November-December TAL Events

We have exciting new events to wrap up 2014!

TAL has secured group tickets to see Wicked, the award winning musical playing at the Detroit Opera House.  We will be attending on December 23 at 1:00 pm.  Tickets are only $49!  If you are interested in attending, please sign up here by November 14:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4bafaf2da46-wicked 

Information about where to send payment will be posted soon.

Also, on November 20 we will have special guest Kathee McDonald from Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) presenting to us.  The meeting will be at 7:15 pm (location is Lanigan Elementary – Media Center).  NUMATS is a program that enables advanced students in grades 3-9 to take above grade-level testing, including the Explore test for grades 3-6 and the SAT or ACT for grades 6-9.  Each year more than 20,000 students participate in this opportunity.  In addition to gaining valuable experience taking college placement test, just participating in the NUMATS program enables families to:

  • Receive a customized report of their student’s strengths and opportunities, identifying an appropriate academic plan through 12th grade; this can be shared with school personnel
  • Be eligible to participate in online learning through Gifted Learning Links offered by Northwestern University
  • Participate in summer camp opportunities specially designed for gifted learners, offered at Northwestern University and Michigan State University

Prior to the NUMATS presentation, we’ll have a quick resource chat for parents to learn more about resources available to accelerated learners in the Farmington area, including the Stanford University Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY).

And finally, mark your calendars for January 25, 5:30-7:00 pm, when TAL will host its first SUCCESS workshop.  This is a hands-on activity for students to create a craft and discuss what their vision of a successful life is.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season,

-Pam & Tina

farmingtontal@gmail.com

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