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CGCC Event Registrations

Upcoming events

    • August 25, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Skokie, IL

    Leslie Contos, a counselor specializing in giftedness and Twice Exceptional (2e) will be presenting on:


    The differences and needs of gifted kids and discussing how co-op,  individual classes, and parents can better help meet the kids' intellectual and emotional needs.


    Looking forward to seeing everyone there and working together! If we have parents who need childcare, we will see about hiring/splitting the cost of a sitter. Please indicate if you have a child / children who will need to be watched. 


    The class will take place in the CUMC education building at 8237 Kenton Ave, Skokie, IL 60076.


    • August 31, 2017
    • Various


    Are you interested in helping us bring a Gifted 101 session to your community?  You find a venue, we find a speaker!  Please contact us and together we can inform people of the unique needs of gifted children.  Register here to start the process.  
     




    • September 08, 2017
    • November 17, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie

    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.


    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.


    • September 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Laser Quest, Norridge
    • 21
    Registration is closed

    Light and Optics:

    The Light and Optics program is tailored for students studying physics. This curriculum based field trip is an exciting way to revisit classroom content.  We make the learning memorable and show how these concepts apply in the real world.  The Electromagnetic Spectrum is brought to life.


     This Program Covers:

    • Light Reflection and Light Refraction
    • The Law of Reflection and the Point of Incidence
    • Dispersion, the Visible Spectrum, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

    PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 15TH


    COST

    $10.50/person members, $15/person non-members (adults pay if they play laser quest, but are free to just attend the class). 


    DURATION 

    2.5h (includes lunch break time; please bring brown bag lunch)


    SWAG

    pre & post lesson plans will be given to parents

    certificate of completion will be given to kids


    WHAT WE'LL DO

    lessons/activities teaching physics

    2 games of laser tag


    MIN/MAX

    min. 20, max. 32 paid participants


    OTHER NOTES

    nonparticipating siblings can hang out in lunch room

    siblings who are at least 6yo can register and play laser tag, too (although they will just hang out during the class part)

    place is ada accessible


    DATE/TIME

    Wed. Sept. 13, 10a.m.

    Laser Quest, 4167 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge, IL


    AGE RANGE

    This is geared towards "8th grade level,", whatever that means to gifted kids! If you think your kid[s] would comprehend the material, you are welcome to attend.


    PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

    Parents are welcome to participate or hang out in lunch room, but must remain on-site. This is not a drop-off class.


    REFUNDS

    There are no refunds unless the field trip is canceled.


    QUESTIONS?

    Email SarahAlexander@chicagogiftedcommunity.org.
    • September 21, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Francesca's Fiore, Forest Park

    We will meet for an informal dinner to share stories and to provide support for raising gifted children. This is a joint event with the Chicago Gifted Children Meetup.


    Francesca's Fiore

     7407 W. Madison Street

    Forest Park, IL 60130



    This event is "free" as everyone will pay their own bill at the end of the evening. Please register so that we can make the proper table arrangements. Won't you join us?  


    These Suppers are a great way to meet other parents in your area. If you are interested in helping put together a Supper in your area, please contact our President, Newenka, at Newenka@ArvaMont.com. 

    • September 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Horse Thief Hollow, Chicago

    Beverly Gifted 

    Parent Supper


    Horse Thief Hollow

    10426 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL




    We will meet for an informal dinner to share stories and to provide support for raising gifted children. 


    This event is "free" as everyone will pay their own bill at the end of the evening. Please register so that we can make the proper table arrangements. 


    These Suppers are a great way to meet other parents in your area. If you are interested in helping put together a Supper in your area, please contact our President, Newenka, at Newenka@ArvaMont.com. 


    • October 19, 2017
    • December 14, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Hinsdale
    Please join other parents of gifted children in a

    Guided Reading
    of
    A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
    By Webb, Gore, Amend and DeVries


    Meet with a group of parents for 8 consecutive weeks to discuss issues of giftedness in a SENG Model Parent Group. Group will meet over from 10 - 12 a.m. on Thursdays (skipping Thanksgiving!) beginning October 19, 2017.

    Each week we will read one or two chapters of the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and discuss them as a group in a facilitated discussion format developed by SENG (Social and Emotion Needs of the Gifted).  Additional readings from the gifted press will be provided.  We will cover a variety of topics relevant to raising gifted children, such as maintaining motivation and enthusiasm, avoiding underachievement, coping with intensity, perfectionism, stress, idealism, and depression, making and keeping friends, handling siblings, and more. 

    The cost for participation will be $80 for members, $110 for non-members. Additionally, each participant will need to acquire a copy of the book, which is readily available online, or directly from the publisher, Great Potential Press.

    The guided reading will be facilitated by Newenka DuMont.  Newenka is a certified SENG Model Parent Group master facilitator and the Illinois SENG (Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Liaison.  She has been leading guided reading groups since 2003.  Newenka has been active in the Chicago area in gifted circles for almost 20 years.  She is the current president of the Chicago Gifted Community Center and is on the board of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children.  More importantly, Newenka is the mother of two gifted daughters.

    If you are interested in participating or in receiving more information, please email Newenka at NewenkaDuMont@ChicagoGiftedCommunity.org.  The group size will be limited to 15 people.  Once 15 have registered, a waiting list will be maintained. We need at least 8 people for meaningful discussion.  The group will be cancelled October 15 if at least 8 people have not registered.  


    If you are interested in joining an SMPG group but need it to meet closer to you or in the evenings or at some other time, please register at SMPG Interest and let up know when and where would suite you.   


    • October 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Beverly Branch of the Chicago Public Library

    Beverly Parenting Book Discussion


    October 25, 2017

    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


    Beverly Branch 

    Chicago Public Library

    1962 W. 95th Street, 

    Chicago IL 60643


    Please join us in Beverly for a parenting book discussion.  We hope to form a group of parents of gifted kids who can work together to support our kids and each other.


    This month's book is:


    Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

    by Christine Fonseca




    If you are interested in being involved in this group, but for some reason cannot make this first gathering, please email the organizer to let her know so she can factor in your scheduling requirements!  Email Jennifer Adams.  

    • October 31, 2017
    • Various


    I get it - CGCC is a member run organization and since I am a member, I would like to help.  Sign Me Up! 


    Please register as a way to let us know what you might like to assist with.  Thank you! 



    • January 06, 2018
    • Various
    Registration is closed
    Please join other parents of gifted children in a

    Guided Reading
    of
    A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children
    By Webb, Gore, Amend and DeVries


    Meet with a group of parents for 8 consecutive weeks to discuss issues of giftedness in a SENG Model Parent Group. Times and locations to be determined by interest level.

    Each week we will read one or two chapters of the book A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and discuss them as a group in a facilitated discussion format developed by SENG (Social and Emotion Needs of the Gifted).  Additional readings from the gifted press will be provided.  We will cover a variety of topics relevant to raising gifted children, such as maintaining motivation and enthusiasm, avoiding underachievement, coping with intensity, perfectionism, stress, idealism, and depression, making and keeping friends, handling siblings, and more. 

    The cost for participation will depend upon the cost of the venue we are able to find, but we hope it will be about $80 for members, $110 for non members. Additionally, each participant will need to acquire a copy of the book, which is readily available online, or directly from the publisher, Great Potential Press.

    The guided reading will be facilitated by Newenka DuMont.  Newenka is a certified SENG Model Parent Group master facilitator and the Illinois SENG (Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Liaison.  She has been leading guided reading groups since 2003.  Newenka has been active in the Chicago area in gifted circles for almost 20 years.  She is the current president of the Chicago Gifted Community Center and is on the board of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children.  More importantly, Newenka is the mother of two gifted daughters.

    If you are interested in participating or in receiving more information, please email Newenka at NewenkaDuMont@ChicagoGiftedCommunity.org.  The group size will be limited to 15 people, but we need at least 8 people for meaningful discussion. 

    • February 03, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Bricks Wood Fired Pizza Cafe

       Parents Luncheon



    We will enjoy lunch and conversation about gifted children and the challenges of parenting and educating them immediately following the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Convention parent presentations. (For more information about the parent presentations, click here.) Attendance at the IAGC session is not required.


    A nearby restaurant will be chosen nearer to the date.   Register now and you will be sent a reminder when the location is chosen.  If you don't like it, just cancel!  


    This event is "free," as all participants will pay for their own lunch. Please register so we can make an appropriate reservation.

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