Welcome back to another year of advocacy. We expect it to be busy. The recent revenue forecast is bleak, as is usual these days, and rumors are that there may need to be a special session this fall for a supplemental budget. Brrr!
If you are not following the Coalition on Facebook, you may have missed these two important articles:
You can follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wagifted.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is a great organization and they have made available their booklet “The Joy and the Challenge of Parenting Gifted Children: Readings and Resources.” If you don’t have a Kindle, you can also download a free Kindle reader to access this amazing collection.
The Washington State PTA will hold its annual legislative assembly on October 14th and 15th. A proposal regarding support for highly capable is among the issues up for debate this year. You can view the proposal here.
Our next message will be concerned with Coalition finances, with a Treasurer’s Report for our fiscal year ending August 31, 2011, and reminders about memberships. Look for it the middle of the month.
We have a lot of hard work ahead of us this coming school year and need both your financial support and participation in advocacy activities. Meantime, thank you to those who have recently renewed their memberships for the year 2011-2012.