Parents of PPS TAG students have their own e-mail list. To subscribe send the message "subscribe" in the body (not the subject line) of the message to the following address
You will receive a message confirming your subscription. YOU MUST REPLY to this message to complete the subscription process.
OR go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XL-PDX
Having trouble? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an invitation to this list and/or OATAG.
To unsubscribe, send a message to XL-PDXemail@example.com
To share your thoughts with the group, send your mail to
A copy of the welcome message is available
Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted,
offers an e-mail list for parents and TAG teachers, staff, administrators and coordinators, through Yahoo groups. If you already have a Yahoo username and password, you can just add this group to your list. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OATAG.
You can also subscribe directly by e-mail by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org The message should read "subscribe" and the subject of the message should read "subscribe".
Having trouble? Send a message to email@example.com and ask for an invitation to this list and/or XL-PDX
FACEBOOK pages/groups for TAG parents:
TAG WEBSITE INFORMATION
Margaret's website for Portland-area TAG parents (not associated with PPS)
Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted (OATAG)
PPS TAG department homepage
Portland Public Schools homepage
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Talented and Gifted page from the Oregon Department of Education
Hoagies Gifted Education Page by far the largest and most comprehensive web resource. One-stop shopping for gifted information
Davidson Institute articles http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Article/Davidson_Database___Overview_415.aspx
Margaret's Summary of Oregon TAG rules and complaint procedures
"Twelve Easy Things Parents can do to help OATAG help our children"
"What Educators need to know about Ability Grouping" is one of a large set of brochures produced by the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.
"To the Parents or Guardians of Students Identified as Talented and Gifted" is a "TAG Parent Brochure" available in several languages from the Oregon Department of Education at https://www.oregon.gov/ode/learning-options/TAG/Pages/Your-Gifted-Child.aspx
"Twelve Cost-Effective Educational Options for Serving Gifted Students" from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development" (2005) http://www.davidsongifted.org/Search-Database/entry/A10363
Find your legislator
The easiest way to do this is to go to the Oregon State Legislature's website at
and enter your address (with zip code)
Contacting your legislators and asking them to support TAG is very important! Ask them to support categorical TAG funding.
compiled by Margaret DeLacy 9/14/18