Challenger Mission – Elementary School @ Challenger Learning Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sorry, Elementary challenger registration is now closed.

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 District 47 EC students in 4th–8th grades.

Cost: $20 for CLFOGE members and $30 for non-members

For Elementary School students’ :

Mission:                Rendezvous with a Comet,Starlab & Robotics
Date:                   March 10th 2018, Saturday

Times:                  10:00AM-2:00PM

Program Schedule:

Group-1        :        10AM – 12PM Space Mission – Rendezvous with a Comet

Group-2       :        10AM – 11:30AM Starlab & Robotics

Lunch          :        11:30AM – 12PM Group 2

12PM – 12:30PM Group 1

                           *Bring nut free sack lunch.

Group-1        :        12:30PM – 2:00PM Starlab & Robotics

Group-2       :        12PM – 2PM Space Mission – Rendezvous with a Comet

Participants will be placed into 9 possible positions (COMMUNICATIONS, MEDICAL, ISOLATION, LIFE SUPPORT, DATA, NAVIGATOR, PROBE, REMOTE, and PRESS PASS) and will be working as astronauts in the Space Station and communicating with their teammates in Mission Control. The missions require the cooperative effort of the nine teams. Teams will do a crew change so that each team will experience Mission Control and the Spacecraft. This authentic setting will provide the students with a multi-sensory environment where they will apply math and science skills.

Digital STARLAB – with this new Starlab program, 4th & 5th graders will be studying an overview of the solar system as well as comets/meteoroids/asteroids.

ROBOTICS – Cubelets and MOSS robotics kits use magnetized pieces in order to construct their robots. Students will complete a series of design challenges with these robotic kits.

Jersey Mike’s Fundraiser @ Jersey Mike's
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm
CLFOGE Monthly Meeting @ D47 Core Center
Mar 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Did your kids enjoy CLFOGE events like Game Night, Robotics Demo, Challenger mission, etc.,? Like to know more about CLFOGE parent group and our fun educational events? Please join us our monthly meeting on March 20th, Tuesday at D47 Core Center.

We will recap the results of our Challenger event and discuss our upcoming events such as Summer Enrichment Fair, Math Circle and other. 

The meeting is open to everyone!

Robotics Team Information Meeting @ D47 CORE Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

What is FIRST LEGO League?

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8**) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

All EC parents and kids who are interested to start/join First Lego League Robotics team are welcomed to join on our informational meeting at CORE Center. 

Summer Enrichment Fair @ Hannah Beardsley Middle School
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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.


CLFOGE Dinner Meeting! @ Colonial Cafe
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For our last meeting of the year we will be getting together for dinner on May 11th, 6PM at Colonial Cafe – Crystal Lake, Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL

We’ll have a few laughs as we reflect on the past year and begin planning for next year’s events.

Dinner will be Dutch-Style (each pays their own bill).

All parents and teachers are welcome to join us.

If you are planning to join us, please RSVP by May 1st to