October 2012 Meeting – Academic Options & “Extras” for All Levels!

Please join us for our October meeting:
Monday October 8, 2012 – 6:30-8:00 p.m.
at the Shepard Center, 873 Walcutt Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219 (MAPS)

Join fellow parents of gifted students, and guests, as we discuss Academic Options & “Extras” for All Levels!

Did you know that there are numerous Academic Options at all levels? Learn about what is available at your child’s current level, as well as “Coming Attractions” in coming years. Share your family’s experience, in order to benefit those who have younger children. Learn about the diversity of options across the district.

We will have as guests several Gifted and Talented Coordinators from C.C.S., who are familiar with the diverse Academic Options and “Extras.”

We will have child care at this meeting. Your child is welcome to bring a favorite book or game – or homework.


As always, there will be time for sharing other triumphs and concerns, as we follow our mission: We are a community of parents, grandparents, guardians and families working to help gifted children shine. We know the frustrations, the joys and the intensity of raising a gifted child and we support all those who are on this difficult and wonderful journey.

Latest Flyer is available on the Resources page, in case you want to share with a friend — or make a new friend!

C.C.S. Gifted Brochures and Handouts – shared at September 2012 meeting

The Columbus City Schools resources that were shared at September meeting are available on the C.C.S. web site. (I know that with the excellent turnout we had Monday, several of you may not have been able to obtain all in which you had an interest.)

Brochures and Handouts may be found at the Gifted and Talented Department area of the Columbus City Schools web site. (Links also under “Organizations,” in right sidebar.)

Many of the brochures are on the “Parents” tab/page under “Parent Publications.” Other items of interest are elsewhere in the Gifted site.

April 2012 Meeting – Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

April 2012 Meeting: Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

Please join us for our April meeting:
Monday April 23, 2012 – 6:30-8:00 p.m.
at the Shepard Center, 873 Walcutt Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219 (MAPS)

Join fellow parents of gifted students for a meeting at the Shepard Center about enrichment options. Find out about summer opportunities and subject areas not covered in the classroom. You are encouraged to bring your own suggestions to share.

At this meeting we will also be looking ahead to next year, with election of officers for next year.
You might ask: why choose next year’s officers now?
… That is because before the first meeting of 2012-2013 there is much planning and work to do. The officers join with the all important Steering Committee to make all the good things happen. Steering will meet this summer to map out next year — and periodically throughout the year. (Participants in Steering benefit not only the students they parent, but all the gifted and talented students in the district – and even perhaps beyond. Steering people learn how things work, who to talk to, and how to get things done. This can be a very satisfying experience!
While Steering Committee is unelected, it is the most important group in P.A.C.E.
Please consider joining in the Steering Committee!
Please advise officers of your interest in Steering us through 2012-2013.

We will have child care at this meeting. Please have your child bring a favorite book or game – or homework.


As always, there will be time for sharing other triumphs and concerns, as we follow our mission: We are a community of parents, grandparents, guardians and families working to help gifted children shine. We know the frustrations, the joys and the intensity of raising a gifted child and we support all those who are on this difficult and wonderful journey.

Latest Flyer is available on the Resources page, in case you want to share with a friend — or make a new friend!

2011 Enrichment Fair – Monday, April 11th, 6-8 p.m.

PACE and Columbus City School present the 2011 Enrichment Fair.

The Columbus Parents for Academic Challenge and Enrichment (P.A.C.E.) volunteer group is hosting an Enrichment Fair Monday, April 11th, 6-8pm at the Downtown High School in Columbus. Parents, guardians, and families of children within the Columbus City Schools are welcome to participate. The event will highlight the gifted and talented programs within the district along with offerings of summer program opportunities. Come see what the Columbus City Schools is doing to service the gifted and talented students. P.A.C.E. is excited to work with such a marvelous staff dedicated to supporting gifted and talented students throughout the district. For more information contact Debra White-Johnson, PACE Treasurer at // .

This fair complements the ongoing P.A.C.E. Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair while focusing more on specific C.C.S. district programs and opportunities.

P.A.C.E. Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair continues in 2011

The Parents for Academic Challenge and Enrichment (P.A.C.E.) are pleased to announce that Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair continues in 2011. Information can be found regarding many vendors throughout Ohio offering residential and day camp experiences to your children.

The Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair continues to feature additions and updates year round – though most are posted in a timely manner for the upcoming camp season.
https://summer.columbuspace.org/

This year we also have a 2011 Enrichment Fair, planned for Monday, April 11th, 6-8pm at the Downtown High School in Columbus!

Credit Flexibility – Helpful Links

?Here are some helpful links related to the discussion of Credit Flexibility from the February 2011 meeting:


Columbus City Schools Credit Flexibility info:

Ohio Department of Education

Some Other Resources

Some Credit Flexibility Programs:

  • Art & Environment at the Wexner Center for the Arts
    http://artenvironmentfall11.wordpress.com/
    Questions? Contact Shelly Casto at 614.688.3986 or scasto [at] wexarts [dot] org
  • BalletMet
    http://www.balletmet.org/programs.php
    The High School Dance Curriculum programs are designed to correspond with the Academic Content Standards of grades 9-12 for Dance and Physical Education and are appropriate for recognition for the Credit Flexibility Plan, to meet the required two semesters of Fine Arts, Physical Education requirements and Elective credits.

Don’t Miss O.A.G.C. Parent Day 2010!

Sunday October 17, 2010 * 1:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • 1:00 Registration
  • 1-1:45 Ask the Experts Part 1
  • 1:45 Welcome/Announcements
  • 2:00 Keynote Speaker: James Webb, PhD
    Helping Parents Guide to Gifted Children
  • 3:15 Choices of Small Session Topics
  • 5:30 Ask the Experts Part 2
  • 6:45 Parent Day Wrap-Up
  • 7-9 p.m. Conference Bonus Session : Budget And Advocacy Discussion
    with Ann Sheldon, O.A.G.C. Director

Keynote Speaker: James Webb, PhD, ABPP-CL, author of Helping Parents: Guide to Gifted Children is a licensed psychologist nationally recognized in the area of gifted education. He remains as Director Emeritus of the SENG Board of Directors and continues to consult about social and emotional issues of gifted and talented children.

location: Columbus Hilton at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219

for more info look for Parent Day on http://www.oagc.com/?q=parent

Summer Fair goes Virtual for 2010

Summer Fair goes Virtual!

Sadly, we are unable to have the Summer Opportunities Fair as a “Big Event” at Franklin Park this year. We have encountered two difficulties, either one of which alone could have killed the event. First, we have had a hard time recruiting all the volunteers to pull off such a major undertaking. Then we found that in the present economic environment past sponsors were reluctant to provide funding.

But, fear not! For out of adversity comes opportunity! The Summer Opportunities Fair has been transmuted into the

P.A.C.E. Virtual Summer Opportunities Fair.

If you need help with summer, you are in luck. Just visit: summer.ColumbusPACE.org.

This resource will provide an ongoing listing of summer opportunities, with “Exhibitors” having the opportunity to continually update their information. Please be sure to check on it as it develops. (You will be able to follow developments via RSS or email subscription, in addition to visiting the site!)