Gate Parent Resources

Below are Parent Resources regarding IUSD's Gifted and Advanced Learners programs.

Community Advisory Committee

Community Advisory Committee of Gifted and Talented Education (CAC-GATE) serves as an important vehicle for parent and community involvement in the educational program of gifted and advanced learners. The committee is comprised of parent representatives from each school within our district. Three committee meetings are held annually to promote open communication between district administrators, school staff, and parents. Meetings also provide parents with information and opportunities related to gifted education. If you are interested in volunteering as a parent representative, please speak with your school's GATE site teacher representative. Meetings are open to all IUSD community members.  
 

CAC-GATE BOARD 2018-2019

Kara Rydman

KaraRydman@iusd.org

District Coordinator

TBD

 

Teacher Representative

Gerardo D. Canul, Ph.D

 gcanul@me.com

Parent Representative

 Brian Cummings

 cummings@uci.edu

Parent Representative

 Jacob Greenstein

 jacob.greenstein@gmail.com

Parent Representative

CAC-GATE BOARD 2017-2018

Kara Rydman, District Coordinator
Kristy Chao, Teacher Representative
Mary Olson, Teacher Representative
Emily Lasala, Teacher Representative
Seth Grossman, Parent Representative
Yvonne Mansouri, Parent Representative
Anuradha Raghavan, Parent Representative 

PARENT MEETINGS

2018-2019 Parent Representative Meetings

GATE Site Parent Representative meetings are open to all IUSD parents. Meetings are held to promote open communication between district administrators, school staff, and parents. Each year our GATE Parent Site Representative Meetings also host a parent book club open to all interested community members. Book Club discussions will be held during the first part of the meeting. The last part of the meeting will be reserved for general parent site representative business and discussion. Our Book Club 2018 Selection isThe Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. These meetings are intended for adult attendance only. Childcare will not be available.

General GATE Information and Book Club 
IUSD’s Learning Center, 3387 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606
9:00 am to 10:30 am

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Room 5
    Book Introduction
    Overview of IUSD GATE Screening and Program Model
     
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Room 1 
    Book Part I Discussion
    Overview of APAAS Program and Application Process
     
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Room 5
    Book Part II Discussion
    Meet the CAC-GATE Board
     
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Room 5
    Book Part III Discussion
    Moving to Middle School

     

2018-2019 General Meetings 

TBD
Gifted and Advanced Learner Parent Night
6:00 pm: Session 1: An Introduction to IUSD’s GATE Screening Process
Audience: 3rd grade parents AND 4th-6th grade parents interested in the GATE screening process

7:30 pm: Session 2: An Introduction to IUSD’s GATE Program Model
Audience: 4th-7th grade parents of new GATE program students

 

TBD
Guest Speaker

 

TBD
CAC-GATE Parent Night: Paul Kanarek, College Wise
What I Wish Someone had told me about University Admissions When I was a Middle School Parent
 

2017-2018 General Meetings

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Gifted and Advanced Learner Parent Night
Session 1: An Introduction to IUSD’s GATE Screening Process 
Audience: 3rd grade parents AND 4th-6th grade parents interested in the GATE screening process

Presentation
Meeting Summary: Screening Process

 

Session 2: An Introduction to IUSD’s GATE Program Model
Audience: 4th-7th grade parents of new GATE program students

Presentation
Meeting Summary: Program Model

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
OCC GATE Parent Night: Dr. Jenny Rankin
Motivation, stress, perfectionism & underachievement in gifted students
OCC GATE Parent Handout
 

Monday, April 23, 2018
CAC-GATE Parent Night: Paul Kanarek, College Wise
What I Wish Someone had told me about University Admissions When I was a Middle School Parent
For presentation materials, please email request to Paul Kanarek at paulk@collegewise.com.  

 

2016-2017 General Meetings

September 12, 2016 ~ Overview of IUSD Program Model, Kara Rydman
 

February 15, 2017 ~ Dr. Luis F. Morales Knight, Director, Boys Town
 

May 9, 2017 ~ Paul Kanarek, College Wise
 

The GATER BLOG

The GATER blog is intended for our GATE families and other community members interested in the education of Gifted and Advanced Learners. Through the GATER we will share information about IUSD's program as well as other information and resources to support you as you raise your child. Anyone can join the blog and receive email notifications for postings by entering an email address in the box at the top right corner of our main page. If you are just joining this communication, please enjoy past editions of the GATER. All editions from last year are available in the archive located on the right panel of this blog.

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