Welcome to Challenge Spot!

This website has been created to support families within the Challenge Program at Terrace Park Elementary School and the Highly Capable Program at Brier Terrace Middle School. Here you will find information on up-and-coming events, advocacy issues, gifted resources and information from the Challenge Parents Association.

Directory

CPA welcomes you to a new school year! Our mission is to advocate for and support our gifted/highly capable students, families and teachers in the Brier Terrace Middle School (BTMS) Highly Capable Program and the Terrace Park Challenge Program. In an ongoing effort to improve communication and connection among our families we are creating a […]

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Transforming Intensity – CPA General Meeting and Talk, May 11

CPA General Meeting and Talk 6:00pm-8:00pm May 11, at Terrace Park Commons   (Meeting at 6:00pm, Talk 6:30-8:00 pm.) Light meal and childcare available from 6-8pm. Catherine Stafford: Transforming Intensity – An Introduction to Inspiring Greatness through the Nurtured Heart Approach With many challenging and intense children, traditional parenting and therapy approaches can actually worsen behavior. Learn […]

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WA Coalition for Gifted Education

A January 19th email update from the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education.

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What Parents Need to Know about Smart Kids – Half-Day Workshop

What Parents Need to Know about Smart Kids – Half-Day Workshop Presented by Northwest Gifted Child Association Sunday November 16, 2:00pm – 5:30pm Brightwater Center, Woodinville **Onsite kids program available for grades K-5, provided by Imagine Children’s Museum. More info below** Past attendees say…  “This presentation was a true eye opener”  “greatly changed my perspective” “amazed at how […]

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Spring Pledge Drive

Dear Challenge and Highly-Capable Families, The Challenge Parents Association (CPA) thanks you for all of your generous contributions this year! So far, we have reached $13,000 and are closing in on our budget goal of $15,000. We would like to raise the last $2,000 in our Spring Fund Raising Drive so that we may fund […]

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Some Answers to “What’s so different about raising a gifted child?”-This Weekend!

What’s so different about raising a gifted child? When: March 8, 2014, 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM (registration opens at 9:00 AM) Where: Seattle Public Schools John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence 2445 3rd Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134 Map and Directions Nearby Food and Lodging Free onsite parking Keynote by Jann Leppien, Ph.D. Attention parents of gifted kids! Join us for an opportunity to […]

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Documents for Gifted Ed Day

GED Legistlative District 2014 GED 2 Flyer GED checklist 2014 GED Kids Speaking Prompt FamilyGED2014Info GED FAQ GED campus-map

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Gifted Ed Day: News & Resources from Coalition for Gifted Ed

Gifted Education Day is February 28, 2014. Join us in Olympia. ★ The Coalition has been active in Olympia for 30 years and for the most part we have been concerned with maintaining state funding for Highly Capable Programs.In the past ten years there have been several efforts to defund HCP entirely and, thanks to the […]

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On March 8: What’s so different about raising a gifted child?

Calling all Washington State Gifted Families: Come make new friends while attending a conference designed JUST FOR YOU! The Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA) is the oldest and largest Washington State Gifted Parent Advocacy Group that exists to bring gifted families together for support and education. The NWGCA’s annual Connections Conference 2014 on March 8 in Seattle […]

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UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars Hosting Event Today

Some news from the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars: Our 3rd Annual Alumni Speaker Series is TODAY! Friday Oct. 25. Come hear a panel of former students share their experiences with start-ups.Location: UW Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 389 Time: 3:30PM – 5:30PMPizza will be served. The mission of the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for […]

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