We are excited to welcome back all of our new and returning GATE families. We hope you all enjoyed the summer break.
If you’re new to GATE and looking to connect with other GATE families, be sure to attend our events.
GATE FAMILIES: SAVE THE DATE!
for our Annual General Meeting
including a family presentation and workshop for kids on
Building Strong Social Skills
presented by MacDonald Psychology group
September 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth High School
512 18 St NW
Please RSVP your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: If you are on our mailing list, you may have received an email indicating the meeting will start at 6:30 pm. This was an error. Our Building Strong Families presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.
NOTE: If your child is enrolled in GATE as of September 2017, you are a member of the GATE Parent Association (GPA). You are eligible to vote at business meetings and can be elected to our executive at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). If you are interested in being on our executive, feel free to contact us with any questions, and attend the AGM in September. Information about our roles can be found here: Our Roles
The GPA and Louis Riel School Council Purdys fundraiser was such a great success last Christmas, we’re doing it again! If you’d like to volunteer to help with the fundraiser, please email us. Also, if your school site is interested in doing a fundraiser with the GPA, please email us. We’d be happy to work with the school councils of our other GATE schools on a Purdys Christmas or Easter campaign.
The CBE’s gifted specialist, Laurie Alisat, is beginning a new adventure. We can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for the GATE program, for our children, and to contribute to the giftedness conversation in Calgary in general. We know that she will continue to work tirelessly to promote the needs of gifted children in her new role, and we wish her the best of luck. The GATE Parent Association looks forward to working with the new gifted specialist once one has been appointed by the CBE.
Links to helpful articles on parenting gifted children: