Parents of PPS TAG students 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

Having trouble?  Send a message to and ask for an invitation to this list and/or OATAG. 

To unsubscribe, send a message to 

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 "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.

You can also subscribe directly by e-mail by sending an e-mail message to  The message should read "subscribe" and the subject of the message should read "subscribe". 

Having trouble?  Send a message to and ask for an invitation to this list and/or XL-PDX


Facebook groups function similarly to a listserv:





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 


Davidson Institute


Davidson Institute articles


Margaret's Summary of Oregon TAG rules and complaint procedures




Other Resources 


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.


"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


"Twelve Cost-Effective Educational Options for Serving Gifted Students" from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development" (2005)


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