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Upcoming CGCC Events

    • September 18, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • November 20, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 10 sessions
    • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie
    Registration is closed

    Due to precautions required because of COVID-19 and limited classes available, for the Fall 2020 semester we are limiting enrollment to existing families.
    We hope to return to a full schedule for the Winter-Spring session, 
    and look forward to welcoming new families at that time
    .

    LOGYC, Learning Opportunities for Gifted Youth, is a place where children can learn among other gifted children and have the opportunity to work at ability level versus being age restricted. At LOGYC, children can feel accepted for who they are, without having to hide their strengths or weaknesses. They don't need to underachieve to conform or feel isolated in feeling "not normal." They receive support for oversensitivities and integrating into a group learning environment. But please keep in mind that this is a co-op, not a school, and parents are expected to fully contribute/participate.

    This unique community is a safe space to be gifted and to connect with like-minded peers, for students and parents alike.

    Registering for the co-op allows you to register for our many fabulous classes - check them out! 

    Many of our classes have flexible age ranges, as gifted kids often have asynchronistic development. If you have any questions about class details, whether a class would be appropriate for your kid[s], or the coop in general, please email us at logyc@chicagogiftedcommunity.org.


    • October 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 16
    Register


    Join Katherine Peterson and Newenka DuMont, two SENG model parent group facilitators, as they engage you in a monthly, informal discussion about parenting gifted children. Now scheduled at lunch time on Wednesdays.  

    We will meet online using Zoom.

    • October 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Virtual Coffee & Social Hour 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    Bring your own morning brew and join us for a social hour where conversations are fun and insightful. This month, instead of our regular book club, Katherine will read aloud a few passages from Anne Marie Roeper's work to start off the conversation.  

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register. 

    On November 5 and 19, 2020, we plan to return to our regular book club discussions. The titles for November will be selected at the end of September after consultation with our attending members.  

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  

    • November 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

       

    Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization
       Scott Barry Kaufman


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • November 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week, we will continue discussing  Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski (editors). 

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  Next meeting  after this one will occur on November 19. 


    • November 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Homeschooling Parents Support Group

    Need some encouragement and support as you homeschool your children? Join other homeschooling parents in this free form discussion of homeschooling. Bring your questions and your empathy!  

    • November 19, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Book Club Discussion
    & Virtual Coffee 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online book club conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    This week, we will continue discussing  Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski (editors).  

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  

    Next meeting  after this one will occur on December 3 and will have a social hour focus. 

    • November 20, 2020
    • 11:00 PM (CST)
    • Online Submissions
    Register

    Kids Climate Summit
    Art Competition

    Every summit needs a strong representative image.

    All students in 3rd through 8th grades are invited design and submit an original logo to be used for the Kids Climate Summit: Focus on the Community. Submissions accepted until November 20, 2020.

    Last year’s image was submitted by students at the Science and Arts Academy.

      • Create an image that reflects our current climate situation. Use either a computer graphics program, or ink (markers will do) to make your image. Take this year's focus into consideration: Community.  
      • Do NOT use white as a color in your design. (Commercial printing operations assume white is the absence of ink, and thus whatever color is below will show through. So if we print on blue all the white areas will actually be blue!) 
      • No need to include the words "Kids Climate Summit" or any other words - these can be included separately. 
      • If you are doing a collage, be sure to only use images that you have created or that are royalty-free.
      • Create your image to be at least 6 inches by 6 inches and not more than 12 inches by 12 inches. 
      • Render your image at a resolution of 300 dots per inch.  You can either set your graphics program to this resolution, or you can scan your image at this resolution.  In many cases you can even take a photograph with a phone and achieve this resolution.  
      • Limit of one entry per student, please. 

    Artwork submission instruction will be provide upon registration.  

    Email your questions or concerns to  Kids Summit.

    • December 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

    The Gifted School: A Novel
    Bruce Holsinger


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!

    • December 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Virtual Coffee & Social Hour 

    You’re invited to join hosts Violeta Balan, a CGCC parent along with Katherine Peterson, a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator, in an online conversation created to support your journey as parents of gifted children.  

    Bring your own morning brew and join us for a social hour where conversations are fun and insightful. This month, instead of our regular book club, we will meet to share what has helped us survive or thrive in these pandemic times and what we can do to take care of ourselves this winter. 

    Log in details are sent in a confirmation email after you register. 

    This is the last meeting of the year. We will return in January with a book club discussion. 

    Welcome to you all, with whatever time you have to partake in building our gifted community through reading, understanding and conversation.  Please reach out with any questions to Katherine Peterson or Violeta Balan.  

    • January 06, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont or possibly online using Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is breathing a sigh of relief as there is no book this month. It is our annual

    "Phew, We Survived the Holidays" Coffee!       

    Next book group will be on February 3, 2021.  

    • February 03, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont or possibly online using Zoom
    Register

    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:     

    The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for  Liberating Everyday Genius
    Mary-Elaine Jacobsen 


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Read the book in depth, skim it, or take a look at the book cover on Amazon before your run out the door!  The objective is to use the book to frame the discussion with other parents who face the same kinds of parenting challenges you do!


About cgcc

The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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We  are an all volunteer-based organization that relies on annual memberships from parents, professionals, and supporters to provide organizers with web site operations, a registration system, event insurance, background checks, etc. 

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