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The SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG)-Madison

The SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG)

The Neighborhood House, 29 S. Mills St., Madison, WI

Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

June 18, to August 6, 2015

Cost of program: $100 (sliding scale available)

Katherine Peterson, Facilitator, 847-508-0984,

What is SMPG?

• We are a group of parents concerned with the welfare of gifted children.

• We are creating community through discussion.

• We welcome everyone who wonders if their child is gifted, who seeks

support for understanding giftedness, 2e* challenges, learning differences,

motivation, advocation, intensity, perfectionism, underachievement and much


• SMPG was created by SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted).

Who are the facilitators?

• Katherine Peterson is a SENG-trained Facilitator since 2009, Co-Founder

of Entelechia, Inc., providing support for gifted families in Madison.

• Co-facilitators from the Madison-area gifted community.

• Parent of gifted children who have accessed education through public,

private, home school, early college and many other creative educational


What do we offer?

• The book, A Parents Guide to Gifted Children is included in the fee and is

our catalyst for exploration

• 10-week discussion group

• Helpful resources

• Positive conversation

• Knowledgeable support

• Constructive discussion facilitation

* 2e is an acronym for “twice-exceptional”; kids are both gifted and have a learning,

emotional, behavioral, or social challenge.


Art of Writing

Art of Writing 
Young Authors & Artists Conference 2015
Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels  Thursday, July 23, 2015
Spend a day in the company of the most famous masters of modern times!
The summer conference runs from 8:45am – 3:15pm and is open to writers entering grades 3-12 and artists entering grades 6-12 in fall 2015.
The deadline for the July 23, 2015 conference is July 1, 2015 or when filled.
The conference fee of $75 per student includes the museum admission, morning snack and pizza luncheon, conference instruction and materials, publication, distribution and a copy of Art of Writing for each participating student. Payment is due with registration.
Pay online with Paypal or make checks payable to Art of Writing and mail to:
John Hallagan 
c/o Magee Elementary
PO Box 37

Genessee Depot, WI 53127
For additional information contact us at: or
(262) 392-4106
Museum galleries are currently closed for renovation.

Shakespeare In A State Park

One of the more unique programs being offered at 13 state parks this year is a partnership with the Summit Players, a theater group founded by Marquette University graduates.

The first-of-its-kind program will offer workshops for children and the theater group will perform shortened versions of a Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare in June and July.

Click here for more info