At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
Jane D. Hull

Parents are their children's first teachers, and as such, have the greatest and most lasting impact on their lives.  The active participation of parents is vital to the success of children in school.  Parents are encouraged to become involved in their child's education, to communicate regularly with their child's teachers, and to be an advocate for their children.

Parents of gifted and talented (G.A.T.E.) students are invited to attend our Partnership for Advocacy of Gifted Education (P.A.G.E.) meetings throughout the school year.  During these meetings school-aged G.A.T.E. students and their siblings are invited to participate in enrichment activities.

2017-2018 PAGE Meetings

10/23/17 Jimenez Elementary

SMBSD GATE Teachers will present to parents
Taiko Center of Los Angeles will be putting on an exciting show for all school-aged children.
3/19/18 TBA Inspiring a Growth Mindset in Your Gifted & Talented Child
Gina Danley & Olivia Bolanos
5/21/18 TBA Welcome to GATE!
meeting held for students newly identified for the gifted program

GATEr Wear
GATEr Wear is usually sold at these meetings.  For your information, here are our prices:
$10 t-shirts
$25 hoodies
$1 Pencils
$2 Pens
$.50 Bumper Stickers

Listed below are a couple of presentations that have been shared at these GATE parent meetings.  In case you missed the meeting, check them out!

Welcome to SMBSD G.A.T.E. Program Presentation

Summer Fun Ideas With Your Kids Presentation

Listed below are some great web resources for you:

Harvard Graduate School of Education USABLE KNOWLEDGE
Hoagies all things GATE page
Tri-County GATE Council
California Association for the Gifted
National Association for Gifted Children

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.  One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe