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CPES Gifted Department Vision


We strive to meet the intellectual, academic and social emotional needs of

the gifted learner by providing more depth, more complexity and independent

study beyond the regular curriculum. Our program serves students by providing a

relevant and deeper understanding of all the world has to offer.  

We strive to motivate our students to become lifelong learners and leaders.



All About Me.....


I LOVE TEACHING! I truly enjoy working with my students and making their

day a fun and educational experience.

Here is my background...I graduated from the University of Houston in 1994

and in 2000 decided that what I really wanted to do was to become a teacher. I

went back to school and received my alternative teaching certification and

haven't looked back since. I have taught in both Cypress Fairbanks I.S.D.

and Tomball I.S.D. since October 2001. I am multi-certified in Elementary

Education (EE through 4th), Gifted and Talented, English

as a Second Language and Generic Special Education (Pk-12th). I am married

and have two young sons, William and Joshua.

I feel blessed to be able to meet so many wonderful families and to be a

part of the lives of my students.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail, telephone, or by writing a note.

You are welcome to visit for additional information about our school district.

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Recent Posts

Let's help others in the community and Rock Some Socks!  Please bring new, unused socks in children through adult sizes to help families affected by Harvey.  
Thank you for showing Canyon Pointe kindness and generosity to others.
#DestinationExcellence  #CPESgt #CPESGreatExpectations

Planning for an Out of this World School Year!

I hope everyone has had an amazing summer!  The 2017-2018 school year is right around the corner and I can't wait!  I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.
As this is the tax free weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to share a wish list for our GT friends and clubs.  
GT friends grades 2 - 4, please consider bringing a pair of personal headphones (earbuds are fine), a USB mouse, clear page protectors, and a 1/2" clearview binder.  Please include your name on all your supplies.
Academic clubs - may want to have a spare spiral notebook or plastic folder with pockets for their club.
General Wishlist items for GT and/or Clubs- any kind of decorative duct tape or clear packing tape, dry erase markers, pencils, and HP ink #63 black and #63 color.  The Dollar Store also has white tri-folds, right now.  We use the tri-folds for our GT projects so any donations are welcomed!
Any donations are always appreciated!  Thanks again for your support and I look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
With love,
Mrs. Eng

Looking for a few awesome books this summer?

Summer is a great time for kids to read for fun and enjoyment, but why just give them another Diary of a Wimpy Kid book?  Here are some additional sources of great literature that can help grow your young reader:
Many of these books can be found in our local Tomball libraries.  One tip: Remember reading to your child is a powerful way to grow a strong reader.  

You are invited to our TISD District GT Showcase, May 18th

The Gifted and Talented Department cordially invites you to:
The 2017 GT Student Showcase

An exhibit of advanced level products by Gifted and Talented students from the elementary and intermediate campuses

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Creekview Elementary School
8877 West Harmony Trail
The Woodlands, TX 77375

Please RSVP to your GT Specialist by May 12, 2017.
Attendees please arrive by 6:30 p.m.
Event will close by 7:30 p.m.

TAGT Family Nights

TAGT has created the Family Night experience to provide parents of gifted children with valuable information and resources, while concurrently engaging gifted youth with enrichment opportunities. Through partnerships with parent groups and school districts, TAGT seeks to deliver meaningful programming that empowers families to develop next-level skills and techniques crucial for development and success. 

2017 Dates and Locations Coming Soon!

GT Performance Projects - Grades 1st through 4th

I get asked a lot, "What do GT kids do?"  Well, we are pretty busy.  Each year, students are responsible for a GT Performance project which reflects their investigation in an area of study.  Each grade level does something a little different with a different area of focus, but all are expected to use technology in creative ways and build a platform to showcase their learning.  Most likely this will include a tri-fold presentation board and a product or model or demonstration.  Here is a breakdown of what each grade level project is focused on at this time:
1st grade is working on the GT Curriculum based on TX Performance and Standards Project (TPSP) called Animal Nation.  They are researching an animal, comparing its traits with other animals, and creating a paper mache model of their animal to display with their project.
2nd grade is researching using the TPSP project called Who's Who in Biography. They are researching an individual, alive or not, that they feel is gifted.  They will produce an artifact based on this person.
3rd grade is investigating topics that they have developed through inquiry. This is the TPSP project called Curiosity Expedition.  These are student selected projects which range from terraforming Mars to reasons the Deepwater Horizon accident occurred to How to Save Polar Bears.  They will also present a slideshow, tri-fold and verbal presentation of their project.
4th grade is working on innovation and developing a new product to either improve an existing item or something entirely new to address the problem they have identified.  Many are just now starting to begin creating their prototype or model of their ideas.
Students are at different stages of development in their project and they are working at their own pace.  We hope to present these project in early May at a school wide showcase that will be open to parents, families, and other grade levels.  If your child is in grades 3 or 4, please make sure they have a tri-fold for their project.
Thanks again for all your support!
Cathy Eng
GT Specialist

Due to a variety of factors, our GT Kids Conference has been postponed indefinitely for 2016-2017.  

TISD Chess Tournament

Our District Chess Tournament is set for Saturday, April 22 at Tomball Intermediate.  All TISD students are eligible to participate.  This year, the committee is offering a T-Shirt design contest for the tournament shirt. Designs are due March 10. Any TISD students can enter this contest.  Forms and details are located at:

Spring Academic Clubs are open for registration

Registration for our Spring Academic clubs has begun.  Please go to your child's grade level link for more information.  Registration must be submitted online before Thursday, February 2nd.  No late registrations will be accepted as many clubs have size limitations.  Thank you for your interest!  

UT Austin - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. on the UT Austin campus.  Over 8,000 elementary and middle school students are expected to participate with over 1,300 volunteers and over 150 student organizations, community organizations and companies volunteering. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) is an international event celebrated during Engineers Week each year.  More information.

Welcome back 2017!

Hi CPES Families!
I hope your holiday break was wonderful and restful!  It is hard to believe that we are about to start the second half of our school year tomorrow.
I would like to take a moment to thank you for the kindness and generosity shown to me before leaving for winter break.  Student well-wishes, cards, notes, and Christmas gifts were all very sweet and very much appreciated.  I have to say that the greatest gift of all is being able to work with your children.  Their smiles brighten my day, and watching their sweet faces as they learn and make discoveries is inspiring.  I absolutely LOVE my job and love working with our wonderful young learners!  
I am look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Mrs. Eng

Kindergarten Screening


 All Kindergarten students will be screened for Gifted & Talented services throughout the fall semester.  Kindergarten screening is not based on requests or nomination, and there is no action required on the part of parents.  Students will be evaluated for problem-solving skills, logical reasoning, and cognitive maturity. 

 If your Kindergarten student meets the minimum criteria on the screening tasks, you will be notified in writing (by January 20th) that further testing is in order.  At that point, you will receive required forms to complete and return, in order to continue with the testing process.

 If you have any questions about the GT Screening process for Kindergarten, please contact me at

Club Registrations

Dear CPES Families,
We are excited to offer a variety of options for our Fall Academic Clubs.  Please view the following flyer(s) for your child's grade level.  All club registrations are due by September 15th.  Please register early.  
For your convenience,  Library computers will be available till September 15th from 8:10 am to 8:30 am for registration assistance.

4th Grade Club Registration Flyer

We are so excited to offer a great selection of academic clubs for our Canyon Pointe students.  Please be sure to register early.  All registrations are due by September 15th. Go to to register.  School library computers will be available till September 15th from 8:10 am to 8:30 am if you need help with registration.