Meeting Minutes Posted and Next Meeting Scheduled!

Hi everyone!! Notes from last night’s meeting are posted on the meeting minutes page. We are looking for volunteers from this group to help get math circles/literacy groups going. If you are interested please comment below or email me directly at!!! The district is wanting to meet next week about this, so the sooner the better. Also … stay tuned today or Tuesday for more information about the Promise Tomorrow Initiative and AMC 10/12. Our next meeting will be 2/25 at 7:00. Hope to see you all there.

HCL Parent Advisory Meeting Postponed

Because of a conflict with the general PACS meeting and both staff and parents that will want to attend both, the district HCL Parent Advisory meeting will be postponed likely until 12/14. I have changed the date for the event but it’s only a place holder at this point in time. When I have the updated information I will update the event on this page too. Thanks everyone and have a wonderful weekend!!

Social Connection Ideas

One of the topics discussed at the meeting tonight was ways in which we can promote social connection and engagement. The one idea we came up with was zoom meetings on Wednesdays with rotating themes. The link could be sent out by the district and posted here and then any students interested could join. Students could be divided by age grouping if there was enough interest or just be one big group if only a few kids choose to join. We are looking for the following:

  1. Ideas for topics that could be covered at these meetings
  2. Volunteers or ideas for where to source volunteers to help facilitate the meetings
  3. Any other ideas for social connections/groups that you’d like us to suggest to the district

Please comment with ideas!

Link for Austina De Bonte’s Presentation

On Nov 17, 2020 Austina De Bonte was a guest speaker at a Bellingham Public Schools parent night for families with students identified highly capable.  The presentation, Understanding and Attending to the Social & Emotional Needs of Your Highly Capable Learner, was recorded and is available for families at the links below, along with presentation slides.    

Presentation link: 

Slides link: 

Meeting Reminder

Hi all … just a reminder that we have a meeting set for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7. Please post any questions that you have here in the comments so we can either have district staff answer them and/or we can try to find out the answer before tomorrow evening. Thank you and hope to ‘see’ you all there!!

Sara White is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: HCL Parent Association
Time: Dec 1, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 0730 9125
Passcode: 794790

Slides from the District

Trina Hall from the district sent this to me. They had prepared this in response to some of our questions. Please look at the last slide! Trina let me know that there’s work to be done to get it implemented, but I think it’s completely along the lines of what we talked about last night. She’s going to send me contact information for the AMC8 pilot project and I will post it in the comments section. Please also feel free to comment if you’re interested in having your child participate.

Next Meeting

We had a great meeting today with some good questions and information from the district (notes and updates to follow shortly). We have scheduled our next meeting for 12/1 at 7:00 via Zoom again. Hopefully more of you can join us.

Meeting ID: 842 0730 9125

Passcode: 794790


Hi everyone! At least one of the district administrators will be at the meeting on Thursday. If you have any specific questions please post them in the comments section of this post so I can forward them on to her so she can be prepared to answer them. Thanks and I hope to see you all on Thursday!!