October 4th Speaker Meeting


When: October 4th, 7:00 PM-8:45 PM
Where: Vaughan Elementary School   
 
SPEAKER: IAN BYRD
TOPIC: CREATING TOMORROW’S INNOVATORS
21st century technologies have opened new paths for success, and gifted students’ curosity and intense interests make them uniquely suited to blaze these new trails. At the same time, gifted characteristics such as perfectionism and imposter syndrome can hold them back. We will discuss how parents and teachers can support students, empowering them to become tomorrow’s innovators.

Join us for the FIRST Allen Gifted speaker meeting of the year on Oct. 4th, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Vaughan Elementary!! We are very excited to bring Ian Byrd (byrdseed.tv) from California to be our first guest speaker this year! Ian Byrd is the founder of Byrdseed.com – a gifted education resource used by gifted teachers all over the world. Ian is a former gifted teacher and now a gifted education consultant and expert. He develops curriculum, content and videos that provide extra learning for gifted kids. For the last several years, Allen Gifted has provided a subscription to all AIM teachers for this program. His presentations at gifted conferences are usually standing-room only — we are very excited to have him come to Allen to speak!

After his presentation, we will have announcements about upcoming program opportunities for Allen Gifted. Then, we will get to take a tour of the new GATE facility, Allen ISD’s first gifted academy (located at Vaughan).

We look forward to seeing you all!

Annual Car Wash Fundraiser

When: Saturday, May 14th; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: 7-Eleven, 1004 W. McDermott Drive, Allen

How much: Car wash pricing – by donation only

What we need: Kids (and adults) to wash and dry cars (ages 10 and up; parents must stay with elementary school-aged kids). Come for an hour, two hours or all four!  Bring your mad washing and drying skills, your enthusiasm, and old towels…we’ll supply the rest! Middle and high schoolers may earn service hours for this activity.

Sign up for your shift(s) here!

What you can win and how:

  • Top School the school with the most cars washed will win a $200 gift card! Send your friends and neighbors to count towards your school!
  • School Spirit – $100 gift card will be presented to the elementary school AIM program for the school whose students (volunteers and car wash customers) display the most school spirit. Wear spirit wear, make signs, post on social media…the possibilities are endless – just show your school pride!
  • Volunteer Awards – all student volunteers who work a minimum of one hour will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $25 gift cards!