LUSD GATE Connections

Parent & Community Newsletter

December 2022

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I am joining the Language & Literacy Department at the San Joaquin Office of Education. My last day at LUSD is 12/13/22.

It has been my honor to have served the students and teachers of Lammersville Unified. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives for the past 5 years.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

What can parents do for their child?

Each child has strengths in certain areas, whether in math; language arts; physical, natural, and social sciences; music; visual and performing arts; leadership; athletics; philanthropy; or some other field. To help bright children discover what they do best, we need to help them explore their interests and abilities.

At home:

  • Be attentive to your child’s comments and observations.
  • Create an environment that promotes self-expression.
  • Help him to develop skills and interests, for example, in plant science, animal care, electronics, carpentry, mechanics, law, design, and crafts.
  • Encourage her to explore the beauty of diverse cultures—through language, poetry, story, song, dance, puppetry, cooking, and crafts.
  • Promote exploration and discovery.
  • Emphasize effort and progress rather than perfection.
  • Show your child how errors can be opportunities to discover and learn.
  • Model positive ways to address setbacks and solve problems.
  • Instill ways to help your child understand and regulate emotional reactions.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate how to serve your community

Resource: NAGC Helping Your Gifted Child Succeed