Jan
7
Tue
Book Collection Begins @ D47 Schools
Jan 7 – Jan 17 all-day

All District 47 school will have Grocery shopping carts in their entrances/cafeteria to collect gently used books for the book sale.

Please donate any gently used books for us to sell at our annual book sale.  We are accepting both children’s books (all ages) and adult books.  You can drop them off at the shopping carts in the entrances to the schools or send them in with your kids.

If you like to help us to drop the books at Algonquin Township Building, please contact us at info@clfoge.org

 

Jan
22
Wed
BookSale – PreSale for Members & Teachers @ Algonquin Township Building 6B
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pre-Sale Only

This pre-sale is for teachers (with ID) and for CLFOGE members.  You can easily join to become a CLFOGE member on our website or at the door.  Membership is only $5 per year or $20 for a lifetime membership.

Come on out and get first pick of all of our wonderful books.

For non-members, the regular sale dates are Friday & Saturday.

Jan
24
Fri
2020 BARGAIN BOOK SALE-FRIDAY!!! @ Algonquin Township Building 6B
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Jan
25
Sat
SATURDAY BOOK SALE!!! @ Algonquin Township Building 6B
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feb
1
Sat
Challenger Mars Space Mission – Middle School @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE) will once again be sponsoring space missions at the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology in Woodstock! This opportunity is open to ALL District 47 students in 6th–8th grades.


For Middle School students’ :
Mission:    Mars Mission, Life on Meteorites & The International Space Station

Date:        1st February 2020, Saturday
Cost:      $25 for CLFOGE members and $35 for non-members
Register online @ http://clfoge.org/clfoge-member-registration/
Registration open: December4th to January 22nd

Program Schedule:
10AM – 12PM        – Space Mission
12PM – 12:30PM     – Lunch   (*Bring nut free sack lunch.)
12:30PM – 2:30PM – Life on Meteorites & The International Space Station

Mars Space Mission: Participants will be placed into 9 possible positions they are – COMMUNICATIONS, NAVIGATION, ROVER, WEATHER, MEDICAL, LIFE SUPPORT, BIOLOGY, ROBOTICS and GEOLOGY. Students will have to work together to accomplish their mission goals: to search for evidence of life on Mars, to search for evidence of water, and to keep everyone safe. Using teamwork and creative problem solving, the crew will be able to continue their research on our neighbor planet.

Life on MeteoritesCan your students work quickly under pressure to help NASA access vital information?  Everyone on Earth is counting on them! Students will experience a timed, immersive learning game called Breakout EDU. Breakout EDU brings the challenges of an escape room to the classroom. Using critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, teams work to solve a series of puzzles. Teams will use virtual reality, augmented reality and challenging clues to stop the invasion and save the planet!

The International Space StationThe International Space Station is the biggest object ever flown in space; and though hard to believe, it travels at 17,500 mph! Join us as we explore inside the ISS using virtual reality, and examine the outside of the Station with augmented reality.  Teams will work together to complete an engineering challenge they won’t soon forget. Creative thinking, problem solving, and teamwork are required!

Note: Challenger installed a new Mars mission this year. For information on mission jobs go to:
http://clfoge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MarsMissionJobs.pdf
http://clfoge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Expedition-Mars.pdf

Feb
8
Sat
Challenger Space Mission – Elementary II @ Challenger Learning Center
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE) will once again be sponsoring space missions at the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology in Woodstock! This opportunity is open to ALL District 47 students in 4th & 5th grades.

Cost: $25 for CLFOGE members and $35 for non-members


For Elementary School students’ :
Mission:                Mars Mission, Designing Through Biomimicry & The International Space Station
Date:                     8th February 2020
Times:                  10:00AM-2:30PM

Register at : http://clfoge.org/clfoge-member-registration/

Program Schedule:
Session 1
10AM – 12PM                    Space Mission
12PM – 12:30PM             Lunch   *Bring nut free sack lunch.
12:30PM – 2:30PM         Designing Through Biomimicry & The International Space Station

Session 2
10AM – 12PM                   Designing Through Biomimicry & The International Space Station
12PM – 12:30PM             Lunch   *Bring nut free sack lunch.
12:30PM – 2:30PM        Space Mission

Mars Space Mission: Participants will be placed into 9 possible positions they are – COMMUNICATIONS, NAVIGATION, ROVER, WEATHER, MEDICAL, LIFE SUPPORT, BIOLOGY, ROBOTICS and GEOLOGY. Students will have to work together to accomplish their mission goals: to search for evidence of life on Mars, to search for evidence of water, and to keep everyone safe. Using teamwork and creative problem solving, the crew will be able to continue their research on our neighbor planet.

Designing Through Biomimicry – Did you ever wonder how velcro came about or how some early inventions were discovered by watching nature?  Students discover how engineers use biomimicry to enhance their designs. They learn how becoming a nature detective, one who carefully observes nature, can lead to innovations and new products.  Students will test their engineering and problem-solving skills while creating a prototype using cardboard, Makedo Kits, and tape.

The International Space Station – The International Space Station is the biggest object ever flown in space; and though hard to believe, it travels at 17,500 mph! Join us as we explore inside the ISS using virtual reality, and examine the outside of the Station with augmented reality.  Teams will work together to complete an engineering challenge they won’t soon forget. Creative thinking, problem solving, and teamwork are required!

Note: Challenger installed a new Mars mission this year. For information on mission jobs go to:
http://clfoge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MarsMissionJobs.pdf
http://clfoge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Expedition-Mars.pdf

Apr
3
Fri
Summer Enrichment & STEM Fair @ Hannah Beardsley Middle School
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come check out the amazing summer programs available for our gifted kids.  There may be representatives from many local organizations like MCC, Harper College, Bricks 4 Kidz, Challenger Learning Center, Camp Invention, Mathnasium and many others.  The event will be at Hannah Beardsley Middle School from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm.