Now that we have the first week of school under our belts, hopefully everyone is starting to get back into a routine. During Cycle 1, I have been meeting with the students for just a few minutes to get back in the swing of things and to get to know a few new faces.
For the first few weeks, we will be working on setting our own routines, reexamining our Multiple Intelligences, and warming our brains up to set the course for the new year. The first round of fall workshops will start Cycle 6. Look for the workshop menu to be posted during Cycle 4.
For some of you, Back to School Night/Parents’ Night is coming up very soon. This year, most of those nights are spread out across the month of September. Rather than spend just a few minutes in each building, I have been asked to spend a full evening at Pfaff Elementary and Richland Elementary schools. They are open to ALL parents who would like to stop by, regardless of their home school. I won’t be making a formal presentation, but if you’d like to stop in before or after the classroom presentations, please do!
Richland Elementary Parents’ Night
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Pfaff Elementary Parents’ Night
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
If those dates and/or location don’t work for you, please let me know. I can also some time available at the other four schools before or after school in order to fit your schedule.
Also, from time to time this year, I’d like to send out some resources I come across from time to time to help you as the parent of a gifted student. Today I came across a neat blog post: http://www.giftedguru.com/7-essential-tools-for-parents-of-gt-kids/
Each of the 7 “tools” could be helpful, but I think quite a few of you can relate in particular to #2!
I hope you find it useful. If you have an idea for a future email, are looking for help in a particular area, or just have a question about gifted education where you think other parents might also benefit from an answer, send it my way!
Here’s to a great year!