We Need Help!

Did you know that all of our parent education meetings, Super Saturday's, MS activities, and field trips are planned and coordinated by parents like you? In order to continue providing these programs for you and your children, we need your help! Please become involved in your child's education by volunteering with the Adams 12 GT Parents Group.

 

Contact us at

info@a12gifted.org to find out how you can help!

Leadership Team 

We Need You!

We are currently looking for new members to join our Leadership Team this fall. The Leadership Team
meets monthly during the school year to learn about
GT resources and updates, provide support for the
Adams 12 GT Parents Group, and plan events for
Adams 12 GT families.  This is a great way to become
more involved, to connect with other GT parents, and to support our community.  We need your help to move us forward! Please contact us at info@a12gifted.org to learn more.

Thank you for casting your vote for 2019-2020 Executive Officers.  Officers for the 2019-2020 school year include:

Michelle Hoffman (President)

Joanne Bliss (President Elect)

Tyra Litzau (Treasurer)

Sara George (Secretary)

Rebecca Bennett (Past President)

Contact us at

Contact us at info@a12gifted.org, to find out about virtual meetings!

 

COMING EVENTS
MS VIRTUAL Escape Room, May 1

Click HERE to find out more and to check out our Leader Board!

The fastest time during our MS virtual challenge was 2 hours 3 minutes.

Link from here to put yourself to the test!  (Please note that our leader board is now final, and no other times will be posted.)

https://a12gtpg.wixsite.com/home/start-virtual-escape-room

Parent Education Session
Hosted by A12 GT Parents Group
April 7th (ESC Facility, 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton)
Adam Laningham
Strategies to Support Gifted Children in the Face of Every Day Traumas

About the Presentation: Many gifted children, especially highly gifted children, suffer their own kind of trauma as they cope with being different and trying to fit into society and expectations placed on them. Having society, parents, teachers, a school system not understand them and how they think and learn, can have a profound impact on a child. These children are also just as likely to suffer from other traumas as any other child; however, their unique sensitivities and pressures they are already under put them at a unique risk. This presentation will open your eyes to what our children are going through, and also provide you with some strategies to help support them as we continue to learn more and more about this topic.

 

About the Speaker: Adam Laningham has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. He is the Manager of Gifted & Advanced Academics for a large school district in the Phoenix area providing a wide range of services to over 5,000 gifted identified students. The 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, Adam has taught at several schools and multiple grade levels and run numerous gifted programs, he currently serves on the Executive Board for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented, is the Arizona SENG Liaison, a published author, and an adjunct professor.

This presentation has been CANCELED, but we are working with the speaker to see what options are possible for provide the information virtually. We will email information as available.

We are always interested in feedback, new ideas and concerns.  Feel free to provide any thoughts that you would like to share below.  An email will be sent to the A12GT Parents Group.

Help your school stay in the know about district GT activities!

The school district and the A12GTPG will continue to build the "school liaison" program to strengthen communication to families and to build our GT community.  Each liaison has the opportunity to join meetings during the school year where district staff, the A12GTPG and other Liaisons gather to discuss how to best bring resources to our schools, GT students and their families. Help us move forward GT programming in your school!

2019/2020 Liaison Meetings

4/22 6:30-8:30 PM.  Unfortunately this meeting will not be able to occur in person.  Please email us at

info@a12gifted.org if you want to check in or find out more.

 

Hello and welcome!  Thank you for taking the time to visit the Adams 12 GT Parents Group website. This website was built and is maintained by parents of GT students in the Adams 12 school district to share information relevant to parents, students, administrators or others who are interested in GT resources in the Adams 12 school district in Thornton, CO.

 (The district serves students in Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn,

Thornton and Westminster.)  We will be working to continually update

the website with useful information.  

Please email us at info@a12gifted.org to let us know your thoughts.

 

Michelle Hoffman

2018-2020 President, A12GTPG

Parent Meeting

Resources

Join us for quarterly parent speakers on subjects of interest to our GT community.  Parent Night presentations are free and free child care is sometimes provided with registration.

9/19 Meeting on ALP's

Link here for the  PowerPoint Presentation from this meeting with links to handouts.

You may want to check out this guide to ALP's and SMART goals from the CDE.

11/2 Service Learning

Thank you for attending our 11/2 Service Learning Day where students in grades K-8 and their families heard from local non profits, worked on service projects, and more. 
 
Following are resources mentioned at the event:
Overview of how to start volunteering with your family.
Link to additional volunteer ideas.
Spark the Change Colorado - Searchable database of volunteer opportunities
Non Profit Organizations that attended our event:
A Precious Child Website
Broomfield FISH Volunteer Information
Food for Hope Volunteer Information
Project Thrive Website

11/2 Supporting the Social Needs of Gifted Learners

 Dr. Vanessa Ewing provided the following link for resources and next steps. 
www.basevillageforgifted.com

Community...

As the A12GTGP grows, we want to provide more ways to build the Adams 12 GT community.  Social media is a great way to share  with other parents your experiences, discovered opportunities for our kids and what you've learned as you raise your GT students. .  Please visit our Facebook page at... 

Special thanks to Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa for making the recommendation and volunteering to set up this site and be administration!

Apply for GT Resources for

Your School!

In order to support efforts to build GT community within Adams 12 Five Star Schools, last school year the Adams 12 GT Parents Group started a new program to provide small one-time grants for in-school GT programs or initiatives. Individuals within district schools (including Parent Volunteers, School GT Liaisons, GT Coordinators, or Teachers) applied for small grants (approximately $50-$250) to support GT programs in their school. 

Congratultations go to Hulstrom K-8, Hunters Glen ES, and Stargate which were awarded grants in our spring 2020 cycle and to Meridian ES, Prairie Hills ES, and Thunder Vista K-8 which were awarded grants during our fall 2019 grant cycle! In the 2019-2020 school year $1500 in grants were awarded for GT programs and resources at this schools!

If you would like to find out how to apply for funding for GT programs at your school, email us at info@a12gifted.org.

 

You asked, we listened...

You asked for a list of current GT coordinators at each school.  The District provided that list and we've added it to our website.  Check it out here.  

BFF?

Learning about the GT world can mean learning a new language.  To learn about common acronyms click...

Facbook group

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Gifted and Talented Parents Group

Updated:  April 3, 2020

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