Mrs. Pink's G.E. News- January'16

Birch Grove, Park Brook, Crest View

CogAT Testing Schedule Grades 2-4

CogAT testing will take place over the next four weeks. ALL 2nd grade students will participate in testing unless a parent/guardian has returned paperwork declining testing. Students in 3rd and 4th grade will ONLY be tested if a teacher or parent has requested/nominated the student. The following is the schedule for testing:


Birch Grove -

2nd Grade- PM

Schulte: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20

Xiong, Wilde: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21

3rd & 4th Grade: AM 1/7, 1/14, 1/21


Park Brook

2nd Grade- AM/ Third and fourth graders: PM 1/5. 1/12, 1/19


Crest View:2nd Grade-AM/ Third and fourth graders- PM 1/11, 1/15. 1/22

Pull Out Groups for 3rd-5th

The second round of pull out groups wrapped up right before winter break. The third round of groups will start the second week of Feb. after testing is completed. The 3rd and 5th grade groups will focus on math enrichment, and the 4th grade group will focus on Non-Verbal enrichment. Check next month's newsletter for more specific details!

GE Monthly District Parent Meetings


Our first two Osseo district GE parent meetings have been well attended and appreciated. I'd love to see you at this meeting. It's a topic many parents deal with. Students who have come with their parents have enjoyed the games and crafts as well. The purpose of these meetings is to provide parent support for students participating in gifted education needs based classes. There will be monthly meetings throughout the year with various topics – see schedule below. These sessions will be facilitated by several of our #279 Gifted Education Teachers. All meetings will be held at Oak View Elementary and will be from 6:30-7:30 pm. Childcare for children 4+ and a light snack will be provided. Please RSVP below.


January 12th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement


February 9th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Idealism, Unhappiness and Depression


March 29th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Communication: The Key to Relationships


April 12, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Not Just Gifted? Twice-Exceptional Children, Organization Issues


May 10th, 2016

6:30-7:30 PM

Advocating for Your Gifted Child Gifted Child

Contacting Julie Pink

I welcome your questions and comments

Pinkj@district279.org

C-612 804 0139


Gifted Education Resources:

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page: www.hoagiesgifted.org

National Association for Gifted Children: www.nagc.org

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG): www.sengifted.org

Parent Forum : Motivation, Enthusiasm, and Underachievement.

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

6710 East Fish Lake Road

Maple Grove, MN

Childcare is provided for children age 4+. Please let me know if you will be bringing children to this event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.