Kent parent Brooke Valentine has launched a great project to show our representatives in Olympia the many faces of highly capable children. We hope that you’ll join in and share what highly capable looks like in your house. From Brooke:
I have a project that I am hoping all of you will embrace. I think you will because you’ve all been amazing at calling and emailing your Representatives with great creative messages!
I would like to show our elected officials the bright shining faces of Hi-Cap kids (teachers, family members!).
So what I am asking is for you to make a sign with a message from you or your child (see attached photo for my daughters!) and also include somewhere on the sign “Support Hi-Cap” so that we will have a consistent message. Please make sure that you can read the sign.
Also many parents have asked about having their child write hand written notes. If you or your child would like to do this you can fax them to me at 1-866-276-1565 and I will create a PDF with them and add them to the photos. (NO LAST NAMES PLEASE) The fax number is an efax – the faxes goes right into my email.
Upload your pictures to our Flickr group — http://www.flickr.com/groups/hicap. You can upload high quality photos to this site which will be good if I need to print them! You can share them through the Washington Coalition for Gifted Education’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/wagifted). Or e-mail them to me with the email title “Hi-Cap Picture” I am hoping to get at the very least 100 pictures! Can’t wait to see how creative you are!
Help spread the word and forward this email to other parents/teachers or students involved with Highly Capable or gifted programs in Washington State!
Please get your pictures to me by February 14th! It is my hope to print out the final product in a book form that I can give to the Governor.
Parent of 3rd and 4th Grade Hi-Cap Students in the Kent School District.