SLE GT LEAD Updates

January 27, 2016

Supply Request

We have been doing a lot of designing, building, and creating the past few weeks, and our supply of "junk" is depleted. If you have any craft supplies you'd be willing to donate to our creative kids, please send them to school with your child.


  • Replacement glue sticks for a small low-temp hot glue gun
  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • Small cardboard boxes (shoe boxes or smaller, please)
  • Brads
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Pom-poms
  • Sequins
  • Coffee stirrers
  • Cups
  • Beads
  • Marbles
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Make up sponge wedges
  • Old CD's
  • Spaghetti (or other noodles)
  • Patterned Origami paper
  • Rubberbands
  • Muffin/cupcake paper liners
  • Ribbon
  • Colored dot stickers
  • ANYTHING we could use to create!

Spring GT Testing

Please help us spread the word!


Spring testing will involve:


  • 1st - 4th grade students who are not currently participating in GT LEAD
  • 1st - 4th grade students who are provisionally identified GT
  • Students applying for the ASPIRE Academy at Glenhope E.S.


1st - 4th Grade Parent Information Nights: Jan. 28 & Feb. 2, 6-7PM, Panther Den @ PDEC

Accepting Referrals: Feb. 15 - Feb. 26 (available in front office or online and completed for students not currently identified GT and/or students with an aptitude score of 140+ applying to the ASPIRE Academy at Glenhope)
Testing : Feb. 29 - March 31

Ian Bird's Byrdseed

If you haven't yet, be sure to check out Ian Byrd's website, www.byrdseed.com. It's full of information and activities for gifted students, parents, and educators. The link below is to the last 20 minutes of his keynote address at the Tennessee state gifted conference in 2015.

Past GT LEAD Updates

If you'd like to look back at any of the GT LEAD Updates from earlier in the year, click the link below!

Cindy Garcia GT Specialist at Silver Lake Elementary School