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Welcome to the G.A.T.E. Parent Meeting Welcome! Please sign in, have a seat, then answer the following question on the Post-It Note: What would you like to see from the G.A.T.E. program this year?
G.A.T.E. Identification Process At the beginning of the school year, in the fourth and fifth grades, any student who scored a 450 or higher on either one of their CST tests are automatically considered for G.A.T.E. testing. Students who earn a minimum score of 14 points on the identification form prior to testing are invited to test for G.A.T.E. G.A.T.E. facilitator receives test results and completes the Identification Form. If a student earns 25 points or more on the Identification Form they will be officially identified as a G.A.T.E. student.
What is a G.A.T.E. Student & What Should I Expect From My Childs Teacher? A G.A.T.E. Student Is…. Someone who catches on to new information quickly. Can daydream and pay attention at the same time. Comes up with better ways for doing things; suggests them to peers, teachers, and other adults. Surprisingly a G.A.T.E. student may not always be the hardest worker or neatest student in the class. What Should I Expect From My Childs Teacher? o Once your child has been identified, a brief meeting where the teacher explains how he or she will meet the needs of your child. o Ongoing modifications and/ or opportunities that appropriately challenge your child as they learn.
Who Do I Talk To If I Have Questions or Concerns? There are two people you can talk to should you have a question or a concern about the schools G.A.T.E. program: - Miss Robinson, G.A.T.E. Facilitator - Parent representative
Potential G.A.T.E. Activities 2012/2013 Success Through Chess (January – March) Biz World (2 nd & 3 rd trimester) Gardening Research Community field trips Water company, courthouse, Claremont Colleges G.A.T.E. Book Club (2 nd & 3 rd trimester) Becoming Naomi Leon, by Pam Munoz Spy Force Mission: In Search of the Time & Space Machine, by Deborah Abela I Am the Ice Worm in the Ice World, by MaryAnn Easley
Parent Resources We would like to be able to offer parents continuous support, resources, and ideas that you can use to foster development and learning within your child. With this in mind, I have added a link to my teacher web page where I hope to share current articles that I have found, any important updates, or any community events that you may find interesting. You can find a link to my page by logging on to the schools website and clicking on 5 th grade/ Miss Robinson. Welcome to Miss Robinson's Class!
What We Need From You Parent Surveys! Please keep an eye out for these at the end of the year. Your opinions help us to ensure that we are providing meaningful and desirable learning experiences for your child.
Potential G.A.T.E. Activities For This Year We would love your input. Any ideas?