Mrs. Haynes November 2015 GE News

Gifted Education News for Rice Lake Elementary

About Mrs. Haynes

What to know more about the new Gifted Education teacher, Erin Haynes? Follow the link below!

Fall Parent Meeting

Many people expressed interest in receiving the information presented at the Fall Parent Meeting. Below is a link to that information.

Fall conferences

I look forward to meeting some of you during Rice Lake's fall conferences! The days/times when I will be available are listed below. While you won't be able to schedule a time with me as part of the same online system available to classroom teachers, you are welcome to set a time to meet with me! Please feel free to send an email with a time frame you would like to meet and I will add it to my personal schedule!

Tues. 11/17 from 3:30-6:00

Thurs. 11/19 from 3:30-6:00

Mon. 11/23 from 3:30-7:30

Current Seminars/ NBC's:

NBC #2 for Grades 3-5:

Grade 3 Quantitative: Math Pattern & Geometry

Grade 4 Non-Verbal: LEGO Simple Machines

Grade 5 Quantitative: Stock Market

*This round NBC's will meet at least 6 sessions from November 4th - December 18th.

Acronyms and abbreviations:

GE = Gifted Education

NBC = Needs Based Classes/ Seminars

Information for second grade parents

All second graders will participate in taking the Cognitive Abilities test (CogAT) in January. Data gathered from this process and the upcoming NWEA assessments, will be used for decisions about GE services for 2016-17. Watch the Wednesday envelope for additional information.

Information for third and fourth grade parents

January and early February is the time when testing for Gifted Education pull-out service takes place. Teachers in grades three and four will soon begin the data-collection process in preparation for identifying those students with the greatest need for pull-out enrichment in the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers and parents may nominate students for this testing; students may self-nominate. Students will not be automatically tested without being nominated. Students may re-test for areas in which they do not currently qualify for GE service. Contact your GE teacher for additional information.

GE Monthly Parent Meetings!!

Do you want to learn more about what it means to be “gifted?” Would you like to meet and connect with other parents of gifted children? Osseo district will now be offering 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 in the media center and will be from 6:30-7:30 pm. Childcare and a light snack will be provided.

December 8th, 2015

6:30-7:30 PM

Intensity, Perfectionism and Stress

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

Link to previous presentation materials:

Interested in Being Involved With Gifted Education at the State Level?

Open Applications for MDE’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council
Applications for the positions of parent or guardian representative, school psychologist or counselor representative, and out of school education program provider representative will be accepted through November 16, 2015. Each two-year position begins in January. Apply for an open position on the advisory council.
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