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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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2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

March  2020 – GEAC is dedicating the March meeting to welcoming newly identified Kindergarten HC families. If you received notice of placement from the Highly Capable Programs office, please check PowerSchool for the meeting time and location.

****This event is cancelled until further notice.*****

 

April 15th, 2020 – Board Game Night- 6:30-9:00 pm

May 6th, 2020 – New Quest Family Information Night- 6:30-9:00 pm

June 3rd, 2020 – Board Elections- 6:30-9:00 pm

 

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 Rebecca Kadrmas, LWSD’s new 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.


Previous events –

September 11th, 2019 – Talk by Rebecca Kadrmas, LWSD’s new Director of Accelerated Programs

Join GEAC for our first membership meeting on Wednesday, September 11th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Redmond Middle School Commons – 100055 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

LWSD’s new Director of Accelerated Programs, Rebecca Kadrmas will talk about what’s in store for the program this year. While this meeting is primarily dedicated to questions from new Quest parents, all families are welcome.

Rebecca Kadrmas’s presentation can be viewed here (PDF Version).

 

October 2nd, 2019 – Parent Panel Discussion – 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Based on the survey feedback we have received so far, the October meeting will be a parent panel discussion. Parents with kids in LWSD’s Highly Capable program will share their individual family’s experience with the program. Open to all families in the Highly Capable community. Join us at and get all your queries answered by an eclectic group of parents who have lots to share and also get involved in the discussion.

Date: Wednesday, October 2nd

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Redmond Middle School Commons – 100055 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

October is the Giving month!

Microsoft’s annual Employee Giving Campaign runs throughout the month of October and raises funds for thousands of nonprofits each year. GEAC looks forward to be your chosen nonprofit, this year. Get involved, be part of the conversation, and empower GEAC and its members to support the LWSD Highly Capable community.

We are committed to bringing in great initiatives like the Julia Robinson Math Festival, Expert Panelists, Family Board Game Nights and much more!

Click here to learn more about the giving campaign.

 

November 13th, 2019 – Julia Robinson Math Festival- 6:00- 8:30 pm

JRMF Poster

It is time for GEAC’s annual Julia Robinson Math Festival! If you have been to our festival before, you know how much fun it is. Set up in carnival style, kids go between different tables, trying their hands at different math activities. This event is for Grades 2-5, like past years. We will have a Pre-K/Grade 1 table to accommodate younger siblings.
WHERE: Redmond Middle School Commons, 10055 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:30pm
1. Grades 2-5: Register at this eventbrite link
2. Siblings in grades PreK-Grade 1: No registration required, free entry for one sibling per registered kid.
3. Grades 6 & up: – we would love for you to help out at the tables – all training and materials provided, your time counts toward volunteer hours. Sign up to help!
*NEW* this year: Extended hours! A full 2.5 hours of festival, including light pizza dinner to all registered participants.Note: this is NOT a drop off event. One parent must stay in building with each kid. While you wait, check out our Gifted 101 presentation outside the Commons, led by our board member, Carol Lewis.

Date: Wednesday, November 13

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Redmond Middle School Commons – 100055 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

Math Festival Recap 

3rd annual Julia Robinson Math Festival is a huge success! This year, we had nearly 150 participants, and their 50+ siblings assisted by parents. The festival was supported by more than 60 volunteers who dedicated their evening to help make the event a success. Thank you!

Would each of you share your feedback about the festival with us?  (Open to both parents of participants and volunteers). Should take no more than 1-2 minutes!

Want more math? Here are materials used at this event for you to explore more.

The next JRMF is in Seattle, hosted by mathematician Dan Finkel, for grades 4 and up

December 4th, 2019 – Board Game Night- – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The board game night is a great way to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Bring a board game to share!

NOTE: This is NOT a drop off event – parent/guardian MUST stay with their kid during the event.

When: Wednesday December 4, 7:00 — 8:30 pm
Where: Redmond Middle School Commons

Please register here so we know how much pizza to order.

January 15th, 2020 – Board Meeting- 7:30- 8:30 pm

February 5th, 2020 – Speaker Series @ Redmond Middle School- 7:00-8:30 pm – RSVP is required.

Click here to RSVP.

Join us for an interactive and informative workshop for building affirmative parenting skills for  gifted, highly capable, and twice(+) exceptional learners to gain a stronger understanding of the well-being and  developmental needs of gifted learners, and to build practical, affirmative strategies for  encouraging grit, promoting engagement, and managing intense emotions.

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With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, and are held at Redmond Middle School.

Click here to view 2018-2019 Meeting Minutes.

If you are interested in serving on the GEAC Board, please email us at info@lwsdgeac.org. Information about the GEAC Board can be found here: http://lwsdgeac.org/about-geac/geac-board/.

Missed a meeting?  Check out our Meeting Minutes to get filled in!