I went to get the mail this morning from Saturday because it was raining that day and we never went out to get it. In the stack of bills was a letter addressed to "The Parents/Guardians of Cooper Johnson" from our school district. I opened it up and my eyes started brimming with tears as I read:
GIFTED & TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE)
IDENTIFICATION PACKAGE - GRADE ONE
Your child is eligible for formal identification in the ___ Unified School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program....
On the enclosed identification permission form the test name and Cooper's score were written in.
Test Score: 99%
I don't know how many of you recall Cooper's other great achievement but I'm telling you that my Parental Pride is just overflowing. This is one special kid and I feel so blessed to be his Mother. He hasn't even heard the news yet. He's still at school.