Centennial G/T Parent Newsletter

March 2023

Howdy Parents!

We are continuing to work on and refine our invention prototypes for our upcoming G/T Expo (date TBD). Students may bring upcycled items to build their prototypes with to class.

Next up...we will learn about protecting our property by exploring the power of intellectual property, filling out a mock patent application, writing out a Prior Art and Claims, and will receive a Patent Pending stamp! Then, they will identify their own personal design style and create a trademark-worthy logo for their invention.

I would also like to thank all of the parents who were able to chaperone the field trip. 76 little Bulldogs had the BEST time thanks to you!

Thank you for your ongoing support & have a wonderful Spring Break!

❤️-Mrs. Barrera

5th Grade AVID Information

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Learn more about AVID from our students by checking out the video below and reading about AVID program benefits:

  • AVID Student Video and AVID Community Video

  • Benefits of joining AVID:

    • AVID students are tutored by college students every week in class!

    • AVID students attend college field trips twice a year!

    • AVID students develop a peer group with common post-secondary goals!

    • AVID students build leadership and academic skills!

    • AVID students experience a student-centered classroom focused on developing college readiness skills!

    • AVID students are provided transitional support as they move from elementary to middle school, and engage in their first advanced academic classes!

If you are interested in this program for your student, please fill out the appropriate AVID Interest form based on your feeder pattern. Please let me know if you have any questions about this amazing program.

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Helpful Information for Parents

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Cool Stuff for G/T Kids

Supplies Needed-G/T Binder

The kiddos need to bring their G/T binder to school everyday. Thank you for reminding them to keep it in their backpack.
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G/T Service Design

All students who are identified as gifted/ talented will participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.

They will accomplish this by:

  • Classroom teachers provide differentiated instruction in the core subjects.
  • Receiving weekly pull-outs/ push-ins by G/T ELT Teacher
  • Students are clustered in classes with a teacher who has met the state G/T training requirements.
  • Students participate in G/T Expo, which highlights their completed independent study projects.
  • G/T students are met with each week to work on research instruction, independent project work, and other group activities.
  • Classroom teachers are supported with strategies and training specific for G/T students.
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Centennial Elementary Student Expectations:

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