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Gifted Matters – October 2014

October 12, 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of Gifted Matters.    Welcome Fall!    We have lots going on this fall at CGA!


CGA Speaker Series:  If you have 6th-12th graders, join us for a session with Carla Crutsinger, a local author, TAGT speaker and Brainworks owner, about “Academic Strategies that Work“.  This session will be held at New Tech High @ Coppell at 6:00 p.m on October 16th.  The session is meant for both parent and child to attend.  This event is free to our members and $5 to non-members.

Creative Writing Workshop:  If you have 3rd – 5th graders who are interested in writing, check out our first Creative Writing Workshop!  This student enrichment event will be held on November 8th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lee Elementary.

CGA Speaker Series:  Have a 1st – 5th grader?  Carla Crutsinger will be presenting “Helping  Gifted Kids Reach Their Potential” on November 13th.  This session will be held at New Tech High @ Coppell at 6:00 p.m.  Event will be free to our members and $5 to non-members.

CGA Speaker Series Recap:  If you were not able to join us for Deana Harrell’s presentation last month, get caught up by reviewing this article which also includes a link to the podcast – “Recap CISD State of Gifted Education with Deana Harrell“.

We Need You:  CGA still has some open positions we need volunteers for.  Learn more here.

Parent Memberships:  Whether you are new to CGA or have been a past member, it’s time to join CGA for the 2014-2015 school year.  To learn more about our membership options, click here.  Why join the CGA? The benefits are plenty, including (but not limited to) access to our monthly newsletter, podcasts, the CGA lending library, free admission to CGA speaker programs, early registration discounts and priority access to Mosaic enrichment programs. Most importantly, the CGA provides a platform, an opportunity for YOU, as a parent, to be heard. Join CGA now (early bird pricing effective until Oct 15, 2014) and make the most of your annual membership.

CISD Educators:  CISD Educators can join CGA for FREE until October 15, 2014.  As an educator and CGA member, you could be eligible for scholarships to conferences and training throughout the year, receive regular information about gifted education and additional resources targeted specifically to educators, plus enjoy all the other membership benefits. Click here to find out more.

Book Talk:  Did you know CGA maintains a lending library of books and DVDs on parenting and education, especially in the area of giftedness?  Each month we’ll highlight one of our selections in our “Book Talk” article.

Creative Writing Competition:    Our judges are looking forward to seeing all the great entries!  For more information about our  Annual Creative Writing Competition, please read here.

We hope that you will enjoy the information included in this newsletter and find it useful. We’d love to have your feedback on how we are doing, and what you’d like to read about in the future. Email us, comment on the blog or Facebook, or contact your campus rep; we’d love to hear from you.

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