Reach Parent Group
NEW TO REACH?
WHO WE ARE
REACH Parent Group (a committee of the D205 PTA Council) is a parent group dedicated to supporting gifted and talented programs (grades 3-8) in District 205 and encouraging higher level educational opportunities for ALL District 205 students.
Hello D205 REACH Parents!
Click on a topic to see further details:
- Next REACH Parent Group Meeting - Nov 9
- Last REACH Parent Group Meeting - Dec 14
- Updates on REACH Identification Process
- REACH Parent Group Communications
- 23-24 School Year Meeting Schedule
- Summer 2023 "New to REACH" Parent Meeting Presentation
Last updated: November 14, 2023
Please join the REACH Parent Group for a video conference meeting on Thursday December 14 at 7 pm (connection details TBA). We will be hosting some of our elementary level (K-5) REACH teachers, who will discuss executive function skills and tools that are used to help students be successful in the classroom. Stay tuned for a meeting agenda. All parents are welcome - you don't need to have a child in the REACH program to attend. We hope you can join us!
The REACH Parent Group had a lunchtime video conference meeting on Thursday November 9 at 12 pm on Zoom. The guest was Mr. Dave Beedy, D205 Director of STEM Education, who shared insights from the Spring math teachers survey and discussed current math standards. A copy of his presentation can be found here, along with the meeting minutes.
Wondering if your child qualifies for the REACH program? The REACH identification process consists of a review of achievement data, cognitive assessment data, and teacher rating scales based on student performance in the classroom. Updated placement guidelines (for both initial and appeal) will be posted on the D205 REACH website no later than November 21, 2023.
Please see the REACH directory and/or the REACH School Representatives webpage to contact your school's REACH teacher, REACH Parent Group representative or REACH PG committee members. We are here to help you!
Watch this REACH Parent Group website for lots of valuable learning and information from prior speakers and meetings.
Please also sign up for our REACH Parent Group Communications and follow our D205 Facebook groups as outlined on the New to REACH Parent Group webpage.
Our REACH Parent Group (RPG) meetings will take place on the second Thursday of every month. We will do our best to ensure a mix of day and evening meetings and will record meetings wherever possible. Most meetings will occur via ZOOM to accommodate our large group's varying schedules; however, we do plan to host some in person (e.g., a movie night, a high school student discussion panel, etc.) The entire REACH Parent Group meeting schedule can be found on the RPG meetings page.
The REACH Parent Group hosted two Zoom sessions for families “NEW to REACH” math and/or ELA program(s) for the 2023-2024 school year. You can view the D205 REACH Overview slides presented at these meetings online. All of the information reviewed will also be posted on D205's REACH website.