Seeking Donations For CPA’s Festival Of The Famous Costume Rental*

Our annual Festival of the Famous is coming up! Students in 3rd and 4th grade have been researching famous personalities for the past 2 months, and their hard work will be celebrated with a festival where they get to dress up as “their” personality. To facilitate this, CPA is hosting a costume rental to help kids find the right costumes.

CPA is looking for costume donations to add to our Costume Collection. We especially need boys’ suits and/or jackets. Any items you collected for your student’s costumes in 3rd or 4th grades would also be great!

Please donate by Monday, May 20th. Collection box is located in the front office at school.

Questions: Christiane Rahbarrad, CPA Co-VP at or (206) 399-2949.

*What is a Costume Rental?

CPA began collecting costumes a few years ago for Festival of the Famous. We hope to help kids (and their parents) in putting together a great costume for the celebration concluding this great project. Our goal is a little fundraising and a little community while supporting our families.

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“Race to Nowhere” FREE Showings

The Challenge Parents Association (CPA) is hosting showings of the movie “Race to Nowhere.” Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy  makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of  America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. Raise your awareness about our children, who sometimes put themselves under so much pressure to be perfect.

Register for your FREE tickets online:

Friday, May 17 @ 7 PM
Saturday, May 18 @ 3 PM
Saturday, May 18 @ 7 PM

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Sensory-Friendly Performance

There is a FREE “Sensory-Friendly” performance of Skippyon Jones that is specifically for  children who need a modified performance style Sunday May 12  at 4pm in Everett.
Admission to this performance is FREE with advanced reservations.  Please call the Everett Performing Arts Center Box  Office at (425) 257-8600.

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Monthly Math Hour & Math Playground at UW

Sunday, May 5, at 1 pm, the Monthly Math Hour at University of  Washington presents “How to Win Some Games You’ve Never Heard Of” by Prof.  Martin Tompa of the Computer Science and Engineering department. FREE math lecture for grades 6-10 in Savery Hall 260.

No RSVP required.

Across the hall from the Math Hour, there will be a FREE Math Playground for students grades 1-4, presented by Prime Factor Math Circle.  FYI, Prime Factor  also hosts afterschool math circles for grades 3-9, and is starting a new summer camp program this summer.

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SENG Webinar Event, May 16th – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Managing Developmental Asynchronies in Young Highly Gifted Children

Date: May 16, 2013
4:30 p.m. Pacific [90 mins.]
Presenter: Stephanie Meyer, PhD

Children with superior intellectual capacities frequently manifest lagging skills in other areas of development.  A variety of available intervention methods can help minimize the impact of developmental asynchronies on a child’s capacity to express his/her intellectual and creative gifts. This webinar features a panel comprised of a child psychologist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, special educator, behavioral analyst, and developmental optometrist, all of whom will discuss empirically supported strategies, within their respective fields, designed to target areas of challenge commonly seen among highly gifted youth.

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SENG Webinar Event, May 14th – Families with Gifted GLBTQ Youth

Date: May 14, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m. Pacific [90 mins.]
Presenter: Terry Friedrichs, PhD, EdD

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth experience much higher-than-average rates of verbal and physical harassment, parental rejection, and suicide. However, these students also have great potential for academic success, as seen by their disproportionately-high representation in programs for the gifted.

This session explains how parents, siblings, and teachers can build on these students’ potential and can diminish the effect of others’ harm.

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A free resource publication brought to you by the Northwest Gifted Child Association (

SATORI Camp (Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA), 800-999-8363

Western Youth Programs (Western WA University, Bellingham, WA),, 360-650-3308

Robinson Center for Young Scholars (University of WA, Seattle, WA),, 206-543-4160

Cougar Quest (Washington State University, Pullman, WA), 509-335-1235

Camp Metamorphosis (Whitworth University, Spokane, WA)

Summer Institute for the Gifted (Redmond, WA & Nationwide)

Center for Talented Youth (Seattle University & Nationwide)

Education Program for Gifted Youth Summer Institutes (Stanford, CA)

Institute for Educational Advancement (Pasadena, CA)


Davidson Institute for Talent Development (Reno, NV)

Gifted Education Resource Institute, Purdue University (Lafayette, IN)

Duke Talent Identification Program – TIP (Nationwide, mostly east coast)

Summer at Seabury (Tacoma, WA),

Evergreen School (Shoreline, WA)

Open Window School (South Bellevue, WA)

Soundview School (Lynnwood, WA)



Internal Drive Camps (Univ of WA Seattle & Univ of WA Bothell & Nationwide)

Port Townsend Marine Science Center (Port Townsend, WA), 360-385-5582, 800-566-3932

Northwest Maritime Center (Seattle, WA)

Saturday Academy at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon), 503-200-5858

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland, Oregon), 503-797-4661

Camps for Curious Minds from the Pacific Science Center, 206-443-2925

Camp Invention (Numerous sites in WA and OR), 800-968-4332

Destination Science (Numerous sites across King County, WA)

U.S. Space Camps & Space Academy (Huntsville, Alabama), 800-637-7223

Canoe Island French Camp (Private Island near Orcas Island, San Juans, WA)

Catalina Sea Camp (Catalina Island, CA) Residential, Ages 8-17

Marrowstone-in-the-City, Youth Symphony Orchestra (Seattle & Redmond, WA)

Studio East (Kirkland, WA)

Taproot Theater (Seattle, WA)

Youth Theatre Northwest (Mercer Island, WA)

Centrum (Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA),, 360-385-3102 x120

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Camp Invention Summer Program – $25 Early Bird Discount

Now through March 30, all who register online receive $25 off along with an additional $5 savings! Click the REGISTER button now to find a location near you!


The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun!!!!


Time is running out!

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April 2, 7-9pm: Uniquely Gifted, a FREE presentation brought to you by the HiCap Advisory Board

Uniquely Gifted

April 2, 7-9pm

Administration Building, Board Room
3330 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA
(Just walk straight past the stairs as you enter the lobby – you can’t miss it.)
A FREE presentation brought to you by the Northshore HiCap Advisory Board

Presented by:
Sandra Malone-Long, PhD
(Lake Washington Quest program school psychologist)

Who should go?
Parents of highly capable or “gifted” children,
especially if that child has some sort of unique challenge
such as perfectionism, anxiety, intense emotions, a visual-spatial learning style, or a disability of any sort.
(Note that these are VERY common in gifted kids, so this talk would apply to pretty much everyone)

In this presentation you will learn characteristics of gifted learners with unique learning needs and styles.
Parents will learn the level of interventions possible in the school and home setting.
We will focus on the need for team collaboration and targeted interventions.
Noted is the importance of the “home and school environment.”
Most important is for students, educational staff, and parents to be able to identify the “markers of success.”

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