PACE Newsletter

Week of September 21st-25th

Dear PACE Parents,

This week was our final leadership lesson. The first part of the lesson we discussed our upcoming community service project, “Socktober”. We brainstormed ideas on how we could promote this idea. We also worked on teambuilding with a building challenge. The students had to build a “shelter” using newspapers, tape and trash bags without being able to talk!

We wrapped up our lessons about The Dot and making our mark by learning about the artwork of George Seurat. It is amazing how all of those tiny dots combine to create masterpieces!

Have a great week,

Meg Farley

HOMEWORK-(Choose one!)

Create a picture using only dots like George Seurat.


Design a new shelter using the same things we used in class-newspapers, trash bags and tape. Draw it or build it and take a picture to show the class!!


Choose one of the homework choices from the last two weeks that you did not choose before.

Shelter activity


Upcoming events and opportunities

Red Steagall Youth Poetry Contest

For the past 25 years, Red Steagall has hosted a Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards in the fall. One part of this gathering is the youth poetry contest. If your child is interested in entering the contest with some cowboy poetry, then use the link below. A student from Gililland Elementary made it into the top ten in the area last year and was invited to the gathering to share her poem.

Use the link below for the contest entry form:

GEMSS--Gifted Eagle-Mountain Saginaw Students

GEMSS is an organization of parents, educators, and others who are concerned with supporting and creating expanding opportunities for the education of gifted and talented students of all ages and their families. GEMSS supports and encourages the development of such programs, both within the public schools and as extra-curricular activities utilizing community and individual resources.

Contact Mrs. Farley if you would like to receive a membership form.

"Hope for the Future: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners".

On Oct 29th from 7:00-8:30 pm, Tracy Weinberg with TAGT (Texas Association for Gifted and Talented) will be a guest speaker in our district. Thank you so much to the GEMSS (Gifted Eagle-Mountain/Saginaw Students) parent group for providing this great opportunity. The location is being finalized and I will send out reminders as this event approaches.
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