Summer Institute for the Gifted

University of California at Berkeley

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The First Week Has Ended!

It's been a busy few days here at SIG at the University of California in Berkeley. The students have had a busy week of classes, but we've also squeezed in some fun! We participated in counselor group activities on Tuesday, the Staff Talent Show on Thursday, and Brain Bowl, our academic battle of the minds, on Friday. This SIG tradition is a competitive trivial game that challenges students to answer over 100 trivial questions related to world history, U.S. history, literature, math, and science. On Saturday, the students explored Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square in San Francisco and wrapped up the day with an Italian "SIG-nic" and a movie night. Luckily, Sunday was a more relaxing day with a little time to sleep in, Mini-Olympics, and a "Happy" video challenge. Our senior students participated in two Senior privilege events: a soccer game at Clark Kerr with students from the UPrep program and a shopping trip on Telegraph Street. Although, we've had a great time every night the past few days, everyone is excited about engaging in even more interesting topics and new ideas in their classes today.
Tony Curtis, Site Director

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Important Note for Parents/Guardians:

If you plan on signing out your child, or allowing another family member or family friend that is on the Permission to Leave form to leave campus, that is great! If you have not completed this form, we need written permission via email. We just ask that you call our office or email me, so we know about sign-outs in advance. We can make sure the student is ready to leave and have a great time with you. For safety reasons, my staff will also ask for identification. Thank you for your help!
Tony Curtis, Site Director

Save the Date for Parents:

**Parents are invited to ALL of the following events:

Sunday, July 27th-Student Talent Show starts at 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM at Anna Head. (Residential Students ONLY)

Thursday, July 31th-Academic Showcase starts at 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM in Anna Head. (For Residential Students and Commuters in Courses Performing in the Showcase)- Attention all COMMUTER parents: there will be a rehearsal on Thursday, July 31st from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We will provide dinner for the students performing in the show.

Friday, August 1st-Closing Ceremony arrival 4.30 PM for a 4.45-5:45 PM start (For ALL Commuter and Residential Students)-This is the Last Day of SIG for Commuter Students. I will email the specific details along with a Google Map of the Event in the next few days.

Saturday, August 2nd -Departure Day for Residential Students (Pick Up Time 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM) If you have not arranged transportation for your child, please do so immediately. If you need shuttle arrangements, please contact Siobhan O’Sullivan contact SIG Central at (866)303-4744 Extension: 5504.

Need Directions to Anna Head Location?

Sunday, July 27th, 7:30pm

2537 Haste St

Berkeley, CA

This is the location for the Student Talent Show on Sunday, July 27th and the Academic Performance Showcase on Thursday, July 31st.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

SIG Chants:

Here is a video highlighting the SIG UCB 2 Chant: "How do you feel?"
Click on the link below and use the following password: sigucb

Summer Institute for the Gifted at University of California Berkeley

Tony Curtis-Site Director
Lauren Brantley-Academic Dean
Vince Colunga-Student Life Dean
Stella Lee-Nurse
Office Email (510)612-9542