Many of us have questions about what Gifted Education looks like in the new Back to School Plans. Let’s work together to figure out what we’d like know. Join the discussion in the closed BVPAGE FaceBook group. If you aren't a member, ask to join, answer the membership questions, and you will have a response usually within a few hours. Hope to see you all there!

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President's Message We are heading into the last quarter of school and still have some fun and informative events coming up!

But first, thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Opportunities Fair this past month! We had a record turnout and are looking forward to even bigger and better fair next year. We've now posted information about all the camps in our Facebook group in case you weren't able to make it.

Our next meeting is this Friday, March 6th from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilltop Conference Center. We've had several parents raise questions and concerns about the new standards based grading system in elementary school, so we invited members of the Blue Valley Curriculum and Instruction team to our meeting to shed some light on the changes this year. Thank you to those who submitted questions ahead of time to help guide our discussion. 

This year's Brain Blizzard is on April 4th and there's still time to register! All gifted Blue Valley 7th and 8th graders are welcome. See the flyer below for more information and click here to register. 

Also, Robotics Camps registration is open and we still have a few slots open. Check out the information and register here.

We are also excited to host one last evening meeting on April 9th. We are partnering with START (Stand Together and Rethink Technology) to discuss strategies on navigating the impact of technology on our kids and helping them more responsible digital citizens. 

We hope to see you at one or all of these events!  Amy Gallentine BVPAGE President Upcoming Meetings and Events:

March 6th - 11:30am-1pm, Hilltop Conference Center April 4th - 10 am - noon, Brain Blizzard April 9th - 7pm-8:30pm, Hilltop Conference Center May 5th - 9 am Morning Coffee

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Summer Opportunities Success

We had a record turnout of vendors and guests at last night's Summer Opportunities Fair and couldn't be more thrilled! Thanks also to the Prairie Star Middle School Early Bird strings group for being our musical guest. They did a great job! And thanks to everyone for spreading the word!

The list of camps is posted on our public Facebook page and will be posted in our archives eventually as well.

Brain Blizzard

If you have a 7th or 8th Grader who loves trivia, Brain Blizzard is a great way for kids to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning and get to know other kids in their age group before high school. Teams and individuals are welcome, and a panel of kids will also be on hand to answer questions about gifted in high school.

It's coming up shortly after Spring Break, so register soon!

Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 AM – Noon

Scheels Training Center

There is a $5 fee per child for general members, Friends of BVPAGE get two registrations free.

To find out more about volunteering, visit our Volunteer page.

Robotics Camps

Registration is now open to everyone. Here's the basic information. If you'd like more details, we have that for you here. Thanks in advance for considering our camps. Our instructors love to have your kids, kids love the camps, and gifted education teachers get grants out of the proceeds. It's a win all the way around!

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