October Newsletter

President's Message

It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of the first quarter already! We hope you all had a great start to the school year! The October BVPAGE meeting is this Friday, October 5th at Hilltop from 11:30a.m. to 1p.m. Due to an illness, our speaker on college admissions has asked to reschedule, so we are going to offer an open forum to talk about whatever is on your mind regarding gifted education or your gifted child. Feel free to bring any questions or concerns you may have. BVPAGE parents always have so much great advice to share and resources to recommend, so please come and let us know what's on your mind! These sessions are always filled with new information and a lot of laughs. We hope you can make it!

Amy Gallentine

BVPAGE President

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Friday, Oct 5th

BVPAGE Meeting - Open Forum

Hilltop Campus, Conference Room B

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Opportunity to discuss whatever is on your mind regarding gifted education or your gifted child. Feel free to bring any questions or concerns you may have. (College Admissions will be rescheduled at a later date.)

Sunday, October 7th

Parent/Family Day at the KGTC State Conference Emporia State University, Emporia, KS Price reduced for parents and families: $25 per adult or $50 per family (no limit on number of children). Choose from a variety of informational sessions geared toward gifted families. Lunch is included. Registration is required at

Friday, Nov. 2nd


Thursday, Nov. 15th

BVPAGE Evening Meeting - You forgot your homework…again??? Engaging the Brain and Using Their Strengths: Executive Function Skills and Gifted Kids with Diane McLean, M.Ed., PCC, Life Coach, Odyssey Learning.

Hilltop Campus, Conference Room B

7700 W 143rd Street, OP, KS 66223

7:00 PM

Do you have a kid whose locker looks like a war zone? Or maybe they do their homework but don't turn it in on time? Do they struggle with organizing, planning, managing time, or paying attention to/remembering details? Are their emotions off the charts in every direction? Or do they struggle with friendships and social situations? Come find out why these things are especially tough for some of our kids and learn how they can use their strengths to help them plan for projects, start and finish tasks in a timely manner, organize materials, regulate emotions, control impulses, reflect and evaluate, adjust to changes in situations, and make their social lives a little easier. These skills, critical to managing our lives, aren’t often explicitly taught in the traditional education system - but they can be taught, and our kids can learn! Come find out how.

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