NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Advanced Math for Your Child – Free Information Session Next Week
May 31, 2010, 11:04 pm
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Email me if you’d like to attend this free information session next Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm in Battery Park City – near Westside Highway and Chambers Street. Or if you want my FREE G&T Newsletter email me as well at

Here are a few math books for your child this summer to practice from

Here’s information on the advance math information session next week: Continue reading

Receive Email from NYC DOE on Gifted and Talented OSLAT Score Updates

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I received the email below from the NYC DOE on the OLSAT test scores that were mailed out to parents this past Friday, April 16, 2010.  If you’d like to join my free G&T newsletter email me at Thanks – Michael

Here’s the email:

Gifted and Talented Email Update for April 20, 2010 Continue reading

The NYC Gifted and Talented Process – What I Went Through Starting Last May – OLSAT Results, School Tours

If you’d like to read the beginning of the blog where the G&T adventures begins go to this link:

From OLSAT test results to G&T school tours, I’ve chronicled step by step of the process.

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Gifted and Talented Parent Information Session at Bright Kids NYC

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This past Thursday I attended the Bright Kids NYC parent information session in Manhattan going over OLSAT test prep and general information about the NYC gifted and talented program. During the session I participated on the G&T parents panel to answer questions from prospective G&T parents. There were also 2 teachers on the panel – one who teaches gifted and talented and the other who actually was a proctor of the OLSAT test for several years. Bige Doruk, founder of Bright Kids, gave a presentation at the beginning before panel members answered questions from parents.

There were about 40 parents who attended the session that was scheduled to from 6:30pm to 8pm. After it was all said and done we didn’t get out of session until after 9pm due to the high interest and interaction amongst audience members! The participation levels were extremely high especially in the area of OLSAT test prep. This session provided a true forum for parents to find out the “ins and outs” of the OLSAT and BRSA tests and how to navigate through the NYC gifted and talented program effectively. Due to the setting and content of the meeting I’d have to say this information session was far better than what the DOE NYC gifted and talented information session held a couple of weeks ago.

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First Week of NYC Gifted and Talented Program for Kindergarten and NY Times Article

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Well, we finished our first week of kindergarten for our child at PS 33. All I can say is we are VERY pleased so far with  the program at PS 33 Chelsea Prep. From the teacher to the principal everything has run smoothly and we believe the rest of the year will be just as good if not better. Our child’s class is a true representation of the diverse backgrounds of this wonderful city and we’re glad our child will be able to attend a school that accurately reflects the various cultures and backgrounds of NYC.

On another note, there was an interesting article in NY Times regarding the NYC gifted and talented program a few weeks ago. Not sure I agree with all of it but I found it a good read.  The article mentions OLSAT test preparation along with OLSAT scores for the NYC gifted and talented program. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Continue reading

NYC Gifted and Talented Program What Parents Are Saying

Well, the first week of school is over and the second week is beginning. I’ve been hearing alot from parents regarding prepping their 4-year old pre-K for the NYC gifted and talented OLSAT test. I’ve also heard from other parents who found out the night before school what G&T school their child would be attending the next day! So far, so good with everything I’ve been hearing from the other parents in the NYC gifted and talented program.

We’ve been very pleased so far with PS 33 and their new G&T program. The communication from the school has been excellent and our child is expected to do some reading  homework every night. We also received a very nice letter from the teacher along with an gifted and talented evaluation form we need to complete where we assess our own child for gifted and talented (i.e. strengths, areas of improvement, etc.).

Check out my other blog if you’re interested in some great fun items for your gifted and talented child!

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Michael

School Starts Tomorrow for NYC Gifted and Talented Program

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Well, tomorrow is the first day of school for the NYC public school system. We’re very excited about our child entering the NYC G&T program at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep.

I am hearing from some parents who took the NYC gifted and talented tests this summer are just finding out TODAY which NYC gifted and talented school their child will be attending TOMORROW. The summer testing for the NYC gifted and talented took place in June-July of this past summer.  One parent indicated their child got a city wide acceptance letter for NYC gifted and talented for the summer testing, although they were also told they needed to prioritize the schools in District 2 where they are located to be accepted to the NYC G&T program. Continue reading

OLSAT summer testing for nyc gifted and talented program parents

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I’ve heard from some parents they are FINALLY finding out which NYC gifted and talented program school their child will be attending starting next Wed. Some have just received their gifted and talented placement letter – as long they ranked the schools.  So much for being able to plan in advance but I suppose it’s better than finding out Tuesday or even Wednesday. Most of these parents who are just now finding out are for children who took the OLSAT summer test for the gifted and talented program for New York City Schools. Continue reading

Parents Orientation at P.S. 33 Chelsea Prep Gifted and Talented

There was a parents orientation breakfast this week for new students at PS 33 Chelsea Prep.  This also included parents of NYC gifted and talented program students along with general education.

At the orientation we were a bit concerned because we were told they will be combining the kindergarten with the first grade due to low enrollment in the the G&T at PS 33. They didn’t want to cancel the program all together so they combined the class.  Based upon further research, this is a common practice if class sizes are small.  We met and spoke to the G&T teacher who be teaching our child this fall and she addressed our concerns about the combination class of kindergarten and first grade. The G&T teacher is very kind, responsive and most of all passionate about teaching! She was able to thoroughly answer our questions and concerns and welcomed parents involvement throughout the year. We’ll see how she feels about parent involvement after a few meetings with me. <grin> 🙂   Continue reading

Parents Poll for NYC Gifted and Talented Test Prep for Pre-k and Kindergarten