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About pcooper94

Research Director, figure skating mom, and enthusiastic advocate for Gifted education.

Success Workshop – March 8

***PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES.  LINK IS BELOW.*** http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4bafaf2da46-success Are you the type of parent who expects your child to succeed? To excel? What is success and how do you help your child, teen and … Continue reading

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NUMATS meeting successful

TAL hosted a successful meeting on November 20, with more than 60 people in attendance to learn about the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search program.  Families with children in FPS from 2nd grade through 9th grade attended, as well … Continue reading

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“Wicked” Registration Form

The registration form for our Dec. 23 trip to see Wicked is now available here: Wicked_registration_form Please send in payment as soon as possible to secure our group rate.

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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 … Continue reading

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Online application for student speakers – for 10/13 meeting with superintendent

The online application for student speakers for our TAL fall kickoff meeting with Superintendent Dr. George Heitsch is now available.  Students are invited to speak about their experiences as an accelerated learner, with each presentation lasting 1 to 5 minutes. … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 TAL Kickoff Meeting

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  TAL will hold our fall kickoff meeting on Monday, October 13.         6:30-7:00 pm — Introduction for families new to TAL 7:00-8:00 pm — General membership meeting Location — Maxfield Education … Continue reading

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Math Acceleration Appeals Process Meeting

TAL held a meeting on August 4 to help parents understand the math acceleration appeals process better.  Jon Manier, Executive Director of Instructional Equity for FPS, answered families’ questions.  A few of the key points covered are shown below. The current … Continue reading

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Reading Fun for 5th-8th Graders

5th-8th graders, are you bored with summer yet?  On August 14th, join other tweens to explore “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman at the downtown branch of the Farmington Community Library. August 14 6:30-7:30 pm “This is an utterly captivating tale … Continue reading

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Screen-Free Week is Coming Soon!

Did you know that on average, students spend more hours watching tv than they spend in school? What would happen in your life if you turned tv off and unplugged for a few hours everyday? Will you join the Farmington community … Continue reading

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Save the Date – TAL Meeting Monday 4/28

Save the date for the next TAL, Together for Accelerated Learners, meeting, Monday April 28th at the 10 Mile Building. Gain insight and confidence while learning and sharing with experienced parents about how to meet the needs of your accelerated learner.     … Continue reading

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