Throughout the year, BADGE schedules informative and thought-provoking programs ranging from presentations by experts in the field of gifted education, to forums for parents and teachers, to presentations by teachers, students, and former students. Additional issue-oriented meetings are called as they are needed, and frequently committees are formed to work together on solutions to specific problems.
All meetings begin at 7pm and are held at the Shafer Library (2nd Floor) unless otherwise noted:
- Thursday, October 24th – Family Game Night
- Thursday, November 21st – Gifted Info Buffet: “Introduction to Gifted Education” & “Making Gifted Ed Work for your Child”
The November BADGE meeting will offer two parallel discussions for parents with kids of all ages – from testing and the basics of identification through the everyday challenges and opportunities of addressing gifted kids’ needs in the regular classroom. Join us to learn more about how to recognize if your child is gifted, what gifted education is, and what you can do to ensure that it is a meaningful experience for your children from K-12.
- Tuesday, February 4th
- Thursday, March 19th
- Tuesday, April 21st
A reminder: you do not have to be a BADGE member, have a child in the gifted program, or even live in Bensalem Township in order to attend BADGE meetings. We encourage you to invite any friends, neighbors, or relatives who might be interested in learning more about gifted education to join us.
Often the parents with the most questions about gifted education are those whose children have not yet been identified. To reach these parents and others, BADGE volunteers offer information and handouts at the Back To School Nights, at 9th grade orientation, and at Bensalem Fall Festival
In you are interested in volunteering for one of these events or would like more information about how you can help, please contact us at email@example.com. If not, please stop by to say hello!
2019-2020 “Back to School Night” Dates (all start at 6:30pm):
Belmont Hills Elementary School– Monday, September 23rd
Cornwells Elementary School– Tuesday, September 3rd
Samuel K. Faust Elementary School– Tuesday, September 24th
Benjamin Rush Elementary School– Thursday, September 26th
Russell C. Struble Elementary School– Tuesday, September 17th
Valley Elementary School– Thursday, September 12th
Robert K. Shafer Middle School– Thursday, September 5th
Cecelia Snyder Middle School– Thursday, September 19th
Bensalem High School– Tuesday, September 10th
5th Grade Transition Party
In June, BADGE sponsors a bowling party for the 5th grade SIP students. This event provides a chance for the children to meet their new classmates and ease their concerns about starting middle school. Parents of children currently in 5th grade are asked to consider volunteering to help organize this event.
Other Social Events
Popsicles on the Playground – Tuesday, August 20th, 6:30-7:30pm, Imagination Playground, 3700 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
We are always interested in providing opportunities for BADGE families and friends to connect socially. We welcome suggestions and assistance in planning activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org