The Gifted Child Society is a
non-profit organization that was
founded in 1957 by parents of
New Jersey to further the cause
of gifted children.
- Welcome to TGCS 2016!
TGCS is pleased to welcome our new and returning Members to the many innovative and exciting things we have in store for our gifted Member children this year. We look forward to seeing our students at our new Saturday Workshop 2016 sessions, and at our new Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2016 program. Please read on for more information about these and many other happenings at TGCS.
- Saturday Workshop Spring 2016 program registration is now open!
Our Saturday Workshop Spring 2016 program will run from March 5 - May 21, 2016 from 9:30 to 12:30PM, with one afternoon schedule on March 5th from 2:30PM to 5:30PM (due to SAT testing in the AM). Our new Saturday Workshop Spring 2016 catalog is now available. Click the link to the left to download our new Spring catalog and find the exciting courses in store for this spring’s session!
- 2016 TGCS Membership Drive has begun!
For Returning Members: In order to participate in TGCS programs in 2016, each Member child's TGCS Membership must be renewed and in effect for 2016. Our Membership renewal drive is currently underway so please be sure to complete and email your Membership Form and renew today! 2016 TGCS Memberships are valid from January 1 through December 31, 2016. Memberships must be renewed if you would like to remain on TGCS' email blast list, beginning January 1, 2016.
For New Member Candidates: If you would like to have your child(ren) considered for Membership to TGCS, please see Potential New Members below for more information.
- 2016 TGCS Medical Forms
Please be sure to submit your pediatrician-signed 2016 TGCS Medical form (available under the Forms link on the left) with your child(ren)'s 2016/current immunization form. A current-year TGCS Medical Form is required for each Member child that attends TGCS programs in 2016. Your child(ren)'s medical information is current for one calendar year from the date it was last issued. If this date will expire before or during a TGCS program session in 2016, you must submit an updated form to TGCS.
Please note: your child(ren)'s current/2016 medical forms must be on file with TGCS prior to participation in TGCS programs.
- Mark your calendars!
Our Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2016 Program will run from June 27 - August 5, 2016 from 8:45AM to 4:00PM, with available AM/PM Extended Care. Our unique curriculum will focus on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, for all levels of campers. Details for Camp STEAM 2016 will be announced in late February, at which time, registration for the summer camp will begin.
- Reserve Your Child(ren)'s Spot with Camp STEAM 2016 Today!
For those of you planning ahead for summer, you may reserve a spot for your child(ren) in our Summer Super Stars Camp STEAM 2016 program NOW. Please refer to the 2016 TGCS Membership Renewal Form (available under the Forms link on the left) for more information on how to reserve his/her spot. Be sure to complete your child(ren)'s TGCS 2016 Membership Form and e-mail it today to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note your reservation deposit will be applied to your Camp STEAM balance at time of registration.
- Special Introductory Classes For Three Year Olds
Do you have a bright three year old? Do you know someone who does? TGCS offers special, one-time introductory classes for bright three year olds who would like to experience the unique and specialized instruction offered by TGCS to advanced learners. These special classes are available as part of our Saturday Workshop Program, limited to one class choice per child. Child(ren) must be three years old prior to the start of the Saturday Workshop session in which s/he would like to participate. TGCS Membership is not required until they are four years of age.
- Potential New Members
If you'd like to have your child(ren) considered for Membership to TGCS, your child(ren)'s eligibility and gifted diagnosis must be determind via an IQ test administered by a certified/licensed psychologist. For convenience, TGCS offers onsite intelligence testing for a fee. PLease contact the TGCS office at email@example.com or call us at 201-444-6530 to schedule an appointment.
- TGCS Has New Headquarters!
We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our TGCS corporate office to Allendale, New Jersey, just 1 mile from our program operations facilities at Northern Highlands Regional High School (NHRHS). Our new office address is 1 Myrtle Avenue, 2nd Floor, Allendale, NJ, 07401. Our primary e-mail address remains firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TGCS is Looking for Unique, Dedicated Instructors
TGCS is actively looking for dynamic and dedicated instructors with a passion for a variety of subject matter. If you are a educator or a professional with an interest in sharing your wealth of knowledge with our exceptional gifted learners in pre-K through grade 8, you may be a potential candidate for a unique instructor position with TGCS. Please forward your resume to email@example.com for consideration.
- Jim Delisle - Parenting Precocious Kids
TGCS Member, nine year old Mark Leschinsky, was the youngest of six students nationwide to be selected as an Inductee to the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors on September 12, 2015 at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park. This is the Nation's Top Honor as a Hall of Fame for inventors up to age ninteen. He received an Edison Innovation Induction Award 2015 for his invention of a "Self-Disinfecting Hazmat Suit for Healthcare Workers" that he invented last year to protect healthcare workers from the Ebola virus. Congratulations to Mark, what a fantastic achievement!
Mark receives an Edison Innovation Award from John Keegan, The President of Edison Innovation Foundation.
Cole Pryor, a Saturday Workshop participant and Summer Super Stars camper, has achieved 2nd place for the 2015 Most Philosophical 3rd Grader in America from Kids Philosophy Slam contest. TGCS congratulates Cole on his accomplishment! The topic was; Violence or Compassion: Which has a greater impact on society? Read More >>
The Early Childhood 2015 Summer Super Stars STEAM campers chose to support the Hayden's Heart Memorial Fund this past summer. The EC Camp Store raised over $700 dollars that they donated to the fund that helps fight juvenile congenital heart defects and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Our EC campers should be very proud of their accomplishment!
Exploring The World at TGCS
One of our Saturday Workshop students was so inspired by his Passports to the World course he created a trifold board of all the countries of the world, with their flags, capitals, and currency. He did this on his own time at home and brought it in to share with his instructor and classmates. We are so proud of him! He is five years old.
The Gifted Child Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1957 by parents of New Jersey to further the cause of gifted children. To achieve its mission, The Gifted Child Society is committed to providing the following:
- Superior programming and experiential opportunities for gifted children, to equip them with the means necessary to enjoy a full and productive life.
- Extraordinary support services and resources for families of gifted children, for all developmental stages.
- Cutting-edge professional training opportunities and support for educators and administrators, to ensure early identification and the best possible learning environments and opportunities within school districts, to meet the needs of these unique children.
- Conspicuous and dedicated advocacy of gifted children throughout local, state and federal venues to ensure public recognition, acceptance and timely responsiveness to their unique needs.
Since 1957, the Society has served over 60,000 children and their families. In 1975, the U.S. Department of Education named it a national demonstration model.
Our deepest gratitude goes to Mrs. Katie Basler and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bradley for their generous donation of a professional microscope for TGCS. This microscope was donated in memory of Mr. Michael Pezzuti, Mrs. Basler's cousin, who was studying to be a doctor when he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away before earning his medical degree. Michael's family has informed us that Michael would have been incredibly proud to know that his microscope will be used to benefit and inspire our gifted students. Students in our annual programming will be using Michael's microscope as part of their ongoing exploration activities. Many thanks to Mrs. Basler, and Mr. and Mrs. Bradley!