NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Letter from PS 33 Chelsea Prep Principal Linore Lindy
August 13, 2012, 1:29 pm
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We received a letter from PS 33 Chelsea Prep principal Linore Lindy about the upcoming school year and all the amazing activities the children of P.S. 33 gifted and talented program will experience this coming school year. Don’t worry, the list doesn’t include any OLSAT test prep or NNAT test prep after school programs. I’m quite impressed with such the variety of activities that all the children at PS 33 will experience and how Principal Linore Lindy lays it all out in such an easy to read and understand format.  A few of my personal favorites that I know my daughter will enjoy are:

  • Annual College Fair
  • Cookshop
  • Audubon Socity
  • And of course the school’s famous Halloween Parade on the sidewalks surrounding the school

See which one below your child would like the best by clicking on the image below to enlarge the letter from Principal Lindy.


Canine Project in Long Island
August 12, 2012, 8:52 pm
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If you’re needing practice questions for G&T go to is quick post non G&T  related. A friend of mine, Hope Gamble, is the founder of The Canine Kitchen Project – a dog food venture out in Long Island that specializes in producing dog food products made almost completely from local sources and where 25% of the annual proceeds will go to no-kill animal shelters and non-profits that support veterans with assistance dogs. If you’re interested in supporting this project click here.

Your support will make a big difference in many ways. Imagine how happy a veteran will be to receive an assistance dog trained for their specific needs – giving them dignity, self-reliance and a loyal, best friend. Or how happy a no-kill animal shelter will be to receive not only extra funds and dog food products for their rescue animals but for the rescues themselves with a second chance at life.  Or how great it will be to know that the ingredients made in the dog food products support the local farmers and fisherman yearlong with the purchasing of their crops, produce and commodities.

PS 33 Chelsea Prep in District 2 Gifted and Talented Update
August 1, 2012, 9:26 pm
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This past school year my daughter completed second grade in the New York City gifted and talented program at PS 33 Chelsea Prep in District 2. The principal, Linore Lindy, created another great year as the G&T program expanded through 3rd grade this year and going to 4th grade for the 2012-2013 school year.  Overall, the 2011-2012 school year was a great success and kudos to Ms. Alison Epstein who taught the second grade gifted and talented class at PS 33 this past year. As you can tell by the photos below, the curriculum is 1 to 2 years ahead of a general ed second grade not only in New York City but across the nation.

Are you preparing your child for the G&T test for 2012-2013 then make sure you practice with the new Aristotle Circle workbook for the NNAT. Trust me, the NNAT test is super-duper difficult and is even timed! Now that’s even more pressure for our talented tots.

Part of the curriculum on the wall at PS 33 Chelsea Prep for 2nd grade G&T. Division in second grade!

Stories from American History written by each of the children in the gifted and talented class at PS 33 for second grade.

G&T parents at PS 33 visit the classroom to the writers workshop! Principal Linore Lindy visited the class while parents were there.

Learning division in the gifted and talented class at PS 33 Chelsea Prep in New York City. Great practice for the OLSAT test level D and level E.

A class project of building a town to learn history and geography all in second grade.