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Sheri Sims, M.Ed., LPC
Gifted & Talented Specialist
sherisims@tomballisd.net
 
 
Creekview Elementary (Tues. & Thurs. w/ alternating Fridays) 
8877 West New Harmony Trail
The Woodlands, TX 77375 
281-357-3070 
 
 
Timber Creek Elementary (Mon. & Wed. w/ alternating Fridays) 
8455 Creekside Green Dr. 
The Woodlands, TX 77389
 281-357-3060 
 
 
 
 Hi! I am excited to serve as the GT Specialist for Creekview Elementary and Timber Creek Elementary. This is my second year with Tomball ISD. I completed my undergrad work at Baylor University and a master's from the University of Houston in Counseling Psychology. This is my fifteenth year in public education, with experience ranging from 5th grade self-contained, 6th grade math and Kindergarten ESL, along with three years as a school counselor. I have also enjoyed working as a therapist in private practice over the past couple of years in addition to the opportunity of working with the Advanced Academics Services Dept. and with the Strategic Initiatives Dept. in Spring Branch.
 
 Some of my favorite things are playing chess with my two sons, traveling, road trips, finding new shows on netflix, culinary explorations in the kitchen, hiking, exploring new hobbies, reading the latest research about natural health, and occasionally acting in commercials when the opportunity arises. I absolutely love Tomball ISD so much that I moved here from the city so that my children could attend elementary school in Tomball. I have a passion for working with GT students and look forward to an exciting year!
 

Recent Posts

Fall GT Testing for New Students (grades 1 - 5)

Due to the events of last week, the submission deadline for requesting GT testing has been extended to Sept. 13th.  If you are NEW to Tomball ISD and would like to have your child (grades 1 - 5) screened for GT services, please download the forms in this link: Parent Permission & Survey  or pick up a copy in the front office.

Fall GT Testing Permission & Parent Survey

 Hi parents of Creekview!
 
If you are new to our school, Welcome!   If your child is new to Tomball ISD this year, he or she is eligible for GT screening during our fall testing window. You may also choose to wait until the spring testing window when all students are invited to test.  Please see the attachment... your signature is required for testing. There is also a parent survey required.  Please return both completed pages by either emailing them to me directly (sherisims@tomballisd.net) or returning them to school with your child.  Deadline for referring your child for fall testing is September 8. Students may be tested once per school year, so those testing in the fall will be eligible for re-testing in the spring of the following school year. Testing results will be sent home by letter during the first week of October.

Projects progress

Good morning Parents,
 
I have shared this before with most of you, but here's a reminder of how to log on to your student's google drive in order to check progress on the projects they are working on during GT groups.
 
We are currently working on projects from the Texas Performance Standards Project. You may view all project outlines at www.texaspsp.org.
 
To log in, go to google as the home page. Sign in at the top right hand corner with the following:
user name:  studentID@elem.tomballschools.net  (Student ID is the same as lunch number)
 
Password is tisd followed by your child's birthdate.
Example: tisd02012008
 
Here is a list of projects the students are working on (several grade levels are working on the same project title, but at different depth & complexity levels):
 
1st grade:  Animal Nation  (adding language of the discipline, details)
2nd:           A Study of Biography (adding language of the discipline, relating
                           over time)
3rd:            Math Around Town (adding language of the discipline, relating
                           over time)
4th:            Math Around Town (adding language of the discipline, relating
                          over time, ethics)
5th:            Math Around Town (adding language of the discipline,        
                         relating over time, ethics, details)
 
Let me know if you have any questions!

GT Screening Permission Form & Parent Survey

Hi Parents,
 
If you would like your child to be screened for GT services, please download and complete the required form (permission form and the parent survey) by clicking on the title of this post labeled GT Screening Permission Form & Parent Survey.
Please return to Ms. Sims by March 9th.
 
* Kindergarten has already been screened. Those who indicated a need for further evaluation have been notified. Final results will be available by March 1st. 
 
*Any student who has already been screened this academic year will be re-eligible for screening in spring 2018.

Chess tournament opportunities

Hi Parents,
Here is an opportunity for your child to practice chess skills and improve advance rank within the US Chess Federation.
 

Cypress Friday Knights

Chess Club

Who: Players must be members of USCF.  For more information:http://www.uschess.org

What: Competitive chess for the novice and advanced players.

When:  Play begins at 7 p.m. every Friday.  Check in at 6:50 p.m.

Where: McDonalds at the corner of Tuckerton and Barker-Cypress. 

Cost: $5 per player

Contact:  David Muller:  dmuller1948@gmail.com

832-754-4476

Interesting Study

This article provides an overview of How to Raise a Smart Kid (according to a 45 year longitudinal study). Genetics combined with environment. Parents can provide opportunities for lots of reading, affection & nurture, and opportunities for repeated practice, as well as providing gradually more complex tasks to build neural connectivity.  Participating in programs like Duke TIP is another great opportunity.  http://www.iflscience.com/brain/heres-what-it-takes-to-raise-seriously-smart-kids-according-to-a-45yearlong-study/all/

DI Tryouts CES

Please see the attached file if your child is interested in participating in this year's Destination Imagination Team. We are having a 4th and 5th grade team this year. We also need a parent to serve as Team Manager for this year's team. If you are interested in Managing a cool team of 7 kids who are imaginative and creative, please email me as soon as possible. 

UIL Tryouts CES

Good morning Creekview Parents,
 
All students in Grades 2 - 5 will be coming home this afternoon (in their homework folders) with a letter about UIL Team tryouts. This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, January 9th. Team members need to be prepared to commit to a weekly practice before or after school (day & time determined by the team coach), independent study/practice at home, and attendance in the January 9th tournament. Tryout forms are due back next Wednesday, Oct. 7th. Tryouts will be held the following week. Each event can have 1 team consisting of 3 members and 2 alternates per grade level. Looking forward to some UIL fun!!