To learn more about gifted education in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and how GEAC and its members support the LWSD highly capable community, please read through our website and feel free to join us at any of our monthly general meetings listed below.
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GEAC Monthly General Meetings
Monthly general meetings are always open to the public; it is not necessary to be a GEAC member to attend. Typically Heather Sanchez, LWSD Director of Accelerated Programs, starts each meeting with an update on highly capable programs such as Quest and Advanced Placement, as well as any relevant LWSD developments.
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule
September 13 – New Parents Meeting October 4 -Middle and High School Panel November 1 – Austina De Bonte, “What Parents Need to Know About Smart Kids.” December 6 – Game Night January – No Meeting February 7 – Julia Robinson Math Festival March 7 – Twice exceptionality (2e) panel.
Whether your child is officially diagnosed as 2e, or you are unsure if your child needs additional support, you will find this panel resourceful. Consult National Education Association for a more thorough explanation of 2e.
GEAC past President Carol Lewis’ handout from presentation on Twice Exceptional (2e) from March 2018 meeting can be found here.
GEAC past President Carol Lewis’ PowerPoint presentation on Twice Exceptional (2e) from March 2017 meeting can be found here.
April 11 – K-3HC Board games night.
May 2 – Info Night for Newly Qualified Quest Families
We will be hosting a Question and Answer session for incoming Quest parents at our next meeting on WEDNESDAY, May 2nd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Heather Sanchez, Director of Accelerated Programs, a sampling of Quest teachers, and GEAC board members will answer questions about the program and general gifted issues. Light snacks will be provided and there will be time to socialize with other parents after the Q and A.
Due to the growing numbers in the program, the meeting will be held at Evergreen Middle School at 6900 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98053.
The meeting is not mandatory. It is designed to help answer questions, allow you to mingle with other parents of gifted children and get to know folks who might be at the same school next fall. If you can’t attend the meeting, our FAQ page has lots of good information as well.
This event is intended for parents only. Students will have an opportunity to meet their school peers at Meet and Greets typically held the week before school starts. Check our Facebook page and website in August for information on these gatherings. Other opportunities to connect students with each other are under development—stay tuned
With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 6:30-8:30 pm, and are held at the LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (driving directions).
Missed a meeting? Check out our Meeting Minutes to get filled in!