Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Barnes & Noble Bookfair on 1/22/14

Bookfair fundraiser at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, January 22nd for the GPS self-contained gifted 4th & 5th grade grade classes.

Please save the date for Wednesday, January 22nd for a book fair and game night!  The Self-Contained Gifted Class of Gilbert Public Schools will be hosted at Barnes & Noble at Dana Park from 3:45-6:45!  Dana Park is located at the NW corner of Val Vista & Baseline.

Students are welcome to come and play games and check out some of the newest publications that Barnes and Noble has just released!

A percentage of all purchases that afternoon and evening will go directly towards the 4th & 5th Grade Self-Contained classrooms at Towne Meadows.

If you cannot attend, please consider visiting online from Jan 22nd to Jan 29th at BN.COM/Bookfairs and enter bookfair ID 11278561.  Books make great gifts for future birthdays and holidays as well as educational milestone rewards.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 23rd Guest Lecture

“Strategies to help your gifted child deal with perfectionism, fear of failure and taking risks.”

Does your child spend hours trying to complete an assignment “perfectly”? Can they envision what they want to accomplish, but feel it is too hard and so they give up? Are they open to new ideas or do they sometimes appear frozen, unable to move forward? Are they hesitant or fearful of trying new activities? Come to this presentation to hear strategies to help your child cope with perfectionism. Come meet other parents who understand your concerns.
Greenfield Elementary
2550 E Elliot Rd.

**All attending are invited to come early
at 6:45pm to network with other parents.

**Will this be your first meeting? Then come at 6:30pm for a mini-Gifted 101 breakout.  This will prepare you for the guest lecture later in the evening.

Mark your calendars:
  • The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented is hosting a Parent Day as part of their annual Educators' Conference.  The conference is February 6th and 7th.  Parent Day is Friday, February 7th and Parents can register for a reduced rate of $100.  For registration and more information, please visit: www.arizonagifted.org  The blue Registration button will take you to information about Parent Day. 
  • Gilbert Public Schools has formed a Gifted Education Parent Council.  If, as a parent of an elementary gifted child, you are interested in serving on this council, please contact your elementary school principal.  The council meets once a month on a Thursday, 12:30-2:00pm, at the district office.
  • Our last Guest Lecture in our 2013-2014 series will be on Thursday, April 10th.  "Raising Gifted Children, A Pediatrician's Perspective" by Dr. Katherine Krieg, M.D.