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PAGE of Wake County
P.O. Box 485
Morrisville, NC 27560
info2012@pagepage.org

Board Meeting and Elections–Reminder!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Board Meeting and Elections
What:  General Session with Elections and Board Meeting
Where:  Martin Building, Room 127,  Meredith College
When:  7:30pm

PAGE of Wake County General Membership Meeting (and elections!)

PAGE of Wake County would like to invite you to a general membership meeting to be held during the monthly PAGE Board Meeting.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers for the 2015-2017 terms and to elect new Board members.  The office of President will be up for election as well as several open Board positions.  The regular Board Meeting will follow.

Where:  Meredith College, Martin Hall, Room 127

When:  Tuesday, November 18th , 7:30pm

Who:  PAGE members are eligible to vote in elections but public is welcome to observe.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

PAGE of Wake County Board of Directors

Super Saturday Partners!

Did your child attend Super Saturday and love it? Do you want to know how to get more? Did you miss Super Saturday and still want to extend your child in fun and educational ways?

Here’s our list of Super Saturday partners!  A huge thanks to all of these wonderful organizations and groups that made Super Saturday such a success.

SMILE: http://www.mse.ncsu.edu/outreach/camps/smile/

STEM for Kids: http://www.stemforkids.net/

Advanced Placement Academy: http://www.advancedplacementacademy.com/

IMACS: http://www.imacs.org/

Dinosaur Hunters: http://teacherweb.com/NC/LacyElementarySchool/thedinosaurhunters/index.aspx

Natural Science Museum: http://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/special-exhibits

Code.org

Techsplorers: http://www.techsplorers.com/

Engineering for Kids: https://engineeringforkids.com/

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine:http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/conted/

Wake Gifted Academy: http://www.wakegiftedacademy.org/

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics:http://www.ncssm.edu/

John Hopkins CTY hosts webinars every Wednesday  http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/events/webinar.html

Duke TIP also hosts webinars with the nest scheduled for November 19 http://tip.duke.edu/node/1583

WCPSS host Parent Academy/Free Classes: http://www.wcpss.net/parent-academy/

We look forward to seeing you at our next Super Saturday event February 7th!

WCPSS Parent Academy: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children

Are you interested in learning more about the social and emotional needs of your gifted child(ren)? Wake County hosts a number of classes through their Parent Academy program and have three upcoming classes on this very topic. For information about the Parent Academy program, you can read the link here.

From the Parent Academy website:

  • Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (While individual differences (and exceptions to the rule) abound, there are strong tendencies among gifted students regarding their social and emotional development that can inform parents and teachers, to help them understand their children and students.  Awareness of these characteristics can turn the “rough seas” of interactions in school and in the home into “smooth sailing” for everyone involved.)
    • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at Athens Drive HS
    • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at Reedy Creek MS
    • Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm at Millbrook HS

Interested parents can enroll here. Space is limited.

Register for Super Saturday Today!

It’s time to register for Super Saturday! Please use this EventBrite link. Classes are filling up fast!

You can use this link to renew your annual PAGE membership if you have not already done so or if you are not already a member. Please note that only members may register for classes, but you only need one membership per family!

Super Saturday Update- October 25

We are in the process of finalizing our list of classes for Super Saturday!

As a quick overview for those who have not previously attended, Super Saturday classes are available to any PAGE members. We have had students from charter schools, public schools, private schools and homeschool attend…every PAGE member is welcome! The student sessions have a small cost attached, and our parent sessions (which give overviews of topics of interest to parents of gifted children and allow you to network with others in the area) are free. These classes are a fun and exciting way to extend your child in their area of interest (or one they’d like to know more about!)

In the past, the most popular classes have sold out quickly. We will announce on the PAGE listserv in the very near future that the link is up to register for classes, so keep an eye out!

Save the Date–Super Saturday October 25th!

The next Super Saturday is planned at Meredith College for October 25th. Registration information will be forthcoming. We’re looking forward to seeing you and your child there for this exciting event!

Meeting the intellectual and emotional needs of gifted children in school and in life: The roles you play

Wake County AIG will be hosting Dr. Jim Delisle on the important topic of meeting the social and emotional needs of our gifted kids. Two sessions will be held on June 19th. The first will be from 10-11:30 at Davis Drive Elementary. The second will be from 6-7:30 at Ligon Middle School.

June 1st Spelling Bee Meeting

*Meeting June 1st at 3:30pm for next year’s Bee team*
It is near the end of the Bee season for this year!  Congratulations to Suzanna Murawski, of Ligon Middle School, who will represent Wake County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC!   You can watch the finals of the National Bee on May 29th.  You can also go see the Bee in person — tickets are not required and are first-come, first-served.  Get more information at spellingbee.com.
Congratulations again to all who participated and to their families and school communities!  We are very proud of all the contestants and thankful to the community for supporting this activity.  PAGE had a full-page ad in the News & Observer on May 3rd congratulating all our contestants — I hope you had a chance to get a copy.  (I’m sorry that I did not let you know ahead of time but I didn’t know myself until after it came out.)
Our next Bee season begins in August.  Please keep the Bee in mind as the year ends and your schools make budgetary plans for next year.  Registration for the 2014-2015 season opens on August 15th.
Finally, we need your help.  In addition to supporting the Bee at your home schools, we are looking for folks to join our team at the regional level.  Some of us are moving on to focus on other activities at PAGE and we are looking for 5-7 volunteers to join our team under the directors.
We need leaders to head the following committees and volunteers to help on these teams:
1.  Sponsorship — this committee looks for sponsorship opportunities and works with sponsors throughout the Bee season.
2.  T-shirts — from working on the design to getting it produced to getting it to students, this committee makes the t-shirts happen.
3.  Communication — this team handles ongoing email communication, welcoming registering schools, getting information to Bee coordinators, families and students competing at the regional bee.
4.  Venue — this team manages the logistics of the Bee venue, choosing a site and communicating with site team as to Bee needs.
5.  Media — Get the word out about the Bee to help schools register and to folks learn about it, work with media.
6.  Volunteer Coordinator — help find and manage volunteers for Bee day and other tasks.
If you are interested in joining us at the Regional level, please come to a meeting at the Hoffman Room at Community United Church of Christ at 3:30pm on Sunday, June 1st.  814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Children are welcome and we will provide games for them as we talk.  If you are interested but cannot attend, please email and let us know.
What:  Meeting for next year’s Bee team
When:  3:30pm June 1st
Where:  Hoffman Room, Community United Church of Christ
814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Congratulations to all for a wonderful Bee season and we hope to see you on June 1st!

Summer Camps

As families make their summer plans, PAGE of Wake County would like to draw your attention to the businesses that have sponsored and donated time and energy to PAGE events like Super Saturday and the Spelling Bee.  Many of these businesses have summer camps for advanced students.
Advanced Placement Academy — http://www.advancedplacementacademy.com/
STEM for Kids — http://www.stemforkids.net/
North Carolina School of Science and Math — http://ncssm.edu/
New Accelerator Summer Program:  http://www.ncssm.edu/accelerator
Robotics and Innovation of Wake Forest:  https://www.robotics-wf.com/