Welcome to the 2003-04 school
I am the “new” Director of
Educational Services and I’m very happy to be here. I was previously
a principal and Special Programs Manager in Sonoma County. I look
forward to meeting with you in person. (See Parent meeting information
below.) Feel free to give me a call at 492-3703 just to say “hello!”
Some of you may have noticed the absence of the traditional
September release of the Discovery Days class catalogs. We sincerely
apologize for the delay and we hope to have our program in place
and catalogs to you by mid-October. The delay this year is due
to recent budget cuts - you may have heard a bit about funding
cuts to education in the news L. In light of the reality of a reduced budget,
we are exploring ways in which we can continue to offer a variety
of Discovery Days classes.
One of the options we have been considering is a fee-based
system for the Discovery Days program. We would like to hear your
thoughts regarding a set fee (for example, $5 per class) or a
scaled fee depending on the number of confirmed classes. Are you
for or against this system? What would you consider reasonable
fee? Would this affect your participation in the program? Etc.
Please call (492-3704), fax (492-3707) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
your input to us. We very much appreciate your feedback!
Last year we had a few parents offer a Discovery Days
class in their area of expertise or interest. If you would like
to be considered for this year’s program, please contact the Office
of Educational Services at 492-3704 for a class proposal form.
If you are new to the GATE
program, or have recently changed your e-mail account, please
make sure we have your correct e-mail address. If we have your
e-mail address you will receive information more quickly! Please
send your preferred e-mail address to: email@example.com (Adrienne Brooks).
If we do not have an e-mail address for you, communication
will be sent to your home address via U.S. mail.
University Talent Search
The Johns Hopkins University
Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is holding an information meeting
for parents interested in more opportunities for their academically
talented children. The Talent Search offers students assessments
of their academic ability, guidance, and seminars and academic
information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24,
2003, 7:00pm. It will take place at the Dunham Academy, 70 San
Pablo Avenue, San Rafael, in the library.
If you would like more information about how to get
involved in the Talent Search, please call (410) 516-0278 or visit
the CTY web site at www.cty.jhu.edu/.
Copies of the flyer are available in the Miller Creek library’s
GATE reference file.
California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Parent Institutes
The CAG is offering parent
institutes in two locations this year: Los Angeles on October
11th and Pleasanton on January 17th. The institute
will focus on Parenting the Gifted: Gain knowledge – Advocate
– Take action – Educate.
You may pick up a copy of the registration form from
the Miller Creek library’s GATE reference file or online at the
CAG website http://www.cagifted.org/. Click on the “CAG
Fall Institute: Teacher/Parent” link to access a registration
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
Monday, October 13th, 2003
6.30 - 7.30 pm
Dixie District Board Room
380 Nova Albion Way