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GT Parent/Family Learning Night

January 27, 2020

6:15 p.m. - 8:00 pm


Please join us in the Jeffco Public School Board Room to start the evening.  After the introductions Parent/Families are invited to choose 2 break out sessions.

Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Children, presented by Casey Gardner and Erin Shea
5th Floor Board Room

How does anxiety mainfest in gifted children? Come learn how anxiety can mix with over-excitabilities, social challenges and perfectionism. We will talk about how anxiety can look in gifted children as well as how to help manage and develop effective coping strategies.


Early Access, presented by Lindsey Reinert and Stefanie Renquist
3rd Floor room 3A/B

Early access to kindergarten and first grade is for 4 & 5 year olds, respectively, as an exception to the normal age requirements as per board policy JEB. Children who are highly gifted (97th percentile or higher) may benefit from early grade acceleration. Come learn about the application process and timelines for Early Access to kindergarten or first grade!


Executive Function, presented by Diana Caldeira, Lisa Fiess, and Paula Jacques-Bonneau
2nd Floor room 2A

Join our presentation to support your child in building their executive functioning skills. We will share both classroom and home resources. These easy to use tools help build the habits necessary to be successful in life.


Gifted and Talented 101, presented by Ginny Grimes
4th Floor room 4E

How is "giftedness" defined? How does JeffCo identify gifted students? What is an ALP? How do I get my student tested? -Can a student be gifted in one area but really struggle in others? These are all questions (among many others) that will be answered during this session. Join us if you are new to GT, new to JeffCo, or just want more information about giftedness and GT programming. There will be plenty of time for Q&A included as well.


Cancellations will be posted on our website. Parents do not need to RSVP. Babysitting is not available. Age appropriate attendance is encouraged

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