 3/19 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Parent Seminars are available during that time as well. Tuition is $175.

GE Monthly District Parent Forums

Join us for monthly Gifted Education parent meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to provide support for parents of identified gifted education students. There are monthly meetings throughout the year with various topics – see schedule below. These sessions will be facilitated by several of our #279 Gifted Education Teachers. All meetings will be held at Oak View Elementary and will be from 6:30-7:30 pm. Childcare for children 4+ and a light snack will be provided.

February 9th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Idealism, Unhappiness and Depression

March 29th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Communication: The Key to Relationships

April 12, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Not Just Gifted? Twice-Exceptional Children, Organization Issues

May 10th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Advocating for Your Gifted Child Gifted Child

materials from past presentations