SAGT

Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented

CODE NINJAS STUDENT PROGRAMS EVENT

Sunday, September 18

Time: 2 p.m.

220 Randol Mill Ave. Suite 100

Southlake, TX 76092


Free Parent Webinar: Helping Gifted Kids Manage "All the Feels"

Tuesday, September 20

Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

SAGT’s Annual Welcome Coffee

Wednesday, September 21

Time: 11a.m.-1p.m

CISD Administration Building

2400 N Carroll Ave

CODE NINJAS STUDENT PROGRAMS EVENT

Coding for Good!

This session will teach students how programmers give computers instructions and how computers can be used to solve problems and help others. You’ll learn how to write code for computers in JavaScript. Get ready to learn how computer games and apps can be used to help people learn new things or develop healthy habits!

This session will be tailored to students in grades 1-8.


Code Ninjas

220 Randol Mill Ave. Suite 100

Southlake, TX 76092


Sunday, September 18

Time: 2 p.m.


Cost:

Free for members; $15 for non-members


Attendance is capped at 30, so sign up now! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!


Questions? Contact student programs here

PARENT PROGRAMS

Please join SAGT’s Annual Welcome Coffee event on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11a.m-1p.m. in the Lonesome Dove room in the CISD Administration Building

Our speaker will be Andre Bradford, aka “S.C. Says”, an Austin-based slam poet and the 2022 Texas Grand Slam Champion. Andre will be presenting his new show No Hard Feelings, which is a look at how our Culture of Comparison exacerbates heavy feelings (fear, disconnection, etc.). The goal of the show is to use poetry and storytelling as a lens to view our own relationship with comparison thinking. The presentation will offer tools and talking points on how parents can speak to the difference between healthy competition and unhealthy self-measurement to raise happier, healthier kids.


Questions about this event? Please email Parent Programs.

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Thank you to everyone who brought their students out bright and early on Saturday, August 27th for our Study Skills Workshop!


Over 100 students in grades 5-12 joined Mrs. Leslie Andre (a former CISD teacher) to learn about how to set themselves up for school success, with tips on things like getting organized, how to take effective notes, and understanding different types of learning styles. The morning was capped off with an amazing student panel where Maddie Byrne (12th), Megan Ganier (11th), Lily Garland (11th), Megan Ihle (12th), Bryce Inouye (12th), Carter Ruck (12th), and Caroline Schilsky (11th) offered their own personal advice and answered questions from the audience. Thank you to Mrs. Andre and these awesome students for such a great event.


If you have any feedback about the workshop, please email SAGT1stVP@gmail.com.

Free Parent Webinar: Helping Gifted Kids Manage "All the Feels"

Start Date: 9/20/2022 6:30 PM CDT

End Date: 9/20/2022 7:30 PM CDT

Organization Name: TAGT

Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC

Processing and managing emotions is hard for even the most level-headed of us. For gifted and twice-exceptional kids and teens, dealing with "all the feels" can be exhausting. The skills needed to develop emotional regulation can be developed over time with guidance and compassion from parents. Emily Kircher-Morris will break down the 4-step process of emotional regulation so we can help our kids who are "a little bit extra" find healthy ways to manage their emotions.

Links to Learn More About Emily:

Neurodiversity Podcast

Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom

Raising Twice-Exceptional Children: A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids

Registration Required - Register at www.txgifted.org

Welcome back!

This is the time to join/renew your SAGT membership for 2022-2023 school year!

Just as we do every year, SAGT will offer events of interest for the parents of students as well as opportunities for students and parents to learn together. Members receive free access to all SAGT events- including programs specifically for parents as well as age specific programs for elementary students all the way through high school. Everyone is invited to join! Your child does not need to be part of the GT program.


Here is a reminder of all the wonderful things your SAGT membership gave you access to last year!


  • We offered 4 in person events for SAGT parents including college prep guidance and academic planning

  • We hosted star gazing and art classes and socials for our students

  • We awarded over $13,000 in grants to our GT teachers including TAGT registrations

  • We sent 21 GT teachers to the TAGT conference

  • We awarded a $1500 scholarship to a deserving student

  • We shared images and information with our community through our social media and newsletter

  • We funded IB training for 4 teachers totaling $3600

  • We hosted Elementary school socials, providing an opportunity to get to know your child's GT teacher as well as other GT families


Thank YOU for your membership! We look forward to another successful year!

Amazon Smile

Support SAGT when you make purchases from Amazon.

Go to smile.amazon.com and follow the prompts to set up a charity to support. Search for Southlake Association for the Gifted and Talented, and start shopping! Amazon Smile will donate a portion of qualifying purchases to help support our GT teachers and student and parent programs. If you have your account linked to another charity, you can change the charity under Account/Your AmazonSmile.

Click here for a direct link to SAGT AmazonSmile

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