PACE Newsletter

Week of September 12th-16th, 2016

Dear PACE Parents,

It’s great getting back in the swing with PACE! The students did a great job with their first homework assignment. It was fun to see what artifacts they brought about themselves! The cowboy poetry was awesome also!

Our leadership lesson this week focused on goal setting and leadership skills. We discussed how important goal setting is. We did a few activities and even watched a Kid President video!

Most classes had time to do some team building activities. The students really enjoy these friendly competitions!

Thank you for all you do to support the PACE program!
Meg Farley

Homework (Choose one!)

Survey 5-10 adults. Find out what goals they have set for themselves and record the results.


Create a song or rap on setting goals. Be prepared to share it with the class.


Design a poster for your goals. This may be done on copy paper, manila paper, or poster board.


Determine some of the common traits of the best leaders. Make a list of 10 or more.

Teamwork Problem-Solving Challenge

The students were given a puzzle and were asked to put it together. What they had to figure out was that they only had part of a puzzle and they had to find the team with the other part. Then they could put the whole puzzle together!

When they were finished, we talked about the importance of teamwork and leadership during these types of challenges.


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.

Information about joining this group will be coming home in the PACE folders next week.


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 two years ago and was invited to the gathering to share her poem!!