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.
2018-2019 Meeting Schedule
September (TBD) – New Parents Meeting
July 19 – GEAC Meet and Connect
Connect with families in the Highly Capable Program (full-time, pull-out and K-5HC) over a casual afternoon of board game play at Redmond Library! This is an informal event coordinated by a GEAC volunteer to help newly identified families connect with each other, but is open to all families in the program. Bring along a favorite board game to share and play!
Friday, July 19, 3.30-5.30pm, Redmond KCLS Library ( 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA 98052)
Please register as seating is limited:
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October 3 – Preparing for College: The Things That Really Matter
Additional resource: Powerpoint presentation on College and the Gifted Student from February 2016 meeting can be found here.
November 7 – Board Game Night
Bring your favorite board game(s) and join the LWSD highly capable community for our popular pizza and game event at the LWSD Resource Center.
December 6 – High School Feedback: Listening Session
We are inviting elementary and middle school parents to come listen to high school parents share insights into the transition from middle school to high school. This is part of our ongoing advocacy efforts as we work to understand the needs of highly capable students in higher grades and share that with the administration.
January – No Meeting February 6 – Julia Robinson Math Festival
GEAC is pleased to host the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) for the second time in a row.
March 6 – Gifted Parenting 101: guiding gifted and twice-exceptional children while keeping your sanity (mostly!)
Join GEAC past President Carol Lewis for an overview of gifted and twice-exceptional children and strategies for nurturing their growth. Bring your parenting dilemmas and delights to share.
Carol’s presentation: Gifted Parenting 101 can be found here.
April 17 – Board Game Night – K-5HC Families
K-5HC families: Join us for our April meeting – Board Games night for K-5HC students and their families.
May 15 – Info Night for Newly Qualified Quest Families
Location: Lake Washington High School Auditorium
Time: 7-8:30 PM
June 5 – Topic Surviving Summer
Following our board elections, we will break up into discussion groups to share our tips on ‘How to survive summer with gifted kids’.
Want to be part of the GEAC board? We will take nominations from the floor prior to elections. Come to our meeting to learn more!
Location: LWSD Resource Center
Time: 7-8:30 PM
With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 7:00-8:30 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!