Lindsay Ensign

 

April  2022

Dear Sand Creek Families,

    Many of you are already aware of this, but I wanted to make sure you all  know that I will be retiring at the end of the 2021-22 School Year.  I feel so blessed to have been able to work with your amazing children.  Every day the kids bring excitement and joy into our room, and I feel like I've been part of so many of your families in a small way.  Your support and positivity have made teaching our Gifted and Talent program a great experience.  A new teacher has been hired to start next year.  She has lots of experience with gifted children and the Douglas County school system.  She will be wonderful and your kids with be happy and challenged!  I will miss you all!  Thank you for everything!

 

End of Year Communication

Around May, you will receive a GT Progress Report for the year, and your child's updated end of year ALP in your email.

 

GT Summer Programs
Bridges 2e virtual summer enrichment programs(Grades 4-12)
Center for Bright Kids (Ages 8-17) - Residential program at University of Colorado Boulder
Davidson Institute summer programs list
Davidson Institute summer events
Epsilon Camp math camp for young PG children
Princeton summer journalism program
Profoundly Gifted Retreat (PGR) - Annual summer program in Colorado
Robinson Center for Young Scholars
SCD Enrichment Program - Free Denver area summer camp for underrepresented students enrolled or interested in IB, AP, magnet or GT programs
Summer at the Grayson School
Summer Institute for the Gifted
Summer Springboard Pre-College Programs for Teens
University of Northern Colorado summer enrichment
Wharton Global Youth summer programs
William & Mary virtual summer programs
Yunasa West - Weeklong camp in Colorado and Michigan for highly gifted youth.

 

   

 

 

I send out reminders for special events, important information, and updates to the website through an email to our google group - Sand Creek GT Parents.  Please let me know if you have a child with an ALP, but have not been receiving any group notifications from me.

              

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              Thrively

We are excited to announce we will be partnering with Thrively - a personalized learning platform that helps students discover and explore their unique strengths, interests, and aspirations. This tool has been evaluated according to district guidelines and approved by district administration because of the learning opportunities that it will provide.   

Please click HERE to read more information about Thrively 

and visit their website linked HERE to explore the platform. 

Following is a link to the vendor’s Privacy Policy which has been reviewed by DCSD District Staff to ensure that student data is protected appropriately: Thrively Privacy Policy 

 

Contact Tomi Stage if you are interested in this resource for your child.

What We've Been Up To:

• K/1st Grade:  We are working in our Algebraic Thinking Math Centers.

•2nd Grade: We are continuing to work on our Math Challenge Problems, and are exploring gears and how they work.

•3rd Graders:  In Math we are working on our Magic of Multiplying challenge packets.  During RTI we are in Drivers Training!  Learning to drive and program our Dash robots!

 4th  Graders:  We are building models of Food Trucks and creating a business plan.

5th Graders have completed their Building Challenge.  After CMAS we will move on to a new project (I'm keeping it a surprise for right now).  We continue to work on our Thrively playlists.

 •6th Graders:  In Math we have built our Tin Men and are now calculating the surface area to determine how much Tin Foil they will require.  In RTI we are planning and creating our Rube Goldberg Machines and working on our Thrively playlists.