2018-2019 meeting schedule posted

We have posted our meeting schedule for the 2018-19 school year in the About section.  We will have 3 sets of coffee chats, as we did during the previous school year.  Exact dates and times will be set closer to the chats. All are welcome to attend meetings and coffee chats!

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Gifted Parenting Class

“Is My Child Gifted?” Parenting Class
…And if so, now what? Have you ever thought that your child might have abilities that are different than their age peers? Come and explore the world of gifted education. Define types of giftedness, analyze national and state definitions, clarify some gifted behaviors, and gain resources that can help with parenting and school decisions. This class best serves families of preschoolers through grade 3. The instructors are Pam McDonald and Molly Hammel (Greenleaf GTYS Specialist). Thursdays 6:30-7:30pmApril 5-26, 2018. $59 fee. Interested? You can sign up by going to the District 196 Community Education website: http://public.district196.org/ce/ Search “gifted” or code AIMCG-S1. Questions? E-mail Molly Hammel at [email protected]org.

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Coffee Chats

Friday March 9 10-11:30am, Tuesday March 20 6:30-8pm, and Friday March 23 1-2:30pm Caribou in Prior Lake Lunds Coffee Chat. Come join SPAN Board members to ask questions to those who have “been there,” to talk about your child, or to socialize with other parents of gifted kids. Parents who have received an invitation for their child to attend SAGE are welcome to come to talk with SPAN Board members whose children have attended SAGE.

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Next meeting: Tuesday January 16 <-- note date change!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday January 16 in the WestWood Media Center. A panel of parents will discuss their kids’ experiences and answer questions.

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18 August 2017: 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

We have set our meeting schedule for the school year and plan to include a number of more informal “coffee” meetings.  Please see our schedule for more details.  All are welcome at our meetings.

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19 March 2017: Input for 2017-2018 School Year

SPAN will not host any more meetings for the 2016-17 school year.  Please send us an email at [email protected] if you would like to offer input as to topics for meetings for the next school year.  You can always email us with questions or concerns.

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Meeting Minutes and Handouts posted

Meeting minutes and speakers’ handouts from our October and November meeting have been posted. Look for them under the Meeting Minutes tab. Also, if you did not receive a copy of the Critical Thinking workbook shared at the November meeting, you may download a copy here.

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10/11/16: Photos posted

Thanks to everyone who made last night’s Family Fun Night a success. Click here to see photos.

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2016-2017 Schedule

Please click here to see our schedule of events for the 2016-17 school year.  Email [email protected] with questions or comments.  We look forward to seeing you at our events!

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June 7, 2016: Planning for the 2016-2017 school year

We are looking forward to the 2016-17 school year!  We are exploring various possibilities for subjects on which meetings will focus, including a panel of middle-school and high-school gifted students to share what they wish they knew earlier, a speaker on mindfulness, a meeting with the State gifted and talented coordinator, mental health issues in gifted kids, and executive function issues in gifted kids.  Synergy Family Night will be back, likely in October.  Stay tuned for details!

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