Gifted Updates – August

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Greetings San Tan Gifted Community,

What a wonderful start to a new year! Lots of exciting changes this year as our campus expands with our new high school and we welcome our new gifted teachers and families to our vastly growing community. : -)

Please take a moment to add our upcoming gifted events to your calendar and skim through the information below.

Gifted Events for 2018-2019
9/17/18 ~ San Tan Committee Board Meeting
9/22/18 ~ Gifted Gathering @ coming soon!
10/20/18 ~ AAGT’s Parent Institute
10/22-10/24 ~ Gifted Camp Grades (Recker Campus, grades 4-6)
10/24-10/26 ~ Gifted Camp Grades (Power Campus, grades 7 through 12)
11/8/18 ~ Noetic Math Fall Contest
11/19/18 ~ San Tan Committee Board Meeting
12/8/18 ~ Gifted Gathering @ ZooLights
2/2/19 ~ San Tan Science Fair
2/11/19 ~ San Tan Committee Board Meeting
2/9/19 ~ Gifted Gathering @ Freestone Park
4/4/19 ~ Noetic Math Spring Contest
4/5/19 ~ Gifted Day Camp (grades 1 through 3)
4/15/19 ~ San Tan Committee Board Meeting
4/27/19 ~ Gifted Gathering @ coming soon!

Gifted Camp @ Tonto Creek
Our annual trip north for gifted enrichment @ Tonto Creek Camp is right around the corner! Same great camp, New Activities!! Students will attend activities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our gifted children taught by ASU’s professors. Visit for more information about Tonto Camp.

**Permission slips will come home this week and are attached below **
Recker – 4th through 6th grades: Oct. 22-24 (Monday through Wednesday)   4th-7th-tonto-permission-slip
Power – 7th through 12th grades: Oct. 24-26 (Wednesday through Friday)   7th-12th-tonto-permission-slip

Chaperones Needed– Camp wouldn’t be possible without parent volunteers! Please join us! We are always looking for parents to join us on our adventures. Chaperones will need a fingerprint clearance card for overnight camps. If you do not have one, there is a flyer attached for your convenience. Fingerprint cards last for 6 years, get yours today! ;-))

Noetic Challenge Registration 2018-19
San Tan partners with Noetic Learning to being you a discounted group rate for a gifted math enrichment program that challenges children through divergent thinking and enhanced reasoning. The program brings you 2 assignments, with 10 questions each per week online at home. It is a fabulous prep for those who enjoy achieving in our Noetic Math contest and Math Olympiad contest.
The fee is $12 per child for the entire academic year.

To register, visit or complete the flyer    santan-math-challenge-letter

Gifted Quarterly Gatherings
Each quarter our gifted community gathers for a little family fun with new friends. Please mark your calendars with the dates set aside for our gifted gatherings, details about each gathering will be sent out soon.

San Tan Gifted Committee Board Meetings
Our gifted community is growing and maturing nicely! Last year our community became an official affiliate of the Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented. Our committee was responsible for organizing and presenting our fundraisers, gifted gatherings, fulfilling our teacher’s classroom needs, and sponsoring our student’s enrichment opportunities.

Our committee is looking for parent volunteers to join our gifted team in serving on our affiliate board as we bring even more opportunities to our gifted community this year. If you are interested, please respond to this email for more information. Our board meetings are open to the public and we welcome families to join us.

2018 AAGT Parent Institute
The Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented offers a Parent Institute once a year where gifted parents can attend an array of discussions and learn why our gifted children do the crazy things they do! If you are interested in attending, please see the information below.

Presenter: Deb Douglas
Theme: “The ABC’s for Parents: Advocacy Blooms Confidence!”
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location: Gilbert Classical Academy
1016 N. Burk Street, Gilbert, AZ 85234
Cost: $30 for adult members / $40 for nonmembers
$25 for K-5 children’s program
$25 for sixth grade and up teen Carpe Diem Workshop
Do you want to attend? Click Here

Don’t Forget Amazon Smiles!
Amazon Smiles is fast and easy and directly benefits our gifted community!… Shop Amazon as normal and 0.5% of your purchase supports educational enrichment right here @ San Tan Charter School!
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Please feel free to respond with any questions or concerns,

Michelle Tischer, M.Ed.
Academic Achievement Coordinator

San Tan Charter School ~ Power Campus
3232 S. Power Road • Gilbert, AZ 85234
480.222.0811 • 480.471.5990 fax


San Tan Charter School partners with Amazon Smiles!
Amazon Smiles is fast and easy… Shop Amazon as normal and 0.5% of your purchase supports educational enrichment right here @ San Tan Charter School!
Visit: to start shopping now!