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    • April 01, 2019
    • August 26, 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • Skokie
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    Let's get out and play!

    Join us for a couple of hours of all-ages outdoor fun.


    We will rotate parks, trying a new one every month.

    April: Central Park, 9350 Central Park Avenue, Skokie

    May: Timber Ridge Park, 9040 Lawndale Ave, Skokie

    June: Lovelace Park, Gross Point Rd & Thayer St, Evanston

    July: Devonshire Park, 4422 Greenwood St, Skokie

    August: Gross Point Park, 9100 Gross Point Rd, Skokie


    Please sign up so that we can notify you when the location changes and if there are any weather-related cancellations. (In case of inclement weather, we'll meet for board games at the Skokie Public Library Youth Services.) See you there!

    (When you sign up, it'll show that you signed up for all 21 events. This is so you don't have to sign up every week, but do not worry that you have to make every date...feel free to attend whichever ones you like.)







    • July 16, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Novel Coworking, 420 W. Huron, Chicago
    • 7
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    Parent Education Series

    CGCC is partnering with Midwest Academy for Gifted Education (MAGE)  to present this free series. 

    The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute question period for the panelists and a 30 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. There are 2 workshops in the summer series:

    June 11 - Gifted 102: Gifted School Challenges (registration)
    July 16 - Gifted 202: Anxiety and Perfectionism

    Gifted 202: Anxiety and Perfectionism

    What does anxiety look like at different ages and stages in a gifted child? What can be done to help a child that is struggling with various grades of anxiety and perfectionism? How can you help your child when they are anxious or worried.


    Leslie Contos, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, Deborah Lee, Irene Gotlieb

    Leslie Contos, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC is a clinical professional counselor at Homeschool Consulting. Homeschool Consulting works with special populations including 2e and gifted students who are in a traditional or home school. Homeschool Consulting mission to offer positive, solution-focused services for those times when your homeschooling family needs a little extra support.

    Deborah Lee currently serves as a curriculum and program director in a suburban Chicago public school district. Starting her career as a secondary chemistry and art teacher, her work in gifted education spans over a decade, ranging from program management and curriculum development to admissions, hiring, and marketing. She holds two degrees and a certificate in Gifted Education from Northwestern University and an educational leadership certificate from DePaul University. Deb's professional interests are in STE(A)M opportunities, non-academic talent development, student diversity, the excellence gap, and the model minority myth.

    Irene Gottlieb is a parent of gifted children.

    MAGE, a parent and teacher not-for-profit start-up, is the only private gifted school in the City of Chicago. They focus only on the gifted population/IQ of 130+ and they teach in multi-age classrooms which allows them to differentiate properly. They provide individualized and personalized instruction with the right balance of rigor, without pressure. They top off a well-rounded education with personal communications and partnership with parents.

    Novel Coworking is our host for this evening. They offer fully furnished, amenity-rich workspaces with direct fiber internet & WiFi in prime locations so your business can thrive. Perfect for small businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals and enterprise companies looking for an impressive new office space. Inquire about renting a budget-friendly private office, office suite, dedicated desk, coworking membership, virtual office or daily office.

    Registration is required for this free event. If you wish, a donation may be made during registration or in cash at the event to support CGCC.  Or consider becoming a member . CGCC is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that relies on member dues to support events  such as these for gifted children and their families. Annual membership is $25.

    • July 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • South Side, Chicago
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    Dinner this month will be held at:

    Fatpour Tap Works McCormick

    2206 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

    We will meet for an informal dinner to share stories and to provide support for raising gifted children. These suppers will generally be scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month.  

    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 Newenka.

    • August 19, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Panera Bread, 832 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
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    If you are parenting a gifted child, or suspect you might be parenting a gifted child, please meet us for dinner and conversation with other parents of gifted children from our local area. We can share our stories, our questions, and our information to help each other out while having an enjoyable dinner.

    We are growing the gifted community in the far north suburbs! Feel free to invite other families you believe would enjoy or benefit from experience with our community.

    There is no charge for this event, as everyone will pay their own way.  Please register so we reserve the right sized table for our group.  

    • August 27, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • South Side, Chicago
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    Dinner this month will be held at:

    Fatpour Tap Works McCormick

    2206 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

    We will meet for an informal dinner to share stories and to provide support for raising gifted children. These suppers will generally be scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month.  

    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 Newenka.

    • September 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont
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    Come discuss:         

    The Curse of Genius
    by Maggie Fergusson
    published in 1843, The Economist magazine on ideas, life style, and culture.

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

    Next book discussion 
    • September 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Riverside or online
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    Board Meeting

    The Chicago Gifted Community Center is a 501(c)(3) specifically created to allow the gifted community in the greater Chicago area to organize activities and events for parents, children and families. Your board does not aspire to create the next great kids club or parent speaker series, we aspire to help you create that club and that series.  Won't you jump in the pool with us?  

    Your board meets 3 - 4 times per year.  We welcome members at our meetings, which usually occur in private homes.  If you are interested in attending, please register here and the host of this meeting will contact you with the address.  

    • September 20, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • November 22, 2019
    • 3:20 PM
    • Central United Methodist Church, 8237 Kenton, Skokie
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    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.


    • October 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont
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    Join us as we discussion:


    Smart but Scattered

    by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
     

    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us 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!

    Next book discussion 



    • November 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont
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    This month we will discuss:         

    Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child Into a Successful Adult 
    by Adam Russo 

    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us for a discussion of this month's book and how it relates to your parenting challenges. Everyone welcome! 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!

    Next book discussion 



    • November 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:20 PM
    • 8237 N. Kenton Ave., Skokie
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    LOGYC 


    Come spend a day visiting the LOGYC Co-op! Come and meet people, observe classes, ask questions, and see what we're all about. Come for one block or several, and bring a (nut-free) lunch.


    LOGYC is a coop for gifted homeschooling students aged 5 through 18. To learn more about the coop, see our coop FAQs.


    Please register, and someone will contact you with more details.  

    • December 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Commons, 117 N Cass Ave., Westmont
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    This month the Westmont Daytime Book Group is reading:         


    a yet to be determined book! 


    Bring your favorite morning brew and join us 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!


    Next book discussion 



    • December 31, 2019
    • Various
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    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! 



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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