We all know that having our children transition to the next grade level can be very challenging; and we don’t have to do it alone. Come out and enjoy a time of fellowship with other parents of gifted students, as we all share from our personal perspective, and experiences of pitfalls to avoid – and tips for success in guiding our children forward. We will also be holding our yearly PACE Board Elections; and it is not too late to submit your name for the slate.  So, come out and join in on this very important conversation – light refreshments will be served!  See you there!
Date:  Thursday May 2, 2019
Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm
Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library – Karl Rd. Branch, 5590 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229


Writing Enrichment Night

Thurber House is bringing writing enrichment to PACE! Is your child a budding novelist? Or maybe they are scared to even start the writing process. Join us to learn new ways to engage your gifted child with writing. Meg Brown, the Director of Children’s Education from Thurber House has great ideas for both getting kids started writing and keeping them engaged, interested, and learning!
Get ideas for writing prompts, learn about other ways to engage your children in and out of school, and maybe try some writing yourself.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Columbus Gifted Academy
100 West 4th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

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February 2019 PACE MEETING

Navigating Secondary Options

Dr. Colleen Boyle, Director of the Gifted and Talented Division of Columbus City Schools will be discussing all the secondary options available to students: different school options, AP classes, College Credit Plus, IB program, VCAP, etc. This will be a great chance to ask questions about the different programs and find out how they might fit in to your student’s education plan. Please join us to find out more about which programs will best fit your family.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Woodward Park Middle School Library
5151 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
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January PACE Meeting

Summer Enrichment Programs
Thinking about ways to keep your child engaged over the summer months? We have reached out to these organizations to invite them to provide information on the summer opportunities they provide: The Support for Talented Students, OWLj Camp at Ohio Wesleyan University, Martin Essex School for the Gifted Summer Program at Otterbein College, Columbus College of Art and Design, COSI, Columbus Zoo, Thurber House, Audubon, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio History Connection, Math Plus Academy, and others. Join us to see some of the choices your child has for engagement this summer.

Thursday, January 24th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Arts Impact Middle School (AIMS)
680 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Nov 2018 Meeting – Social-Emotional needs

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Social Emotional Panel – Parent Discussion
Although giftedness is often evaluated and seen through the lens of intellectual
achievement, giftedness also often comes with a variety of social and emotional
needs. Anxiety, perfectionism, and stress are part of the day to day lives of many
gifted students. Heightened awareness and emotional empathy, intellectual
maturity paired with age appropriate immaturity, issues with peer relationships
and sense of self manifest in many of our gifted children.
Please join us for a panel discussion about Social Emotional Needs of gifted
children. Talk with other families about your shared experiences raising these
exhilarating, frustrating, wonderful kids.
Thursday, November 28, 2018, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Georgian Heights Elementary School
784 Georgian Drive, Columbus, Oh 43228

October P.A.C.E Meeting

Math Enrichment Night with Dr. Raj Shah

Discover why math is taught differently now. Challenge your child without boring workbooks. Bring your kids and have FUN with MATH! Experience the joy of play and problem solving. Leave with games and activities to use at home.

 Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized math education consultant and speaker. He is also the founder of Math Plus Academy, a local afterschool math enrichment program located in Columbus Ohio; and cofounder of The Global Math Project.  Bring the family out to learn and have fun!
Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Ecole Kenwood Elementary School
3770 Shattuck Ave., Columbus, OH 43220



Meet Your Gifted Resource Specialist  

This will be an informal meeting with Gifted Specialists and parents. Join us for light refreshments, speak with your child’s Gifted Specialist, and connect with other families going through similar challenges in raising a gifted child. Columbus City Schools has Gifted Resource Specialists assigned to all of our school buildings, and Primary Enrichment Specialists assigned to several of our elementary buildings. Come out and meet your Specialist and see how they can help you maximize your student’s gifted learning experience. To start the meeting, Dr. Colleen Boyle, director of the Gifted and Talented Division will speak on identification and definitions of giftedness.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:30-8:00pm

Eastmoor Academy (Library)

417 S. Weyant Ave., Columbus, OH 43213


Thank you to all of our parents, speakers, school administrators and friends for your support! We had a great year – and are looking forward to what’s in store for the next.

Our next meeting will be in September 2018. Please visit our page a little closer to the fall season for more details. Enjoy your summer!

The P.A.C.E Board