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CGA Speaker Series – Upcoming Event – Helping Gifted Kids Reach Their Potential

October 12, 2014

Please join us as Carla Crutsinger conducts a workshop for parents of 1st through 5th graders.   Carla is an author, TAGT speaker and the owner of Brainworks.

This event will be held at New Tech High @ Coppell on Thursday, November 13th  at 6:00 p.m.   This workshop is free to CGA members; non-members will be $5.

 

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CGA Membership Options for 2014-2015

October 12, 2014
 

Early Bird Discounts Expiring 10/15 – Join or Renew now!

Join or renew your annual CGA membership with a GREAT deal!  CGA is offering a fantastic opportunity to join BOTH active gifted associations, CGA and TAGT.  We are one of a very select parent affiliate groups in Texas that is allowed to offer this opportunity so we hope you’ll take advantage of it.  Please see below for the amazing benefits you’ll receive, and more importantly, by joining both associations, you are providing a bigger, stronger voice for gifted education in Coppell, Texas, and the United States.

Want to know more about the benefits of joining CGA?  Click the “join” tab above.

Membership period: August 15, 2014 – August 14, 2015

Educators, click the following links to register:

EDUCATOR Membership Options Thru 10/15/14 After 10/15/14
Coppell Gifted Association only-

  • Free admission to CGA Speaker Series
  • Program and event notices
  • Advance copy of CGA newsletters
  • MOSAIC early registration discounts
  FREE   $20
CGA plus TAGT(Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented)
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

  • Includes discount on registration for Professional Conference: Fort Worth, December 3-5, 2014
  $50   $70

Parents, click here to register.  

Parent membership registration opens August 15, 2013.

PARENT Membership Options Thru 10/15/14 After 10/15/14
Coppell Gifted Association only- Support gifted education in Coppell.

  • Free admission to CGA Speaker Series
  • Program and event notices
  • Advance copy of CGA newsletters
  • MOSAIC early registration discounts
  $15   $20
CGA plus TAGT(Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented)
PARENT LEVEL

  • Includes subscriptions to TAGT’s magazineTempo
  • TAGT lobbies the Texas and national legislatures to provide funding for GT programs and to enforce GT training and GT education rules.
  • Includes discount on registration for Parent Conference in Fort Worth, December 5, 2014
  $35   $40

Don’t miss out on this GREAT deal.  Renew online by clicking here.

If you have questions regarding membership, please contact our membership chair,
Aanchal Prakash.

If you have difficulties with registering online, please contact Carrie Clark.

Our Judges for the Creative Writing Competition

October 12, 2014

CW Poster 2014Are you working on your winning entry?

Deadline: December 4, 2014
Open to all passionate writers in grades 3-12
FREE to enter for CISD students

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry

Winning entries will be published in a book to be released in Spring 2015.

For more information, please click the competitions tab above.

Our judges are ready for the 7th annual creative writing competition. Our judges are educators, published authors, recorded song writers. Interested in helping? Please contact Elizabeth Chappell at competition@coppellgifted.org

We couldn’t have this competition without the help of our amazing judges. Thanks for your support and dedication!

Donna Albritton
Lamar Benfield
Megan Besozzi
Matt Bowden
Heather Cato
Nick Coenraad
Gail Cotting
Cristina Counts
Tamra Dollar
Kimberley Fleischer
Lynette Fortson
Megan Fortson
Eileen Fox
Rebecca Garrett
Tracy Gipson
Tess Haranda
Joni Hill
Amy Hull
Brad Hunt
Jennifer Judd
Teri Keith
Traci Kernion
Sabrina Khan
Cassandra Knight
Tammy Mandel
Debra Marshall
Jennifer Martin
Jennifer Miller
Mel Mollick
Diane Moore
Marly Natherson
Kim Pope Kindred
Vijaya Pusuluri
Melanie Ringman
Laura Sanders
Laila Sanguras
Kimberley Schrader
Carol Smith
Kim Smith
Liz Tanner
Carson Thompson
Lisa Timmerman
Victoria Tong
Travis Washmon
Sarah Wise

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Interested in Volunteering with CGA? We Need You!

October 12, 2014

Are you interested in serving on the 2014-15 CGA board?  We have a couple of open positions!.  Being actively involved in CGA is one way for parents to be actively engaged in their child’s education.

Board Positions that currently need volunteers are Newsletter, Publicity and Webmaster.  We area also looking for campus reps for Austin, Lee, and West.

For more information about the positions, please click here for a general description or visit the CGA Bylaws for specific office duties.  You may also contact Carrie Clark to learn more.

 

 

 

Creative Writing Workshop

October 12, 2014

Have a student in 3rd – 5th grade that has an interest in Creative Writing?  Be sure to sign up for our first CGA Creative Writing Workshop!

This workshop will be open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, and is designed to ignite and encourage creativity.  Participants will rotate through a variety of stations that will cover topics like poetry writing, creating characters and brainstorming for story ideas.  Three local authors will be leading this exciting workshop – they are Kimberly J. Smith (Middle Grade Author), Ellie James (Young Adult Author) and Jennifer Cole Judd (Picture Book Author and Children’s Poet).

 

Details are:

 

Saturday, November 8th from 9:00 a.m. t0 11:00 a.m.

Richard J Lee Elementary – Our Newest CISD Elementary

8808 Chaparral Waters Way, Dallas, Texas 75019

Free for CGA members; $5 for non-members

 

Participants should bring a notebook and something to write with. This is intended to be a drop-off event.  For questions about this event please contact studentevents@coppellgifted.org.   To register for the workshop, please click “here” and complete the form.