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Gifted Matters – October 2015

October 5, 2015

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of Gifted Matters, the newsletter for CGA members.  Each edition features articles for parents, teachers and the CISD community at large.

We have already completed six weeks of the school year. We started the year with two speaker events and have a lot more planned for this month .

TAGT Family Night 


Register for the October 7th as we have a great TAGT Family Night planned for you for FIRST TIME EVER!

Free for CGA Members !!

Click here for more details to register.   

Food trucks : 

Please note that, for your convenience, there will be food trucks at CHS starting at 5 pm. so you can eat dinner there and then attend the family night. The food trucks that will be on site are :


  1. RUTHIES ROLLING CART – Gourmet Grilled Cheese – One vegetarian option
  2. BOMBAY STREET FOOD – Has vegetarian options



Attention Student Writers!Annoucement

The Coppell Gifted Association is once again hosting a Creative Writing Workshop facilitated by three local, published writers on Saturday, October 24th, from 9am-12pm at Coppell Middle School North. Coppell ISD 4th and 5th graders are invited to attend.

Click here for registration details and more information.

Family Membership : Early Membership expiring soon

Have you joined/ renewed your membership yet ? Did you know that when you join or renew your membership in addition to supporting gifted education in Coppell you get a number of benefits for you and your family to enjoy? This year CGA is proud to provide our members with a bigger benefit. When you join CGA for the 2015-2016 school year, you will receive a FREE parent-level membership for TAGT (Texas Association of Gifted and Talented)!

Click here for more information.

Early Bird Discounts Expiring 10/16 – Join or Renew now! 

Educators Membership : 

Educators ! Join or renew now to avail the early bird discount of  free membership to CGA.

Click here for the details of membership.


8th Annual Creative Writing Competition

2015-16 Creative Writing PosterThe creative writing competition is back ! The 8th Annual Creative Writing Competition is free and open to all students grades 4th – 12th to enter.

The 2 categories this year are – POEM and STORY.

Deadline: December 9, 2015 at midnight.

Want more information? Click here tab for all the details.

Are you an educator or published author who would like to help judge these amazingly talented young writers? Please contact Elizabeth Chappell, Competition Coordinator.

Did you know that CGA has a library? We have a collection of books on academic enrichment, parenting, advocacy, and meeting the needs of the gifted. We also have the acclaimed 2 Million Minutes series on DVD. Sound interesting?

Browse our selection by selecting the “Members Only” tab above and click on “Library.” Here is the direct link to our library. Please contact for the membership password to browse the “Members only” section.

Remember: Books and DVDs are only available for our members — just another reason to join CGA!

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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