Chipotle Fundraiser for CLFOGE @ Chipotle
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come in to the Chipotle at 5006 Northwest Hwy "A" in Crystal Lake,

On Wednesday, January 25th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support CLFOGE (District 47). 

Show this post on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to CLFOGE-D47.

CLFOGE Hosts Math Circles – ** Date Change **
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Math Circles is a fun math challenge.  Older and younger kids will work together to solve a math challenge.  The event is assisted by a local math expert who will nudge the students in the right direction if they get stuck.

This is a great way for younger kids to work as a team to solve a challenge and for older kids to stretch their math knowledge in solving a math challenge.  More details will be made available as the date gets closer.  

Parents are welcome to come and watch, but we ask that they refrain from helping the kids.

The Math Circles is scheduled to coincide with the Summer Enrichment Fair so students can come and have a great time while their parents explore all the options available to their kids for the summer.

CLFOGE Welcome Meeting @ CORE Center
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Come join us for the 1st CLFOGE meeting of the new school year.

CLFOGE (Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education) is the PTO that supports the initiatives of the Extended Curriculum (EC or Gifted) programs of School District 47.  

As with all parent groups, we cannot exist without parent involvement.  Please join us as we help the EC teachers teach our gifted kids in the best way possible.

2019-2020 Kickoff Meeting @ D47 CORE Center
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We invite EC parents to our first meeting on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm in the CORE Center located at 300 Commerce Drive, Crystal Lake, IL.

If you would like to learn more about CLFOGE and help plan events for the upcoming year, please plan on attending.

We are looking for a parent representative from each school. If you are interested email us at info@clfoge.org.
Hope to see you,


EC Teacher’s Panel – Learn more about EC from the teachers. @ CORE Center
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
EC Teacher's Panel - Learn more about EC from the teachers. @ CORE Center | Crystal Lake | Illinois | United States

Come join CLFOGE as we present a panel of teachers who teach in the EC program.  Come get a clarification of the program.  Get your questions answered.  This is your time to ask any questions about the program.

If you cannot attend the program, please submit your questions to:   info@clfoge.org


There are no silly questions.  If you have a question about the program, chances are at least one other parent has the same question.

Past questions include:

  • What does the EC program look on a daily basis?
  • How do the students transition from Elementary EC into Middle School EC?
  • If my student is in EC, will they always be in EC?
  • What are expectations about homework?
  • Can parents help with the homework?
  • …and many others


Family Game Night & Robotics Presentation @ Lundahl Middle School
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join CLFOGE as we enjoy another amazing Game Night.  This is such an amazing turnout for families to play strategy games and enjoy light refreshments.

Also at the Family Game Night, our local robotics team will be on hand demonstrating their working robots.  The Pizza Robotics and other FLL team are made up of current students of the District47 EC program and they hope to raise interests in the FIRST robotics programs (www.usfirst.org) among local elementary and middle school students.

We will have an assortment of fun games, but feel free to bring your favorites from home as well.

No need to RSVP, just show up.  Bring a friend, family member, parent, or anyone you would like to challenge.

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


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.

2020 BARGAIN BOOK SALE-FRIDAY!!! @ Algonquin Township Building 6B
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Puzzle Night – Cancelled
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The event will be at Hannah Beardsley Middle School from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm.