Celebrating Gifted

April 2022

Family Series

Submissions for the Spring Break Challenge: Imagine, Innovate, and Invent have been submitted and uploaded! Our students were offered 4 challenges to complete: Amusement Park Mania, Sneak Peek, Fun & Games, and Organ Art. See what our awesome students created!

Spring Break Challenge YouTube Channel

PACE Summer Camp Expo

PACE and the FBISD GT Department will be hosting an online event on Friday, April 8, from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. where parents, guardians, and students can learn about summer enrichment opportunities in the Greater Houston area and beyond. Raffles, scholarship opportunities, and reduced-fee incentives will be offered to attendees of the event! For more information, please see the flyer attached to the newsletter email, or go to the PACE Website.

REGISTER HERE

TAGT Scholarships

TAGT Scholarship applications are open until April 15! Be sure to check into the different offerings and submit your child's application!

TAGT Scholarship Page

GT District Showcase

The District GT Showcase will be a virtual event via the Gifted and Talented Department's YouTube Channel. Video submissions from each campus will start being uploaded on April 19 and be added through April 20. Be sure to "tune in" to see all of the great products and presentations from our GT students across the District!

GT Showcase YouTube Channel

GT Mentorship Showcase

The Class of 2022 GT Mentorship Showcase will take place on Tuesday, April 26, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and it is open to the public! The students' semester-long research projects will be in a museum-style display, and the students will be present to answer questions about their mentorship experiences. A formal program will follow.

Location: Fort Bend ISD Administration Annex, Main Room, 3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479

TAGT Parent Webinar: April 5, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Navigating an Uncertain Future: Applying the News Science of Purpose in School and Life

Children are innately purposeful; they are intrinsically motivated to engage in the world. As parents, our role isn’t to find our kids’ purpose, but to cultivate it in a world obsessed with performance. Join two award-winning educators as they share evidence-based best practices to guide parents of children in a rapidly changing world. In this interactive workshop, parents will be introduced to the four core elements of purpose and learn how they can support their children in cultivating purpose along every stage of their educational journey.

TAGT Parent Webinar Web Page

New to GT? Save the Date!

Parents of newly-identified GT students are invited to attend a GT parent information session titled “New to GT in FBISD for Parents by Parents” hosted by the GT PAC. This virtual session will take place Tuesday, May 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The meeting details are listed below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84942612926?pwd=OWV3RmwrWHA3RWlDVW5FaWdIMkVsQT09

Meeting ID: 849 4261 2926

Passcode: 304855

GT Awareness Week April 4-8

GT Awareness Week was created to increase awareness and encourage support of gifted education in Texas. Through online community discussions and social media posts, parents, educators, and advocates come together to celebrate giftedness. All throughout the week, TAGT will push out information and create conversations to dispel myths and provide a deeper understanding of the purpose of gifted education.

TAGT Gifted Awareness Week

Are You Interested in Joining GT PAC (Parent Advisory Committee)?

The GT PAC is looking for parents of gifted students interested in joining this committee for the 2022-23 school year. The maximum number of parent representatives per campus is three. If you are interested in joining the GT PAC, please complete the 2022-23 GT PAC Representative Interest Form no later than Friday, April 8, 2022.

GT PAC

The GT PAC hosted the 2022 GT Parent Symposium. We encourage all GT parents to take a moment to view the virtual sessions below. These sessions are available on the Fort Bend ISD website at https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/133019.

· The Emotional Well Being of Your GT Child

· ADHD, Executive Functioning and GT

· Supporting Disintegrating Students

· The Journey of a New GT Parent

· Gen Z- Who are They and How Can We Connect with Them?

· Nurturing Your GT Child at Home

· Can My GT Child Have Dyslexia Too?

· GT Endeavors in High School: A Primer for Elementary and Early Middle School Parents