November PACE MEETING
Parent Night with Lisa Van Gemert, the “Gifted Guru”
Lisa Van Gemert is a grown up gifted kid, herself, along with being a parent who has successfully raised gifted kids and an educator of gifted kids. She will be speaking about the Delicate Balance of Boundaries with the Gifted. From her website, the session is as follows: “While gifted youth need more leeway and independence at earlier ages than do their typical learner peers, that doesn’t mean they need less parenting. Identifying and sustaining appropriate boundaries with peers, adult interaction, and even electronics can challenge the best and most dedicated of parents. Using a metaphor of fences, learn the key ideas parents need to find and maintain suitable guidelines for their children without dampening the child’s spirits or feeling like they’ve surrendered all control to their kids.”
Monday, November 4, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Columbus Downtown High School
365 S 4th St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
October 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 into your student’s education plan.
Please join us to find out more about which programs will best fit your family.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
417 S Weyant Ave, Columbus, OH 43213
PACE Oct Flyer 2019 – includes MORE news!
September PACE Meeting
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 maximize your students 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. This will be an informal meeting with Specialists and parents. Join us to speak with your child’s Specialist and connect with other families going through similar challenges in raising gifted children.
Thursday September 19, 2019, from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Arts Impact Middle School (AIMS)
680 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
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
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
Looking for a way to make those summer programs possible? Support for Talented Students provides scholarships for summer enrichment programs for gifted and talented Central Ohio students currently in grades 3-11 whose families could not otherwise afford the costs
Summer Opportunity Links
Columbus City Schools Gifted and Talented Department keeps a list of some summer enrichment opportunities.
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
PACE Feb Flyer-2019
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
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NOVEMBER PACE MEETING
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