January 2016

Meet and Greet

This Friday, January 8th from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m., I will have a Meet and Greet in the Library for parents of GT students who are new to GT LEAD. This is an informal time to bring your coffee and have a moment to hear about GT LEAD, as well as to meet our SAGE representatives who advocate for gifted learners. Also, if you are not new to GT LEAD but would like to come, you are welcome as well. Please email our SAGE representative, Zahra Halai, at to let her know if you will be attending. If you are unable to make it, I will be happy to conference with you at your convenience.

5th to 6th Grade Transition

Middle School GT Information

It's hard to believe that it's time to think about signing up for middle school courses!

Attention 5th Grade GT LEAD Parents:

Parents, please make plans to attend the GCISD ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAD TRANSITION MEETING on January 14 OR 19 at 6:00 pm at the District PDEC Building at 5800 Colleyville Boulevard. Information will be shared about options available for gifted middle school students.

***NO testing is needed for currently identified GT LEAD students wanting to attend GT classes in middle school.***

5th Grade LEAD parents interested in having their child tested for Aspire Academy for the Highly Gifted should fill out a referral application January 11-22. An aptitude score of 140 or higher is required. An online application can be found on the GCISD Advanced Academics website and must be submitted by Friday, January 22. Testing will begin January 25, and results will be mailed February 8th.

Goal Setting

As we kick off 2016, students will be updating their Goal Setting Forms in Google Drive this month to reflect on growth and set new goals or continue to work on original goal with modifications. This will occur in grades 3-5. In first and second grade, students will be creating goals in the area of creativity this month.

Being one to one, we are continuing to upload more examples of our thinking ( products and process pieces) into their LEAD folders. Remember your children can access their Google Drive accounts from home and you can look at that with them.