have their own e-mail listserv. 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 email@example.com and ask for an invitation to this list and/or OATAG.
To unsubscribe, send a message to XL-PDXfirstname.lastname@example.org
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, http://www.oatag.org
offers an e-mail "listserv" 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 email@example.com The message should read "subscribe" and the subject of the message should read "subscribe".
Having trouble? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for an invitation to this list and/or XL-PDX
Facebook groups function similarly to a listserv:
TAG WEBSITE INFORMATION
Margaretís 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 http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Davidson Institute http://www.davidsongifted.org/
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 set of brochures produced by the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. https://nrcgt.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/953/2015/04/A9201P.pdf
"To the Parents or Guardians of Students Identified as Talented and Gifted" is a brochure available in several languages from the Oregon Department of Education at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2308
"Twelve Cost-Effective Educational Options for Serving Gifted Students" from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development" (2005) http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10363.aspx
Find your legislator
Contacting your legislators and asking them to support TAG is very important!
The easiest way to do this is to go to the Oregon State Legislature's website at
compiled by Margaret DeLacy 9/14/18