About

SPAN (Synergy/SAGE Parent Action Network), also known as the Prior
Lake/Savage chapter of MCGT, will host the following gatherings for the 2019-20 school year. All meetings/presentations are free and open to the public. Questions can be sent to [email protected].

Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7pm WW Media Center CHAT Meeting. Advocacy for your gifted child in school and beyond. Speaker Carol Malueg. This meeting will be an MCGT-sponsored CHAT event.

Thursday, Nov 21 at 9:30am Caribou inside 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.

Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7pm WW Media Center Meeting. Gifted services K-12 in the district. Representatives from the district office and elementary, middle, and high school levels will give brief presentations and answer your questions.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7pm TOMS auditorium Meeting. Representatives from College Connectors (http://collegeconnectors.com/) will present and answer questions about searching for colleges that match your needs/wants, considerations during the few years before you apply
to college, and other tips.

Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 am Caribou inside 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.

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7pm WW Art Room Meeting. A panel of parents of high-ability kids and middle-school/high-school high ability kids themselves will answer questions about development/experiences growing up and moving through the school system. How many
advanced courses should you take at one time? How much homework do you have? Have you done PSEO classes? PSEO vs. AP classes vs. concurrent enrollment (college in the school) classes? How can you fit in the required PE/Health requirements at the high school? These are just some of the questions that the panel will be happy to answer!

Friday, March 6 at 10am Caribou in Prior Lake Lunds** Coffee Chats. 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. After SAGE invitations come out.

**Caribou in Prior Lake Lunds: 16731 Hwy 13; Prior Lake, MN 55372. Note that this Caribou stops serving drinks at 7pm, so you will want to arrive a bit earlier if you want a Caribou beverage!

WW: WestWood Elementary School (5370 WestWood Dr. SE; Prior Lake, MN 55372)

TOMS: Twin Oaks Middle School (15860 Fish Point Rd. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372)

2019-2020 Board Members
Apryl Henry, President; leaving Board at end of this school year
Jim Speiker, Vice President
Anne Fry, Treasurer & Webmaster; leaving Board at end of this school year
Linda Becker, Secretary

Heather Banas, Elementary/Middle Representative
Stephanie Benson, Elementary Representative
Rachel Carlson, Elementary/Middle Representative
Becky Smith, Elementary/Middle Representative
Stacey Sorensen, Elementary/Middle Representative

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