The Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars (TAG) is one of New York City’s five public citywide gifted and talented (G&T) schools. Founded in 1989, TAG is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem and serves grades K-8.
TAG has the most diverse student body of the five citywide G&T schools. Our students are exceptional, with incoming kindergartners scoring in the 99th percentile on a national test used to determine admissions to gifted programs in NYC. In general, TAG students work at least one year above their grade level. TAG consistently ranks as one of the top performing schools in NYC and received an overall grade of “A” in its most recent progress report. TAG was also the recipient of the Blackboard Award for Outstanding Elementary and Middle School in 2013. Mayor Bloomberg recognized TAG as one of the top 22 schools in NY State in 2013.
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As we approach year-end, get your iPledge donations in to record a tax deduction for 2022! Yes, donations to the TAG PTA are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Corporate Matching: And please check with your employer or your HR department to see whether they match donations, and how the program works. Many companies will match their employee’s donations dollar for dollar (some even more!). Corporate matching may be subject to an annual cap for each employee so get your iPledge donation in for 2022 to get your 2022 corporate match! Don’t leave your 2022 CORPORATE MATCH on the table!
iPledge #1 Goal: It’s simple. 100% school-wide participation. No donation is too small or too large and if you can’t contribute money, the iPledge site gives you the option to donate your time. So, please, we ask everyone to pitch in at whatever level they are comfortable with.
See details on iPledge here and answers to corporate match FAQs
Where are we on Fundraising?
The TAG Community is SO grateful to all donations made to date, bringing us up to $50,000 and 1/6 closer to our $300,000 target!
What will it take to reach our Target?
We need MORE iPledge DONATIONS and we need a successful AUCTION GALA to reach our target! PLEASE help move the thermometer up and help keep all our PTA Funded programs and community enrichment that make TAG so special!
Any idea of which companies have corporate matching programs? Yes, see list below for companies with a history of corporate matching.
Dear TAG Families,
Our 2023 Auction "TAG, IT’S GAME NIGHT" will take place on Saturday, May 13th at 6pm at Alhambra Ballroom. The Auction Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year and we hope parents will join us to celebrate our fabulous school community and help us reach our fundraising goals!
The only way to raise money in an auction is to have A LOT OF ITEMS DONATED to sell in the auction!
AUCTION GALA #1 Goal: It’s simple. 100% school-wide family participation in helping to support this important event. We are calling on TAG families to SOURCE DONATION ITEMS, generate SPONSORSHIPS and SELL PROGRAM ADS!
Auction Gala Schoolwide Contest: For each TAG family that sources a combination of 2 auction item donations, Gala Program Ad purchases or Heartfelt Dedications (shout-outs in Gala Program), your students win a DRESSDOWN DAY! Any class with 75% participation wins a PIZZA PARTY!
Lots of questions on how in the world to go about sourcing donation items? ALL YOU NEED is linked here in the FAMILY INFO PACKET! From example solicitation emails to a list of auction item ideas, we’ve got you covered!
Reaching out to businesses to get auction items just really not your thing, don’t worry, there are many ways to show your Auction Gala support and make your participation count for the contest: create wall art for event, flyer to advertise, come up with your own marketing ad to encourage item donations or record a short video clip on why TAG is special (get that media consent form in and it may be chosen to play at event) or otherwise get creative!
LOG CONTEST PARTICIPATION for your TAG student here: tinyurl.com/studentauctionlog
Together, let’s make TAG, IT’S GAME NIGHT an EVENT TO REMEMBER!
Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to our best auction ever!
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Greetings D4 Community,
For families who missed our D4 MS/HS Virtual Fair please find an attached flyer that has the link to all 3 recordings. We want to make sure that families are aware of all their options for our amazing schools so they can make the right decision for the education of their children.
The links can also be found on our D4 website
Please share with your D4 School Community Members.
I'm glad to inform you TAG PTA will continue holding Math Kangaroo Competition this year, it will be on Mar 16th, 2023, test ONLINE only. There are two sessions for TAG test center, the test will last for 75min. The first one starts from 4:30pm --5:45pm and the second one will be from 7pm -- 8:15pm for all levels. Please register from the links below, and find the levels for your kids:
First session 4:30pm --5:45pm:
The invitation code for Session 4:30pm--5:45pm is TAGMATH430 ;
Second session 7pm -- 8:15pm:
The invitation code for Session 7pm--7:15pm is TAGMATH7.
The regular registration fee is $21 between Sep 15 and Dec 15. A late registration fee is $35 between Dec 16 and Dec 31. There is no registration cancellation or a refund offered after the registration. Math Kangaroo offers financial assistance to families in hardship; please contact email@example.com to ask for assistance and provide appropriate proof of hardship.
TAGPTA General Meeting
Date - November 22, 2022
Time - 6:00 PM
Registration Link - https://nycdoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkfuuqqj8pE9bOLTtCcAlNDdZcv_6-Og6n
Agenda Items - Introduction of new Parent Coordinator, Field Day Planning and Vote on Music Supplies Budget Proposal
If you wish to add an item to the agenda or a question for the TAG administrative team, please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all those patient 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders, we now have TAG Picture Day Take 2 scheduled for this Thursday, November 3rd!
Please Note: Fundraising is looking for parent volunteers to help run the day (line kids up, move them through picture taking, tidy up clothes & hair, etc.). If you had been hoping to sign up as a picture day volunteer but missed the opportunity, you now have another chance! Please sign up if you can help! It’s a super fun way to spend time in the school with smiling kids!
Reminder: Register for the SHSAT by Friday, November 4! / Recordatorio: ¡Regístrese para el SHSAT antes del viernes 4 de noviembre!
To All 8th & 9th Grade Families and if your child is NOT, please spread the word to all the 8th & 9th grade families you know.
A todas las familias de 8.º y 9.º grado y si su hijo NO lo está, corra la voz entre todas las familias de 8.º y 9.º grado que conozca.
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Good Morning Families!
If your child will be taking the Specialized High School Exam, the deadline to register is this Friday, November 4th. There are 2 ways to register:
¡Buenos Días Familias!
Si su hijo va a rendir el Examen de Bachillerato Especializado, la fecha límite para inscribirse es este viernes 4 de noviembre. Hay 2 formas de registrarse:
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Friday, November 4 is the last day to register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)! If you’re interested in applying to a testing Specialized High School, taking this test is how you apply.
Register online with your MySchools.nyc account. You can also register through your school counselor during the school day.
We'll notify registered students and their schools when test tickets are ready to print from MySchools. Your ticket will include information about when and where you’ll take the SHSAT. Be sure to bring your ticket with you to the test.
Questions about registration?
The High School Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment